I'm a 23 y.o college grad in the process of applying to the WOFT program. I have a couple questions regarding the application and selection process, if anyone would be so kind as to answer.
I've seen a lot of people with letters of rec from pretty high ranking (0-6+) military members. The best I have is an O-1 air force drone pilot and several department chairs from my alma matter. I know military LoRs aren't a requirement for civilian applicants, but I understand that they can help greatly. Should I push to meet some (friend of a friend of a friend) aviators and higher ranking officers? Is there any specific format or set of requirements for these letters?
I've seen that you need to pass the APFT before acceptance into WOFT; is this still true, or do you only need to pass the AFPT at the end of basic? I'm not in the best shape (twig-like) but could pass the minimums in a month or two, and improve past the minimums in three or four. Any workout advice? My stats now are 40 PU/min, 25 SU/min and a 14:00 1.5 mile.
I took at do-at-home printable Snellen eye chart test which showed that my uncorrected distance vision is about 20/100, correctable to 20/20 (I wear glasses). My recruiter says not to worry about that until I get the actual results from the MEPS/Flight physical (which makes sense) but I was wondering if anyone has had any experience with poor vision waivers.
I've also heard of waivers for prk/lasik, and wanted some clarification: are they waivers that allow you to begin the WOFT process after having eye surgery, or waivers that allow you to begin the WOFT process with the requirement that you get eye surgery before flight training?
The WOFT officer board calendar doesn't show 2019 dates yet; is there any sort of regular schedule I can expect the boards to operate on; or is there a danger of me timing things wrong and having to wait 4+ months for the next board?
I have a B.A in Film with a 3.3 GPA
I took the PICAT when I was considering air force enlistment and came out with a 95 AFQT score.
Flight experience: None
All advice, comments, or criticism are welcome, and I appreciate anyone who takes the time to answer my questions.