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As a JFP you will be at the heart of Australia's 5th Generation Air Force. Airlines such as Delta, American Airlines, and United have things to offer pilots such as more time home, better pay and a better quality of life than within the Air Force. Now, I'll tell you about the Navy/Marines/Coast Guard experience for flight school (we all go through Navy flight school). From check-in to wings, it's about 52 weeks no matter what platform you select. OTS is really the only one where you wouldn't be with them the whole time (although second half of the program you can see them). I bought this for a child interested in airplanes and the Air Force. Did not come out with a fiancé. edit: also wanted to add that your family can travel with you and you will go home every night for most of your long trainings including flight school. You’re constantly going from training centers to field training to deployments. 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You've just taken the first step towards flying in the military. Afterwards, we finish our instruments and get our instrument rating. So you sell the house, move, and then repeat the cycle, except next time, you rent. It is WAY more jet that you are capable of handling. During the summers we would get to visit Air Force bases around the world and often got rides in various jets. We then move into the more tactical applications of the jet: tactical formation, dive bombing, low levels (single plane and in formation), BFM (dogfighting), and the big unique one to the Navy/Marines: Carrier Qualifications (yes, you land on a real aircraft carrier) before you get your wings. The operations that FSPs are involved in are varied and complex in nature and include air-to-air combat and air-to-surface weapons employment. Day in the life stories and other thoughts from our pilot mentors. IIRC, the Air Force doesn't do the water survival stuff because they don't operate around water the way we do. Good luck. You buy a house. A woman fighter pilot of the Indian Air Force (IAF) will soon join the newly-inducted Rafale fighter fleet as one of its crew flying the multi-role aircraft, official sources said today. If you don't do it, and you work in IT (guessing) you'll always have that Blackhawk wallpaper and play flying sims, which is kind of sad. In the Air Force, your commander also has their input. In the AF, they fly the mighty T-38C. Air Force A Day in the Life of a Fighter Pilot – Part I by Nate Jaros Aug 6, 2019 ... Let’s take a deeper look into a day in the life of a fighter pilot. Also, be the leader in your family. Airman/Airwoman training. Right now the overall optempo is stupidly high. You obviously already know this but it's worth noting for others reading this that it's not uncommon for someone to get picked up for SNA/NFO but be disqualified before commissioning. To get a commission, you must be a US citizen and complete a bachelor's degree. 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