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  1. No interview. I received a TBNT from VT this week. I have (from memory) 99/97/93/96/73 on the AFOQT, 90 PCSM (w/ the 23 hrs I had when taken) and 74ish hours now and a PPL. I am also 28 years old, which is a factor with some units.
  2. I took the AFOQT and TBAS just over a year ago. I since have more flight hours. Should I update anything? I'm very happy with my scores, btw, but don't want to be out-of-date if that would be a problem.
  3. As I understand it, the national average is in the upper 60s. Here in Los Angeles, I was told by my (independent) CFI that the average hours to PPL locally is in the 80s. I have 50 and have been waiting a long time for the checkride (thanks COVID), but my CFI said that was exceptionally unusual and I progressed "blazing fast" (not so humble brag). I guess my point is for the readers that it can vary a LOT between locations and individuals.
  4. Heh. Around here more like $15,000. As to your question, I'd say it depends on the unit but all the fighter units and fighter pilots I've come across in my own application journey are pretty clear that a PPL is effectively a requirement. Think about it as showing that you are, in fact, passionate about aviation and truly want to be a pilot.
  5. Somewhat out of my lane here as just another applicant, but a 99 with 23 hrs is not possible according to Bogidope's description of scoring: https://bogidope.com/civilian-to-guard-or-reserve/the-pilot-candidate-selection-method-pcsm-score-explained-part-2/ However, some units ask for your PCSM at the 201+ hours level and he could unconsciously be referring to that.
  6. I'm just a fellow applicant, so take this with it's commensurate grain of salt. I did score very well, for what it's worth. 1) I would buy more books - I had a few and did all the practice tests more than once. 2) No. Aptitude, verbal, and quant are just as (if not more) important as far as I know. 3) I didn't really study for the aviation section because I'd already passed the PPL FAA test and it's all similar. I would just review whatever stuff you used for the FAA test. 4) I would pick up a reading hobby with some more challenging books. This is just a general life tip,
  7. Excellent article covering the motivations behind the S-400 buy: https://warontherocks.com/2019/07/the-tale-of-turkey-and-the-patriots/
  8. A way to rapidly airlift large, unflyable aircraft already exists... 😛 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shuttle_Carrier_Aircraft
  9. Hi everyone. I'm a civilian pilot who is building a simulation of the Super Tucano for a video game and I have two questions: 1) What is the middle-top screen in the backseat as shown here? https://i.pinimg.com/originals/bb/2d/c2/bb2dc2e0cfc540a0c2e213300c2cd115.jpg 2) What is the extra paneling along the side of the fuselage under the canopy added to the American-sourced A-29s as shown here? https://i.ytimg.com/vi/LkgeladdlaI/maxresdefault.jpg Thanks in advance!
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