Preparing for UPT
Posted 25 March 2004 - 02:12 PM
For example i'm planning on doing heavy 'mission' planning, restudying PPL material, a lot of practice with EPs, and spending time practicing manuevers with narrow altitude limits, etc. in other words doing what i should have been doing anyway.
do you guys recommend anything that i should really focus on? My attention to detail is something i would really like to improve.
thanks a lot for your insight...
Posted 25 March 2004 - 03:06 PM
Posted 25 March 2004 - 03:09 PM
Posted 25 March 2004 - 05:12 PM
Personally, I'd just enjoy my civilian flying by taking my friends/family around and relaxing because the flying atmosphere at UPT is totally different. For my class, there hasn't been much difference (performance wise) between the guys with 25 hours in a cessna and the CFII guys with 2000 hours so I wouldn't put too much emphasis on civilian flying getting you ahead.
Posted 25 March 2004 - 05:45 PM
Posted 25 March 2004 - 09:16 PM
I love it when guys get slots and start prepraring for UPT three years in advance.
Posted 26 March 2004 - 04:52 PM
Posted 26 March 2004 - 07:17 PM
One more note, you may want to buy the T-37 add-on for Microsoft flight simulator to familiarize yourself with the gauges and speed of the tweet. I did this and found it to be very helpful. I have heard numerous IP's recommend this game (I don't think they are getting kickbacks either) to studs in order to help them chairfly real time. You can find the simulator at www.t37sim.com. Good luck.
Posted 06 April 2004 - 08:41 PM
Posted 06 April 2004 - 09:48 PM
Posted 06 April 2004 - 11:20 PM
LEARN THE BOLDFACE FROM ANY PLACE YOU CAN GET IT! Sure, they added two sets of parenthesis in the latest dash-1, but the core of them is the same. Learn as much about systems, ops limits, and boldface as you can find (from gouge websites) before hitting the flightline.
Posted 04 April 2004 - 05:53 PM
[ 05. April 2004, 15:09: Message edited by: Tex ]
Posted 04 April 2004 - 06:08 PM
As long as you remember the basic addage "push the stick forward, houses get bigger; pull the stick back, houses get smaller" they will teach you EVERYTHING else you need to know at least once. IF you have alot of free time, as previously mentioned elsewhere, I'd learn the boldface and ops limits...other than that, I'd just enjoy my free time because in a few months you won't remember what free time is.
Originally posted by Tex:
...but items like weather and X-country planning have slipped. The powers that be are shipping me straight out to CAFB for class. How much of this knowledge are we expected to know and how much is retaught after IFT?
And BTW, the above addage really isn't even true when you get to UPT.... it's more like "trim the jet (or turboprop for you T-6/T-44/C-130 types ) for level flight, then add power to make houses get smaller or reduce power to make houses get bigger..."
[ 04. April 2004, 18:10: Message edited by: ENJJPT stud ]
Posted 04 April 2004 - 07:00 PM
Posted 04 April 2004 - 07:16 PM
The type of flying you're going to learn in the AF is COMPLETELY different from any type of flying you've learned before. Don't worry about the past, just focus on what you're being taught in the present.
Posted 02 September 2004 - 09:54 PM
Posted 02 September 2004 - 10:13 PM
I dont know what day 1-5 flashcards are, so i cant help you there. But the above stuff is what i wish i had studied prior to hitting the flightline. oh yeah, read the dash one 2-3 times.
Posted 03 September 2004 - 12:25 PM
Live by the gouge, die by the gouge. The gouge is what you use after you've done your readings to reinforce what you've read. It includes notes, flashcards and study aids. The icing on the cake is when you take a critical eye to the gouge and verify it's accuracy. If you do this, you'll find some erroneous and dated material, and in the process you'll become the expert in the material that you need to be to not only succeed, but succeed well.
If you don't, you'll get the rote memorization of facts and figures, which, if taken out of context, will show up in the table top briefings, check rides, and shotgun stand ups and leave you looking like you have a very poor grasp of the material.
Posted 03 September 2004 - 03:31 PM
Posted 04 September 2004 - 10:49 PM
[ 04. September 2004, 22:50: Message edited by: AirGuardian ]
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