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JeremiahWeed

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  1. Raptor Gear Up at Fallon?

    use enough? - I'll grant you that. If Mr. Left hand wasn't locked in the forward-most position, that may be a contributing factor. have enough? From what I've been told, if just one of those dino-burning monsters was full up, that lad had as many thrusties available as I used to start out every takeoff roll with in the might-mighty. Whether he opted to use them in a time appropriate manner may be the question 'o the day. Time will tell.
  2. Raptor Gear Up at Fallon?

    Ohhhhh... he meant gear door drag as in actually dragging on the runway. That could cause problems. As far as losing an engine at brake release?......... and not realizing it?......... lots to say but I'll refrain..... other than a general observation. You've got a kick-ass set of engines if you can't even tell you've popped one between pushing up the power and rotating. Just sayin'
  3. Raptor Gear Up at Fallon?

    Gear door drag on an F-22? Seems hard to believe 60-70K worth of thrust wouldn't be able to solve that minor aerodynamic challenge.
  4. Pilot Shortage Deepens, USAF is SCREWED.

    Annnnnnnd that right there, ladies and gentlemen says it all in a nut-shell!!! Single seat A/A - sport of kings.
  5. Pilot Shortage Deepens, USAF is SCREWED.

    Send the WSO to go call the crew van on his 02 mask tester in life support and step without him?
  6. Pilot Shortage Deepens, USAF is SCREWED.

    Curious. Do the single seat aircraft do the same mission as the two seaters (and what are those missions)? Do I understand correctly that the jets are assigned to the same squadron? Do pilots fly a single seater one day and a two seater (with WSO, RIO, whatever) the next day?
  7. The new airline thread

    Yes. Although the Cathay flight is my doing - not the company's. They had me direct to CAN on Air France in business class for $6400. I decided to deviate from their plan, found the first class ticket on Cathay for $5500. Saved me some $ for other travel expenses, got a better ride, some AA frequent flyer miles and all it costs me is a 2 hour connection in Hong Kong. That should be enough time to stop by their lounge for a free foot massage and a few fingers of 18 year old single malt (ah.. who am I kidding, it'll probably be at least a whole hand).
  8. The new airline thread

    ?? I fly AA all the time and for a US airline, I can say that I'm consistently satisfied with the product and on a pretty regular basis, even impressed. The perks for elite customers are outstanding. Their lounges have been dramatically improved, I get upgraded on 99% of the coach tickets I buy and rarely have the stereotypical old, inattentive FAs. The service is usually outstanding, food and entertainment system is excellent and I'd give the drink menu a solid A-. I also haven't had a single baggage issue in over 10 years and rarely wait longer than 10 minutes for it once I'm in baggage claim. Next trip I have a first class ticket on Cathay Pacific from Paris to China. Now, if you're going to use that as a comparison, AA would come in second place. But not by a overwhelming margin. So, for what it's worth, I still say they're pretty damn good all things considered. Definitely the best US airline in my experience with Delta running second. UAL isn't even close. On occasion I end up on them and it's truly amazing how bad they are across the board in comparison.
  9. Chances for Fighter Units?

    UFB!!! Must be the less than fully developed frontal lobe of the early 20-somethings...... But, it still amazes me how someone with a shred of common sense couldn't connect the dots on this. Put your personal shit out on the internet....Be an asshat in a community of specialists that probably numbers in the mid 5-figures....ignore repeated warnings from said community.....continue to be an asshat.....ensure there a solid PID on your identity with continued asshattery......squash ANY and ALL possibilities for success in the very thing you put your personal shit on the internet to begin with. Success! If he is a legacy, I'll bet dad is just brimming with pride right now.
  10. RUMINT: AD FTU F16s to Kelly Field

    I think you kind of have that flip-flopped. I think it's the folks with the "slower metal tube" that have found a way to make that MORE appealing. QOL and lots of $$$ to use in that "L" are a strong incentive no matter how much fun the explosive-laden jet is. Last I checked, the wife and kids don't get to go to the range with you. When you can gross over a million dollars every 4-5 years, that tube with 200 folks in it (or a bunch of overnight packages) looks pretty dayum good. Just sayin'.
  11. RUMINT: AD FTU F16s to Kelly Field

    I guess I'm missing something here. Does "Holloman" means something else other than an AD base in southern NM? What about it was a bad idea from the start?
  12. RUMINT: AD FTU F16s to Kelly Field

    Why is this? It's been a while for me, but I always thought it was a pretty good location in terms of ramp space, airspace, terrain, ranges, etc. What happened?
  13. "Center the Bug"

    FedEx. However, “left” implies it was voluntary. Initially leaving was their idea - you know.....that whole furlough thing. My role in the outcome began when they recalled me and involved flipping them the bird from my MD-11 right seat making twice what i’d make if I had gone back. One of the best decisions of my life - but, made under different circumstances than today.
  14. "Center the Bug"

    I'm going to guess and say you're at UAL? (unless there's another airline out there restricting altitude knobs to the PM only). That was their thing when I was there. The PF never set the altitude on the MCP even with the autopilot engaged. My next and then current airline were the exact opposite. The entire MCP including altitude knob was the PF's with autopilot on - the PM's with it off. FWIW, during my time at UAL the attitude about matching the heading knob was - do it. However, anyone who saw it could just reach up and do it at cruise regardless of who was flying. That wasn't written anywhere, it was just the way it was done.
  15. Pilot Shortage Deepens, USAF is SCREWED.

    Just FYI: Airlines give zero f#cks about this. Same training for all no matter how "airline ready" someone might think they are.
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