Warning: Function ereg() is deprecated in ..../includes/class_postbit.php(345) : eval()'d code on line 4

Warning: Function split() is deprecated in ..../includes/class_postbit.php(345) : eval()'d code on line 19

Warning: Function ereg() is deprecated in ..../includes/class_postbit.php(345) : eval()'d code on line 4

Warning: Function split() is deprecated in ..../includes/class_postbit.php(345) : eval()'d code on line 19

Warning: Function ereg() is deprecated in ..../includes/class_postbit.php(345) : eval()'d code on line 4

Warning: Function split() is deprecated in ..../includes/class_postbit.php(345) : eval()'d code on line 19

Warning: Function ereg() is deprecated in ..../includes/class_postbit.php(345) : eval()'d code on line 4

Warning: Function split() is deprecated in ..../includes/class_postbit.php(345) : eval()'d code on line 19

Warning: Function ereg() is deprecated in ..../includes/class_postbit.php(345) : eval()'d code on line 4

Warning: Function split() is deprecated in ..../includes/class_postbit.php(345) : eval()'d code on line 19

Warning: Function ereg() is deprecated in ..../includes/class_postbit.php(345) : eval()'d code on line 4

Warning: Function split() is deprecated in ..../includes/class_postbit.php(345) : eval()'d code on line 19

Warning: Function ereg() is deprecated in ..../includes/class_postbit.php(345) : eval()'d code on line 4

Warning: Function split() is deprecated in ..../includes/class_postbit.php(345) : eval()'d code on line 19

Warning: Function ereg() is deprecated in ..../includes/class_postbit.php(345) : eval()'d code on line 4

Warning: Function split() is deprecated in ..../includes/class_postbit.php(345) : eval()'d code on line 19

Warning: Function ereg() is deprecated in ..../includes/class_postbit.php(345) : eval()'d code on line 4

Warning: Function split() is deprecated in ..../includes/class_postbit.php(345) : eval()'d code on line 19

Warning: Function ereg() is deprecated in ..../includes/class_postbit.php(345) : eval()'d code on line 4

Warning: Function split() is deprecated in ..../includes/class_postbit.php(345) : eval()'d code on line 19
Military Service - Page 2
Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 11 to 20 of 20

Thread: Military Service

  1. #11

    Re:Military Service

    Due to the current situation in the middle east and other places, you should think twice about joining the army, unless you are comfortable with going to fight.

  2. #12

    Re:Military Service

    My recomendation is make getting everything in writing. If they promise you the worl make sure its on paper when you sign up. My buddy inlisted and all the promises were crap. If you dont got it in paper you dont got it.

  3. #13

    Re:Military Service

    [quote author=Lovechild link=board=14;threadid=9981;start=0#msg90553 date=1100601153]
    [quote author=boblucci link=board=14;threadid=9981;start=0#msg90544 date=1100574701]
    why dont you just go to the requiter and tell him just what you told us?
    [/quote]

    That's kinda like asking a farmer about the dangers of fertilation or animal rights.. a recruiters job is to tell you the positive sides, the off chances - I doubt he'll get an honest answer that way, the right way would be what he's doing, tracking down a pilot or someone who has that information otherwise.

    but hey that's just my 2cents
    [/quote]

    thats what im saying

    Due to the current situation in the middle east and other places, you should think twice about joining the army, unless you are comfortable with going to fight.
    thats definately a concern, but what do you expect when you join the military.

    I think that the only way I will join the military to get something out of it is if i can join as an officer and get something out of it rather than get my ass beat. That means getting my licenses and my degree (which looks grim).

  4. #14
    Moderator
    Good Guru
    Compunuts's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2001
    Location
    California
    Posts
    3,935

    Re:Military Service

    If you are only going to spend a few years and wishing to come out flying a fighter plane, forget about it.

    Military invested in you about 2 million dollars to fly a plane. So having you fly only a few years is not worth the money for them.

    Most of the pilots in arms services are commissioned officers. Most also are graduate of Military Colleges. For someone to be in charge of fighter plane, you are most likely to be a Captain (some lieutenants do too) or higher. To be a squardon commander, you need to be the rank of Lieutenant colonel or colonel. Depending on the type of the plane you are flying, your experiences level differ as well as your rank.

    It takes four years for you to be commissioned from Military Acadamy. If you go the route of OTS (Officer Training School), you will be graduated within a year and a half. There, you will go though a series of training including vision (if you are 20/40, you are not so bad yet), high attitude sickness, mental alert, in depth swimming, floating, holding your breath in deep water without loosing consciousness, so on and so forth. The requirement is tough but then again, in order for MIL to put the trust in you to handle million dollar plane (or billions for B1 types), it's nothing.

    After being awarded a wing to fly, you will most likely be assigned as First Officer rather than a pilot (unless you aced the flying training and being the top gun). First officer is someone who will assist a pilot with meter readings, weapon systems and/or watchful eyes. In that position, you will likely be a second lieutenant or a first lieutenant. Typically, it takes about a year to a year and a half between those ranks.

    So if you are planning to spend less than a decade in service, just forget about it.

    Also, commercial airlines don't hire someone with only 2 or 3 years of flying time. Why do you think commercial airlines have only a handful of pilots while all those brunches of military spit out pilots like crazy? They only hire the most experienced guys so if you have less than a decade of flying time, you won't cut it in commercial industry. Even the youngest pilots flying those jumbo jets are in their late 40s.

    Other than that, it's great if you LOVE the service. All brunches of Military offer pilots opportunity. In Army, you most likely to fly choppers though. Navy and Marines seems to have limited model of planes such as FA18 mainly with SA10 and stuff. Airforce is the limitess of options of planes (except those Navy planes) such as B1B and FA117 Stealth.

  5. #15
    Moderator
    Good Guru
    Schotty's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2001
    Location
    Milwaukee, WI
    Posts
    5,760

    Re:Military Service

    [quote author=Compunuts link=board=14;threadid=9981;start=0#msg90564 date=1100674585]
    Navy and Marines seems to have limited model of planes such as FA18 mainly with SA10 and stuff. Airforce is the limitess of options of planes (except those Navy planes) such as B1B and FA117 Stealth.
    [/quote]

    Umm, no.

    The Navy has the most planes, by far. In reality its probably what you want. The USAF is geared for tactical missions. A precision bombing raid, refueling and the ilk is going to be USAF. The USN, on the other hand, will do escorts and all of the other more "forceful" missions. The Army and USMC both have alot of choppers and some planes, but mainly cargo planes and the sort. The USMC has all of the really nasty choppers that wreak all kinds of havoc.

  6. #16

    Re:Military Service

    [quote author=Schotty link=board=14;threadid=9981;start=0#msg90593 date=1100751064]

    The Navy has the most planes, by far. In reality its probably what you want. The USAF is geared for tactical missions. A precision bombing raid, refueling and the ilk is going to be USAF. The USN, on the other hand, will do escorts and all of the other more "forceful" missions. The Army and USMC both have alot of choppers and some planes, but mainly cargo planes and the sort. The USMC has all of the really nasty choppers that wreak all kinds of havoc.
    [/quote]

    i am not sure who has the most planes - but i do know that the navy does operate a wide variety of planes:
    F/A-18
    F-14 (still in use, but being phased out)
    AWAC's
    Sub hunters
    Air control air craft
    attack air craft

  7. #17
    Moderator
    Good Guru
    Schotty's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2001
    Location
    Milwaukee, WI
    Posts
    5,760

    Re:Military Service

    Originally I heard that from the USN recruiter, but I recently saw the same claim on the History Channel.

  8. #18

    Re:Military Service

    [quote author=Schotty link=board=14;threadid=9981;start=0#msg90593 date=1100751064]
    The USMC has all of the really nasty choppers that wreak all kinds of havoc.
    [/quote]
    Semper Fi.

  9. #19

    Re:Military Service

    my military buddies say navy is better for flying too.

  10. #20
    Moderator
    Good Guru
    Compunuts's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2001
    Location
    California
    Posts
    3,935

    Re:Military Service

    [quote author=pbharris link=board=14;threadid=9981;start=0#msg90594 date=1100753744]
    [/quote]
    i am not sure who has the most planesWell, I can't tell who has the most planes and types but IF you are going to planning to become private commercial pilot, then you better stick to land-airway-landing USAF.

    I know it's much more difficult to land to the aircraft carrier but it's just different to land on the land than to the landing-stripe of the ship. And there is also a reason why most commercial airline pilots are from USAF rather than other branches namely USN and USMC. It's just different.

    F/A-18
    Yeah, Navy currently use two types; Hornet and SuperHornet.

    F-14 (still in use, but being phased out)
    Tomcats are the best interceptors to date.

    AWAC's
    E2C Hawkeye
    Sub hunters
    S3B vikings

    Air control air craft
    You mean electronic counter-measure plances such as EA6B Prowler?
    attack air craft
    I know each airwing has copters such as CH60 Seahawks.

    USN also use C2A grayhound for transport.

    Does anybody knows what planes will be replacing the Navy's F18s and F14s? I know F22 will replace USAF's F15 and F35A will replace F16.

Similar Threads

  1. Xp Service pack 2
    By FallenxAngel in forum Windows - General Topics
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 11-17-2006, 01:02 AM
  2. Alphabet spoken like in military: Alpha, Bravo
    By Blaqb0x in forum General Chat
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 07-02-2003, 06:24 AM
  3. Workstation service
    By elovkoff in forum Windows - General Topics
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 06-24-2003, 07:03 PM
  4. auth service
    By -JhAzEr- in forum Linux - Hardware, Networking & Security
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 09-19-2002, 07:52 AM
  5. Best Domain Service
    By xin in forum General Chat
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 07-25-2002, 01:16 AM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •