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#21 SBuzzkill

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Posted 16 October 2010 - 12:35

I figured he was I was just trying to be clear for active duty folks.
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Posted 19 October 2010 - 21:37

Lindsey,

Definitely alot of good information there. I would just add the the CH-47 Chinook is the sexiest aircraft in the US Army inventory. Other than that, looks good! :D


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LMAO, do all 47 guys use this same line!!!!

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Posted 21 October 2010 - 17:37

LMAO, do all 47 guys use this same line!!!!


I'd venture to say that the -47 is so ugly it's almost sexy. Except the MH-47. For some reason, the -47 painted black is just HOT. I mean, very cool-looking. ;)

All that said, the -47 is battling for my number one choice of airframe.

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Posted 22 October 2010 - 13:55

All that said, the -47 is battling for my number one choice of airframe.


Same...There are no 47 slots for WOJGs right now, unless you are NG of course. Its been about a year since any were available, they are rumored to be coming back soon but in very small numbers.

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Posted 10 November 2010 - 16:43

A couple selections ago there were 2 slots for active duty warrants, a D slot and an F slot. A good friend of mine got the F and is in class right now. They are there, just rarely.

There were none in our selection, and only 1 Apache and 2 Kiowas. The rest were 60s with one 60M slot.

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Posted 10 November 2010 - 21:39

Funny, I just heard. I know the guy who got the F model too. Thats a whole lot of 60s!!!

A couple selections ago there were 2 slots for active duty warrants, a D slot and an F slot. A good friend of mine got the F and is in class right now. They are there, just rarely.

There were none in our selection, and only 1 Apache and 2 Kiowas. The rest were 60s with one 60M slot.



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Posted 29 December 2010 - 20:38

So most likley I will be flying a UH-60 sounds like. Thats the one I would like. But i will take either of the four bad ass birds. I have about two weeks to go then basic training starts.
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Posted 31 December 2010 - 23:38

Dont use past selections to base what the future holds. My buddy works in the office of the General and the CWOB, and projections for airframes is changing quite a bit in six months. From almost all 60s and 64s to 6-8 58s and 4 or so 47s.

You are going to fly the 67. The rest is up to fate and luck.

58s for me thank you. I hope this year goes well.

Edited by akscott60, 31 December 2010 - 23:40.


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Posted 01 January 2011 - 00:43

I know its luck of the draw and the needs of the army....

But I'm grabbing the first 60 slot if I get the chance...

I can't wait to fly those 67's, better then flying those R22's and R44's
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Posted 01 January 2011 - 13:20

I can't wait to fly those 67's, better then flying those R22's and R44's


Cheers!! :lol: :lol:

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Posted 01 January 2011 - 14:38

Hi All,

I was hoping some of you could help me out. I have my LASIK/PRK consultation meeting this week and I was hoping to take him the forms needed for all the pre and post op forms. I haven't decided on a surgeon yet, but still wanted the forms available. Since I'm getting things together on my own right now (PT, studying, etc). I tried googling, and searching these forums but couldn't find them. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

You can post a link here or email a form if you have one to eliasmae@gmail.com

Thanks!

Edit: After FURTHER research, I finally found one. However, it's from 2007 so if anyone has an updated version, that would be awesome. I will post the link below and if you would like to add it to your LASIK section Lindsey, that may be helpful for others like us!

https://aamaweb.usaa...fo_2007_APL.pdf

https://aamaweb.usaa...Update_v3-1.pdf

Edited by AirOneMatthew, 01 January 2011 - 15:15.


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Posted 01 January 2011 - 21:54

Hi All,

I was hoping some of you could help me out. I have my LASIK/PRK consultation meeting this week and I was hoping to take him the forms needed for all the pre and post op forms. I haven't decided on a surgeon yet, but still wanted the forms available. Since I'm getting things together on my own right now (PT, studying, etc). I tried googling, and searching these forums but couldn't find them. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

You can post a link here or email a form if you have one to eliasmae@gmail.com

Thanks!

Edit: After FURTHER research, I finally found one. However, it's from 2007 so if anyone has an updated version, that would be awesome. I will post the link below and if you would like to add it to your LASIK section Lindsey, that may be helpful for others like us!

https://aamaweb.usaa...fo_2007_APL.pdf

https://aamaweb.usaa...Update_v3-1.pdf



Hello,

I've never had to have eye surgery, but my wife (20 year veteran) and several friends have. My understanding is that lasik, tho cheaper and faster healing, is not recommended for aviation. PRK is preferred because they physically grind your eye to the correct optic kinda of thingy. (sorry, I'm a pilot not a a doctor). Where as LASIK they cut a flap off the top of the eye, correct your vision and flip that flap back over. That said flap is the issue, as is could shift on an impact, or high G scenarios. Atleast that's how the doctors at the the US Air Force academy explained it when they did my wives eyes.

BTW, a friend in the army paid for their own LASIK, and one eye had to be redone after the flap shifted, distorting their vision.

Take it for what you may........ That's just my two peso's!!

Good luck, and Blue sky's!

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Posted 03 January 2011 - 19:23

I would get PRK. I had it over a year ago, and easily passed two Army flight physicals so far.

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Posted 04 January 2011 - 03:35

Can anyone help me with this??? Does anyone know about the process for a National Guard solider applying for the active duty WOCS/WOFT? I have been to an active duty recruiter and I am afraid he is not well informed on this topic. I have worked hard to complete my physical, AFAST, LOR's, and Resume. I also have gather copies of all my order's, NCOER's and anything else I thought might be needed. My recruiter just told me that he can not help me until my conditional release is approved (which should be with in the next two weeks). I have skimmed and read several forums and read the entire Warrant Officer Recruiting web site. The only information I can find says to go through an Army Recruiter. The only information I was told by my recruiter was that I would go through a civilian board and after that my packet will be sent to Fort Rucker. Most of all I want all my ducks in a row. Thank you for all of your help.

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Posted 26 January 2011 - 12:44

Can anyone help me with this??? Does anyone know about the process for a National Guard solider applying for the active duty WOCS/WOFT? I have been to an active duty recruiter and I am afraid he is not well informed on this topic. I have worked hard to complete my physical, AFAST, LOR's, and Resume. I also have gather copies of all my order's, NCOER's and anything else I thought might be needed. My recruiter just told me that he can not help me until my conditional release is approved (which should be with in the next two weeks). I have skimmed and read several forums and read the entire Warrant Officer Recruiting web site. The only information I can find says to go through an Army Recruiter. The only information I was told by my recruiter was that I would go through a civilian board and after that my packet will be sent to Fort Rucker. Most of all I want all my ducks in a row. Thank you for all of your help.


Find a different recruiter. Call all the local places until you talk to someone who knows what they're talking about.

I had to go through three before I found one that worked.

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Posted 29 January 2011 - 18:56

I'am new to this forum and I have some questions/ worries that I would like answered if possible to anyone that could shed some light. I will try to keep this as short as i can, but here goes.

I'am currently a college student, I'm almost a senior. I 'am pursing a degree in aviation in professional flight at EKU, I have been at a community college as well, but will be transfering this fall to EKU. I have been interested in flying helicopters for the military. I have checked all branches and none really gave me that great a deal except the Marines. I found an OSO(officer selection officer) and he garanteed with good test scores I would be given a flight slot in flight school after OCS and basic school. I can drop out of the program anytime I want during college. After i get out of the military I want to be an EMT pilot.

I guess my questions are:
Am I going in the right direction?
Will a flight degree be helpful even before flight school?
Will I have enough flight hours to be qualified to fly civilian? (8 years in Marines)
Do EMT companies want military pilots?
Is the military a good route to take to gain expirence/ hours to get civilian jobs?

If anyone military or civilian could give some advice I appreciate it.

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Posted 01 February 2011 - 17:00

I'am new to this forum and I have some questions/ worries that I would like answered if possible to anyone that could shed some light. I will try to keep this as short as i can, but here goes.

I'am currently a college student, I'm almost a senior. I 'am pursing a degree in aviation in professional flight at EKU, I have been at a community college as well, but will be transfering this fall to EKU. I have been interested in flying helicopters for the military. I have checked all branches and none really gave me that great a deal except the Marines. I found an OSO(officer selection officer) and he garanteed with good test scores I would be given a flight slot in flight school after OCS and basic school. I can drop out of the program anytime I want during college. After i get out of the military I want to be an EMT pilot.

I guess my questions are:
Am I going in the right direction?
Will a flight degree be helpful even before flight school?
Will I have enough flight hours to be qualified to fly civilian? (8 years in Marines)
Do EMT companies want military pilots?
Is the military a good route to take to gain expirence/ hours to get civilian jobs?

If anyone military or civilian could give some advice I appreciate it.


Jeff, First, Yes, you are. But no you cant drop out of school because only Marine Officers can be pilots. Which means that you need a degree and OCS first. There are no guaranteed slots for flight school, in the Army at least, until you have graduated from flight school.

Second, Yes, a degree will be absolutely essential, if not required to fly before military flight school.

Third, you may or you may not. That depends on deployments, your airframe, your mission, and the civilian requirements depending on said hiring source. There are too many variables to speculate.

Fourth, EMS companies hire both civilian and military. Again, lots of variables here but its more who you know than what you know sometimes.

Lastly, Yes, military pilots are the best. We are sky gods and our poo smells like roses. B)

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Posted 01 February 2011 - 17:45

I'am new to this forum and I have some questions/ worries that I would like answered if possible to anyone that could shed some light. I will try to keep this as short as i can, but here goes.

I'am currently a college student, I'm almost a senior. I 'am pursing a degree in aviation in professional flight at EKU, I have been at a community college as well, but will be transfering this fall to EKU. I have been interested in flying helicopters for the military. I have checked all branches and none really gave me that great a deal except the Marines. I found an OSO(officer selection officer) and he garanteed with good test scores I would be given a flight slot in flight school after OCS and basic school. I can drop out of the program anytime I want during college. After i get out of the military I want to be an EMT pilot.

I guess my questions are:
Am I going in the right direction?
Will a flight degree be helpful even before flight school?
Will I have enough flight hours to be qualified to fly civilian? (8 years in Marines)
Do EMT companies want military pilots?
Is the military a good route to take to gain expirence/ hours to get civilian jobs?

If anyone military or civilian could give some advice I appreciate it.



I would investigate the Army Warrant Officer Flight Training program. You do not necessarily need a degree for acceptance. A little insight on hours. I flew Apaches and our ATP requirement was 140 hrs/yr min. Let's say you were a stud and did 200/yr for 8 years. That would give you approximately 1,600 hrs. Most AirEvac company's want between 2 and 3 thousand for insurance reasons. You might get in as a Co-pilot or 2nd officer some where but I haven't seen it lately.

A flight degree wouldn't hurt but a PP rotorcraft/helicopter would be a big plus (though not required either). When I graduated from flight school I turned in all my paperwork, plus a required civ test and received my commercial pilot instrument from the FAA.

You only need 150 hours of flight time to be a commercial pilot. That being said it has a lot to do what aircraft you have experience in.

A final bit of advice on the officer thing. I was both a commissioned pilot and a warrant pilot. You definitely want to be a WO if you can get it in the Army. WO's are the technical experts. If your second career choice was to open a day care center then commissioned might be the way for you...

Best of Luck

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Posted 01 February 2011 - 18:01

I think what he is saying is that he can drop out of his military commitment any time before graduating college, not that he wants to drop out of college.

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Posted 01 February 2011 - 18:11

Am I going in the right direction?
Will a flight degree be helpful even before flight school?
Will I have enough flight hours to be qualified to fly civilian? (8 years in Marines)
Do EMT companies want military pilots?
Is the military a good route to take to gain expirence/ hours to get civilian jobs?

If anyone military or civilian could give some advice I appreciate it.


I won't repeat the excellent advice you've already received. Instead, I just want to point out that a lot can happen in 8 years. You might be married with young children. You may have a mortgage and 2 car payments. You'll be earning a comfortable 6-figure salary with great benefits. Finally, you'll also be almost 1/2 way to earning a lifetime military pension.

After 8 years, it might be difficult to live without all the benefits and take a 50% pay cut.




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