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Thursday, June 17, 2021

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Thursday, June 17, 2021

SPC 4 YEARS ACTIVE DUTY AGE: 22 ASVAB GT: 127 SIFT: 55 AFCT: 507 EDUCATION: High School FLIGHT: NO HOURS BOARD: JULY 2021 LOR: O-3, O-5, CW3 Senior IP/IFE

Thursday, June 17, 2021

I think I will meet the requirements by the time I'm retiring. I have roughly 8 years until that, and if I somehow manage to maintain even half the hours I've been getting since arriving at my unit I'll be above the 1000 minimum, but obviously none of the instrument requirements. Those hours being on the CBP page, not sure any others. I'm just curious if anyone had experience in the hiring process and any insight in transitioning to any civilian sectors. So far, CBP seems to be the most rewarding for the requirements, and I would imagine some of their requirements are waiverable. My biggest concern, like you mentioned, is instrument time.

Wednesday, June 16, 2021

One of the biggest hurdles is the lack of time and as a 64 guy the lack of instruments and weather time. Unless we start another war pilots starting their careers within the last couple of years are looking at flying minimums and not much more for the entirety of their career. Look at job postings and see what they require/desire for experience and go from there. You can figure that a newer pilot without deployments and after a six year ADSO will have about 1000 hours total time, 400ish PIC, 300ish night/NVG/NVS and very little instrument/weather time.

Wednesday, June 16, 2021

I think most people tend to discuss the transition to airlines, but I'm curious to hear of any good opportunities outside the military continuing to fly helicopters? From what I've read, law enforcement flying is pretty poor pay, or can be. I've seen border patrol paying roughly GS9 starting positions, stepping up quickly to 11 and higher. I would assume contract work overseas would also pay well. I'm just trying to collect ideas for the future, although I'm not even close to that point yet. Also, I fly 64's, so I'm curious to see how much or little that influences employers decisions to hire. I'd assume border patrol would prefer 60 pilots.

Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Extremely stoked to announce I received my selection letter today, after starting my packet process four years ago! I have been waiting for the chance to make this post on here. AGE: 30 Military: E4, 2 yrs TIS, MOS 12M ASVAB AFQT/GT: 99/139 SIFT: 58 APFT: 268 EDUCATION: BA Biology (2.92 GPA), Graduate Certificate [In Progress] Fish & Wildlife Management (3.94 Current GPA) FLIGHT: None BOARD: National Guard LORS: CW4, CO commander (O3) SELECTED: June 2021

Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Got it. No access for me on ATRRS! Just have to wait to get my welcome letter, or see if I get a notification through email. Now the countdown begins for you.

Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Didn't see a July board thread so here goes, s2s AGE: 27 ASVAB GT: 117 SIFT: 63 OPAT: Heavy EDUCATION: Bachelors in Finance FLIGHT: 78.4 hours rotor craft LORS: State Police pilot, CW3, civilian work supervisor ( working on getting 2 more from cw's) PHYSICAL: waiting

Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Took the sift today at Fort Dix, simple drawings: got through 90 of them probably had 5wrongs. Overall it was pretty easy. Hidden Figures: this one was nothing like the ones in the sift books or the practice tests. Way harder i got through about 17 with probably about 8 wrongs. felt pretty shitty after this section. Aviation Knowledge: Answered all 40 of the questions, had 10 mins extra to go through it again. Pretty confident i got 40/40 correct. FAA handbook was my go to. got a few army helicopter questions slip/skid coning, induced flow, helicopter performance, class g airspace, cyclic/ pedal functions, autorotation definition, and few others like forwards cg effects Spacial Apperception: pretty straightforward, read the instructions clearly you should be fine. Answered all 25. SIFT books will easily help you Math: this section kinda sucked. I got through maybe 8-10 questions and know for a fact i only got 3-4 correct. dont rely on the asvab math because this is on a different level. Mechanical Comprehension: was fairly similar to the asvab. Nothing too difficult here answered about 15 questions. paragraph comprehension: i ran out of time so only could get through 15 questions but similar to the asvab. overall i was pretty surprised i got a 63, i felt like i bombed the test after the math section. I guess my aviation and mechanical sections saved me!

Monday, June 14, 2021

I’m active duty