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Buddy Spike

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Buddy Spike last won the day on October 30 2017

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  1. GA Aircraft Flown

    No kidding. My first airplane was also a Glasair. I RG. Hard to beat 160 kts on 6-7 gph but you're absolutely right about building it. Buyer beware. You can inherit a lot of pre-existing issues.
  2. The new airline thread

    How are you going to get 18 days off per month to sit short call in domicile from your AGR gig? What happens if your trip falls apart at some out base and you can't make it back to do your AGR job? And more importantly, WHY would anyone want to do two jobs simultaneously when the whole point is to go to the airlines to work less?
  3. The new airline thread

    This. Plus, I don't think you'd be covered under USERRA for the orders.
  4. The new airline thread

    What is your friend going to say when he turns in the orders and the start date is before he was hired at the airline? Can he curtail the AGR orders, go while on terminal leave, and then get a new set of orders?
  5. LA ANG is hiring!

    Evil, is this rated or UPT only?
  6. Pilot Shortage Deepens, USAF is SCREWED.

    Can you gain points in the IRR without doing a CAT E position?
  7. The new airline thread

    Depends on where they fly from. Out of DFW/CLT to another hub? Good luck. Out of a place like MSY it's a little easier. AA has various forms of pass travel for the standby priority list: The highest is a D1T. These are D1s that made a connection (doesn't have to be an airplane, could even be a train). Then D1 (Each employee and their spouse/kids get 6 one way passes per year) Then D2T (D2 connection) Then D2 (employees and dependents) D2R (retirees) D2P (Parents or in-laws... you pay taxes and fees on these) D3 (Buddy passes.. you get 16 one way passes per year for up to 12 people on your list. You have to pay the taxes and fees on them, but now you can make the D3 give you a credit card to pay for it. Used to come out of your paycheck). Within each group, priority is assigned based on check in time starting 24 hours prior.
  8. Pilot Shortage Deepens, USAF is SCREWED.

    Yeah but you have to apply and be accepted to those, right? The Navy Reserve used to (no longer) have a "coloring book" program where you could do IRR/VTU and still earn points (No Cat E equivalent position required)
  9. Pilot Shortage Deepens, USAF is SCREWED.

    Can you get points/no pay in the IRR to take you to 20 or are these dudes just quitting and leaving the retirement behind?
  10. Pilot Shortage Deepens, USAF is SCREWED.

    Well at least you've been consistent over the last 10 years.
  11. Pilot Shortage Deepens, USAF is SCREWED.

    Really? What do you fly?
  12. Pilot Shortage Deepens, USAF is SCREWED.

    Yup. Used to be year 4-5 that you'd start losing money. Now it's year 2.
  13. Chances for Fighter Units?

    Son of a bitch I miss all the good threads while flying the cattle around.
  14. The new airline thread

    Utter incompetence by flight standards and their inability to properly track qualifications.
  15. The new airline thread

    I worked one day this month and averaged $2000/flight hour*. *Results Not Typical. Your mileage may vary. Void where prohibited.