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Navy Pilots: A group for parents, family members, & supporters with Sailors serving as Naval Pilots & Flight Crew in the United States Navy.

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United States Naval Aviator - A United States Naval Aviator is a qualified pilot in the United States Navy, Marine Corps or Coast Guard.

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Navy Dads Blue Angels Group - This group is for family members, friends and fans of the Blue Angels.

 

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E2/C2 questions.

Started by Melissa Webb. Last reply by Chris B. Apr 22. 7 Replies

My son just selected for the E2/C2 from Pensacola.  He'd hoped for jets and had been top of his group with recommendations but unfortunately they didn't have any open slots the week he did…Continue

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Comment by Chris B. on March 3, 2016 at 1:08pm

My son completed carrier quals 2/4/16.  He winged last Friday 2/26/16 in Meridian MS.  He is a United States Naval Aviator!

Comment by NavyDads Admin (Paul) on July 23, 2014 at 7:23pm

Bravo Zulu !

Comment by Chris B. on July 23, 2014 at 6:57pm

First solo, about a month ago.

Comment by Chris B. on July 23, 2014 at 6:57pm

Comment by Tim Miller on April 2, 2014 at 5:57pm

Chris - Thanks for the virtual joy ride in the T-6 via Youtube.  I know I've asked my son on several occasions if I can get a ride in the back seat of the Growler - he just looks at me and laughs...   My wife and I are going to Whidbey Island in a couple of weeks and I am hoping to get in the EA18 Growler SIM.  But that may off limits as well.  I did get in the T-45 sim in Kingsville when he got his wings.  What a trip for an old guy who used to fly a Cessna!  

Anyway, congrats to you and your son.  Sounds like he is doing very well in the pipeline.  

Comment by Chris B. on April 2, 2014 at 5:08pm

"I think you've lost your mind, LOL! You'll definitely have to share your experience here once it's over. I also apologize for seeing this group lacking activity and information. It's our fault we haven't spent more time in this area. But, our team will be more than glad to help change this with a little of your help.

Things such as, what does each new parent need to know when their child is becoming a Naval Pilot?"

Tough question.  The SNA's and SNFO's will be busy and under quite a bit of stress.  Be patient and supportive.  I pray for the safety of the training command.

"What is the timeline from boot camp, to schooling, and eventually Naval Pilot?"

For my son it will be  @ 10 years from day 1 at boot camp to wings (depending on platform selection: jets, helos, etc.).  He was enlisted for four years, went to undergraduate school for three years (via STA-21), now he will be in the Aviation pipeline for two to three years.

"What is this called you're doing?"

My son sent me the link to the you tube video.  I was not in the plane.  He was giving me an idea what his day at the office was going to be like.

My son's path to flight school was atypical.  The vast majority of students come from the Academy and NROTC programs.

"Does every pilots dad have this opportunity?"

No

"Any info you can provide so that we may better help the next Navy Dad that follows you would be much appreciated."

Enjoy the ride!  I pray my son is healthy and happy.

Comment by E.G. - ND's Creator/Admin on April 2, 2014 at 2:47pm

Chris,

I think you've lost your mind, LOL! You'll definitely have to share your experience here once it's over. I also apologize for seeing this group lacking activity and information. It's our fault we haven't spent more time in this area. But, our team will be more than glad to help change this with a little of your help.

Things such as, what does each new parent need to know when their child is becoming a Naval Pilot? What is the timeline from boot camp, to schooling, and eventually Naval Pilot? What is this called you're doing? Does every pilots dad have this opportunity? Any info you can provide so that we may better help the next Navy Dad that follows you would be much appreciated. 

Have a blast! and hope to see some great pics of you and your sons experience. Go Navy!

Comment by Chris B. on April 2, 2014 at 2:09pm

I get to do this tomorrow http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Vpmc7NbYdjo

Got this from my son yesterday.

Comment by Chris B. on January 3, 2014 at 6:21am

Eight years ago today my son was sworn in at MEPS in Petersburg VA.  Happy Anniversary son!

Comment by Tim Miller on September 20, 2013 at 4:38pm

Tom - Congratulations are certainly in order to both your son and you.  It takes a good upbringing from the parents and incredibly hard work on your son's part to achieve this goal!  

My son was fortunate enough to wing in April and is now at Whidbey in the training squadron VAQ129 flying the Growler.  He believes he will be assigned to a squadron in April.  The Growler was his first choice as well and once I read up on it, I'm glad he made that decision and was able to be selected. 

You mentioned Oak Harbor as a location to live.  My son moved to Anacortes and loves it up there.  We've been there to visit and it's a great community.  I'm sure however that anywhere your son chooses, it will work out great.

Again, Congratulations!

 

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