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  1. WTF over?.... I love when FW dudes treat us like disposable assets. You do realize that it takes years ( just like a pointy nose driver ) to develop a solid helo IP? Just because the Big Green doesn't have SA on their manning issues doesn't make us worthless.
  2. As an instructor currently in the pilot training enterprise, I think it's safe to say that "UPT Next" has enough momentum that it's here to stay. https://warontherocks.com/2019/01/rebuilding-the-forge-reshaping-how-the-air-force-trains-fighter-aviators/ That being said, I'm interested in hearing what FTUs and Ops Units are seeing with regard to baseline results.
  3. I'm just spit balling slick F models, then contract out the AF hardware ( radios, SPS, FMS, throw a probe on it...etc) But I'll agree to disagree.... Merry Christmas!
  4. I think the H-47 proved the test of time. The AF has a bad habit of weighing down its helos with various hardware to the point of pushing max gross. The -47 would allow for that and still have the power to operate on a wide range of environmentals. And, it's fast! ( relatively )
  5. Exactly. As I'm reading through this thread, I can't help but think of Rescue's decision to buy another -60 in this day and age. Yeah it has some nice software upgrades, but the bottom line is that we are just getting another -60. IMHO, the battlefield has changed way way too much to be driving a Hawk downtown to get a dude/dudette outta there.
  6. This. The SMAFIA has managed to hijack way too much power/influence in the RW world there serious negative effects that go along with it.some of the bros are trying to fix it but they don't even know where to start.
  7. 3 I'm just happy that I joined the AF to be at the controls of a multi-million dollar manned aerial machine with the goal of helping people.
  8. I'm just a helicopter pilot, but aren't you a Nav?
  9. Nailed it. this post needs to be printed and posted at the step desk at every HH-60G squadron.... I just laugh when dudes talk about expanding mission sets with the W. I don't think a lot of -60 drivers actually realize that we are actually initially losing capabilities with the first block..... blah blah oh yeah, Stockholm Syndrome.
  10. Welp, this thread pretty much sums up being a helo driver in the AF. Fighter and heavy dudes giving their perceptions of dirty, low-life helicopter pilots, mixed with pictures of their personal fantasies. All while the actual 11Hs on BODN just STFU, drink cheep beer and chuckle. Yes PM me if have any more questions. Still driving helos here on AD. BTw, there's nothing like flying a helo.
  11. Volk Field, Wisconsin. Plenty of MOAs and Ramp space. Unfortunately you may lose a few days in winter due to WX.
  12. Possibly good news for 11Hs out there interested in flying opportunities. Due to the MAF sorting out required number of 11Ms for the KC-46, the word on the street is that there will be a heavier bill to pay for the 11H community in T-6s. This makes sense to build basic airmanship for the community considering current manning. Should have been done a long time ago.
  13. Disagree with you on this dude. We're pretty much all pilots here, complaining is what we do. That being said, a majority of the complaints on this forum are completely valid. But you're right about Duck not being the fix for the AF, that's because he is voluntarily seperating on his terms. Correct me if I'm wrong, but I think he sees the writing on the wall. Sometimes voting with your feet is the only way people will listen. Talk is cheap. Actions matter. Good luck Duck.
  14. 3! Cannot agree more. I always had to remind myself Queep will never kill you, but the aircraft will....quickly. Prioritize accordingly. Because of my prioritization, I'm now teaching UPT (an idea I used to abhor) and really enjoying it.
  15. Copy and thanks! That's good gouge.
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