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Fighter Pilot


At the touch of a button, fighter pilots have the ability to operate machinery that costs tens of millions of dollars, to travel at supersonic speeds, and to fire some of the most sophisticated weaponry ever created. And, you know, fly. They can fly. Up in the air. Like a superhero. We're not sure exactly what scale you’re using to base this on, but we consider being a fighter pilot one of the most powerful careers imaginable….

…unless you're not a huge fan of the military command structure. Yeah, you might be free as a bird while you're high in the sky, but you better not log any unapproved hours or fire upon any unsuspecting civilians. Your sorry keister will be demoted to potato-peeling duty faster than you can say, "You’ve lost that lovin' feelin'." Or, you know, court martialed. We wouldn't recommend joining the military if all you want to do is fly a plane. You should only join the military because you want to join the military. Otherwise you might as well get a job flying a two-seater for a skydiving company.