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LookieRookie last won the day on October 21 2017

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  1. LookieRookie

    T-6s Grounded; More OBOGS Issues

    The RCP SGTO is ending?
  2. LookieRookie

    T-6s Grounded; More OBOGS Issues

    I would also like to point out that reps in a VR sim are not going to be as taxing on your body as a triple turn in the DLF heat. (Granted I've only been there once)
  3. LookieRookie

    T-6s Grounded; More OBOGS Issues

    Give an example. I can say nebulous stuff like my wing is looking to spend 8 figures to build the Matrix for a virtual Red Flag but that doesn't make it true.
  4. LookieRookie

    What's wrong with the Air Force?

    What ever happened to diversity of thought/experience versus diversity of skin color/genitalia
  5. LookieRookie

    T-6s Grounded; More OBOGS Issues

    From AviationWeek Seems like AETC/CC thinks there's nothing wrong with the system even though it was just briefed the O2 concentration can be whack. USAF Calls T-6 Physiological Events ‘Extreme Outliers’ Aerospace Daily & Defense Report Lee Hudson Sep 18, 2018 USAF NATIONAL HARBOR, Maryland—The U.S. Air Force has not completed its safety investigation board focused on the increase of physiological events (PEs) for T-6 Texan II trainer pilots but says early analysis indicates these incidents are “extreme outliers.” Lt. Gen. Steven Kwast, Air Education and Training Command (AETC) chief, told reporters at the Air Force Association’s annual symposium here Sept. 18 that initial indications show problems with the T-6’s on-board oxygen generation system (Obogs) have nothing to do with the mix of gases delivered to the pilot. One of the things the service will do is optimize the system’s software so it is delivering oxygen at a more consistent rate. The service still needs to brief Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson on the deep dive conducted at Edwards AFB, California, that was aiming to pinpoint the root cause. After a stand-down of roughly one-month following a series of hypoxia-like events, T-6 student and instructor pilots returned to flying the aircraft Feb. 27, and since then the service has been averaging approximately 7.8 PEs per month. The services defines a PE as when aircrew experience symptoms that can result from a variety of factors, including hypoxia, hypocapnia, hypercapnia or disorientation. The service is implementing a series of corrective measures to reduce the number of physiological events that pilots are experiencing, including the redesign of the oxygen system and the ability to adjust oxygen levels in flight. AETC will increase maintenance on the T-6’s Obogs and the service anticipates it will take two to four years to redesign the system to stabilize the oxygen levels that pilots breathe while in flight. Concurrently, AETC and Air Force Materiel Command (AFMC) are working with industry to adjust the Obogs software algorithm to stabilize oxygen concentrations. Some pilots are unable to deal with the physiological stress and experience symptoms resulting from receiving either too little oxygen, or too little carbon dioxide. AFMC established an independent review team to investigate why this was happening and the organization worked with AETC to conduct a full Obogs inspection. During those inspections the Obogs filter and drain valves were found to fail at a higher rate than the service anticipated. The service will now implement new maintenance procedures, such as purging excess moisture from the Obogs, so that it operates more efficiently, Doherty said in a statement. Brig. Gen. Edward Vaughan, Air Force Physiological Episodes Action Team (AF-PEAT) lead, will collaborate with service officials to determine if the T-6 Obogs measures should be applied to other aircraft that use the system. AETC also is creating new study materials for T-6 pilots that focus on identifying symptoms, responses and corrective procedures for PEs. The 2019 National Defense Authorization Act, which was enacted Aug. 14, directs the Air Force secretary to submit a report to the congressional defense committees no later than March 1 of next year outlining all efforts the service is pursuing to reduce the occurrence of and mitigate the risk posed by PEs. The report must include the rate of PEs affecting crewmembers of covered aircraft; a description of the specific actions carried out by the service; a description of any upgrades or modifications; and an explanation of any organizational changes the Air Force has made. The new law defines covered aircraft as the F-35A, T-6A and any other Air Force aircraft as determined by the secretary.
  6. LookieRookie

    T-6 Air Force trainer crashes in Texas

    On the topic of the T-38 cat cartridges modified for the T-6. https://www.military.com/2018/09/18/airmen-dont-trust-us-field-equipment-they-need-general-says.html
  7. LookieRookie

    What is next for the UPT-Next graduates?

    If they need T-38 training they are going to the T-38 Transition course at Randolph then IFF at Randolph.
  8. Get career AGR status and allow ARPC to manage your career.
  9. The only contact phase now is after track select. Post sim check is transition phase.
  10. LookieRookie

    What's wrong with the Air Force?

    He was married with a pregnant wife. Dating a student. When investigations were ongoing, he buried his cellphone outside a hangar at DRT. Kept it up and brought his student girlfriend to San Antonio while his wife was at the maternity appointment. He was court martialed in 2015. Edit: Here's a link. https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.expressnews.com/news/local/amp/Air-Force-pilot-given-45-days-in-sex-obstruction-6636968.php
  11. Glad you understand.
  12. LookieRookie

    What's wrong with the Air Force?

    The big DLF scandal a few years ago was an MWS IP
  13. Go search trss3 aetc bookstore on the portal. There's a link
  14. They are being trained. If you have an engine malf, return and land. If your engine fails, get out of the jet. SPs were never expected to recover an FL.
  15. I can't believe A3F took ELP stalls out as a MIF item 5 years ago in the syllabus! What are solo students going to do when they stall doing a HAPL! The SSR demo isn't enough! Let's be honest, solo students were never expected to recover a forced landing and were restricted to where they could attempt it. This just took the reliability of the PT-6A and cut out the smoke and mirror. Sure it would be great to teach ELPs still, but production is a goal and that ASD can be reallocated to other items. With the increased ASD SPs are still getting very similar total hours but the focus has changed.