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  1. This is one of the most horrible things I’ve ever read. ~Bendy Sent from my iPad using Baseops Network mobile app
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  2. It's impossible to wash out of UPT these days so you'll probably be fine
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  3. Remember that practice doesn’t make perfect, perfect practice makes perfect. From what you’re telling me, you sound like you haven’t grasped the control and performance concept yet. Really nail those known pitch and power settings and trim the control forces off from there. NEVER lead with trim or you’ll spend all of your time fighting that and making it worse. And knowing nothing about you other than what you wrote, I’d be willing to bet you spend a lot of time talking while you’re flying. I see so many young guys talking through every action they’re doing because they think it demonstra
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  4. I can’t believe we are on another iteration of this. My first black leather boots were broken in (in basic training) and worn forever. Super comfortable and awesome. Now after another decade my green boots are getting broken in and we have to change again?! Can someone please cite the last steel toe injury that came from an aircraft egress? They keep good records at AFSC. I would bet $100 there has never been one for the last 20 years. If we get in a shooting war, I am grabbing my black boots.
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  5. I've noticed a few REALLY old guys are big on VSI and roll indicator when they teach instruments. However I've never met an instructor that didn't teach attitude indicator 90% of the time. (Or visual references if you're vfr)
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  6. I hooked my first T-6 checkride, up to that point in my short aviation career that was the first thing I hooked. Next ride went fine, and so did the next phase. Come end of block I got so nervous about my next check ride, and after my first hook I was sweating bullets, and not my normal relaxed self, mentally it messed with me, and sure enough I hooked the next one. 3rd checkride I flew with a great IP, who was a total bro in the brief and not asshole like the previous two I had. It got me to relax, which paid off, once we got in the air the airport I was going to for my instrument checkride
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  7. I think 2/3 of my flight was on CAP at one point. I hooked a boatload of rides pre-solo. Got to the serious praying stage for a bit. It worked out. I eventually "got it" enough to do decently on daily rides, 2nd best in checkrides, and got my first choice at track select. Exercise and eat decently. Get enough sleep! I realized I need about 6hrs for academics, but 7 or more to fly decently (part of my pre-solo issue).
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  8. I’m still waiting for the person in AFPC that deals with common sense...if anyone knows someone or has a contact let me know...
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  9. Relax. Had plenty of students go on CAP and plenty of students got off of CAP. Some of the best students I ever had went on CAP, people have bad days, it happens. One of my best students had a few bad days and ended up on CAP, and because he was dwelling on it so much he kept messing up and performing poorly. Eventually I sat him down, told him to chill out, go home and be with his family and to not even think about the T-6 or open a book that night, basically just go relax and have fun. Next day the kid came back and flew an amazing sortie. The key is not to dwell on it. The more you d
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  10. had the same problem in T6s, solution for me was to pick an out base that was a bit of a cruise to get to.. gave me time to really just focus on trimming hands off and getting a better feel for the jet. also make sure you’re not using more than a few fingers on the stick
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  11. Like @moosepileit said. Another thing that helped me is I would sit down with a white board and break things down by drawing out each step. This simplified things for me and I would then piece them together. CAP isn’t a bad thing as it lets you fly with the more experienced IPs. However, you don’t want stay there forever. Also, don’t be afraid to speak to your Flt/CC if you’re not meshing with an IP and you learn more from another. I was on CAP in 38s and learned a lot from my designated IPS.
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  12. They also graduated their second WIC class yesterday. They’ve got people who get it in charge and being invited to the right seats at the right tables. Pay attention to Beale, and apply if you want to be part of a revolution in ISR.
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  13. I have to laugh man because you spelled King James' name wrong while calling someone else ignorant 😁 The fact that we're debating stuff like, "Is feminism bad?" and, "Is racism a problem in this country?" shows me just how much work there is left to be done. I keep things real simple definitionally. To me, feminism is treating people equally regardless of their gender and racism is treating people differently because of their race. I am for the first one and against the second one; pretty god damned simple. I realize there are entire PhD-granting academic fields and reams of lit
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  14. I flew the T-6B not A so different panel but hopefully this will still help. I really starting getting better and feeling comfortable flying it once I learned a good scan. For me thats 90% of my time looking at VSI and the angle of bank indicator. Set an appropriate power setting and then trim for 0VSI/0 AOB. Keep the rudder trimmed and keep a light touch on the stick. Occasionally crosscheck airspeed/heading/altitude to see if you need to make any small power or attitude changes. Once you get stabilized you won't even need to spend much time looking at instruments which now gives you mo
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