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    AFOQT scores too low?

    Your AFOQT scores are low but everything else looks pretty good. Keep studying and retake it ASAP as you’re starting to get in age waiver territory. Other than that you look plenty competitive to me. Keep visiting units, don’t get discouraged, and get your AFOQT scores up. If you can get all those scores up >70 I’m willing to bet you’ll get hired sooner rather than later. Good luck!
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    Upcoming Boards

    @ayz33 Dude, you’ll get picked up with that background. Go visit units as soon as financially possible. I (personally) can’t give you any specific advice on how early a unit will or will not hire, but go meet the guys/gals at the squadrons you’re interesed in ASAP. The sooner you visit, the better off you’ll be. Prior E with 99 pilot and 93 pcsm is pretty dang strong. Good Luck!
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    Chances for Fighter Units?

    I am going to use context clues (I.e. “Hopeful”) and assume that you’ve never been on a hiring board. If I’m wrong, I’ll gladly put my foot in my mouth. The dude is a mechanical engineer with a high Pilot and Nav score, decent flight hours, a LOR from an Active pilot, and he’s 23yo. A PCSM of 80 is in the ballpark. Is a hiring board going to be amazed all that? No. But if he visits a unit and hits it off with the guys he has as good of a chance as anyone does. To flat out say that he “doesn’t have a package for fighters” is garbage. @Fakedicck Apply. Send them far and wide and do your best to visit those units. You might not get picked up....but then again, you just might. Just like John Daily once said: “You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take” Or was that Oprah? Regardless, you get the point.
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    Chances for Fighter Units?

    @Fakedicck Below is what was sent out by the 457th a month or two ago. “In the meantime this is a good synopsis of what you need to be competitive for a UPT spot. AFOQT PILOT 91 AFOQT NAVIGATOR 83 AFOQT ACADEMIC APTITUDE 65 AFOQT VERBAL 66 AFOQT QUANTITATIVE 60 ***PCSM 84*** GPA 3.3 FLYING HOURS 3.3 (and continuing to build hours)” Buckley Viper Hopeful is trolling you.
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    Latest Movies

    If anyone on here is a bourbon/whiskey lover, go watch the documentary “Neat” on Apple play/Amazon. Just got finished with it and am a big fan. Well worth the $5. Let me know what you think
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    Scrutinize me!

    Turn that 3.96 GPA into a 3.69! In all seriousness, keep doing what you’re doing and crush the AFOQT/TBAS. You have plenty of time to get picked up for whatever you want to do and you’re off to a much better start than the majority of people, IMO. I can’t stress enough to have fun. Keep flying, stay out of legal trouble, keep your grades up, stay away from drugs, but have a hell of a lot of fun in college, too. Do something stupid (not illegal) and have a great story to tell. Graduating in 3 years is awesome, but I, personally, wouldn’t want that. Your drive is a very good thing, keep that, but remember that the military will still be around. Have some fun. You’re off to a great start. Just my .02
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    F-22 Pilot's comments after flying the F-4

    I always thought it would be cool to fly a P-51 in WW2
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    Standard Interview Questions

    I have consolidated a handful of the questions on this thread in case anyone wants to print them out for an interview prep. What leadership skills do you bring to the table? What is your career plan after you complete UPT? Why do you want to fly XXXXXX? How do you feel about killing someone? Explain induced drag. What’s your idea of a perfect day? Do you wear pink shirts? Do you have a fart can on your car? Have you ever met an f-15 pilot, if so did he hit on you? Favorite movie? Biggest accomplishment? Biggest failure? What did you learn from it? Explain your speeding tickets Why did you get a C in calculus? How do you deal with stress? What do you think UPT is going to be like? Have you done any research? Why do you think you should get this slot over the other candidates? What is the toughest thing you have ever done? What is your civilian job? With your civilian job, how often will you be able to fly with us? What accomplishment are you most proud of in your life and why? How do you think your civilian aviation experience will fit into UPT? What makes you think you'll be successful at UPT? How would my best friends describe me? What do I think is my biggest fault? Define the term Leadership What does it mean to me to be an officer? Tell me about a time that you had a disagreement with a peer and how you dealt with it Why do you want to be an Officer? A pilot? Which is more important and why? How do you feel about the possibility of having to shoot down a civilian airliner? If your dog was drowning and a complete stranger was drowning, who would you save if you could only save one? Who has been the most influential person in your life and why? Are there any questions for us? Why you? Tell me what leadership and integrity mean to you, and how they go together What will you do if you don't get selected? Why didn’t join the Air Force earlier? What are 3 characteristics of a good officer? Have you ever had to make a difficult decision? What else are you interested in besides flying? Loyalty vs Integrity? Why fighters? Are you applying to other units? How would you interact with other UPT classmates? Why you over the other people asked to interview?
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    Upcoming Boards

    Do you have a link?
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    What's keeping me from a job?

    Yeah, to be honest that 99 verbal freaks me out, too.
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    Upcoming Boards

    As far as I know, phone interview invites still have not gone out
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    Should I test again?

    Apply with what you have and plan on retaking once you can
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    1,000 Retired Pilots Can Be Recalled to Active Duty

    What are the chances the reserves get activated to full time to bridge the shortage gap?
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    Fresno Griffins UPT Board

    Wondering as well