I want to Help You Become A United States Navy Pilot

To : Future Naval Aviators

My name is Kevin and I want to help you become a United States Navy pilot. I am genuinely concerned about helping well qualified, dedicated men and women become Naval aviators

A Little About Me...

Since I was a wee lad, I've wanted to fly for the military. Before going to college I joined the Marine Corps Reserves- first as an infantryman- and later in motor transport (truck driver) as a result of transferring schools (thereby transferring units).

My original plan was to become a Marine Corps pilot but at the time a military draw down was occurring and the flight slots that I and others had were not to be. While disappointed, I didn't have a commitment and other options existed. I later submitted a BDCP package to the Navy, was accepted into the program, and later was off to NAS Pensacola for Officer Candidate School.

I completed primary and intermediate training at NAS Whiting Field and and advanced at NAS Corpus Christi.

I'm not going to say that flight training was easy, in fact at times it was a real grind but whenever I began to feel a bit overwhelmed I'd remember what was waiting for me at the end of the process.

I've had the privilege of flying all over the Caribbean, most of the North Atlantic, the Mediterranean and Adriatic.

I've seen the Aurora Borealis (northern lights) while deployed in Iceland and Mt. Vesuvius while deployed in Sicily.

I've worked with members of the Canadian Navy, The Royal Navy & Air Force, The Dutch Navy, The Italian Navy, the German Navy, and the Australian Navy.

I've also worked with the Coast Guard and Customs in operations to halt the import of illegal drugs.

I wouldn't trade the experiences I've had as a Naval Aviator for anything I'm proud to have served as both a Marine and a Naval aviator.

About the Guide...

As I stated earlier, I developed this guide because I want you to have the information I didn't when I was trying to earn a commission and a flight slot. I want you to have strategies and techniques to help you through flight school and lastly I want you to be successful in your career as a Naval Aviator.

To complete this guide I've used my experiences but more importantly I consulted with numerous current and former Navy pilots to get their perspective, experiences, trials and tribulations.

We've talked about getting a commission. We've talked about getting a flight slot. We've talked about making it through flight school, and we've talked about life in the fleet.

The result is the United States Navy Pilot Career Guide .

What I want you to do...

After investing, reading though, and implementing the strategies, tactics, techniques and tips in the guide I would appreciate your feedback.

After you go through the entire process--from where you are now to earning your wings-- I'd appreciate feedback about what areas you think the guide covers well but more importantly what areas you feel can be improved and why.

About The Company...

I started this company to give our future fighting men and women a look into their chosen career.

We have pilot career guides for the Navy, Marine Corps, Army and Coast Guard and are presently working on one for the Air Force.

We'll also be producing guides for other military occupational specialties.

Good luck in your future career and God Bless,

Kevin