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Type of degree for OCS

Discussion in 'Paths to a Commission' started by Ben Callison, Mar 30, 2017.

  1. Ben Callison

    Ben Callison New Member

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    The reason I'm taking an aviation degree is because my passion is aviation and the only reason I'm in college was so to pursue my dream to become a naval aviator. I start flying twins next semester at liberty in a piper Seminole, but most of my hours are in a c172 and trust me I will always remain humble and am always learning. Thanks for the advice! I appreciate it.
     
  2. Ben Callison

    Ben Callison New Member

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    yeah of course. The Navy isn't for everybody, most of those guys probably weren't considering military when getting all of the certs and ratings but just thought they would try it out and maybe some did just flunk out but its not because of having all the certs and ratings, its the person, not because they had these certs and ratings that has nothing to do with why they failed.
     
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    xmid Registered User Contributor None

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    Multi won't help you in primary, which decides if you get jets or even continue with the program. While it couldn't hurt, an instrument rating and some real instrument flying will probably help you far more. Getting used to talking on the radio in a controlled environment and maintain basic air work should help your score immensely. Instrument flight will put you light years head of your peers in early stage RI's. But for the love of God, if you go down this route, don't ever let someone hear you bragging about your "experience." It will either show or it won't. What everyone is getting at is you will be starting over at square one with the Navy. Think of having prior flight time like being a good athlete in one sport and trying to learn a new one. Your speed, balance, hand/eye coordination, etc. that you honed in your last sport will help you in your new one, but at the end of the day you are still a basketball player trying to learn to play football. Half of doing well in flight school, and even the fleet, is based on your ability to study and know a lot of material COLD in a short amount of time. A photographic memory would probably be worth more than any amount of flight time you could get...
     
  4. Ben Callison

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    I totally understand. thanks for the advice! and bragging about my "experience" will never happen, I understand when I'm going in the navy that I'm going to be trained and have to learn a completely new way on how to fly specifically for the navy. Also I'm a very quite person, I'm just trying to do everything I can to succeed and accomplish my goals in the navy. again thanks for the feedback!
     

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