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Old 12-23-2003, 04:14 PM
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i am sure that some of you read and replied to my thread several weeks ago about what i wanted to do as far as a career decision. i just thought i would write a new thread letting you know what i have chosen to do. i have decided that i am going to enroll in the Air Force ROTC program starting next fall. my only decision is what school i want to attend while in the program. i talked to the Professor of military science here at LSU and the perks are awesome if i decided to attend there...i'm talking free room and board, free meal plan, and the cadets graduating from LSU are some of the most sought after for fighter pilots. i am leaning towards LSU right now, but I am also looking at schools in florida and texas...reason being because i don't have to pay out of state fees in either. i am going to think about the choice of school a little bit more before i make a decision. but i am surly excited to finally have decided what i want to do with the rest of my life...i can't wait to start flying. i am just wondering what factors i should consider when i choose?
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Old 12-23-2003, 04:23 PM
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Shift...seems to me you're on the right track of what things you need to consider...i.e. out of state fees, and the perks you're already mentioned.

I'm really happy for you that you've figured what you want to do with your life and that you're working towards that. I think just figuring that out is more than half the battle! I wish you nothing but the best and I am sure you'll pick the school thats best for you!!!
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Old 12-23-2003, 06:04 PM
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Shift, sounds like you have made a wise decision my man.
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Old 12-23-2003, 06:38 PM
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awesome choice. i wish i was as certian about my future when i was your age
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Old 12-23-2003, 07:23 PM
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I Salute you!
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Old 12-23-2003, 08:53 PM
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Hey shift, have you done any flying yet? If not, before you sign on the dotted line, go see an FAA approved doctor and get a class 1 medical exam. I've had a few friends find out too late that they have an eye issue that they never realized they had. Don't say yeah, yeah my eyes are perfect! Make sure! I never thought I had a color vision problem but it turned out that I do. At least to the FAA, I had to take a practical light signal test to get a waiver to fly at night. The military doesn't have this option as far as I know. Another smart move if you haven't flown might be to go to a local flight school and have the instructor do a few spins and unusual attitudes with you, I've seen some people that thought they wanted to fly for the rest of their lives leave the cockpit pissing their pants and covered with puke.
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Old 12-23-2003, 08:55 PM
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Sorry shift, I hope I didn't come off too negative...just don't want to see you make a mistake. There's a lot of time and money on the line and the military won't let you off the hook if you change your mind.
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Old 12-23-2003, 10:50 PM
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That's very good advise hondageek.

Good luck shift. get it all lined up and go.
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Old 12-23-2003, 10:51 PM
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Good luck Shift. I wish you the best with your decision.
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Old 12-23-2003, 11:05 PM
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I think that's a great idea. I'm sure it will all work out for you.
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Old 12-23-2003, 11:11 PM
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good luck with that! it hink you made a good choice, jus thope you dont' have to go to war. but if you do then you'll be a war hero. I don't think you will, bc you have to go through extensive training before you are eligible to become a fighter pilot.

GOOD LUCK AGIAN!
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good luck man, ive always wanted to fly!!
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Old 12-24-2003, 03:34 AM
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good luck man, ive always wanted to fly!!
second that. I've flown commercial, in the back. but i want to actually pilot a plane. and oh why not a f-16 or whatever they call those fighter jets.
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Old 12-24-2003, 09:19 AM
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hondageek...i have done the unusual manuvers before and to me it feels just like a rollercoaster ride, i loved it...and the altitude is no prob, i have flown @ 40,000 and couldn't keep my head out of the window...believe me i LOVE to fly. i do want to take that FAA medical exam, have an idea on the cost?

racer#213...i really don't mind if i have to fly in war...i think that would be intense and an experience like mo other. i have always said that i don't want to die by a heart attack or cancer...i\d rather go in a blaze of glory sort to speak if i were shot down...but that is just me. what is living if there is nothing worth dying for? if my death my come from defending the USA then i think that is a very honorable death. but i will give 'em hell until my death. i have though about everything for some time now and i am more than sure that flying for the air force is what i am going to do...as long as my health permits me to.
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