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  1. ^^^this x1000. The S2V is by far the best boot I’ve worn. The heels wear out somewhat fast but I’ll buy them over and over.
  2. Calling total fucking bullshit on this. We all know the type of culture that existed in the Block 10 days and while it may have been fitting at the time, I'm certain that even the greybeards who came back in leadership capacities were glad to see that it had changed. Facts are facts: UPT direct accessions changed the age distribution, the program became more inculcated into the normal AFSOC hierarchy, and the "cowboy" culture disappeared. What remained was a more highly skilled group of aviators who knew when to push it up and how to do it properly. You know damn well the type of skeletons that linger in the U-28 closet and a lot of those black eyes haven't been seen recently which is for the better.
  3. https://www.e-publishing.af.mil/ AFMAN 11-217V1 for instrument rules. 11-202V3 for basic flight rules. Each MAJCOM has its own supplement but the parent reg should get you started.
  4. I used to think that. Seems like it is working well for Air Force pilot retention. If you want people to stay, treat them like (valued) people and make it about them when practical. Practical as of late should mean all the damn time.
  5. If you play into that game it’s your fault.
  6. My thought: $1.2B for 12 old airplanes...what a steal. If only we had purchased more Raptors when they were $140M a copy.
  7. Good god...best piece of literature I’ve read this entire year. Finally some news I can rally around.
  8. Realistically, you both won’t get Raptors or F-35s. It’s easier if you both are stellar student pilots because the drop can be worked appropriately. Biggest piece of advice is to pick an airframe with lots of assignment potential and not limited on training slots. If you haven’t already done so, you both need to sit down and come up with three COAs: 1) you’re both great and have reasonable certainty for assignment preference 2) one of you is good and the other isn’t 3) you both suck. UPT is an environment where timing is everything but the squadron leadership has a much larger impact on assignments than naive 20-something-year-olds generally believe.
  9. Priceless comment dude. Allow me to paraphrase...”you’re an idiot if you don’t read, but I’m too lazy to read the whole AIB.”
  10. ^ Holy fuck dude, start attaching TLDRs to your posts. Not even sure what the point of that was, but it could just be the copious amounts of water and barley talking.
  11. Someone forgot to read the fine print. If only the editor knew how to spell canopy. “(Note: this image has been modified with the removal of the canopi to better explain the fact).”
  12. Not trying to be a dick, but you probably won’t nor should you receive answers or validation to the above query.
  13. Lots of speculation from people who have no idea as to what these guys actually got fired for. That being said...some of you guys, like pawnman, really ought to step off the soapbox. You’re coming in broken and stupid.
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