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  1. Thank you for sharing that. This is so gut wrenching but like the email says I will stick around for the long run and hope to land a slot in the near future. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. What makes you say I have plenty of time for heavies? Would you recommend the standard MEPS medical or FC1? Not sure if I can the FC1 done without being sponsored. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. Just turned 26 this past January. My AFOQT is scheduled this month, hopefully this time around it doesn’t get canceled. Due to Covid, it’s been taking me months to get it scheduled. Once that’s done my goal is to serve my country ASAP. I have no preference of airframe or location, if I had to choose I would love to fly heavies. I’ve been told I could be considered old by some units and that my time is running out. If that’s the case should I attempt and apply to AD? I’ve heard many say they’ve applied to units for 2-3 years before getting selected or even not. I would hate to apply and interview with a bunch of units only to never get selected for a UPT slot and end up being too old for AD. The thought of keeping my current job while flying in the guard or reserves sounds great but ultimately I just want to get to UPT anyway possible. Personal stats: - 3.5 GPA B.S Logistics - Athlete throughout high school and college - Academic scholarship for first 2 years of college - 34hrs towards ppl, check-ride should be soon - Civilian loadmaster with Cargo airline - 7 years of leadership/management experience - Single no dependents - AF parents both special ops 20 years retired. I appreciate any input. Thank you! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. Been following C.W. Lemoine for sometime now and I’m also on the Facebook group Make Them Tell You No. I have about 4 solo flights. I will be continuing my training here soon. I’ve been picking up OT and selling a few things to get started. I understand the numbers are going up for applicants and a lot of them have might have more flying experience than me. I’m hoping my leadership experience through my achievements professionally will help outweigh the short comings of not having a PPL. I’ve been In management from the age of 19-25 years old, moved up rather quickly. Ended becoming an inbound operations manager for up to 100 people in logistics. Great news!! My recruiter called and I’ve finally been approved for my physical for meps. Contacting an Air Force advisor online must of helped. I’m due to leave 20/21 this month. 6 months later! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. Money is tight so I’m trying m my best to finish up my PPL. I know quite a few guys get selected for heavies without a ppl, some units have waived that requirement and just want someone to at least have solo’d an aircraft. Thank you for the PDF, unless I’m not seeing it I do not see the contact list for the recruiters. If you wouldn’t mind, could we possibly DM each other? Might be easier for us and not flood the forum. Thank you so much for the help. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. I do have my bachelors. 3.5 GPA. 32hrs towards my PPL. The Advisor I spoke to was an online chat log on the Air Force reserve website where I explained my situation and they left a note for my recruiter to see what’s going on. They said if I don’t hear from my recruiter to give them a call. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. Wow, you really went through a lot during this process. Most people would’ve gave up experiencing those setbacks. You persevered which is inspiring to me. I’m just not sure if I have a bad recruiter or if meps is severely backlogged. How do you get assigned a new officer accessions recruiter? I personally researched and found two recruiters last year who didn’t wanna work with me. I was then referred to my current recruiter by a sponsored pilot. This recruiter was willing to help me. He was great at the start and gave me hope but now things are dwindling down and I’m getting far less attention from him. It sound so simple, go to meps and get my physical, take the tests, then start applying for units. I can’t apply to any units until meps is over with. Going on 7 months now with barely any progress is discouraging. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. This is so frustrating and has caused me to wonder why the AF wouldn’t want me, at least that’s what it feels like when I get no responses. I contacted an Air Force advisor today and explained my situation. They told me the commission process is slower than enlisted guys for some reason. He said he was gonna leave a note for my recruiter, not sure what good that will do but I’m hoping it works. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. Honestly, at this point I wouldn’t care if I went AD, Guard, or Reserve. Whatever service can get me to UPT sooner. I don’t have a preference for an airframe, I would love heavies because of the crew aspect but I will be happy flying anything. I’ve contacted an AF advisor and they’re leaving a note on my file to alert my recruiter to see what’s going on causing the delay. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. From the time I’ve contacted my AFR recruiter to submitting all my medical records for Meps, it’s been a solid 6 months and I have yet to be scheduled for a physical. Every response from Meps took over two weeks, sometimes 20+ days. Long story short my medical records weren’t in order and I had sent duplicates. Everything has been corrected since then and that was almost a month ago. I am contacting my recruiter weekly and I’m getting the same response from him, waiting on guidance from Meps. Is anyone else experiencing this issue? When I was going for the Navy they cleared me for a physical in about a month. Where do I go from here? I’m so eager to serve my country as an officer and pilot. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. Thank you sir, I will definitely use these resources to my advantage. I’ll be 25 in January, what is considered “old” I feel like I’m getting close. I know the age cut offs but I don’t want units turning away from me. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. Fighters would be cool and I wouldn’t turn down that opportunity but I’m leaning more towards heavies. I’ll try my best to get this ppl knocked out. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. 32hrs towards my PPL now. I’m so close but have ran into a minor speed bump and my mind is racing. Long story short, I got a new job with Atlas Airlines. I’ll be gone 20 days out of the month with 10 days off at home. Between my job and flying only 10 days it’s going to be tough to finish. The urge to fly in the military is killing me, it’s all I want to do. My question is, should I just stop flying, take the AFOQT and TBAS, hope to score well and just start applying for units for AFR & ANG? I feel I’m pretty marketable with 32hrs as long as I score well on the tests. Thank you all for the help! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. Sir, you’ve been a great help, thank you. Congrats on getting hired, I can only hope for the same. Time to hit the books hard and take the tests asap. I’m doing my cross country flight this week and that will put me at 20 hrs flight time. I have some thinking to do. Reserves sounds more appealing to me right now considering I can still go through upt and get my wings without actually being sponsored by a unit. I’ve been told by many pilots in the civilian world to go guard or Reserve due to good work/life balance and if I’d like to fly outside of the military. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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