I would like to know what it takes to become an F-117 Stealth Fighter Pilot I want to join the Air Force and fly one of these bad boys. I am certain I can pass the physical requirements. I am a Junior in High School and play football and track so I am in good shape. I have great eyesight. I would like to know how many flight hours etc. I will need to get to fly an F-117A. The one thing that worries me most is the rumor that the aircraft will be retired in 2025. Can anyone please answer my question.