I Didn't Train to Be a Pilot is a campaign Achievement in Halo: Reach. It is obtained by destroying three Type-26 Anti-Aircraft Stationary Guns in New Alexandria.[1]


  • The achievement's name is a reference to a quotation by Taylor H. Miles: "Lord, I didn't train to be a pilot."[2] Coincidentally, it is similar to a quotation by Edward Buck in regard to Michael Crespo: "Smart enough to be a pilot, but trained to blow stuff up."[3]
  • Oddly enough you have to get this achievement to finish New Alexandria. (Unless playing Co-op and different players destroy the AA Batteries)
  • It seems that it is possible to earn this achievement from destroying any of the shade turrets found throughout the level.


  1. - Bungie Weekly Update 07/30/10
  2. Halo 3: ODST level Uplift Reserve
  3. Halo 3: ODST ViDoc: Desperate Measures