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wlawr005

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pilot
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It's not even real yet. They took a bunch of us at API, gave us the test, and then supposedly used the results to evaluate how they should create the grading system.

I did my part and did real shitty. Thank me with beer.
 

James M.

EOU Future Pilot
Took test this morning. I dont know what happend. 4/5/4 42. I have a 3.83 gpa bout to graduate with a B.S in Fire Science. Any advice? Obviously this a no-go with the OCS board.
 

Snappers

FS SNA - OCS 02 Dec 2012
Took test this morning. I dont know what happend. 4/5/4 42. I have a 3.83 gpa bout to graduate with a B.S in Fire Science. Any advice? Obviously this a no-go with the OCS board.
Lock yourself in a room and do nothing but study for the next few months and try again. If being a pilot is very important to you, you will dig deep and forsake everything else you do (partying, girls and video games) to study. After you crush the ASTB then you may return to said activities and partake in them as much as you can until you leave for OCS.

If it takes 4 years to get a great GPA and the ASTB and GPA hold the same weight on the board, how much time should you spend studying for the ASTB?
 
Right, again, submit with your current score. Also, talk to an officer recruiter and politely drop your current enlisted recruiter (No burning bridges ;) ). Call the number at the end of this post and they will find your closest officer recruiter and inform you of it. Just get all your documents in order and take them with you when you meet with your OR (officer recruiter). You should be able to submit fairly soon: probably in time for the October boards, which results you would get back mid-late October.

Also note that being a naval officer is not for everyone. Not trying to discourage you but you should have looked up the following... McAllen, Texas is near San Antonio so I have to imagine that is where your OR is. Call the Officer Programs Office for more info:




Navy Recruiting District San Antonio

1950 Stanley Road, Suite 16 - Ft. Sam Houston, TX 78234 210-295-9560
Officer Programs Office:
210-295-9657
Hey, I know it has been like three years that you made this post, but I wanted to ask a few questions about, if anyone can answer.

I first met with the Enlisted Recruiter. I have my Bachelors and am going for an officer position. He had me meet up with an Officer Recruiter (OR). The officer recruiter and I had a short interview (motivations, etc), and we tried to complete as much information as we could while we were together. We both had to drive a long way, and it was clear to me that this OR was pretty busy.

He basically set me and my Enlisted Recruiter up so that we could complete the rest of the package together. I have been following up with my Enlisted Recruiter ever since, and I imagine I will continue to do so until I complete my package.

My question:
Is it wise for me to continue to to follow up with my Enlisted Recruiter?
 
Hey, I know it has been like three years that you made this post, but I wanted to ask a few questions about, if anyone can answer.

I first met with the Enlisted Recruiter. I have my Bachelors and am going for an officer position. He had me meet up with an Officer Recruiter (OR). The officer recruiter and I had a short interview (motivations, etc), and we tried to complete as much information as we could while we were together. We both had to drive a long way, and it was clear to me that this OR was pretty busy.

He basically set me and my Enlisted Recruiter up so that we could complete the rest of the package together. I have been following up with my Enlisted Recruiter ever since, and I imagine I will continue to do so until I complete my package.

My question:
Is it wise for me to continue to to follow up with my Enlisted Recruiter?
Mmm, I'm new here so my advice may be way off base, but I think the longer you stick with the Enlistment Recruiter, the harder they may push for you to Enlist and then become an Officer rather than joining up as an already established Officer. Your OR may be pretty busy, but you need to have them make time for you to ensure that you get to where YOU want to be, not where THEY want you to be.

Eh, hope that helps :)
 
...that columbia.edu link is on this thread...mmx1 posted it a while back.

I studied using the links from his site and absolutely rocked it a few weeks ago. I think there were maybe 4-5 questions on the entire exam that his site info and links didn't cover.
Hello what is the site? I can't get to the columbia.edu
 
I didn't do too well on the ASTB when compared to others on this forum, but advice from my LT was to take it once after looking over the Barron's/ARCO books for a week (if you are in college, use your upcoming spring break week). If you are not happy with your score, you know what to study harder for the next test.

My experience was that the ASTB was vastly different from the Barron's/ARCO practice tests. A great help to me the second time around was looking over the FAA book. You can get it online for around 30 bucks. Some say it's overkill but it was worth it for me.

Bottom line is that it is an aptitude test. Studying can only take you so far.
I wanna make sure I am reading the right FAA Book. You said 30 bucks but the FAA isin't charging anythign. Is this it: http://www.faa.gov/regulations_poli...pilot_handbook/media/PHAK - Cover-Preface.pdf

Or am I reading an old outdated version? (2008)
 
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