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  1. I was gonna suggest this should go in the WTF thread, but it fits here I guess. So, in time honored tradition (BUFF, Warthog, Viper), now that Big Blue has proudly stamped their nerd moniker on this thing, what are we actually going to call it?
  2. Cuz that could have gone an ironic, big blue, other direction completely.
  3. Definitely will not be the Chinese. https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2019/07/20/asia-pacific/top-gun-sequel-appears-remove-japanese-taiwanese-flags/#.XTN-Q5YpCEe
  4. Wonder if there’s going to be a geopolitical antagonist this time, and who would play the role. Thinking of the Red Dawn reboot that CGI rewrote the NoDAKs implausibly in for the originally penned Chinese invaders (so as not to offend a substantial box office market).
  5. The WTF thread is down the hall on the left.
  6. “The source said that things reached a boiling point May 31, when Dunlop lost her temper in a meeting with senior Air Force civilians. An Air Force civilian immediately told Ellen Lord, the Pentagon's top acquisition official, about the situation in the office, the source said, and Lord walked over to the SAPCO office and removed Dunlop.” And that, boys and girls, should tell you everything you need to know about where you’re at in the food chain if your office includes GS employees.
  7. Slow Clap... https://www.cbsnews.com/news/u-s-service-members-seen-with-maga-patches-on-jumpsuits-at-trump-speech/ Standing, hats off, slow clap... Well done, gents.
  8. Guess I should have GTS (google that shit) the first time. http://www.sheppardair.com/milcomp.htm Yes, you should have also gotten your Comm ASEL. Should be an easy fix.
  9. Correct me if I’m wrong (the mighty Tweet reigned in my time), but I believe you’ll get Commercial AMEL, ASEL, IA, counting the T6 time.
  10. So this hit my in-container recently: On the one hand, its a faint signal among the static that maybe someone is out there who gets it. On the other, maybe I'm jaded, but I see this fizzling out in the crib. ...now, if big blue were to do some recapitalization of their Cirrus fleet at the zoo, doling out the existing tails to clubs AF-wide... Like I mentioned before, I think the reasons that clubs were successful in their heyday had a lot to do with resourcing with surplus tails. Unfortunately we don't have a glut of T-34s, T-41s, and T-42s laying around. Although CAP has had some success lobbying for consistent recapitalization of their own fleet in recent years, (way nicer rides than when I was a cadet) so maybe that could form the basis as well. Plenty of ideas about how this could work...few about how it could work given today's operating environmentals.
  11. Typically closed/secret groups. They won’t be “searchable”; at least on the CAF side they weren’t. You join by having a bud nominate you.
  12. Someone has not been paying attention.
  13. The benefits are (were) the support structure, especially during times of plenty when surplus T-34s and T-41s could be the backbone of the club, on base facilities, including avgas availability (which is gone with the wind, obviously). But you're right, the golden goose was strangled by the typically Air Force answer to non-existent problems, such as the hamfisted application of an AFI11-2AeroClubV1,2,3 template that turns a sunny day in search of the $100 burger into, well...more queep than it's worth. That the Air Force doesn't make support (real, risk managed, managment-managed approach) to supporting Aero Clubs is a shame. It should be a core cultural priority; we're the fucking AIR Force, for chrissakes! AFB's should have an Aero Club, Navy bases should have a sailing club, Army bases should have an MWR shooting range and backcountry hiking/camping.
  14. BFM this


    Maybe they’ve reformed since... My experience with First Command was them giving us their pitch as we started UPT. As I looked at their numbers, it was clear that they were only interested in soaking as many butter bars sitting with me in the room as possible. Compared to the vast selection of investment vehicles available in the world, the rates of commission and expense ratios that they were charging, amounted to a loan shark diversifying into the whole life insurance sector. Suddenly their uncanny ability to attract the talents of so many retired senior officers made a lot of sense.
  15. Depending on the circumstances surrounding this case, could be very ironic indeed. ...or a non sequitur
  16. Flying video...there's a twin otter there in the beginning.
  17. Likelihood of any bureaucrat making the connection between such a "job action" and the RLA...nil. TSA jobs program gotta be protected.
  18. Ironic pandering. Everything I’ve read indicates that the female student in question is straight pissed that leadership has taken it upon themselves to be offended on her behalf. ...can’t say that I would blame her.
  19. My wife could earn another 30% without breaking a sweat, or more if she cared to, but that extra in her paycheck pales in comparison to what my time on the road nets the household. Make no mistake, my work schedule effectively becomes HER work schedule. In the most acute example, if I’m going to work an OT day, she is effectively working a day of OT, with all of the associated life disruptions as well. So my schedule planning (especially OT) begins with her input. Our ethos is that while we may be intentionally derating her career, doing so allows us to hunt the big game with my schedule. We bid around the 14th of the month.
  20. Went back to reference my FDX.PC profile for some of the answers, but it’s gone. So at least I got that going for me.
  21. Their right or my right? ...nevermind
  22. As an aside, taking a page from your own tribe... Have you taken the time to visit an AD unit? Asked some questions, maybe shadowed someone to get an idea if the lifestyle would be a good fit for you?
  23. The AF doesn’t want to retain and/or bring on qualified folks nearly as much as they want to tell congress that they are struggling to retain and/or bring on qualified folks. Priorities, man, all about the priorities.
  24. You say that as though it isn’t a completely artificial construct, fabricated by insecure leadership. The way you say it, it’s as though you think it’s normal or something. It sounds...institutionalized. “[It’s a] Real policy that existed [...]”. Naw man, it wasn’t real. It was a policy, yes, but it was a figment nonetheless. A different perspective is that of the fifth monkey who just got into the cage, and there’s a banana up on that ladder. ...just sayin.
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