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About JustHangingOut

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  1. Congrats! By your previous posts it looks like you spent a lot more time studying. Looks like it paid off!
  2. Pilot Shortage Deepens, USAF is SCREWED.

    wait until the word spreads more about the rotary wing transition programs a lot of airlines are offering these days.
  3. What Are My Chances? Army Infantry CPT

    Send me a PM If you like you and I can chat over the phone/facebook messenger. I can get you up to speed on a few things regarding going from green to blue.
  4. reach out to the family and airmen readiness manager on base. they will be able to hook you up. or call military one source and they can connect you with an appropriate POC
  5. Short Side of 29. Rated Army Aviator. What are my chances?

    start rushing units you want to be with and start applying now. Also, refer to BogiDope to a map of all the units and their airframes. The blog articles are a wealth of information as well. I am over the age requirement as was picked up by a heavy squadron. I am working on my transfer paperwork now. If there is anything I can help you with, feel free to reach out.
  6. Army to AF Transfer (Green to Blue)

    Refer to DoD Instruction 1205.05, 1300.04, and 1304.25 for references on transferring within your commitment. It is possible if they are willing to release you. And yes, it is possible to get an age waiver. I am working through one right now for the unit that selected me. I am not AD however, I am going from Army Guard to Air Guard. Certain squadrons are more willing to take applicants with age waivers, others wont even consider it. In short, make them tell you "no" and if they do, there are others out there. Have you taken the AFOQT and TBAS yet? If not, get on that immediately. I would also go ahead and see if you could get an AF flight physical if you can. Hope this helps!
  7. Base housing

    This ^^^^ I'v done two partial DITY moves and came out with at least 3k each trip, and I didn't even use a trailer.
  8. Info on flight boots

    If you have wide feet like me, nike's aren't that great. for everyone else...they are pretty awesome the Rocky's tend to fit more people and are also a light boot. If you need something for the field work... Rocky s2v all the way. They are super tough, comfortable for long ruck marches, and the dry out fast after they get soaked. Another great boot for all around garrison or field work is the Garmont T8. I'm not sure if they are flight approved though. Another thing to consider is good socks. Darn Tough socks are expensive, but the best out there. They have a lifetime no questions asked warranty. I have a few pair of them and quality socks make a huge difference.
  9. Chances of a Fighter Slot

    Did you ask for feedback from those units of why you were not chosen and what you could improve on? This will help you with future interviews especially if you plan to apply to those units again.
  10. have they switched up the curriculum to place SERE before UPT like the Army does?
  11. Civilian T-6 IPs?

    I will second this. There is a huge benefit to having years and years of not only flight experience, but experience as an instructor for a military organization. I had an instructor who was an off the street guy. He was the best instructor that I had because he cared more about teaching me how to be a pilot than he did about all the military bull shit. The civilians I flew with whether prior military or not, genuinely cared about making you the best pilot that they could produce and were not afraid to chew you out when you deserved it. I probably got chewed out more by the civilians than I did the military IP's that I had later on during IERW. Many of us had our civilian IP's show up to our graduations to show their support, and even pinned their former students wings on if they did not have family in attendance. As to whether this is the best move for big blue...I cannot speak to that as I can only share my experience as it was a positive one.
  12. For sure! I should hopefully be able to post more details in a week or so.
  13. I don’t want to say just yet. I still have to break the news to my chain of command.