I am not in the army just yet but am due to start basic soon. I have been offered a job as an air tech and after much deliberation decided to take it. I have always wanted to be a helicopter pilot (my dad was one) and working with helicopters was always where I wanted to end up. I decided on a trade instead of joining as groundcrew and working my way up; like my dad did. Working on the aircraft will be a great job and I will really enjoy it I'm sure - yet as I am in a trade I am worried that I will never get to apply for pilot selection. So my question is: Should I meet the prerequisites; will I be able to apply for pilot selection? And if the answer is: "It all depends" Does anyone know of any air techs that have done it? My old man told me that anyone can apply from anywhere given the correct prerequisites yet can find it harder if they are in a trade. This isn't a do or die question - It's just that if I would like to know as much as I can before I go. Thanks in advance for any answers.