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spaceman last won the day on December 23 2017

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  1. spaceman

    OCPs Arrive Oct 1st, 2018

    Does that mean we can wear brown boots with green flight suits?!
  2. I dunno, personally I'd hand carry something like that, but still pretty uncool. Most aggressive comment spotted on Reddit... JEEEEZE
  3. Good grief. I was mad when the TSA took a bottle of hot sauce out of the ziplock bag I had it in and it ended up opening and getting all over my running shoes! This is just a bit worse!
  4. spaceman

    WTF? (**NSFW**)

    Cheap doesn't necessarily mean not good! Just ask BQzip's mom!
  5. spaceman

    What's wrong with the Air Force?

    I'm currently TDY for something like 55 days and I'm staying at a motel that costs $93 a night... I just got the AmEx platinum card that gives you $600 in free points if you put $5k on it in the first 3 months. 55 x $93 = $5115; perfect!!!!! Who needs a GTC!
  6. spaceman

    OCPs Arrive Oct 1st, 2018

    No. The Navy wears brown boots with green bags and it looks fine. Green boots are the worst!
  7. spaceman

    OCPs Arrive Oct 1st, 2018

    Two years ago downrange the solution was to just wear a tan flightsuit nametag on the top part of your left shoulder (opposite of where the flag goes on your right shoulder). This year they say no more aircrew style nametags, so everyone got little velcro patches of just wings only to velcro on the left side of your chest above the US Air Force tape (same place wings go on ABU's). I don't think the wings patches are being mass produced/sold yet, so everyone has just been getting them custom made from the nearest embroidery shop.
  8. I didn't know this guy personally but I've heard tales... https://www.airforcetimes.com/news/your-air-force/2018/05/16/dyess-air-force-base-wing-commander-removed-over-toxic-environment/
  9. spaceman

    Latest Movies

    I just binged the first season of Narcos in like 3 days... pretty good Also Trailer Park Boys Also I'm surprised no one's mentioned Infinity War! Not bad!
  10. spaceman

    GA Aircraft Flown

    I'm jealous of you guys with your completed projects!!! I've been building a Waiex-B for the last year and a half (really more like 8 or 9 months of actual work between deployments and TDY's...), and I think I'm about halfway done. It's like a somewhat cheaper/smaller RV-6/7. So far I've spent about $20k on the complete airframe kit, but I haven't bought an engine yet. I expect my total cost in the end will be $35-40k. I'm deployed now and can't wait to get back to work on it! This is my first build so I have spent plenty of time scratching my head, but overall it has gone together fairly easily so far. I'm hoping I can at least have the airframe pretty much together before I PCS, otherwise it's going to be a huge pain to move it. We'll see. Pics attached. The aft fuselage is pretty much done, I just can't attach the tail or rivet the top half yet or it won't fit out my basement door. The forward fuselage is where I left off when I deployed. The wings are 99% done and in the garage for storage! Kit info here: https://www.sonexaircraft.com/waiex/
  11. spaceman

    Pilot Math

    Definitely a useful technique for getting into Kabul!
  12. spaceman

    Pilot Math

    Would it make any sense to not use the higher corsswind value? If the high value was above your crosswind limit and it gusted while you were landing then you'd be trying to land above your crosswind limit
  13. spaceman

    Latest Movies

    Decent movie but a little bit unrealistic. I heard C-17 guys can't use Bose headsets, so when I saw the pilots wearing A20's while the giant gorilla was trashing the plane the illusion was broken for me.
  14. spaceman

    Leadership at the 'Deid

    From the bottom (first) email, to the top, it was an E-8, E-7, and E-9. Failure to meet cleaning standards will not be tolerated! Thanks volunteers!!