Originally Posted by Alex22407
I am a dual citizen of the US and Israel. My Saba (grandfather) served in a tank unit from the War of Independence through the Six Day War.
Since I was two years old it has been my dream to be an Israeli Air Force Pilot. Several months ago, at 16, I started my private pilot training. I am now 17 and should get my pilot's license in a couple of months.
I know this question has been asked several times; however, does already having my pilots license give me any advantage in becoming an Israeli Air Force pilot?
Welcome to the board, Alex. I am not sure what beneft a poll will have for trying to find out the truth. I can offer you some honest realities, the nyou will know the answer.
Having a private license is an advantage to getting into pilot selection. For an Israeli who grew up in Israel that is, who was flagged and noted in the early years of High School, was chosen to be recruited by the IAF, and was at the top of his class. This of course implies a college entry level command of hebrew in speaking reading and writing. And of course since team skills are vital, a clear understanding of Israeli cultural group problem solving skills.
Does this preclude your dream? No. But it gives you an honest evaluation of what you are competing with and up against.
In another thread we discussed the fact that you cannot request to serve in IAF. You can only be invited.
Does it ever happen? Yes it does, and I served in the IAF after growing up in the US. How is your vision? I was 20/10, a gift of birth, nothing more. But everyone I met in the IAF had at least 20/15 or better.
Hebrew literacy, intelligence, class rank, fluency. Nothing we can vote on.