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  1. The first time I saw the proposed new GS-13 pilot pay tables was in 2016 when my OG at the time got a draft from a friend at AFRC and they had been kicking around for a while. I think they went into effect with the ANG in Dec 2018, two weeks after I resigned the technician position I had held since 2007 to go to the airlines. So basically it takes over three years to change one table. We lost a lot of pilots to the airlines in that timeframe. It would take that long or longer to change it back. It won’t turn on a dime. Remember guys, we are talking about the federal government here.
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    Gun Talk

    We recently moved to MA (I know) and we had to take a class to apply for our Licence to Carry. They let us use a Sig P365 for the course. My wife had never shot before and she really liked how it felt and she shot very well for someone who had never done it before. Of course she had nothing to compare it to, so take that for what it’s worth. If you buy from their pro shop in NH, mil gets 25% off two firearms a year. I don’t know if that applies to online sales or not, but I ordered mine the other day and it was a verification website that gives you a code and it doesn’t take long at all.
  3. Copy, but I’m not sure I buy it.
  4. Zero fixed wing time? Sounds like a good way to make sure someone can’t ever leave the helicopter community...
  5. The thought of making a two seat aircraft in order to have an unmanned loyal wingman makes me chuckle.
  6. We parked next to one at Bagram on an AE. We were waiting for our patients so one of the other pilots and I strolled over to the IL-76. The loadmaster was smoking and coughing in the back, smiled and waved us aboard and we got a quick tour. It did not smell good, and we had just been in a KC-135 for 7 hours.
  7. Well, with more legacy Herk units going to Js that will free up some right?
  8. Uh, Prosuper, I uh, talked to the pilot. He was smoking, he was coughing, he didn’t smell very good and he was wearing a tight blue flight suit. He didn’t speak much English but I think he said they would be leaving on time.
  9. Bottom line: Heavy - Heavy = Easy Fighter - Heavy = Easy Heavy - Fighter = not Easy
  10. I wonder if this question has ever been asked before in the 16+ years of archived data on this site...
  11. Government Time. In the KC-135/KC-46 world it’s time in the sim with no CAE or FlightSafety bubba. Usually a two hour block. You can go in there and do whatever for currency/proficiency.
  12. Call that unit’s scheduling shop. They will either say “yeah, come on in” or “sorry, no can do.”
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    A toast

    Did they remove the boom?
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