Age waiver assistance!

DWW

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To all AD, Guard, and Ex military personnel who could assist in my situation. I'm currently a C-130 Nav in the Guard. I'm extremely interested in going to pilot training. The only problem is my age! I'm currently 33 and counting. How could I possibly plead my case for an age waiver approval (from the Guard Buearu)? Also, would it be possible for a Guard Guy to apply for AD pilot training? Being a Guard Baby I don't know alot about the active duty side. Any and all suggestions, ideas, personal experiences would be greatly appreciated.

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OPIE01

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Max age

I have seen numerous 35+ year old KC-135 Navs going to pilot training as thier units converted to Pacer Craig, one class had a LtCol select NAV going through. Have you called Youngstown C-130 Reserves, they are hurting for people to go to UPT.
 

Visceral

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All the gossip I hear seems to indicate the guard will hire more easily with the age waiver than active duty will. I would shoot for guard slots more than active duty if I were in your shoes. I'm guessing your own unit won't send you? The rumor mill I've heard is that McConnell is standing up a tanker guard unit, and Puerto Rico is hiring for UPT slots for 130s. This is just crewdogs yappin, but sometimes they actually know facts.
 

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Thanks for the reply guys.

I'll definitely take a look at these units.

Visceral, to answer your question. My unit may take me; but, the problem I'm facing now is airline furlows. My unit has a mess of furlowed pilots twiddling their thumbs. I was hoping to get in off the big pilot shortage complaint. Now, I just don't know.

Anyway, thanks again for the replys!

DWW
 

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Never Take No for an answer

Never Take No for an answer.

Keep asking, as many units as possible. I don't know how many times I was told I could not be a pilot.
 
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