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  1. I've done both. Most of the questions are similar, but in a joint board interview they will ask you your preference of airframe. I'd be prepared to answer honestly while keeping in mind that there will be representatives from each airframe on the interviewing panel. Focus on the reasons why you want to fly your first choice rather than focusing on reasons you don't want to fly the other options represented, if that makes sense. In other words, don't shit all over the planes/squadrons that aren't of interest to you. Good luck!
  2. No offense taken. Honestly there's not much you could say that would get under my skin. In one of my prior interviews at a unit outside of my own, there was a fellow applicant that offered a helping hand to anyone not familiar with the area. So, although I wish I could take credit for the idea, it definitely was not my own. Just trying to help others out on here the way they've helped me. Good luck with your quest for wings!
  3. For any of you guys coming to Duluth this week for interviews, send me a PM if you have any questions on where to stay, places to eat, modes of transportation around Duluth, etc. I'm from the area and am a part of the 148th so I'd be glad to help out. For clarification, I am NOT on the board but am a UPT applicant just like everyone else here. Looking forward to throwing back some cold ones with you guys at the meet n' greet.
  4. I saw that post in the Pilot Network and read through all the comments too. Always good feedback on that site. You survived your first murder board!
  5. The thought of doing it made me put it off until early August but once I actually went through with it I enjoyed it. I don't like talking about myself especially on video but good things happen when you step outside your comfort zone.
  6. Most of the pilots at my unit (that I know) that are prior enlisted seemed to have enlisted AFSCs that involved touching the jet in some fashion. Avionics, Fuels, Engine Shop, Weapons, Crew Chief, etc... This is just my experience though so I'm sure pilots at other units have varying backgrounds.
  7. I would assume it's just an error on their part. See how it plays out with the proctor investigating, I'm sure they will get to the bottom of it as long as everything on your end is legit.
  8. You can apply to any unit you want. It doesn't have to be your own and yes, all travel expenses to interviews are out of your own pocket. Let me know if you have any other questions!
  9. Just to give you some inspiration as to what a better AFOQT pilot score and TBAS can do, I got an 81 on the pilot portion of my first test. With that and my flight hours in the 21-40 bracket, I had a PCSM of 65. After studying my ass off, I took the AFOQT a second time and scored a 98 in the pilot section while still in the same bracket for flight hours. With my score going from 81 to 98, it raised by PCSM from 65 to 77. So, 17 higher points on my AFOQT pilot section equated to an additional 12 points in the PCSM calculation. Now I doubt that this calculation is linear but it does give you a glimpse into what is possible if you do really well on your retake. After bumping my PCSM to 77, I then retook the TBAS and raised my PCSM to 83 while still in the 21-40 flight hours bracket. Since then, I've gotten my PPL and my PCSM sits at 87 (41.3 hours) and 98 if you're looking at the 201+ column. I hope this helps. Good luck with the studying and let me know if you have any questions.
  10. This is incorrect. I took my TBAS about a month before I took my AFOQT. The downside to this was that a PCSM score wouldn't generate until I had taken the AFOQT.
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