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    I'll be there in December! see you there.
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    @admdelta @Hopefulflyer389 I'll be there both days arriving around 12-1pm on Saturday.
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    Failed private pilot checkride 3 times + low scores

    I'm calling bull***t on this - none of it makes sense. I've been in general aviation for 2 years now at a flight school in the New England area (not ECAC) and have never heard of someone failing a PPL checkride three times. What was the name of your DPE? It's not un-common for $500 PPL checkride. DPE Marc Nathanson's instructor rides are $1000 and $500 for a re-test. You need to do your research. There are certain DPE's that we don't use in the area and I might be able to help. For instance, DPE Don Martel in Sandford, Maine costs $350 for a PPL checkride. Go up north for your ride and log some flight hours towards your PCSM while your at it. What was the name of your instructor at ECAC? Odds are I know who it is. DM me. We have clients all the time wanting to rent aircraft and we send them to ECAC - we also have students needing to get their mult-engine and complex rating done and we send them to ECAC too. I have not heard of a bad experience yet in 2 years and probably over 15 students that we've sent over there. I find it hard to believe an instructor would sign you off that many times if you weren't ready - our instructors get let go for a certain amount of check ride failures, NOT TO MENTION he could get his license revoked from the Burlington FSDO (do you know how much it costs to get an instructor rating these days?) ALSO the Burlington and Portland FSDO's have investigating DPE's for high pass rates and not following check ride protocol (the ACS) - SO - if you don't know your sh^t or you're dangerous in the air - then you aren't going to pass. They aren't going to put their job in jeopardy by passing someone who doesn't deserve it. This makes 0 sense.
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    someone is salty. @Seadogs
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    @iRobot PM sent. See you there!
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    Best chances at becoming a fighter pilot

    @JGreenbaum I work at a flight school and I'd say on average a career minded student *training full-time* takes about a 1-1.5 years from 0 flight time to CFI and then 1-1.5 years after that to build to 1,500 hours. I live up north and we get a lot of weather cancellations. I've heard some CFI's in Florida getting to 1,500hrs within a year after they get their CFI rating. Keep in mind this timeline may be a different timeline than what a specific aviation college (Embry Riddle, BSU, UND) would have for you.
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    anyone else going out to Tusla for the meet and greet?
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    @Ultimate Fighter Pilot a bunch of fighter boards coming up soon this winter though! Cheers
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    @Sopwith Camel FWIW I have a friend who got picked up as an alternate at a fighter unit with around the same scores and just a PPL. He eventually got moved up as a primary after someone dropped months later and is now going to UPT. I will echo what has been said on these forums many times by applicants and pilots alike who've gone through this process - go and visit, be a good dude, have a good attitude! I haven't been selected myself but I've been applying for about a year - if you have any questions I'll do my best to help - feel free to DM. Best of luck!
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    @Ultimate Fighter Pilot I heard from a friend that results went out for who got picked up - but I personally don't know who was selected.
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    Any updates on the 104th FS in Baltimore? I heard from a friend that New Jersey interview notification emails were sent the other day.
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    Bogi Dope

    I bought both the packet review and the interview prep package - very satisfied with my experience and thought it was definitely worth the money.
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    303rd FS sent out rejection emails. Congrats to all who were selected to interview!
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    @Sopwith Camel the POC said he was picking them up and getting them together this week so I would guess we still have a week or two before notifications come out.
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