First of all, "flyboy" or not I'd like to take a moment to thank everyone in the Services for everything you do! But, fighter pilots....sorry, those guys are just COOL! I don't know what it is, but I just got to thinking recently about how AWESOME it would be to be one! Maybe it's, you know, being able to FLY! Sure, there's "civvie" flight, but just you and your jet zooming along at Mach 2? THAT kind of ride you can't get just anywhere! Maybe it's the call signs? You know what I would give to be able to answer to "Ghostkiller?" Of course, it may have a lot to do with wanting something you can't have. My understanding is, even if I had corrective surgery on my eyes - having bad vision at ALL is an automatic disqualifier, right? I guess if I had to pick one question to ask, it would be...how long does it take to LEARN all the "stuff" in the cockpit??? Heck, I don't even know what all the buttons on the radio in my CAR do! A man I used to work for took me up in his single-engine plane once, and even that thing had countless dials, guages, buttons, levers.... I should have asked him more about the controls then, I guess...I was just too busy alternating thoughts of "FLIPPIIN' SWEEEET!" and "I'm gonna DIE!" Hmm....more questions: -If I couldn't be a figher pilot...are there any other "flippin' SWEET" options in the AF? I figure if I did ever enlist, maybe eventually I could at least get a ride in a 2-crew jet! -I've read in stories of the Iraq war that pilots get the best living conditions since they need to be focused. True...or are they making it sound like you have a "softer" life than you really do?