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  1. Not required in my case - but my unit is on the west coast and I'm on the east coast so YMMV.
  2. I got hammered at the Hope Hotel restaurant on Halloween night after I failed my FC1. The bartender gave me a free drink because all the locals were dressed up in Halloween costumes partying and I was sitting at the corner of the bar solo in a sweatshirt and sweatpants with my hood up. I ended up going back a month later and passed, the bar tender remembered me and we both took a shot together to celebrate.
  3. They also barely spent any time with discussing Russell's Merc run during the 2nd Bahrain race. They spent way too much time on pre-season testing and COVID drama (okay, I get it) and Lance Strolls multi billionare dad who is obviously a narcissist. Then when they realized they spent too much time on that - they didn't have enough time to go into detail on the rest of the season. Add to the fact that it was a short off-season so post-production must have been rushed too. I agree with you - It had way more potential - but I still enjoyed it overall! I'm also on my second whiskey of the night so maybe I'm over analyzing. This first race was exciting as hell, best I've seen in a long time. Pumped for the season to play out!!
  4. @ryleypav I've seen 3 months and I've seen up to 9 months for TFOT. Keep checking in every few weeks and make sure they're actually working on it. The most annoying feeling in the world is when you call to check in a month later to find out they had everything they needed to request TFOT dates but the A1C working your paperwork forgot about you (ask me how I know) I would also press them to request UPT dates prior to getting to TFOT. It's possible - because I've seen ANG pilot candidates get both TFOT and UPT dates at the same time. As always YMMV but feel free to DM and I can share more.
  5. I caved and got F1 TV this year. If you have a TV that can download the app/channel it's 100% worth it.
  6. @ClearedHot a good day indeed. this GME and TSLA train I've been on over the last 2 days makes me feel like I know what I'm doing.
  7. @GreenArc my paperwork had the doctor sign off saying I was qualified for service and it had all the results from my testing there too. I had to reference it when my opt said I initially failed my DP test (I passed when I was at MEPs). As for the SG, I imagine the short answer is - it depends. It sounds like you got waivered at MEPs for general military service, and obviously WP may have different standards depending on what the condition is since WP is trying to qualify you for flight service specifically. Since he already waivered you I would bring all of the paperwork with you to WP without a doubt and read the AF waiver guide here.
  8. Disappointed with Haas as well - but to be fair there clearly wasn't any American companies willing to back them either - which is disappointing in and of itself. Overall, I would rather see them in the sport than not - this is a quick/temporary fix to get through 2021 and then hopefully 2022's new rule changes will bring a better/more competitive car. More points = more money and attracts more investment. That being said - hopefully Nikita Maz is a disaster in 2022 and then they can move on from their Russian influence. They're playing the short game to be able to play the long game in the future.
  9. Update: After TFOT I found out I had an 8 month gap between graduation and the start of UPT (starting this June at Vance) So I had to get another job to cover my gap. I ended up finding an employer in the finance industry that has a great military leave program and I met a few employees who have used it before in the guard with no issues. In other words, everything worked out great. Thanks again for the support.
  10. Elaborating off @jazzdude Seems like a pretty simple/easy fix for those wind turbines Have the turbines generate their own power for an internal block heater within the engine nodes and then run de-icing boots along the leading edge of the blades like on a turboprop airplane. Disclosure: not an engineer
  11. So does this mean they'll finally do something about this? or are we just focusing on race, religion, etc.? Asking for a friend.
  12. https://data.ntsb.gov/Docket?ProjectID=100356 The NTSB released a docket on the accident a few days ago. Credit to the CT ANG crew chief. He saved 3 or 4 lives according to his statement and the others. A true hero. The PAX statements are damning - the Collings Foundation will cease to exist when this is all over. They'll have to liquidate everything and I don't think they'll come close to paying the lawsuits they are going to face.
  13. If anyone can help this guy out he is 100% deserving. We've tried multiple different routes to try and get a re-test and have gotten no where. He has now passed the DP test at his home unit and at others and yet for some reason they will not get back to @Notamig for a re-test at Wright-Pat. Can anyone shed light on what would happen if he just showed up to optometry at WP and sat in the waiting room until a doc was available? I debated doing this myself, but I was offered a re-test and didn't need to.
  14. @JabroniWizard The other hire on my board went back to work at our squadron for 5 or 6 months after she was cross-commissioned. It's worth asking your POC after you successfully pass MEPs and do your FC1. Congrats on the hire!
  15. @TotableMink Negative. I haven't heard of anyone who has gotten OTS/UPT dates before getting an approved FC1. I believe @FOX3 is correct by saying you need an appointment letter to request an FC1 though, or something along those lines.
  16. @ryleypav To apply for an OTS school date my package had to be approved by NGB.
  17. Completed Timeline: 2 years and 4 months from hire to UPT Most of my guard buddies at TFOT were tracking 8 to 9 months between graduation of TFOT and start of UPT, with some exceptions. Guard/Fighter - Non-Prior Hired: March '19 MEPS/Enlistment: June/July '19 FC1: October '19 (Failed) FC1 Re-Test: December '19 (Passed) FC1 Stamped Approved: December '19 Package sent to NGB: February '20 TFOT: August 25th UPT: June 2021 (Vance)
  18. @Yeeyee I had my FC1 3 months after my MEPs physical, however, I'm sure that that timeline isn't realistic anymore due to Covid. I would expect 4-5 like you mentioned. I would definitely stay on top of your recruiter, so to speak.
  19. mightymighty


    I hate to sound like a commercial here but seeing this post peaked my interested and got me to call Geico - and now I'm switching. I had some bad experiences with USAA, most recently with my car buying experience last February - and the insurance policy I just got with Geico is $80/month cheaper with all coverage's remaining the same as I had with USAA. I've been with USAA for over a decade - feels weird to change things up.
  20. they didn't show it to us officially which is sad - in fact - we got guidance from multiple instructors that we weren't aloud to watch any movies at all when we asked to show it. I just put it up on my computer in the flight room when they were gone. 🤙 We had so much freaking down time here.
  21. Not "latest movie" but definitely a greatest: Just made my flight watch 12 O'clock High as a part of mandatory fun before graduation at OTS and they really enjoyed it. Had to keep the tradition going. Don't sit under the apple tree with anyone else but me, til I come marching home!
  22. At TFOT now and we graduate Oct 17. A few have begun to drop UPT dates in my class this is what I have so far: 6 T-1 track dudes have gotten dates between June and August of next year. 3 T-38 track dudes have been getting dates in February and March.
  23. @Yeeyee yes. In the guard you can go back to your civilian job between OTS and UPT... if you have one. I got laid off due to covid before TFOT so I will need to find a new gig, especially if the gap is going to be longer than 3 months. I might try to find a way to go to SERE school before UPT if the gap is long enough. edit for buffoonery
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