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PilotCandidate last won the day on September 29 2018

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    What are my chances with this background?

    Well you certainly have a unique background! I have absolutely no clue what accredation the “School of Discipleship” has but to even be considered to be a USAF pilot you’ll need a Bachelors degree. After graduating with a bachelors degree (preferably with high GPA; >3.0) you will be eligible to attend OTS and so on. If the school you’re in now doesn’t grant bachelors degrees then you’ll need to find, and enroll in, a college that does. If this is the case, then you are, unfortunately, in for a long, uphill battle as most (Guard and reserve) fighter units won’t entertain applicants >28yo. Your best course of action today would be to call a recruiter (or ROTC program) and get an AFOQT and TBAS test scheduled. Without either of those, you won’t be able to apply for anything and no one on this forum will be able to give you an accurate evaluation. Also, look into a local flight school and buy a discovery flight to make sure you actually enjoy flying. TL;DR- get a bachelors degree, take AFOQT and TBAS, apply. Truth is, you’re late to the game right now. If you truly want this, it’s still yours for the taking. But you need to get on this ASAP
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    First world problems

    @engeguy Yes, you can be selected for the AD UPT board, turn it down, and still be hired in a Guard UPT Board. Also, last I was aware, if you turn down UPT for AD and then decide to apply AD again (for whatever reason), you will most likely not be selected for an AD board again. As with anything else, nothing is impossible, but if you bail on AD to try your luck at the Guard and come up short, you’re likely SOL.
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    Not being a SNAP

    Hoss, save your advice for someone who genuinely wants it. This guy Seadogs is just another low-level troll.
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    Upcoming Boards

    Troll. If you’re gonna waste everyone’s time, at least make it funny
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    Track Selects and Assignment Nights

    Hurricane Michael
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    Hurricane Michael

    If we’re throwing out ideas here, get some engineers to design a large waterproof vacuum seal storage bag and sink the jets for 24hrs.
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    Grumpy MC Driver

  8. I used their services and was hired shortly afterwards, I believe in large part because of it. I thought it was worthwhile and would definitely suggest it if you have the means. There wasn’t any groundbreaking information, per se, but the feedback I received was relevant, valuable and actionable. Ultimately, it’s up to you to get hired. Getting consulting is not a “make or break” thing, but if you decide to use their consulting services, you will be better off because of it. If you go through with it, make sure you are well prepared and take detailed notes.
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    Energy question - Challenge you to answer!

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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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    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 Daly once said: “You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take” Or was that Gretzky? 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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    F-22 Pilot's comments after flying the F-4

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