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AlbieF15

F15 Ret/FDX/InterviewPrep
Joined
Nov 25, 2001
Posts
1,764
Total Time
6000
Hey aviators,

I know periodically I get questions about how to join the AF, the ANG, etc. I also get some F15 specific questions periodically.

For those of you interested in learning more, I know that Eagleflip, Z, and myself are all F15 drivers on the board.

JackArse and a few others have some P-3 Navy experience.

Mean One is an F18 hornet driver.

Reuterf16 flew F15s, F16s, U-2s, and Hueys as a warrant officer in the U.S. Army!

Jack Ernie and fox 3 flew F15Es. (Fox 3 actually flew a bunch of stuff, including hornets and F15Cs for a while).

I suggest guys check in with some of their current or past mil experience--maybe we can recruit some fine young men (and women) who are interested in taking our place as we either "age out" of the military or pursue other dreams.

I was an AFROTC cadet--but I know a ton of academy guys and OTS guys as well. If I can help anyone in any way fire off a PM and I'll pass on what I know.

Fly safe and good luck,

Albie
 

SpeedRacer

Well-known member
Joined
Nov 25, 2001
Posts
60
Total Time
5000+
Past USAF guy

You can get a lot of flight time (compared to fighters/bombers)and see the world flying heavies. In my opinion it's the ideal way to go if you eventually want to fly for the majors.

The transition overall is easy - by far MORE laid back than flying for Uncle Sam! More of the "cooperate - graduate" atmosphere in training with the majors (vs. screw your buddy). :cool:
 
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ShaggyF16

Active member
Joined
Nov 26, 2001
Posts
31
Total Time
3750
Howdy!

Former Tweet FAIP and PIT IP here, currently flying Vipers at Aviano AB, Italy. Happy to answer any questions.

Had a quick question for you, Albie. I'm also very interested in flying for jetBlue and put in my online app a little over a month ago. I know they have a bazillion dudes on file. How long did it take for you to get your initial call? I'm expecting at least several months.

Thanks, and congrats on being hired!

Shaggy
 

fox3

Well-known member
Joined
Nov 26, 2001
Posts
115
Total Time
????
JetBlue Interview

Shaggy,
I have an interview scheduled @ jetBlue on 12 Dec. I submited an online app in Aug (after figuring out that the world of freight was going to kill me at an early age). It took jetBlue about one month to contact me for an interview (early Sept) -- my initial interview was supposed to happen 14 Nov, but that was scheduled prior to 9/11.
 

Blasted

Member
Joined
Nov 25, 2001
Posts
20
Total Time
3000
Good Luck!

Fox 3, I got a print on your "act." Hey, good luck to you bro...you already know who this is. Gimme a call when you get into town. And of course, best of luck at the jb interview.

:D
 

ShaggyF16

Active member
Joined
Nov 26, 2001
Posts
31
Total Time
3750
Thanks!

Thanks, Fox 3, that's great news!

Good on ya and good luck at the interview.

Shaggy
 

chase

Well-known member
Joined
Nov 27, 2001
Posts
1,217
Total Time
10,000
prior A/OA-10, AT-38, UV-18 OTS grad, retired flying for SWA, 2nd yr FO. Anyone interested in getting gouge on SWA feel free to PM & be glad to help anyway I can. Fortunately we're hiring again starting Jan, 2 classes, 2 more in March, probably some in Feb, interviewing starting in Feb, maybe even sooner, no job is perfect, grass is not greener on the other side, brown on both sides but generally happy with being at SWA. My prayers for a short downturn for fellow military & civilian aviators at other airlines, it could happen at SWA someday too, no one is immune, hang in there

chase
 

xhercdriver

Well-known member
Joined
Nov 25, 2001
Posts
80
Total Time
5300
Retired AF type (AFROTC grad). Flew C-130s mostly, plus one tour C-21s and the usual T-37/T-38 training.

In the pool at SWA waiting for the big call...
 

ExAF

Well-known member
Joined
Nov 29, 2001
Posts
647
Total Time
6000
Retired AF Zoomie here. Flew F-4, OA-37 (FAC penance), F-16 and finished up in a Graybeard T-38. Flying Redtails now (at least for a couple of more months).
 

laxplayer

New member
Joined
Nov 26, 2001
Posts
3
Total Time
4000
USAFA grad. T-37, T-38, B-52, and finished in the B-2.
Hired by AA, layed off by AA, and headed back to the B-2.

Laxplayer
 

Draginass

Well-known member
Joined
Nov 29, 2001
Posts
1,852
Total Time
5000+
AF Retired. AFROTC. KC-135, 6 years. B-1 13 years. Now flying 757/767 for a major airline.
 

P3tarbaby

Well-known member
Joined
Nov 26, 2001
Posts
164
Total Time
3000+
P-3 TAR, active duty in reserve P-3 squadron, due to seperate in Jan 02. Had conditional offer from NWA, was awaiting training date...you know the rest of the story with that. If you want info on Navy Reserves, let me know

Eric
 

SuperDavi8ator

Active member
Joined
Nov 27, 2001
Posts
27
Total Time
>7000
OTS, Phantoms, Smurfs, T-38s, and Hercs in the Guard/Reserve.
Boeings for the last 4 years, reluctantly returning to a Mac D St. Louis Iron in Jan.

" Boeing builds airplanes, Mac D builds character"

SuperDave.
 

Mud Eagle

Aviator
Joined
Dec 2, 2001
Posts
516
Total Time
69
Relatively new F-15E pilot here...operational just over a year and just starting FLUG.

AFROTC grad, UPT at Columbus class 99-12, and the guy who owns www.militarypilot.net
 
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AArider

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Joined
Dec 2, 2001
Posts
46
Total Time
2000+
AArider here (or should that be AAfurlough). Anyway, I've got info on Marines and Air Force Reserves.
 

GoingHot

Well-known member
Joined
Nov 25, 2001
Posts
266
Total Time
3000
Retired Army "Gun Driver" here. AH-1S Cobra and AH64 Apache.
 

RMI

senior stop-lossee
Joined
Nov 30, 2001
Posts
25
Total Time
6000+
USAFA Grad.

C-130E's and T-37. Waiting for an end to stoploss so I can fly a canyon blue bomber.
 
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