I've heard getting sponsored off-the-street by the Homestead Vipers is pretty unlikely, or any fighter unit in the AFRC for that matter. They seem to be either looking for rated folks (RTU locales in particular) or none at all. We'll see if things change for the better beyond October.
With all those hours of Lock On, IL-2, and FS2004 experience how could they not?! Mother Russia will be most disappointed to hear of your defection, Borris...we must make with the libations very soon...need vodka to make warm..