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  1. Queep Contractors, we got some, do you?

    Wish the ANG got some of that contractor action.
  2. 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.
  3. 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).
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. LA ANG is hiring!

    Are you talking about cross training from a different platform? No, sorry we aren’t looking for age waivers.
  9. LA ANG is hiring!

    It's that time again . May drill will be our next UPT board. The rushing window is officially open - Feb 23-25 and Mar 9-11 are upcoming drill dates for visits. April drill the squadron will be on the road shooting missiles at Tyndall so get your visits in soon. Resumes and coordination still go to 122fspilothiring@gmail.com C'mon down!
  10. Draken / ATAC

    Draken is expanding fast. The euro stuff is all locally sourced pilots so far (apart from management). Don’t know if that might change. Seems to to me that they want full time guys then want all part time, back and forth. Agree that the pay isn’t competitive; it’s really for dudes that just want to keep flying fast jets. As that stands the dudes running the show at Draken are good people.
  11. AD vs ANG

    How many full time positions depends a lot on the airframe, mission, etc. I only have 3 traditional guard pilots in my wing right now. All the rest of us are full time; not sure you truly have the full picture of (some) guard squadrons. We are undermanned right now, but even at the best of times we'll end up having at least 2/3rds of the pilots full time. With the boom in civilian aviation going on right now, guys are looking for part time positions more than full time. If you go ANG and want to do a 3 year tour on AD, there is a program for that. There is not a program for AD to join the ANG before your commitment is up. We do have TFI squadrons, but you are still at the AD beck and call.
  12. Chances of Being Deployed Nat'l Guard

    Can go to full or part timers. It does re-hack your mob-to-dwell clock. (Or so we’ve been told)
  13. Chances of Being Deployed Nat'l Guard

    Yep, new suck getting spread around to the ANG now. They are calling them "small group deployments" - my wife's CE squadron got a bunch for FY18. Nothing for Ops or Mx yet - just give it time.
  14. Chances of Being Deployed Nat'l Guard

    Surprised you didn't put this in the ANG section. There aren't enough fighters, bombers and tankers to get a full-scale mission done (like N. Korea) without ANG pitching in. Some of us would go - varies unit to unit and where you lie on your next AEF rotation. If something kicks off short notice in PACAF and you are out the door in a month to CENTCOM, you are likely still going on your original tasking. If you just came back, you are likely not going, etc. You can volunteer to go with another ANG unit that's going.
  15. Brabus covered it pretty well. As far as part time gigs, understand that you won't have the option to be part time for several years after pilot training. Right now my guys get 508 days of seasoning (full time) orders after they complete MQT. I try to keep them full time for another year or two because they just need the experience before I cut them loose. As far as side jobs, you name it. Most of us have a side job flying - airlines, Draken contract red-air, etc. I know some lawyers and doctors as well as a few real estate folks. Some other guys have gotten on as contractors with Boeing where they run the sims or work in the test world.
  16. What should the Air Force be if it is so broken now?

    1-2 slots is a hell of a lot different than a classic assoc TFI. I have one AD dude in my guard squadron, if each AD guy had an option for one or two (not 15 or 30) seasoned dudes, that would help a lot of folks. edit* I didn't look at the dates posted; hadn't seen the thread. Sorry for the delorean ride back to April.
  17. AFAIK all our young guys (ANG) get 508 days of seasoning once they get done with MQT.
  18. What is right with the Air Force

    Nice work Juice and the Spikes!
  19. Trends in Air to Air Combat

    As tech increases, you need to keep platforms that have ease of expansion, excess generator and ECS output and minimal carriage restrictions alive. When the 69lb brain trusts make the death-star-turn-it-on-and-you-auto-win system (likely first fielded in a pod) we can't afford to spend $690B and wait 15 years (ala aim-9x) to get it on a Raptor or 35. There's some pretty cool crap already out there, integration on the 5th gen is a monster. At the unclass level, the whole idea and execution of RCS reduction (I won't call it stealth for 4th gen) has advanced considerably. Can't turn an Eagle, Hornet or Falcon into a Raptor but you can bring those threat wez's into something more manageable - particularly if we actually put some interest in offensive EA game. Hi/lo mix still makes sense from a lot of perspectives - a lot of the monetary pain we see right now comes from the significant gap in fundage towards sustainment of 4th gen during the 90's and 00's. Chickens have come home to roost in that department so instead of upgrading mission stuff we're buying new wings for multiple platforms and finally trying to figure out just how many hours we can really fly these things.
  20. Our guys get 510 also. If there are 900 out there somewhere I need the info!
  21. 11-217: should it stay or go?

    Unless you fly the Eagle. Still rockin the fix to fix because they won't upgrade us to GPS. [whining] Every time we go cross country (ANG so XC for all my friends!!) it's the same story. "Jazz01, cleared direct BISBY" "Jazz1, unable - need a vector, a navaid or the lat/long" "Oh, ok, um... Jazz01 cleared direct FTBOL then." "ugh.... Jazz1 unable FTBOL - I don't have GPS, cannot go to a GPS point" "Uhhhh, well lets see, uh....Jazz1 fly heading 260" "260, Jazz1" "Jazz1 contact Memphis on 124.8..." "(doh!) Jazz1 still needs a Uniform freq..." [/whining]
  22. Experienced Pilots wanted

    I don't think we have that defined. If you don't want to air out your details send me a PM with your background and what you are thinking. We're open to non-standard hires if it's the right type of bro.
  23. The 122nd FS in New Orleans is having an experienced hiring board on 21 January 2018. This is for current or previous fighter pilots - Eagle experience not a requirement, but it certainly helps. We have full and part time opportunities available. Send resumes or questions to 122fspilothiring@gmail.com
  24. Experienced Pilots wanted

    Nope, never did (at least in the 6 years I've been here) One caveat - if said bro is rolling in from a different MDS, he'll need to be full time for a while to get through MQT/FLUG so he/she isn't a limfac for alert when they show back up to town.
  25. Chances at an ANG Fighter Squadron

    I sit on our hiring boards. Adding flight hours to boost PCSM doesn't really do anything for us. The scores at 201 hours are the only way to actually compare apples to apples. Civilian flying doesn't really mean much when you strap a jet on. It's important that you have SOME flying, but adding up on the PCSM won't do as much as boosting your other scores on the AFOQT. Neither are as good as visiting a unit. YMMV.