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  1. I'm still a way out from being completely done with college, so I'm just trying to feel things out right now and try to get ready for one or the other. I like my unit, I like everyone here, my shop supervisor is a great guy and so far everyone else is great too. I've communicated my intentions to everyone about flying after college so it's out there. I work at an aviation museum right across the road from them and a lot of the aircrews will flow over to us when they have nothing to do and I've collected plenty of phone numbers and business cards. Just wanted to feel the Falcon option out and bounce it off a few experienced people. The 17 isn't a bad bird, everyone whose spent time with it loves it. But I'll keep my options open. Thanks for your time guys.
  2. Good evening ladies and gents, So, here I am, just signing on for a six year contract at an airlift squadron for Aerial Transportation (2T2X1) and I've run into a slight dilemma. So the squadron I am currently on with is an airlift squadron, were going from 130s to 17s in 2018 and that sounds super nice. However, a squadron not TOO far away from me flies F-16s and I've always love the idea of flying fast jets and they have alot of boards for folks. Here are a few questions to throw out to the experience masses: 1. Would it make me look like an ass getting on with one squadron just to leave them for another squadron later on down the road? 2. Would it be possible for me to become an officer THROUGH the other squadron? As in, would it be possible for me to go to the 16 squadron to the board and apply for OTS AS WELL as UPT? This is my main question, I'm curious as to if I can move from my current squadron as an enlisted to the fighter squadron as an officer-selectee and UPT candidate. 3. Any 16 guys want to talk about their life experience? Same for the 17 folks as well. When it all comes down to it, I wouldn't mind flying with my squadron if I get the opportunity too. But I would love to have the chance to fly F-16s if I can. Thank you guys for your time.
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