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  1. Mr.Elephant

    2019 Air Force Active Duty UPT Board

    For reference, I received RIPs roughly a month after notification, and my PCS date was 5 months after selection. Class start scheduled for ~5.5 weeks after RNLTD. "Projected training" showed up on the SURF not too long after notification. You typically don't receive RIPs for training until you actually get to the UPT base, so that's really the only way I know of to get info on what class you're in before you PCS. Good luck out there everyone, the waiting game is hard I know.
  2. Mr.Elephant

    What are my chances?

    Wish I could give you advice from the OTS side, but not the expert there for sure as I'm a ROTC grad from several years ago. Maybe someone with experience on that side of the house could chime in. Also, maybe check out this thread: Rarely is anything a "hard no". Have I seen a few cases where waivers have been denied?... yes. But then again those are typically the exception. Everyone thought there was no way the AD age limit would be waived... and then one day the general signed a memo saying that as long as you're under 33 you can apply. That was specifically for the board that just closed out, but I'd recommend talking to a different recruiter armed with some of this info. The AD board is typically for those who are already commissioned and are trying to cross train, but I've seen exceptions for practically everything. Best of luck out there.
  3. Mr.Elephant

    What are my chances?

    The comment about the AD board not accepting age waivers is false. The board this go is allowing people up to age 33 apply. Granted this is if you are active duty already, so depending on whether they will let you apply to the OTS board for pilot might be a different story. What I'm getting at is Guard is good option and you got scores to back it up, but if you like the idea of going the AD flying route, don't necessarily write it off yet. Currently picked up on the AD side with two approved ETPs along with an approved medical waiver... stay after it if it's what you want.
  4. Mr.Elephant

    2019 Air Force Active Duty UPT Board

    From the PSDM, officially its a TFCSD waiver that's needed (versus the TAFCSD). Lame I know but for ROTC folks, those are two different dates. Just thought I'd throw that out there. Did you receive any feedback why you weren't endorsed? Working on a TFCSD waiver myself, got the wing/cc endorsement but not sure how often the MAJCOM or HAF level A1 disapproves them. If anyone has experience with that, it would be sweet.
  5. Mr.Elephant

    USF (det 158) rated slots/ questions

    If it's something you want get after it and don't stop until you do. Simple as that. Get up every morning and work towards that goal. Look at the steps that will get you there and then handle them one at a time. Get that AFOQT knocked out. Don't just knock it out, knock it out of the ball park. Then take the TBAS. Don't just take it, demolish it. If you start ROTC when you're 24, you'll graduate at 28. Age limit for UPT is 30 Max PCSM score is 99 - get as close to that as possible If you're living off an E-3/4 wage... skip the bars for now and save your money for the flying time. Study, work, fly, repeat. I promise the bars will be there later. Get a degree you care about. Not one you think the will help you get a pilot slot. You'll do better in a program that you care about, and your GPA will reflect that. Look for people who say yes and figure out the answers to the hurdles in your way. Look back and be tired for the right reasons.
  6. Mr.Elephant

    Track Selects and Assignment Nights

    Anyone have any idea on the current drop rate of ospreys and where they're coming from these days? I've seen maybe 4-5 total CV-22s posted on here in the last six months and was wondering if that seems about right. I know for a while they were coming from all three training platforms including hueys but wasn't sure if that was the current status. That being said, can any osprey dudes/dudettes speak to whether or not there's a preference in the CV-22 training pipeline where they went for phase three? I.e, is someone coming from a T-1 at a disadvantage vs someone coming from a TH-1?
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    Track Selects and Assignment Nights

    XL 15-14 T-38s B-52 F-15E F-16 T-6 FAIP F-15J x 2 (Japan) Singapore Fighter T-1s C-5 Travis AFRC C-17x3 (Hickam, McChord, Dover) C-21 Scott C-130J Ramstein C-130H MN AFRC HC-130J x 2 (moody, Davis-monthan) KC-135 Mildenhall KC-135 Milwaukee ANG MQ-9 x 2 creech T-6 FAIP RC-135 Offutt
  8. Mr.Elephant

    Track Selects and Assignment Nights

    MC-130, very nice, seems like it's been a while since I've seen one of those drop
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    Track Selects and Assignment Nights

    XL 15-11 Active Duty T-38s A-10 F-15E F-16 T-1s C-17 C-130J CV-22 E-3 E-8 KC-10 KC-135 X 2 RC-135 T-1 FAIP X 2 Also, 2 Singapore fighters, might have been something else I missed
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    Track Selects and Assignment Nights

    XL 15-09 Active duty T-38s A-10 F-15C F-15E F-16 B-1 T-38 FAIP T-1s C-5 C-17 x 3 C-21 C-146 E-3 EC-130 KC-10 x 2 KC-135 x 2 C-130J T-1 FAIP U-28 x 2
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    Track Selects and Assignment Nights

    XL 15-08 Active Duty T-38s A-10 X 2 B-1 F-15C F-15E F-16 F-22 T-6 FAIP T-1s CV-22 x 2 C-21 E-3 X 2 KC-10 KC-135 X 2 T-1 FAIP ‚ÄčT-6 FAIP U-28 X 2 Might have missed a C-17 in there somewhere
  12. Mr.Elephant

    Track Selects and Assignment Nights

    XL 15-07 T-38s B-2 F-16 T-6 FAIP T-1s C-17 C-21 C-130 CV-22 T-6 FAIP U-28 X 3
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    Track Selects and Assignment Nights

    XL 15-05 T-38s AC-130U F-16 F-22 T-6 FAIP T-1s C-17 X 2 C-21 CV-22 C-130H C-130J X 2 KC-10 KC-135 X 4 MC-130 RC-135 T-1 FAIP T-6 FAIP U-28
  14. Mr.Elephant

    Track Selects and Assignment Nights

    XL 15-04 Active Duty T-38s B-52 CV-22 F-16 F-15C U-28 T-1s AC-130U C-5 C-17 X 4 C-130J C-130H C-21 CV-22 E-8 KC-135 X 2 T-6 FAIP RC-135
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    Track Selects and Assignment Nights

    XL 15-02 Active Duty T-38s F-15E T-6 FAIP U-28 C-17 T-1s C-17 X 7 C-130J X 3 EC-130 KC-10 KC-135 RC-135 E-3 F-5 X 2 (Kenya) C-130 (Italy) I think thats right... C-17s just didn't stop
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