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  1. ROTC is a good option, but if you’re worried about their age limit, call up the detachment and ask. But they may be unaware of the new age limit of 33 since it won’t have an impact on 99.9% of their cadets. As for OTS, you’ll know for sure that you have a pilot slot before you attend, so there’s less risk there. Edit: I’d just visit the detachment and try to set a meeting with the commander to ask the questions you’re worried about. Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network mobile app
  2. I was getting interviews and ended up getting picked up with a 3.17. And when I submitted my app, it was like a 3.11. My scores and PCSM are good though. Also, it probably helped that my recently performance (last two semesters since returning to school) were 4.0s. But it’s completely possible. Just be ready to own up to a subpar gpa and explain what you’ve learned from it. Even better if you have proof that you’ve made changes to make sure it won’t be an issue going forward. Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network mobile app
  3. I know of at least one fighter unit that just hired someone and is processing an age waiver for them. Your packet is incredible, so push hard with every unit that interest you. If you apply to heavies too, I’m sure you’ll be hired within 6 months. It may take a little longer if you want fighters, but if you Interview half as well as your resume would imply, I think you have a great chance. Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network mobile app
  4. I’m your same age and recently got picked up. It’s a difficult spot because a lot of people can’t ask their boss. I am in a pretty unstable industry so I couldn’t ask my boss for a recommendation without concern that it would impact my work. I ended up asking a good friend from college that is an AF officer, my flight instructor who worked with me through my PPL, and I was lucky enough to have a family friend who was a retired fighter pilot and B-course instructor. If I could have asked my boss though, he definitely would have been one of my first picks Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network mobile app
  5. I used Barrons and was 91 or above on each section. Pilot score of 97. Maybe a silly question, but are you timing yourself when you take the practice tests? I find that to be hugely important. None of it is hard, but the timing and finishing all questions within the limit can be difficult. So I’d definitely recommend using the time limits when you do the practice tests. Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network mobile app
  6. Having just gone through the application process, I can say that I’ve never seen “before 27” at any of the fighter units I saw. They were all before 28 and a couple that were said 28.5. I’m 27 and just got hired, so don’t give up on fighters if that’s your dream. Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network mobile app
  7. That’s awesome! Good luck on the upcoming board! Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network mobile app
  8. This forum is focused on Air Force aviation, so I’m not sure if there are many/any guys on here that can help. All I can tell you is that those are within requirements for the Air Force. Airwarriors.com seems to be the Navy equivalent. Maybe try asking over there! Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network mobile app
  9. That’s awesome! There are so many good dudes I’ve met through the process that are struggling due to age. I’m glad to hear that they’ll get a good shot. Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network mobile app
  10. Awesome job man! As for fighters, it’ll just be up to the unit. Some are more than willing to do an age waiver for the right guy and some won’t even interview. Just make sure your cover letter is good, and addressed to the right unit. If you want fighters, keep applying and you could get picked up. It might take a little bit of time, but it’s definitely possible. Just make sure that if you get an interview, you do all you can and knock it out of the park. If your are open to any airframe, I wouldn’t be surprised if you were picked up by a heavy unit within a few months. Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network mobile app
  11. The current release seems to definitely be talking AD only, or else it’d probably say replaces 3.1.1.1 and 3.1.1.2. But that screenshot you posted looks like an unreleased copy of the next version of the AFI, which appears to have the same updated age limit for ANG and AF Reserves. I hope that’s the case on final release! Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network mobile app
  12. I’m pretty sure this is only for those applying to Active Duty. It states that this replaces paragraph 3.1.1.1 in the AFI 36-2105. That paragraph discussed active duty age requirements, 3.1.1.2 discusses age requirements for ANG and AF Reserves. Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network mobile app
  13. Unless you received that specific feedback from Oregon or Bogidope, I’m not sure I’d retake the AFOQT. Honestly, I think age was probably your weakness, which you can’t do anything about. Keep applying, but pick a date where you’ll open it up to heavies. Don’t give up on fighters though, I know a couple of guys that have been hired at fighter units while needing age waivers. Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network mobile app
  14. I’d definitely do a bit of studying and retake the AFOQT. Did you prep for it the first time? Get a highly rated prep book and use it. Take all the practice tests with the appropriate time restraints and you should do better! Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network mobile app
  15. 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
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