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Flying and the Guard

So I want to enlist in the national guard before going to ATP however I want to know if being a part of the guard would get in the way of flying a line or even reserve for a regional or commercial airline

Lorri,

I know alot of pilots who fly for the guard (and when I say ALOT I mean ALOT). The airlines like military pilots, are very accommodating of Reserve and Guard schedules (and legally couldn’t say no anyway). Definitely not a problem other then if you’re a Guard pilot who goes active the first year to avoid a lousy schedule and then come back when you can hold a better one. Then you can expect some stink eyes from the pilots who didn’t :wink:

Adam