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  1. 2018 Active Duty UFT Board

    My point wasn't either of those, sorry if feelings get hurt but I think it's important for this information to be out there so guys aren't applying thinking the only things that matter are PCSM and flying hours... Because if you search this forum that's the prevailing knowledge ... crush your TBAS/AFOQT and get a PPL then you're gucci. I have anecdotal evidence that isn't always the case. My point exactly, I think AFSC is a big piece of the selection process that isn't talked about/transparent.
  2. 2018 Active Duty UFT Board

    So can confirm I have three friends that were picked up with PCSMs in the 60's and one had a PCSM in the 50s. None had their PPL... I'm wondering if there was a shortage in applicants this year or if they just needed bodies so bad that the threshold for acceptance was lower this year?
  3. Want to get your thoughts on what the AD UPT Board values. I'm a Prior Enlisted Air Traffic Controller, USAFA Graduate (2.4 GPA), now I'm 27 y/o AD Airfield Ops Flight Commander (ATC/Airfield Management) I took the AFOQT at the Academy, but it didn't count for anyone who wasn't applying for a rated spot, which I wasn't at the time, so I Christmas Tree'd the whole thing. Retook the AFOQT yesterday and think I did well...Guessing I got an 80 Pilot score at the minimum, but almost impossible to tell. Taking the TBAS in May when I get back from deployment, and will get my PPL before applications are due in Nov. I think with a 80-90 PCSM I will be competitive, but not sure how my slacker GPA will affect me even though it's from the Academy. Thoughts?
  4. 2018 Active Duty UFT Board

    My current Commander is a F15 WSO and he said he believes you’re less likely to get selected from rated communities due to their critical Manning and longer training time. Non rated dudes can have a “replacement” trained in a much shorter time than the 3+ years it takes to get a MQd WSO etc.
  5. AFOQT Aviation Information

    Great advise, found some YouTube Ground School videos that have some good information as well. Thanks.
  6. 2018 Active Duty UFT Board

    Commander at my base told his Lt 112 were selected for rated out of 200 applicants. Not sure what kind of Pilot/CSO/RPA/ABM spread but seems like a pretty good year for us AD guys. I didn't apply this year, but will be chasing the 2019 board...Grats to all the selects!
  7. Studying for the AFOQT and having trouble finding great study information for the Aviation Knowledge section... Has anyone found a useful resource that will actually help prepare someone to crush that section? I have zero flying hours, will work on my PPL once I get home from my deployment, so that route for knowledge won't work for me. Preparing for the 2019 AD UPT Board.
  8. 2018 Active Duty UFT Board

    Random, but related... How competitive is the AD Board compared to OTS/ROTC/Etc? I'm an Academy guy who didn't apply for rated while I was there (Oops), but if you managed to graduate in the upper 75% of the class, a spot was all but guarenteed. Do we know the rough acceptance rate here?