MIL I want to apply to be a UAV pilot.

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  1. Jyokker

    Jyokker The trouser snake is very aggressive. It will corn

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    No AFSC yet :wtc:

    I'm going to write down UAV on my OTS app and see if it goes through.
     
  2. tunes

    tunes OT Supporter

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    Have to go through UPT first.
    Starting with UPT classes 09-01 UAVs will be given as first assignments with a Flight follow on.
    After a few trials with this, they will decide whether to dedicate a career field to UAVs or not.
     
  3. jmx2323

    jmx2323 OT Supporter

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    pilots are droppoing UAV's out of pilot school. put 92T0
     
  4. nsxrebel

    nsxrebel New Member

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    cool, you get to wear a flight suit and aircrew wings without having to actually fly. I briefly looked into that when submitting my reenlistment package in the Corps.
     
  5. FATBOY

    FATBOY OT Supporter

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    With the way things are now, I am sure you will get it. They are looking for a couple hundred to fill the slots.
     
  6. tunes

    tunes OT Supporter

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    what do you guys think on whether it should be an officer or enlisted career field?

    if they gave me the option when i graduate UPT i'd volunteer for it if i could pick my follow on assignment
     
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    nsxrebel New Member

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    Fatboy, tunes, nice pits.
     
  8. FATBOY

    FATBOY OT Supporter

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    I agree with a posting in the AF Times, that they should bring back the Warrant Officer rank and give the enlisted the chance to fly them.

    nsxrebel, thanks. He is over 7 years old now.
     
  9. ElCidKid

    ElCidKid New Member

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    Warrant Officers are not enlisted, and dont you have to be a rated pilot to get UAV's?
     
  10. jmx2323

    jmx2323 OT Supporter

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    becasue UAV are starting to carry munitions it needs to be an officer job for justification purposes, IMO
     
  11. nsxrebel

    nsxrebel New Member

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    I remember you telling me that.

    I think what he meant was by bringing back Warrant Officers to the AF, enlisted members have a chance of going WO, and then, being able to fly.
     
  12. tunes

    tunes OT Supporter

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    my puppah is about to turn 3... im going to take some more pics of him soon and av them
     
  13. brackac

    brackac Fuck all of this. OT Supporter

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    Fuck an air medal, UAV pilots can now earn the distinguished flying cross. :rolleyes: :down:
     
  14. FATBOY

    FATBOY OT Supporter

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    YUP! Exactly what I meant.

    Thanks for clearing that up.
     
  15. brackac

    brackac Fuck all of this. OT Supporter

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    Hmm, this statement makes no sense. Are you saying that UAV pilots are the dropouts from real flight school?
     
  16. FATBOY

    FATBOY OT Supporter

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    Air Medals are over rated anyways.
     
  17. brackac

    brackac Fuck all of this. OT Supporter

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    Mainly because every time an AF plane gets within 5000K of a combat zone everyone on board gets awarded a air medal.
     
  18. FATBOY

    FATBOY OT Supporter

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    All you have to do is fly the specified number of flights and submit. I know, because I have 3 from 1 90-day plus deployment.

    I was flying my ass off. It is going to help towards promotion, so I am not complaining.
     
  19. tunes

    tunes OT Supporter

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    no, they are the GRADUATES from UPT

    they are starting by taking some out of the top, middle, and bottom of the classes to see who does best in the UAV. So guys will be going from the T-38 to a UAV, T-1 to UAV and T-44 to UAV...no one is safe!!
     
  20. nsxrebel

    nsxrebel New Member

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    no problem. some people just lack the reading comprehension. speaking of which, I just retook my ASVAB, and all my scores went up. :wiggle: Last time I took the ASVAB was back in 99 I think. GT of 139, up from 127 I think.
     
  21. Jyokker

    Jyokker The trouser snake is very aggressive. It will corn

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    There are talks about starting up a pipeline that does not require UPT.
     
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    don't make me get started about DFC's
     
  23. tunes

    tunes OT Supporter

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    from what i understand they wont make that decision for at least a year...they want to see how the UPT grads do first....thats what the General told us (I'm at a UPT base)
     
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    jmx2323 OT Supporter

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    the term drop means ... what plane you got assigned to
     
  25. Jyokker

    Jyokker The trouser snake is very aggressive. It will corn

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    At least the UPT grads only do UAV for two or three years.
    I wouldn't mind being a UAV pilot for the rest of my career.
     

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