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Bender last won the day on June 14

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  1. Hard pass. ~Bendy Sent from my iPad using Baseops Network mobile app
  2. Here we are again, Huggy...So then, once the investigation is over, is it now the time to start speculation? I tire over this concept that speculation can’t be a valuable tool for pilots to discuss scenarios that aren’t driven by historical fact. While the platform for such speculation is a real cause for concern, pilots should be both sharing personal facts and talking hypothetically to be their best...this absolute tank opinion on talk is unhelpful. If one believes this forum is an inappropriate place, that’s one thing...but, speculation is actually healthy if done for the right reasons. Certainly no one needs to be sharing their speculation with the family (or in view of the family, thus the only possible rational argument from keeping it out of here). Although, I think it should 100% be here...that is (one of) what this place is for. I can agree either way on that one because I understand we can’t contain what we say in here anymore like we could 10 years ago...although, I’m not sure I think it’s a horrible thing it even gets out if people could just stick to saying smart things. Pilots should speculate with pilots. It breeds healthy discussions. Discussions keep us safer. Keep privileged information just that...once the report is briefed...discussions become stifled. It’s just my opinion, agree to disagree. ~Bendy Sent from my iPad using Baseops Network mobile app
  3. I’m quite sure everyone is told at some stage to lower the seat to the point it’s above your head...whether they listen or not is a different answer. ~Bendy Sent from my iPad using Baseops Network mobile app
  4. The T-6 can’t jettison it’s canopy; It wouldn’t even come open if you unlocked it in flight. Maybe we should teach ELPs... Now, if it did jettison, why wouldn’t the ejection sequencer just do that instead of blowing it up in the pilot’s face? Man, if we bought a screw driver, we’d end up paying $300 for a drill with no bits. smh When I retire, I’m starting a business for the sole purpose of selling overpriced shit to the government. ~Bendy Sent from my iPad using Baseops Network mobile app
  5. I don’t understand a lot, but DT Vectors is one I have never understood. What’s the point? ~Bendy
  6. I am not at Vance. UPT 2.5 is at Vance because Vance leadership asked it to be, AGAINST the advice of people close to its development. Banzai is not a Vance term; it’s a PTN term, adopted by every base. I’m not rooting against you, I just think the acceleration over the last 5-6 months is irresponsible. That isn’t on you or any other IP... If you think that syllabus, or this effort, is Vance’s, you should go find someone that knows what they’re talking about. Although, at this point, sometimes I wish it was... The next 6 months are very important here...we might just scrap this whole F’ing thing. Again, Good Luck, ~Bendy
  7. Vance AFB is conducting UPT 2.5 because “they were just so far ahead of the other bases”...LOL. Anyone can sign up for stupid anytime they want, doesn’t make one “farther ahead”...I would NOT want to be dealing with this thing in mass as END right now. This thing is hard enough with a single flight SGTO. Grade A way to become so overwhelmed you learn nothing (just wait until we sprinkle on a little timeline pressure), but that’s just one man’s opinion. That whole syllabus is going to require a MASSIVE overhaul...not a bad try for writing it in a couple months when no one had any idea what they were doing. Good luck to Vance & Randolph, Not to mention Columbus & Laughlin, ~Bendy Sent from my iPad using Baseops Network mobile app
  8. Do you teach primary pilot training? Last I check (today), we are. ~Bendy Sent from my iPad using Baseops Network mobile app
  9. Line pilots still do the staff work, even if they aren’t on staff... Sent from my iPad using Baseops Network mobile app
  10. Yay, we don’t suck!!! #poundmetoo ~Bendy Sent from my iPad using Baseops Network mobile app
  11. An upvote, skybert...but it’ll be Fair overall for your inability to correctly quote a post. ~Bendy
  12. This is one of the most horrible things I’ve ever read. ~Bendy Sent from my iPad using Baseops Network mobile app
  13. Sorry to hear that. Being a military mishap, you’d be looking for the AIB (Accident Investigation Board) report, that would be the public findings. The JAG website normally posts those, but 1991 is a ways back. You could always put in a FOIA request to get it, but I just don’t think the publicly posted stuff goes that far back. Sorry if I’m not saying anything new...I’m sure you’ve tried before and a bunch of different things. ~Bendy Sent from my iPad using Baseops Network mobile app
  14. Which syllabus do you mean, and why would you be surprised night landings are in it? ~Bendy
  15. I still just want to know why they pulled Zoe Kotnik. I get privacy and all, but seriously...just want to know, know. ~Bendy Sent from my iPad using Baseops Network mobile app
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