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  1. Hello all, I am currently a SPC in the NG as a 15p. I have a 69 SIFT and a 350 APFT, and I'm a Private Pilot working on my next fixed wing ratings. I am on the last step for NG applicants in which I undergo a final interview with the CCWO and a SAO. My 350 APFT was not taken for record, and before I took another one for the board, I sustained a foot injury in marathon training in which I have been unable to run for 5 months. Does anyone know, is an alternate event (such as the 6.2 mi bike), authorized for submitting a WOFT app? Or, any thoughts on WOFT or college first? (I am a college sophomore). Any input is greatly appreciated.
  2. I had this critiqued awhile ago by a current warrant from this forum. I have finally gotten back my stamped physical and want to touch up my packet as much as possible before I am able to submit it. Please be honest, its much appreciated! To call ones self an Army Aviator is a great honor and responsibility. The legacy they have carved is unmatched. I have seen first hand the impact they can make for our ground forces. I hope that my qualifications will afford me the opportunity to one day call myself an Army Aviator and make an impact myself. Being enlisted as a horizontal engineer has provided me opportunities to learn and grow as an individual. I have been trusted with millions of dollars worth of equipment. Being responsible for the safe operation of heavy equipment has become second nature and is a quality that is also vital in Army Aviation. My attention to detail and doing the little things such as 360 degree checks may mean the life or death of a fellow soldier. I have also become proficient in working under blackout conditions with NVGs in order to accomplish my tasks. It is not a responsibility I take lightly. Through my time in the Army, I have learned that a good leader must know both when to lead and when to follow. This is a trait that I believe I strongly possess. As a U.S. Army Aviator, I will strive to become a technical and tactical expert in order to ensure the success of my mission. I also understand that my role would include providing expert advice to commanding officers so that they can use aviation assets most efficiently. If given the opportunity to become both a Warrant Officer, and a U.S. Army Aviator, I will strive every day to become the expert that is relied upon for these decisions.
  3. Ive always dreamed of being a pilot I just turned 18 and graduated high school 4 months early moved out of my small hopeless town in with my aunt just got my first job which pays 27k a year not including $0.50 raises every 6 months an no overtime which is in high demand at work. Even today at 18 years old I still run outside at the sound of something flying over but mainly helicopters as I like their versatility over fixed wing planes. I could use some guidance on starting my flight career. I see two options hopefully you guys can open up some more options or elaborate or give insight on my options. My first option is to continue working at this job and just save money then get my license through a licensed instructor the cost is heavy I dont have a family or any major bills $10 phone bill, $200 rent (for now), and $70 for car insurance thats it not including any other cost so its very possible to start getting my license after 1 year of work but my real problem starts when trying to build hours I know it takes time and money and will always be put below by people that have more hours or fresh out of the military. My second option is the army high school to flight school which by the looks of it is very competitive but not as competitive as the Air Force or Navy but the one reason Im not choosing the navy or Air Force is because I truly do not want to go to college nor do I want to sign away x amount of years of service to be in a ROTC program that doesnt guarantee me a pilot slot. So these are the only 2 options can see but either one I have to stay at this job for a minimum of 1 year because if I want to go through the army I have to lose weight which will take time and the other one requires me to build of a solid savings. If you guys could give me some advice on what I should do that would be great. I just need to know where to start and how to start any and all options are welcome thanks!
  4. The only thing I have left to receive is my flight physical. I had a few things I had to get cleared for and now it's waiting on the flight surgeon at my duty station to do whatever he does before sending it to Rucker. My question is are there any recent applicants that had their flight physical submitted and was told 2-3 month turn around rate? That seems kind of ridiculous. I'm seeing people on here receiving them within 48-72 hours of submission. This is the only thing determining which board I turn my packet in for.
  5. I am looking for advice. Currently I am looking at around 1 year total time of putting my Warrant Officer Packet together. Due to field training, extra appointments to be cleared for my flight status and LOR set-backs. Currently the only thing I am waiting on is my flight physical to be sent to Rucker and returned. Rucker is saying it will take 2-3 months to get the physical back. Is there any possible way I or someone else can do to speed this up. Due to OPSEC reasons, I can't give out information, but I am going to training soon and a deployment. I would really like to get this physical back before May so I can meet the packet requirements for a July board. Any help would greatly be appreciated!
  6. Hello everyone, I'm a new member on this group. Looks like a great forum. I need some help. I wish to become a helicopter pilot and would really appreciate your guidance. (background:I'm in my second last year of engineering from India) I had the following few questions in this regard: Your help is much appreciated.  Which country has the best institutes for helicopter training?  Among the institutes in the recommended country which are ranked on the top?  Which helicopter should one train on?  Which is the best terrain for helicopter training?  Are there any special requirements for admission to the institute?  How and when can I start preparing for the admissions?  Are there any implications regarding LASIK eye correction surgery?  How is current job scenario for helicopter pilots?
  7. Hello my name is Austin, I am currently trying to fill out my packet for WOFT and I have a couple of questions for people in the flight community. Ultimately, my end goal is to be an army aviator and I know there are many paths to take when pursuing this. I know Street to Seat is one way, OCS is another and then there is WOCs for enlisted. I have heard pros and cons of going each way and I was curious as to what you all think is the best. My recruiter keeps telling me to go in as an Enlisted then apply for WOCs once I have some experience under my belt. My only fear with this being that I am not guaranteed a chance at Flight this way. I currently have 200 plus hours in Fixed Wing aircraft as well as an associates degree with a 3.6 GPA. I am going to finish my bachelors right now in Economics. I am 21 years old with a waiver for ADHD medicine I took only when I was 9. I was also wondering what the best way was to obtain LOR from current WO. Any help is much appreciated. This is something I have always wanted to do and I am happy that the ball is finally rolling on it. Thank you, -Austin
  8. Hello ladies and gents, I've been perusing the forums on here and this has to be my favorite site who seems to have the most info and helpful people.(sorry for the length) My name is Randy, I have done a ton of research into this program for a couple months now. I am currently a civilian EXTREAMLY interested in the WOFT. Yesterday I took the time to actually go see a recruiter, although everything I saw online said they wouldn't be much help because they will be pushing me to go enlisted and transfer over. Yes my recruiter did in fact try this with me but I do have a feeling he will be willing to help me in my journey regardless what I decide. He is already helping me get my packet together(he doesn't know much about WOFT at all) and we have come to the decision that provided I score well on my testing(and I will!) we will be sending a packet in. What I would have some questions and appreciate ANY and all advice for, would be some of the following. What is the best way to go about getting selected? What is the likeliness? I am currently 23, no flight training and no collage. Im currently trying hard to get my LORs. I did JROTC for 4 years and have a retired Lt. Colonel Pilot who flew Phantoms writing me a great one. Im sure I will also get one from a Retired Chief Master Sgt who was a First Sgt... How much will this help me if I study my but off and score high on my Sift and Asvab? I cut 40 Ibs to get in and although im over weight requirements, my tape(BMI) is well under max (26%) and is 20%. Also I have some stupid tickets im not worried about. But I'm worried about is I have probation on my record. do I get a waiver? how do I go about this? Is there a way to network and get more LORs? Also after packet is sent through, how long until we know if I was accepted or not? Again any help or info would be amazing. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!
  9. With all the flight schools offering different types of training aside from the norm(private, instrument, commercial, CFI, and CFII) what other training should a new pilot try to get. For example night vision, long line/external load, mountain flying, turbine transition... Also, does it really matter which piston helicopters you train in? Is turbine time during training going to be beneficial down the road? In other words,, after the schools are done feeding you their sales pitch, what's the most essential training and in what aircraft?
  10. Hi my name is William Fine. I am trying to raise some money to pay for the rest of my CFI/CFI-I training. I currently have 186 hours, and haven't flown in over a year. I have been working but its difficult to save up the necessary money on top of living expenses. In addition to raising money for the training, my goal is to start a clothing brand for helicopter pilots. Any additional donations will go towards starting Rotorhead apparel. I will come up with more designs, colors options, sweatshirts, hats, beanies, and set up my own e-commerce website. Please help me follow my dreams and finish what I started. Thanks! https://www.booster.com/rotorhead-cfitraining
  11. Wow it has been entirely too long since I have had time to post here. I hope everyone is doing well and keeping safe out there. My current topic comes from some recent vacations where I have seen more and more of those bright orange/red balls suspended on power lines. (for anyone unsure of what I mean:) So here is my inquiry, these work extremely well of day marking of power lines, especially where long runs might not allow a pilot to see a lit tower when in close proximity to the line itself. So if these simple plactice spheres have saved live (and I believe they have) why not have a clear version with an obstruction beacon suspend inside to make these lines visible in the dusk and night hours? The real question here I guess is does anyone think this idea is reasonable, is there something out there that I don't know about that serves this purpose, and how do you currently deal with long lines in the dark?
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