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9 hours ago, Spicoli said:

Anyone headed to the 130th AS in Charleston this weekend?

Is Charleston hiring right now? You going out for a UPT board or just visiting for a drill weekend? Looking for intel on the 130th.

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8 hours ago, GoodSplash9 said:

You going out for a UPT board or just visiting for a drill weekend?

I’m going for a UPT board. Packets were due October 15. 

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20 hours ago, Ultimate Fighter Pilot said:

Has anyone gotten hired by any fighter units recently? 

How recently are you talking?

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Anyone headed out to the 123d for Oregon's meet & greet this weekend?  I'd offer to grab a beer tonight but unfortunately my plane gets in super late.   

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1 hour ago, Flying Pillows said:

They are having an official meet and greet? 

I believe so.  They should be having another if December if you're interested - shoot the POC a email to be put on the mailing list (check the 142 FW website for the POC's contact info).

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8 hours ago, donkey said:

Anyone headed out to the 123d for Oregon's meet & greet this weekend?  I'd offer to grab a beer tonight but unfortunately my plane gets in super late.   

I think one other guy just got in as well. If anyone is around PM me for linkup. 

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7 minutes ago, goodflightcowboy said:

2 folks got picked up literally today at Tulsa

I take it that they made their selections with everyone being present? 

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Well... they do it kinda weird. 2 primary and 2 alternate, but from what I understand, the 2 alternates almost always end up going to UPT due to a lack of pilots, if the unit can swing it. Don't ask me the particulars though, just repeating information I was told. 

To your question, one off the street and 3 enlisted, although the off-the-street guy was a primary, so there's that. I got the sense that they didn't care, because the interview was about 50/50, I think the enlisted just performed better in the interview itself, since they're so used to interacting with the pilots. 

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6 minutes ago, Flying Pillows said:

Well that's awesome for them. Did you get picked up man? 

I did not lol managed to goon up my interview by talking about the airlines. First time though, so we'll get 'em next time around. 

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5 minutes ago, goodflightcowboy said:

I did not lol managed to goon up my interview by talking about the airlines. First time though, so we'll get 'em next time around. 

What’s wrong with talking about the airlines, if I may ask?

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2 minutes ago, admdelta said:

What’s wrong with talking about the airlines, if I may ask?

Oklahoma you have to live near the base, pretty sure minimal to none of the pilots have other jobs other than full time AGR, so they don't really want to hear about being part-time with airline, mostly because none of them do it and they want 100% committed guy in their squadron. This mostly pertains to OK though. 

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4 minutes ago, Flying Pillows said:

My dude lol. Keep pounding till they say yes! 

I know. It’s not as bad as you think though.

 

2 minutes ago, admdelta said:

What’s wrong with talking about the airlines, if I may ask?

Objectively, nothing. But as I have quickly learned, fighters want you to literally be ready to kill someone to be a fighter guy, so saying anything other than “fighters” is wrong. I didn’t say I’d do airlines after I got there, I said if I didn’t get this board I’d end up working at the regionals while I continued applying, but in the interview debrief they said that was the kiss of death because it showed I wasn’t committed and didn’t exude the fighter mentality. 

 

Just now, BadGuySplash said:

Oklahoma you have to live near the base, pretty sure minimal to none of the pilots have other jobs other than full time AGR, so they don't really want to hear about being part-time with airline, mostly because none of them do it and they want 100% committed guy in their squadron. This mostly pertains to OK though. 

Negative. Over half their pilots are airline guys. It was a “fighter guy” mentality issue, not a reality issue.

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10 minutes ago, ayz33 said:

Interesting, wondering if other units do selection after interviews this way?

Nah, guys that had been around said Tulsa was the only place that announced selection the morning after. 

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On 10/31/2018 at 2:06 PM, Flying Pillows said:

I assume you got rejected from Fresno? Why would you ever spend that much on liquor though? 

Yes. The bottle was under $50 its not that $300 blue label. 

On 10/31/2018 at 7:20 PM, bigdreams said:

Bribing shows interest?

Former members of Fresno squadron told me not to be "that guy" who doesn't bring something. Still was that guy, lol.

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23 minutes ago, Flying Pillows said:

I haven't heard anything, I'm super anxious hearing back from them. Anyone have any insight on when they will send notifications?!

They sent out invites this morning

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