How do Airforce guys learn to fly and retain information so quickly?

There are guys that become pilots in a very short amount of time, same goes for aircraft mechanics. It would take somebody "on the outside" at least 6-7 months to get just a private (if they went everyday) and several years to do the same amount that Airforce guys do in a month or 2 (and they go from average grounded person to where they solo in a T-6 or something withing a few months). And the Airforce trainees make it seem easy too.

Asked By: Boomer - 10/2/2010
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When you go to a military school it is 40 hours a week with about 8 hours of home work to do in the barracks. There is nothing taught except what you have to know. It is intense learning and not all the students make it. There are plenty of flunky jobs in the military. If you don't make the grade then you push a broom... More
Answered By: Old Man Dirt - 10/2/2010
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To begin with anyone accepted for Air Force flight training has already passed a number of tests that indicate they have an aptitude for flying and that they are intelligent and good learners. They fly almost every day. Not everyone accepted becomes a pilot. They get frequent check rides with an instructor and if... More
Answered By: Howard L - 10/2/2010
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