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  1. Why is this guy still here? Has he added even one positive contribution to a forum that is dedicated to air force pilots and aspiring pilots? Is he even a pilot? Don't feed the troll. Sent from my SM-G960U using Tapatalk
  2. Aren't they allowing up to 120 days carry over this year? Sent from my SM-G960U using Tapatalk
  3. It's much easier to get hired by a guard/reserve unit that flies the jet in which you are already qualified. Otherwise they have to find and pay for a training slot for you. If you're not already qualified then fighter going to another fighter is easier than heavy to fighter. It's not uncommon to switch airframes in the guard/res, but timing is everything and it may or may not work in your favor. No one can say what it will be like 10 years out, your dream unit might not even be flying the same jet by then. Sent from my SM-G960U using Tapatalk
  4. You're basing your dream sheet on not spending time in a vault? If you fly a tanker, you will spend just as much time flying orbits in the sky on autopilot as a fighter or bomber guy spends in the vault. The difference is, you won't get to blow shit up when you do fly. Whoever is giving you advice is a retard. Find a respected IP in your squadron and get some mentoring. Sent from my SM-G960U using Tapatalk
  5. USERRA is also written that the 5 year limit doesn't apply if you are forced by the military to stay longer than 5 years. Also, initial commitments exceeeding 5 years (e.g. pilot training) are exempt from the 5 year limit. So you'll be fine. However, be aware that it is up to you to keep track of everything. Sent from my SM-G960U using Tapatalk
  6. Are you sure? Initial service obligations exceeding 5 years are exempt from the USERRA 5 year limit. I would imagine the 10 year UPT commitment falls under that exemption, although I don't personally know anyone that's done that. I almost pressed to test that rule to go back to my previous job, but decided airlines would be better, whoops. Sent from my SM-G960U using Tapatalk
  7. If it is who I'm thinking it is, he was one of my UPT instructors at Laughlin. Hell of an IP, and I remember him talking to me about confidence one day after not doing so well in the jet. His words really had an impact on my career. To Pyro! Sent from my SM-G960U using Tapatalk
  8. Yes, you can switch tracks, but timing is a factor as there has to be a unit that can hire you. I'm not super familiar with all the details because I'm active duty, but as a T-38 IP I've seen a couple of guys and gals lose their fighter and go to a heavy unit. I've only seen one guard guy completely wash out and he had personality issues. Sent from my SM-G960U using Tapatalk
  9. Interesting. I had not heard that, but my intel might just not be current enough. It would not surprise me though, because UPT is hurting right now and we need more CAF guys to hold the line. Sent from my SM-G960U using Tapatalk
  10. I've been told that's old news and they opened up the flood gates a couple months ago. It used to be that a certain percentage of IPs had to be 11F/B, now I'm hearing they'll take what they can get. Sent from my SM-G960U using Tapatalk
  11. They already are hiring non 11F/11B. Sent from my SM-G960U using Tapatalk
  12. One addition, the Chief of Safety course would be good too, if you're an O-5 type looking to be a Chief of Safety. Sent from my SM-G960U using Tapatalk
  13. AMIC is the good one. I've only done airlineapps.com, but the question there is "were you ever a director of safety". As chief of wing flight safety I said yes. I wouldn't say simply going to AMIC would qualify you to answer yes to that question, but it would be good resume fodder, and you would put AMIC in your education section. Being a flight safety officer was a really cool job and I would do it again even if not for the airline perks. On the other hand, if safety doesn't interest you, I wouldn't do it only for airline perks. Sent from my SM-G960U using Tapatalk
  14. You are correct. AMIC is 3 weeks ASPM is 1 week. AMIC gives you the S code. Sent from my SM-G960U using Tapatalk
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