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  1. The best book I would recommend is: A History of Army Aviation: From Its Beginnings to the War on Terror by Dr Williams. For great enjoyable reading regarding the Army, Army Aviation, Special Forces and the like, the novel series of Brotherhood of War authored by W.E.B. Griffin should be on your list.. Start from the 1st book titled Lieutenants, you won't be able to put the series down. Hell, it should be required reading for every Army Officer even Warrant Officer Aviators . You may as well learn the inner workings of the military and the creation of Army aviation. Follow the career paths of such officers as Lowell, Felter, Jiggs, MacMillian, Bandon and others. (4 of those officers will eventually become Army aviators in their careers in the series) “First rate. Griffin, a former soldier, skillfully sets the stage, melding credible characters, a good eye for detail, and colorful gritty dialogue into a readable and entertaining story.”— THE WASHINGTON POST BOOK WORLD An American epic.”— TOM CLANCY “Griffin has captured the rhythms of army life and speech, its rewards and deprivations... Captivating.”— PUBLISHERS WEEKLY “Absorbing, salted-peanuts reading, filled with detailed and fascinating descriptions of weapons, tactics, training, army life, and battle. The Brotherhood members themselves are interesting characters, possessed of intelligence and humor.” — THE NEW YORK TIMES “Extremely well done... First rate.”— THE WASHINGTON POST “A major work... magnificent... powerful. If books about warriors and the women who love them were given medals for authenticity, insight and honesty, THE BROTHERHOOD OF WAR would be covered with them.” — WILLIAM BRADFORD HULE “Gripping”— KIRKUS REVIEWS “W.E.B. Griffin has been called the poet laureate of the American military, and it is certain that his books convey a sure portrait of that culture. His grasp of history and his ability to personalize that big picture through the actions of an ever-changing cast of characters not only informs—it is highly entertaining as well.” — LOS ANGELES DAILY NEWS “A crackling good story. The Brotherhood of War gets into the hearts and minds of those who by choice or circumstances are called upon to fight our nation’s wars.” — WILLIAM R. CORSON, LIEUTENANT COLONEL (RETIRED) U.S.M.C., AUTHOR OF THE BETRAYAL AND THE ARMIES OF IGNORANCE “A master storyteller who makes sure each book stands on its own.”— NEWPORT NEWS PRESS “Reflects the flavor of what it’s like to be a professional soldier.”— FREDERICK DOWNS, AUTHOR OF THE KILLING ZONE “Captures the rhythm of Army life and speech, its rewards and deprivations. A well-written and absorbing account.”— PUBLISHERS WEEKLY If anyone has read the Brotherhood of War series, what was your opinion?
  2. You can drop an OCS packet usually after a couple of years as a flight Warrant. You must have your 4 year degree, meet the age requirement and obviously your commander's approval in being selected. The ONLY branch out of OCS will be Aviation as a former flight Warrant. The Army wants you to maintain your skill set as an aviator.
  3. For those who have taken the new test, what was your score? Any comments on the ACFT? Do you prefer the APFT?
  4. Well, if you don't SOLO in the G120TP, do you solo with a stick buddy in the TH-67 or TH-72?
  5. NAVY_ Veteran Were you selected for Active Duty or Guard/Reserves?
  6. Cerberus If you're a college graduate, the Navy as of April 29, 2019, raised the age limit for flight school to 32. I would give that a go before going in enlisted. After reviewing your bio, you need to finish your degree regardless. It more than likely caused your DQ. 30 years old with less than 30 credits to completion. What's with that? Finish it and be done with it. Others have in less time.
  7. I'm surprised, your Navy recruiter did not call you regarding the update.
  8. airwarriors.com. You can find the Navy message on the age change. . Go Main Forum page 2 Apr 30th.. Let me know when you find it. You may owe me a Olive Garden lunch, SAILOR..
  9. I say you have BETTER then a sliver of hope in being selected. Even a former Marine can be forgiven when their hand is slapped. By the way, if a non select, the Navy as of April 30th increased the age limit to 32 for pilot and NFO. No mention of the USMC increasing the age limit. Since the last USMC EA-6B squadron deactivated earlier this year, the MC may not have a need for NFOs in the future.. Curious question, why Army aviation over the other services regarding pilot training? Navy and AF are in play with your stats. In fact, if you go AF Guard or AF Reserves, you can select your aircraft and location.
  10. Nil5038 It's interesting you mentioned in bringing back the 1 piece flight suit. The AF is experimenting on the two piece flight suit for their non fighter aircrew members. Perhaps the USAF will rejoin the Army in the near future.
  11. Thanks. With this short fixed wing course I see why the AF, Navy, CG and MC does not recognize the Army fixed wing training for interservice transfers.
  12. For those who selected fixed wing, do you SOLO in the Grob G120TP at all? How many hours/flights in this aircraft before transitioning to the C-12?
  13. Even though the max age for WOFT is 32, the Navy as of last month raised their age limit to 32 as well for Pilots and NFOs. More options perhaps for future aviators. USAF is still 30 for pilot training. Flight pay is all the same. Wings are Wings whether gold or silver.
  14. Why is that so important? General James McConville branched Aviation out of USMA (West Point). He will be the 1st Aviation Branched CSA. That being the case, he may have a direct impact on the future of Army aviation in selecting the new aerial vehicles.
  15. Is the TH-67 now in the history books as the trainer at Ft Rucker? Or are there a few still used at Cairns AAF?
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