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NOVEMBER 2017 WARRANT SELECTION


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#61 rwood

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Posted 11 November 2017 - 16:40

I really hope that makes up for a good packet. This has been a long last couple of months anticipating this week coming up. It’s finally almost here, hoping for the best for everyone.

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Posted 11 November 2017 - 18:41

Kind of have me worried now comparing that I don’t have a degree just college credits, and no flight time

 

The worrying will subside when you get picked up. The WOFT program is generally tailored towards applicants that haven't finished college, even though applicants with degrees will certainly still get picked up...I am not a good example as I was just about finished my degree + had a multitude of pilots licenses when I got picked up, but I also know that about 60%-90% of the WOFT applicants selected have zero flight time and around 60%-75% or higher have no bachelors...most do have some form of college credits though.....

 

The college thing isn't to important, but I will say having the credits is for sure beneficial. You'll be grinding towards your bachelors and masters once you make Warrant anyways...



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Posted 11 November 2017 - 21:59

Not having flight hours isn’t a problem. The Army will teach you to fly their way regardless of how experienced you are. You would be starting with a blank slate unlike others who might have old habits to break or difficulty adapting to the way the Army teaches, which is far different from the civilian world.

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Posted 13 November 2017 - 06:08

Board starts today! My wife is losing her mind with my count down. Now to be checking the MILPER every day until the results post.

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Posted 13 November 2017 - 07:19

Has been a long time coming, best of luck to everyone.  If anyone hears anything on the civilian results let us know.  Seems like last few boards the civilian results came out Tuesday and onward, but one can always hope.



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Posted 13 November 2017 - 13:05

Lucky enough to be on vacation to take my mind off of it and distract me while I wait.

#67 rwood

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Posted 13 November 2017 - 13:45

This is going to be the longest week of my life!

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Posted 13 November 2017 - 14:58

Not having flight hours isn’t a problem. The Army will teach you to fly their way regardless of how experienced you are. You would be starting with a blank slate unlike others who might have old habits to break or difficulty adapting to the way the Army teaches, which is far different from the civilian world.

 

 

I get what you are saying, really I do. But the last half is complete hogwash. For the candidates that don't have any flight time, don't fret to much. For the Candidates that do have flight time, it will help you bottom line.

 

Basic fundamentals of flight are universal. The nav charts don't change. Flight computers don't change. The physics of flight don't change just because you are flying in the Army. If you have flight time, you will have a *tiny* leg up once you get into flight school. This is more evident if you are instrument rated.

 

Please don't try to rationalize the idea that applicants with flight time is a negative thing just because you don't/didn't have any flight time yourself.

 

Although you don't need flight time, it will help you on the selection board. That is just reality.



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Posted 13 November 2017 - 19:52

I get what you are saying, really I do. But the last half is complete hogwash. For the candidates that don't have any flight time, don't fret to much. For the Candidates that do have flight time, it will help you bottom line.
 
Basic fundamentals of flight are universal. The nav charts don't change. Flight computers don't change. The physics of flight don't change just because you are flying in the Army. If you have flight time, you will have a *tiny* leg up once you get into flight school. This is more evident if you are instrument rated.
 
Please don't try and rationalize the idea that applicants with flight time is a negative thing just because you don't/didn't have any flight time yourself.
 
Although you don't need flight time, it will help you on the selection board. That is just reality.


I had over 200 hours and an instrument rating when I went to flight school, as did my stick buddy. It was a tiny leg up but it was also nothing that makes you a better aviator or student, especially after moving to your advanced airframes.

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Posted 13 November 2017 - 19:57

I had over 200 hours and an instrument rating when I went to flight school, as did my stick buddy. It was a tiny leg up but it was also nothing that makes you a better aviator or student, especially after moving to your advanced airframes.

 

 

Not having flight hours isn’t a problem. The Army will teach you to fly their way regardless of how experienced you are. You would be starting with a blank slate unlike others who might have old habits to break or difficulty adapting to the way the Army teaches, which is far different from the civilian world.

 

Absolutely. I wasn't implying it makes you a Chuck Yeager or anything. Just that civilian flight time prior to IERW, at the very least, is not a negative thing.

 

This isn't to single you out directly, I just hear that talking point quite often because it sounds logical enough in theory, but in practice it doesn't hold water.



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Posted 14 November 2017 - 02:27

Its not a negative by any means, and probably means you dont have to study some aspects so hard, since you already have the prerequisite knowledge. However from what I saw, this was detrimental to their overall grade/standing since they didnt study as much as some of the newer folks, they were happy with not studying and pulling 94/95s on tests 89/90 on checkride, thats middle of the pack come OML/selection time is all Im saying.

Now if you go into it still trying to learn as much as possible, and treat it like your new, it will be an advantage, no doubt about it in my mind. I just didnt see that.

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Posted 15 November 2017 - 17:18

Any civilians get word yet?  Spoke with my recruiter and he said he hasn't heard/seen anything yet regarding civilian results.  Going nutty waiting.



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Posted 15 November 2017 - 19:35

Any civilians get word yet?  Spoke with my recruiter and he said he hasn't heard/seen anything yet regarding civilian results.  Going nutty waiting.

 

From what I know the results will not be sent out until next week. Its still going on until friday.



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Posted 15 November 2017 - 20:05

Ah okay, thanks for the heads up.  For some reason I thought I read that the civvys get their results in the first few days of the board and the AD results come out the week after.



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Posted 15 November 2017 - 22:06

My recruiter just let me know I was selected. I don't know how I ended up on this board but her 1sg said he triple checked lol


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#76 Jumperjump123

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Posted 16 November 2017 - 10:45

18/18 civs selected
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#77 rwood

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Posted 16 November 2017 - 10:53

How is it that you were able to find that out already? I’m active duty and going crazy waiting for some kind of news.
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#78 coastalcop

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Posted 16 November 2017 - 11:05

still waiting on a call.



#79 Jumperjump123

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Posted 16 November 2017 - 11:13

Idk I have the memo that is sent to the recruiters from Fort Knox lol

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Posted 16 November 2017 - 11:17

CONGRATS!!!!!   so you have the civ selection list?






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