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  1. Saw your selection update on a thread. You got denied a waiver it seems, I received a waiver denial. About how soon before the one year mark did you resubmit your waiver before the 1 year mark? Im assuming you submitted the waivers before the one year mark so you would be ready for the soonest possible board (in your case nov). Im just curious your timeline. 

    1. gravityrideseverything

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      I didn't plan on submitting another application for active duty again at the time due to my selection with the National Guard. Once I realized I was running out of options, I submitted my active packet. I was over the year wait but I was told at the time of my age waiver denial in 2018 that I could not submit until one year total elapsed. My understanding is that if the board is after the year timeline then you may submit you packet prior to allow for waiver processing. I would just make sure that your recruiter knows your intentions. 

  2. What I have advised poeple to do is be sure when you do about 2-3 hrs of flight training, be sure your instructors applies for a student license for you. Anyone can say they have done DiscoFlight or even say they have 10hrs flight experience. I often times, atleast during what was my applicantion process (denied waiver), I would ask myself would a board member over look this or take it serious. I think certificates of any kind are taken serious, I would think even a student license from the FAA would be taken somewhat serious. In short, if you do decide to recieve light flight training, be sure you will recieve a student license. So the FAA Knowledge Test is a multiple choice written exam needed in order to take an FAA Practical Exam. They are pretty big deal for PPL student but kinda just turn into something that is papitas after that. Regardless of how you see them, they are a necessary prerequisite in the FAA eyes. I think you will need an endorement from a CFI but all they will ask to see normally is 2 practice exams with a 90+ on each. FAA knowledge test run about 160 and I would highly advise getting SheppardAir, about 40 bucks, for study material. If you use their study strategy you pass my a huge margin. Bottom line I think you are on the right track in beefing up your packet, 20/45ish, this board is back to being competitive again and people might ask, "why are you paying for flight training the Army will pay for it". Well you gotta get selected first and doing what your doing I think helps more than anything. I got a year before I can apply again and in the likelihood I do get selected, that's about 2 years before I can get at the controls of an Army Helicopter. Might try my luck with the Navy but Im thinking commercial aviation will be my thing. To anyone needing any adivce on civilian flight training, even more so, prior service memebers who have VAED and wanting advice on civilian flight training, slide into my DMs. Atleast in my opinion, aviation particularly helicopter aviation is an untapped market and the jobs are there so there is alot to be hopeful about!
  3. So quick update cause I would hate to hear about someone in a similar situation I was previously in concerning moral waivers. I will take ownership in not doing enough in arming myself with knowledge to better navigate this situation. My memo contained to arguements as two why my waiver was denied. First, was that my waiver "did not contain compelling content to support a moral waiver in accordance with AR 135-100." I would highly recommend anyone submitting a moral waiver to look up this regulation. After reading portions of this, I have a better understanding of what should have been mentioned in the waiver request (my written statement about my waiver). I dont think they spend much time going through the whole packet and all that was mentioned in the memo was my higher education success and prior military service. Going back if I were to have known this, I would have written more than just a 5 sentence paragraph explaining my situation and mentioned my Commercial-Instrument and Instructor Rotorcraft rating endeavors. Does anyone that has had a moral waiver approved fimiliar with this AR? Second, due to not having compelling information with regard to that AR, it was also mentioned that an adequate number of board packets are being considered for selection not requireing a waiver for mandatory prerequisite, therefore I will have to wait a year to reapply. All in all, I made a mistake two years ago hunting, it was not out of neglect or malpractive and am paying the price for it. Pilots take learning from other pilots mistakes to a new level. Hearing stories of an altimeter setting being 50' to low and pilots succumbing to CFIT mortifies me. I hope my situation can get some of yall woke and do what needs to get done for that coveted FQ-S status.
  4. Back seater? Naw Im just at the ass end of my civilian flight training and will be on the employment market soon. I just hope my attitude for Army flight is the same after reaching 1000hr civilian flight time. At that point I might get to caught up in the civilian aviation life. When I say it has been a life dream of mine to fly Army, I mean it. More than likely Ill be back. Could you elaborate on the "limited waivers" topic?
  5. Im waiting for my recuiter to email me the denial memo. One of two thing one from my recuiter and one from a USAREC NCO; one (recuiter paraphrase), memo stated something like there was enough applicants with approved waiver that the need for more was unnecessary (something to that affect but Im skeptical about it), two (USAREC NCO) my incidient was two years pretty much to date and that could have been the disqualifier. Im going to send out an email to the POC on the memo and get the full picture. I beat myself up for shooting that damn bird but hey I pulled the trigger, Ill be the first to take complete ownership of it, its common in the waterfowl hunting community, which is why I didnt think it would be this big of a deal. Then again I know people get waivers approved for far worse violations. After conducting some research on my offense and from what I can remember the day I got cited, it was a Class C Misdameanor. Now I have to try and find a flight instructor gigg soon. Alot of people bash on Army Aviation and hey somethings might be true. Ill tell you this, as a former E5 Infantryman who knows what true Army suck is, that paycheck did me good, I was looking so forward to this too. Anyways rant over!
  6. Well guys, count me out for the next calender year. Just got notified that my waiver was denied. Im a little flabbergasted by this considering the reason for my waiver but then again I the only one to blame at the end of the day. Hopefully my attitudes to being an Army pilot is still the same this time next year that is if a student pilot hasnt killed me lol. I will have to restart everything from the beginning once next Nov comes about, hopfully to not get denied. Anyways good luck to all!
  7. Yeah I hate knowing that that is how things are done. I get it "Army" drive on but I hate waiting till the last actual minute to find something like that out. Happened two mean last three board, hopefully you don't have the same fate, but what it really boiled down to was lack of communication between recruiter, third parties and myself. I am waiting on my waiver to be approved as well still on my first look. Everything is BR from a contact I have at USAREC but my status is "white" pending waiver. I know that yellow means that things need to be updated or added or missing and green BR is the Holy Grail. If anyone with this knowledge can add to this "white" status that would be cool. I think what will happen is that it gets approved the Friday before and I get a chance to be looked at or Im SOL and I wait another two months.
  8. Just trying to put it out there that alot of packets are "green", mine isnt at the moment but even if it was or is, it looked like alot of poeple to be competing against, which yes does make me nervous. On the real though, last year every civilian board had 20 applicants being accepted no matter the time of year. This is just my assumtion but if I were a beting man, 20 will get picked up this board. This is the first board of the fiscal year as well, got a buddy Im flying with now, who was a Kiowa Mechanic, mention that the ass end of the fiscal year is always the most competitive due to less slots. Now that information, like most found on these threads pertaining this subject matter, is all hear say. No one actually knows why the Army (Board Member) selects who they select. What I do know, the Army makes flying extremely realistic to individuals willing to put in the work and get things done i.e. an application, service, flight school etc. The process just blows a little. Whether your prior service getting civilian training paid for by the VA, Active Army to WOFT or a civilian trying street-to-seat, the Army can get you wings. My bad for the little extra b/s at the end, I really like to fly!
  9. This post is pertaing to civilian street-to-seat applicants. Stopped by the recuiting office yesterday to update some stuff in my packet. Got eyes on what I think is this recuiting regions list of WOFT applicant. Alot of green "BR" status' which makes me a little nervous. Im still waiting on my waiver for approval, thinking it wont happen till the week before the board. I didnt get any names so please consult your recuiter about that. This is just an update on what I saw, which is looking good for most but of course the only thing that matters are result come this Nov.
  10. Chickenhawk of course, and Extreme Ownership for an insightful leadership development read.
  11. Waiver still not complete but finally got pushed up to proponent with all supporting documents, been missing out every board since March cause of this waiver (wrongful shooting of a federally protected waterfowl, I like to slay ducks and opening day on public land, well all hell breaks out). Anyways things are looking pretty good now for this waiver but we will see. Age: 29M GT: 112 SIFT: 52 APFT: 260-something Military: 6 years prior service 11B, just the average E5 nothing special Civ: Graduate May B.S. Aeronautics 3.5 current GPA Flight: 210hrs Com-Instrument Rotorcraft Physical: G2G LOR: CW5 Pilot, Boss, CFII who trained me Waiver: Cormorant, for you duck hunters out there, it was early okay, I made a mistake and I own it lol.
  12. Recuiter mentioned friday, I am board ready, I am not holding my breath though, something feels off. Hopefully 20 civiliam applicants get picked up. How are yall getting through the time?
  13. To individuals getting BR status' and waiver approvals updates via email, are yall military applicants or civilian? I just found out yesterday that I am actually not Board Ready after beening told by the station commander, who I thought was a trust worthy individuals, to find out by recruiter that my packet still needed corrections. This has happened in a previous board, March, being told my packet is 100% BR to last minute rushing to gather information to make corrections weeks before the board. I was told yesterday my medical record update was the absolute last thing, probably not, and that I would find out today about my packet being reviewed. Very frustrating but there is only one real goal, getting a BR status. To any civilian applicant how did yall recieve word of yalls WOFT packets being actually "BR"? Email sounds the most official.
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