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spaceman

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  1. Thank you! I'll definitely give him a call.
  2. Gents, are you still hiring? U-2's been at the top of my aviation pipe dream list since way before I joined the AF, and I think I'm finally at a point in my career that I should give it a shot (C-130J IP, 1.5 years into my second assignment). I've talked to my Sq/CC about it and he told me that he'd support me applying but the last he heard there was some kind of long backup so my timing is not good... I'm deployed right now but if there's any chance then I'd like to go for it when I get back this summer!
  3. Dang, hope everyone is okay. I've flown through there a few times in a Herk and it's super cool. Sent from my SM-G965U using Tapatalk
  4. My green boots are shot and I don't want to start breaking in new ones, so I've been rocking brown boots since last fall; only like two people even noticed! On the other hand I have seen one guy with the leather jacket and OCP's and he looked retarded. Sent from my SM-G965U using Tapatalk
  5. I noticed that too, I have been wearing brown boots with my flight suit for the last month just waiting for someone to say something so I could slap them in the face with the AFI. I was bummed when I realized they took that part out. Still wearing brown boots though. Sent from my SM-G965U using Tapatalk
  6. I got a suit made in Kabul out of a similar looking fabric and I think it looks cool, so I approve Sent from my SM-G965U using Tapatalk
  7. Well it was nice while it lasted; OCP baseball hats are already banned at my base... I guess we didn't look quite Army enough. Sent from my SM-G965U using Tapatalk
  8. I've been wearing coyote boots with a green flight suit recently just because my brown boots are comfy and my green boots are shot. No one has said shit to me so far so I'm going to keep doing it. Sent from my SM-G965U using Tapatalk
  9. Yeah looks pretty retarded Sent from my SM-G965U using Tapatalk
  10. Oh yeah that would work too, I'm not a DTS expert but I did stay at a Holiday Inn Express for the last 69 nights and collected a bunch of Amex points while I was at it Sent from my SM-G965U using Tapatalk
  11. Fair enough. I've yet to encounter finance sharp enough to catch that. I actually figured this out by accident, on a long TDY my partial payments got screwed up and I quickly maxed out my GTC on my hotel, so I had to start using my own card with a good excuse as far as I cared. Later I realized DTS wouldn't let me direct lodging $ anywhere but my GTC, so by the time I got paid I had like negative $6000 on my GTC. Sent from my SM-G965U using Tapatalk
  12. If you really want your rewards points and are worried about getting screamed at for not using your GTC, and you can afford to wait a little longer to get you money, just do this. Use your own card for everything, but have DTS pay all your expenses to your GTC. When your voucher gets paid, log onto your Citibank account and your card will have a negative balance; just click on request a refund and a couple days later the same amount of money will get deposited in your bank account. If finance is looking beyond your voucher at your actual Citibank card activity then maybe you're out of luck!
  13. Does that mean we can wear brown boots with green flight suits?!
  14. I dunno, personally I'd hand carry something like that, but still pretty uncool. Most aggressive comment spotted on Reddit... JEEEEZE
  15. 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!
  16. Cheap doesn't necessarily mean not good! Just ask BQzip's mom!
  17. 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!
  18. No. The Navy wears brown boots with green bags and it looks fine. Green boots are the worst!
  19. 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.
  20. 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/
  21. 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!
  22. 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 fairl
  23. Definitely a useful technique for getting into Kabul!
  24. 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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