Great minds think alike!
I was an AMH3 (Aviation Hydraulicsman, Third Class Petty Officer). I joined because I wanted to go through a program that no longer exists called NAVCAD, in which you go through flight training while getting your college degree. After being in for a couple of years, I got all my endorsements, recommendations and paperwork together for the program when my older brother was diagnosed with leukemia. Long story short, I ended up having to get a humanitarian transfer to Balboa Naval Hospital in San Diego where my brother was (he was a Navy Medic). A few months later we were sent off to the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Reasearch center in Seattle where we underwent a bone marrow transplant (a 6 month procedure at the time) A few months later I was honerably discharged because I needed to help my family out. Several years later, I ended up getting my commercial pilots liscence (Multi-Engine, Instrument Rated). I am going to begin working as a Certified Flight Instructor in a few months. What I DID get to fly while I was enlisted was a T-34 Mentor. A tandem cockpit trainer that you start off in before moving into jets. That was a kick-ass experience as I got to fly a ton of manuevers with our Captain. There is nothing like upset training and dogfighting manuevers, SO MUCH FUN! :pilotfly:
How about yourself, any flying experience?