I am waiting to go on active duty and trying to get as prepared as possible for IFS. Those of you that have gone already, from a zero hour point, how many hours should I get in general aviation aircraft before I go? I cannot afford to go the distance and get a PPL, and that seems pointless anyway. On top of the hours question, what should I focus on in the aircraft (its a C-150) to get ready for Pueblo? Thanks guys.
You're probably anxious and wanting to be well-prepared, which is good. Honestly, I wouldn't fly at all. If you insist on it, I would only take one or two flights, just to get past the motion sickness (if you even wind up with it) and learn how to use coordinated rudder and aileron maybe. There were plenty of zero-time guys when I was there who did just fine. From my experience, it seems like the guard guys (who generally have more hours, some up in the thousands) got got wrapped around the axle about proficiency advancing (PA'ing)and getting out of Pueblo, while the lower/zero-time guys didn't worry too much about it, took all the flights in the syllabus, and graduated just fine without problems. PM me if you have any questions.
Edited by JBueno, 05 July 2010 - 07:13 PM.