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Fuzz last won the day on September 25 2016

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  1. Fuzz

    “Red is the new Green”

    That’s because you were probably dealing with WUGs or selected airdrop crews. MG17 we made a conscious effort to not stack the deck and send crews 4 deep on IP/EPs. Only time we picked crews for the most part were when regs drove crew qual positions (formation or package lead qual’d etc). Turns out when you send our line ACs on the road TDY/deployed for 200+ days minimum every year there’s not a lot of chances for them to hone those other skill sets and then GOs act shocked when they go tumbleweed and blow right through a a TACSAM WEZ.
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    OCPs Arrive Oct 1st, 2018

    I don’t fly with it on, but our squadron bought the Coyote Brown Massif jackets for the everyone (which is surprising because they usually skimp on everything.)
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    “Red is the new Green”

    We haven’t dropped an atomic bomb since 1945 I guess we can scrap AFGSC but that logic? We are a strat airlift asset which means we must maintain the capability to execute intertheater airlift. As an IP I know the pain of trying to get AR training, it sucks especially given the MX status of the tankers when at home. However, if I had a dollar for every time someone told me “we’ll never do that for real or it will be the SOLLII/WOs/Leads” in the last 3 years I’d be sitting pretty well off financially. There’s a lot of things the Air Force as whole doesn't do on a daily basis but still trains too because it’s about what we can do when the flag goes up.
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    “Red is the new Green”

    The new C-17v1 is now effective as of 15 Jun you can pull it off Epubs. As for MobGar when we have multiple crews Leroy Jenkins their way straight through called SAM WEZs because they have zero battle space awareness or understanding of what TAC C2 is telling them then yeah maybe we need to do more of that. The TCM OG/CC has not waived NMR events at the end of the semi for 2 periods now to purposely not cover up had much training we couldn’t accomplish due to the Ops tempo and the SQ/CCs are all on board. ETA: while I like some of the changes they also made some way more complicated, such as the formation currency with Night Vis Wing is going to been even a larger pain in the ass for IPs to ensure everyone gets.
  5. I know the C-21 squadron at Andrews is going to close soon, already seen a few people headed there get vectored elsewhere.
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    BLUE: Episode 25 Pilot Pipeline

    Not necessarily true, not VR but pretty good overall. https://news.ecu.edu/2017/10/11/right-of-line/
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    BLUE: Episode 25 Pilot Pipeline

    Can’t, they took that out of the syllabus.
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    BLUE: Episode 25 Pilot Pipeline

    More or less they already had it setup to where the visual cues could be reduced as the pilot got better at flying.
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    BLUE: Episode 25 Pilot Pipeline

    Yeah exactly, they were better than the Tweets, now we have something better, so let’s use it. The one I saw had gates to fly through to help you learn to fly patterns or instruments approaches. Pretty effective for showing what the correct sight picture looks like.
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    BLUE: Episode 25 Pilot Pipeline

    The sims especially at UPT bases are outdated with limited fields of view (especially for a canopy aircraft) and shitty graphics. Futhermore chairflying infront of a poster was great before technology existed. We have those sims where students can go sit in a T-6 cockpit and flip switches to get hand on experience or the T-1s with actual mission computers to practice with. How much do those cost versus one of these VR kits? I flew one of these at a presentation at shoe flag and I believe that we can produce way better pilots using VR. Nothing will replace putting a students ass in a cockpit, but doing it the way we’ve done it in UPT for the last 50 years is also a sure way to ensure we don’t produce the best product we can.
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    What's wrong with the Air Force?

    Just remember we could still be part of the Army.
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    What's wrong with the Air Force?

    According to one of the MAF functionals the MAF FTUs aren't at max capacity. Which makes sense because last I checked the C-17 schoolhouse was only several weeks behind /sarc.
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    What's wrong with the Air Force?

    Google the title and you should be able to see it without the paywall
  14. Fuzz

    What's wrong with the Air Force?

    AMCs “Fly only track” but only for DV platforms, because that’s where we are short on experienced aviators. Just when I thought AMC was at least on a good trajectory they pull this shit. http://www.airforcemag.com/MagazineArchive/Pages/2018/August 2018/Mobility-Boom.aspx
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    What's wrong with the Air Force?

    2018 Airman of the Year because of volunteer bullets: https://www.airforcetimes.com/news/2018/06/27/air-force-times-2018-airman-of-the-year-takes-community-volunteering-global/
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