help me! please

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  1. dinos7

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    ok i want to join the us air force, but i cant figure out which plane i want to fly. should i fly the F-22, F-16, F-16 or the A-10?
     
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    sure, like they are going to ask you what kind of plane do you want to fly?
    not all the persons that joint the air force fly a plane, you can be a mechanic, electronics tech, among others, so be realistic
     
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    i understand. if i cant be a pilot i want to be a loadmaster. but id like to know which air force fighter is the best. so would somebody tell me what air force fighter is the best.
     
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    Hi dinos- nice to see you posting again!

    I think the F-15 is the best fighter aircraft in the USAF, but when the F-22 becomes fully operational it will surpass it. Being an air force pilot is a huge commitment in education, discipline and dedication. If its a goal you desire, pursue it. If you don't get to fly a fighter, any flying job should be cherished.

    If you choose not to fly as a pilot and enter the USAF as an enlisted recruit, a load master is a great position. You will probably have to train first in a maintaniance position. You have the opportunity to fly all over the world, but you will work long hours. C-130s and C-5s still have flight engineers, another position where you will fly all over the world. Remember, if you leave the air force, flight engineers are not used much in the civilian world.
     
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    Getting a flight crew position in the Air Force is tough. It is not unobtainable, but it is a carrot that will dangle in front of you throughout your training with the threat of yanking it away at the merest infraction. If you keep your nose clean and know your stuff, you will be okay.

    To be a pilot in the USAF, you need to have at least a 4 year degree. So you can either sign up after college, or if you are lucky, you can go to the academy.
     
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    well im already in the civil air patrol so i am being trained to get ready to join the air force so im most likely gonna get a job id like. either pilot or loadmaster. ive been talking to recruiters too.
     
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    You got a good start dinos! How old are you and how far are you along in CAP?

    I'm a CAP Captain, soon to be check pilot. 8)
     
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    i woulnt tell you how old i am. i am soon going to be and airman first class. i got my curry and encampment ribbons soon to get my recruiters and arnold ribbons. im in the 31st pennslyvania wing and im in squadron 302. my brother was also killed in iraq.
     
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    Well dinos7 I wish you luck in your pursuit of being a pilot and I hope you obtain yoru goals. You have me standing by you. Just remember though in order to be pilot you have to have great grades and in the Airforce you have to have a college degree to be a pilot. Just about all of them graduate from the Airforce Academy. Good luck and I wish you the best. Also a lot of the times they do not let you pick you aircraft, it goes by your class rank. Only the top 10% get to pick there aircraft and the rest get put into available slots. Atleast that is how it is in the Army and I am sure it is the same for the Airforce.
     
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    That's ok dinos, the only reason why I ask is because if you start CAP at an early age (13-14) and get your Mitchell before high school, that will really help you should you decide to attend a high school that has JROTC. I've seen some JROTC programs accept a CAP cadet at their CAP rank. Imagine starting HS JROTC and you're already a cadet 1Lt.?!?

    And I remember you telling us about your brother - :salute:
     
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    CAP was a great program. I did my private liscence through them and It was loads of fun. They used to take us up to Rammstein Airforce Base and let us play around in the jets and stuff. Was great fun and teaches good morals.
     
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    Whats the big secret about ur age???? Like anyone here really cares........

    Im 39..... Big freakin deal........
     
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    I'm younger than old man Dan here. :toothy5:

    Well ok, not by a whole lot. :rolleyes:
     
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    ok im 13.
     
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    I'm older than dirt!
     
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    I'm older than this bottle of vodka right here and the contents of the bottle of become one with me.

    dinos7, P-38 Pilot is your age. I'm 18. And ...what was I goin' to say, oh yeah, I noticed that USAF symbol in your avatar - this one is better...
     

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    sorry plan_d but i like my avatar. thanks anyway
     
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    Listen to Adler on this one dinos!

    Adler - I didn't know you got your PPL?!?
     
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    I wanna join USAF too. But thats a distant dream. :lol:
     
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