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SBuzzkill

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  1. Just go with AR 95-1 and avoid getting into the weeds. It's a strategy that will help you later too. LoL
  2. The first recruiter I talked to was telling some other dude about the Army’s A-10s. I found a new guy, LoL
  3. If you want to be an RLO go be an RLO. I am not sure what anti-drug position you are talking about that requires Army command time, but it sounds like a misinterpretation to me.
  4. There's no way to know how you'll stack up against other candidates in a certain board since every one is different. Looks to me like you have a good chance though. Good luck and try to relax while you wait! What's your background?
  5. Joegee19, I can guarantee that you would get the exact same reply in person. Success in Army Aviation requires having thick skin. You have to admit your mistakes and drive on or you'll never hear the end of it. I'll look for your original post down in the military section.
  6. The aircraft is cool, the community is cool, and the missions are cool. This is going to hurt a lot of butts but I was never impressed with the UH-60 community. There are good people there, but there's also a lot of arrogance within their ranks.
  7. Go fly CH-47s. It's the only aircraft I would have stayed in the Army for. Definitely don't pick based on what you think employers will care about in the future. They're not going to care.
  8. Just to manage expectations, being an Army Aviation Warrant Officer will likely be a completely different experience than the other Warrant Officers you have worked with.
  9. Ah yeah I've heard of a couple that do that.
  10. Which airlines are allowing you to build seniority before starting? That's pretty cool if true.
  11. Stop paying for helicopter lessons and work on airplane ratings. You can be eligible for a restricted ATP at 750 hours total time. It's the quickest way to a flying career on the civilian side. It's going to take you years to even be qualified for a helicopter job that will be flexible enough for you to work in a national guard schedule. Eventually you'll have enough helicopter time through the Army to go after a civilian helicopter career if that's what you want. If you just want helicopters, stop paying for ratings. Let the Army train you and do the military competency exam for your commercial/instrument rating, and then you just have to worry about paying for CFI/CFII. Snag a job on the flight line at a busy FBO near you and network your way into a CFI job.
  12. My info is a bit old as my WOFT packet was completed in 2009, but I'm going to offer some advice anyway. I was in your shoes, 20 years old, restless, wanting to fly and join the military. Back then I was gung-ho on joining one way or another and had I not been accepted I intended to enlist. Hindsight being what it is, I'm very fortunate it didn't come to that. The recruiting battalion leadership has one goal in mind. Getting you to sign up. They're going to offer avenues to you, and some of them are going to be the LONG way around. All of them will result in you signing up in the near future. They aren't looking out for you. Don't let them talk you into something you don't really want. Each board is different, and as long as you have a strong packet you're in a good spot to wait it out. Once you join the military you're competing with a whole new set of metrics, and it may not work in your favor. It's like buying a car. You want the silver GT350, so you go to the dealership looking for one. The closest they can get you today is a silver GT so they're going to try and sell you that because it will make them money today. It's a Mustang, and it's pretty quick, same color, but it's not a GT350. But they talk you into it and you buy it. Next month they get delivery of the exact GT350 you were looking for, and they even e-mail you to tell you it's there! But unfortunately for you, you're upside down on that GT and are stuck with it for 3 years before you'll have the freedom to get out from under it. Bummer. Don't buy the GT, wait for the GT350.
  13. I wish I could help you. All I can say is that getting a flight physical at Fort Irwin was a pain in the ass even as an active duty aviator. Good luck!
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