Want to be a pilot or an aviator? - Page 2

View Poll Results :Was this Topic Helpful to you to decide if you wanted to be a pilot or an aviator?
Yes 31 46.27%
No 8 11.94%
Undecided 11 16.42%
Too Little Information 3 4.48%
Not Enough Information 4 5.97%
Dont You Have A Life?? 10 14.93%
Voters: 67. You may not vote on this poll

August 27th, 2005  
I'd love to fly just like any other people.

But I will take some flight course here soon. I know I can do it.
August 27th, 2005  
Well I am working toward my privates by 18, and then College and AFROTC
September 2nd, 2005  
Well I always wanted to be a pilot, fast jet, tornado style, but ive decided to become a weapons systems operator linguist, it means dossing about in awacs listening to the arab transmitions and reporting intel, and should give me a good look see wether i really want to be a pilot.
September 13th, 2005  

Topic: Eye requirements and Navigators for the USAF

The USAF does not require perfect vision for any of its flyings spots. Eye surgery IS allowed, but only photorefractive keratecomy (PRK) not LASIK, and it must be done through the Air Force (ROTC, the Academy or OTS). You are also allowed a VERY minimal amount of astigmatism, even after the surgery. Once you are in flight training, however, your vision does not even need to meet those requirements. You are allowed glasses, especially after flight school, mainly because they have already spent too much money on you.

As for navigators; yes the traditional role of navigator is being phased out due to GPS and onther technologies. The new name for the position in the Air Force is CSO, or Combat Systems Officer. This title includes Weapons Systems Officers (WSO, or the guys in the back of Strike Eagles), true navigators, bombardiers, and the new position of UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) pilot.

Being an Air Battle Manger, or ABM, is another way to get in a plane. ABMs are the officers that sit in the back of an AWACS and direct traffic, bombing and all such matters.


September 30th, 2005  
Can somone find me a height list for Aviators for the military?
I couldn't find one on yahoo
November 15th, 2005  
Ummm sorry for double post but can somone PLEASE find on for me!
I'm clueless on where to find one!
May 12th, 2006  
i heard somewhere that if you have broken a bone at one time in your life you not eligeble to be a pilot is that true???
May 12th, 2006  
I heard that deaf people can do the pilot. So, I would be glad if y'all help me to find the information and required in the pilot. I want to be a commerical airline pilot.
May 14th, 2006  
Well, I would love to fly, But I can't, I am be spectacled! Well, at least I can fly commercially!
March 28th, 2008  

Topic: Pilot Height

Im not sure about in the US.. but in Aus the height for a pilot is about 183~193cm.. (about 72~76in)..

Hope this helps..