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  1. Thank you, I'll cross that bridge if I come to it.
  2. This is very helpful, noted for the future. Thank you.
  3. So about rushing, I've visited two units (dream unit, and a secondary), but all of the rest have said they will not schedule visits for applicants. I'm not sure if there's a way around that, but I also don't want to come across as someone who feels the rules don't apply to them (most of my apps also went out in the spring, so COVID played a role in that). Since you're very experienced with all of this, how does rushing typically work? I can't imagine you just show up if the website says visits aren't allowed. All the retired and still in people I've talked to said, unprompted, that my attitude is good. Obviously, I don't let anything go to my head, but that must count for something. With all my airline time, I take extra effort to not come off as a know-it-all, because in the USAF flying environment, I know basically nothing.
  4. Thanks, November isn't far away thankfully, so I'll know one way of another.
  5. I talked with bogidope before I sent out any apps, so all of my apps have cover letters and resumes that are BD reviewed. I've also had some AF pilots (currently in and retired) read them over as well. I've been nervous about the amount of hours, but there's nothing I can do about that. I was also think the degree was the issue, but based on what I've read/heard, if you're within a few months, that problem seems to go away. Is the degree the issue maybe? Also, your take on enlisting? Read the above, thanks.
  6. Hello everyone, So, in the last 9 months, I've applied to pretty much every fighter opening with no bites. It's been a little discouraging, so I'm looking for some updated opinions/feedback. I'm a current regional airline pilot trying to get a pilot slot with a guard fighter unit. Age: 23 Finishing BS in Aeronautics from ERAU (finished by the end of November) GPA: 2.94 from one year of community college, 3.81 from ERAU AFOQT: Pilot-99, Nav-99, AcadApt-70, Verbal-79, Quant-56 PCSM: 94 ATP with 2625 hours, 1072 airline hours, current CFI/CFII, tailwheel LOR's from retired USAF Lt. Col./F16 driver, AA 737 captain/mentor 1 year experience as full time CFI/CFII, 2 years 4 months with the airlines As far as 'extra curriculars' go: ALPA P2P and scheduling committee for my airline 7 years in CAP, started as a cadet, current senior member captain, national flight academy instructor, worked FEMA missions for Hurricane Harvey, RPA escort pilot, and Assistant Wing Emergency Services Officer I've asked for some feedback for the units I've applied to, but haven't gotten any. New Questions With everything going on in the aviation world, and me being reasonably young, I'm seriously considering enlisting, both for the secure income source, and to check another resume box. The unit I would be enlisting in would be my 'dream' unit. Is this a wise course of action or no? If you think I should enlist, what MOS should I have (crew chief, weapons, and life support and been mentioned). Thanks
  7. Just got the 'thanks but no thanks' email from Tulsa.
  8. Thank you much, with all the holidays I figured they were still going through things, but wanted to be sure.
  9. Anyone heard anything from the 176th/Madison?
  10. How common is it for pilots to transfer units after a few years, and how difficult of a process is it? I done know any who has done this, so I'm just trying to get an idea of what happens, and if it might be frowned upon. Thanks.
  11. Hello everyone, I made some edits and wanted some additional guidance/answers to questions. I'm a current regional airline pilot trying to get a pilot slot with a guard fighter unit. Age: 23 Finishing BS in Aeronautics from ERAU (should be finished end august/september) GPA: 2.94 from one year of community college, 3.85 from ERAU AFOQT: Pilot-99, Nav-99, AcadApt-70, Verbal-79, Quant-56 PCSM: 94 ATP with 2550 hours, 1000 airline hours, current CFI/CFII LOR's from retired USAF Lt. Col./F16 driver, AA 737 captain/mentor One year experience as CFI/CFII, year and a half with the airlines As far as 'extra curriculars' go: ALPA P2P and scheduling committee 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 I've currently applied to 7 units since December, with all being 'thanks but no thanks.' I've asked for some feedback, but haven't gotten any, so I figured it at least update things here and cast around for some additional info. New Questions With everything going on in the aviation world, and me being reasonably young, I'm seriously considering enlisting, both for the secure income source, and to check another resume box. The unit I would be enlisting in would be my 'dream' unit. Is this a wise course of action or no? If you think I should enlist, what MOS should I have (crew chief, weapons, and life support and been mentioned). Thanks Edits:
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