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  1. 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
  2. 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.
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. N730

    Upcoming Boards

    I’m not sure if it’s required, but I sent an email telling him I’d be coming and asked any questions I had. So I’d definitely reach out. It can’t hurt!
  11. N730

    Upcoming Boards

    Just to be safe, I’d plan on staying later. Read the room and if everyone is heading out around 2, leave then, but if people are still hanging around you won’t be crunched for time. Try to have a flexible schedule. But if you’re going to Tulsa for Sunday or something like that, then that’s different and you just need to get as much time in both places as your schedule allows. Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network mobile app
  12. N730

    Upcoming Boards

    @ayz33 no, it’s the weekend after, the 13th-14th.
  13. Anyone else having trouble with their website. It’s been giving me an error and failing to load all weekend. Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network mobile app
  14. N730

    Upcoming Boards

    @Nash2018 and @kleveling, I’ll be there Saturday and probably Sunday. PM me and we can exchange numbers. As for booze, I’d recommend bringing it. Leave it in the car and if you feel that it’s appropriate, you won’t be left empty handed. And no need to be nervous. Just be yourself and know when to keep your mouth shut and you’ll have a good time!
  15. N730

    Upcoming Boards

    If you just send your resume, maybe update it and include your AFOQT/PCSM scores and flight time/licenses. That way you’re giving them what they requested, but it has the information you know they’ll want as well. Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network mobile app