Ardo09203 Posted July 17, 2013 Report Share Posted July 17, 2013 Hello all, glad that I found this forum as it seems to be a wealth of information concerning this industry as a whole. It really gives a "real world" background as to what is really going on beyond what the guy at flight school tells you, just to get you in the door. I almost laughed when he looked at me with a serious face and said "You want to know the no. 1 reason why now is a great time to get into aviation?" Me: "What's That?" Him "All of the Vietnam vets are retiring, and they need pilots to fill those slots!" Haha! Anyway, I'm new around here. I have been into rotary-winged aviation from a very young age (I'm 21 now), but always thought my dream of making a career out of it was out of reach. Sure I've considered the private route, but lets face it, I was not born with a silver spoon in my mouth. Until about a month ago, I always thought that military aviators all had college degrees. Then after my last ride offshore sitting left-seat in a 206, I told myself "You NEED to follow this dream no matter what!" If you want it bad enough you will get it. So I did some more research and found out that not all Army Aviators have degrees. Which sparked and renewed interest in making my dream come true, and finally getting to serve my country in the way I want to serve. So I've come to the Mil Section of VR for your assistance. I've done a lot of reading here through the various threads and stickies, and have learned a lot about the process. However, I find myself a little confused with some of the information as it seems there are AD, AR, and NG threads mixed in with each other, as well as a mixture of "Service to Seat" along with "Street to Seat" threads. I know my first step should be to speak to a recruiter but I want to go in with my own knowledge base before speaking to him/her. I am looking for an in-depth break down of what someone one could expect if they chose to go the active duty, street to seat route. I know this is a difficult process, combined with ALOT of competition. But I still feel the need to at least try. My father is a big believer of "Saying you are going to try something, and actually trying it are two different things." My research thus far has landed me here, but I would love some one to elaborate more and possibly correct any steps I may have misinterpreted. -Meet with recruiter and let him/her know your interested in becoming an army aviator.)-Begin WO packet. (How long does this normally take to assemble)-Packet goes before selection board-If selected, you sign your 3 year obligation and ship off to BCT(Correct me if I am wrong, but is there any commitment prior to being selected for WOFT?)-After basic, attend WOCS (is this at rucker?)-Can you move your family to AL while in flight training? Do you get to go home every night?-After WOCS you begin flight training in your air frame (do you chose this, or are you assigned an air frame?)-Before flight training you sign another 6 year obligation?-When do the other classes like IWRE and BOCS(or whatever their called) come into play? -After flight training you are given orders and stationed somewhere in the country or even abroad. (Can family move abroad?) Thanks in advance for any help! 2 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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