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    2019 Air Force Active Duty UPT Board

    PDSM announcing the 2019 board was published yesterday.
  2. https://www.amazon.com/AFOQT-Study-Guide-2018-Qualifying/dp/1628454776/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1516820418&sr=8-1&keywords=afoqt https://www.amazon.com/AFOQT-Practice-Test-Book-Qualifying/dp/1635301491/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1516820418&sr=8-3&keywords=afoqt I used these two. The first one I purchased because when you look at it on Amazon you can click the 'look inside' button and scroll through a good amount of the book and get a feel for the amount of actual info they have on the pilot knowledge section. The second one I got for practice tests, be warned that some of the questions have incorrect answers in the back but that is only for 2 or 3 and luckily the questions they have the wrong answer for are pretty easy to catch. There is a website where I paid like 10 bucks for 3 pdfs of tests that I don't recommend.
  3. goddard15

    2018 Active Duty UFT Board

    I believe this is in regards to the upcoming 2018 active duty board which will meet in a few weeks for current officers.
  4. For the TBAS, not enough. For the AFOQT, multiple hours a week for two or three months. I took every practice test I could find but I only studied the pilot categories.
  5. I improved my AFOQT pilot score from a 71 to a 99 and it improved my PCSM from a 36 to a 62. The small improvement on the PCSM even with a good AFOQT pilot score is reflective of have done really poorly on the TBAS. I have two AFOQT study books I'd be happy to send you if you are interested. PM me.
  6. In fact it is your only other option. Beware though, there is no guarantee that you will do better on the TBAS the second time. I know people who have done worse, as evidenced by their PCSM scores (for different levels of hours) going down. The way I see it you have two options: Option 1 is the TBAS. The pro is that it is free and quick, you've already seen it once so you can likely do better, you know of some resources you can use to prepare, etc. However, the cons are that this is your last shot, that your score could go down, and that there are some sections of the test that you really can't prepare for. Option 2 is flying. The pro is that there is no risk, in other words your score can only go up and in fact you know exactly how much it will go up for a given number of hours. The cons are that it is slow, expensive, and there are diminishing returns. (When I say no risk I mean strictly in the context of the PCSM, there are obvious other risks, costs, and opportunity costs associated with flying). There used to be a third option (retake the AFOQT). You've already executed that option which was smart. Now you need to decide whether or not you want to go with Option 2 and Option 1 or just Option 2, since you should definitely do the risk-free Option 2. You said your hours were 67, that's pretty good, so the 81 is certainly attainable and 101 might be too. My additional two cents. For most people 201+ hours is not financially feasible / would take way too long. Another option (lets call it option 4) you have is to strongly reconsider your 'dead set on fighters' mentality. While fighters are a fantastic goal and represent an incredible element of the Air Force mission set they are just a piece of the pie and by no means the only cool piece of pie. Ask yourself why you want fighters and if you would be happy flying something else. Ultimately you need to consider the needs of the Air Force.. which might not be for you to be in a single seater and you need to ask yourself if you're okay with that. If you're not okay with the needs of the Air Force creeping into and in front of your wants, well then you need to reconsider the Air Force in the first place. A well-balanced blend of these options will get you in an AF cockpit.
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    1,000 Retired Pilots Can Be Recalled to Active Duty

    "The Air Force needs about 1,500 pilots more than it has." - although we already knew this, I wonder what it means for the number of slots in the upcoming active duty UFT board.