Free time between flights
If you like to travel and visit new places, as an air force pilot you just won’t have time to do that. You won’t fly to international or passengers airports, and you won’t be able to discover new sights. (+1 score for civilian aviation)
Place of residence
As an Air Force pilot you probably won’t be able to departure from big international airports. Your base will be located somewhere in the secret place, far away from nearest town. So probably, you won’t be able to live in comfortable flat. In Civil Aviation you have a flat in the city and the airline you are working for can help you with buying it.
(+1 score for civilian aviation)
First of all, I am not sure that all countries have such a strict rules regarding their soldiers, but it’s possible that as a military pilot you will need to sign an undertaking not to leave the country and not to disclose secret information. It means that you can’t share photos of your plane and stuff with friends and even family members. Sometimes you may not allowed to travel abroad if you know too much. 🤥 As a civil pilot you can do almost everything. Sometimes bosses don’t like pilots-bloggers, but these days they are becoming more and more common.
( +1 score for civilian aviation)
To be honest, I only know about salary of civilian pilots, but I believe that military pilots have a good one too.
(+1 for both)
As a two-meters guy, I can say that most likely I won’t get into military aviation. Of course, there are restrictions in civil aviation, but it may not be so strict. Also, the cabins of modern liners are more adapted to comfortable flights, it even have toilets 😂 (the dream of military pilots).
(+1 for Civilian aviation)
When I think about military aviation, I always ask myself “Can I kill someone?” Military pilot must have a very strong character. It is a very stressful and dangerous job. It can damage your health and your psychological too.
Personally, I don’t like it. Killing people is something very very terrible, even impossible for me.
In addition with modern technologies, military pilots can people hundreds and even thousands of innocent people! And I am more than sure that this job isn’t for me.
( I will not rate this paragraph. People have different situations and characters)
To sum up, we have a result that civilian aviation won in this comparison. Of course, this is only my comparison of the pros and cons, and partly my opinion, with which the rest may disagree.