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Does anyone ever take Blackhawks at the top of the OML or are they always at the bottom? Cause it's seriously my dream to fly one, not that that would change if they never get picked at the top, just curious.

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Yes and no. Every class is different but if for some reason you want to fly 60s, there are more of them to go around than others.

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Have you seen the MH-60L DAP's? Those are some bad a** mofos. I just want to prove I can make a 60 dance, VFR, IFR, anything, so I can have a shot at flying with the 160th. I wanna get those spec ops boys in and out of the sh*t and let em know that they are worth it. That's my dream anyway.

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When you come down to Seattle you should try to see if you can visit the 160th SOAR unit at JBLM. It's not that far south at all. Maybe a 40 minute drive without traffic.

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Tell you what. You give me a ride and it's a deal. I'm not too familiar with the area and I'm not sure I'll even have more that 24 hrs while I'm there, but with a guide who knows the lay of the land it might be a little easier.

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I like that idea! When it comes closer to the date you'll be in town, I'll try to get in contact with someone from the 160th to set something up where we could both visit. A fantasy visit for me, since I can't join the 160th as a female aviator, but the aircraft are top-of-the-line and so is the unit!

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The third guy selected a 60A in my class. Other than that, guns went first. It changes class to class based on all kinds of things.

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Dudes and guns. Its sort of an anatomical thing. No faults there. Just gotta shoot stuff. Either way, flying a multi million dollar ass kicking bladed machine of swift death, guns or no, would be straight up legend-wait for it-DAIRY.

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Dudes and guns. Its sort of an anatomical thing. No faults there. Just gotta shoot stuff. Either way, flying a multi million dollar ass kicking bladed machine of swift death, guns or no, would be straight up legend-wait for it-DAIRY.

 

I believe it is spelled, "legendary." ;) Unless you know of some astronomically good-quality milk (in which case, let me know).

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Ya, not gonna lie. It's been a long night on the town and I feel I've done pretty well up to that point, haha. That was a "How I Met Your Mother" reference btw, to all who think I'm an ignorant douche at this point. Fail. Me.

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Or, fail me! I must not watch enough television.

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Flying 60's has little to do with what you fly in task force, sometimes you get a choice, usually you dont. 60 time wont mean that you fly a DAP. Talk to a 160th pilot and get pointers on the oral eval, the flying eval, and youll want to learn the local flying area before then. They wont take you without at least one deployment and some experience/hours. Get stationed at Campbell or Lewis makes it all that much easier to test. Its more about character when it comes to 160th and who they select for green platoon. That's enough from me, there are way more experienced guys on here who can tell you about it. I would focus on graduating from flight school and stocking the fridge at your new unit first.

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Selection changes with every class. From what I've heard usually nooks go first, if they're even available, followed by Kiowas. Then seems to be a toss up between Hawks and Apaches. Have talked to some where people got stuck in the Hawk and recently talked to one who said the last six people got stuck with Apaches. Never know. Is a long time down the road for me with many steps before I get there.

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The last selection we had here, for the AD Warrants, had 2 64s and 2 58s end up at the bottom of the OML.

 

Strange sh*t. It changes every week, and you really cant plan for it.

 

Do your best, end up #1 (not hard :lol: ) and choose what you want.

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That's awesome. So, what's the biggest (no pun intended) draw to the Chinooks? They seem like they'd be a blast, but I would think folks would be more drawn to the other craft. I suppose it's like you said, it varies,

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In flight school people are drawn to exclusivity. I only knew a couple who wanted Chinooks going in but by the time selection rolls around and everyone hears there are maybe only a few Chinook slots available for each class they become high demand. I assume that's the same reason people choose 58s because why else would you want to fly one of those? :D

 

To the original question, I chose Black Hawks at the top of the OML, and it had nothing to do with the 160th (leave it to VR to turn any discussion about the value of a helicopter into how much firepower it carries. :rolleyes:). But the good news is that's not very common, and there are usually plenty of Black Hawk slots to go around, so you have a pretty good shot at getting Hawks no matter what your position on the OML is.

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Only a handfull of hooks come out every year so the few slots get sucked up right away. I have heard people wanting hooks simply becaus it is the fastest air craft, and other really dumb reasons, so like you said, it varies.

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I chose 58s cause they are f*cking badass. Cheap, reliable, simple, and with minimal electronic nannies and systems. I get .50s, FFARs, and Hellfires, oh, and I get to shoot my M4 out of the cockpit. Boom.

 

Doors off at 80kts is something to behold. The mission is kickass.

 

Oh, and it takes maybe 2 minutes to run the whole startup and get the blades turning. :P

 

 

Anyway, about the Chinook drops, they are so rare that most people dont even plan on getting one. There was 3.5 months between the 47D drop last year, and the single 47F that dropped a week and a half ago.

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So, essentially what I'm filtering through this all is you'd basically be a whiney bitch if you complained about flying ANY one of these things. Noted.

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