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chrish1440

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  1. I referenced this website immensely during my journey to becoming an Army Aviator, I now i'm back looking for any guidance and a glimmer of hope. I'm at K16 in Korea, and to say i'm not enjoying my time here and my career so far is a huge understatement. I really hate to negatively speak about the Army, but it's just the honest reality of my situation. All my friends that selected fixed wing are enjoying their careers and are happy they went that route. My question to any experienced guys is; is there any way possible to transition to fixed wing after your first assignment? I ask this with full knowledge that the fixed wing boards no longer exist. I guess i'm just looking for a glimmer of hope to get out of Army rotary wing aviation.

     

    P.S. I would also be willing to try out for the group, but I don't know if they would be willing to let you transition to their fixed wing side. Would anyone know if that's possible or have a contact that would be able to answer that question? Thanks in advance for any advice, even though I know the majority of responses will be telling me to suck it up lol.

  2. What were selection results when you got to choose?

    One very important note is that you MUST fly UH72s in flight school in order to even have a shot at a fixed wing slot. If you fly TH67s, fixed wing will not be an option during selection. Do whatever is necessary to join a 72 class. I'm flying 60s in Korea and I would give a kidney to transfer to fixed wing (even though its impossible right now).

  3. Does anyone know if you can stay in off-base housing options in Korea? Some people say you can, others not.

     

    Thanks!

    If you are send to K16 then you will NOT live off base unless you bring your family. Your family will have to live in Zone 3 (meaning near Camp Humphreys, and you will have at least an hour commute to work every day. If you are sent to either the GSAB or Med at Humphreys, then yes you can live off post.

  4. This actually seems like a huge problem for the 64 community. I know one student who can't go a day or two without posting on social media about what a badass he is and how 60 and 47 pilots don't begin to stack up. Even went so far as to post about how he was specifically chosen to lead an active duty funeral detail because he's such a "quiet professional". The guy hasn't even started his advanced course. It's all about his ego, and not supporting the ground maneuver, but I guess he saw Firebirds a couple times too many. I wouldn't trust him with a kite and unfortunately the 64 seems to draw these types.

     

    The other side of the spectrum seems problematic as well: those who never wanted attack and would likely find any reason they could not to pull the trigger even after establishing positive identification of enemy combatants. A couple selections ago some selectees visibly cried after being assigned Apaches. I can't imagine how they'd handle stress in the air, much less the stress of taking lives.

     

    I really think HRC would do well to allow WOFT applicants to apply directly for their intended airframe in the initial accession process and maybe even throw a psych test or two in the 1W flight physical.

    I was always curious why the active duty Army never tried having applicants apply for specific aircraft. It seems to work out for the Guard.

  5. Age: 31


    GT: 119


    SIFT: 50 (Feels like I completely bombed it)


    AFPT: 292


    Civilian Education: B.S. Homeland Security GPA-3.7, A.A.S. Avionics Technology GPA N/A (Community College of the Air Force), A.A.S. Military Technology Leadership GPA: 3.7


    Military Education: Airman Leadership School, Electronic Principles School, Intermediate Avionic Systems Course


    Certifications: FAA FAR61 PPL Ground Course, FCC Ground Radio Operators License


    Flight Exp: 11 hours fixed wing (Cessna 172)


    LOR: Maj. Squadron Commander (F15 Maintenance), Col. Group Commander (F15 Maintenance), Lt Col F15E Pilot (Director of Ops), Lt Col HH-60 Pilot (56th Rescue Squadron Commander) CW5 (G3/G4 Stand Pilot)


    Military Exp: SSgt USAF F15 Intermediate Avionics Technician, 4.5 years TIS, 9 months TIG


    Waivers: None



    Selected September 2015


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    Shindig,

     

    It amazes me that with the amount of free advice that has been given to you on here by people in the profession that you want to be involved in within the near future that you still continue to respond to them in the sarcastic, half-hearted, and downright disrespectful ways you have. Have some respect.

     

    I am still 8 months away from commissioning into the Army (NG) and I wouldn't treat a private who just graduated from basic with the attitude you have shown some of the members of this forum, some of whom have over 20 years of experience within Army Aviation.

    It amazes me how most of you take this guy seriously. He is not even that great of a troll, but has somehow managed to accumulate 44 pages worth of responses. Wow. :rolleyes:

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    For what its worth, which is jack sh*t, I don't know how/why you weren't picked up considering I was. I had a 254 PFT, but have like 70 hours flight times and 3.06 GPA in PoliSci. I'm also only an E4 in for 3 years. I think with the CWO's LOR, you'll be in for sure, I had a CW4 who wrote a really good one, which I think helped.

    I appreciate the encouragement. I agree, I think I should have pushed harder for a CW5s LOR for the May board but the past is the past.

  8. FQ-NS for the May board going for my second look. Not being selected was a small blow to my confidence (and ego), but if I go down, i'm going down swinging. Added an LOR from a CW5 and finished my second A.S. degree. Good luck to everyone.

     

    P.S.

    Oh and if I go down i'm taking all off you with me! lol

     

    Age: 31

    GT: 119

    SIFT: 50 (Feels like I completely bombed it)

    AFPT: 292

    Civilian Education: B.S. Homeland Security GPA-3.7, A.A.S. Avionics Technology GPA N/A (Community College of the Air Force), A.A.S. Military Technology Leadership GPA: 3.7

    Military Education: Airman Leadership School, Electronic Principles School, Intermediate Avionic Systems Course

    Certifications: FAA FAR61 PPL Ground Course, FCC Ground Radio Operators License

    Flight Exp: 11 hours fixed wing (Cessna 172)

    LOR: Maj. Squadron Commander (F15 Maintenance), Col. Group Commander (F15 Maintenance), Lt Col F15E Pilot (Director of Ops), Lt Col HH-60 Pilot (56th Rescue Squadron Commander) CW5 (G3/G4 Stand Pilot)

    Military Exp: SSgt USAF F15 Intermediate Avionics Technician, 4.5 years TIS, 9 months TIG

    Waivers: None

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