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Posted: 10/22/2001 8:04:40 AM EDT
flight officers. I'm currently losing weight (46 lbs. down, 42 lbs. to go!) to try and get into the Border Patrol/USAF/USMC (considering all three right now). I'd like to be an aviator in the USAF or USMC but my vision uncorrected is (L) 20/100 (R)20/150. What are the vision requirements for a flight officer? Any other requirements I should know about? [b][red][i]Libertas an Mortis![/b][/red][/i]
Link Posted: 10/22/2001 8:07:30 AM EDT
Education? Age? Height? Weight? Your vision might DQ you as a pilot, but not as a backseater.
Link Posted: 10/22/2001 8:21:56 AM EDT
BS Industrial Technology Graduate Certificate in CIS Height: 75" Weight: 267 (Was: 313, Goal: 200-225) [b][red][i]Libertas an Mortis![/b][/red][/i]
Link Posted: 10/22/2001 8:25:14 AM EDT
You can't be older than 29 when you get commisioned. Don't let the recruiter see you, until the weight comes off. They will test you to see if you qualify for a flight contract. [url]http://www.marineofficer.com/index2.html[/url]
Link Posted: 10/22/2001 8:26:03 AM EDT
Thanks! [b][red][i]Libertas an Mortis![/b][/red][/i]
Link Posted: 10/22/2001 8:26:43 AM EDT
Anyone know about the USAF? [b][red][i]Libertas an Mortis![/b][/red][/i]
Link Posted: 10/22/2001 9:20:25 AM EDT
This comes straight from the FAQ section of the Air Force web page: What are the vision requirements to become an Air Force pilot? The vision requirements are 20/50 for pilots and 20/200 for navigators. Vision for both must be correctable to 20/20. A very limited number of medical waivers with strict requirements are currently being offered for applicants who have a history of Photo Refractive Keratectomy (PRK). Applicants who have a history of either Radial Keratotomy or Laser In-Situ Keratomileusis (LASIK) are ineligible for aviation duty. *Air Force does not endorse the PRK procedure. We recommend that you consider all risk prior to any medical procedure. Current medical policy is also subject to change. Applicants should contact their local recruiter for more information.
Link Posted: 10/22/2001 9:25:42 AM EDT
Also, are you truly particular about WHAT you'd like to fly? Because with your vision, you don't really have much of a chance piloting fighter planes. However, piloting helicopters is another story... I know that in the Navy, anything under 20/200 is acceptable for helicopter pilots. Anyhow, if you really want to fly, I'd consider laser surgery. However, I'd also talk to a recruiter FIRST, as some particular types of laser surgery are disqualifying. In addition, you'll also need a waiver even with the surgery. Nevertheless, the bottom line? Call up some recruiters and talk to them. They'll answer your questions better than anyone on this board will.
Link Posted: 10/22/2001 9:28:46 AM EDT
...or be an Army WO and fly for them.
Link Posted: 10/22/2001 9:34:13 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Major-Murphy: ...or be an Army WO and fly for them.
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Army? Yuk! [puke] No, I've thought about the Army but just would rather serve in the USAF or USMC. [b][red][i]Libertas an Mortis![/b][/red][/i]
Link Posted: 10/22/2001 2:18:21 PM EDT
mtnpatriot If you want to fly as something other than a pilot, the AF or Navy are your best chances. Most TBS class only have a couple of slots for NFOs, more than likely you will end up something other than a NFO.
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