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guineapigfury last won the day on January 4 2017

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  1. Pilot Shortage Deepens, USAF is SCREWED.

    But we do care about those hours out here in contractorland.
  2. Deployed LR is where it's at. But this game is volatile. I saw a dude go through the cycle of hired-deployed-fired in about 5 weeks.
  3. Defense contracting can be fun, especially if you're still flying. I'm doing that and will make about a quarter mil this year pre-tax. Be forewarned that we could start a "What's wrong with Corporate America" thread that would rival the 140 pager we've got going on the USAF. I work in an office that's primarily old ladies, so I miss being able to drink at work and tell stories about killing people.
  4. Not sure if this is the right forum, but Battlespace Flight Services is hiring for deployed LR positions. I know several people there and the money is excellent. See the ad posted at guardreservejobs.com http://www.guardreservejobs.com/newjobboard/jobs/rpa-pilot-5/
  5. Promotion and PRF Information

    I went from declining continuation to actual separation in 1 month. The virtual outprocessing checklist can be completed in a couple of days if you're already done with TAPS and the separation physical.
  6. Promotion and PRF Information

    If it's any consolation to Reaper guys not making the cut for that second look, there are much better opportunities on the outside right now.
  7. Round 2 of no AirBnB/Crashpads

    2. I don't work for an airline, but I filed my travel voucher with my current employer before I departed on my last trip. Our travel lady filled it out for me, I signed it and had my money before my plane landed.
  8. Promotion and PRF Information

    I was notified the day before public release for both my Major's boards. Continuation was offered the day before public release as well.
  9. Well that was nice while it lasted

    The GI Bill is a recruitment benefit. Transferability is a retention benefit. That's why you have to do 6 then sign up for 4 more.
  10. Goldfein advocating FAA 1500 hour rule change???

    I'd rather remarry my exwife.
  11. There's no rank on this forum, at least not any I care about since I promoted myself to Mister. Frankness is a virtue.
  12. Future Pilot Wife

    Understand that your husband's number 1 priority during UPT must be UPT. He'll be spending 80+ hours per week on that, especially near the beginning. That won't leave much time for staying in touch. If "long distance relationship" means 1 long phone conversation on the weekend, y'all will be fine. If "long distance relationship" means multiple phone calls and texts per day, y'all will probably have a bad time. You being busy with school is probably for the best. Him being a non-drinker is a non-issue as long as he's cool with being the DD. Good luck to the both of you!
  13. Track Selects and Assignment Nights

    Those factors certainly don't help. That said, if I was still flying 135s, I and my millions of dollars of training would still be in the Air Force. I never even considered remaining in to fly MQ-9s. 0 AGL 8.0s with no TDY or deployments, fuck that.
  14. Track Selects and Assignment Nights

    Plenty of dudes nonvolled to RPAs are getting out due to "aircraft type/mission".
  15. Goldfein advocating FAA 1500 hour rule change???

    AMC would be healthy on pilots if they could have back all the people dragooned into MQ-9 GCS's. I'd have stayed in the Air Force if I was still flying KC-135s. Now, I'm happy as a contractor. I can't imagine the amount of money it would take to get me to come back. Probably about the same as what you'd have to pay me to remarry my exwife.