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The mission seems rewarding, and for my wants and desires I got a good deal going to the unit I'm heading too. That being said I want to go back manned, if I get shafted so be it, I love to fly. How do Guard/Reserve units look at guys that got passed over but otherwise have a clean/decent record?
Unfortunately, many non-RPA commanders still perceive RPAs as a dumping ground for the "unwashed".
Until that mindset is changed, it would be unfair to match percentage to percentage against other MDS. I'd like to think that a dirtbag is a dirtbag, regardless of MDS. Let's hope the boards see the same.
Liquidity/appreciation rate depends on where you are at. Currently, some markets won't last more than 2 days w/ >20% ROI after 2 years. And yes the RE market is up and down, just like the stock market.
Also, I'm not a CPA, but from experience there are numerous tax advantages with RE transactions/investments.
I am curious on how the impending tax rate hike will affect the RE and stock markets.
The Quick Jet and Natural Grip podcast/stories are very inspiring. Examples of why this is a great country. Have an idea/not happy about your job? Hard work and a little bit of luck then you may be able to quit the rat race early. If it doesn't work out at least you'll have stable income and (free) healthcare to fall back on until you find the next venture. I'm not smart on the FAA regulations for commercial transportation, but I'm surprised there aren't more MAF pilots doing charter business on the side. Granted, it's probably easier to find customers out of Vegas.
The military service is a very honorable service that will end in some point. Don't let the military take advantage of you. Utilize the great training and work opportunities to enhance your knowledge, skills, and abilities for your next career.
This is accurate.
I think you may see SOME 07 guys get kicked in the junk though. That said the result may have been the same for them had they been AMC guys the whole time. If so at least they will be set up for the airlines and able to get out sooner than the guys who get promoted.