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Air Force Pilot Slot

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by MotoXFreeStyle61, Mar 6, 2009.

  1. Mar 6, 2009 at 10:33 PM
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    MotoXFreeStyle61

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    Last Monday my detachment commander gave me the phone call I've been waiting for since I started my freshman year at Texas Tech. He said that Air Force rated positions had finally came through and I was picked up for a pilot's slot. It still hasn't hit me that I will have the opportunity to serve my country by flying some of the most bad ass military equipment the world has ever seen. Not to mention work with the most well trained and professional people in the world.

    It looks like after I commission in Dec. I will have 2 places to go. Vance AFB, in Oklahoma or Columbus AFB, in Alabama, to start undergraduate pilot training.

    Next April I have to go and get my flight physical taken care of. It consist of 3 days of poking and prodding in quite possibly the most humiliating of circumstances:eek:
     
  2. Mar 6, 2009 at 10:36 PM
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    tamer

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    That's awesome man! Congrats! I know all you have to go through to get one of those! Nice work!
     
  3. Mar 6, 2009 at 10:37 PM
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    Congrats man, that is no small feat! Good Luck.
     
  4. Mar 7, 2009 at 6:26 AM
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    Congrats on the GREAT news. Get in touch with anyone you can to start getting the gouge and study materials. You are going to have TONS of stuff to read and memorize-And taking as many looks as possible at it can only help you!!

    Ehh...Flight Physicals aren't that bad. For CG you aren't required to get the cold hand check from behind until age 40...

    Congrats again and welcome to the military gentleman's flying club!!!!!
     
  5. Mar 7, 2009 at 6:45 AM
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    CONGRATULATIONS on the great news.



    I swear, you guys are such wooses. Try having a baby or getting an annual gyno exam and see which is worse. :p
     
  6. Mar 7, 2009 at 7:03 AM
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    Jet noise, the sound of freedom.:plane:
     
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    Congrats to you and thanks. I've flown into Enid, OK several times to the civilian airport KWDG a couple of times. Always a lot of trainer activity coming off of Vance AFB. There is a VFR corridor a few miles off the departure end of KEND's parallel 35 runways. Always interesting flying there...we can't hear the Air Force guys, but the ATC guys are talking to both civilians and military aircraft. Fast movers 10 o'clock level, 3 miles...I hope they are looking!

     
  8. Mar 7, 2009 at 7:07 AM
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    congrats!!!! I bet momma is proud!


    you just got anotha greenie my friend
     
  9. Mar 7, 2009 at 7:24 AM
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    Oh come on who isnt nervous about a physical???????? You always feel like youre going in for a car inspection. "I'm sorry sir I can't pass you until you get that fixed" , "Well wait a second I cant just go down to local auto store and pick up the parts a i need, Doc..."
     
  10. Mar 7, 2009 at 7:28 AM
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    The last physical I got, the Dr. did the hernia check before takeing my pulse. Then he tells me "Well, your resting pulse is a bit high". So I told him, he should have checked it before messing with my nuts...
     
  11. Mar 7, 2009 at 7:31 AM
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    LMAO- Or maybe after he bought you dinner....:eek:
     
  12. Mar 7, 2009 at 7:32 AM
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    That's awesome man, congrats!
     
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    Congrats My Man... Just think in your prime you will be part of the AF transition from 15/16 to the F-22 Raptor. That is an airframe...
     
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    Lucky bastard... I mean Way to go Brotha'!!! I work at what used to be Williams Air Force base and there are still a lot of trainers that come in and out of here. Saw a T-38 banking 90 degrees doing a downwind departure as I was coming back from lunch yesterday and though how much fun that must be. No matter what you fly, whether you're moving fast and pulling G's or low and slow dropping cargo, it's a blast. May the skies be clear ahead of you and the winds be steady at your tail. :salute: :plane:

    Remember: Never ask a man if he is a fighter pilot. If he is, he'll tell you. If he's not you'll just embarrass him.
     
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    90AOB on a departure??? Damn....Good for that Chuck Yeager...
     
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