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#1 jcg7340

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Posted 11 November 2018 - 21:54

I'm not getting any younger so the time to pursue this is now.  
 
Background on me:
Age: 28
Job: Buyer for an Aerospace company in San Diego
Degree: Supply Chain Mgmt - 3.2 GPA
Hometown: Detroit
Military Experience: None
Flight Hours: 3 hrs FW
ASVAB: 115 GT, taken 2 years ago so I will have to take again
SIFT: Not taken yet, studying now
AFOQT: Pilot: 59, Nav: 36, AA: 32, Verbal: 61, Quant: 18
PCSM: 28 (I am also pursuing Air Force OTS in Parallel)
 
A few questions for those who are Warrant Officer Pilots:
 
First - would any of you be willing to have quick phone call with me? I just have a few questions about life as Pilot in the Army and Military Life (listed below). 
 
My questions:
 
Do you have any say in picking the base you are assigned to? Is it possible to transfer bases? In general - do you like the location of your base?
 
On your first and second assignments after WOFT - what does your typical day consist of? Starting time and ending times, daily duties, how many flight hours per week etc?
 
For those who had civilian careers before entering the WOFT track, do you miss your life as a civilian? Are you happy with your decision? Was it a hard adjustment to military lifestyle?  Are you going to get out as soon as your contract us up or sign again?
 
For current and future deployments - what do the living conditions consist of? Are you sleeping on the floor or is it more like what you see in the documentary "inside combat rescue" where Air Force PJ's stay at Kandahar airbase? 
 
During flight school and in your platoon - do you hangout with other pilots outside of work? 
 
During weekends - can me and my fellow Aviators who are single drive down to Panama City and pick up chicks together or is this not the culture and I should run from the Army now.
 

God Bless the USA. - thank you all for your service.



#2 Thedude

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Posted 12 November 2018 - 00:12

 
Do you have any say in picking the base you are assigned to? Is it possible to transfer bases? In general - do you like the location of your base?
 
You will get to make a list of available options in flight school. You may or may not get assigned to any of them, its all up to the Army. After that point you will move around roughly every 3-5 years to new assignments that the Army chooses.

On your first and second assignments after WOFT - what does your typical day consist of? Starting time and ending times, daily duties, how many flight hours per week etc?

Duty day will vary greatly. Ive had work weeks which I showed up to work at 0600 Monday and by Friday was going into work at 2100. Daily duties are all over the board as well. Average flight hours will be about 10-15 per month.
 
 
For current and future deployments - what do the living conditions consist of? Are you sleeping on the floor or is it more like what you see in the documentary "inside combat rescue" where Air Force PJ's stay at Kandahar airbase? 
 
You might live in nice hard stands on a big base with your own room and running water or in a tent on a cot. All depends on when and where you go.

During flight school and in your platoon - do you hangout with other pilots outside of work? 
 
Hang out with whoever you want.

During weekends - can me and my fellow Aviators who are single drive down to Panama City and pick up chicks together or is this not the culture and I should run from the Army now.
 
You can do whatever you want on weekends, its not a prison. Drive to the beach, pick up girls/guys, whatever. No one cares.

God Bless the USA. - thank you all for your service.[/size]


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#3 krustchinsky

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Posted 12 November 2018 - 11:16

 

During weekends - can me and my fellow Aviators who are single drive down to Panama City and pick up chicks together or is this not the culture and I should run from the Army now.
 

 

FQS.

 

But seriously, feel free to PM me if you need help through your process. 


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#4 stearmann4

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Posted 14 November 2018 - 12:56

jcj,

 

PM me, I'll get on a call with you. I'll also be in San Diego DEC 19-22.

 

Mike-



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Posted 15 November 2018 - 00:28

 I am street to seat.  PM me if you need anything.



#6 Creep0321

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Posted 15 November 2018 - 14:34

jcj,
 
PM me, I'll get on a call with you. I'll also be in San Diego DEC 19-22.
 
Mike-


Take Mike up on this, and follow through.
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#7 jcg7340

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Posted 15 November 2018 - 18:39

Thank you all for the reply. PM'd you both. 






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