A Reserve T-38C UPT IP explains his job, how to get hired, and gives invaluable advice for current or future T-38 student pilots.
Category Archives: Military Aviation
MASS – The UPT Scoring System Explained
I explain the Merit Assignment Selection System (MASS) that determines class rank for student pilots at USAF UPT on BogiDope.
Health Insurance Basics for Pilots
I compared Tricare (Active Duty and Reserve options) to health care plans for two major airlines. The results were surprisingly close, but can you guess which one wins?
Palace Chase and Palace Front Explained
A look at the Palace Chase and Palace Front programs, including strategies on timing and getting your commander(s) onboard with your request.
Winning UPT Financially
This week on BogiDope I have a laser-focused application of Pilot Math Treasure Bath that explains How to Win UPT Financially.
TPNx 2019: Quality Over Quantity
A review of TPNx 2019. For those not lucky enough to attend I answer the questions: “What happens at TPNx” and “Who benefits from going there?”
Civilian Ratings That Military Pilots Should Care About, Part 1
Every military pilot needs to understand the basics about a couple FAA/civilian pilot ratings. I break down some of those details in my post on BogiDope this week.
TPN (and PMTB) at ATA
I got to attend the ATA conference as a rep for The Pilot Network over the days that I officially released my book. It was a fun experience and a bit of a reunion. I also gained some fascinating insight into interacting with senior military leaders after leaving full-time military service. Here’s the teaser to get you started.
Should I Track Helicopters at UPT?
Had I realized how awesome it is to be a helicopter pilot in the Air Force, my pilot career may have followed a very different path. My latest post on BogiDope.com discusses the options for USAF rotary-winged flying, and whether it’s the right choice for you. Here’s an intro and a link to the fullContinue reading “Should I Track Helicopters at UPT?”
How to Rush a Unit
Lifetime has a show called Married at First Sight. I can’t even bring myself to watch it–it just sounds like a bad idea. I categorize this with other shows like all the Real Housewives series under “Trainwrecks I Don’t Watch.” I can’t imagine that Hired at First Sight would be any more successful for a Guard or Reserve unit. ForContinue reading “How to Rush a Unit”