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Buddy Spike

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  1. Buddy Spike

    What is next for the UPT-Next graduates?

    Don't tell me how to live my life.
  2. Buddy Spike

    What's wrong with the Air Force?

    Another argument for the airlines, I guess. Totally cool to get with the help. You may have to eventually give up half your stuff, but the companies don't seem to care FWIW.
  3. Buddy Spike

    The new airline thread

    Years ago they were insisting on hiring lieutenants as GS-9s. (AFRC Baby ART program)
  4. Buddy Spike

    AF Light Air Support Aircraft

    Single seat / pilot mentality might be another benefit. IFF also has a basic surface attack phase.
  5. Buddy Spike

    The new airline thread

    Valid. I was referring more to the younger O-3/O-4 types getting out at the 10-12 year point referenced above. For the younger dudes it will be really hard to justify doing a 3+ year AGR after the first year.
  6. Buddy Spike

    The new airline thread

    Probation at AA is 12 months or 400 hours and a training event (R9). Typically by second year pay, as an O-4, you're losing money doing mil. Third year pay isn't even close. With the movement and pay the way it is these days, I can't see why anyone would drop long term mil leave after the first year unless you live at your ARC unit and are commuting to your airline gig and just want to stay home/not care about the pay.
  7. Buddy Spike

    NFL Ratings are Way Down

    Wow. What an incredibly ignorant statement. We can absolutely discuss the issue, but honesty is warranted first. "Unarmed black citizens" are not being "executed" by police.
  8. Buddy Spike

    Pilot retention in your neck of the woods?

    Fighters?
  9. Buddy Spike

    Seattle airliner stolen and crashed

    I don't know. He says (after the botched roll) that he was "kind of hoping that would be it" and mentions wanting to take in the sights one last time. Sad to listen to.
  10. Buddy Spike

    Seattle airliner stolen and crashed

    Video of the barrel roll he did.
  11. Buddy Spike

    What's wrong with the Air Force?

    Of course it's not stressful when you're at an "advanced age" and the test consists of shuffleboard and maneuvering through a few cones with your hoveround.
  12. Buddy Spike

    The new airline thread

    Thanks, I'm still putting it all together still. But I was correct on green vs red and dropping, right? That's correct. Green trips can be dropped. Red trips cannot. Red/Redder is for trading with open time.
  13. Buddy Spike

    The new airline thread

    No. Red/Redder refers to trading for trips in Open Time. That's the biggest rub. If you have a shitty 4 day and you find a good 4 day in open time, if it's "redder" the trade won't happen. The only time the TTOT lights don't matter is pilot to pilot or TTS.
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