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olevelo last won the day on August 13 2017

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  1. Yup, the Aspire is awesome. I got it right around the time I posted about the CSR issues (which I still havent cancelled yet because I need to use my $300 travel credits first). Diamond status was given within 24 hours. Another good one is the Amex Gold. They just buffed the benefits and it's a worthwhile card now. 4x points on grocery stores and dining. $10 a month credit at GrubHub and a few restaurants. $100 per year airline credit (works the same as the platinum and aspire). Sent from my SM-N960U1 using Tapatalk
  2. I'm not sure if I ever saw it in writing. I'll take a look when I get a chance to see if I had any emails about it. I just know I heard it from reliable enough sources to take it as gospel...and I'm the first person to be skeptical until I see the black and white! Sent from my SM-N960U1 using Tapatalk
  3. It was changed from 45 to 60 or 90. Can't remember which because there was so much confusion over it. But its definitely not 45 anymore. Sent from my SM-N960U1 using Tapatalk
  4. I almost found out. I took the bonus to put me at 24, because I already have a PhD commitment until then. But when I got passed over and they initially only offered 20, AFIT threatened to kick me out of the program because I'd only have one year to pay back. I could have tried to fight them on it, with the fact that big AF made the decision. But I signed all the paperwork knowing what would probably happen on each end so it was hard for me to fight that in good faith. Sent from my SM-N960U1 using Tapatalk
  5. Confirming the confirmation on this. Once I got the corrected offer for 24, it also had the option to only accept 20. Whichever one you select, they give you an automatic DOS in the system. So no ADSC's can push you back. However, any ADSC inside of that is fair game, so if you PCS or do some type of training it could impact the ability to punch between 20 and 24. Sent from my SM-N960U1 using Tapatalk
  6. olevelo

    Promotion and PRF Information

    Does anyone have any insight into the AF Student MLR process, and what NO push lines look like? Are NO PRFs allowed to have strats from the previous SR on the push line? Just wondering how level the playing field is at the student MLR, and if that’s unsuccessful in pulling a DP, how the NO PRF’s stack up at the actual board. Also, anyone ever write a letter to the student MLR? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. olevelo

    Promotion and PRF Information

    I’m confused as to why they made a call and said hook him up, if they didn’t think he was worth being a Flt/CC in the first place? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. olevelo

    Blue Skies and Tailwinds Hook

    For those who would like to contribute, here’s the GoFundMe page for Hook’s family. https://www.gofundme.com/chris-quothookquot-dupin039s-memorial-fund There will be a memorial service on Saturday morning, 1000, at Eglin’s King Hangar, followed by a reception at 3rd Planet Brewery in Niceville. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. olevelo

    Blue Skies and Tailwinds Hook

    That’s the Champ that he donated as part of our charity raffle. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. olevelo

    Promotion and PRF Information

    For everything but the push line, yes. But there’s about a 0.01% chance a senior rater is going to give a DP or a good push to a guy who just showed up. Unless the previous senior rater makes a phone call and says look out for my guy. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. olevelo

    Blue Skies and Tailwinds Hook

    One more...just a few days ago Hook posted this video to Reddit. I’m sure you’ll all appreciate it! [emoji482] Hook! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. olevelo

    Blue Skies and Tailwinds Hook

    This was a Reddit post from one of the CFI’s who worked for him with some more details. There’s lots of good words about him on several Reddit threads and on jetcareers. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. We lost a great one this weekend, Chris “Hook” Dupin. He was a board member here (although not active for awhile). Hook was a an F-15 WSO, TPS grad, and about to separate to the Reserves (I don’t think it had been finalized yet but I could be wrong). He owned a flight school in Destin and was really building it up, which was one of the reasons he was separating. Hook was flying with a student in his RV-12 (I actually flew with him in it the day after he bought it for the company) and crashed shortly after takeoff. He survived the crash but succumbed to his injuries a few hours later. I’ve been at a complete loss for words since I found out a couple days ago. I didn’t know him as well as many (and it’s obvious from the posts on Facebook about how loved he was), but I knew him well enough to know he was one of the best officers and men that I knew. We started a charity together a couple years ago to help send vets to flight training that some of you may remember us posting about here. He loved flying more than anything (other than his wife, and even she questioned that!). Sometimes I really hate airplanes. https://www.nwfdailynews.com/news/20181119/victims-identified-in-niceville-plane-crash-photos Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. olevelo

    Military Pilot Shortage and Aero Clubs

    You are mistaken. You can only use it for “professional programs”, ie a commercial license through a 141 school. There might be some programs that it’ll pay for that would cover PPL through commercial all inclusive, but I’ve never heard of one. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. olevelo

    Promotion and PRF Information

    This top/middle/bottom bucketing doesn’t help anything other than reducing the time it takes the OG and Wing to nitpick the numbers. How is it fair to the guys in a unit full of rock stars to get stratted as a bottom third guy? That’s even worse than it is now where they just get no strat so you can’t tell if they’re 25% or 75%....or getting an alternate strat (#1/69 mop holders). Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk