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Retake TBAS for better PCSM?

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Going for FY19 AD UFT boards. (New due date 26 October 18)

I obtained my ppl before starting my degree, took TBAS about 2 years after. Graduated after 4 years and commissioned into active. Wondering if it's worth the risk to try the TBAS again after 1 year on active to strengthen my package. Don't think it's worth it to try the AFOQT again especially since I haven't flown in quite some time. My scores are below, would love to hear your thoughts!

AFOQT Pilot: 78

PCSM: 68 (72 with +1 flt hr) w/ PPL

Previous years' aggregate data:

http://www.flyingsquadron.com/forums/uploads/monthly_2018_04/IMG_3562.JPG.27

Not sure why ppl scores are so low compared to the average... Would love to know why!

 

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The AFOQT isn’t flying related, it’s like the SAT, so currency isn’t important. I’d definitely retake that and aim for the 90’s.

What would your PCSM be if you had 200+ hours?

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Not bad. Retaking the TBAS is a much bigger gamble, so that’s totally going to be up to you.

If you retake the AFOQT and score in the high 90’s, you’ll see a slight bump in your PCSM. If you’re looking for a huge bump, you’ll need to retake the TBAS and/or get a lot of flying time.

Edited by Kiloalpha

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That's my concern, with the deadline fast approaching and one retake permitted I don't think it's wise to test again right now. Based on the past data with the ppl scores it looks to me like I'm competitive regardless. Do you think it's reasonable to infer that from the link I provided at the top?

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Are your current flight hours applied to your PCSM score? If not, you can email them a copy of the last page of your log book and they will update your time/score in 2-3 days. 

See below link for instructions:

https://access.afpc.af.mil/pcsmdmz/flighthourupdate.html

Edited by Hopefulflyer389

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8 minutes ago, idahoguy said:

That's my concern, with the deadline fast approaching and one retake permitted I don't think it's wise to test again right now. Based on the past data with the ppl scores it looks to me like I'm competitive regardless. Do you think it's reasonable to infer that from the link I provided at the top?

That link is dead for me, but I agree on not pushing for a re-test without sufficient study. If you are in the hunt for the UFT board (numbers wise), then I'd focus my attention on sharpening everything else that goes into that application.

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Hopefulflyer389- thanks, I'll be sure to do that after I go up next!

Kiloalpha- Wilco, I'm more curious at this point than anything. We'll see how it turns out, but for now I posted the link in plain text below maybe it will come through this time. Thanks for your time, glad I was pointed here!

IMG_3562.JPG

 

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1 hour ago, idahoguy said:

Hopefulflyer389- thanks, I'll be sure to do that after I go up next!

Kiloalpha- Wilco, I'm more curious at this point than anything. We'll see how it turns out, but for now I posted the link in plain text below maybe it will come through this time. Thanks for your time, glad I was pointed here!

IMG_3562.JPG

 

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Based on that picture, I'd just fly as much as you can between now and then to get the hours based PCSM boost. Some of the biggest jumps in PCSM happen early (20hrs for 4 points or something crazy).

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