Aviation Preflight Indoctrination (API) Class 0829

September 11, 2010

API is the first step of flight school for new Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, and Air Force aviators.


25 Responses to “Aviation Preflight Indoctrination (API) Class 0829”

  1. a610412 on September 11th, 2010 11:34 pm

    I can’t wait to get to this school!

  2. pilotboy17 on September 12th, 2010 12:05 am

    Sweet, I appreciate that you have the Coast Guard in mentioned in this API video unlike some others. Cool video!

  3. almostlds on September 12th, 2010 12:14 am

    i did a very simulated watered down version of this for civilians called aviation challenge. there aren’t any overview videos of AC that i can find so when I want to show people I look for API videos and comment the whole time on which parts we did and how each was modified so this was helpful thanks for posting it.

  4. gbukata on September 12th, 2010 12:45 am

    third year in the academy, and still they tell me i cant do this. i wish it were easier to get to Pensacola

  5. GoUSofA on September 12th, 2010 12:55 am

    What are the “tubes” with numbers on them used for?

  6. J450 on September 12th, 2010 1:08 am

    seems like a blast.

  7. R7300 on September 12th, 2010 1:16 am

    cant wait till im there

  8. verasok on September 12th, 2010 1:43 am

    Naval Aviators….Lovely

  9. tafka92 on September 12th, 2010 2:21 am

    in the navy, marines or air force of the united states of america you do. so id imagine yes.

  10. strangletmuh on September 12th, 2010 3:20 am

    in my country is about 1 week… lame country i have lol and pilots don’t even have bailout training (yes baiout since few airplanes have ejected seats lol)

  11. scooniepenn on September 12th, 2010 4:06 am

    Probably too late. There is an age cutoff for SNA’s. I beleive its 29 at the time of commissioning.

  12. rcheli146 on September 12th, 2010 4:07 am

    do i have to go here to become a jay hawk pilot?

  13. bfschoff on September 12th, 2010 4:11 am

    Do USMC Helo crew chiefs go thru this school?

  14. Ka0zPaPi on September 12th, 2010 4:33 am

    what platform are you on???

  15. smokeyhat on September 12th, 2010 5:28 am

    It must be so awesome being a pilot. For anyone out there is it too late for me to become a fighter pilot. I’m 29 years old in the Marine Corps with no College, but an iron will. How Hard will it be for me?

  16. navymidclass15 on September 12th, 2010 6:12 am

    thanx dude…

  17. navymidclass15 on September 12th, 2010 6:22 am

    awesome vid..hope ill be doing that in a few years…whats the name of the song?

  18. klobpries on September 12th, 2010 6:46 am

    Yes, all military pilots (with the exception of the Army) go through this exact program. However, the six week API program is only the very beginning of the 1.5+ year training syllabus that you must get through to become a winged aviator.

  19. metalmaster1224 on September 12th, 2010 7:02 am

    I was thinking of becoming a helicopter pilot in the USCG. Will this be the stuff I’ll be doing if thats the route I take?

  20. klobpries on September 12th, 2010 7:31 am

    To answer the question from a earlier post, I selected helos and will be starting advanced in Whiting on July 8th.

  21. scooniepenn on September 12th, 2010 8:12 am

    I can answer that last question for you. The Marine Corps doesn’t weigh your college GPA too heavily. However, you need to stay above a 2.0 to be eligible for applying to OCS; and it wouldn’t be advisable to even let it get that low since getting below a 2.5 would put you on the fence and make your application process and the OSO’s job a little tougher.

  22. EmoHunting666 on September 12th, 2010 8:27 am

    Hey I have a few questions, since I am interested in becoming a USMC pilot and interested in attending OCS.

    First of all, would they disquallify me from flying if I used to have mild pollen allergies?

    Also, how much does the Corps look into one’s grades at the civillian university attended?


  23. scooniepenn on September 12th, 2010 9:21 am

    So, you’re hoping to get C-130’s sir?

  24. ObeseClone on September 12th, 2010 9:25 am

    CSAR goes through similar training right>?

  25. klobpries on September 12th, 2010 10:12 am

    Yeah, that’s the route that I took. Get good grades and try to PT everyday.

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