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  1. A-10 for Idaho ANG or KC-135 for Utah ANG are my top preferences right now. I would love to get an AD slot, but I also want to consider all options and what would be best for future support for my family. Bogidope posts a lot of great information and I think both would be great options, but I think that not moving around would be better for the family.
  2. Thank you for the advice! I am looking at applying to the Boise, Idaho A-10 unit that is currently on Bogidope. Would love to see the KC-135 for the Utah ANG pop up again. I am less concerned about airframe as I love to be in the plane, but I would like to be somewhat closer to home if I did decide to go the guard route. I definitely am trying to get my PPL still.
  3. Hello all! I have been lurking these forums for awhile but now that I am done with all the major requirements I am wondering what my chances are. As a background, I am currently AD Enlisted and just submitted my application for a Rated/Non-rated slot with Rated being my preference for the 20OT01 OTS board. I am also thinking of applying to the ANG to keep all of my options open. From what I am aware, there is nothing to stop me from applying to both. If I were able to get a pilot slot, my preference would be ANG. What would be my chances for both of these options? AFOQT: Pilot - 87 / Nav - 80 / AA - 72 / Verbal -78 / Quanitative - 61 PCMS: 71 with 22 hours. 91 would be my max score at 200 hours. Age: 26 GPA: 3.92 with Criminal Justice Major Other factors: I currently have a DD FM 2808 with an approved AETC stamp saying I am medically cleared for FC1 pending completion of MFS-N. It is dated for February 2019 and I have been told it is good for 4 years. I am not sure if this plays a factor or not as I know medical can be only of the largest disqualifiers. I look forward to seeing everyones responses!
  4. Does everyone think that the Active Duty UPT and OTS boards will have more pilot slots this year than last? I know that more AD UPT were picked up last year than the AD OTS board (only 20 pilots selected). Just curious as I am applying to OTS and I know that AFROTC missed their pilot goal by 300 (told to me by an AFROTC officer who just PCS'd to my unit). I am just wondering what the chances are or if I will eventually be applying to the AD UPT board in a few years.
  5. That is a huge help! I was looking at it as the yellow box being the field of view so the large end being the direction I was looking, but it didn't make sense that way. Thank you so much for this!
  6. I am looking for some help on the TBAS flashcards. I understand the concept and am able to get the correct answers when it shows the direction I am heading on the compass, but when it shows it on the map like in these two images I cannot figure out what direction I am heading. Based on what I see, the top of the map is North, so the it looks I would be heading East and North in the two images respectively. However, I know this is wrong but I can't figure out why. What am I missing that shows I would be heading West and South?
  7. I will have to contact the closest one to find out. Thanks for the direction.
  8. I don't really know if I am competitive or not, but I know some people inside of that unit. I honestly believe I would be more competitive for an AD slot with a PPL than at a Guard or Reserve unit that pretty much requires one. The average PCSM score on AD this last board was 39 and only a few had their PPL already. However, I would like the stability of a Guard or Reserve unit. It's definitely a tough call, hence why I am wondering if I could do both.
  9. Has anyone ever applied or attempted to apply for an OTS Rated slot and the Air Force Reserves for a pilot slot at the same time? A little back story, I am AD and want to apply to the rated board this November (application due in October). However, they only picked up 20 pilots this last board and I want to keep my options open as I want to fly. What are the chances of being able to apply to both? Has anyone ever done it before? Both applications are due in October and both boards are in November. Am I going to be forced to choose one or the other?
  10. Riddles


    Purchased a new car last year and called around for different quotes. USAA wanted to charge me more than double what EVERY OTHER company quoted me. It's actually crazy how bad it has gotten in the past few years.
  11. Does anyone know what the timeline may look like for a person transitioning out of AD enlisted to the ANG pending actually getting hired? Some additional information that may affect the timeline. I already have a security clearance as well as having my FC1 done before I submit my package. After reading this thread it seems that these are the things that hold people up in actually getting to OTS. This is all hypothetical, but I would feel better about having some idea if someone has been in this situation before. I would potentially need to palace chase if the dates didn't work out. If they worked out perfectly then I would do a palace front. Thanks in advance.
  12. I'm not sure exactly how you are getting yours done, but I scheduled one recently. However, I am Active Duty already and was able to schedule it through my local clinic. They were very busy though. As far as the government shutdown. The DoD had been funded already and the shutdown did not affect us at all. So that shouldn't be the issue here.
  13. Just curious as I noticed the application page on bogidope. Is it an immediate disqualification to not have a PPL? I won't be able to start working on mine until May, but I am just curious how it works out. Also, is it difficult to get active orders there? I did some time at Whiteman and would love to go back, but it's tough to walk away from a active duty when I am the only one who makes money.
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