Jump to content


VOLO_VRHome200Frasca VRForum468TigerTugsHelicopter Academy
Photo
- - - - -

Applying to Multiple States NG


  • Please log in to reply
9 replies to this topic

#1 c130rob

c130rob

    Newbie

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 6 posts

Posted 17 January 2019 - 18:12

Is it possible to apply for WOFT through the National Guard in states other than the one you live in? I know for the Air National Guard you can apply to any unit in the nation. 

 

If this is possible, which states generally allow street to seat?

 

Thanks



#2 12Ato153A

12Ato153A

    Newbie

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 9 posts
  • Gender:Male

Posted 17 January 2019 - 18:31

Speaking for California (most states are probably similar):

 

In order to apply for WOFT you must interview with, and be recommended by, the Aviation Battalion Commander and Flight Facility Commander you will eventually belong to. You then have to go to an in-person flight school selection board and a follow-on in-person Federal Recognition Board. One of their biggest talking points is longevity within the State and commitment to the training requirements associated with being an aviator. If selected by the State Aviation Office and pass the FEDREC board, you will become a WOC and await your WOCS/IERW school date (you then belong to the aviation unit and must begin drilling).

 

While probably not impossible to apply to more than one state, there will be plenty of legwork required and they will want to see total dedication to the process.



#3 c130rob

c130rob

    Newbie

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 6 posts

Posted 17 January 2019 - 18:36

Speaking for California (most states are probably similar):

 

In order to apply for WOFT you must interview with, and be recommended by, the Aviation Battalion Commander and Flight Facility Commander you will eventually belong to. You then have to go to an in-person flight school selection board and a follow-on in-person Federal Recognition Board. One of their biggest talking points is longevity within the State and commitment to the training requirements associated with being an aviator. If selected by the State Aviation Office and pass the FEDREC board, you will become a WOC and await your WOCS/IERW school date (you then belong to the aviation unit and must begin drilling).

 

While probably not impossible to apply to more than one state, there will be plenty of legwork required and they will want to see total dedication to the process.

Oh okay, being from Arizona, California seems like a good state to look into. Is street to seat an option in California? Additionally, what are the airframes in California?



#4 12Ato153A

12Ato153A

    Newbie

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 9 posts
  • Gender:Male

Posted 17 January 2019 - 18:45

California has a live and well Street to Seat program. Reach out to the Southern CA WOSM, he is super helpful if you are serious about it.

 

UH-60s in Orange County

UH-60s, CH-47s and UH-72s in the Central Valley

UH-60s around the Sacramento area

 

The nice thing about the Army Guard is once accepted into a unit, you will know exactly which airframe you will fly going into WOCS/IERW.



#5 c130rob

c130rob

    Newbie

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 6 posts

Posted 17 January 2019 - 18:48

California has a live and well Street to Seat program. Reach out to the Southern CA WOSM, he is super helpful if you are serious about it.

 

UH-60s in Orange County

UH-60s, CH-47s and UH-72s in the Central Valley

UH-60s around the Sacramento area

I am 17 and starting college in a few months. I almost have my private pilot's license and I will be going to college to study aviation. Would it be appropriate to call him now, or should I wait?



#6 12Ato153A

12Ato153A

    Newbie

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 9 posts
  • Gender:Male

Posted 17 January 2019 - 18:52

I'll send you a PM with his contact info. Might as well make the call.



#7 freebeerforvets

freebeerforvets

    Student Poster

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 17 posts
  • Gender:Female

Posted 01 February 2019 - 21:04

I applied to multiple states, none of which I lived in. Was accepted by both (along with active duty) and made my decision based on that. I expressed how serious I was about moving to the state that hired me and also displayed knowledge of how everything works in the interview (since I was already in the reserves and understand how the Guard/Reserve thing works). All of that along with a competitive packet should help any Board look past your distance from the unit.



#8 future_aviator

future_aviator

    PVT Poster

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 23 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:San Diego, CA

Posted 08 February 2019 - 20:30

California has a live and well Street to Seat program. Reach out to the Southern CA WOSM, he is super helpful if you are serious about it.

 

UH-60s in Orange County

UH-60s, CH-47s and UH-72s in the Central Valley

UH-60s around the Sacramento area

 

The nice thing about the Army Guard is once accepted into a unit, you will know exactly which airframe you will fly going into WOCS/IERW.

 

I can second this. I'm a civilian in the process of street to seat right now and Chief Dieu has been nothing but helpful in guiding my recruiter and I through the process. 



#9 future_aviator

future_aviator

    PVT Poster

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 23 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:San Diego, CA

Posted 08 February 2019 - 20:32

Speaking for California (most states are probably similar):

 

In order to apply for WOFT you must interview with, and be recommended by, the Aviation Battalion Commander and Flight Facility Commander you will eventually belong to. You then have to go to an in-person flight school selection board and a follow-on in-person Federal Recognition Board. One of their biggest talking points is longevity within the State and commitment to the training requirements associated with being an aviator. If selected by the State Aviation Office and pass the FEDREC board, you will become a WOC and await your WOCS/IERW school date (you then belong to the aviation unit and must begin drilling).

 

While probably not impossible to apply to more than one state, there will be plenty of legwork required and they will want to see total dedication to the process.

 

Also, is the in-person board interview still a requirement? I'm reading mixed messages from various people and haven't actually talked to the recruiter about this yet. I've seen some say that the in-person selection board is no longer in effect (for civilians at least). Personally, I have no idea.



#10 Gideon

Gideon

    VR Veteran Poster

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 166 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Fort Rucker, AL
  • Company working for:US Army

Posted 10 February 2019 - 01:45

 

Also, is the in-person board interview still a requirement? I'm reading mixed messages from various people and haven't actually talked to the recruiter about this yet. I've seen some say that the in-person selection board is no longer in effect (for civilians at least). Personally, I have no idea.

 

Word on the street is it is no longer required.

 

Edit: Also some talk over here confirming that.






0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users



MaunaLoaVRHome200Guidance Home 200LakeSuperior200Genesys VR Forum 200Spectrum_VRHome200HeliHelmets-VR HomeBLR 200PrecisionVRForumHome200FreeFlight_Home200