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Hello, my daughter is in 10th grade but she is 15. She has her learner’s permit for driving, not sure if that makes a difference. I was wondering if there is a way for her to take advantage of this program despite her age?Aim High2020-11-18T15:12:48-05:00
All requirements must be met in order to apply; the minimum age is 16.
One of my AFJROTC cadets is having issues completing his application. Since he is a high school student, he is not a part of ROTC, Guard, or Reserve. When he selects “none,” he is redirected back to the application and cannot submit it.Aim High2021-01-14T10:08:22-05:00
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I’m an AFJROTC senior instructor and this looks like a great opportunity for my cadets so I’d like more information about it. Is this related to the Air Force Flight Academy? It appears that the application process is different. What is the cost of this program? Is the end goal a private pilot’s license, or to solo, or just to get in some flights or other training?Aim High2020-12-03T13:09:41-05:00
This program is a solo flight academy put on by AFRS Det 1 and is different from the AFJROTC flight academy. This is a scholarship and free of charge for selected students. If you need more information, please send inquiries to: afrs.DET1.email@example.com.
I will be at Aviano AFB in Italy during the dates of the academy. Will airfare to the states be provided in the scholarship?Aim High2020-11-18T15:11:56-05:00
Please refer to the AIM HIGH Flight Academy Application form for eligibility requirements. Additionally, Enlisted personnel should look into Rated Preparatory Program (RPP) at (https://www.military.com/daily-news/2020/11/18/air-force-will-now-offer-enlisted-troops-path-pilot-training.html) which may meet your needs; reference PSDM 20-96.
We at Porterville Military Academy have students that are all California Cadets. We also have an Aviation Pathway in which we are using the AOPA High School STEM curriculum. We are very interested in having our cadets take part in your program. Do they have to be Air Force Cadets?Aim High2021-09-14T15:54:23-04:00
Please refer to the AIM HIGH Flight Academy Application form for eligibility requirements.
We have an aspiring aviator in our AFJROTC program that has a current application for the JROTC Flight Academy and is also interested in applying for this program in the event that he is not selected for the JROTC Flight program. The candidate received communication from AFRS Flight Academy concerning his interest in the AIM HIGH program and indicated that an application will be provided through JROTC. Just following up on this to ensure that this is a dual path to being selected and that AIM HIGH will be a separate application processNicholas Schuibbeo2020-12-18T16:00:55-05:00
How do training times work? Will they be after school for most people or on the weekends? Where do the trainings take place? I want to apply but I am worried that this will interfere with other activities I do outside of school.Nicholas Schuibbeo2021-01-14T10:33:27-05:00
The application form can be accessed on the website menu. Choose “Application Process” to begin the process.
Is there anyway that I can still submit an application for this program in 2021. I recently found out about this program and feel that I will be an excellent fit for it. I have above 4.0 GPA, many extracurricular activities and I am very enthusiastic about aviation.Nicholas Schuibbeo2021-02-04T13:51:50-05:00
Unfortunately, the 2021 window has closed; the 2022 window will open this fall/winter.
I followed the application though the JROTC website. Does that mean I applied for the JROTC flight academy? If so what do I need to differently to finish applying for AIM HIGH? Thanks for your helpNicholas Schuibbeo2021-02-04T13:52:26-05:00
AIM HIGH Flight Academy is located in Milton, Florida, at Peter Prince Field, about 30 miles outside of Pensacola, Florida. It is within one hour driving from Eglin Air Force Base and Hurlburt Field, Florida.
What type of aircraft is used for training?Aim High2020-11-18T15:17:57-05:00
Yes, meals include breakfast, lunch, and dinners, as well as snacks. Dietary restrictions should be noted on your application.
My wife and I are currently in college and in the Air Force reserve. We are interested in the program. When can we apply and how can we do so? She turns 24 next week and I turn 24 in September.Nicholas Schuibbeo2021-04-27T12:21:05-04:00
Yes, an Air Force Base Aero Club is considered a nationally recognized aviation or leadership program.
My high school student, who is very interested in this program, is active in his high school MCJROTC. Is it helpful to include a recommendation from his CO, even though that is not on your nominating organization list?Nicholas Schuibbeo2021-10-01T17:05:42-04:00
Yes, a recommendation form a MCJROTC instructor is considered a nationally recognized leadership program.
My daughter participated in the DAF Child and Youth Programs and DAF Aero Clubs Virtual Teen Aviation Camp last summer and she’s interested in participating in the Aim High Flight Academy this coming summer. The application states that she needs a nomination from a “strategic partner” in attachment 1. If this is in reference to the nominating organization list on page 8 of the application, it will be very difficult for her to get that part done because we are currently stationed at the US Embassy in Brazil until next summer. Is there a waiver/exception to policy for this requirement for those who live overseas and would have extreme difficulty participating in these organizations? Also, if the strategic partners are not the organizations listed on page 8 of the application, where can we find the attachment 1 that was referenced that lists the “strategic partners?” Please let us know the answers to these questions as soon as you can. Thank you for your time and help with this matter. We look forward to hearing from you soon.Nicholas Schuibbeo2021-10-01T17:06:35-04:00
No there are no exceptions to this rule, but nominations can come from any nationally recognized aviation or leadership focused programs, as well as the organizations on the last page of the application.
Our 16-yr-old son Luke is very interested in your program. He is a sophomore in a high school with no JROTC program. He has participated in local programs associated with the Youth Aeronautics Educational Foundation (https://www.yaefwings.org/), including a private pilot ground school course last summer. Could this organization be a Nominating Organization for his application?Nicholas Schuibbeo2021-10-07T14:09:09-04:00
Yes. A nationally recognized leadership and/or aviation program can nominate students
My son is interested in applying for the program. If the nominating organization recommendation is required, do you have a member of the organization fill it out or does it need to come from the organization itself?Nicholas Schuibbeo2021-10-07T14:10:18-04:00
Yes. A nationally recognized leadership and/or aviation program can nominate students
I got a confirmation from the website my application was received. What is the next step in the application process? When should I expect to be notified to submit the rest of the application materials such as the letter of recommendation and additional info?Aim High2020-11-18T15:13:37-05:00
Recommending organizations or the Air Force Recruiting Service Detachment 1 will contact applicants with further direction and information.
hello, I was wondering as I am recently in the process of joining A CAP unit because my AFJROTC was suspended the reason being a lack of SASI/ASI. I wanted to know if when does this scholarship stops accepting people so I can fill it out with me being in the CAP. which I won’t be in CAP for two more weeks. Another question is even though my AFJROTC was suspended do I put in a chek of me being in AFJROTC or leave it blank?Nicholas Schuibbeo2021-10-07T14:11:39-04:00
For those who are homeschooled, your instructor may certify your GPA is correct and provide a recommendation.
The Application ProcessStarts Here!
Students interested in the AIM HIGH Flight Academy program should fill out this preliminary application.
All eligible candidates will be contacted by either their recommending organizations or the Air Force Recruiting Service Detachment 1
with further direction and information.