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  1. Homestar

    Future T-38 replacement?

    1961: Beware the complex. 2019: Don’t mess with the complex.
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    Nellis F-16 Thunderbird Crash

    https://www.airforcetimes.com/news/your-air-force/2018/10/16/report-thunderbirds-pilot-killed-in-crash-lost-consciousness-in-high-g-maneuver/
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    Hurricane Michael

    Asking if we have erred strategically in placing such a large fleet of expensive assets in harm's way is a valid question. It's an ORM problem akin to a preflight ORM. There is a level of acceptable risk with each mission and with each basing decision. Looking to see if this risk was appropriately evaluated is pretty much what we do anytime there is an aircraft mishap. We have plenty of AF assets in tornado alley. Lots of others sit in other beach-side hurricane zones. Some sit on earthquake faults. But, just like any aircraft mishap, we need to look back and decide if the risk was worth the price. In this case, it was potentially an extremely steep price.
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    Hurricane Michael

    Also, it's a fighter base on the beach...
  5. I can speak for the -135 community only... Civilian contract covers all initial (Altus) and continuation (most big -135 bases have 1 or 2 sims on base -- continuation sims: 4 sims per year focusing on a different system). Each day there are periods of open sim time (referred to as "government time") where the sim is available for USAF use (check rides, whatever). USAF IPs run the sim during these periods because there generally isn't any formal syllabus training going on (except for some AR training at McConnell, or tactics, or stuff like that). Pilots can use these "government time" periods to slay beans, work on proficiency, etc. And now, back to your regularly scheduled Track Select thread. 😄
  6. -135 IPs can run the sims (for check rides, gov time, and such) but they aren’t teaching continuation sims are they?
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    Commanders are dropping like flies this year

    I've seen many retirees receive letters from former (living) presidents, but I've never seen them replace the current president's letter. From the article: "The day of the ceremony, Owens learned about the airman’s plans to include the presentation of a certificate from Obama, but not current President Trump. Owens felt this was disrespectful to Trump, and assumed the airman was planning to make the ceremony “a political statement” that would make Owens “look like a fool.” Still seems like a toxic commander, and it was probably a good thing he was removed.
  8. So the ADSC policy changed without any of the Generals knowing what was going on, but it takes Corona to straighten out the mess? That checks. I'm sure implementation will occur during the next re-write...in 6 years.
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    What is next for the UPT-Next graduates?

    Once I found out that it’s never the first or last circle I got much better at that test.
  10. Homestar

    Future T-38 replacement?

    Boeing probably intends to sell the T-X to foreign nations as a basic fighter with basic fighter capabilities. If that's the case then an AR system makes sense.
  11. Homestar

    Future T-38 replacement?

    It's also led to broken boom nozzles.
  12. Homestar

    It's Official, OCPs are Coming!

    Good call. Sign me up for IEU!
  13. Homestar

    It's Official, OCPs are Coming!

    No can do. I’ve been mowing my lawn in my tan boots for like 8 years now. They’re not ... um ... serviceable anymore 🤔 Sorry everyone. Gotta stick with green till I retire. 😂
  14. Homestar

    Promotion and PRF Information

    unfortunately it's also true. good leaders are often just as surprised as everyone else when a good person gets passed over. unless you're on the board (or it's clear from the record) it's often just a O-6 guessing as to why you were passed over.
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    Is the KC-10 going to be cut?

    Damn son!
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