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bennet00
08-10-2017, 02:18 PM
I am an O-5 Naval Aviator, and one of my troops is an outstanding E-6 who is applying for the Army Warrant Officer flying program in January. I am looking for someone who may have gone this route and would be willing to share information to make his package as competitive as possible. Thanks in advance!


Diverb
08-10-2017, 04:26 PM
In my Warrant Officer Candidate class (2009) I had a Navy special operations E6 Sailor, who became a helicopter pilot. It certainly can be done. The best advice I can recommend is find a Warrant Officer Accessions NCO who can work with a regular recruiter to assemble the packet. A regular recruiter can navigate the paperwork for bringing him over from the Navy; however, you want a Warrant Officer Accessions NCO to assist with the packet.

The whole point of the Warrant officer accessions person is to strictly put packets together, help navigate the system and help fill the Army's need for qualified Warrants.

Good luck to him/her

Gundriver64
08-10-2017, 04:37 PM
I am an O-5 Naval Aviator, and one of my troops is an outstanding E-6 who is applying for the Army Warrant Officer flying program in January. I am looking for someone who may have gone this route and would be willing to share information to make his package as competitive as possible. Thanks in advance!
PM me. I worked in the office that screens these packets in my last assignment (aviation career manager).

Cheers,
G


bennet00
08-10-2017, 08:20 PM
In my Warrant Officer Candidate class (2009) I had a Navy special operations E6 Sailor, who became a helicopter pilot. It certainly can be done. The best advice I can recommend is find a Warrant Officer Accessions NCO who can work with a regular recruiter to assemble the packet. A regular recruiter can navigate the paperwork for bringing him over from the Navy; however, you want a Warrant Officer Accessions NCO to assist with the packet.

The whole point of the Warrant officer accessions person is to strictly put packets together, help navigate the system and help fill the Army's need for qualified Warrants.

Good luck to him/her

Thanks. I will point him in the direction of finding a WO accessions person.

bennet00
08-10-2017, 08:21 PM
PM me. I worked in the office that screens these packets in my last assignment (aviation career manager).

Cheers,
G

PM sent. Thanks!

SaltyDog
08-11-2017, 06:02 PM
bennet00 and Gundriver64.
Great Leadership and big picture!! Bravo Zulu to you both

bennet00
08-14-2017, 01:07 PM
bennet00 and Gundriver64.
Great Leadership and big picture!! Bravo Zulu to you both

Thanks Salty! I'm prior enlisted also, and none of us made it all on our own. Just lending a hand and paying it forward. I love it when we see our Sailors move up. Maybe I'll have a little good karma on my side when I retire next year and am trying to break into the 121 game....:D

Slim11
08-17-2017, 10:38 AM
Thanks Salty! I'm prior enlisted also, and none of us made it all on our own. Just lending a hand and paying it forward. I love it when we see our Sailors move up. Maybe I'll have a little good karma on my side when I retire next year and am trying to break into the 121 game....:D

Are you RW, FW or both?

bennet00
08-17-2017, 11:35 AM
Are you RW, FW or both?

I'm FW. I flew heavy jets (E-6B)

2350 TT ME
985 PIC
500ish Instructor
Safety, Director of Ops, Evaluator, Maint Check Pilot, etc...

My biggest issue is currency. I have been out of the cockpit since 2009....

joepilot
08-17-2017, 11:55 AM
I'm FW. I flew heavy jets (E-6B)

2350 TT ME
985 PIC
500ish Instructor
Safety, Director of Ops, Evaluator, Maint Check Pilot, etc...

My biggest issue is currency. I have been out of the cockpit since 2009....

Lack of currency definitely hurts. You will probably need to take a regional 121 job for a year before moving on.

Joe

bennet00
08-17-2017, 12:00 PM
Lack of currency definitely hurts. You will probably need to take a regional 121 job for a year before moving on.

Joe
Yes, I'm prepared. I have already talked to SkyWest. I want to stay on the west coast.

bennet00
12-15-2017, 04:43 PM
I am happy to report my Sailor was picked up for the program! Thank you all, and especially to Gundriver. If we ever meet, your drinks are on me!!!!

Spike from flyi
12-16-2017, 07:43 AM
I'm FW. I flew heavy jets (E-6B)

2350 TT ME
985 PIC
500ish Instructor
Safety, Director of Ops, Evaluator, Maint Check Pilot, etc...

My biggest issue is currency. I have been out of the cockpit since 2009....

BTW, "Heavy Jets" are 300,000 lbs or more.

bennet00
12-16-2017, 08:19 AM
BTW, "Heavy Jets" are 300,000 lbs or more.

Max T/O weight is 341K, Max land 250K. I'm talking about the E-6B Mercury. Not the EA6-B Prowler. But thanks for the information.

rickair7777
12-16-2017, 08:44 AM
BTW, "Heavy Jets" are 300,000 lbs or more.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yZWCLT7rWj4

Spike from flyi
12-17-2017, 03:00 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yZWCLT7rWj4


My bad.

I confused it with the Grumman EA-6B.

Too many motors, though.

Spike from flyi
12-17-2017, 11:33 AM
And then there's this:

Full-Size E6B Flight Computer - from Sporty's Pilot Shop (http://www.sportys.com/pilotshop/full-size-e6b-flight-computer.html?utm_source=google_shopping&m=simple&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=Aircraft+Supplies&adpos=1o5&creative=74939067982&device=c&matchtype=&network=g&mrkgcl=596&mrkgadid=3215422270&rkg_id=h-dd46430c7d2f428807f73b41473aa349_t-1513542689&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIgN246_GR2AIVx42zCh29pAhWEAQYBSAB EgJI-PD_BwE)

rickair7777
12-17-2017, 02:05 PM
And then there's this:

Full-Size E6B Flight Computer - from Sporty's Pilot Shop (http://www.sportys.com/pilotshop/full-size-e6b-flight-computer.html?utm_source=google_shopping&m=simple&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=Aircraft+Supplies&adpos=1o5&creative=74939067982&device=c&matchtype=&network=g&mrkgcl=596&mrkgadid=3215422270&rkg_id=h-dd46430c7d2f428807f73b41473aa349_t-1513542689&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIgN246_GR2AIVx42zCh29pAhWEAQYBSAB EgJI-PD_BwE)

It's made of metal, looks kind of heavy.

ImTumbleweed
12-19-2017, 07:57 PM
I am an O-5 Naval Aviator, and one of my troops is an outstanding E-6 who is applying for the Army Warrant Officer flying program in January. I am looking for someone who may have gone this route and would be willing to share information to make his package as competitive as possible. Thanks in advance!

bennet,

I'd like to echo what others have said above.

Great leadership by you!

I can't offer any advice on the Army programs but I can offer an opinion as an old retired guy. "Thanks", for taking care of your people.

Even as a senior person you are willing to help your subordinates to succeed. You are a shining example of good leadership and I hope those senior to you know that.