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Tonka last won the day on August 15 2015

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  1. It depends... they choose the best from those that apply... if no one applies except you, you are the best. (This goes for the rest of the AF!) Age waivers don't happen much, degree waivers depend on a lot of factors... might as well try.
  2. KC-46A Info

    All the important ones do.
  3. KC-46A Info

    AKA "boom strikes"... boom hitting aircraft outside UARSSI.
  4. Stop over point

    We really are a bunch of dicks...
  5. KC-46A Info

    yeah, but we're extrapolating data to say it'd be something we'd want. Being a great platform in civilian airspace with maybe a half dozen receivers doesn't mean it'd be good at what we need it for. The control surfaces on the boom are probably too small for our range of receivers... it'd take us 5+ years to certify all our mds, assuming we could. Want defensive systems? Another couple years. 46 sucks and Boeing will deliver a useless, non - mission capable aircraft to meet the contact... I bet it sits 6-9 months after the ferry flight. If we're smart, we will renegotiate the contact and fix everything now and take our losses. But we won't. We don't want it unless it's fixed and Boeing won't fix it. Boeing walks away and then we start all over.
  6. KC-46A Info

    Catching up is valid, but the KC-30 is not amazing either... and it was late too. It still has problems... Here it says it just reached FOC after they contracted for the aircraft in 2005? http://www.defense-aerospace.com/articles-view/release/3/181585/raaf-declares-final-operational-capability-for-kc_30a-tankers.html It still doesn't have an impressive list of receivers yet. Don't get me wrong, it is light years ahead of the KC-46, but I wouldn't buy the KC-30 either.
  7. I'd say those are pretty good odds, what are you going to do... not try?
  8. Can we earn enough from these programs to eventually receive an Active Duty retirement? Say 18 years AD and I pick up an IMA job that provides 91.25 days a year, it will take me 8 years to accumulate the 2 years of points... but will I receive the Active Duty retirement with $$ in my pocket immediately? Same for CAP and ALO?
  9. Accelerating a waiver?

    How did the waiver go? Time frame? Is multi-level replacement waiver-able, or just single level?
  10. That Cyber Thread

    How recently? What details can you provide, if any?
  11. SpaceX landing view from the top of the rocket. More complete video below
  12. http://newatlas.com/aw609-tiltrotor-icing-trials/48015/?li_source=LI&li_medium=default-widget Entering into Icing trials... two pilots gave their lives (2015) to test this. Certification maybe in 2018, 11 years behind schedule.
  13. Mod note: 2 other T-X threads, one linked below and here. AVtech (thread) went bankrupt and Stavatii picked up there design (link). Planning on making a run for the T-X. link The Stavatti Javelin maintains many exterior characteristics of the original Javelin design but benefits from structural improvements to increase maximum load factor to 9-Gs, more powerful engines, greater internal fuel capacity, increased maximum external warload, higher maximum takeoff weight, a cockpit designed for the T-X mission that satisfies JPATs flight crew accommodation cases 1-8, and a maximum level speed of Mach 1.36. The result is a very affordable, next generation supersonic trainer.
  14. A Toast

    Him him... a good man.
  15. C-145A Combat Coyote/6 SOS Info

    The UH-1Ns were moved from Eglin to Duke a few years ago, same mission with some test thrown in. At one time CRH was going to do DT out of Duke, not sure if that is still the plan.