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  1. Only two Growler slots drop each year, and they drop from the WSO track.
  2. No one will know what specific aircraft will be given to your class until AFPC sends the list shortly after your class is syllabus complete. You might see some trends in the classes before yours, but there's no real way to accurately predict it. The same goes for track select as well as aircraft assignments.
  3. 20-09 WSO 4 X F-15E 2 X B-52H 20-07 EWO 5 X RC-135 1 X B-52H 1 X EC-130H 20-10 SO 4 X MC-130J 2 X HC-130J 1 X U-28A
  4. You absolutely have a say in what track you want. You'll have some time to learn from instructors from each of the CSO platforms over the course of a few months of Primary and get a better idea of what you might like and what you don't think you'll like, then you'll put in your preferences to your flight commander. Then, depending on your rank in your class (based on tests, flights, and a flight commander ranking), and how many of each track are given to your class from AFPC, you'll be assigned a track.
  5. MASS for the initial EWO track also includes about 3 months of sims and tests before T-6s. EWOs don't need to be good at reading approach plates and nailing fix to fixes, so the decision was made to start them on specific beeps and squeaks training earlier instead of wasting time on something they'll never touch in their MWS. The rest of the students will have another 10 flights and 4 sims before tracking Nav/WSO/SO so they can build up those skills much more before T-1s and beyond. There's always going to be those that say it isn't enough and it's too short, but here we are 🤷‍♂️
  6. I think the only one that's definite is that the EC-130H is losing their Navs at some point in the near future as they get replaced with the EC-37, but I'm not sure of the timeline there. There's also talk of AWACS cockpits getting upgraded to lose their navs as well, and talk of Buffs upgrading and losing one CSO and going the way of the Bone by dual qualing their CSOs to act as WSOs or EWOs, but all that is purely hypothetical for now.
  7. After getting to Pcola, expect to be there a few weeks on casual before going off to Doss for IFT for about 3-4 weeks, then back in Pensacola for a few weeks before heading off to Fairchild for SERE and Water Survival. Should be classed up soon after that, and start with academics. Currently the Primary Syllabus flows through: Basic Nav Enroute Nav and Enroute Nav sims EW fundamentals, ADS, Combat Nav, and a few simple Combat Nav sims T-6 Systems, 3 T-6 Contact sims T-6 Instruments, 3 T-6 Instrument sims 1 T-6 Contact dollar ride 5 T-6 Instrument nav flights Then EWOs track, and non-EWOs stay in T-6s for advanced instruments and low levels before tracking and heading off to more academics, sims, and T-1s. DM me if you want more in depth info, I'm there right now.
  8. 20-08 SO 2 X U-28 2 X AC-130W MC-130H RC-26B NM ANG HC-130J CA ANG 20-07 WSO 4 X F-15E 4 X B-52 20-08 Nav RC-135 AWACS EC-130H LC-130 NY ANG 20-07 EWO 3 X B-52 2 X RC-135
  9. 20-07 Nav RC-135 2 X EC-130H AWACS C-130H MN ANG 20-07 SO 4 X U-28A AC-130J WSO AC-130J CSO 20-06 WSO 4 X F-15E 6 X B-52H
  10. 20-05 WSO 4 X F-15E 4 X B-1 B-52 20-06 SO 2 X U-28 2 X MC-130J HC-130J 20-06 Nav AWACS RC-135 C-130H Maxwell (AFRC)
  11. MC-130 and HC-130 both pull from the SO track. Nav track drops AWACS, JSTARS, RJ, Slick C-130s, and EC-130Hs
  12. Last Week's EWO Drop (20-05 I think?) 2 X RC-135 2 X EC-130H 1 X B-52
  13. 19-14 (Legacy Syllabus) RC-135 Nav 2 x RC-135 EWO 2 x AWACS Nav EC-130H EWO 2 x B-52 WSO B-52 EWO 2 x F-15E WSO B-1 WSO U-28 CSO MC-130H EWO
  14. 19-12 4 x F-15E 4 x B-52 WSO MC-130H EWO 2 x AC-130W 4 x U-28 AC-130J WSO HC-130J C-130H WV ANG EC-130H Nav RC-135 EWO AWACS
  15. The legacy syllabus and the new syllabus are currently overlapping; I think the first class on the new syllabus drops in August. I'm honestly 100% about how drops and graduation will work with the new syllabus. EWOs track in the middle of T-6s, and the other three tracks split off before T-1s. However, each of the four tracks drop at about the same time, so I think drop nights will stay the same. Not sure about graduation, as WSOs have top off for a while after drop night, while Navs, SOs, and EWOs will all graduate shortly after. F-15Es have several more T-1 and T-6 flights after drop night, and Bone/Buff WSOs have a few more T-1 flights and some academics before graduation. My guess is they'll graduate the whole class at once, then have the WSOs top off with their wings already pinned on.
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