There was a girl in the class after mine that was visibly pregnant. So yes, she can go to the Academy pregnant, but if she's in the later stages I wouldn't recommend it. The FAA will work with her. Then again, as others have noted, there's a very good chance the baby will be born before she ever gets a class date lol. Congrats BTW!Hey,
My wife is in the application process now and passed the BA. We just found out she is pregnant. How does this effect the hiring process if she does make it through? Can you go to the school house pregnant?
Agreed, I think it is more of the actual mental aspect of it and having a tiny baby at home. Like I mentioned, I actually got pregnant like the week after the March 2015 bid, and won't be going to the academy till early of 2017, which is almost 2 years total from the bid date. With that being said, I COULD have went to the academy in January of this year, like a month or two after the baby was born but personally I could not leave her for 4 months after she was just born. I don't think your body or your mind is mentally prepared for that after just having a baby. Fast forward to now, she will be 1 in December and of course its going to be hard leaving both of my kids, but my heart and mind is much more at peace leaving a 1 year old home rather than a newbornFor the 2015 bid, it closed end of March, and first people were at the academy in early October I believe, so a little over 6 months. This bid will likely take longer due to the amount of eligible applicants. I think in the first month (October) they sent around 80 people to the academy, which is like a 6% chance.
Odds are you won't be pregnant at the academy. However, you probably will need a month to recover and to get the kid old enough for daycare. The mental aspect of the academy might be tough with baby brain too.
As others have said previously check with HR about a later class date if it falls around a time that she’s due. Another thing to consider too is how good/bad your current insurance is vs what you can get as an FAA employee.Hi All. Wife is pregnant with Twins, also considered a High Risk Pregnancy, as we are seeing a specialist. I am Background/Medically cleared, hoping on a FOL in the coming days/weeks. Anyone have any clue as to how HR will handle a scenario like this. My wife is due the end of Oct. This is obviously very sensitive for myself to be there through the birth process given the situation. Thanks!
I got a FOL March of last year, my wife was pregnant at the time and was due in July. They initially offered me a class date in April but I just asked my HR rep if I could push it off to after the baby was born. They worked with me and gave me an August start date. Just talk to your HR rep when they call you to give you the FOL. Congrats on the twins! Hopefully everything goes smoothly with the delivery.Hi All. Wife is pregnant with Twins, also considered a High Risk Pregnancy, as we are seeing a specialist. I am Background/Medically cleared, hoping on a FOL in the coming days/weeks. Anyone have any clue as to how HR will handle a scenario like this. My wife is due the end of Oct. This is obviously very sensitive for myself to be there through the birth process given the situation. Thanks!