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  1. jspace17

    Chances for Fighter Units?

    Maybe Mr Buckley thinks if he can convince all other applicants to drop out, he wins by default?
  2. jspace17

    Chances for Fighter Units?

    I'm not a fighter so take this with a grain of salt, but I'm heading the AD UPT later this year. But I'd say the GPA isn't all that bad provided you have a Mech Eng degree and work at NG. You're good enough for a major defense contractor so I'd say you've got a good shot to get picked up if they like you. There's a reason that the GPA minimums are .5 points lower if you have a technical degree and a great work history, as you mentioned, can offset this even more so. Your PCSM is pretty good but there's no harm in retaking it if you can do better. Personally, you're young. I'd apply as much as possible and if you don't get picked up, then retake the TBAS. You've got a cushy job and no rush to get into a unit even if you'd rather start sooner than later. I'd play things by ear and see how the first round goes. Good luck!
  3. This. I've heard of alternate depth perception tests that if you're able to pass, may constitute waiver-ability. Not sure if it'd help much, but maybe you could take a depth perception test at a civilian doctor and take the results to the flight doc to try to help your case. If you're borderline, I'm sure they'll let you try a different test. That donut test is damn hard and not even the best test for depth perception so do some shopping around if you get my drift. Sorry to hear about this situation, sounds like you're stuck between a rock and a hard place. Keep looking around and I hope you're able to get a waiver. Good luck
  4. This. I hear it's generally more selective for enlisted to commission and you'll have a certain amount of time as enlisted before you're able to apply. You're much better off going straight for OTS considering your age.
  5. jspace17

    PPL for Fighters

    Study it a little bit if you can. A couple of the sections are counter-intuitive and they only give you a few moments to prepare/practice. The test isn't something to stress over but I wish I had read up on it before going in. Good luck!
  6. jspace17

    Wisdom teeth and WP FC1

    Thread revival as I've got a question regarding eruption. I had 1 wisdom tooth removed due to impaction, but the other 3 came is fine with the exception of one of them basically halfway erupted. I know it's hard to predict, but impaction and eruption are 2 different things. Should I concern over this? I had my 1st tooth removed around 5 years ago and neither of the other 3 have bothered me. I leave for OTS in March and am trying to take care of everything that I need to before then.
  7. jspace17

    Thoughts on my Chances

    If you can do as well on the AFOQT as you predict, I'd say you look solid. I've seen people get picked up with quite a spectrum of majors so don't stress about the marketing holding you back. Although extender above makes some good points, my initial thought would be to focus on getting your GPA up and then focus on the AFOQT so you're not spread thin with your studying. This depends on how much time you have and if you're trying to go direct from college to flying. Does the mayor know you well or did you just ask them for a LOR? It's better to have LORs from people who can speak of your character and leadership rather than someone you hardly know with a good title.
  8. jspace17

    Can anyone give recent FC1/MFS Experience?

    I was picked up for AD. Heard the same about approval but have no idea about UPT preference. My recruiter seems not so sure so I've just been looking up other people's timelines from the same board. Hope to see you at UPT!
  9. jspace17

    Can anyone give recent FC1/MFS Experience?

    Can't speak for Wright-Patt but had mine done at Travis. March 31st: Selected June 5th (possibly earlier): Informed that flight phys was scheduled for July 21st. June 21st: Inspect and DEP July 21st: Physical, had larger optic nerve cupping, had to follow up. August 14th: Flight physical complete without waivers. August 17th: Submitted to AETC September 1st: Pending signature and should be approved soon. Probably not exactly what you're looking for but thought I'd give it for reference. Awfully quick in my case as I've seen it take several months to go through.
  10. jspace17

    Professional pilot kill recreation?

    That sounds like the dream. Hope to get there myself some day. I'd love to be able to fly halfway across the state and back just for lunch.
  11. jspace17

    Professional pilot kill recreation?

    This is awesome. Looks like a great plane to fly, must be a blast. Glad to see that you got back into it. Inspiring stuff man, it's great that you're not letting anything ground you. It's part of my dream to own my own little plane and have a runway as a driveway and a hangar as a garage. Looks like it doesn't need much to land on too.
  12. jspace17

    Professional pilot kill recreation?

    I've been meaning to fly an Extra for a while now but it's not in the budget yet. I feel like there are so many different planes that I'll always have something on my list to learn. I think bush flying would be pretty fun. 110, that's impressive. Any other favorites other than the Extra?
  13. jspace17

    Professional pilot kill recreation?

    That's a good point, I've heard about the transition from civilian to military flying but not the opposite. Bet those first few landings felt really weird
  14. jspace17

    UPT Chances

    Honestly, your OQT and PCSM blows that out of the water so you don't have anything to worry about. I had a 86 PCSM when I applied and that's with over 80 hours. Get a little bit more time and you're set! You're probably going to get picked up even without any more hours. The 172 is a great plane and it's what most of my hours are in. Nothing wrong with it, it's a great trainer for the price. I only suggested a 152 as they're cheaper but the price of a C172N is comparable to a C152. If you're flying S models currently, it'll feel like quite the downgrade. Keep it up! Be consistent and you'll have your license before you know it. I kept taking breaks and it made the license take longer than it should have. I got rusty between flights. Thanks! I just finished my FC1 and am awaiting a class date. I'm hoping for a January OTS date but I'll be at UPT sometime next year. Can't wait. Good luck to you! Your scores are very competitive so don't stress. The board will understand the GPA thing as we were in similar boats. Hope to see you at UPT soon