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  1. ColoradoAviator

    Track Selects and Assignment Nights

    Quoted for historical context. 5x UAVs for 11X trained officers. Current drops pale in comparison. Also note that Duck has been causing trouble here since at least 2009!
  2. ColoradoAviator

    Track Selects and Assignment Nights

    The Canadians do FAIPs now, too?
  3. 6,000 per month x 12 months x 12471 pilots = $897,912,000. Also know as $900 million or just shy of $1 billion. No way in hell Congress approves this or even half this amount for more senior folks. This kind of additional pay is game changing. I had a conversation with my wife along the lines of, "I know we talked about airlines but what if I stayed in and earned $192K/year?" Granted that conversation ended with "Haha - it'll never happen!"
  4. ColoradoAviator

    Pilot Shortage Deepens, USAF is SCREWED.

    Link? My Google-Fu is weak today.
  5. ColoradoAviator

    McChord Hiring Climate.

    Thread bump... still a long line to buy beer for folks in the 97th/313th/728th AS at UTA weekends?
  6. ColoradoAviator

    Pilot Shortage Deepens, USAF is SCREWED.

    Last rumor I heard was that two reservists from the 70th FTS @ USAFA soaked up said deployments. Not UPT (TR) IPs. Have any UPT IPs from the 340th FTG been tagged with 179s?
  7. ColoradoAviator

    Pilot Shortage Deepens, USAF is SCREWED.

    Thanks for this little gem! It made my morning.
  8. ColoradoAviator

    Pilot Shortage Deepens, USAF is SCREWED.

    Where are these undermanned AFRC & ANG units and what do they fly? From my experience all the units I’ve talked to have the drawn-out, picky, secret-decoder-ring hiring process. Must live local and have three first cousins in the unit to be considered.
  9. ColoradoAviator

    Help with a Divorce

    Contact your grad flight commander ASAP so they can work it with AFPC. You are NOT the first person that needs to move a formal training date due to life issues! Do not hesitate or feel bad asking for help from the chain on this one! If you get push back just keep trucking up the chain to the ADO, DO, CC, etc. in the STURON/OSS (depending on where you are).
  10. ColoradoAviator

    200th Airlift Squadron

    Word on the street is that they are losing their airplanes this fiscal year - their funding was/is missing from the 2018 NDAA. Hopefully the NGB and/or COANG pull a rabbit out of hat and restore funding. Barring that, hopefully those in the unit have a soft landing elsewhere. (I'm a second-hand source, no affiliation with the unit.)
  11. ColoradoAviator

    I need some advice

    Go fly jets in your 20s while you still can. The finance industry will still be here when you're done. Unlike some industries (ex: airlines) finance is not purely seniority-based. Get the best of both worlds and go Guard/Reserve. Don't let @Duck get you down. He'll still be on BODN and bitter long after he's out and managing the Chick-Fil-A of his dreams.
  12. ColoradoAviator

    Ordering Patches (name, morale, fun meter)

    I use nametags4.com for leather A-2 name tags. No BS, website from this millennia, modern payment options. Just make sure to specific it's for an A-2 jacket and they'll do the standard brown leather with a black leather border.
  13. ColoradoAviator

    Promotion and PRF Information

    So... anybody have intel on if/when Congress might approve the O-4 promotion list for the 2008 YG? The first batch is set to pin on "1 Oct or Senate confirmation, whichever is later."
  14. It's only good for 1 or 2 years. Don't count on the ability to sign up again for a longer duration or a higher bonus (without more strings/ADSC attached). You'll be at the mercy of the 2018/2019 program later f you so choose. Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network Forums
  15. The 1-2 year option may be a boon for those seeking the airlines, especially if they are non-current or not competitive for a legacy carrier at the end of their UPT ADSC. Those folks could sling gear for a regional for $38K/year or keep flying for Big Blue for $150K/year with the bonus. I know which one I'd choose to build my resume, especially if I was in a line flying squadron. A 1 year bonus ADSC would preserve the 7-day option for a PCS while keeping the 365 risk (window) small. Thoughts?