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Believe it or not, for as many LTs and RLOs as we think are inept and immature leaders, there's just as many (or more per capita) WOs, who while maybe competent aviators, are horrible leaders and mana

Good thing that post wasnt from two and a half years ago amirite?!

"Hi, I join Army because helicopters." "Here's an airplane."

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Lol, my buddy threw in the towel and went to Cyber Warfare instead of re-classing to 64 or 47. Oh well, his loss. I think I took the better road personally anyways. Haha.

 

Not uncommon given the fact that they are predicting about a 25% selection rate for transition for RLOs on the next board in March.

 

My son is going to the Civil Affairs Selection Course in April as a back up so he won't be part of the March board, if he is not selected then it's off to the AV Career Course and hope for a transition there. His last flight in the 58 was back in October. A few of his Warrants that transitioned to the 47 are not quite excited about it right now. I think the line was "Geez we just fly in a straight line", I'm sure they will grow to enjoy the mission.

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Not uncommon given the fact that they are predicting about a 25% selection rate for transition for RLOs on the next board in March.

 

My son is going to the Civil Affairs Selection Course in April as a back up so he won't be part of the March board, if he is not selected then it's off to the AV Career Course and hope for a transition there. His last flight in the 58 was back in October. A few of his Warrants that transitioned to the 47 are not quite excited about it right now. I think the line was "Geez we just fly in a straight line", I'm sure they will grow to enjoy the mission.

That's why I'm glad I got picked up May 2015, because I did hear they are reducing the amount of RLOs they take from wherever into AV. Branch Transfer through the VTIP board is even more competitive but for RLOs who are not a core AV and transfer over kinda get stuck in a constrained professional timeline. 18-24 months spent between AV CCC and flight school, all as a CPT, then trying to get Company Command in while competing against core aviators all before the BZ or PZ look for MAJ. I said eff that... plus I don't want to spend the rest of my time as a staff officer waiting for command and what not.

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Why do they keep putting C12's up, I thought those were reserved for seasoned pilots?

Like velocity said, the fixed wing boards are over. The Army wants brand new aviators flying fixed wing.

 

The CW4 promotion board last board picked up 8% of CW3S to 4. Acoording to the Army the fixed Wong community is too top heavy so the stradegy is cut from the top, add to the bottom.

 

The other reason is Army fixed wing op tempo is very high. You don't hear about their deployments because they are small enough to keep it quiet. They are flying back to back deployments logging 120 hours plus a month. So, they need extra asses to fill the seats, hence the WO1 increase.

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Why join the Army to fly an airplane? There's a reason why there aren't books titled "FL250 with a general on board" or "Race Tracks Over Korea."

 

There are however "Centuar Flights", "Apache Sunrise" and of course "Chicken Hawk."

 

Some people come in as FW pilots, and would like to continue doing so (but don't mind the RW, either.) My class had two guys that would have killed to select C-12s, but the ones they had went to LTs.

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Why join the Army to fly an airplane? There's a reason why there aren't books titled "FL250 with a general on board" or "Race Tracks Over Korea."

 

There are however "Centuar Flights", "Apache Sunrise" and of course "Chicken Hawk."

I flew fixed wing before I army. I wanted to keep flying it. I liked the MI mission as well.

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