National Geographic : 1956 Jul
IhLEITNrEVER HAD IT THIS GOOD College graduates who join the new Navy Aviation Officer Candidate Program really have it made. Instead of going through flight schools as cadets, kept single by regulations, they are made ensigns after 4 months of preflight school. For the next 14 months, until they get their wings, they earn $438.58 a month, more if married. Dilbert never had it that good. Come to think of it, many a civilian doesn't have it as good either. Figure the retirement pay these ensigns will draw after a mere 20 years. Even if they never get a promotion (impossible, since ensigns make "jg" in 18 months) they'll get $280.00 a month for life. To get the same, you would have to pay $35.00 a month for 20-years worth of $80,000 endowment insurance. As for travel, glance at George in the picture taken in Jamaica, B.W.I. Still single and only 26, George has already been to London, Paris, Madrid, the French and Italian Rivieras, Rome, Hong Kong, and Tokyo. You get all these benefits and more, plus a $70,000 training to become a professional pilot. In return you will be doing your country a service. For details about AOC and NavCad (only 2 years of college required) write: NavCad, Washington 25, D.C. GRUMMAN AIRCRAFT ENGINEERING CORPORATION Bethpage * Long Island * New York TI The Grumman F11F-1 Tiger is a slick new The Grumman twin-engine S2F sub-killer, jet fighter capable of supersonic speeds along with the carriers and destroyers, in level flight and was the first to fly with make up the Hunter-Killer Group, the Area Rule "Coke bottle" fuselage. Navycounterweaponagainstsubmarines. Designers and builders of the supersonic F11F-1 Tiger, transonic F9F-8 Cougar, S2F sub-killer, SA-16 Albatross amphibian, metal boats, and Aerobilt truck bodies.