Work hard in school, beginning in high school
Develop an interest in flying and learn all you can about aviation.
Apply to the U.S. Air Force (USAF) Academy.
Apply to a college with a U.S. Air Force ROTC program if there are no openings at the USAF Academy.
Study military history, current affairs, mathematics, science, computers and engineering
Strive for a high GPA.
Seek out appropriate, related extracurricular activities to add to your résumé.
Find other ways to exhibit your community involvement and leadership qualities.
Join the U.S. Air Force after graduating from college.
Apply for pilot training.
Apply for advanced training as a jet fighter pilot.
Accomplish your duties as a jet fighter pilot with enthusiasm, energy, self-discipline and intelligence.
Seek out Air Force opportunities for advanced schooling, including both military-administered command preparation and civilian university graduate-level courses.
Apply to the Thunderbirds Demonstration Team