Benefits of Joining the Air Force Reserve & Air National Guard to Become a Pilot
One of the best-kept secrets in aviation is an opportunity that provides training for current and future pilots in the world’s most sophisticated and powerful aircraft, while also allowing you to choose a location, aircraft, and/or mission as a military pilot before actually joining the military.
The Air National Guard or Air Force Reserve may be your ticket to a rewarding career as a military pilot without the common deterrents of a routine military enlistment. The Air Reserve Component allows you to determine your own path in your military aviation career while preparing you to achieve your broader career goals. This is the Alternate Route.
Most pilots take one of two paths to earning their wings. They either follow the “Civilian Route,” and self-fund flight lessons and certifications one flight hour at a time, or they enlist in the US Air Force and receive training as a military pilot, serving as a member of the active duty Air Force. However, a third option exists; what I refer to as the Alternate Route. In the early years of my aviation career, a friend introduced me to the possibility of joining the Air National Guard to become a fully-trained military pilot and earn the flight hours necessary to reach my ultimate goal of becoming a commercial airline pilot. The best part about this opportunity was the ability to choose where I wanted to live and work, or which type of aircraft I wanted to fly. The Alternate Route is an ideal hybrid of advanced, fully-funded pilot training with the US Air Force, and the flexibility of a routine job application.
The best thing about the Alternate Route? Almost anyone can do it.
Are you interested in becoming a career pilot but aren’t sure where to start in arranging flying lessons, what kinds of pilot licenses and certifications you need, how to pay for all of it, and how--if possible--to get paid while doing so? Read my book for answers.
The shortage of pilots is there. Are you ready to fill it?
Whether you’re an 18-year-old looking for an exciting career opportunity, or a 25-year-old pilot-in-training wondering if you missed the chance to chase your passion, Alternate Route: The Ultimate Guide to Becoming a Pilot in the Air National Guard and Air Force Reservecan help answer some important questions. Joining the Air National Guard or Air Force Reserve provides world-class training and flight opportunities while serving your country, with flexibility that just isn’t part of the traditional active duty Air Force.Read more to find out, or contact me directly. The world is facing an unprecedented pilot shortage, and now is the time to position yourself to help fill that void.