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  1. UPT select: Pilot-93, PCSM-77. good luck!
    13 points
  2. !RemindMe in four years...we will look back on 2020 corona virus as the most disastrous government intervention in the history of American public health. total disaster and fear based response amazed how easily americans can be lied to, deceived, freedoms taken away, businesses shut, schools closed, travel stopped...all in the name of "keeping them safe"...and most americans WILLINGLY are giving up their freedoms in the name of "safety" really is incredible. fear is a hell of a weapon.
    9 points
  3. my question is when are all you fear based thinkers going to come out of your shell? what's your end game? zero covid? cases per day? etc etc at some point life goes on and a lot of rational people have been moving on now for months
    9 points
  4. UPT select! Pilot: 95 PCSM: 90 w/PPL
    9 points
  5. That's like saying "otherwise legally driving" when your BAC is above the limit. It is a very important point. Castille's actions led to his own death. Had he been carrying legally, not endangering his child, and complied with officer instructions, he would be alive today. I can show you hundreds of examples of officers in this situation who hesitated and wound up dead or bleeding on the side of the road. Officer safety is a big deal. They have a right to go home after the end of the shift, and asking cops to sacrifice safety in the name of propping up criminals is ludicrous. T
    8 points
  6. People laugh but I would love to see a split ticket as the third party in the next POTUS election. Tulsi (D) with Crenshaw (R) or Haley (R) for example. Completely bi-partisan and able to pull the more independent and centrist votes away from the two major parties.
    7 points
  7. URT Select! 41 PCSM with zero hours 88 pilot AFOQT
    7 points
  8. 7 points
  9. I am extremely grateful for all the posters in this group and can proudly say I was offered my dream job as a KC135 UPT selectee today. This thread has been a wealth of knowledge. KC135 board. 3 pilots, 1 boom operator (Captain to LT Col). Most relaxed, human interview I've participated in and so glad I get to call this unit my future home. "Tell us about yourself" "Tell us about your civilian job and what its like" "Do you want to be an airline pilot?" "If you could get in the plane right now and go anywhere, where would you go and what would you eat?" "How
    6 points
  10. Happy public release day everyone. My boss asked me to wait until today before I posted: UPT select. 99 pilot 92 PCSM. 45 slots is a really thin year... Hope those of you who can nail it next time around.
    6 points
  11. "Top end virologists" Says who? I am not a fan of Laura Ingram but was scanning around and watched an interview on her show last night. She had two "Top End Epidemiologists", one a fellow at Stanford, the other at Harvard. Both were in lock step agreement that we will achieve herd immunity by April. Having had a nasty case of COVID I am especially sensitive to news about mutations and how immunity may be impacted. I have yet to see a single scientific article that says any of the mutations is more deadly. Thus far the only proven change is some of the variants have higher trans
    6 points
  12. Shack. This isn't an us vs. them debate because the situations aren't even remotely the same. I lived in Del Rio for five years and saw probably three snow flurries in that time. 6 inches of snow and a week of single digit deep freeze is absolutely unthinkable for most of the state. Meanwhile, California's power grid shits the bed most summers due to completely standard hot weather. If there were routine rolling blackouts in Texas in the summer, the situations would be analogous, but that isn't a thing. I'd love to see what would happen to LA if they got six inches of sn
    6 points
  13. Laughs in last decade and a half of flying circles in the sky, aging out our Strikes/Vipers/Bones/Hogs... just in case we need to sling an $50k bomb at a dude carrying an RPG.
    6 points
  14. Mostly false parallels here. It is absolutely wrong that he's being criticized. He is a federal official that has *nothing* to do with the power crisis in Texas, and other than getting an emergency declared, which he did, he's useless. When exactly would you like our politicians to spend time with their families? When they're needed most, or when they are not? Ted Cruz is not the leader of Texas. If Abbott had run away to Mexico we'd have a very different conversation. Dodging a deployment? That's your parallel? Do better. No one had to be there in Ted's absence, h
    6 points
  15. megabits are rarely used to indicate storage size, and that would also be a tiny PDF file if it was only 8 megabits. I know it's important to look out for this stuff and be professional, but come on guys...
    6 points
  16. Here is a spot where our opinions diverge. There are several reasons why I think schools should be priority one when it comes to “reopening” the country: 1. Our kids are suffering. I can tell you first hand that the level of education being provided by online learning is nowhere near what kids are getting in school. Older/more mature kids might be doing a bit better, but my 10 year old was getting almost nothing from zoom school. It’s nearly impossible for a teacher to vie for a child’s attention through a computer screen. Aside from the academic deficit, kids are mission out on all of th
    6 points
  17. I'm brand new to the 777, and the F/O on this flight out of Denver was on both of my international IOE trips a while back. Absolutely stellar airline pilot and a good shit. I hope he gets the accolades he deserves.
    5 points
  18. Word has it our PsyOps team is leaking them the UPT 2.5 syllabus to counter their efforts
    5 points
  19. Never got into the Porsche thing, I guess my crank is too big. Always been a fan of American Muscle, they won't turn for shit but look great going in a straight line. Here is my baby - Just finished rebuilding the motor (327 HP), now turning 450HP on the dyno...that's a lot for a light fiberglass car.
    5 points
  20. Everyone leaves out the confirmed people who have already had COVID which is another 30M. While they are saying people who have had should still get the vaccine, of the 111 Million world-wide confirmed cases there are only 25 confirmed reinfection cases which is a rate of 0.00002 %, to me that proves your immunty lasts far longer than they want to admit. I believe they some of the "top virologists" also postulate that there a large segment of the population who have had COVID but are not aware. I've read several studies and articles that suggest between 30% and 80% of the people who get
    5 points
  21. 'They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety.'
    5 points
  22. Here's my perspective as someone who entered UPT with few hundred GA hours (CPL w/instrument rating) and currently a T-6 IP. For starters, ground ops (walking out to the jet, the preflight, getting the aircraft started and taxied) sound benign but in reality, the AF wants them done quickly and accurately. You won't have time to sit under the canopy in the heat or cold and go through the checklist item by item, especially when you're in a formation and you have a VHF check-in time. You'll need to create flows to make sure everything is in order and it helps to do things the same time, ever
    5 points
  23. The PaveLow mafia took over again.
    4 points
  24. On the California vs Texas energy deals: As someone who has lived in both states, they are not even comparable. California has rolling blackouts every single summer for predictable and annual heat waves. You literally have to factor the power going out into your summer planning here. Texas had an energy issue for a once in 80-100 year cold snap. Could Texas have been better prepared? Absolutely. Has Cruz made a fool of himself during this, yes. Is comparing the Texas snow storm power issue to the decades of power grid mismanagement in California fair? Not really.
    4 points
  25. A high number of applicants doesn't mean a higher number of competitive applicants. I wouldn't be discouraged.
    4 points
  26. My civics lessons are a bit old, but what would a federal-level politician do when his state has a problem with power generation? In what universe does this fall to a Senator to deal with? If you have irrational expectations, you will get irrational politicians. If you value gestures over practicality, you will get politicians who specialize in the former and fail in the latter. Our representatives represent us, often quite a bit more accurately than we'd like to admit.
    4 points
  27. How could Trump have allowed an Ebola outbreak?! Impeach!
    4 points
  28. Yes? When in Rome? Continue...
    3 points
  29. I hear you. I picked up a really rough, but mechanically sorted '72 on eBay for about $32k. I've spent the past two years repairing the interior, making gauges work, and bonding the RSR panels to the body as well as paint so now it is presentable. Now that I live in southern California its my primary transportation even with a 12 point cage and fixed buckets. Makes it easier adding the miles knowing that a new SBC with 400hp is only a few grand...
    3 points
  30. Because the news of Cruz going to Mexico covers up the Cuomo COVID nursing home fiasco in NYC on CNN, MSNBC, ABC, NBC, etc... As long as they keep talking about how bad Cruz and the GOP are, most people who really don’t follow current events will forget about Cuomo.
    3 points
  31. This series of articles highlights the "Animal Farm" that the NYT - our supposed paper of record - has become: https://nypost.com/2021/02/10/ny-times-defends-1619-project-creator-after-she-doxxed-reporter/ https://nypost.com/2021/02/11/read-the-column-the-new-york-times-didnt-want-you-read/ https://nypost.com/2021/02/10/the-woke-mob-now-utterly-rules-the-new-york-times/ https://nypost.com/2021/02/09/war-erupts-at-ny-times-after-donald-mcneil-ousted-over-n-word-controversy/ In short, Nikole Hannah-Jones doxxed a journalist because she didn't like his questions about her
    3 points
  32. I could probably write a book on this topic; it’s an interesting question. My short answer is...a student pilot pays a civilian instructor, so there is an inherent conflict of interest there. A student never gets the 100% unvarnished truth (typically) because the CFI doesn’t want to bite the hand that feeds him. IPs at UPT don’t have that worry. 😂 My second thought is that the expectations are just higher in the military, as pilots are allowed access to far more advanced equipment with far more challenging missions with very little experience. Example...250 hour pilots flyi
    3 points
  33. If The Media Had Investigated Cuomo’s COVID Response The Way They Did Cruz’s Cancun Trip, Thousands Of New Yorkers Could Still Be Alive
    3 points
  34. Just an fyi to hopefully help speed things along, you're recruiter is most certainly able to send up your package to NGB to get OTS dates, without your FC1 being done or approved. You'll have to send the FC1 up after its approved, but if they say they need the FC1 to get your officer selection package up and approved, that's not true. Trust me.
    3 points
  35. Hiring pipeline making me crazy lol cheers
    3 points
  36. Depending on what data you look at, as an American you are between 8 and 50+ times more likely to be killed by a police officer than a terrorist. We spend trillions of $ on defense which is obviously needed but perhaps we should focus a bit more on the internal. I am in no way saying all the blame lays with police officers (my brother is a cop), but maybe we can help the entire system with a bit more understanding and new approaches. As a small segway, the following is a list of other things that are more likely to kill you than a terrorist: Brain-Eating Parasites, Texting While Dr
    3 points
  37. Point 1: The only way it would be relevant is if his intoxication level directly impacted his ability to comprehend what the officer was telling him. Which is possible, but as yet not what I'm seeing here or elsewhere. Otherwise, it's a non-sequitur. Point 2/3: The threat to officers is something like 150-200ish killed in the line of duty a year, right? So in the millions of officer interactions that happen in this country.....just like the threat of civilians getting killed by errant cops, the various sides of this argument overstate the severity of what is going on. I agree th
    3 points
  38. I think a lot of people are realizing that our public education system really sucks and the quality they were lead to believe just isn't there. I get it, we need a school system with both parents being required to work in a lot of situations. After meeting some teachers where we live and seeing the result of a lot of our friends kids in the K-5 school where our kids would be going is pretty discouraging. We made the decision to home school and make sacrifices so my wife can stay home. Our 4 yr old is better off than most 2nd graders we know. The way the teachers union has handl
    3 points
  39. Yeah, I think you all are correct. Looking at the previous years' PSDMs, and the document dates, it seems that they get the full up list and are directed to review the list for their wings. Then that same list is posted publically a week later.
    3 points
  40. RPA select PCSM-80; Pilot- 89 w/PPL
    3 points
  41. That picture is from 2014 in Sweden, when the company Alpine Helicopters was testing de-icing windmill blades during an ice storm with boiling water. I get the irony, but it's a false narrative using that picture for the current events.
    3 points
  42. Hey all I have been lurking for months but had issues making an account. My wife is the MPF Commander and I can confirm the list has dropped!!! I am a RPA select! Top of her head quotas were Pilot:45, RPA:51, CSO:10, ABM:20 Best of luck all!
    3 points
  43. That's all well and good, except the most regulated parts the the country still have grid failures. This is where conservatives start talking themselves into knots. Do I want my power costs to go up so I can avoid a blackout every one or two decades? No thanks. I'll spend a few hundred bucks on a generator. Obviously ERCOT fucked up. But the measure of a fuck up is not how far it is from the perfect hypothetical. It's how far it is from other functioning systems. By that measure, not much to see here. We don't need government regulation to weather proof a n
    2 points
  44. Texas mayor resigns after telling residents desperate for power and heat "only the strong will survive" https://www.cbsnews.com/news/tim-boyd-mayor-colorado-city-texas-resigns-power-outages/
    2 points
  45. the PSDM goes from MPF to your Wg/CC. i would ask your CC to reach out and up the chain. you can always call MPF and ask the flight commander if the PSDM has made it to wing leadership yet.
    2 points
  46. They’re still broke due to hydro at Ramstein. Original ETIC was parts plus 45 years.
    2 points


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