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  1. Just be yourself. These guys are trying to figure out if they want to spend the next 20 years of deployments and TDYs with you. If you know the insignia, you would be able to know what rank they are. If you see and bird or, for some reason, a star on someone’s shoulders, it’s a good idea to keep it to “sir” or “ma’am” when talking to them. But for everyone else, I’d just call them by whatever name they use to introduce themselves. Obviously stay respectful. Show your interested, and make sure not to look through people. They are giving you their time, so give your attention to the person you’re talking to. As for booze, your call. Jack, Makers, whatever, I don’t think it really matters. Grab a sharpie while you’re out and put a note on it with your name. Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network mobile app
  2. I’m sorry I wasn’t clear. I was saying that if he wanted fighters to apply to all of the fighter squadrons. Not apply to every squadron, regardless of airframe. It sounded like he was only focusing on one squadron at the moment. Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network mobile app
  3. I don’t know what the policy is with astigmatisms, but if you get PRK, it is a year before you are eligible. So if you need it, do it ASAP. But, ignoring the astigmatism, your vision doesn’t have to be 20/20. It just has to be correctable to 20/20 and can’t be worse than 20/70, I think. I’m applying for units now too, I’d say don’t limit yourself to one fighter squadron, apply for all of them! You’re young enough to be a little picky, but I would still apply everywhere that interest you. Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network mobile app
  4. N730

    Tentative rating of where I stand

    What would your PCSM be at 201 hrs? That helps give a good idea of where you stand. But I’d consider taking the AFOQT again. Make sure you study. I took about a month before mind, got a good prep book and studied hard. Then I took the practice tests, timing each section, each night. I’m almost positive that that’s a large part of why I did well. Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network mobile app
  5. N730

    Upcoming Boards

    Awesome! If you haven’t already, I’d start a “What are my chances” thread. You can get some good advice there too! Check bogidope for upcoming boards too! Fresno and Oregon both have packets due at the beginning of February. Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network mobile app
  6. N730

    Upcoming Boards

    Is anyone else going to Boise for the interviews this weekend? I get in on Thursday if anyone wants to meet up for a beer! Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network mobile app
  7. N730

    Tentative rating of where I stand

    It’s hard to say where you stand until you take your AFOQT and TBAS. You are getting close to needing an age waiver (I’m in the same boat), a lot of places assume youll need one of you are over 28 or 28.5 because of how long the process takes once you’re hired. Get your tests taken ASAP. Get an AFOQT prep book and work hard over the holidays studying. Take the practice tests and take them timed. The only hard part of the AFOQT is finishing everything in the time allotted. Once you do that, you can schedule your TBAS. There’s not much you can do to prep for it, but there are some flash cards online for part of it and other valuable information online if you search. Otherwise, you should do well. I wouldn’t waste much money on ground school, honestly. It’d be better to get even a little bit of flight time. At least try to solo if you can’t afford a PPL. Update here when you get your scores and I’m sure people can give you some more input! Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network mobile app
  8. N730

    Upcoming Boards

    It depends on the board. Normally they give a general timeframe in their announcement. Most that I’ve applied to sent invites out about a month after the application deadline. One unit only waited a week or two, but that was not the norm.
  9. Don’t take the AFOQT again unless you got like a 20 on the verbal. All it could do is hurt your PCSM and I don’t think anyone cares about your verbal score anyway. Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network mobile app
  10. N730

    Upcoming Boards

    Haha I know it’s nerve wracking for us to wait, but it’s a pretty big decision for these guys in the squadrons too. It’s more important that they get it right than anything. That being said, I’ve been checking my email every 10 minutes for a couple of hours. Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network mobile app
  11. N730

    Upcoming Boards

    Yeah, make sure you post your videos as “Unlisted” so people can’t find them by search. Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network mobile app
  12. Yeah, honestly the shimmy damper thing just makes me think the DPE wasn’t in the mood and was hoping to avoid it and keep his or her cash. I almost guarantee that if he’s gotten the question correct, the DPE would have found some other way to fail him before they took off. Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network mobile app
  13. If you’re taking the AFOQT a third time, make it count. Study study study. Use the prep books and take the practice tests timed. You can easily get over a 90 on the pilot portion, it just takes practice and studying. The biggest part is getting use to the timing. By practicing over and over I was able to finish every section with a little bit of time to spare and double check some answers. Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network mobile app
  14. N730

    Upcoming Boards

    Not yet, I’m going to wait until Thursday and if I still have no feedback, I’ll send another email. Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network mobile app
  15. I was already mad for you before I read this post. They were clearly trying to scam you and the CFI sounds like a moron. I don’t know if you have any recourse or anything you could report, but it sounds like what’s going on is very shady. And the price of your check rides are absurd. I did mine in a cheaper part of the country, but my PPL check ride was only $300. $900 is a scam. They were just milking you. I’d be curious to see what happens if you got a flight or two focusing on stalls and then took your check ride. I’d ask the other school if you could fly with their chief pilot for a practice check ride with him. Tell them you feel like you’re ready with the exception of stalls and wanted their feedback. If you pass no problem, it will say a lot about the DPE and the CFI you’d been working with. If they say you have a lot of work to do, then get working. Regardless, if any of your ride was subpar, your instructor should have been focusing on that before signing you for again. Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network mobile app
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