Flying Opportunities in the Air Force Reserve

Whether you are currently active duty in the Air Force, a sister service, or you have never flown a plane before, there are flying opportunities for you in the Air Force Reserve (AFR). The Air Force Reserve Command (AFRC) Undergraduate Flying Training (UFT) Guidebook contains a wealth of information about flying the AFR as well […]

BogiDope, KC-10 refueling a F-18.

How to Get an OTS Rated Slot – Part 3

Part-3 is the final part of this series entitled "How to Get an OTS Rated Slot."  We hope this article series has helped you understand another path to achieving your aviation career goals.  Remember there is no right way or easy solution to finding your path to the cockpit.  If that is your dream, make […]

BogiDope, F-16 from the South Carolina ANG in-flight.

How to Get an OTS Rated Slot – Part 1

If you want to be an Active Duty Pilot or other rated position in the US Air Force, this article is for you. We’ll be going over the process of applying to Officer Training School (OTS) and obtaining a rated slot. This is the most direct method of becoming an Active Duty flyer since ROTC […]

BogiDope, T-1 inflight.

The Pilot Candidate Selection Method (PCSM) Score Explained – Part 2

In Part 1 of our two part series “The Pilot Candidate Selection Method (PCSM) Score Explained” BogiDope explained the background, importance and how to study for the PCSM.  In Part 2, BogiDope will educate you on the how to maximize your PCSM score which will significantly increase your chances of obtaining an Undergraduate Pilot Training […]

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 […]