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I am a college graduate and am wanting to become a pilot. I have taken my asvab and got a 112 gt score. MY recruiter informed me that i might be better off going in as a warrent officer instead of a commissioned officer because commission officers can be pulled from flying any time. Can somone please verfy this information, or better inform me? I know i still need to take the FAST test, and get a score higher than a 90. I bought a terrible study guide that does not go into the mechanical session well at at! I read on this forum that the arco study guide is very good. Does that study guide have a detailed mechanical knowledge section. The cliffstestprep "Military Flight Aptitude Tests" doesn't go into detials at all on the formulas. Any information that can help me study for the fast test is welcome

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If you want to do nothing but fly, become a warrant. Commissioned officers basically fly just enough to keep their minimums up, at least in the Army. When warrants aren't flying, they are either jerking off at work, or they go home for the day. They have it pretty easy. And nobody bothers them.

 

And don't worry about the AFAST. Just go out and buy the AFAST study guide, and review it. Study up on the complex movements AS MUCH AS YOU CAN. I went in sweating the AFAST test, but after I took it, it was unbelievably easier than I thought it was going to be. You really don't have anything to worry about. Yes, the ARCO afast study guide is the one you want. I used that book when I went to do my afast test. It doesn't actually give you formulas (won't be needed on the AFAST test) but gives you plenty of examples, and test prep questions. G/L

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Commissioned officers basically fly just enough to keep their minimums up, at least in the Army. When warrants aren't flying, they are either jerking off at work, or they go home for the day. They have it pretty easy.

 

Uh, what army are you in? :o

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If you want to do nothing but fly, become a warrant. Commissioned officers basically fly just enough to keep their minimums up, at least in the Army. When warrants aren't flying, they are either jerking off at work, or they go home for the day. They have it pretty easy. And nobody bothers them.

 

And don't worry about the AFAST. Just go out and buy the AFAST study guide, and review it. Study up on the complex movements AS MUCH AS YOU CAN. I went in sweating the AFAST test, but after I took it, it was unbelievably easier than I thought it was going to be. You really don't have anything to worry about. Yes, the ARCO afast study guide is the one you want. I used that book when I went to do my afast test. It doesn't actually give you formulas (won't be needed on the AFAST test) but gives you plenty of examples, and test prep questions. G/L

 

I got ahold of a bad study guide that had some funky examples where you needed to know a formula to answer the question. I over reacted, looked at examples in the arco study guide and was relieved

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Is the National Guard really the Army?

 

A commissioned officer is required to be at a ton of meetings that warrants are almost never concerned with, although we always want to know what's going on. A commissioned officer is placed into positions of responsibility that demand time and effort doing tasks other than flying that a warrant officer will only occasionally experience. Warrants are the memory, the continuity in a unit, they are the experienced aviators because they are not taken away to fulfill a staff position or obligation after they've met leadership gates required in the commissioned ranks.

 

A captain on staff who wants to fly is probably smarter in the books than the WO1/CW2 who gets to fly two or three times a week and has the rest of the time to manage a couple of additional duties. Commissioned officers are more knowledgeable about Army doctrine and the military decision making process (MDMP) than most warrant officers, although it is the warrant officer who will most often be the tool to implement the resulting decisions, and who will also question and complain about how the mission was planned or ran.

 

It is two different worlds in the world of aviation.

 

(correct some of my punctuation and grammar)

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