The primary requirement is to be selected for a flight school slot which means a guy has to be an officer. There are three commissioning sources for air force 2nd Lieutenants: Air Force Academy(usafa), Afrotc and usaf ots.
The best chance to be a pilot in the Air force is to commission as a 2nd Lieutenant at the Air Force Academy. The Air Force Academy graduates about 900 students a year and over 60% attend flight school. Afrotc commissions about 2500 2nd Lieutenants a year and about 20% attend Flight School. Both the academy and afrotc are allotted about the same number of flight school slots each year. USAF OTS commissions around 1000 2nd Lieutenants a year but is only allotted around 50 flight school slots.
The service academies have almost identical admissions processes.
The usafa website provides insight into how the "whole person" score is determined. It isn't only academics. The Air force Academy values leadership in athletic and non athletic extracurricular activities. For instance Captain of a hs lacrosse team or Class Officer. Also non school activities. Billy Mitchell award for CAP or Eagle Scout.
This answer provides insight into the admissions process. If you are interested in a service academy be sure to read this answer:
Requirements for being a Pilot in the USAF:
[Note: The academy pays for eye surgery for academy cadets. The air force would rather have the surgery done in their clinic by their surgeons. Having any eye surgery done prior to the academy can be disqualifying.]
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Selection of AFROTC Flight School Candidates(Scroll to bottom of page) a similar selection process is utilized for usafa cadets:
To Become an Air Force Pilot
you must meet stringent medical, physical, and academic requirements and become an officer in the United States Air Force. Apply to the officer program of your choice. You may apply online through the Air Force Web site. The programs include the United States Air Force Academy, Air Force ROTC and Air Force Basic Officer Training. You may apply for both an AFROTC scholarship and admission to the Academy.Examine the majors offered at the colleges you would like to attend and then apply to college. Your academic major will play a role in receiving AFROTC scholarships and may impact your career choices down the road. All pilots must be college graduates.Complete your officer program and be commissioned as a Second Lieutenant. Near the end of your commissioning program you will choose your career specialty.Request to become an Air Force pilot. It is your life live it to the fullest. You have to have 20/20 vision The best of luck to you.
An education, which it seems you sadly lack in. About a 3.5 grade average through high school , and then be prepared to study.
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