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  1. Chances on Finding Unit

    If I were you, I’d start throwing apps out now and to every place hiring. You’re getting up in the territory where you’ll need an age waiver. Not a huge deal but an added factor. Also, I’m not sure you have to go through a test controller for the AFOQT/TBAS. I went the ANG route and just called up the local ROTC detachment and they put me on the roster to take the AFOQT the next time they gave it. I’d get the PPL. Understood it’s spending money on a possibility. But it’s a competitive business and will only increase your chances of success.
  2. I don’t think you need granted Top Secret prior OTS. I believe you just need the SF-86 submitted.
  3. Chances for Fighter Units?

    No reason not to apply.
  4. Your own machine on which to practice you say..... https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F141518267535
  5. You can buy a pretty solid Depth Perception test from good-lite. Same one used for the Navy flight physical. I bought it prior to doing a flight physical a few years ago. Practiced a bunch and Max’d the test. https://www.good-lite.com/Details.cfm?ProdID=1230&category=19&Secondary=0
  6. I’m 1.5 years from hire and still 6+ months out from OTS. I’d say 1.0-1.5 years from board to OTS is average.
  7. Refraction limits are in the Waiver Guide. Up to -1.5 diopters no Waiver. Up to -3.0 diopters Waiverable. Can confirm the PRK waiver is 6 months. I had it done. If you end up needing it shoot me a PM and I’ll give you the low down.
  8. If no ETP success... Get PRK/LASIK. It’s a 6 months waiver wait and you’ll be good to go. As long as you are within pre-op specs.
  9. AD to ANG

    1) Not crucial. But it could only help. 2) 85+ PCSM/AFOQT will get you in the envelope for interviews with fighter units. Not sure what the competitive mark is for other A/C. 70+ I imagine. 3) Can’t speak for this one. 1-2 years from board to UPT for an off the street hire. Unsure for someone from AD. 4) Critically important, but probably some leeway if you are OCONUS.
  10. Not that it’s pertinent to MEPS, but the Wright Pat Waiver Guide for flight physicals will have hearing waiver info for reference
  11. Swore in Jan 30, My squadron requested my FC1 Feb 9, got a date same day for May 21. 3.5 month wait.
  12. What's keeping me from a job?

    Applied to 50 boards and did 7 interviews before I got picked up. Continue to press.
  13. PPL for Fighters

    Apply regardless. A missed application is a wasted opportunity, regardless of whether you think you’ll be competitive without a PPL. Most of the folks I’ve seen hired at fighter units had one but not all. In any case, having applied to a unit prior will be good optics when you apply the following year.
  14. Chances at an ANG Fighter Squadron

    Don't get LASIK. You don't need it. As long as you are better than -3.0 diopters either eye it's no factor. 20/40 is good to go. Apply to more than one place. Especially if you are intent on fighters. Most folks I know applied to 20+ who got picked up. If I were you I'd take the AFOQT and start putting applications out.
  15. Upcoming Boards

    I got hired at a Gaurd unit 10 months ago, still waiting on dates. Most guys I know wait 1-2 years till they step to OTS for guard units. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk