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Kenny Powers last won the day on September 2 2018

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  1. I know multiple people that this has happened to. I know it probably doesn't seem like it now, but this is a good thing. The people I know who didnt get Fighter qual'd wouldn't have been successful in fighters but are successful and enjoying flying other USAF airframes. My best advice to you, pick the unit closest to where you want to live. I don't think you'll have any problem finding a Squadron to fly with.
  2. No. I'm assuming the lost confidence to lead thing implied that it wasn't flying related.
  3. If it was an aviation related incident, I'd understand the curiosity. But it's not, and this effectively just gossiping. Why does anyone here care?
  4. So if a Guard guy went Reserves, is he increasing his ALR with respect to getting tasked with an involuntary mobilization?
  5. So I've read this thread but I am not at all familiar with the process of how invol IA stuff works (if that's even the correct wording). I am all for going downrange to rain hate with the bros in my SQ. However, I'm not so sure I'd be cool with getting tasked to deploy individually and do some non-flying related job. Again, I am pretty ignorant on what kind of jobs people are getting tasked for. My main question is, does it differ from AFRC/AD/ANG. I thought this wasn't a thing in the ANG but, after reading this thread, it sounds like that is not 100% true.
  6. It's the only way to actually give any advice backed by science...
  7. I agree with this. My game plan would be consecutive VLPAD tours. Each tour is your negotiation, accepted by you, eligible for the bonus, and only 3 years long. Do that until you get your active duty retirement. I dont see the AF solving the pilot crisis anytime soon, so I think VLPAD is here to stay for the foreseeable future.
  8. Maybe not the best choice of words but it certainly sounds worse when you clip the sentence immediately following it, where I mention using lessons learned to become better and safer, out of your quote. Point was that guys should not be blindly applying someone else's technique to their jet without putting some thought into it. Teaching techniques to a young guy in the B-course is a slippery slope and, for the most part, they should just be teaching from the books. Techniques are for people with experience to understand the assumptions behind them.
  9. WTF are you talking about? I read all I needed to read to know what happened. Please, enlighten me about your prestigious comment.
  10. To follow up; if, as a fighter pilot, you say "well someone told me this and I dont know/remember why", then you're full of shit and lack credibility. Everything we need to do to execute well /safely is written in our pubs. Everything else is technique
  11. I didn't read the whole thing but, what I will say, is that as a single seat fighter pilot you're the Mayor of Cockpit City. I do what I want in my jet. I am more than happy to take lessons learned from others and apply them to my jet to make me better/safer. This is just a dumbass mistake, nothing more. We all make mistakes at some point, this dude made an expensive one.
  12. Copy, guy cant read the TOLD on his line up card, even though it was wrong. I do this crazy thing in the jet where, I circle the important TOLD data on the line up card in the brief, then I takeoff IAW my TOLD data and feel out what the jet wants to do. I also wait to put the gear up until I'm comfortably climbing away from the ground...
  13. That's f-ucking bullshit that some ass clown wannabe ruined such a sacred tradition and a significant moment for a stud who has earned the right to be there. I don't know the details, but it sounds like it's also bullshit that some dudes lost their careers over it. Seriously, what kind of idiot would ever think that is ok? A naming ceremony is about welcoming a new fighter pilot into the pack. It's about having fun and giving them a proper name which they've earned. It's not about letting someone, who has no idea what they're doing, berate subordinates.
  14. Any cash I use to buy anything is money I cannot put into the market. If I can borrow your money for damn near nothing and invest all mine, I will.
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