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  1. Yeah but you get an extra $250 a month for family separation so that totally makes up for it. I say this as I'm about to say bye to my two month old kid to do a nice non flying six monther... I can't wait to spend that extra $1500 of FSP! Where's my fvckin eye rolling emoji?!
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  2. So I’ll pitch in with a possibly unpopular opinion that I guarantee will trigger Mark1, but the day to day sacrifice of deployments is exponentially worse on guys with kids than single dudes. I missed my wife’s birthday 4 years in a row, 3 Christmases, and a lot of other kid milestones (First steps, etc). Single guys missed Hangout Fest and the Star Wars premiere. I’m obviously exaggerating here, but when you said that, I was looking for my standardized eyeroll emoji.
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  3. Average calendar day at AA means we'll get 5:15 x number of days per trip. You could therefore have a 7 hour day on day one, 2 hour day on day two, 2 hr on day three, and another 7 hour day on day four and get paid 21 hrs. The trip just has to average 5:15/day. With min calendar day, the minimum per day is 5 hrs and 15 min. So in the above example, you'd get paid 7 hrs on day 1, 5:15 days 2 and 3, and 7 hrs on day four. Min is much better than average (SWA and FDX have this figured out). The end result will be longer pairings (more 4 days and 5 days), less commutable trips, and more
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  4. Yes. Line bidding allows you to know before hand exactly how the contract language will allow you to manipulate your vacation days (sliding/moving days, among other things) against known days off and known trips that will be impacted. PBS doesn't allow you to do that, even if implemented the way you say. It would still be "surprise!" with whatever schedule PBS puked out for you based on dozens of seniority factors that are tough/impossible to predict, rather than the single seniority factor that determines what you can hold while line bidding (and which it is substantially easier t
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  5. GDP <3.0% two quarters in a row and a third expected to be at or near 4% Dow up a gagillion for the year Major tax reform passed; corporate rates cut to very competitive in global market with other nations (Germany, et al panicking). A fair few other things going right, IMO. Countered by an on-going FBI investigation (which itself seems to have ethical/institutional bias of its own complicating matters) Loss of a sure-thing Senate seat National debt still climbing. Overall, a winning year. edited to add/note: Politico, never a conservative ou
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  6. Nailed it! Out of curiosity, what made you pick those locations? Montgomery I get, they have access to over water ranges and are close to other 5th Gen assets. However, I can't understand WI at all. They're airspace isn't very good and you have to juke and jive around noise sensitive areas to get to initial (funny enough, much like VT). Last time I was there, you couldn't even do patterns due to noise complaints. I have no desire to fly the 35 and even if my squadron had been on the list, I would have done everything possible to stick with the Viper until retirement. They want 3 y
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  7. Get high, get fast, do some good work. Go downtown, drop some bombs, kill all the assholes. Land, drink some whiskeys, tell stories at the bar and go home drunk to a wife who hates your lifestyle and thinks you are too old to still act like a degenerate child. Pass out, wake up and do it all again. Caveat: not for everyone.
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  9. People will die. Period. Hope it’s worth lives.
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  10. Since the families are a huge part of retention calculus, I don't think your crusade against service members with families is likely to go anywhere.
    1 point
  11. I have consolidated a handful of the questions on this thread in case anyone wants to print them out for an interview prep. What leadership skills do you bring to the table? What is your career plan after you complete UPT? Why do you want to fly XXXXXX? How do you feel about killing someone? Explain induced drag. What’s your idea of a perfect day? Do you wear pink shirts? Do you have a fart can on your car? Have you ever met an f-15 pilot, if so did he hit on you? Favorite movie? Biggest accomplishment? Biggest failure? Wh
    1 point
  12. Lotsa hate from these boyos...
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  13. Yes. It went well if I get hired. Can be improved if I don't get hired.
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  14. "Fox 2!" A kill is a kill, amirite?
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