How do I become a pilot in the ANG?

MadMullet

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For the past couple of weeks I have been unsuccessfully trying to contact someone in the Air National Guard about becoming a pilot. Considering I don't know anyone in the ANG anywhere, I have no idea what the process is or what is required to apply. I have a degree in Aerospace Studies and have about 1100 hours and am currently flying Learjets and Citations as a co-pilot for a charter company in PA. Do guard units even accept civilian pilots? What requirements do I need to apply? What are units really looking for? Who do I apply to, or better yet, who do I call? What are my chances of ever getting an opportunity to fly for them? I would really appreciate any help.
 

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First post I see. Welcome to the board. You can search any topic that's been written about on this site. If you search "ANG" you will get more info than you could possibly digest.
 

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Mullet,

Try www.ang.af.mil. You should be able to get individual unit info from there. Call the units and ask to speak to some one in operations about pilot slots. Go to operations and not the recruiter.

I was in your shoes a long time ago and came into the Guard off the street. I got a pilot slot and it was the best career move I ever made.

The best advise I can give is to apply at every unit. Take the first slot you get and never give up.

Good Luck

CLAMBAKE
 

Ryan Paul

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ANG/AFR POC info

MM,
If you'd like to PM me your email address, I can email you contact info for every Guard and AFR unit in the country.

Good luck to you.
 

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MadMullet said:
For the past couple of weeks I have been unsuccessfully trying to contact someone in the Air National Guard about becoming a pilot. Considering I don't know anyone in the ANG anywhere, I have no idea what the process is or what is required to apply. I have a degree in Aerospace Studies and have about 1100 hours and am currently flying Learjets and Citations as a co-pilot for a charter company in PA. Do guard units even accept civilian pilots? What requirements do I need to apply? What are units really looking for? Who do I apply to, or better yet, who do I call? What are my chances of ever getting an opportunity to fly for them? I would really appreciate any help.
PM me
 

jetpig32

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They may make you cut the Mullet in AMS. Good luck with that
 

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USMCAirWinger said:
Ryan...that info is classified
Unlikely: Reserve Officer Association publishes the list every year in their annual "Almanac" issue.
 

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Mad Mullet,

First, I hope your hair cut is not a mullet. Just kidding. Try Baseops.net It is a great AF/ANG web site. Someone there should steer you in the wright direction. Best of luck and thank you for thinking about serving this Great Nation.
 

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What I meant by that is that instead of doing it the easy way and asking for it, he could search it.

Now everyone that stumbles on this thread can have access to all the contacts and flood the market.
 

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USMCAirWinger said:
What I meant by that is that instead of doing it the easy way and asking for it, he could search it.

Now everyone that stumbles on this thread can have access to all the contacts and flood the market.
These forums were enormously helpful as I went through the application process. I don't mind paying it forward to save these guys some legwork.

By the way, give me a call when you get a chance. I've got some news for you and Murph.
 
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Shaggy 135 Guy

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Trying the ANG web site is a good place to start. You may also want to try www.baseops.net, and click on the aviation jobs link. When I transferred from active duty to the guard that was where I found the unit I joined. The key to being selected for a guard job is contacting the unit and letting them get to know you. It's a bit like trying to join a fraternity. Your flying experience definitely won't hurt you, but it's not the most important factor. Good luck!
 
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