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  1. Completely possible. I've known two people from two separate CAB's that were approved. Unfortunately, one got a GOMOR and the other failed height and weight, so they lost their offer.
  2. Immediately on arrival to the flight BN, voice that you want a flight company; they may send you right away. If not, reach out to your PSG, the flight company 1SG, or flight company FI/IP's. Many times, the maintenance company doesn't want to let go of a good soldier, so you may have to be persistent. "Squeaky wheel gets the grease."
  3. I have always understood it as the restricted airspace takes the overlying airspace and the the controlling agency cannot remove requirements, they can only make it more stringent. Therefore, the AIM (back up by the FAR) takes precedence. Unless someone can say otherwise. There’s nothing at Hunter that allows it at least. Just bringin’ stuff to the conversation.
  4. 3−1−1. Generala. There are two categories of airspace or airspaceareas:1. Regulatory (Class A, B, C, D and E airspaceareas, restricted and prohibited areas); and2. Nonregulatory (military operations areas(MOAs), warning areas, alert areas, and controlledfiring areas).NOTE−Additional information on special use airspace (prohibitedareas, restricted areas, warning areas, MOAs, alert areasand controlled firing areas) may be found in Chapter 3,Airspace, Section 4, Special Use Airspace, paragraphs3−4−1 through 3−4−7.b. Within these two categories, there are fourtypes:1. Controlled,2. Uncontrolled,3. Special use, and4. Other airspace.c. The categories and types of airspace are dictatedby:1. The complexity or density of aircraftmovements,2. The nature of the operations conductedwithin the airspace,3. The level of safety required, and4. The national and public interest.d. It is important that pilots be familiar with theoperational requirements for each of the various typesor classes of airspace. Subsequent sections will covereach class in sufficient detail to facilitateunderstanding. 4−4−6. Special VFR Clearancesa. An ATC clearance must be obtained prior tooperating within a Class B, Class C, Class D, orClass E surface area when the weather is less than thatrequired for VFR flight. ..... d. Special VFR clearances are effective withinClass B, Class C, Class D, and Class E surface areasonly.
  5. From the AIM: 3−4−1. Generala. Special use airspace consists of that airspacewherein activities must be confined because of theirnature, or wherein limitations are imposed uponaircraft operations that are not a part of thoseactivities, or both. Except for controlled firing areas,special use airspace areas are depicted on aeronauticalcharts.b. Prohibited and restricted areas are regulatoryspecial use airspace and are established in 14 CFRPart 73 through the rulemaking process.
  6. I was in the 60 course when "fixed wing for life" was implemented. My Army Plan at the beginning of flight school was to select Blackhawks, deploy with Blackhawks, transition to C-12s, fly a rotation of C-12s, then take the needs of the army until completion of 20. IMO, one extra idea the army could reverse, would be to bring back the fixed wing transition. What junior CW2 with at least 1500 hours at the end of their ADSO wouldn't jump ship with the current army pay (even with the bonus)? The people that would stay fixed wing until 20 would be the "maybe prior enlisted, yet definitely previous helo, my back hurts, but my I still want to fly until retirement, and BRING ON THE FRIDGE FUND AS A CW3!"
  7. We had a 60L two time passover move direct to GA guard. He walked to their office, talked to the commander, and a couple interviews later, he had a transfer packet in. Now he's dual tracked, full time and loving it.
  8. Bummer... A CW3 in my unit was accepted into UAS four days after submitting his packet. I don't know his flight physical status, but... four days! They surely are looking. After talking to 58 pilots that are now Grey Eagle guys, they love it. I think the lack of money in my unit (maybe brigade...), goes to the UAS units. Best of luck.
  9. To add validity to any answers provided, please add your reference. I’d like to send it to my flight school IP. J I had a great IP during 60A instruments at Rucker. He taught the exact way you explained; to intercept the outbound radial on the airfield then next to the VOR. During a check ride, I did what you and he said, and I got dinged for it by the check pilot. My IP turned to the check pilot, since he had the adjacent table (lol), and started arguing it. It was pretty humorous. A few other IP’s had heard that, but no one ever found a reference.
  10. "It flys like a plane and hovers like a helicopter. El Valor! El el valor!" That's all I thought about from that video...
  11. Sept is still a shorter wait than the 6 month delay some of us have. I think your 4 month wait is perfect. It's enough time to keep working and get everything in order without rushing, but not too long to drag on forever. It does go be quick, so be sure to enjoy it!
  12. I really don't think there is anything more in depth on the Future Soldier website. I've been all around the site and nothing is on there except the "mandatory training" like DC mentioned. The Ft Jackson website lists the approximate schedule, but only things we already know. This forum may provide the best info out there.
  13. I got the call from my recruiter the day after the board at 1900. AHHH the memories! My last day of work is this Friday... It's getting real!! Jackson in July. Good luck to all!
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