JohnClark Posted November 14, 2022 Share Posted November 14, 2022 (edited) I'm trying to keep this short. I think as many may know for most of the last 2 years, it was very difficult to get visits/rushing opportunities to units due to COVID. It seems like by summer of this year, units started to soften their restrictions and begun allowing rushing opportunities. Anyway, I've been trying to rush Heavy Units largely in the Northeast. That's where I am from, plus I play hockey and love the fall/autumn. I have had two units where I had multiple visits with and turn an app but not selected for an interview. Neither unit was able to give me feed back. Both basically said they had received too many apps and can't give everyone feed back. Now this is where I wonder what I can do better during visits. Yes my test scores are mediocre (Pilot score in the 70s and Nav in the 40s) and I don't yet have a PPL (was getting close and then recent financial set back), I'm sure both could easily be the reason why I was selected and that's fine. I'm trying to work on both. But It does kind of bother me that after I visit a unit multiple times, they couldn't give me specific feedback? Am I asking for too much? Am I being entitled for wanting specific feedback? Also is their anything I should be doing at visits? I know there are other threads on the subject and they give common sense advice "Don't be an @sshole." "Don't be awkward" "Ask questions and listen." I ask because when I go to visits, I try and talk to everyone from the unit. The pilots, the Navs, Boom operators, Loadmasters, HR Personal, Fuel Systems personal, maintenance, Cyber, etc. I talk to everyone. Even at the visits, the pilots and officers tell me it's awesome I talk to everyone since a lot of people only talk to pilots. Aside from military/flying, I try to relate to everyone other ways. I grew playing hockey and both units have hockey teams so I talk about that, fishing, hunting, cars, music, etc. Usually by the second or third visit, people do remember me. I also bring a bottle of Whisky as a gift for the squadron. However, it's kind of disheartening when I don't get the interview or at least get feedback as to why. I'm over 30 and I know age is also not on my side. Should I maybe cast a wider net and start looking at other regions of the country? Would I still be a good fit? Edited November 14, 2022 by JohnClark Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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