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  1. Spaceballs

    Promotion and PRF Information

    Pawnman, How did your major board turn out? Or is that this year you’re running into these shenanigans?
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    Promotion and PRF Information

    Anyone have insight into the new major board 100% promotion opportunity shindig? Looking at the stats from last year, there were ~3x as many DPs as there were Ps. If I recall correctly it was 100% promotion for pilots with DPs. Pilots with Ps only got around 76%. Were there good dudes still getting passed over with clean records or was that mostly from DUIs, PIFs, etc? My MPF office hasn’t known anything about the upcoming board, so I haven’t been able to get much info on how it’s working.
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    LAF Major Board

    Is it true it’s a 100% promotion rate or is it just close to it? Also, with the changes they’ve made, has it shortened the time to promote at all or are people still waiting months-years to pin on.
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    LAF Major Board

    Cool thanks. I just PCS’d in the last month to an overseas base and no one seems to know who is in charge of my paperwork. Then we have locals working our personnel offices that barely speak English. Still better than trying to get anything done at finance though!
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    Grumpy MC Driver

    Looking at the leadership perspective though, I completely see where they’re coming from sts. AFPC screwed us in the last decade and we need pilots. We need pilots badly. It’s one thing to send a subpar pilot to a single seat jet, but when you have a guy you can throw in the right seat and learn until he’s ready. The answer to the AC question is simple. He either makes AC because he earned it or he stays a copilot until he’s ready. If he’s never ready then don’t make him an AC. If people upgrade him anyway, then that’s on the community imho.
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    U-2 Dragonlady info

    I saw the email about U-2 interviews a few days ago and got excited, right up until the “AFPC hates you fighter pilots. No interviews for you!”
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    LAF Major Board

    I haven’t seen that memo yet. I’ll take a look for it tomorrow. My understanding was that it’s a guaranteed promote unless your senior rater wants to submit a DNP PRF. It’s been tough to find info on the new process. Every personnelist I’ve talked to has said to call someone else until I get the inevitable “email our org box and we’ll get back to you”.
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    LAF Major Board

    What happened in the ‘09 board?
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    Extension to Age Limit?

    If you think being a pilot is a break, you’re doing it wrong. Very wrong.
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    How Long For New Studs To Be Disillusioned?

    I saw a lot of bros start turning that way in UPT. When half the IPs tell you if you go: Airlift - you’ll fly drones in 2 years Bombers - you’ll never fly, then staff job AFSOC - it won’t drop and they’re all divorced Fighters - you work so hard you’ll hate your life and get out ASAP
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    What is next for the UPT-Next graduates?

    Where do they go next? Back to UPT.
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    Unethical to not disclose checkride failure?

    As a fighter dude, I'd say just answer that and any questions honestly if asked. The positive point that can come out of that and any other failures is that you learned from your mistakes, fixed them, and moved on. I've yet to find a pilot who doesn't make mistakes.
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    New SOS in-correspondence

    Has anyone finished the new SOS i-c? Everyone in my unit finished the old easy version years ago or hasn't even looked into starting it. How quickly can you finish it if you put a lot of focus on it?
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    Overseas PCS and your cars

    More than likely I'll be heading overseas in the near future. Is it worth taking your car with you? I've heard through the grapevine that your car will get dinged up in the 3 months it takes to get there and then you have to deal with converting it to meet the host country's regulations. Then when you go back to the states I assume you have to undo the modifications you had done? The roads are also smaller than here in the states, so would a midsize sedan do ok on their roads? TIA.
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    Overseas PCS and your cars

    Thanks crag. That's good to know. Any advice on Italy?
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    Overseas PCS and your cars

    Just a midsize sedan, not sure where exactly yet. I've heard Japan plays a lot of games with you and makes you modify your car a lot. I haven't heard much about Europe yet.
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    Shadow Boxes

    Does anyone know a good place to buy them? I've been looking all over the internet and they are pretty expensive for the type I'm looking for. One of my buddies found a place that sells "imperfect" boxes for ridiculously cheap, but he can't remember the site anymore. He bought five of them and they all looked perfect.
  18. Is the process pretty easy after graduation to take the test and get all the paperwork in order, schedule an appointment with the FSDO, etc? There's a guy offering to do all the legwork in Columbus for $250 as well as teach a class to help prepare for it, but we don't know how much is actually involved with it.
  19. I can't find any information on this and my local TMO people haven't been of any help. Basically, the moving company destroyed quite a few things during my last move. They had an inspection company come out to do a claim inspection, then the moving company sent me an offer for the damages on DPS. I called the inspection company and asked for a copy of the results, but they said the inspection is confidential between the moving company and them. I then contacted the moving company and everyone I have talked to so far say that they need someone else's permission to send the report and that person isn't around. They also did not upload the inspection to DPS. Is there anything that says someone has to furnish me a copy of the report or that they have to upload it to DPS? I don't see what would keep them from getting a report that says repair would cost $2500, then offering $1000. Thanks guys.
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    How do you feel about your airframe and mission?

    Are F-16 guys still flying a lot with the mass influx of UPT grads?
  21. There was one here not long ago.
  22. Anyone know the Laughlin drop for 17-08 38s?
  23. CBM 38s: 3x Vipers 1x F-35 1x F-15E
  24. Does anyone know Vance's drop?
  25. Any word on Vance or Laughlin's drops?