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  1. CharlieHotel47

    Upcoming Boards

    Has anybody heard anything about when they will send out interview invites?
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    USMC Helo pilot to USAF Fixed Wing

    yeah I agree, this blog here might be kinda dead.
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    USMC Helo pilot to USAF Fixed Wing

    This is the story if every commissioned guy out. Army aviation is a warrant officer's world. Commissioned guys are just good for OERs awards and flying a desk. I am a chinook guy here. Started my chinook career as a WO1. Made CW2 then decides it would be better for my career to go the O route. I now sit here as a 29 yr old 1LT with 1200 hrs. I now wish I wish i could have kept my dots. Im pretty sick of the lifestyle and how army aviation treats o grades. Ive been looking for a new military home in the AFR and ANG. Hoping for a heavy unit out there to allow me to wear a pickle suit and finally feel like a real pilot.
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    2019 Air Force Active Duty UPT Board

    Thanks for sharing the chart. I’ve been told that mid 80s on PCSM will increase the odds.
  5. which two AFOQT study books did you get? I have one and I am wondering about buying another in hopes of having more practice tests available. Thanks!
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    Unsponsored Board

    Thanks for the info above. Glad to hear there's hope out there for Army guys looking to make the jump. I am currently an O-2 and could probably pin 0-3 sometime in 2019 if I was to stay in the Army as an RLO. I started my army aviation career as a warrant officer (which is why I am a 1000 LT). I regret saying this but every now and then I wish I would have kept my Warrant Dots. So if I was to go unsponsored, would I have to have to pass a FC1 prior to presenting myself to the board? Good luck with your FC1.
  7. Hello all, I am new to the flying squadron community. I am a current army helo pilot, CH-47s with 1000 hrs (two deployments - Afghanistan). I am approaching the end of my contract with the army in a couple of months and I've been looking at going Air Force Guard/Reserve. Would love to be able to transition to a heavy/cargo squadron. Looking for advice, suggestions or if someone would like to share their experience on going the unsponsored route. Unfortunately for me, I am 29 years old. I've been looking into going unsponsored, but I don't really know much about it. I recently took the AFOQT and TBAS. PCSM of 77 with a 87 Pilot. I have the hours so I am guessing I must of done really bad in the TBAS for my score to decrease by 10 points. My college GPA was a 2.6 (Civil Engineering). I would hate to think my GPA is the reason why my PCSM score was low. My understanding is that squadrons like to see mid 80's for a sponsorship. My main concern now is that I am 29 years old and time is quickly ticking away. Should I retake both the AFOQT and TBAS or go ahead and apply as a unsponsored applicant? Am I gambling with what airframe I would get by going unsponsored? I would love to track C-17s or C130s. Any other suggestions or advice out there would be greatly appreciated it. Thanks!
  8. CharlieHotel47

    Unsponsored Board

    Hello all, I am new to the flying squadron community. I am a current army helo pilot, CH-47s with 1000 hrs (two deployments - Afghanistan). I am approaching the end of my contract with the army in 6 months and I've been looking at going Air Force Guard/Reserve. Looking for a heavy unit. Unfortunately for me, I am 29 years old. I've been looking into going unsponsored, but I don't really know much about it. I recently took the AFOQT and TBAS. PCSM of 77 with a 87 Pilot. I have the hours so I am guessing I must of done really bad in the TBAS for score to decrease by 10 points. My college GPA was a 2.6 (Civil Engineering). I would hate to think my GPA is the reason why my PCSM score was low. My main concern now is that I am 29 years old and time is quickly ticking away. Should I retake both the AFOQT and TBAS or go ahead and apply as a unsponsored applicant? Also what are my chances of getting heavy unit? I love the cargo community. Am I gambling with what airframe I would get by going unsponsored? I would love to track C-17s or C130s. Glad to hear I don't have to go to WP for a physical. The recruiter I've been talking to told me that my army FP wasn't good enough and that I needed to go up to WP for an FC1. Any other suggestions or advice out there would be greatly appreciated it.
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