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  1. Pilot Math

    Last beer + 12 hrs = take-off time.
  2. Pilot Shortage Deepens, USAF is SCREWED.

    In more words than I would have used, agree with your sentiment. My decision to stay in is driven by a couple motivating factors, but when the job is more suck than fun and when the family is unnecessarily suffering from AF-induced bullshit then I’ll know it’s time to punch. For now, it’s still a hoot so I’ll keep collecting my government welfare check.
  3. I would trade a few years at Cannon for the follow-on good deals in a better aircraft. The friends I do have that spent time at Moody flying 130s and the Hawg didn’t particularly care for the place.
  4. Not in the community but if you don’t mind deploying, I would take the MC.
  5. Quite contrary. I appreciate the amount of work that most FAIPs put into the pilot production process. That being said, I have no respect for people who would FAIP for the sole reason of trying to pad an airline resume. Simply a matter of opinion, and mine is that the AF has a combat requirement to fulfill. Cheers.
  6. Strictly my opinion, but if you FAIP with the intention of being marketable to airline...fvck you. I know we are trying to generate pilots, but we’re not trying to make airline pilots. I’m with the other AFSOC brains here...go out and cut your teeth while the war is still hot. After you’ve seen you fair share of shit and combat has lost luster, take your white jet tour. As an aside, I have to seriously question the word of a guy who says that his FAIP tour developed a greater sense of airmanship than a combat deployment to Afghanistan in a barrel-roll capable King Air.
  7. Afghan Caravan (208) 365

  8. F-18 Down at Key West

    Primarily an Air Force gathering on this forum, but if you are so inclined... Wingman Foundation
  9. F-18 Down at Key West

    I’ve known the Johnson family since grade school. Brice was a class act and a hell of a guy. He will be greatly missed. Rest easy brother.
  10. T-6s Grounded; More OBOGS Issues

    It was a comparison of how trivial the argument is. As I stated before, I’m clearly in the minority here. If someone offered me an enrichment ride on day one of the new procedures I would gladly accept. I’m not a company man, but I do love flying so thank goodness there are several types of us out there. Last post in this thread.
  11. T-6s Grounded; More OBOGS Issues

    I appreciate the thought put into the posts, but my opinion hasn't changed. It's third-hand information, but I don't think the OBOGS issue is related to contamination but more likely concentrations and blood reaction. That being said, I would never assume that you have a vote in anything you do...especially while on a bike. The only vote you have there is the decision to saddle up or not. I have friends without limbs and have passed too many people under white sheets that never got a vote.
  12. T-6s Grounded; More OBOGS Issues

    I’ve taken notes and maintain my position. We all have our own ideas of what unnecessary risk is and this, TO ME, is not it. People will bitch about OBOGS or the lack of an external CFS jettison and then turn right around and ride a motorcycle home during rush hour. I’m OK with being in the minority here.
  13. T-6s Grounded; More OBOGS Issues

    I’m already at Laughlin, dual qual sounds great as long as my beans will be prorated. None of the points made have changed my mind. If I was an IP in T-6 land this would be a non-issue for me. Flew a single engine turboprop without ejection seats, with a 10 minute supply of emergency oxygen and no smoke goggles well outside of glide from any suitable landing site and somehow still managed just fine. Sure, the possibility of some anomalous in-flight breakup of a T-6 at high altitude is statistically possible...but how likely? Same goes for smoke and fumes event incidents given the amount of daily flying that occurs. Not saying things can’t happen but the pervasive unwillingness to fly is almost comical. Go spend some time with Army rotary wing, I’m sure that group will empathize.
  14. T-6s Grounded; More OBOGS Issues

    There I was, in the shit, as a UPT student. End of story. I am just reading a lot of complaints about an issue that seems pretty minor. Plenty of other airplanes out there fly pressurized without the required wear of a mask for the purpose of supplemental oxygen. I hear plenty of stories about guys flying with their mask down in the T-6...why now is there an uproar? If you wear your mask for CFS protection and that’s the sole reason, there’s a fix for that. There are a ton of risky things involved with aviation but breathing cockpit air with an emergency oxygen reserve just doesn’t seem to be one of those to me.
  15. T-6s Grounded; More OBOGS Issues

    Ground aborting for what? If the guys flying air races or Extra 300s don’t need supplemental oxygen, I’m fairly certain the average T-6 sortie doesn’t either. Sack up.