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  1. soupafly06

    Promotion and PRF Information

    RUMINT said there was a 91% select rate to O-5 this last board. Is there anyone here in the know on what the APZ select rate was?
  2. I get URT is all in the sim, I’m a graduate of the course. All I’m asking is that if UPT Next works out and it’s 90% sim and only 30 hours in the T-6 then why even keep URT as a separate training pipeline at all? Seems like squeezing drone drivers through the course would provide flexibility to flow into other airframes instead of being limited to just the MQ-9 and RQ-4. Apologies for the thread derail.
  3. So if that’s the case and they’ve curtailed actual flying so much then what’s the case to keep URT around?
  4. soupafly06

    Promotion and PRF Information

    Haha fair enough. I'm still suffering under the delusion I stand a chance after already being passed over once. The better question for me is do I accept continuation of nah?
  5. soupafly06

    Promotion and PRF Information

    By current promotion rates the last of the '03 O-5 selects should pin on in October. Hopefully they'll tell the '04 results no later than that so the first few selectees can make some very hurried plans in time for 1 Nov. My money is on early-mid September.
  6. soupafly06

    Elon Musk & Tesla EVs

    Tony Stark? I always thought Musk is closer to this guy: Still I'd rather have a piece of SpaceX than Tesla but it's still privately held at the moment.
  7. soupafly06

    BLUE: Episode 25 Pilot Pipeline

    With URT being all simulator based and spitting out RPA bubbas in roughly 6 months; will the rise of VR and the increasingly watered down UPT syllabus eventually blur the line between the UPT/URT pipelines enough so that they will become indistinguishable?
  8. With CBP allowing up to 1250 hours of MQ time to count toward flying your totals, will pilots with mostly MQ time be made to fly MQ only or will manned fixed wing be an option?
  9. I signed up and took the Devil's money over two months ago and my anniversary passed last week and so far I haven't seen a payment. How far after your anniversary did anyone who signed up early get paid? My assumption is since the agreement was processed months ago that payment would be fairly quick once the anniversary date passed.
  10. soupafly06

    Promotion and PRF Information

    Have any passed over guys done the over the phone counseling with AFPC? If so, did you find it worthwhile or just a giant waste of time (like I suspect it probably is)?
  11. soupafly06

    Promotion and PRF Information

    I wouldn't say it's completely worthless. It helped me hone some crazy PDF ctrl+F skills.
  12. soupafly06

    Promotion and PRF Information

    Maybe I'm just trying to rationalize here but generally, in the RPA world, passed over O-4s become perma line flying IP/EP/Top 3 with generally fewer additional duties. To me it seems pretty close to the professional pilot path a lot of us have been longing for. While I will greatly miss the chance to command my own squadron, I for one look forward to not having to play the Air Force's "you should do X if you eventually want to have a chance at doing Y" games anymore.
  13. soupafly06

    Promotion and PRF Information

    In all seriousness how are your communities treating passed over O-4s? Are they the crusty, experienced IPs/EPs dispensing wisdom to the ever increasing inexperienced young 'uns or are they the punching bags picking up every crap detail and 365? I say this being a passed over dude myself.
  14. soupafly06

    Promotion and PRF Information

    40% IPZ picked up at my location. Blood bath indeed.
  15. soupafly06

    Promotion and PRF Information

    I've looked through about 69 pages of this thread and haven't seen any reference to someone writing a letter to the board in favor of promotion. Has anyone done so and if so, what kind of info did you include in the letter? The AFI I found lists what cannot be included but the only other guidance is that one can write up to a 10 page letter.