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LookieRookie last won the day on October 21 2017

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  1. B-21 Raider

    Ship of Theseus with SLEP
  2. What's wrong with the Air Force?

    Debra James, the selfie Queen, I mean former SecAF
  3. Gun Talk

    ABC alleging POTUS may ban bump stocks.
  4. AF Light Air Support Aircraft

    Earliest procurement is FY20 so October 2019.
  5. What's wrong with the Air Force?

    Is that the Selfie Queen herself?
  6. RUMINT: AD FTU F16s to Kelly Field

    Can't PCS an IP when he can 7 day opt and the airlines are hiring. Edit: As in, F-16 IPs don't want to go to Holloman because the location is terrible so they will decline those PCS orders and separate to go to the airlines/ARC.
  7. Wing Re-Org Test

    Isn't this similar to how wings were equipped before the current construct? Maybe 80s time frame.
  8. Contractor UPT

    I think the Alliance team wants Brownwood MOAs interim but primary is talks to develop newer, closer ones. As for the jets, I think the idea is to fully invest in UPT maintenance/parts so they will take a few from each base.
  9. Contractor UPT

    This isn't going to be at a UPT base. It's going to be in a big city. RUMINT is Alliance Fort Worth wants it.
  10. Contractor UPT

    Something not included in the FBO.GOV listing is the desire to have C-IFF at the same location.
  11. Contractor UPT

    @HuggyU2 gear up for a blue suit job. The USAF will provide Government Owned Contractor Operated (GOCO) T-6As and T-38Cs. No toners. This is just a RFI and not an RFP but it's just a matter of time. https://www.fbo.gov/index?s=opportunity&mode=form&id=4f69cd28bca0a8c07e21486897f2f83e&tab=core&_cview=1 Of note it looks like they want a desirable location. So the AF knows that they need a good location to attract retired/separated mil IPs
  12. Future T-38 replacement?

    Aerospace Daily & Defense Report James Drew Jan 31, 2018 Boeing released this image of its BTX next-generation trainer proposal on Jan. 30: Boeing Boeing wants to confine knobs and switches to a bygone era. The company this week released the first images of its T-X cockpit, revealing a 21st century knobless and switchless touchscreen large-area display. The “BTX” aircraft Boeing designed with Saab for the U.S. Air Force’s Advanced Pilot Training, or T-X, competition has identical displays and symbology in the front and rear cockpit. In a training flight, the instructor pilot can see exactly what the student sees, and which inputs are selected. If Boeing’s offering for T-X is selected, this new cockpit design would become standard for all airmen preparing to fly Air Force fighters and bombers. Large-area touchscreen displays are also featured in the cockpits of Boeing’s main rivals, the Leonardo T-100 and Lockheed Martin T-50A. Boeing says when designing the cockpit it had today’s youth in mind—a generation raised with smartphones and tablets that have few, if any, physical buttons. It has tried to eliminate as many knobs and switches as possible by consolidating them into a virtual touchscreen architecture. “Brand-new features include the avionics large-area display, the up-front control, and the touchscreen technology,” Boeing T-X Chief Test Pilot Steve Schmidt says. “We’ve really tried to put as much functionality on there as we could and take as many mechanical switches out of the cockpit.” Boeing first unveiled its T-X proposal in September 2016 but waited until now to reveal the cockpit configuration. It has not named the supplier. The BTX is up against the T-100 and T-50A for the $16 billion trainer procurement program. The Air Force needs at least 350 trainers to replace its 1961-vintage Northrop T-38 Talon. The Talon’s avionics were last updated beginning in 2001. The service issued its much-anticipated T-X request for proposals in December 2016 and has taken longer than expected to announce a winner. The selection is now expected this spring or summer. Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson said recently that T-X evaluators have requested additional technical details from each of the competitors. Boeing would build its BTX in St. Louis.
  13. Future T-38 replacement?

    http://m.aviationweek.com/defense/boeing-reveals-t-x-cockpit-layout BT-X cockpit is a huge touchscreen, like the T-50 and T-100.
  14. T-6s Grounded; More OBOGS Issues

    https://www.airforcetimes.com/news/your-air-force/2018/02/06/lawmaker-blasts-air-force-general-over-unsolved-hypoxia-problem/ HAF/A3 receiving a tongue lashing from Congress.