Whether you dream of becoming Top Stick at the Navy Fighter Weapons School or an international long-haul pilot for Delta Airlines, everyone starts somewhere. And that “somewhere” for most people is in flight school, being reminded by your instructor that you forgot the base leg radio call for the fifth
If you’re even vaguely familiar with the current state of Navy Flight School, you’re probably well aware of the various bottlenecks currently plaguing NIFE and Primary. While waiting to start training there’s definitely some ways you can spend your time to maximize your performance once the inaugural
Phase 3: Flight Side In case you missed my write up of Phases 1 and 2, you can access them here [https://www.errantensign.com/navy-flight-school-nife-phase-1/] and here [https://www.errantensign.com/flight-school-nife-phase-2/]. What NIFE is doing (and really well—I might add) is providing a great example of what
In case you missed it from my first post covering Phase I [https://errantensign.com/navy-flight-school-nife-phase-1/], the US Navy moved from the old program known as API and is now using NIFE (Naval Introductory Flight Evaluation) as the first stop in the journey to becoming a Naval Aviator / Flight Officer.
CandiO boxes are a much-anticipated aspect of the Navy OCS experience, where at times you think your family couldn’t possibly send you enough chocolate to ease your addiction withdrawals. Although everyone quickly becomes familiar with what they are when they arrive at Newport, it was made clear to me
Congratulations on finally making it to Pensacola, Florida to start flight school. The cradle of Naval Aviation and home to hundreds of newly minted Ensigns buying brand new Tacomas and engagement rings. I’m kidding, obviously. Everyone knows if you’re smart you get legally married immediately for the BAH
Excluding ROM (quarantine) phase, which is probably going away very soon, Navy OCS consists of four phases: Indoctrination, Junior Officer Candidate, Senior Officer Candidate [https://errantensign.com/phases-of-ocs-officer-candidate/], and Candidate Officer. Each phase has its respective ups and downs (don’t worry- always more downs than ups) with each new