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  2. Uptapplicant2019

    2019 Air Force Active Duty UPT Board

    Thanks for the help, that clears it up.
  3. Guardian

    CLASSIC: De Motivational Poster Contest!

    How often do you plan on sitting top 3?
  4. Orbit

    Not being a SNAP

    Pics...
  5. Today
  6. I always wondered how much they pay models for posters like that. After that's published, every dude in that area be like, "You look familiar... OH... Uh... Is that my rotary phone? I better take this."
  7. matmacwc

    Article on New Cancer Research for Flight Crews

    Better hurry up
  8. Hopefulflyer389

    1st female Air Force combat vet in run for congress

    Politicians:
  9. matmacwc

    1st female Air Force combat vet in run for congress

    I don't get it, I would have thought the governor's race and Senate race would have very similar numbers.
  10. Sneedro

    The new airline thread

    Let me clarify because I didn't do a good job the first time...sorry. For about a year (I am just ball parking the time here) my airline was being fairly "aggressive" at requesting proof of mil duty by people dropping trips. They were overstepping their ability to do so and were asking for proof of points/duty for a full year to year and a half. They cannot do this and the union stepped in and said no and if we are contacted about that then we are to call the union and they would handle it. Didn't get us out of providing documentation, just required it for specific trip or days. The union was pointing to the fact that people were abusing the system for the increase in requests. Dropping mil because that would drop your trip or reserve days but then not actually doing any mil duty. So that's what I mean by management noticing because the number of requests especially around holidays was going up. I should have said that is in my opinion but I'm not so good at the words sometimes... When I can look at a monthly award of schedules and see people at the bottom of the list happen to have mil duty a couple days before Christmas, nothing on Christmas day, and then a day or two after Christmas seems fishy...don't get me wrong, if they are legitimately doing mil duty good for them and I am all for it. However, when every holiday looks like that seems like they are playing the system a bit. I have said it before and I will say it again for those wanting an airline job, you wouldn't like it if those of us now with one screwed you by trying to game the system...don't f*** your buddy. I have worked holidays and I have had them off. I have not and will not use mil duty as a way to get the holidays off unless I am actually doing mil duty! So no it would not surprise me if the airlines where shying away from Guard/Reserve types. I don't not believe they are and the pseudo abuse of mil duty at my airline hasn't been prevalent for quite awhile now but that's not to say it won't come back.
  11. ryleypav

    Tentative rating of where I stand

    Pre-cursor; I haven't been hired yet so I effectively know nothing. Get your AFOQT and TBAS done ASAP. Those are required to apply to anything.
  12. Rated2014

    2019 Air Force Active Duty UPT Board

    SQ/CC can get you an interim clearance for training as long as yours is in works. My TS took almost 2 years (because of international stuff) so I was 6 months out of RPA training before it was done. Didn't stop me from completing anything. On the flipside, though, IFT is for sure all unclass and I imagine most of UPT will be as well.
  13. Duck

    The new airline thread

    During my interview at Southwest, the Captain interviewing me point blank asked me if I was considering Guard or Reserves. When I said I wasn’t sure, she told me that I should find a Guard unit and that my Active Duty time was too valuable to throw away. She then said that Southwest loves their Guard/Reserve guys. I thought they weren’t supposed to ask you about this, but she was just giving me professional advice to do both.
  14. Hacker

    The new airline thread

    There are other folks who currently fly for them, ahem, and haven't heard such a rumor.
  15. MC2112

    2019 Air Force Active Duty UPT Board

    Not sure if UCT is the same as UPT but I had a friend going through UCT and he was told as long as his clearance is pending he can go through the pipeline. As stated above I think the real issue arises when you start airframe specific training.
  16. UPT_Hopeful

    2019 Air Force Active Duty UPT Board

    The FC1 is scheduled by them. It's a TDY and will happen before you ever PCS. When it happens really depends on how much time you have between class start and the results. They assume you will pass the follow up exam, so you will get a PCS date at the same time pretty much as you get your appointment date. Some base med groups actually do the full exam, and you don't have to go the Wright Pat at all. This is a question, I've wondered too. Fortunately, I'm not in that situation, but from talking to IPs and people in the pipeline now, it doesn't seem like it's a deal breaker if you don't have a TS for training. I've been told by a couple people they never saw anything beyond unclassified. Makes sense though. It sounds like classified material is when you get your actual airframe and more so for operational missions.
  17. Clayton Bigsby

    Air Traffic Control (ATC) Q&A

    The 0.32 BAC is a rumored number floating around (I also read 0.34). Again, rumors of termination, resignation, and suspension (which in reality would be administrative leave). I believe the incident occurred last thursday, right? I heard about it friday...and immediate administrative action is certainly unlikely over a 3-day weekend (which most admin stretches into a 4-day'er). But I'm guessing we'll see it on all the national news media very soon.
  18. Uptapplicant2019

    2019 Air Force Active Duty UPT Board

    Have a few questions I can't find great answers on... How long after they announce selections does the FC1 at Wright Pat happen? Is it self scheduled? I also don't have a TS, will I have to wait for an upgraded clearance before I start IFT/Upt?
  19. JS

    The new airline thread

    I can give you my three cents: I know a few people "in management" and have talked to them on a few occasions, so I know they notice the blatant military abuse. One time I went to the chief pilot because my boss emailed me about working an exercise that caused me to drop a trip that was close to a holiday. I thought it looked fishy, so I just brought it to his attention just to sort of clear the air. He said, even without the email, that it was no big deal. He went on to give me a few examples of things that are "noticed by management" and are a big deal such as _____________ (fill in the blanks with the blatant military abuse well documented in the previous several dozen pages of this post - flying TPs while on airline sick leave, dropping holiday trips to do a single drill makeup on the Friday of a holiday, etc). It is easily noticed and tracked by management from what I have seen.
  20. Yaweh

    Air Traffic Control (ATC) Q&A

    Where in that article did it say .32BAC?
  21. ihtfp06

    Air Traffic Control (ATC) Q&A

    Water bottle full of vodka would be my guess. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  22. ayz33

    Air Traffic Control (ATC) Q&A

    .32?? How would that even happen considering there was another worker there who was just on break for a short while
  23. slc

    The new airline thread

    “Noticed by management”? Curious as to how you know this?
  24. torqued

    Not being a SNAP

    She's allright. I've had better.
  25. torqued

    The new airline thread

    Based on experiences and conversations with chief pilots at my airline, I don't think they feel threatened at all by military service. The pay and work related stress disparity is so great for the majority of Guardsman/Reservists now that the chief pilots barely notice the ones who are gaming the system. The incentives to take mil leave are rapidly diminishing. The insignificant few who are not legitimately showing up for military service during military leave aren't enough to influence hiring practices, and is indicative of a poorly functioning military, which only serves to drive more people out. Those who are showing up to military service, even during holidays, are still appreciated by management. Pilots are in short supply, so it's in the best interest of an airline to get their hooks into you now even if you aren't immediately productive... because you will be when you either quit, retire, or get smart and realize your airline gig is an all around better deal.
  26. WheelsOff

    The new airline thread

    A dude who currently flies for them who knows a guy that currently has his app in...lots of 38 time in addition to an assignment or two in a fighter. Thanks for the rest chiming in to dispel the hiring rumors w/regard to USERRA...I too have heard some airlines have been scoffing it for years, but that others also haven’t...just trying to get a current pulse as I get closer to punching!
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