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  1. Copy all - thanks guys. Currently on the RC-135. Not sure if it’s really what I want for the future but I’ll consider further. CCall would be good for me. I assume something like U-28s or the upcoming AT-802u would be a good choice for a longer assignment?
  2. Hello! Please feel free to move this if it’s not in the appropriate section. I’m currently an enlisted aviator that was selected for OTS/UPT in July (still waiting on dates). I’m interested in knowing what the average assignment length looks like for pilots, from what I can tell it’s 3-4 years. I assume it’s that way for most of the Air Force, but I have basically no experience with that since my shred can only go to 2 bases (I’ve been OCONUS for 4 years now, I know people that have done 9 year tours here or stayed at the CONUS base their entire career). I’m asking because my wife, who’s currently in the same career field as me but separating soon, wants to go to medical school; I’d like to remain at one base for like 6 years if it’s possible. Does it vary by airframe? If I ended up getting something like A-10s does my entire career involve me moving from DM to Moody to Nellis and back again? Is it possible to PCA to another unit on the same base instead of PCS? Maybe take a short tour and BOP back to the same base? Thanks for any insight.
  3. Was recently on a Ryanair flight seated in the exit row. A woman a bit smaller than this rolled up to sit next to me and literally had to wedge herself into the seat. She asked for an extender and they made her move, I’m assuming at that point it’s a legit safety risk.
  4. I applied to fighters, tankers, C-17, and C-130s. Good luck in this board! Reach out if you need any help with the package.
  5. I applied to 10+ units over the last two years and never got an interview, but just got picked up active duty. I am also a current (AF) linguist stationed OCONUS so was never able to actually visit any units, had similar AFOQT scores with all above 95 except quant (82). PCSM was an 89 with like 18 hours. I think the major factor holding me back was probably lack of PPL and visiting units. I think Active Duty with your scores is definitely something to consider.
  6. Awesome to hear, thank you. Still no dates for MFS but when it happens I’ll post experience in the IFC1 thread.
  7. Copy all - thanks for the explanation. I definitely do get the impression that they care, at the end of the day those are the standards. I’ll probably end up posting whatever happens after I go. Thank you!
  8. Steve, Thanks for the detailed response. I was under the impression that there were 20 iterations of each color at 5 levels of contrast, each worth 5 points for a total of 100. Is this not the case? Does it basically just test you down to a certain level, then verify it like the audiogram? The reason I ask about the retest is because during my IFC3 they actually let me test three times (standard was 75 back then). During my IFC1 they allowed me to test twice. I thought it may have been SOP for someone who was very borderline. Guess I just got very nice techs both times.
  9. Can anyone tell me if they’re still using the version of the CCT with the letters? I passed that with good scores except green (55 in each eye), but I’ve heard they may have switched to the directional C test? How would you guys say that compares to the letter version? I plan on giving flight med a ring tomorrow and seeing if they’d be willing to come let me try the new test a time or two so I’m not going to WP totally in the dark If I end up getting a 50 in an eye, are they medical personnel amenable to a retest? I’ve just been picked up with a pilot slot in the AD board and am awaiting MFS dates (certified FC1 Jan 2019, never got around to applying). Thanks for any information!
  10. Can anyone tell me if they’re still using the version of the CCT with the letters? I passed that with good scores except green (55 in each eye), but I’ve heard they may have switched to the directional C test? How would you guys say that compares to the letter version? I plan on giving flight med a ring tomorrow and seeing if they’d be willing to come let me try the new test a time or two so I’m not going to WP totally in the dark If I end up getting a 50 in an eye, are they medical personnel amenable to a retest? I’ve just been picked up with a pilot slot in the AD board and am awaiting MFS dates (certified FC1 Jan 2019, never got around to applying). Thanks for any information!
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