So I got hired by a Viper Unit for FY13 (my Officer/UPT packet should be on its way to DC next week after I swear in on the 16th), I already am Commercial Multi/Instrument rated. So I assume this means I can expect to not get an IFS date from the Bureau?
My burning question is, Does this mean in Phase 2 of UPT (beginning of T-6's) will they teach the "military" only type things they teach at IFS? Like military traffic patterns and radio calls etc.?
I could be completely wrong, they may already teach that stuff at UPT and not at IFS, not sure, but the only stupid question is the one that you don't ask right?
More information from my last as we are about ready to start 13-XX classes. It was stated that the PPL exception will actually begin for any classes that START after 1 Oct. Again, this is all coming AFPC and 12th FTW folks (now that 19AF is gone). Anyway, that's the latest as of today......
I'm not in the policy making department on such issues so don't shoot the messenger.
Yeah, you'll walk into the flight line a little less prepared for the typical experience but will probably catch on fine I'm sure. An IFS grad will now how to handle stand-up and EP's, GTIMS, familiarity with the concept of the syllabus, standard mission briefings and the like. The UPT squadrons will have to suck it up and realize they will be getting a larger percentage of those that didn't get familiar with the typical UPT environment and adapt. Not a reflection on you. Just a bit more of fire hose affect the first few weeks on the line.