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EvilEagle

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  1. EvilEagle

    Honest feedback

    (remember, you asked for honest feedback...) You wouldn't be competitive for getting an interview here with those scores; other than pilot/nav they are all very low for fighters. Rushing is your best bet if you want to press it (unless you can re-test?) Having a slot or being an enlisted flier wouldn't have bearing (at least not positive bearing) on whether we gave you an interview. My advice is to take the heavy slot you have and enjoy your career!
  2. EvilEagle

    Upcoming Boards

    Walked into that one (STS)... (going to have to STS every damn thing I say from now on.... geez...)
  3. EvilEagle

    Upcoming Boards

    This is worth what you paid for it, YMMV, etc, etc I've seen a lot of my young enlisted guys tell me how they want to be a pilot. They enlist for tuition assistance, money, experience, whatever. All good reasons. I'd say more than 90% of them never even get an application together and submit it. Various reasons - most common is they drag their feet through school because they like being a crew chief/med tec/engine shop guy or the unit deploys and they have to go. One thing leads to another and they are all the sudden scrambling at 29 to take the tests, finish school and rush the squadron. Never works. If you enlist as a means to become a pilot, be warned: you aren't the first one to try it, some make it most (IME) don't. I love my enlisted dudes, couldn't make it happen without them and there's absolutely nothing wrong with the work they do or the career they chose. For a lot of them it was their second choice - just know that going in.
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    Upcoming Boards

    Interview invites for the 122FS in New Orleans were sent out last night. Thanks for all the interest and the visits. Good luck to the interviewees.
  5. EvilEagle

    Upcoming Boards

    Reminder - next weekend is drill in New Orleans (May 18-20). We'll be sending out invites for UPT interviews after next weekend. Interviews will be held over drill weekend in June (8-10). Good luck and we'll see you in NOLA.
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    Upcoming Boards

    I’ve had a lot of rotor dudes show up with the same questions. Your packet would go to an ARB (aviation review board) to determine exactly how your cross service time is to be counted and how much credit you’d get for training. Don’t be surprised if they require you to do a lot more than you expected. We hired a Navy Hornet guy and he might have to go back to SERE in addition to the chamber and centerfuge. It’s ridiculous, but a lot of it has to do its the way the USAF tracks and documents things vs the Navy way. Bottom line, that wouldn’t keep your from getting hired if you are the right guy for the job. Let the unit figure it out if they decide to offer you a job.
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    Pilot Math

    Still a 1...
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    GA Aircraft Flown

    My first airplane was a Glasair; kind of a cheaper RV. Not nearly the solid community as the RV folks - it's damn near a cult over there. :) When I go back to Delta, I'm going to use the time I'm not doing green dot, OPRs, MICP, MICT, form 8's, gradesheets, leave approvals, IRC, MEO, GOVCC, CBRNE and all the other excellent ancillary USAF stuff to build a plane. One thing I learned quick about owning an experimental - if you didn't build it yourself you will get sick of people asking you "did you build it?" really quick. I've got my eye on an F-1 Rocket to build...
  9. EvilEagle

    LA ANG is hiring!

    Primarily looking at UPT since those boards are more formal but anyone wanting to rush is welcome to swing by.
  10. We're looking for a new pilot or two. All interested individuals are invited to send their resume and/or information to 122FSpilothiring@gmail.com . A full application includes, but is not limited to, a college degree or status of coursework/transcript, AFOQT scores, TBAS test and PCSM score, and summary of flying time, if any. All applications will be considered, but only a small number of applicants will be invited to interview in January. I highly recommend visiting during one of the upcoming drills (Oct 14-16, Nov 4-6, Dec 2-4). If you want to maximize your chances make sure all the tests are complete with competitive scores (most of our applicants that get interviews have scores in the 90s) and you are within a semester of college graduation. It also helps if you visit (and don't get hammered and make a fool of yourself - I mention it because it happens). Questions? Shoot an email to the address above. Good luck everyone, we're looking forward to finding our next round of Eagle drivers.
  11. No one can stop you from applying of course, but I'd say it's not worth spending the time putting together and visiting a place that's not interested in age waivers. Fighter units don't hire folks that don't visit; and most don't do age waivers. Probably not worth your time visiting if they say they aren't doing age waivers and if you don't visit you won't get an interview anyway... see where I'm going here? Like the other guys said, you need to get the ball rolling asap so concentrate on places that aren't already telling you 'no". Much better way to spend your time IMHO. Good luck.
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    LA ANG is hiring!

    It is the last bastion, but few places overcome the lethargy that is the "support" group...
  13. Definitely learn more about USERRA. It's not a choice of whether a company is "forgiving" of service. It's the law, they have to keep your job while you are away on orders.
  14. EvilEagle

    LA ANG is hiring!

    Hacker: it’s just easier to use Gmail. You remember how much of a pain it is getting anything non-standard going on official email. Nothing wrong with Gmail and more than one person can check it.
  15. EvilEagle

    LA ANG is hiring!

    Absolutely! Get your pilot packages to 122fspilothiring@gmail.com
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    Upcoming Boards

    New Orleans F-15's will be interviewing in June drill. Visits are open for 18-20 May, coordinate through 122fspilothiring@gmail.com
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    LA ANG is hiring!

    Folks, we've decided to get one more weekend of visiting in before our hiring board so we're moving the board back to June. May 18-20 is the next drill weekend that we'll be in town, so make plans to come to Nola if you want to be an Eagle driver.
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    Chances for Fighter Units?

    C'mon dudes, at least he has legit taste in smokey treats....
  19. EvilEagle

    AD to ANG

    Your scores are average; depending on what type of unit you are looking to get into it might be worth re-taking. Most of the guys that apply at my unit have mid-high 90's across the board. The flying time is good, but don't break the bank trying to build hours in a SEL (IMO it's not worth it). If you go for an ANG unit, I HIGHLY recommend visiting a few times to try to get in the interview pool. Good luck.
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    Pilot Shortage Deepens, USAF is SCREWED.

    Everyone in the ANG F-15 business is undermanned. Hiring everyone that applies off the street is not the fix to this problem - still need to be picky in hiring. It's a problem with the imbalance of AD (3 squadrons) to ANG (6 squadrons).
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    AD to ANG

    If you can't get a pilot slot in AD, why do you think you could get one in the ANG? AD is dying for pilots right now; ANG units turn people down all the time. The bigger challenge is the ANG pilot slot by far.
  22. EvilEagle

    Scrutinize me!

    Leadership stuff is important - a 3.9 with those extras is mo betta. Just do that. If that's too hard, military aviation might not be for you.
  23. EvilEagle

    LA ANG is hiring!

    PM me for specifics. In general there aren’t any cross flow opportunities these days. The state gets more for their dollar (speaking longevity here) from a brand new Lt going to the few b-course slots that we get than older dudes. Not completely impossible but it’s a significant uphill climb — particularly in our squadron because the last three times we did that it did work out.
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    LA ANG is hiring!

    Are you talking about cross training from a different platform? No, sorry we aren’t looking for age waivers.
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