Inter-Service Transfer

by Eddie, future USAFR pilot and always Marine “This is Major Smith, I’m calling to inform you that we would like to have you in our squadron.”  It was one of the best days I’ve ever had in my life. However, receiving a pilot slot in the Air Force Reserve as an active duty Marine […]

Review of AFOQT Test Prep Resources

If you want to get to UPT and become an Air Force pilot, you need to score well on the Air Force Officer’s Qualifying Test (AFOQT). You may be best friends with all the people in your hometown Guard or Reserve unit. You may have a fantastic visit when you rush that unit. However, the […]

BogiDope,T-6 flying in formation.

The Pilot Candidate Selection Method (PCSM) Score Explained – Part 1

While it’s true that the Air Force, Guard, and Reserve use the “whole person concept” in selecting pilot applicants, there’s no denying that objective indicators of aptitude are also greatly important. Your undergraduate GPA and your Air Force Officer Qualifying Test (AFOQT) scores (BogiDope AFOQT article) are two of the main aptitude-related pieces of the […]

BogiDope, T-1 inflight.

The Air Force Officer Qualifying Test (AFOQT) Explained – Part 3

BogiDope fans, we are wrapping up this three part series with this final article.  In theory, you have learned about, studied and taken the AFOQT.  Now you are patiently waiting to receive your scores and understand where you fall in the order of merit of AFOQT scores. This article will help you understand where you […]

BogiDope, T-6 executing ground operations.

The Air Force Officer Qualifying Test (AFOQT) Explained – Part 2

There are a lot of great study books available for the AFOQT and most of them are relatively inexpensive. Many of these books contain multiple practice tests. Timing yourself while taking these practice tests is a great way to prepare for the pressure of taking the real thing. As mentioned before, older study books are […]

BogiDope, T-38 inflight.

The Air Force Officer Qualifying Test (AFOQT) Explained-Part 1

At BogiDope our goal is to help you make educated and informed decisions about your aviation career.  The first step in your aviation journey is going to be completing the necessary requirements to compete for an elusive Undergraduate Pilot Training (UPT) slot. A large part of that process is going to be taking standardized tests […]