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Buddy Spike

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  1. NFL Ratings are Way Down

    http://www.nola.com/saints/index.ssf/2017/10/saints_fan_boo_players_who_kne.html Keeping it classy in New Orleans.
  2. Leaving the Air Force for the Airlines

    IIRC that used to be the conventional wisdom back in the timeframe he was talking about before airlines were hiring like they are today. 121 time would push guys over the edge to get a call. My point was that 121 time is no longer required, and having a clean record and currency is more important for a military guy. Going to a regional isn't a requirement and won't really do anything for you if you're a current/qualified mil guy these days. But you're right. If your separation date is upcoming (admittedly, I didn't think of it within the context of an active duty guy retiring) and you haven't heard anything or if you don't have the hours yet, absolutely go get a job at a regional.
  3. Leaving the Air Force for the Airlines

    Old gouge. If you're current, you don't need to waste your time with a regional. I had 1750 (1500 PIC) hrs TT when I got hired last year.
  4. WTF? (**NSFW**)

    Says who?
  5. WTF? (**NSFW**)

    Go for it. While you're at it, let's fix the anchor baby and term limits issues.
  6. WTF? (**NSFW**)

    Yes. Next question.
  7. WTF? (**NSFW**)

    Some of you are quick to give up rights. Here's the problem: once they're gone, you'll never get it back. The Second Amendment protects our right to bear arms just like the First Amendment protects our right to free speech (Congress shall make no law). It's not a negotiable document. As stated above, we have a violence problem and a mental health problem in this country. Making law abiding citizens into criminals won't solve that. Punishing the millions of law abiding gun owners because of the acts of a few psychopaths won't solve that either. Whether you agree with it or not, the Second Amendment was designed to defend the First Amendment. We are absolutely intended to be as well armed as the military because the founders wanted the government to fear the people and not the other way around. We've already given up enough (NFA, etc). Now is not the time to give up because of one horrific incident. It's a very slippery slope.
  8. WTF? (**NSFW**)

    So if you're "Very pro-second Amendment" then what is your solution to avoid violating infringement?
  9. WTF? (**NSFW**)

    You'll lose. Automatics are illegal. Grenades. We need to do better than arguing the old men who wrote the 2nd amendment surely would have been cool with what happened in Vegas. Automatics are not illegal and neither are grenades. Why would using the Second Amendment cause me to lose? Do you support the Constitution or not?
  10. WTF? (**NSFW**)

    Shall not be infringed. It's the only justification necessary.
  11. WTF? (**NSFW**)

    No fucking way was it just a dude having a bad day. This was planned.
  12. Trends in Air to Air Combat

    All of them are. VFA-204 is the only Navy Reserve squadron that pretends to still have a "strategic reserve" posture. VFC-12, VFC-13, and VFC-111 are all adversary-only and Navy Reserve. With Legacy Hornets, VFC12 and VFA-204 struggle to provide enough flyable aircraft and usually have to rely on each other to supplement support detachments. NAWDC is active duty and does Top Gun support, but they are not an adversary squadron per se.
  13. WTF? (**NSFW**)

    At this rate, there won't be any bros left in a few years.
  14. Flight Evaluation Board (FEB)

    Col Bud Day died four years ago.
  15. What's wrong with the Air Force?

  16. https://www.airlinepilotforums.com/military/100650-cbp-aia-new-thread.html There are also other threads on it and some info on other boards out there. But that seems most relevant and recent.
  17. Not just the money. There's a lot of info out there on a terrible culture problem in CBP Air that's just as bad if not worse than DOD Aviation right now. Cool mission with some badass opportunities, but you're absolutely right. They're going to need to fix their pay, locations, and culture if they want any shot at drawing dudes away from the airlines or even full time ARC jobs. If they hadn't gone full retard for 8 years hiring rotary wing or dual-rated only, they might not be in this mess. Although in all fairness to the money argument, you need to add LEAP in that comparison. It's still not even close.
  18. Any chance of getting a decent location, or is it still just West Texas or Arizona? (Hammond, perhaps?)
  19. Leaving the Air Force for the Airlines

    That's a pretty weak argument.
  20. Leaving the Air Force for the Airlines

    And then on the 23rd you start trying to unfuck what PBS gave you with TTS/TTOT.
  21. Gun Talk

    Is it retro like the last one? Will I get my tax stamp money back?
  22. "We're not training commercial pilots."

    And as an added bonus, the strippers make excellent ex-wives for you to bitch about to your FOs as they take half your $300k/yr paycheck.
  23. "We're not training commercial pilots."

    This. Airline flying is just the motherhood. 95% is just busy work and dealing with the other assholes in the airplane, 5% is actual flying. And that's why people love it so much. It's an easy job for a good paycheck.