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HossHarris

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  1. HossHarris

    What's wrong with the Air Force?

    If the bad guys don’t know you’re there .... or can’t do anything about it if they do know ... you can linger as long as you like, or as long as fuel allows for an air breathing asset.
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    Happy 2019! May your exit dreams come true!

    There are many wickets to run thru to both leave AD and gain into the guard/reserves. None are cosmic .... but you’re not gonna figure them out nor jump thru them in the last week before terminal leave. Start early. Start often. Get scrolled.
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    Personal credit card on the road?

    Amex platinum only gets you gold.
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    Personal credit card on the road?

    I always Used it for plane tickets via dts....because i couldn’t figure a good way around it. Everything else was personal card. Then moved the split disbursement on the voucher side to only pay Gtc balance and everything else went to my account. 20 yrs, 3 days, zero issues.
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    What's wrong with the Air Force?

    Make buffs great again and solve the dilemma
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    Part time jobs...

    I hear blimp folding is lucrative ... but seasonal
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    Finance Problems

    If you haven’t already, find the first officer up the finance chain on your base. Stop arguing with airmen and NCOs.
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    What's wrong with the Air Force?

    Still trying to figure out how they’re all “indeterminate” tdys and not pcs-es
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    FY 18 ACP take rate?

    You can be the best of what’s left!
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    Concealed Carry

    TL:DR but important note from 3)..... the website is handgunlaw.US
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    Concealed Carry

    Handgunlaw.us is useful as well
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    Concealed Carry

    On base is wing/cc dependent. It’s getting better, but is not good. State depends on the state you’re physically in and your state of residence. Not much info ... but you have bigger fish to fry in the short term.
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    Fighter Pilot in Need of Prayers

    https://www.caringbridge.org/visit/stephengrace
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    Promotion and PRF Information

    That’s how I did It. 20 years and 3 days. 100% flying.
  15. HossHarris

    Raptor Gear Up at Fallon?

    (Yup ... and I wasn’t really replying to you) its a fighter, if you need burner you plug it in and use it. No idea what the plan was for that video, or if it was a mil or AB takeoff. AB takeoffs use a LOT of gas ...
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    Raptor Gear Up at Fallon?

    And I should clarify. Im not trying to be a raptor apologist. Im trying to provide a little context for the folks that think rotating 20 knots off speed is absurd or poor Piloting or gross negligence It’s not. It’s a radio call ... it’s cross checking something inside the cockpit for a glance ... it’s seeing movement in your peripheral vision and glancing over to see if it’s a bird or another aircraft .... it’s less than a second. The dude fucked up. He had the wrong told. He had bad techniques. It’s a community issue. Criticise that. He didn’t have a crew of 3 or 4 people up front, with at least 2 of them doing nothing else but staring at the airspeed indicator nor the luxury of time. That’s the crux of my issue
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    Raptor Gear Up at Fallon?

    Unknown. And I don’t know off the top of my cranium if the mishap was AB or mil power takeoff. But it doesn’t matter. The point is it happens fast. Having flown both now, I will say that flying fighters and flying heavies are wildly different. Completely. Fundamentally. Cultures, mores, techniques, assumptions, and standards don’t easily transfer from one to another.
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    Raptor Gear Up at Fallon?

    Here you go, expert. Closest thing I could find. Looks like a non-Airshow, non-ab, everyday normal raptor takeoff. 8 seconds from brake release to nosewheel lift off. If you, a perfectly capable aviator evidently, made a 1 second error ... how many knots do you think that would be? Best case, light jet and linear acceleration, a 1 second error is 15 knots. Takeoff acceleration isn’t linear. So tell me again about the magnitude of the fuckup....
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    Raptor Gear Up at Fallon?

    Come fly a raptor and lemme know. Fuck, I was a block 50 F-16 guy and raptor takeoffs in the sim felt fast paced
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    Raptor Gear Up at Fallon?

    I’m not saying this dude didn’t fuck up, he did. And likely while shining his ass, which is worse. But yes, you don’t know what you’re talking about. Taking off isn’t any harder or more critical than the other phases of flight ... but it also isn’t done by committee with time for discussion and deep meaningful introspection between V1 and VR
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    Raptor Gear Up at Fallon?

    Fighter told experts, both in theory and application, are coming out of the woodwork!
  22. HossHarris

    Raptor Gear Up at Fallon?

    Yup. Modulating the throttle, slowish and lowish, especially if you can go out of and back into blower is a fine way to avoid a gear overspeed. Those motors almost never cough when you do that. We haven’t planted jets off the departure end at Luke doing that. We havent killed people doing that.
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    Raptor Gear Up at Fallon?

    You do realize the difference between 20 knots early and 20 knots late (and a gear overspeed) is 3-4 seconds.... right ?
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