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Lagoon
09-25-2017, 07:22 AM
Which branch is currently offering age waivers for individuals over the age of 35?

Are the waivers handled on a case by case basis? If so, what’s the criteria under consideration?

I currently hold a single engine land instrument rating and would like to establish a career as a pilot in the military.

Thanks.


rickair7777
09-25-2017, 12:00 PM
I'm not sure I've ever heard of waivers beyond 35.

If it's even possible, it will be army helos. But you'rere probably SOL.

Lagoon
09-25-2017, 03:38 PM
Army helos sounds good. I hear there’s a serious pilot shortage. I would think they’d change the requirements. But you don’t think so?


Otterbox
09-25-2017, 09:09 PM
Army helos sounds good. I hear there’s a serious pilot shortage. I would think they’d change the requirements. But you don’t think so?

Nothing in the Military happens that quick...

rickair7777
09-25-2017, 09:36 PM
Army helos sounds good. I hear there’s a serious pilot shortage. I would think they’d change the requirements. But you don’t think so?

If they're going to invest in you, they need you to be healthy enough to fly after 20-25+ years of abuse. Age 35 is really pushing that....

The military has no shortage of pilot applicants at all, they have a shortage of people willing to stay in when the airlines are hiring. That cannot be solved by hiring more entry-level pilots, military aviation is a hierarchical endeavor, they need varied levels of experience throughout the organization.

A senior pilot can substitute for a junior pilot, but a 1st Lt cannot do a Colonel's job.

Vincent Chase
09-26-2017, 03:33 AM
A senior pilot can substitute for a junior pilot, but a 1st Lt cannot do a Colonel's job.

...at a desk. In the air, I'd disagree!

tomgoodman
09-26-2017, 06:04 AM
...at a desk. In the air, I'd disagree!

Quote from Red Flag:

“Youth and skill are no match for age and treachery.” :p



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