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How to Become an Air Force Pilot

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You will need at least a bachelor’s degree, earned at either a civilian college or university or at the Air Force Academy outside Colorado Springs, Colo.

When choosing your degree program, keep in mind that the Air Force prefers "scientific" degrees, such as aerospace engineering, physics, computer science, chemestry, etc. You will also need to have a high college GPA, generally 3.4 or above, to be competitive.

Candidates with civilian flight training, such as a private pilot's license, also tend to fair better with the selection board than those with no flying experience, at all.

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