Military Help. FAA Private License Vs. Commercial Pilots License .?

October 12, 2008

I'm interested in the military and I was wondering if getting my private or commercial pilots license might help me get into the Warrant Officer Flight Training program. I know that you have to have good references to be an Rotary WIng pilot but I want to be a pilot really bad. I want to get ahead so that I have more of a chance of getting this opportunity. I've dreamed of being a pilot and I will be a pilot. But I wanted to know if getting your FAA Private license or Commercial Pilots license might help me. Which license would get me to where I am?

Your question, would an FAA license HELP you get into the Army's Flight Warrant Program…

My Answer, NO. For the MOST part, the military doesn't want pilots trained OUTSIDE… we want to train our pilots OUR way, not in the fashion of any of the number of private schools out there.

When you're a student aviator in the military, you are PROHIBITTED from taking outside flight instruction.

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3 Responses to “Military Help. FAA Private License Vs. Commercial Pilots License .?”

  1. ordual99 on October 12th, 2008 7:49 am

    As a former United Airlines employee, I can tell you that military pilots are preferred when it comes time to fly for an airline. Good career path though…Good Luck!
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  2. mariner31 on October 12th, 2008 8:36 am

    Your question, would an FAA license HELP you get into the Army's Flight Warrant Program…

    My Answer, NO. For the MOST part, the military doesn't want pilots trained OUTSIDE… we want to train our pilots OUR way, not in the fashion of any of the number of private schools out there.

    When you're a student aviator in the military, you are PROHIBITTED from taking outside flight instruction.
    References :
    US Naval Aircrewman / Limited Duty Officer 1985-1999

  3. at3wells on October 12th, 2008 9:05 am

    the answer is an emphatic YES. Any applicant who does not have his private license will be at a disadvantage from the beginning. Most applicants have the private license as a minimum. Also, its not one or the other. You first get your private license, then add IFR and many other endorsements. To get your ATP (commercial) rating take many years and a lot of flight time in various aircraft in various situations. Go get your private, then begin work on your IFR. That will put you on a level playing field.
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