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Ram last won the day on June 16 2017

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  1. Ram

    Raptor Gear Up at Fallon?

    I feel bad for whoever gets fragged for this SIB. Not only do they lose a month+ of flying, but they have to listen to Raptor dudes refer to their jet in the 3rd person. ("And then, Raptor did....")
  2. Ram

    Nellis F-16 Thunderbird Crash

    Cajun was the best of us. This is a huge shock. Nickel in the grass, Big Cat. You’ll be missed.
  3. Ram

    More Uniform Changes!

    About 36.9% better. There’s a “one car per household” rule here, so the majority of accompanied pilots I know are forced to moto/scoot to work so CINCHOUSE can shuttle kids around. #pilotshortage
  4. Ram

    More Uniform Changes!

    Osan just got a huge batch (some without the chest hole for combat edge, which is useless anyway) and all pilots are wearing them. They’re fukkin great. Also got the matching pants, which helps because I motorcycle to work when it’s 3.6 degrees out.
  5. Ram

    F-16 Students skip Phase III

    Yeah, it might be Kelly. I'm not sure...all I knew was it definitely wasn't Luke or Holloman.
  6. Ram

    F-16 Students skip Phase III

    Here's my take: AETC wants to evaluate whether or not UPT in its current form can withstand a change when it comes to CAF-bound pilots. Maybe it'll be a paradigm shift. Data points: - The T-38 replacement decision was recently delayed by at least one year - Pilot shortage - Changes in how fighter aviation is going to look in the future (think: how the F-35/F-22 are employed vice traditional "VMS 2/4-ships") - Budget constraints I wouldn't be surprised if they're hoping to go to a one-airframe UPT that's bolstered by sims to transition CAF inbounds to "fast jet" flying. I don't think it's a good idea, but we shall see. Hopefully the IPs for the "test case" students (4 Tucson F-16 B-coursers, from what I hear) will HOOK THE SHIT OUT OF THEM and this will end.
  7. Ram

    What's wrong with the Air Force?

    Those Growler bros who drew the sky dick messed up in their message. Right away, it should have been a post on their social media: "To show solidarity with the Movember movement, we did our part to raise awareness for men's health." BOOM - it's a movement. Use the social welfare BS when it suits you. At trial: "WHAT? YOU'RE AGAINST MEN'S HEALTH??? GENDERIST!!!"
  8. Ram

    T-38 Down @ DLF

    Dang - new T-38 seat and a supposed mayday call. This is one SIB report I'm eager to read...
  9. Ram

    11-217: should it stay or go?

    I've also used the following line: "I have 6 feet of charts, but only 2 feet of cockpit. Request a vector."
  10. Yep. Everyone locally here at base x was pissed that CSAF/HAF dropped that change so late. The FS/OG/WG had already worked, routed, and rack/stacked the PRFs for the year.
  11. Dude - we have Friday shirts and Friday patches now. It's rad, brah.
  12. Ram

    WTF? (**NSFW**)

    Functional badge as expected.
  13. That's my whole point: AFPC thinks this is a "smart move" because they get to net-gain a few CAF pilots, while forgetting about the trust relationship that they have been trying to repair. CAF wide, all the young CGOs watching this are taking notes and wondering if the Porch and A1 actually mean it when saying "guys...we know we've fvcked up...and we promise things will be different from now on." Empty words? You be the judge. Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network Forums
  14. This is not about a dick measuring contest. My beef is that the porch is sending inexperienced wingmen to the Eielson aggressors because they supposedly have no choice. Worse still, these wingmen are coming off only one year in Korea. A remote assignment they went to with the PROMISE of a follow on regular tour. Going to the aggressors essentially freezes their development as fighter pilots. It's not a problem to go as a senior 4FL or an IP, but it is a death blow to a young fighter pilot's development. A terrible breech of trust. So AFPC breaks that promise and sends them to the 18AGRS. Fine...we "have no choice" and have a problem absorbing all the wingmen in the CAF. Needs of the Air Force and all that. Yes sir, service before self...got it. Then, THE VERY SAME WEEK these guys are learning about the breaking of the promise, these wingmen are hearing about this crossflow. I'd be livid. Worse still, if it were me, my mind about staying one day past my commitment would be made up. No fvcking way. How many other young wingmen are watching??? AFPC's justification, btw, is some bullshit about a net gain of fighter pilots via this crossflow. Of course, they're not factoring the 36 CAF wingmen that just watched this happen. YGBSM. Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network Forums
  15. Ah good. We have a young wingman who is going to go to the 18 AGRS at Eielson after only a year in Korea, so that makes sense. Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network Forums