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NFO to Pilot

Jimhoff302

New Member
Hey guys I just had a quick question from a non-prior service perspective. Have any of you or do you know anybody that started out as a naval flight officer and And serve the full-term then transferred to pilot? I’m asking because the main goal is to be a pilot and if I don’t get selected I was thinking of applying for Naval flight officer as well on the second go around.
 

RecruitingGuru

Making Recruiting Great Again
Hey guys I just had a quick question from a non-prior service perspective. Have any of you or do you know anybody that started out as a naval flight officer and And serve the full-term then transferred to pilot? I’m asking because the main goal is to be a pilot and if I don’t get selected I was thinking of applying for Naval flight officer as well on the second go around.
It’s possible but very very slim pickings.

DO NOT APPLY TO BE AN NFO THINKING YOU HAVE A SHOT TO SWITCH AND BE A PILOT!!!
 

cfam

A pilot is a pilot. An NFO is something else.
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Hey guys I just had a quick question from a non-prior service perspective. Have any of you or do you know anybody that started out as a naval flight officer and And serve the full-term then transferred to pilot? I’m asking because the main goal is to be a pilot and if I don’t get selected I was thinking of applying for Naval flight officer as well on the second go around.
What @RUFiO181 said; plus you can’t “serve the full term” and then transition. At best, you’ll get two shots (most likely only one) towards the end of your first squadron tour (around 3 years post wings)

Try searching around the site a bit. There are a bunch of threads that go into detail on your question.
 
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