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  1. A little bit about me. I have always wanted to join the Reserves or ANG as a pilot. Growing up i never thought it to be possible since i was trying to chase after a career in architecture. Well after some conversation with a friend of mine from high school who is a C-5 pilot and a flight instructor for the Air Force he told me i still have a chance. Currently i am in the process of taking may ARE exams to become a licensed architect while doing all necessary items to obtain a flying position with the Reserves or ANG as a C-17 or C-130 pilot. I would like advice on how to increase my chances for such a position in a competitive market even with a pilot shortage. I feel i am also at a huge disadvantage because i am going up against guys who are enlisted or comissioned and chasing after positions within their squadrons. I was told to try to rush squadrons but feel that it doesn't really work nor do i know best practices/where to start with that. I am 28 and will turn 29 during the summer, i have about 22 hours towards my PPL while trying to budget to finish it. Its just hard to spend so much money on a "possibility" thats not guaranteed and its also hard to explain that to the wife when finances are tight due to the recent move and purchase of a condo. I have heard of individuals being picked up of the street in my similar situation so i feel there is hope. I just need to know what to do to market myself as far as experience, leadership, work ethic and whatever else that's appealing to a pilot candidate for the Air Force. Also I will be retaking my AFOQT/TBAS tests within the next couple of months for better scores. I have had a whirlwind of a time dealing with recruiters and testing controllers. Recruiters tell me that they will not do anything to help me until i get my PPL, and how adornment they are about civilians not being picked up unless they have a ppl, and test controllers tell me i need to go through recruiters. Fortunately i found a test controller who is willing to help me achieve my dream. This guy has gone above and beyond to help me when others have not. I relocated to Nashville TN from columbus Ohio, and when i am ready to retake my test, i will make the 6 hour road trip to test with him seeing as how there are time frames of testing in the Nashville area for their cadets. All applications that i have submitted have been without a recruiter by my side guiding me on what to do. Any advice on how to increase my chances of trying to chase after a dream is greatly appreciated.
  2. HerkPerfMan

    C-130 TOLD Calculator

    For the past few months, I have been developing a PC-based Takeoff and Landing Data (TOLD) calculator for the C-130, with an iPad version also in the works. We call it "preTOLD" and you can find more information, including current features and screenshots, at our website: http://www.elitetest...e-and-services/ At this point, we have a prototype completed for the C-130J and are seeking feedback from the pilot and mission planning community on the user interface design and functionality. Specifically, I'm interested to know which features are essential and who would use them, but any other insights are certainly welcome. We are also offering a pilot training course covering the finer points of TOLD planning and the associated performance data to enhance situational awareness and improve flight safety. Please take a look around the website and reply with any comments, questions, or criticisms. PM works too and my email is listed on the website along with details of my C-130 background. Thanks, Kevin H.
  3. Hello all, I am new to the flying squadron community. I am a current army helo pilot, CH-47s with 1000 hrs (two deployments - Afghanistan). I am approaching the end of my contract with the army in a couple of months and I've been looking at going Air Force Guard/Reserve. Would love to be able to transition to a heavy/cargo squadron. Looking for advice, suggestions or if someone would like to share their experience on going the unsponsored route. Unfortunately for me, I am 29 years old. I've been looking into going unsponsored, but I don't really know much about it. I recently took the AFOQT and TBAS. PCSM of 77 with a 87 Pilot. I have the hours so I am guessing I must of done really bad in the TBAS for my score to decrease by 10 points. My college GPA was a 2.6 (Civil Engineering). I would hate to think my GPA is the reason why my PCSM score was low. My understanding is that squadrons like to see mid 80's for a sponsorship. My main concern now is that I am 29 years old and time is quickly ticking away. Should I retake both the AFOQT and TBAS or go ahead and apply as a unsponsored applicant? Am I gambling with what airframe I would get by going unsponsored? I would love to track C-17s or C130s. Any other suggestions or advice out there would be greatly appreciated it. Thanks!
  4. Connecticut Air National Guard Bradley ANGB C-130H **Updated May 31st 2017: All application packages must be postmarked by 15 JUNE 2017. UPT Selection Board – Now on 9 September 2017 The 118th Airlift Squadron / 103rd Airlift Wing, Bradley Air National Guard is located in East Granby, CT, approximately halfway between New York City and Boston. We are currently accepting application packages from prospective candidates interested in attending Undergraduate Pilot Training (UPT) scheduled for FY18. All packages will include: • Cover letter detailing your desire to be a pilot with the 118th Airlift Squadron • One page résumé chronicling your military service as well as civilian education and work history • Last 3 OPRs / EPRs (if Applicable) • TAFCSD for commissioned officers if applicable • PCSM / AFOQT / TBAS Scores (https://pcsm.aetc.af.mil) • Official College Transcript • USAF Flying Class I Physical , SF Form 93 (Report of Medical History), or FAA Flying Class III • 3 letters of recommendation • Copy of any civil aeronautical licenses and/or ratings • Copy of last page of log book containing civilian flight time Prerequisites: • Less than 5 years of prior military commissioned service prior to UPT start date • Be under the age of 30 as of the UPT start date • Possession of a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited University or College • Achievement of qualifying scores on the AFOQT • Pass a USAF Flying Class I Physical • No UCMJ actions, DUI/DWI or a history of drug/substance abuse If selected, projected training in FY18 will be as follows: • Academy of Military Science – 8 weeks • Undergraduate Pilot Training – 54 weeks • C-130 School – 7 months • Basic Survival Training – 3 weeks • Water Survival – 3 days • Home Station Seasoning – 90 days You will incur a 10 year service commitment upon completion of UPT. This can be served in a full or part time guard status. For further information or questions you may contact CAPT MIKE JACOBY at michael.j.jacoby6.mil@mail.mil Send all Packages and Correspondence to: CT ANG / 118th Airlift Squadron BLDG 22 100 Nicholson Road East Granby, CT 06026 Connecticut Air National Guard FY18 UPT Announcement.doc
  5. From the weird side of aviation... According to the web site, the idea of an Amphibious C-130 was considered back in the early 70's... or is it fake? Can't tell these days... Anyway its an interesting diversion. http://foxtrotalpha.jalopnik.com/a-c-130-hercules-amphibian-makes-too-much-sense-to-be-t-1716610531
  6. Connecticut Air National Guard Bradley ANGB C-130H The 118th Airlift Squadron / 103rd Airlift Wing, Bradley Air National Guard is located in East Granby, CT, approximately halfway between New York City and Boston. We are currently accepting application packages from prospective candidates interested in attending Undergraduate Pilot Training (UPT) scheduled for FY16. All application packages must be postmarked by 18 DEC 2015. UPT Selection Board – 6 FEB 2016 . All packages will include: • Cover letter detailing your desire to be a pilot with the 118th Airlift Squadron • One page résumé chronicling your military service as well as civilian education and work history • Last 3 OPRs / EPRs (if Applicable) • TAFCSD for commissioned officers if applicable • PCSM / AFOQT / TBAS Scores (https://pcsm.aetc.af.mil) • Official College Transcript • USAF Flying Class I Physical , SF Form 93 (Report of Medical History), or FAA Flying Class III • 3 letters of recommendation • Copy of any civil aeronautical licenses and/or ratings • Copy of last page of log book containing civilian flight time . Prerequisites: • Less than 5 years of prior military commissioned service prior to UPT start date • Be under the age of 30 as of the UPT start date • Possession of a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited University or College • Achievement of qualifying scores on the AFOQT • Pass a USAF Flying Class I Physical • No UCMJ actions, DUI/DWI or a history of drug/substance abuse If selected, projected training in FY17 will be as follows: • Academy of Military Science (Commissioning) – 8 weeks • Undergraduate Pilot Training – 54 weeks • C-130 School – 7 months • Basic Survival Training – 3 weeks • Water Survival – 3 days • Home Station Seasoning – 90 days . You will incur a 10 year service commitment upon completion of UPT. This can be served in a full or part time guard status. . For further information or questions you may contact CAPT MIKE JACOBY DSN 220-2353/COMM 860-292-2353/CELL 860-319-7336/EMAIL:michael.j.jacoby6.mil@mail.mil
  7. Application Package.pdf ***Rated Pilot and Navigator boards are ongoing. Please call for information*** The 192D Airlift Squadron, located at the Reno-Tahoe International Airport is currently accepting applications for C-130 Pilot candidates. The ideal applicant is willing to relocate or regularly commute to the local area and actively participate in the flying operations of the unit. The High Rollers of the 192D fly the C-130 Hercules, the premier Tactical Airlifter of the United States Air Force. The C-130 is capable of operating from unprepared and dirt landing strips and is the prime transport for airdropping troops and equipment into hostile areas. We train locally in one of the most challenging tactical environments in the world, flying in the low level environment in the Sierra Nevada Mountains and the surrounding Reno/Tahoe area. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nf46n2m_HlE Reno is the gateway to the Sierras, offering four seasons of outdoor activity. The city lies in the heart of Northern Nevada and Northern California, less than an hour away from Lake Tahoe, 18+ ski resorts, thousands of mountain biking and hiking trails, and countless lakes perfect for fishing and boating. The local area boasts a wide range of adventure including world class hunting, fishing, cycling, kayaking, all flavors of water activities, and golfing. If you are interested in becoming a CSO, complete the Preliminary Info Sheet and Medical Prescreen Form in the file attached to this post and email it to: Capt Reed Kobernik reed.kobernik@ang.af.mil Applicants must not have reached their 28th birthday by the day of the interview. **Applications are due by COB Nov 6th 2015. Interviews will be held Dec 6th, 2015**
  8. disgruntledemployee

    Happy 60th, Mighty Herk

    23 August 2014 will mark the 60th Anniversary of our mighty C-130 Hercules. Lockheed says they have a website to collect your Herk stories. I propose that if anyone has any Herk stories, post a few of them here. 10% Rule in effect unless your story starts with "This ain't no shit." Link to story with more links: C-130 Anniversary If someone doesn't like a story, too bad, piss off and go hate elsewhere. Out Edit, cause I ain't known for spellin months right.
  9. Just happened to see on a friends FB page something about a C-130 incident. Black Hills Fox News is reporting the story. Hope everyone is ok. https://www.facebook...ws/122161657947
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