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  1. What turned a lot of guys in my class off of fighters were the fighter pilots that we did have in phase II.
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    U-28 reported down IVO CVS

    Miss you bros
  3. I heard the F-16 pipeline is getting backed up with all the drops lately. Are other FTU's getting backed up as well?
  4. Maintenance, then weather and maintenance.
  5. Can you still be competitive for an airline job with a R-ATP?
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    B-2 Spirit info

    Does anyone know how much you actually fly in the B-2 community these days? I've heard that you rarely fly, but I don't know if that's in relation to just the B-2 or at all.
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    2017 Active Duty UFT Board

    Is it true that if you apply and don't get selected that it's your only shot at applying for a rated board in the future? A buddy of mine heard that and decided not to put in a package until he can raise his scores.
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    2016 UPT Board

    Does anyone know when the board is meeting? I haven't been able to get on mypers in the past week with all the outages to check. I helped a buddy put his package together and I'm excited to see if he gets picked up.
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    2017 Active Duty UFT Board

    Congrats to the guys who got picked up. I've been watching for the PSDM, but it looks like it still hasn't been released.
  10. Anyone know what the last ENJPPT class dropped? I heard there were 16 F-16s dropped.
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    Recommended GoPro?

    Hey guys, I know almost nothing about GoPros. I've just started looking into one to record some 38 flights and whatever my next plane is. Any recommendations on which one to get? Thanks.
  12. On this topic, are there any former CSO, current pilots I could chat a bit with about being late rated in your airframes? Thanks!
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    Travel W-2

    Does anyone else have one not showing up on mypay? I have one for every year I've been in the AF other than 2015. I contacted two finance offices today and the only information I've been able to get is that "all tax documents are ready". No one can explain why there isn't one. I don't know if it's a mistake or if it's all 0's, so the system didn't make one. I went on multiple TDYs, so I'd think there would be something on it. Could it be for only DITY moves? I think 2015 might be the only year I haven't PCS'd.
  14. Nothing at all turned up when I searched for "kc-46" strangely enough. Has anyone heard anything about when they will be out and start dropping to UPT classes? Also are they replacing the 135 or the 10? I've always heard the 135 until recently. The argument was that the AF wants to shut down the kc-10 and flow those guys into the 46 since they're used to taking gas.
  15. I was there for the F-35 drop. It was insane. The video they did to introduce the 35 on screen was absolutely perfect with the lightning striking in the background. Congrats to that guy for having the chance to fly the plane. I still think it's a piece of garbage, but it is purty.
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    Any rumors when the kc-46 will be operational?

    That is one good looking plane. I really hope they'll be dropping without long wait times by next year.
  17. I saw the flight physical counts for flying general aviation now. Is it the initial class 1 or the yearly PHA that counts for it? Also, does the CSO PHA count for flying GA? I'm trying to figure out what exact piece of paper I need to carry with me and if I need to do a civilian medical or not.
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    Air Force PHA to civilian equivalency

    I just talked to the FSDO and the answer got even more convoluted. He wasn't sure how exactly it would be interpreted. I have the same medical as any other military pilot, but it depends on who would be the one deciding the meaning if something happens. He recommended talking to an AME. I called one and he didn't know either. I think I would probably be ok, but it's not worth the risk of getting in trouble before UPT starts. I'll just side with being conservative and get a class 3. Thanks for the help everyone.
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    Air Force PHA to civilian equivalency

    I'll call the FSDO in the morning to see what he says and post his answer then. Thanks for all the replies.
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    Air Force PHA to civilian equivalency

    I'm just wanting to do some flying before UPT starts. ATP is wayyyyy down the road haha.
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    Air Force PHA to civilian equivalency

    I'm just going to play it safe and go get a class 3. I want to make sure I'm 100% covered in that area in case something does happen. $80 or whatever it costs is worth the peace of mind to me in case it's interpreted differently if the time happens to come when it matters.
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    Air Force PHA to civilian equivalency

    In the FAA's eyes, is a student pilot still a military pilot for legal purposes? I know in our eyes, we aren't real pilots until we get our wings. How does the FAA view it?
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    Air Force PHA to civilian equivalency

    I've gotten mixed answers so far. The CFIs I've asked think I'm good to go. I'm a former CSO on casual status waiting to go through UPT, so I've passed the FC1. I guess my main concern after really thinking about it is that it says it applies to a "military pilot". I think the conservative route is to just go get a new class 3.