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  1. spaceman

    OCPs Arrive Oct 1st, 2018

    No. The Navy wears brown boots with green bags and it looks fine. Green boots are the worst!
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    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.
  3. 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/
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    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!
  5. 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/
  6. spaceman

    Pilot Math

    Definitely a useful technique for getting into Kabul!
  7. 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
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    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.
  9. 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!!
  10. spaceman

    Leadership at the 'Deid

    Everyone got this volunteer solicitation email chain today; apparently we can't staff the DFACs but we can clean commercial airplanes?!
  11. spaceman

    Leadership at the 'Deid

    The skeleton that lives by the entrance to Indy got a new patch recently... At least I don't think he was rocking it a week or two ago
  12. spaceman

    Leadership at the 'Deid

    Yes for like 129 nights in a row. The food was pretty good, I had 69 friends there with me and we all lived in the same building, and I flew a C130 every day instead of a fvcking Excel spreadsheet. Overall a much better deployment than this one!!!
  13. spaceman

    Leadership at the 'Deid

    It's not that this place is even that bad; by deployed standards it's pretty decent. It's just so much crappier than it needs to be. We're like a half hour from a major city in one of the highest human development index countries in this part of the world, and yet many of the buildings are falling apart, the food is not great, and the comm infrastructure sucks (not just wifi, Nipr and Sipr outages are a constant occurance at work). It's not like the war is right outside the gate, this base could be pretty nice if it wasn't run like a prison and treated like a dump by some of the people that live here.
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    Leadership at the 'Deid

    Or fragging a 24 hour augmented FDP!
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    Leadership at the 'Deid

    I actually can't really complain because AMD will soon be leaving the CAOC and setting up in a new CONUS facility. So this rotation is finally the much desired end of AMD at Al Udeid!
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