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    T38 Down @ KDLF

    Wrong time and place for the post. Sorry, prayers for him and the family
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    T38 Down @ KDLF

    Prayers to him and the family. Is this a cause of pilot error or age of the aircraft? And if it is the T38 then will the Air Force be looking to get the new trainer in ASAP?
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    The Next President is...

    Russians? No. The Democrats already figured out how to stop Russian interference. Kavanaugh putting his hands on another woman pushing without her consent? That sounds more plausible...
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    The Next President is...

    Keeping in mind expectations from the 2016 election cycle, I am extremely pleased with what's been happening. Two SC justices already. Minimal losses in the house keeping in mind the house has always flipped during midterms except for three times in the history of the country (1930's, 1998 and 2002 IIRC). Gains in the senate, and a seemingly strong 2020 run with the potential for more SC justices. Leftists, please keep acting like infants. It's working. See you in 2020!
  5. I think I know the answer to this one but want to get more of an "official" answer on this. I'm 2/2 for interviews with units I've rushed, and about 1/4 for units I did not. Some units allow visiting while others don't. Since money can be tight, how much can it make or break a selection process: visiting vs. not visiting? And how many times should you visit a unit? Can you do it too many times to be annoying or is once not enough to be remembered? Basically, I'm willing to do anything to tip the scales in my favor to get hired at a fighter unit.
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    How important is visiting units?

    I understand that fortune favors the prepared. But on the other hand, are you not confident in the meet and greet, and the interview to weed out the weirdos?
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    How important is visiting units?

    Good ol' boy. So only legacies are allowed into the guard?
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    Upcoming Boards

    A salute to the dudes who keep up their videos, no matter how awkward they are.
  9. I'm not trying to hide anything, but I also don't want to put my foot in my mouth. During fighter unit applications and interviews, unless they specifically ask if you have ever failed a checkride before, do you have to disclose it? I failed my PPL checkride once but now have my license. I'm just thinking it would hurt me because I also have a low GPA, so I don't want to seem like "this kid has a low GPA AND failed his checkride, PASS". Unless that's the vibe I do give off and I am not competitive. Should I just come clean right away? What are your guys thoughts?
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    Unethical to not disclose checkride failure?

    Definitely would not lie about it if asked. What I'm getting is I don't need to disclose it unless asked, so I'll probably just go with that.
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    Unethical to not disclose checkride failure?

    I was thinking that too. I just don't want to seem like I'm trying to hide things. It would be nice to get fighter guys' opinions too.
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    Upcoming Boards

    Has anyone heard from Wisconsin or Selfridge fighter units?
  13. Engineer2Pilot

    The Next President is...

    Socialism: I graduated bottom of UPT but I still deserve a Fighter because equality!
  14. Engineer2Pilot

    Alright, light me up here

    I wouldn't say fighters are out of the question, you just gotta do some legwork like these dudes are saying. GPA low? Yes, but do you have a story on why it is low or how you have matured and are seeking/landing an awesome job where you convinced them your GPA doesn't define you? Do you see where I am going? It's already been said, you're super young. The world is yours so go get it man, no one else can do it for you. Grind for the PPL. But if that's not possible, the ANG is not the end all be all. Active Duty is also an option as well, navy, marines, etc. Leave no stone un-turned. If you really want it you'll figure out a way.
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    Upcoming Boards

    Which boards?
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    What are my chances? Civ to UPT: the old-guy edition

    Dude, congrats! Seeing your posts on here and your good attitude make me happy you made it, all that hard work. Keep us updated, I've been enjoying your journey and want to keep hearing about it. Good work you made it!
  17. Engineer2Pilot

    Upcoming Boards

    Interview invites went out last week I think.
  18. Engineer2Pilot

    Upcoming Boards

    So.... has anyone heard from Maryland or New Jersey?
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    Flying Videos Thread Part 2?

    Does this only look fun to those who haven't stepped foot in a cockpit or to everyone?
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    Upcoming Boards

    Can't say I disagree. I did notice on this years board the 187th FW took off the 85+ PCSM requirement to apply. I wonder if there is a "waiver" so I can apply anyway. Any Alabama ANG guys on here to comment?
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    Standard Interview Questions

    Alright guys, 2 fighter interviews so far with no luck. "Be yourself" is truly the best advice given, canned answers and a fake interview personality are bad for business. What I'm struggling with is the general question "Why fighters?" or "why do you want to fly military/Air Force?" I've always had a desire to serve the country, but only recently have I found out I can do it flying for the military. Like I literally started pursuing this last year as hard as possible. I'm having trouble verbalizing that this is what I want to do with my life and it isn't some fad or phase that will fizzle out in a few years. I don't want to seem like I'm jumping on a bandwagon with guys who have wanted to fly, particularly fighters for their whole lives opposed to me who has realized the possibility and chased the dream for about a year now. Thoughts on this?
  22. Amazing scores and good GPA. You have a great shot at fighters, just rush and apply to every single fighter unit before you age out as its super hard to get an age waiver at a fighter squadron. Youll have no problem getting an interview if you rush and are a good dude.
  23. I just retook the TBAS for the 2nd time the other day. I was sitting at an 80 for 75 hours of flight time 98 pilot, now I'm sitting at a 95 with everything else remaining the same. I studied the mess out of the flash cards and played the mess out of https://www.kongregate.com/games/icylime/multitask. Really helps and worth it if you study.
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    Upcoming Boards

    Just got word from the 119th, they said email only is fine, but you can do hard copies as well if you also send an email.
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    Upcoming Boards

    Lol of course not but since we still got time before the app is due I might as well ask around.
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