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Old 06-26-2007, 10:33 AM
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Question Becoming a Helicopter Pilot

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I got a quick question what are the height limits to most of all helicopters and what kind of training do i need. Do i need boot camp or just aviation for becoming a helicopter pilot? Do i have to go through the require combat training like the sit ups, push ups and 2 mile run?
I am still in High school looking at which military to join. I like to fly either helicopters or aircrafts.
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Old 06-26-2007, 12:14 PM
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Old 06-26-2007, 01:15 PM
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For sure... Prof Nightflyer, please take the stand, your newest student awaits!!....
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Old 06-28-2007, 05:35 PM
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Hello,

I got a quick question what are the height limits to most of all helicopters and what kind of training do i need. Do i need boot camp or just aviation for becoming a helicopter pilot? Do i have to go through the require combat training like the sit ups, push ups and 2 mile run?
I am still in High school looking at which military to join. I like to fly either helicopters or aircrafts.
Quick question? it never is.....

It's the Army.....Your a soldier first and foremost. Yes, you have two ways to becoming a pilot. Ocs school and Warrant Officers school.....Ether way it's a long tough road.You'll need to go to college and get as many credits as you can. At least 60 credits. You'll have to go to boot camp.....like the rest of us. Then you'll have to go to AIT training. Advanced Individual Training. Then through your unit wait for an opening at FT R.
The best way for me is.....Warrant Officer School.Im a student soldier and could have went the OCS route.....but I'm going to be a Warrant Officer. A specialist to my unit when I go to school. The Warrant Officers, pilots. All have a security clearence at each stage of the process. You have to go through your training (bct) and be attached to your unit and work from the ground up.

You have to earn your keep with your unit and your (mos) Your job performence needs to be at a high level. After time you can move to the next stage and have a pilot and your officers sign off for you to go to Warrant Officers School. Unless you want to go straight to OCS school. I'm going warrant school and earning my way.....Ocs is all college.....The best thing you could do is to stay in school (college) then at this time you can make the best choice that's right for you.....

"The Army WO is a self–aware and adaptive technical expert, combat leader, trainer, and advisor. Through progressive levels of expertise in assignments, training, and education, the WO administers, manages, maintains, operates, and integrates Army systems and equipment across the full spectrum of Army operations. Warrant Officers are innovative integrators of emerging technologies, dynamic teachers, confident warfighters, and developers of specialized teams of soldiers. They support a wide range of Army missions throughout their career. Warrant officers in the Army are accessed with specific levels of technical ability. They refine their technical expertise and develop their leadership and management skills through tiered progressive assignment and education."




“Warrant officers possess a high degree of specialization in a particular field in contrast to the more general assignment pattern of other commissioned officers. Warrant officers command aircraft, maritime vessels, special units, and task organized operational elements. In a wide variety of units and headquarters specialties, warrants provide quality advice, counsel, and solutions to support their unit or organization. They operate, maintain, administer, and manage the Army‘s equipment, support activities, and technical systems. Warrant officers are competent and confident warriors, innovative integrators of emerging technologies, dynamic teachers, and developers of specialized teams of Soldiers. Their extensive professional experience and technical knowledge qualifies warrant officers as invaluable role models and mentors for junior officers

There are two ways to become an Army Aviator Warrant Officer. One is if you are already on active duty and the other is if you are a civilian, reservist or in the National Guard.



General Warrant Officer Flight Training Information: Basic Training lasts nine weeks and is conducted at any location responsible for Basic Training. Warrant Officer Candidate School (WOCS) lasts six weeks and four days at Fort Rucker, Alabama (WOCS is an intensive course of military and academic development for all Warrant Officers). Initial Entry Rotary Wing qualification consists of 40 weeks of flight training at Fort Rucker, Alabama.



Option 1


Warrant Officer Flight Training (WOFT)(Civilian, Member of a Reserve or National Guard) Contact your local Army recruiter to start your Warrant Officer Flight (WOFT) Packet. This will consist of you taking the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB), the Alternate Flight Aptitude Screening Test (AFAST), and the basic enlistment physical. You must be at least 18 and not have reached your 33rd birthday at the time of selection. Age waivers above the age of 33 are NOT Authorized. Legal infractions above traffic violations will require a waiver.


You must achieve a score of 50 or higher on the ASVAB test while achieving a GT score (one of ten sub test scores from the ASVAB) of 110 or higher. You must score 90 or higher on the AFAST test. A Class 1-A/W Flight Physical will then be scheduled. You cannot have had Radial Keratonomy eye surgery. Your eyesight cannot be more than 20/50 and must be correctable to 20/20. There is a study group being conducted on personnel who have undergone eye surgery for entry into the Warrant Officer Flight Training Program.


You will have to provide a copy of your high school and college diplomas (more credits, the better. At least 60) than 6 of your closest friends in as high a position within the community as possible. Your references should include community service, volunteer work, character, physical ability, scholarly and leadership traits. You will have to complete a signed, one page, handwritten, narrative addressing the statement "Why I want to be an Army Aviator". No assistance in preparation of the paper is authorized other than the use of a dictionary. You will also be required to get a full-length photo in professional attire. Your packet will be forwarded to the recruiting battalion headquarters for review; they will convene a board of officers for you to appear before. Their recommendation and your application packet will be forwarded to the USAREC Selection Board. Once the USAREC Selection Board has adjourned and the results are approved, the recruiter will be notified of the results. If selected, you will have 10 days to go to the MEPS where you took your physical and enlist into the Army as a Warrant Officer Flight Training Candidate. You will not leave that day, you will be given a report date from 3 weeks to 12 months later.


You will be checked (security clearence) every step of the process. If theirs something to hide .....their going to know it.
You better be straight right from the get go.....or cya. I've been to FT Ruckers, once and it's awesome. My training experience was everything I hoped it would be. I'm going back again for my next stage of training.....Go Army and Good luck dude.


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Old 06-28-2007, 05:54 PM
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NightFlyer, this one is yours...

Thanks, Sgt.....I think we may need to get the CHERRY Cepacol.....

Oh, we need to take you out and get you nice and drunk .....before you go to K.....
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Old 06-28-2007, 05:55 PM
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For sure... Prof Nightflyer, please take the stand, your newest student awaits!!....

Thanks, uncle Ex.....I had a good teacher. Lol
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Old 03-23-2008, 12:55 PM
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damn thats the longest post i've ever seen...coulda just said you need to go though basic then warrant officer school at Ft. rucker..then piolet school which takes awhile like 18 months or some **** lol...but that was the must ****in informative an long comment i've ever seen good job lol
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Old 03-27-2008, 02:38 PM
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NF,

I knew you'd come through. We were waiting with bated breath (or bait smelling breath, whatever).

Good job. If all that doesn't discourage him nothing will. Then he'll be good to go.

Now's the time for him to start preparing for all the requirements he'll need to meet.
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Old 03-16-2009, 11:53 AM
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I am interested in joining either the Army (active) or National Guard to become a helo pilot. I am 33 yrs. old, 1 year older than the cut-off age. How difficult is it to get an age waiver? Is it any easier for the Army vs. Guard? Also, as a result of a couple DUI's in my early 20's and an assault charge (non-person, no charges pressed) 5 yrs. ago the recruiters I have spoken with say I cannot get a security clearance right away. How difficult is it to get a security clearance waiver. My recruiters say I need to join, get through basic and AIT then apply. Everyone I talk to that is already in or has been in says this is one of the oldest recruiter tricks in the book and once I am in I'm screwed. Can anyone shed some light on this situation. Please.
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Old 03-16-2009, 02:28 PM
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I am interested in joining either the Army (active) or National Guard to become a helo pilot. I am 33 yrs. old, 1 year older than the cut-off age. How difficult is it to get an age waiver? Is it any easier for the Army vs. Guard? Also, as a result of a couple DUI's in my early 20's and an assault charge (non-person, no charges pressed) 5 yrs. ago the recruiters I have spoken with say I cannot get a security clearance right away. How difficult is it to get a security clearance waiver. My recruiters say I need to join, get through basic and AIT then apply. Everyone I talk to that is already in or has been in says this is one of the oldest recruiter tricks in the book and once I am in I'm screwed. Can anyone shed some light on this situation. Please.
Im not US Army, but from what I understand, the ARNG has a better deal. Its important to note that Warrant Officer School or direct entry as an officer are the options that I know of. Nightflyer is on the fastrack but from what I understand the competition is very tough, and your past indescretions will definately be an issue.. does this make it impossible, dont know... I would talk to a recruiter on it..
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