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1 minute ago, Stig said:

What a whirlwind week. On March 2nd I was informed by my commander that I was a non-select on my 3rd, and therefore, last eligible board. Today my CC told me that (through some magic) I was actually a UPT select. Did not see that coming, but I'll take it!! 

 

It all depends on how many URT selects there are, how many of those selects don't make it to URT, and where you rank in the alternate rack and stack. You are an alternate only for those picked up on this AD board (not the whole URT pipeline) if someone can't make it for some reason. You can contact AFPC to find out where you are in the alternate ranking. I was a UPT alternate back in 2016 and nothing ever became of it, but there were only 14 selects that year and all of them went on to UPT.

Does your commander have anymore of that magic to fix my situation?? Haha. Congrats though, that is huge!

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4 Alternates total....big change! I finally found my name on the alternate list after scrolling down the 2 pages of UPT selects.

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Looks like more than 76 too (edit count 84), the fact that it was altered is so disheartening for folks who weren't selected. Like what changed? Why were some people added? 

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I called like 15 min after being notified. Pretty much got told to chill out haha, also that it will take a few weeks with how many selects there are. I think wright-pat tdys will be pretty soon. 

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3 hours ago, afguy123 said:

Looks like more than 76 too (edit count 84), the fact that it was altered is so disheartening for folks who weren't selected. Like what changed? Why were some people added? 

I'm not sure with the folks that were added but there were selects taken off due to age ETP being restricted to CSO by HAF. This was after the age ETP being given the green light by all other levels.  The applicants weren't notified of the restrictions to their applications and therefore couldn't decide to pull their application out of the board and attempt to remedy the situation.

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4 hours ago, Virginian90 said:

I called like 15 min after being notified. Pretty much got told to chill out haha, also that it will take a few weeks with how many selects there are. I think wright-pat tdys will be pretty soon. 

I received my MFS RIP on Wednesday for a date of mid-April. I'm located on Wright Patt so maybe they decided it was a simple one to knock out.

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3 hours ago, Blindpelican said:

I'm not sure with the folks that were added but there were selects taken off due to age ETP being restricted to CSO by HAF. This was after the age ETP being given the green light by all other levels.  The applicants weren't notified of the restrictions to their applications and therefore couldn't decide to pull their application out of the board and attempt to remedy the situation.

So is it a possibility that an AFRC UPT board candidate with an age ETP approved thru the NAF commander could get stopped by HAF if AFRC selects said candidate? Or could HAF direct AFRC to not approve ETPs? Asking for a friend (3 of them actually). 

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17 minutes ago, FlyArmy said:

So is it a possibility that an AFRC UPT board candidate with an age ETP approved thru the NAF commander could get stopped by HAF if AFRC selects said candidate? Or could HAF direct AFRC to not approve ETPs? Asking for a friend (3 of them actually). 

Responding for a friend... not sure about AFRC but that is the exact scenario that happened. Worked many months up through the wing, NAF, MAJCOM... got the ETP flawless and it was signed at every level with no issues. Worked with the Medical and got things squared away with no issue. The UFT board was great to work with and got everything submitted with no issues. 

Literally had no idea that this was even in the cards to happen. Planned for everything, asked all the questions, and covered all the bases... only to get blindsided. 

Tell your friends I said good luck. I am talking AFRC to see if they can work with what I have to get me in the cockpit... my friend I mean. 

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2 hours ago, Hopeful_guy said:

Got an MFS and IFT (have my PPL though) RIP today.

How quick are you leaving for IFT? I'm in the middle of a house remodel and hoping that i've got a month or two...

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How quick are you leaving for IFT? I'm in the middle of a house remodel and hoping that i've got a month or two...

Yeah it’s more than two months out. Surprised they’re sending me with a PPL.

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2 minutes ago, Hopeful_guy said:


Yeah it’s more than two months out. Surprised they’re sending me with a PPL.

Great, hope mine will be similar. I've been trying to take my check-ride for the past 3 months all I need to do is the flight portion. Hoping to have another shot next week (weather). I'm debating between asking to waive IFS (the release does say "for selectees without a PPL") and taking the TDY to get as much stick time as possible.

If you end up getting out of it, let us know what it took!

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Great, hope mine will be similar. I've been trying to take my check-ride for the past 3 months all I need to do is the flight portion. Hoping to have another shot next week (weather). I'm debating between asking to waive IFS (the release does say "for selectees without a PPL") and taking the TDY to get as much stick time as possible.
If you end up getting out of it, let us know what it took!

I already popped off an email. If I didn’t have a conflicting schedule, I would prefer to go actually due to it being “training” now and not “screening”.

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28 minutes ago, Hopeful_guy said:


I already popped off an email. If I didn’t have a conflicting schedule, I would prefer to go actually due to it being “training” now and not “screening”.

I would not recommend going to IFT if you can help it. I was in the same boat as ya'll last year, I have my PPL and did not go to IFT. From what I've heard about IFT it does not really prepare you for UPT that well. You are also going to have a longer wait time until you can start UPT if you have to go. My timeline -- I was picked up on the 2017 board in Feb, PCS'd in May, and started UPT in June. If I had to go to IFT it would have been several additional months before I could start. 

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I would not recommend going to IFT if you can help it. I was in the same boat as ya'll last year, I have my PPL and did not go to IFT. From what I've heard about IFT it does not really prepare you for UPT that well. You are also going to have a longer wait time until you can start UPT if you have to go. My timeline -- I was picked up on the 2017 board in Feb, PCS'd in May, and started UPT in June. If I had to go to IFT it would have been several additional months before I could start. 

See that’s what I think, but buddies at UPT who went to IFT recommend it like crazy. While they recommend it, they say that after a month in UPT everyone is on a level field. (I think they just liked the per diem to drive from Columbus)

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2 hours ago, Virginian90 said:

Got my rip today. 15 July Laughlin. Still need Wright pat and Doss 

 

Pretty positive you dont go to wright pat off the AD board. That’s why u get the FC1 to be eligible to apply.

i didnt go to wright patt after i got picked up in 2017.

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4 hours ago, Virginian90 said:

Got my rip today. 15 July Laughlin. Still need Wright pat and Doss 

 

1 hour ago, IMUA said:

Pretty positive you dont go to wright pat off the AD board. That’s why u get the FC1 to be eligible to apply.

i didnt go to wright patt after i got picked up in 2017.

I got a RIP already to go to Wright-Pat in April;  not the FC1 but for MFS (I completed the FC1 last June).  Also got told by my CC that I'll be going to Laughlin 15 July (yay), so I'll see you there Virginian!

I'm also supposed to be deploying in April....I really hope that reclama comes through, lol!

  

 

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