I think I have a pretty good idea of what my chances are just based off the numerous threads here, but I would gladly accept any feedback from you all regarding my own specifics seeing as many of you are landing interviews and getting hired - so you must be doing something right 😉
28 years old, non-prior
Currently working as a senior software engineer (6 years industry experience) with experience leading projects and teams over the past year or so
B.S. in Computer Science, 3.13 GPA
P94 N88 AA87 V99 Q60
PPL 68 hours
PCSM 85 (96 with 201+ hrs)
LORs: one from college marching band director and two from military family friends who have known me for years (one USAF, one USN)
Leadership experience aside from current job:
- Section leader for 20+ member section junior and senior year in college marching band
- President of service fraternity in college
Other noteworthy (at least I think so) items I address in my cover letter:
- PPL checkride happened to be scheduled right when a work project I was leading had a deadline coming up, managed to pass checkride while working 80 hour work weeks - work project was a success as well
- Moved across the state and switched flight schools, airplanes, etc. while training for PPL, talked about opportunities it created to learn new/different airspace, airplane systems, work with a different instructor, etc.
I'm going for fighters only and have just recently started blasting out applications. Appreciate any and all feedback!