Articles

10 Year ADSC - End of the World?
Share I don’t hold back when people ask me the best way to become a military pilot. The Ultimate Military...
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3 Tips for Determining When to Make the Jump From Active Duty to the Guard/Reserves
Share Here at BogiDope we are routinely asked, “When should I make the transition from Active Duty to the Guard...
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5 Tips to Help You Find Your Perfect Guard/Reserve Squadron
Share Once you have made the decision to exit active duty (AD), the next big decision to make is where...
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5 Tips to Help You Succeed in the Rated Pilot Interview
Share Most active duty pilots have never sat through a formal interview in their life—they went straight from the Academy...
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6 Important Questions That Determine Your Chances on a Rated Hiring Board
Share When you’re applying for a rated hiring board, we’re going to ask for a lot of paperwork: your resume,...
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A Day in the Life
Share You know, many people consider “A Day in the Life” to be The Beatles greatest work? I, personally, struggle...
Jeff
A Day/Trip in the Life…of an Airline Pilot
Share Greetings TPN! This post was started a while ago, before I wrote my Second Year in Review. I’d been...
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Accessible Aviation - A BogiDope Client Review
Share Written by Joseph Bores, BogiDope Client and Accessible Aviation Graduate  A couple years ago a lifelong interest in warfighting...
Joe Bores
Active Duty How-To: Olmsted Scholar
Share Within the military, there are some opportunities that seem so amazing that they must be too good to be...
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Active Duty How-To: U-2 Pilot
Share Part of the fun of aviation is that there are many different types of aircraft that can be amazing...
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Active Duty to Guard/Reserve Transition
Share Leaving the active duty (AD) and transferring to the Guard or Reserves can be a scary time in your...
Staff
AF Squadron Organization - And Why You Care
Share Now that we’ve covered your career progression, both as an officer and as a pilot, we have some context...
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After UPT: Journey to an F-16
Share With 17 different F-16 units in 13 states, chances are that if you want to fly fighters in the...
Smack
Air Force Career Progression - Officer
Share We’re going to discuss career progression today. As a former Active Duty pilot, I’ll admit I don’t love this...
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Air Force Career Progression - Pilot
Share Welcome back to Part 2 of our series about career progression for Air Force pilots, from the pilot perspective....
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Air Force Terminology
Share Joining the Air Force requires a lot of adaptation. One fun and frustrating example of this is learning to...
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Air Force vs Air National Guard: UPT Application Process (Part 1: Active Duty)
Share Although the prerequisites for attending Air Force Undergraduate Pilot Training (UPT) are virtually identical, the process of attaining a...
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Air Force vs Air National Guard: UPT Application Process (Part 2: Air National Guard)
Share   There are over 100 flying squadrons within the Air National Guard (ANG).  Currently, the hiring process is handled...
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Air Force vs Air National Guard: Initial Aircraft/Location Assignment
Share I can still remember my first day of pilot training.  The majority of the officers in my 30 person...
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Air Reserve Technician (ART) Explained
Share The Guard and Reserve offer a myriad of job choices for the military aviator.  Of the full-time positions available,...
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