“How to Become an Army Aviator” with the WOFT Program
Are you trying to find out how to become an Army Helicopter Pilot, but found it impossible to get any real answers from anyone?
Are online forums not in-depth enough to give you the information you need to proceed?
Unfortunately, hundreds of people can’t find anything about the Army WOFT program – even enlisted soldiers are kept in the dark about how to become pilots in the Army!
How do I know that? And what can we do about this lack of information?
In 2002 I realized that it was time to go after my dream of becoming an Army Aviation Helicopter Pilot. Just to show my determination, I ran the 2 miles to the North Chicago Army Recruitment Center to express my interest in becoming an aviator in the Army to the recruiters. Huffing and sweating, I knocked on the Army door and told them that “I want to be a pilot”….
To make a long story short, I found that signing up to become a pilot is not easy. No, not at all. In fact, I had to hand-hold the Army Recruiters through the Warrant Officer Flight Training – also known as “WOFT” – application process…fighting for my dream every step of the way.
It took me over a year to complete the WOFT application. Flight Physicals, Examinations, Requests for Waivers, LASIK, you name it…I had to deal with it. On top of all the official steps to becoming a Warrant Officer, I had to teach my recruiters how the WOFT system worked and exactly what I needed from them to help me succeed.
After completing my WOFT application, my official review was held up for months and months in the bureaucracy of the Army Recruiting Command. Never-mind there was a war on and every article in the press listed the pressing need for new soldiers, the reality was that the Army wasn’t really interested in recruits that they couldn’t ship out immediately.
Understand that the Army Recruiters are going to focus – like any reasonable person would – on their immediate, pressing goals. They need to fill their monthly quota of enlisted recruits that can ship in the next 30-180 days.
Because WOFT applicants are “long term” investments…who have an application process that can stretch over 12 months…recruiters honestly can’t spend much of their time assisting WOFT applicants in getting through the application process. They need to concentrate on getting new people off the street TODAY, not in 12 months. Many of them won’t even be working as recruiters when you finally are accepted!
Not understanding the forces working against me, and months of waiting with no word of when my application packet would be reviewed, I matriculated back to school for 2 years to complete my degree.
Returning from school, I had to do the entire WOFT application process over again. Same result. My application took over 15 months and after all my hard work at completing it, it was “lost in the bureaucracy” again.
Finally, on my THIRD attempt, I was able to push my application through to the WOFT selection board. Finding absolutely no help on the internet, only a lot of frustrations and bitterness towards the Army Process, I knew my fellow applicants were just as disgusted with the lack of information, urgency, and care from the Army.
Where is the help? Where is the information?
Forums are not coaches, they can only offer small bits of advice that is disjointed, based on old information, and many times irrelevant.
Even the best forums can be down for extended periods of time…and it’s always right when you need to ask a question.
I had posted many questions and responded to as many inquiries as I could on various Army forums throughout the internet. Although they could help piece together pieces of the puzzle and encourage me with words of fortitude and patience, it was never enough to really understand how the process of “going WOFT” worked.
Army forums are dedicated to problems that Army Aviators face, not Army Aviator wanna-be’s. Although many helpful aviators gave their best advice, it was always difficult to get past the “newbie” type questions.
Once outside of forums, there is no information anywhere on the Web about the WOFT program.
This was an awful system!
How to Become an Army Aviator through the WOFT Program
After my third attempt at becoming an Army Aviator, I compiled everything I had learned from my three processes into a report. I’ve included everything I learned from forums, other aviators, tons of recruiters, and even a couple retired Generals in the Recruiting Command.
My report is long, over 85 pages. It contains resources and examples of parts of my packet that I actually used to be accepted into the program.
But more importantly, this report tells you what to expect, how to distinguish yourself, and where the potholes are in the process. With this report in hand, there should be no surprises because I’ve done most of the leg-work for you. I believe what you’ll find is 100% user friendly information.
In case you’re wondering, this information was compiled in Winter 2008/Jan 2009. So it’s fresh and completely valid.
But this ISN’T just a bunch of information with no downside.
I can not guarantee that you will be accepted into the Army Aviation Warrant Officer Training Program. That will depend on who you are, how you’ve applied yourself until now, and how willing you are to be coached by your recruiters and mentors.
I am telling you this to keep you level headed about what I’m offering.
My techniques and advice do work. But you have to put some brain power and effort into becoming an Army Aviator.
It’s that type of persistence and effort that kept me going. As long as you understand where I’m coming from you’ll do well with your WOFT application. But if you’re lazy, and want results with no work, then please don’t order my information and stay out of my Army.
Nor is my report dirt cheap. And no, it’s not going to get any cheaper.
But that’s because I’m invested in the talent that enters the Army. I chose to charge a high fee because, quite frankly, I don’t want the uncommitted in my military. I also do not want my customers techniques watered down by applicants who are just flooding the Army with half-efforts just to see if they get in. And as a buyer, you must agree not to share the information or republishing them in any form. They are for your personal benefit only.
As a paying customer who understands my thinking, you’ll be happy that I’m protecting this information so vehemently. I want to make sure you’re able to gain the maximum usage and success from this information.
For $24.95, Here’s what is included with my report:
- Discussion of the entire process from beginning to end.
- All the application materials and paperwork that you and your recruiter will fill out. (SF-86, DA Form 61, DD Form 1966, etc…)
- Useful links on the web for WOFT applicants, including *free* ASVAB and AFAST Exam study guides and material. (Which more than makes up for the price of this report!)
- Pay Charts and explanations as to what you will earn in flight school. (for example, how much will you get paid to live at Ft. Rucker while in flight school? Is it tax free?)
- Sample of a WOFT Application Resume
- Sample of a WOFT “Why I want to be an Army Aviator” Essay
- How to Survive the Interview with techniques I’ve used at dozens of panel interviews in my professional career
- Advice on how to get Letters of Recommendation that Stand Out!
- Recommended Reading Lists to prepare for the application and flight school
Here’s the Table of Contents
1. About Army Aviation Pilot
2. Introduction and General Advice
3. What is WOFT?
4. Warrant Officer Flight Training Introduction
5. How to Become an Army Helicopter Pilot
6. What is a Warrant Officer?
7. WOFT Candidate Minimums
8. Steps in the Army WOFT Application Process
9. High School to Flight School
10. The Army MEPS Physical
11. The Class 1 Flight Physical
12. The Army ASVAB Exam
13. The Army AFAST Flight School Exam
14. The Selection Board Interview
15. How to write a WOFT Application Resume
16. The “Why I Want to be an Army Aviator” Essay
17. Taking the APFT Test
18. Letters of Recommendation
19. ROTC and WOFT
Appendix I - 2010 Warrant Officer and Enlisted Base Pay Charts and Explanations
Appendix II – 2010 Basic Housing Allowance Charts and Explanations
Appendix III – 2010 Additional Pay for Warrant Officers (Flight Pay / Aviation Career Incentive Pay)
Appendix IV - Sample “Why I want to be an Army Aviator” Essay
Appendix V - Sample Civilian WOFT Resume
Appendix VI - Recommended Study and Reading Material
Appendix VII - Useful Web Links (APFT Charts, Army recruiting, etc…)
You have my personal guarantee that if you find the information is unhelpful, I will promptly refund your money back. I am not a mass media marketer, or part of a large organization. I’m just a guy like you. I stand by my work and am willing to guarantee your money back in order to show you how much I believe my report can help your application.
With that type of guarantee you have absolutely no reason to worry about the value of my 80+ pages of help with your WOFT application.
If you are still concerned with my information, please feel free to read a couple chapter excerpts that I am including right here:
New in June 2010 – Due to multiple requests, I am now offering to review and comment on your completed resume and application essays. I will NOT write your essays for you, however I will review them and offer suggestions, edits, possible alternate ways to phrase your accomplishments, etc, to make your essay as strong as possible. I will also double-check your resume and suggest ways to make it stand out.
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