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37 minutes ago, umaerograd said:

The ejection seat limit for the T-6 is 245 lbs.....just to clarify for those keeping score.  

Thanks!  Yeah I asked the lady there if it was cool if I ate a big dinner and she said the limit is "like 240 or something", but I didn't get specific because I weighed in at 170.

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7 minutes ago, iceman said:

Thanks!  Yeah I asked the lady there if it was cool if I ate a big dinner and she said the limit is "like 240 or something", but I didn't get specific because I weighed in at 170.

Hahah all good. I’m 6’4.5 and I’m close to the limit, so it’s a number I worked with when I went through flight training 7 years ago ha. 

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Hey Bros if I summit my package to the upcoming AFRC board without the FC1 done would it hurt my chances? I already been hired by a unit. Should I wait to get the FC1 done? 

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8 hours ago, sforron said:

You shouldnt wait (why would you?), but you only need to have MEPS cleared to make the board. 

Wouldn't having the FC1 class approved better your chances of selection?

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46 minutes ago, gear3green said:

Wouldn't having the FC1 class approved better your chances of selection?

I don't think it's a consideration. They know that a certain percentage of selects are going to not end up going to OTS/UPT for medical or other reasons.

I'm not even sure they'll send you to get your FC1 until board selected, I'm a little hazy on it but for me the ball didn't start rolling until after. 

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1 hour ago, sforron said:

I don't think it's a consideration. They know that a certain percentage of selects are going to not end up going to OTS/UPT for medical or other reasons.

I'm not even sure they'll send you to get your FC1 until board selected, I'm a little hazy on it but for me the ball didn't start rolling until after. 

Makes sense. Thanks bro. 

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I had my FC1 done before the AFRC board.  But it was when there were only 2 AFRC boards a year.  So, probably just timing.  There should be like 6 or more boards this year I think.  You'll probably just get it done when the paperwork lands in the right place.  

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The e-mail for my FC1 appointment says I need to send them a copy of my military entrance physical within 5 days of receiving the notification. Has anyone else had to acquire their copy of their MEPS physical and e-mail it to Wright Patt? I am having a hard time getting a copy of it, haven't heard anything from my recruiter or my training manager.

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8 hours ago, GDAL said:

The e-mail for my FC1 appointment says I need to send them a copy of my military entrance physical within 5 days of receiving the notification. Has anyone else had to acquire their copy of their MEPS physical and e-mail it to Wright Patt? I am having a hard time getting a copy of it, haven't heard anything from my recruiter or my training manager.

Yes...my recruiter is taking care of all my FC1 scheduling, so I never saw an email like yours, but he needed my MEPS physical for Wright Patt in order to get an FC1 scheduled. He got it from MEPS with no issue. 

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On 12/6/2017 at 5:41 PM, FlyArmy said:

Yes...my recruiter is taking care of all my FC1 scheduling, so I never saw an email like yours, but he needed my MEPS physical for Wright Patt in order to get an FC1 scheduled. He got it from MEPS with no issue. 

I guess I'm doing all the legwork, but I finally got a hold of my recruiter and got my MEPS paperwork to send the USAFSAM. Thanks for the words!

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MFS only accomplished (finally! feels like a huge accomplishment and weight off my shoulders) in Feb 2018.

 

Lodging in Wright Patt Inn is simple and it was taken care of for me, just follow the Google Maps to “Wright Patterson Inns” (yes, Inns)

 

I rented a car which was under $100 and made things extremely convenient.

 

“Building 840 parking lot” in google maps takes you exactly to the parking area shown in the screenshot earlier in this thread. Park, walk around the roundabout, and then go in building 840. The instructions said to go to W100, but for some reason I couldn’t find it so I went into W105 where the people inside took care of me. 

 

We did a red dot test and then my anthropometric measurements. Then completed the remainder of all the tests. Everything was very standard to me. Something I’ll point out that I noticed: if you wear glasses, be careful on the red dot test as your glasses and the way the person holds the device can give you a false picture; take your time and don’t be afraid to tell the person to adjust the device if it isn’t lined up properly. 

 

I had to wait 2 hours in W100 (which I finally found) for my Form 600, but now it’s FINALLY DONE!

 

Tips for while you’re here: Kings Table Bar & Grill has a Tuesday special of $2 burgers that are a good size. And the AF museum is definitely a given.

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35 minutes ago, Sit On Acorns said:

MFS only accomplished (finally! feels like a huge accomplishment and weight off my shoulders) in Feb 2018.

 

Lodging in Wright Patt Inn is simple and it was taken care of for me, just follow the Google Maps to “Wright Patterson Inns” (yes, Inns)

 

I rented a car which was under $100 and made things extremely convenient.

 

“Building 840 parking lot” in google maps takes you exactly to the parking area shown in the screenshot earlier in this thread. Park, walk around the roundabout, and then go in building 860. The instructions said to go to W100, but for some reason I couldn’t find it so I went into W105 where the people inside took care of me. 

 

We did a red dot test and then my anthropometric measurements. Then completed the remainder of all the tests. Everything was very standard to me. Something I’ll point out that I noticed: if you wear glasses, be careful on the red dot test as your glasses and the way the person holds the device can give you a false picture; take your time and don’t be afraid to tell the person to adjust the device if it isn’t lined up properly. 

 

I had to wait 2 hours in W100 (which I finally found) for my Form 600, but now it’s FINALLY DONE!

 

Tips for while you’re here: Kings Table Bar & Grill has a Tuesday special of $2 burgers that are a good size. And the AF museum is definitely a given.

To clarify, Sit On Acorns meant building 840, not 860.

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11 minutes ago, Sit On Acorns said:

Fixed. I did great on the neuro test, I swear!

Do you hate your family?

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I encourage you to read everyone post in this forum. I have recently completed my FC1 at WP AFB.

I landed in Dayton on Sunday afternoon. I rented a car( very very useful if you can afford it, my unit would only approve taxi fare reimbursement). I drove from Dayton International, about 25 mins to WP AFB area a to the Wright Patterson Inns. If you have a military Id, you will go thru gate and check in. If you’re guard or reserve they will ask you to pay it with a credit or debit card. I was booked from Monday thru Friday.

 

On Monday, i showed up to the USAFSAM building 840 at WP AFB area B. If you google “building 840 parking lot wright patterson it will take you close to the actual parking lot. Go ahead and park and enter the building on the north entrance. Immediately after you enter, there is a hallway. Make a right on hallway and go to room W100. ( that’s what was instructed). A technician then briefs you on what to expect and hands over a folder with your info. In the front of folder there is a list of tests. Every time a tech completes a test, they will initial it. Day one, they did an EKG( fasting required min 4 hours), checked my blood pressure, dental exam, some eye exams (amsler, red lens, pressure test, color, etc) they also took dental x-rays, optometry check up, hearing test, medical history interview. We went to lunch, then came back to a 4 hour psych assessment. There were like 5 sections but each came with a break in between.

 

Next day, I started at the area a hospital across from Wright Patterson inns reception. You must fast like 12 hours. They has us do a urine test, blood draw (9 biles). Then, they had us do a chest x-ray. Then back to area b building 840. There were additional eye tests, dilate pupils, more eye tests. They did the body measurements and weight. You get to sit in a chair without shoes or socks. It simulates the T6 seat. They measure your sitting height, arm length, leg length. Takes like 5 mins. Once you’re done, you get to see a flight doc who confirms with you whether any new stuff from MEPS to this exam. We were then told to hang in until next day by 9 am. The main tech called us to let us know we were good or if she needed us to retest. Luckily for me, i was able to be released same day and i took a flight home. Now just waiting till i hear from the NGB to get my TFOT Dates and hope for UPT info too.

 

Tip: Definitely make time to check the AF museum. Worth every second of your time. It’s free and they do close at 5 pm.

Another thing. Attitude is, in my opinion, the biggest thing to be conscious of. These technicians and doctors are there to hep you. Do not feel intimidated by them at all. These are people and love to talk. if you have a good attitude, and may assist you with completing the tests or give you an idea if you have an issue and whether is waiver able or not. Overall, we had one guy dq for some issue with his eye, but he will be able to get waiver and fly for the US air force. The optometrist was very frank with him and initiated all waiver info.  We also had an ROTC guy who thought couldn't go for manned aircraft due to his eye sight issues and was set for RPA.  However WP people told him his condition was waiverable and now will pursue a manned airframe spot instead of RPA. 

 

Also, for guard and reserve, they won't have any lunch purchased for you. You will either buy something on the cafeteria (Starbucks) on the second floor of building 840 at WPAFB area B.  This is one of the reasons it is good to have a car (rental) because you can go off site and pick up lunch. All in all a very good experience.

 

Good luck to you all.

 

 

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So I am not really sure what to think at this point, my transition from civilian to AFR has been somewhat unique, as in no one I've talked to has gone through the process I have, and I am a little concerned. 

I initially started talking to my recruiter back in January 2017, he wouldn't even talk to me until I scheduled my AFOQT. I was able to schedule it through a local college AFROTC program, but had to take it in September. I did fairly well on the test and waited for the next step from my recruiter. He emailed me a 30+ page packet to fill out and by the time I filled it out it was November (come to find out it wasn't important and I didn't actually need to do it). Then in December I went to MEPS, got the full approval and passed everything and my packet (LORs, MEPS Results, AFOQT Scores, etc.) was sent to the selection board in January. 

At the end of January my recruiter informed me that I was selected for a Navigator (CSO) position as an Unsponsored candidate. The next step was to take the FC1A flight physical. For some reason my physical was scheduled at Sheppard AFB back in April. I took the physical and everything seemed to be in order until about 2 weeks later when the base called me and requested me to return and take dental X-Rays. I live 3 hours away so they said it would be okay to have my civilian dentist email a copy of my latest X-Rays over to them. After I sent those files over, a very wonderful and happy individual called me to inform me that as a civilian I should have no contact with the base and that all communications should be going through my recruiter, which she had contacted the week prior. When I contacted my recruiter he assured me that everything was in the hands of the SG AFRC, this was on May 1st. Couple weeks later I got an email with all kinds of documents to fill out, all this before the recent gain date of May 18th. My recruiter told me to disregard the email as it is a generic email sent to all candidates, and that we were still waiting on the SG to sign off on my physical. 

It has been a combined total of 50 days since my physical and I cannot get my recruiter to return emails, phone calls, texts, nothing. I even contacted my training unit to see if they knew anything and no one has responded to me. I know it is a matter of being patient but I need to know now where my path is going. I work for a large construction firm and my job is quite critical to the day to day operations and even my company is asking me for updates on my leave. 

So has anyone, does anyone know what is going on here? Can anyone shed some light on my situation or give me some advice on the current situation? I know I should sit back and be patient but with the non-responsiveness of all parties involved I am worried that something is wrong and they just don't have time to deal with me. 

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FYI- wright patt asked me for an operative/laser report upon submitting my LASIK paperwork for my FC1 prior to going, so get that with the rest of your forms from your surgeon to evode delays. 

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