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    Navy Pilots on Strike over OBOGS Issues

    I wonder if the F-16 OBOGS has had any problems (BLK 50), I flew with it for a few years starting in 2004! When it worked, it seemed fine but there was no "little hiccup" in most of them, if they didn't work you were hosed.
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    Promotion and PRF Information

    I think it’s funny Bashi talks like a 12 year old playing Call is Duty whilst drunk.
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    Raptor Gear Up at Fallon?

    Navy speak, must of tried a low approach and settled on the runway, or as a lot of us surmised, what happened. My favorite Navy speak briefing with Hornets, "We are going to bring our section to the break and bounce." WTF are you talking about?
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    BGI Employment

    Any of you work for BGI post retirement or while in the ANG/AFRC? I'm trying to get hired to a sim gig, the announcement is up for the job on their website (for the last couple of years) and I just cannot make any headway into getting the job. The bro-network is strongly on my side but it just hasn't happened. I've given some thought to Booze-Hamilton and was wondering what the peanut gallery thought. I have an income cap due to disability retirement (long story, soon) and full time would be tough. And yes, I meet all quals.
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    Iran Lied . . . No One Is Surprised

    Because MSNBC doesn't tell you it is bad. I like this former CIA operators explanation.
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    Pilot Shortage Deepens, USAF is SCREWED.

    Just reduced by the amount your VA payment is, for most people. Most of you didn't know that one did ya.
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    BGI Employment

    Southern AZ, and I've seen the openings. I think the best I could do at this moment is some sort of traveling BGI employment, heard this exists, but it doesn't spell it out on their hiring website. I'd be totally down with it if, on the end, I could secure local employment.
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    BGI Employment

    Just retired....
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    BGI Employment

    Civilian disability medical retirement, I was an ART and my cap is 80% of my high 3 years. If I make more than that, it is gone forever, I’m not going to let that happen. I don’t qualify for the airlines. Part time BGI is perfect, but they are possibly over staffed at my location. I will not move to Holloman, I think that experiment will fail in a few years.
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    Pilot Shortage Deepens, USAF is SCREWED.

    Somebody must be sitting alert......overnight.
  11. A fighter unit is going to want at least 5-7 days a month in participation. HI probably has a “live local” rule if I were to guess. Not living on the Island would be a mistake.
  12. There is absolutely a white jet career track, it may not be “official” but it happens.
  13. Nope, but I’ve seen it be an issue. At our unit, the AGR orders are changed when you sign the bonus to run concurrently so this is not an issue.
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    Pilot Shortage Deepens, USAF is SCREWED.

    I’d say you are doing it right.
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    Promotion and PRF Information

    10 years from now you’ll disagree with that statement.
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    Military appreciation has jumped the shark

    You’d all be surprised how much of this goes away when you retire, even with the retired ID.
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    The Next President is...

    Friend of mine made the front page of Breitbart. http://www.breitbart.com/national-security/2018/05/12/former-navy-seal-waterboarding-sleep-deprivation-box-confinement-just-another-day-office/
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    Pilot Shortage Deepens, USAF is SCREWED.

    I saw that douche-nozzle speak at a dining out, I wanted to throw my drinks at him.
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    Iran Lied . . . No One Is Surprised

    Or maybe the senate ignored him because it was a terrible idea and he knew it wouldn’t pass. Either way, Pres T said he would do it, nobody should be surprised.
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    Changing/Switching airframes

    Yeah, Mr Plug has a point. Plus we all know the mil guys are better. 😁
  21. Good on ya, starting UPT at 35, not sure I could do it.
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    Changing/Switching airframes

    T-6? We had a handful of T-38 IPs that were terrible, most of them didn’t know it. The studs were about the same. In the F-16 the number was WAY smaller, but there was still an odd, um, “duck” in every squadron. I don’t think there was a large number of poor pilots as I recall.
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    Emirates Short of Pilots

    Y'all are bringing up old shit like you're a perfect aviator. Glass houses with stones or something like that.
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    Latest Movies

    One of the best war movies I've seen, but it will piss you off politically.