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Bender last won the day on September 1 2014

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  1. You're mentoring flight doctors on their PRFs now too? You really are a truly sought after commodity for sure. Your friend is either an idiot, you're a troll, or you're a liar...what do you want t go with here? ~Bendy
  2. Is there some hint here that increasing the "opportunity" to O-5 is a desirable thing? That's going to make any kind of difference...who gives a shit? It's purely a number in grade game, and O-5 becomes more vacant by the day and the number competing becomes lower as well. "Best of what's left?"...please, that's always been true. It's a fact, used in sarcasm as some kind of point for those that feel they need it. Every SQ/CC (with 2 exceptions) I've ever hooked up, is now flying for delta...make O-5, get command, join the line behind the passed over major. Do what makes you happy and what you enjoy...I for one appreciate the people...I won't have these kinds of relationships in my next career...I'll missed that a lot. The money will probably help, but I'll still miss them. Last year captain is where it's at...if you move, blast straight to squadron command. There's no joy in ADO'ing; DO'ing for sure, but definitely not ADO'ing, unless your at a UPT base and hide in a flight as a chief pilot. (I don't know how to do this, it's just something I've heard happens). ~Bendy
  3. You're very opinionated. ~Bendy
  4. So did Duck get passed over or what? It's been f'ing years of this shit and now mums the word? My faith in the US Air Force hinges on this answer. ~Bendy
  5. [quote post="437079" timestamp="1514202387" name="xaarman" userid=" I was at a UPT base and resumed flying 4-5x a week. Pfft...thanks for the help. My "additional duties" are beyond stupid and I still fly 4-5 for them. What the were you doing all day? Bendy
  6. So, how did Fingers get an MBA from Oklahoma in 1987 when he was stationed at Sheppard AFB in TX? Edit: Nevermind, probably satellite campus which he did painstakingly outside duty hour...one small part of the massive disconnect with the reality that is today.
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    PME and Career advice

    I had basically that exact push as a sitting DO of an ops squadron...I thought it was possible, but that was a no go a couple years ago. Quite honestly, it's hard to say these days...we had two guys from white jets get picked up recently. Good dudes by all accounts, couldn't pass any constructive details about the records though. Either way, good luck (if you're into that sort of thing)! ...on the way out though, the non-select thing doesn't hurt any more than the selects will get the seats before you do; you are in the fight for the scraps in the system as it is. They already know you're a non-select, checking the box isn't news...it's just communicating a known. Bendy Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network Forums
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    Syrian Su-22 Shot Down by US Aircraft

    Sometimes I feel like the SIPRNet is like the dark web...if you don't know where you're going, you ain't going anywhere fast. Bendy Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network Forums
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    What's wrong with the Air Force?

    Good try, Bergman. This thread is off the fvcking jacks. ...going to take a whole hell of a lot of poststructuralist discursive criticism to get us back to somewhere recognizable at this point. In the meantime, my penis and I will be over in the NSFW threads... Bendy Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network Forums
  10. ...on deaf ears... Bendy Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network Forums
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    What's wrong with the Air Force?

    Duck, you're a tease. If you were a hooker...you'd starve. Bendy Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network Forums
  12. I gain satisfaction both from clearing my inbox and from deleting emails from particular sources...doesn't seem like something to automate personally. Thanks though, Bendy Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network Forums
  13. I think that's what they call dynamic followership. AFPC sent some shit to my email about it not that long ago...didn't read it, but I think that was it. Leadership -> getting people to think what they want is what you want. Followership -> getting people to think what they want is what you want. Makes sense, Bendy Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network Forums
  14. Proficiency and experience...okay, I'm with you on the conceptual level...good qualities that make a quality aviator. Hmm...I've yet to hear a newly minted airline guy mention how nice it is to finally get to focus on flying. Seems like they just talk about all the days off and money. Maybe I'm just hearing what I want to hear. Haven't heard how nice it is to finally have all this extra time to spend with those young first officers that have just so much left to learn about being a great aviator. Again, as has been mentioned, maybe my desire to rationalize my own choices biases me to read/hear only what fits my narrative. I'm not an airline pilot, so it's an honest question when I ask...when a pilot isn't actively flying (and totally, of course, is almost completely focused on improving the first officer's basic airmanship while they are), what time is spent focused on this that would/could make them vastly superior aviators? This other world is foreign and bewildering, Bendy Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network Forums
  15. Not saying you're wrong, I'm just curious about your opinion...in what ways? Interesting you'd phrase it with "a lot of" and "vastly"... I feel like that very strongly worded generalization is unlikely, but I wouldn't doubt many cases on an individual basis. I think we miss the mark with basic airmanship often in the Air Force, but civilians have proven to be no different. Just curious, Bendy Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network Forums