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  1. I found out in less than a month, but I'm also age critical (28.5). Take it for what it's worth.
  2. PPL for Fighters

    Apply anyway, but finish your PPL as soon as possible. That was the common denominator when I was on the fighter circuit. Flight hours varied from person to person, but a PPL shows you’re competent/motivated enough to see your training through to the end.
  3. You should be able to schedule the FC1 as soon as you swear in to your unit. That's how my situation worked.
  4. Guard, Non-Prior: Interview/Hired: August 2016 MEPS: June 2017 Swore In: July 2017 FC1: September 2017 FC1 Approved: November 2017 State Package Approved: December 2017 NGB Package Approved: January 2018 TFOT: March 2018 IFS: Exempt UPT: Columbus, 13 July 2018
  5. That’s insanely fast! When was your package sent to NGB?
  6. Be careful with including additional documents in a package to whatever unit you're applying to. I've heard of some units tossing applications (and probably pretty solid apps) for not following directions in terms of what documents they want and the order they're placed in. Some may care, but others may not.
  7. My apologies if my question wasn't worded clearly, but I'm just wanting to know if there's any reason where my package would not be approved even though I've passed all physicals and have made it through the preliminary paperwork.
  8. I've tried using the search function, but I'm not quite finding what I'm looking for. I recently finished up my FC1 with no waivers needed and am waiting for the approval to come back from AETC before my package is sent to State HQ and NGB. At this point, is it truly just a waiting game to have all the boxes checked off, or would there still be for any reason my package would not be approved? The reason for asking is I'm getting into a bind at my civilian job where my potential replacement could be transferring out of the region within the next month, and my supervisor and I would really like to keep him here to be able to back fill my position once I'm off to OTS, UPT, etc. Otherwise, I'd rather not tell the higher-ups until I have dates, but my hand may be forced very shortly.
  9. Can anyone give recent FC1/MFS Experience?

    I can't help you on the post-physical timeline, but Wright-Patt contacted me the day after my recruiter submitted my info. The physical was scheduled for a little over two months out from being notified.
  10. I swore in mid-July and found out the following day that my FC1 date is in September.
  11. It doesn't sound like there's an acuity standard anymore, as long as the refractive error standards are met (page 9 in the link, toward the bottom). Also, I think the standard waiting period for PRK/LASIK has been reduced to 6 months. Not a doctor, though. Gig 'em and good luck!
  12. AF Light Air Support Aircraft

    I'm from the tiny town where Air Tractor is based. The impact it would have on the community would be huge, if it were selected.
  13. USAF / USA / USN / USMC Vision

    The search function is your friend:
  14. Chances at an ANG Fighter Squadron

    Klamath definitely hires off the street, so don't feel like you have to enlist to have a shot. Both in 2015 and 2016 a civilian was hired. However, if you're dead set on joining only that particular unit, it may not be harmful since you're only 23. In my opinion, you should also do research on other units, because you may find missions you like even better than purely instructing. Keep in mind you will do upgrades and have the potential to be an IP any place you go (albeit not teaching someone how to initially fly the F-15 - more so for the mission side of things).