The Road To Wings: How To Become A U.S. Air Force Pilot

A question I hear from a lot of young people is, “How do I become a U.S. Air Force pilot?”

As with most things in life, there is no single path to achieving a goal and earning your wings is no different. Each possible course to that particular end is long, challenging and very competitive. In this multi-part series I will examine the most common routes individuals take to earn their pilot wings and investigate at exactly what it takes to get into an Air Force cockpit.

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