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Bode last won the day on February 12 2017

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  1. Why does it not make any sense? I know quite a few who never flew the T-1 in training that are back to it now. Same with the T-6 and there are/were a select few in the T-38 as well. It makes sense when we need instructors in UPT, experienced instructors. Not just FAIP types, although I do love the FAIP motivation. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. You will have side effects.... Side effects from the COVID-19 vaccine means 'your body responded the way it's supposed to,' experts say https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/health/2020/12/04/covid-vaccine-side-effects-fatigue-aches-normal/3813934001/ Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. I am a perfect example of COVID induced retention. I created over 20 YOS this fall and planned to retire this month. Obviously, for a guy who wants to fly still the job market is bleak. Now I’m trying to decide if I should take another assignment to get into multi engine aircraft before the airlines start hiring, whenever the hell that might be. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. It was at Spangdahlem. Younger pilot drug in on final. Home station so he should have been familiar, but the south flow runway could give a visual illusion with rapidly rising terrain near the approach end. Yes he ended up doing a controlled ejection. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. Trying to put it down without hitting anything specifically. Really what keeps going through my mind is incapacitation due to OBOGS issues (a lengthy discussion could be had about the CO2 levels below 8k) or ejection seat malfunctions (a discussion the entire systems and the extensions in place to keep the Texan flying). Being a T-6 guy for the last 7 years, it keeps rolling through my mind. I know there is more and I’m not trying to speculate much. I was also at DLF when we lost both 38s and watching people Monday morning quarterback pissed me off when it’s bros you know. In the end, becau
  6. That’s probably the most interesting part to me, I see this two ways. 1 - no attempt or 2 - non-successful attempt. Either way, it’s a sad situation for their families and the Whiting Field team. The IP’s truck at VT-2, as it currently sits.
  7. Sad to see. [emoji481] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. Yes there was 2 at DLF while I was there. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. All, I’m looking on info for Edwards AFB. I’m considering taking an assignment out that way but I’m looking for the pros and cons of a flying assignment there. My concerns Housing - availability, best locations Schools - elementary and middle school age Spouse education - my wife is considering going back to school Off duty - outdoors type activities, hunting, fishing, hiking, really anything not in front of a tv. Thanks -Bode Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. I looked into the Skillbridge. Some key details 1-Military approved program 2-unpaid internship 3-there is a website that shows the approved internships based on location I will see if I can find that for ya. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. It really depends on a multitude of things: you, your family, your career ambitions (non-flying), your flying ambitions, where you are ok with living, and bunch other things. If given the chance I wouldn’t change a thing (other than maybe turning down one opportunity recently). I actually hit the end of my 10 year flying commitment this month and I can say it has been fun. Yes there are some rough times, but the good times outweigh them. I will also say I rolled into everything a bit older. I was ok with not being the #1 exec in the wing, put me in safety and let me do my thing. I knew ear
  12. It varies drastically, there are times when APTers are waiting months and other times where we are pushing them as soon as they show up. When I left Laughlin we were actually giving the students academics (completely optional to attend). However there are multiple problems with just letting them go nuts over in the sim building. They aren’t allowed to use the sims with 330 degrees vis because way back when a student damaged one going in there by themselves. Also, how do you keep an even playing field for competition of track and assignments? What if Bill has 3 months of flying the sim and Bo
  13. I taught ALS about a dozen years ago. Between OTS, ASBC, and SOS I have seen quite a bit of the curriculum regurgitated through the schools was what we taught at ALS to include some of the case studies. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. Downtown aviations Duchess is down until the end of July. Just talked with them the other day. Has to have an engine replaced. Crazy Carl is still doing his thing in Mississippi. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. I guess what I don’t understand is why we wait when the info is already available? If we’ve selected people for school why not let them know so they can start making life decisions? Also if they turn it down why not give the alternates more time as well to figure life out? I know it’s not just this we play keep a secret but it drives me insane. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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