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You can always email the unit and tell them you’d like to update it if possible if a certain milestone is met. Can’t hurt. I wouldn’t email them after every flight hour you fly, but a ppl vs no ppl is a big deal. They may just say got it thanks and annotate it, or have you submit a copy of it, or not respond at all. I’ve heard/seen updates done (or not) various ways. 

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2 hours ago, Hokie540 said:

If I were to get more flight hours or complete my PPL in the time period between a package submission deadline and a hypothetical interview date, am I able to update it with the units I’m applying to? Or am I locked into what I submitted?


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I was able to update mine when I hit a milestone. Went from 78 to 81 hours which got me the extra points. It was my unit that was hiring and I knew them already which may have helped but I would definitely try. Worst they can do is say no.

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Has anyone had issues with the contact email for Tampa (63 ARS) as posted on bogidope? I've tried sending twice, including manually typing out the address once, and have received "address not found" auto-replies.

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To those that want to become a fighter pilot, the 121st Fighter Squadron, DC ANG, out of Andrews AFB, is hiring for UPT. Check out the Careers section on our website for more information (link posted below). Application deadline is 31 March. If you have any questions, feel free to PM me. Tentative UPT Board will be in May. Best of luck to all. 

https://www.113wg.ang.af.mil/Resources/Careers/

Cheers,

Holster

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I got picked up to fly A-10s with the 303rd Fighter Squadron at Whiteman AFB last year. I spoke with the hiring manager and they have far fewer applicants this year than they had last year so if you’re looking to get in an A-10, the odds are better than they were for me so send in your applications!

Applications are due April 15th and the board is in June. There won’t be any official meet and greets but feel free to try to visit during the April or May UTA. 

 303fshiring@gmail.com

https://bogidope.com/job-listings/303rd-fighter-squadron-0

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13 hours ago, Kylrs said:

I got picked up to fly A-10s with the 303rd Fighter Squadron at Whiteman AFB last year. I spoke with the hiring manager and they have far fewer applicants this year than they had last year so if you’re looking to get in an A-10, the odds are better than they were for me so send in your applications!

Applications are due April 15th and the board is in June. There won’t be any official meet and greets but feel free to try to visit during the April or May UTA. 

 303fshiring@gmail.com

https://bogidope.com/job-listings/303rd-fighter-squadron-0

Just curious as I noticed the application page on bogidope. Is it an immediate disqualification to not have a PPL? I won't be able to start working on mine until May, but I am just curious how it works out. Also, is it difficult to get active orders there? I did some time at Whiteman and would love to go back, but it's tough to walk away from a active duty when I am the only one who makes money. 

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20 hours ago, Riddles said:

Just curious as I noticed the application page on bogidope. Is it an immediate disqualification to not have a PPL? I won't be able to start working on mine until May, but I am just curious how it works out. Also, is it difficult to get active orders there? I did some time at Whiteman and would love to go back, but it's tough to walk away from a active duty when I am the only one who makes money. 

As far as I know, it is disqualifying. You could try to submit anyways and just let them know you are working on it and hope to have it by next board but you want to get your name and scores in the mix.

As for orders, it really all depends. I have orders now but with government funding, nothing is ever easy or guaranteed.

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Are you talking about Whiteman AFB in Missouri? I had no clue they fly A10s, thought it was just B2's.

On another note, do you guys know what qualities a unit is looking for? I'm having someone write me a letter of recommendation today and he asked. 

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13 minutes ago, Yeeyee said:

Are you talking about Whiteman AFB in Missouri? I had no clue they fly A10s, thought it was just B2's.

On another note, do you guys know what qualities a unit is looking for? I'm having someone write me a letter of recommendation today and he asked. 

I know pretty much nothing yet, so take this with a grain of salt as I'm still in the applying/interviewing phase myself. But...have them write the recommendation letter based on qualities that you have. Don't have whoever is writing it say you have X or Y qualities just because that's "what a unit is looking for." What happens when you land an interview and the recommendation letter does match up to the person? There are specific things every letter of recommendation should attest to, but they should be legitimate and reflect the person they are recommending accurately. If you have great leadership qualities, make sure they touch on that. If you are a hard worker and have showed it in the past, they can touch on that. But if you dont have the "qualities" and unit is looking for and someone says you do, that could not go well for you I would think. Units look at the whole person concept from what I've seen at my interviews and from what I've read on here. 

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19 hours ago, Yeeyee said:

Are you talking about Whiteman AFB in Missouri? I had no clue they fly A10s, thought it was just B2's.

On another note, do you guys know what qualities a unit is looking for? I'm having someone write me a letter of recommendation today and he asked.

Ryleypav pretty much nailed it. Definitely while person. Most of the time the thought process is they can teach anyone to fly. They can’t teach you to be a decent human.

The A-10s belong to the reserve unit. B-2s belong to active duty and guard. There is also an army guard black hawk unit and I believe some active duty RPA. All at Whiteman.

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