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#1701 StockTrader

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Posted 02 May 2019 - 06:09

Not really. They took all the funding away from upgrading 47s, so it makes sense that no one wants that platform anymore.


I highly doubt thats the reason. Id bet more on people just wanting to fly a different platform.
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Posted 02 May 2019 - 16:30

I have seen handful of recent posts shunning Army fixed wing. I thought the same thing coming in, gung ho for helos, but I can tell you a year out of flight school that the FW life is rewarding in all aspects from the culture to breadth of knowledge. Extending an invitation to anyone who has questions/wants to dm me/find out more about fw life
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Posted 02 May 2019 - 22:06

I have seen handful of recent posts shunning Army fixed wing. I thought the same thing coming in, gung ho for helos, but I can tell you a year out of flight school that the FW life is rewarding in all aspects from the culture to breadth of knowledge. Extending an invitation to anyone who has questions/wants to dm me/find out more about fw life

 

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Posted 03 May 2019 - 09:29

I have seen handful of recent posts shunning Army fixed wing. I thought the same thing coming in, gung ho for helos, but I can tell you a year out of flight school that the FW life is rewarding in all aspects from the culture to breadth of knowledge. Extending an invitation to anyone who has questions/wants to dm me/find out more about fw life


How does it balance with family life ?

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Posted 24 May 2019 - 06:47

Any selections lately?



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Posted 30 May 2019 - 00:42

I have seen handful of recent posts shunning Army fixed wing. I thought the same thing coming in, gung ho for helos, but I can tell you a year out of flight school that the FW life is rewarding in all aspects from the culture to breadth of knowledge. Extending an invitation to anyone who has questions/wants to dm me/find out more about fw life


My only question is who do I have to get intimate with to get a FW slot?

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Posted 30 May 2019 - 07:40

with the books...
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Posted 30 May 2019 - 14:53

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Posted 31 May 2019 - 11:09

Yesterdays selection and order for Warrants:
47s: 1,4
12s: 2,3,6
64s: 5,11
60s: 7,8,9,10,12,13,14,15,16
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Posted 31 May 2019 - 20:12

Looks like 47s are still desirable!

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Posted 14 June 2019 - 16:17

Yesterdays selection. I think the first three picks for warrant officers were AH64, UH60M, CH47. I cant remember the rest.

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Posted 27 June 2019 - 16:29

Todays selection:
WOs
47s-2,
64s-1,3,5,6,11,
60s-4,7,8,9,10,12,13,14,15

LTs
47-1,5,
64-2,3,4,7,8,
60-6,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19

It was a TH67 class, thats why there are not any C12s.

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Posted 28 June 2019 - 07:47

Everyone I talk to keeps saying that the 60s are at ~150% strength, its interesting that there are still so many slots available for them and not many for the other airframes.

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Posted 28 June 2019 - 10:08

Everyone I talk to keeps saying that the 60s are at ~150% strength, its interesting that there are still so many slots available for them and not many for the other airframes.


There's about twice as many 60s in the fleet compared to the rest.

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Posted 28 June 2019 - 19:46

Everyone I talk to keeps saying that the 60s are at ~150% strength, its interesting that there are still so many slots available for them and not many for the other airframes.


If the 60 community was at ~150% strength, Ive been told that 60s are in bad need of Warrants under CW3. Thats why there have been so many slots lately in all the selections. To be honest, I really havent heard that any of the rotary wing communities are anywhere near 100% but of the three 60s would be the closest to full strength. The army is still needing pilots badly and cant keep them from getting out.
(Just throwing this out there, Im not trying to be argumentative or anything, I'm just stating what Ive been told/heard here at Rucker.)

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Posted 29 June 2019 - 08:31

If the 60 community was at ~150% strength, Ive been told that 60s are in bad need of Warrants under CW3. Thats why there have been so many slots lately in all the selections. To be honest, I really havent heard that any of the rotary wing communities are anywhere near 100% but of the three 60s would be the closest to full strength. The army is still needing pilots badly and cant keep them from getting out.
(Just throwing this out there, Im not trying to be argumentative or anything, I'm just stating what Ive been told/heard here at Rucker.)


This is true. UQRs have been through the roof for a while. Between quality of life and the airlines figuring out they can transition helo pilots, its been an exodus.

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Posted 12 July 2019 - 22:15

Soooo has anyone else heard that there arent any more aircraft selection ceremonies? The new CG has changed everything.

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Posted 13 July 2019 - 07:22

Soooo has anyone else heard that there arent any more aircraft selection ceremonies? The new CG has changed everything.


Yes there will still be the ceremonies. He has just implemented some changes that are supposed to begin with the next selection next week. Those changes are, the aircrafts will already be assigned before the ceremony begins. They will still be assigned by OML according to your order of preference that you list in ARTS. Then at the ceremony the #1 LT and Warrant of the class will be called first to announce what they are getting and then the rest of the class will be called in alphabetical order. They will be telling you where youre at on the OML instead of finding out by the order in which you are called.




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