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  1. Hey man, really sorry to hear that during these tough times. That sucks and there is no doubt your honesty definitely played a factor. "This guy isn't even going to be with us because he wants to be a pilot, let him go." Unfortunately, with at-will employment, you are pretty much SOL. Especially with what is going on now, there probably aren't any resources to even investigate your case right now. Plus dumping money into a lawyer right now for an unknown reason of being let go is really risky. I think it's a really good motto to not lie, but don't give them info that will only hurt you. You really have to look out for yourself, same goes for in the Guard. Everyone always says it but you're the only one who gives a shit about your life and career. Time to stop spending money on Starbucks and Tesla's.


    But really, hope you can find employment soon. Take care of yourself man. Wishing you the best and prayers. 

  2. I see it as two options. You can implement draconian measures which will shut down and cripple the economy and people will get fed up and risk getting the virus so that they can feed their family. Or, we can assume a level of risk, ramp up ICU care around the country to handle illness, and halt the tanking economy. One option cripples the world economy and people get sick and die. The other prevents financial collapse but people still get sick and die. Risk management. 

  3. 36 minutes ago, Burger said:

    Alright guys,

    i am currently a civilian pilot and have come to realization that I will be bored doing the same thing till i'm 65. I have been applying to Guard/Reserve squadrons in the mean time. 

    Anyway, I am curious if the AF or Navy has better chances of tracking fighters in the training pipeline? This seems to be a AF heavy forum group so if there are any Navy bros/broettes out there that have some insight that would be great. Calling recruiters to set up the AD process this week. I understand it comes down to luck and the needs of the branch but besides that does the Navy or AF have better chances of tracking fighters in training?


    Check out airwarriors.com. That's the navy version of this forum.

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  4. Your scores are decent, and I say that because of your Q score and 85 PCSM. If you can get your PCSM above 90 then you would be in a better position regarding your scores.


    Your age is probably the greatest factor here, especially with your fighters only mentality. I'm not wanting or trying to discourage you but it is seeming that unless you are the perfect fit in a fighter unit, they still don't like interviewing candidates 28 or older even with the new age waiver policy. With that said, rush the units you want to be at and you never know what will happen. They could really like you and not care about the age. There are also some on here who have been picked up by fighter units at this age or older. Also, don't discount AD. You will definitely get a pilot slot and can still get a fighter that way. Good luck!

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  5. You will see it vary from unit to unit. Some have been picked up with 99's across the board, others with 90 pilot and 30 everything else. Of course your chances are lower if your scores aren't the best but if you rush and the board likes you, they will make exceptions. It is very rare to get an interview and then get looked over just because one of your AFOQT scores are lower. The interview levels the playing field. 

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  6. 29 minutes ago, gear3green said:

    So you are trying to switch Laughlin for Vance? Bro good luck that’s like offering a kia  for  a BMW. Good luck! Also jokes aside I’ll ask around and see if anyone is interested. 

    Hey, Stingers are nice. I'd take one of those over a 335i, not an M3 though

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  7. 12 hours ago, mb1685 said:

    Very interesting to see their age cutoff being age 33 at the time of board even though the (updated) regulation applies to starting UPT by age 33. Wonder if that’s a misprint or if they’re just more willing than most fighter units to submit age waiver requests?

    Yesterday, it said age 29. So they definitely intentionally updated it to reflect the new age waiver standards. 

  8. 3 hours ago, WannaFly2019 said:

    Little bit of a gouge here for you.  This was briefed at Vance a little while ago:

    UPT 3.0 is going to be with the T-7. That's planned for a 2021 takeover.  With the T-7, they're going to be giving wings BEFORE entering that airframe.  IE, if you want to track fighters, then you're going to be in a T-6 for 8ish months, get winged, then hit the T-7 for like 6-8 (undetermined now) months then go to a shortened B-Course.  UPT 2.5, which is the "Banzai" classes they keep doing, is going to become a real thing come this June.  It's essentially going to be the shortened syllabus with more practice in the beginning and tying it all together towards the end of UPT, with the early "track select" while in T-6s so you do more nav for T-1s, form for T-38, etc.

    Oh wow, T-7's are really on track to be in UPT starting in 2021?

  9. What are you shooting for, Guard/Reserve or AD? 


    So far, you have an interesting background, so that is a good plus for you. Your work will give you points as well. But as always, we really need to know your AFOQT and PCSM scores, cause those can make or break you. 


    Also, getting your PPL is very important depending on which path you take, so consider more flying. 

  10. 46 minutes ago, LNGH said:

    Yup you're boned. They probably blocked your email. 


    Actually though they're sending emails to I'm guessing around 200 people and they may have a generic template but they are reading the application emails and giving a personalized response where necessary, so it's a slow process. I'd say if you don't hear anything by the end of the week, and em a message. 

    You know this as a fact?

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  11. On ‎11‎/‎29‎/‎2019 at 3:08 PM, PapaSwan said:

    Does anyone know if Vermont or Massachusetts are having hiring boards this year? I believe they both did last year, but I was curious if either were going to be back to back? 

    For the past 2 years, they both have. But we will have to see and wait for the new year. 

  12. You have good scores and looks like you have great connections in the LORS. I wouldn't worry about the quantitative tbh. Your overall stats are very good so I would just say get out and start rushing. You'll start seeing results soon. Good luck! 

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