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How long can you wait to put your name on an A-school list?
Last Post 13 Aug 2017 09:34 PM by Bells. 5 Replies.
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12 Aug 2017 10:06 AM
    Hey I'm intrested in becoming an AST and still need a lot of training before I am even ready for the airman program where they get you ready so I'm just wondering how long can I wait till I put my name on the A-school list?
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    12 Aug 2017 10:30 AM
    You may want to do it as soon as you're eligible. Just about all schools have a wait from the time you put your name on the list to the time you receive orders to school. Right now, I believe that's about 24 months for AST. That could change by the time you're ready to put your name on the list, or it may not
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    12 Aug 2017 11:31 AM
    Okay, that's good advice. Thanks!
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    12 Aug 2017 05:55 PM
    AST "A" school lists are usually pretty short. I have not seen it at anything over 6 months in a long time and we are under manned for 3rd classes. I would certainly recommend waiting a little longer until you comfortable in the water. You HAVE to wait 4 months but it would not hurt to wait a couple more months if you don't feel semi ready. If you fail out of school you'll be waiting 6 month to a year to put your name back on the list. Find the right balance. Don't wait too long but make sure you are ready. If you go into school apprehensive, YOU WILL FAIL.
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    13 Aug 2017 01:03 PM
    Thanks very much, just what I wanted to hear!
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    13 Aug 2017 09:34 PM
    Getting your flight physical done also takes awhile. Go at your own pace, but make sure that is getting done and that your training.
    Take what you like and leave the rest behind.
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