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  1. 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. 

  2. 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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  3. 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. 

  4. 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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  5. 7 minutes ago, stuckindayton said:

    First off, disclaimer.  I'm not a pulmonologist.  But, I know a little about AF policy.  If you had documented asthma after age 12 or 13, I don't believe it's waiverable.  Before that age, you're likely going to have to pass either a PFT or MCT or both.  I don't know the MEPS process, but for FC I, they are going to want the breathing tests done at Wright-Patt.  I know that doesn't directly answer your question, but maybe it helps a little?

    My disclaimer, I'm not in the AF either, nor have I gone through any of this process. This is only what I've heard from pilots who have had asthma, or applicants currently going through the waiver process for asthma. If you have ongoing asthma after the age of 13, then yes it is DQ with no waiver. If you have things such as an inhaler or follow-up asthma visits after your 13th birthday because your parents make you because of paranoia, you will likely have to do PFT + MCT. Then it is up to AETC evaluation I believe. 


    My question was more geared towards do you have to go to MEPS to get DQ'd or can you call them up before hand and say you have a DQ condition and a waiver needs to start so you don't waste 2-3 months waiting for a MEPS appointment, just to go get DQ'd and have to get a waiver, if that makes sense...

  6. REVIVAL. I'm a guard applicant. I have a history of childhood asthma and wanted to know the best process for waiver submittal for MEPS and FC1. Can I ask to submit a waiver before MEPS so I don't have to wait for the appointment, get DQ'd and then do the whole process? Basically is there a way to go about this as efficient as possible as to avoid delays?

  7. 1 hour ago, ecc97 said:

    Hello everyone, I posted this without the test scores a few months ago, and figured it would be best to start fresh.

    I'm a current regional airline pilot trying to get a pilot slot with a guard fighter unit.

    • Age: 22
    • Finishing BS in Aeronautics from ERAU (should be finished end of Q2/beginning of Q3 2020)
    • GPA:  2.94 from one year of community college, 4.0 from ERAU
    • AFOQT: Pilot-99, Nav-99, AcadApt-70, Verbal-79, Quant-56 (I'll probably end up taking it again, opinions on if I should apreciated)
    • PCSM: 94
    • restricted ATP with 2150 hours, 650 airline hours, current CFI/CFII
    • LOR's from retired USAF Lt. Col./F16 driver, AA 737 captain/mentor, Chief Pilot
    • One year experience as CFI/CFII, year and a half with the airlines

    As far as 'extra curriculars' go:

    • ALPA P2P for my airline
    • 6 years in CAP, started as a cadet, current senior member captain, national flight academy instructor, worked FEMA missions for Hurricane Harvey, RPA escort pilot

    Just looking for your opinions and thoughts on my chances going forward, and any recommendations would be appreciated.  Thank you in advance.


    You have great scores, I would not re-take the AFOQT. You are young, so you have a lot of time to be rushing fighter units across the country and find which unit you mesh well with. Just be a good dude, don't be cocky, and have fun! Keep at it and you should find yourself in a fighter unit in a couple of years. Good luck!

  8. On ‎10‎/‎30‎/‎2019 at 1:52 PM, goodflightcowboy said:

    Anybody know the timeline for 122nd?


    3 minutes ago, Hokie540 said:


    Are they having a board? I’m not seeing anything on their “Opportunities” page.


    122fspilothiring@gmail.com - board announcements and any questions go through there. I forget but I think they recently had their rush weekend, and apps are probably due soon.

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  9. 23 hours ago, N730 said:

    I'd say that's below average from the guys I've talked to, but it varies. It depends on a lot of things, especially if you're coming from off the street. Availability at WPAFB, how quickly you can get through MEPS, how quickly your unit submits the request, etc.

    Some units want you to swear in first. Some recruiters think you have to before you can go to your FC1, but that's not the case.

    For me, I went to MEPS around a month after being hired and went to my FC1 about 5 months after being hired. But that was due to some miscommunication and my MEPS results not being quickly delivered to the guys scheduling my FC1.

    I know an enlisted guy that got hired at his home unit, and his FC1 was about 3 months from hire. So I'd be ecstatic about getting there in 2 months.

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    Yeah I figured it will vary highly depending on the unit, waivers, timing... Looks like it would be safe to plan it to wait around 5-6 months. 

  10. 18 hours ago, ANGCandidate2019 said:

    Update: took the PFT today, it was the most thorough test I’ve taken for my lungs. The technician was very helpful and explained everything along the way and I came out normal 👌🏻

    MCT is Thursday. They will never do the two tests on the same day because you are given an albuterol inhaler at the end of the PFT and you need time to get the medicine out of your system.


    this whole experience has been attitude driven. No one wants to fail you here. If you have the right attitude and mindset and give everything you have more than likely things will work out. In my 10 years of service I’ve never met a more positive medical staff who is there to help you succeed. 

    will update again Thursday! 

    Thanks for the updates dude, it helps us out enormously! 

  11. Hey guys,


    There is so much info going around on this topic and I do not know what the correct policy is. I thought the new policy was pilot applicants in the AD, Guard, and Reserve could join up to age 33. Is this true? Could you post the source for this? Just don't want to give others bad info.

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  12. 1 hour ago, CharlieHotel47 said:

    Cant speak for ARC, but I got word from ANG that big blue cut the # of FY20 allocated slots from 155 to 90 (ANG only). Reserve probably saw a similar cut. Someone had said they were loading up AD ROTC and Academy applicants with pilot slots...

    Do you know what the distribution looks like for heavies vs. fighters? 

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