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Those of you who have retaken the TBAS: how much did it affect your PCSM?

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UPDATE* Just got my scores back today. Went from a 59 Pilot/67 PCSM with 100 flight hours to a 95 Pilot/91 PCSM with 100 flight hours. 

 

 

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15 minutes ago, UPTapplicant2017 said:

Just got my scores back today!! Went from a 59 pilot to a 95 pilot! So pumped. Now waiting for my PCSM to update. Anyone know how long it takes?  There is a board waiting on my updated scores.

Congrats!

By your previous posts it looks like you spent a lot more time studying.  Looks like it paid off!

 

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92 AFOQT Pilot and 69 PCSM with 3 hours- I'm assuming this means I bombed the TBAS? I feel like I definitely blew a portion or two. Can I get significant gains in PCSM from TBAS and AFOQT improvements or are flight hours necessary to get into the really high PCSMs? I'd rather not spend the thousands of dollars on rentals and instruction if I could study and practice for a couple hours or days to get the same increase. Or I could withdraw every penny and buy a 96 PCSM...

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92 AFOQT Pilot and 69 PCSM with 3 hours- I'm assuming this means I bombed the TBAS? I feel like I definitely blew a portion or two. Can I get significant gains in PCSM from TBAS and AFOQT improvements or are flight hours necessary to get into the really high PCSMs? I'd rather not spend the thousands of dollars on rentals and instruction if I could study and practice for a couple hours or days to get the same increase. Or I could withdraw every penny and buy a 96 PCSM...


Not necessarily. Cheaper option (if you’re sure you don’t want your PPL) would be buying the rudder and joystick (you can buy the exact ones on the test) and work the piss out of them. You’re only looking for a 20 point swing so that’s not bad, crushing the TBAS will only help. Just make sure you study.

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On 2/22/2018 at 6:43 AM, UPTapplicant2017 said:

UPDATE* Just got my scores back today. Went from a 59 Pilot/67 PCSM with 100 flight hours to a 95 Pilot/91 PCSM with 100 flight hours. 

 

 

congrats!

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11 hours ago, Hopeful_guy said:

 


Not necessarily. Cheaper option (if you’re sure you don’t want your PPL) would be buying the rudder and joystick (you can buy the exact ones on the test) and work the piss out of them. You’re only looking for a 20 point swing so that’s not bad, crushing the TBAS will only help. Just make sure you study.

 

Is the tbas testing program available? I heard we aren't even supposed to have the flash cards?

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Is the tbas testing program available? I heard we aren't even supposed to have the flash cards?

Yeah you aren’t supposed to have the flashcards, don’t really know how they got out there. But nothing says you can’t use a joystick and rudder to acclimate yourself to the scenarios.

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Looking for some advice on whether to re-take the AFOQT or not. I just got my PCSM, here are my numbers:

PCSM: 83 (41 hours)

AFOQT: P85/N86/AA85/Q83/V79

I am an ROTC cadet and will be applying to the rated boards in Jan. When I first took the AFOQT I honestly just winged it and did very little preparation. By the time I apply to the rated boards my PCSM should be 91 (81-100 hour bracket). If I re-take the AFOQT and seriously prepare for the exam,  I feel like I could boost my PCSM up into the 96-99 Range at 81 hours with an updated Pilot Section score. My goal/dream is to get into ENJJPT, so a 96-99 PCSM seems like it should be what I am looking for. So, is re-taking the AFOQT worth the gamble for a high PCSM? Or, should I feel comfortable with my 91 PCSM? I have been told to both re-take it and to not, and am searching for some advice from the experts, you guys! Thanks!

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5 minutes ago, HiAlph12 said:

Looking for some advice on whether to re-take the AFOQT or not. I just got my PCSM, here are my numbers:

PCSM: 83 (41 hours)

AFOQT: P85/N86/AA85/Q83/V79

I am an ROTC cadet and will be applying to the rated boards in Jan. When I first took the AFOQT I honestly just winged it and did very little preparation. By the time I apply to the rated boards my PCSM should be 91 (81-100 hour bracket). If I re-take the AFOQT and seriously prepare for the exam,  I feel like I could boost my PCSM up into the 96-99 Range at 81 hours with an updated Pilot Section score. My goal/dream is to get into ENJJPT, so a 96-99 PCSM seems like it should be what I am looking for. So, is re-taking the AFOQT worth the gamble for a high PCSM? Or, should I feel comfortable with my 91 PCSM? I have been told to both re-take it and to not, and am searching for some advice from the experts, you guys! Thanks!

I'd say retake if your goal is ENJJPT and you are confident you can do better. If you do decide to retake, double down on your timed studying.

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I just retook the TBAS for the 2nd time the other day. I was sitting at an 80 for 75 hours of flight time 98 pilot, now I'm sitting at a 95 with everything else remaining the same. I studied the mess out of the flash cards and played the mess out of https://www.kongregate.com/games/icylime/multitask. Really helps and worth it if you study.  

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