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What are My Chances for Active Duty Fighters?

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Hello, Hello,

 

Here are my "numbers". The reason I put it in quotes, is because these are recent guesstimates extrapolating my future circumstance. I'll know for sure when I take the real test in 2021.

  • College GPA: 3.6
  • AFOQT: 92/77/50/60/43
  • PCSM: 65
  • Flight Hours: 40
  • Age: 33
  • LORs: 3; 2 Pilots Active duty(O-3 and O-4) and 1 retired 0-6 General Serigion - Army. 
  • Prior Service Experience:  Fuels, AF Active duty: E-3.

Career goals: Retire as an air-force fighter pilot. 

Notable Achievements: CAM/ST for the undefeated Mens Airforce Soccer team. 

 

Thanks,

StopLoss123

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You're attempting to make decisions about a problem 3 years from now with forecasted numbers?

There's no way of knowing your chances of being a fighter pilot, but you are supremely overqualified for an Air Force leadership position.

 

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@StopLoss123 From my experience so far, your best chance of actually getting to UPT would be with a Guard or Reserve heavy unit. Active Duty will not do an age waiver. Guard/Reserves do. Reserve/Guard fighter units will not do an age waiver.

Its sad to let you down on your fighter dream, but you do have a good chance of getting to UPT before it’s too late and you are 36. Apply widely and hope for the best.

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4 hours ago, katdude said:

@StopLoss123 From my experience so far, your best chance of actually getting to UPT would be with a Guard or Reserve heavy unit. Active Duty will not do an age waiver. Guard/Reserves do. Reserve/Guard fighter units will not do an age waiver.

Its sad to let you down on your fighter dream, but you do have a good chance of getting to UPT before it’s too late and you are 36. Apply widely and hope for the best.

I was hoping to apply with a few guard fighter units this coming year, I see a few on Bogidope coming due on February and March. I turned 30 on August, figured this was probably my one and only shot, I do hear that age waivers are pretty much non existent when it comes to fighters but I figured what the heck, it doesn’t hurt to take the AFOQT/TBAS, submit and see what if, after all, if we don’t try we’ll never know. Worst thing that can happen is we older guys get a no, which is fine and understandable. 

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@gatsby I'm getting closer to the age cut-off (28 now) and let me tell you, don't stop until they tell you NO, cause guys get waivers for just about anything short of missing a brain (kidding of course). This is not coming from me, but from POC's and chief hiring members (various fighter squadrons), so to their advice, I'm not letting a number stop me.

If you've got the aptitude and attitude, then go for it. Like I've learned and been told... If there's a will, there's a waiver and where there was a waiver, there was a will.

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