Can we move along now ?
jzaidi1 said:Well by the time I earn a degree (or start pursuing one) I'll be too old (IMHO) to be selected for fixed wing (I'm talking CF-18s) duties.
Globesmasher said:40% and perhaps a little bit more of current cockpit allocations are for rotary wing.
I wouldn't come into the training program with a "fixed wing" only attitude - you stand a 40% chance of being disappointed.
Out of the the fixed wing selection slots only a small percentage are selected for fighter force.
Coming into the career field with an "I'm going to be a fighter pilot only" ... chances are ... you'll most likely be setting yourself up for disappointment.
Just trying to shine some light of reality for you - that's all.
Don't put all your eggs in the "I'm gonna' be a fighter pilot only man .." basket.
Don't shoot the messenger.
Best wishes if you do try out - it's a great career regardless of what cockpit you end up in.
jzaidi1 said:Funny how things turn around from day to day. My wife mentioned that there is a "relavtively" new but long/cumbersome way to improve eyesight without surgery. It's called Ortho-K (Orthokeratology). Basically it's an eye re-shaping lens that is worn at night - there is a possibility of become 6/6 (20/20 imperial measurements) but it will take a couple of years. It permanently re-shapes the cornea without the disadvantages of going Lasik or PRK (scarring or residual flaps). Ortho-K will have to be worn every night for the rest of your life once you hit your target eyesight but it's worth it in my opinion.
Crantor said:Not to burst any bubbles but given his eyesight that would be doubtfull for Airnav or FE.
lotion said:I bet you would have to do all the fixed wing stuff first right?? Did transport canada rule that flying an airplane is dangerous to flying a helicopter after??