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nopistons93 10-01-2010 02:53 PM

Anyone here a military helo pilot? Any branch
Whats up yall,

I'm just looking to talk to someone that is currently or has been recently a helicopter pilot in any military branch. I'm debating my options and want to hear from the true source, not my cpt. here at ROTC.


Snakedriver 10-01-2010 05:15 PM

I was an Army Helo. guy, but not so recently. I'm still invloved with many folk who are or were recently flying for the Army. What's the question, maybe we can puzzle it out for you. :cool:

gorknoids 10-01-2010 05:44 PM

Any airplane where the wings move faster than the fuselage is not natural.

danf_fl 10-01-2010 05:54 PM

I work on the flight sims for the Navy, would that help?

Jo da Plumbr 10-01-2010 06:03 PM

I think this young man is looking for career advice. This is from his intro.


Originally Posted by nopistons93 (Post 360068)
Hey everyone,

Just moved down to South Carolina from NJ to attend graduate school at Clemson. Became a resident so that I can finally start buying some firearms, hated the stupid NJ laws for handgun buying permits. So far I have bought a Glock 17 3rd generation and a S&W Sigma 40. I have yet to shoot the .40 (just bought it today actually, got it for 325 with the 50 dollar mail in rebate), however I am going to on Friday.

Besides gun stuff, I'm pretty big into cars, going the the gym, hanging around drinking with buddies, getting into some good weekend fun at the bars around here and just living my life. My username actually references the Mazda RX-7 rotary engines, no I don't have the Detroit Pistons lol :D. My major here at Clemson is Nuclear Environmental Engineering, basically heavy metal actinide environmental stuff, however, I'm also joining the ARMY ROTC program. Right now I'm debating going NAVY nuke officer or sticking with the ARMY and going to helicopter flight school. Not sure yet! Anyways, good to be around here and hoping to learn some cool stuff and shoot the ****, no pun intended. Later folks


Shihan 10-01-2010 06:04 PM

I wasn't a Pilot but was a Crew Chief in the Marines on H-53D/E. There are plenty of former Military and current Military here that can help, all you have to do is ask.

danf_fl 10-01-2010 07:20 PM

Sometimes being a Nukee is better than being a slow moving target in the sky. If ducks can be shot out the air, so can egg beaters. (That's my opinion, and I'm sticking to it.)

c3shooter 10-01-2010 07:26 PM

Yes, have spent some time flying for US Army. Long ago, in a galaxy, far, far away (1960 and 70s) but what are your questions?

nopistons93 10-02-2010 05:16 AM

You guys got it right, I'm looking for career advice here. I'm about going through my masters in engineering right now, but I want to be a pilot. Not sure if my odds are any better than a 18 year old kid out of high school, which is basically my question. Is it worth me trying at this point in my life? I believe that I really want to fly, and I would give it my best try if I have a decent shot at making it. BTW I fit all weight, height, vision, ect ect requirements so thats not the problem. I'm also pretty certain I would pass the flight test as well.

Shihan 10-02-2010 05:36 AM

When I was in the Marines, there was a LCpl that was a crew chief on 53's and he did an inter service transfer and become a Warrant Officer in the Army to fly H-60's.

You can always try the National Guard, ask about becoming a Warrant Officer Helicopter pilot. You must enlist to be considered for WO.

It is an option. Hope I help a little.

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