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  1. Side note: I knew Boots from the airshow circuit. Made Captain... but got fired around 3-4 years ago while commander of NAF El Centro. In any case, don't ask him. He didn't like discussing the shootdown. As an additional curious side note, my tablemate from UPT was the guy that flew cover over Boots and engaged the enemy. He earned the Air Force Cross doing it. Well deserved for a very good guy.
  2. Line Up Cards

    Not in the U-2. A few seconds past break release, you go, unless the Cuisinart stops blending completely. I'm go-oriented in the T-38. My technique for T-38 ops used to be abort if you were below bug speed. Then it was abort if below 100 KIAS. Then it was abort if the burners hadn't lit Then it was abort if the engines won't start. Much easier decision since you're going so slow.
  3. Line Up Cards

    I'd like a template of a lineup card for formation flying. Something from the T-38 or T-6 is probably the best for what I need, but I'll take anything. I'd rather not reinvent the wheel. It needs to be editable. PM me for an email address to send it. Thank you.
  4. WTF? (**NSFW**)

    I hold no animosity toward you. I simply disagree with you on this issue. Yes, I've drank with you, and I've fully supported your pursuits. I wouldnt have if I didn't respect your viewpoints. You are well-read individual, with a wickedly sharp intellect. I would lose to you in a formal debate. I thoroughly enjoyed the thought provoking discussions we had in the 'Stan. I didn't agree with all you stated, but you do give compelling arguments that must be contemplated Additionally, I apologize for grouping you with Vertigo. Very poor form on my part. But you and I see this case differently. After 28 years on active duty, I trust my intuition on which ones I'd keep... and which ones I'd cut loose. The military cannot have... or save... everyone. I hope you and I can raise a beer together in the future.
  5. WTF? (**NSFW**)

    Part of it is that I believe Christians are tired of being the last group that can be maligned, abused, and discriminated against. World-wide, and in America. I'm not a very good theologian but if these four young Airmen "took up their cross", and truly repented for their actions, Jesus would forgive them. Duh. The feel-good story would be if one or all of them turn their lives around, enter the seminary, and become clergy. Maybe one of them will come back as an AF Chaplain and be able to relate their story to other Airman. Wouldn't that be great, LR? https://www.osv.com/OSVNewsweekly/Story/TabId/2672/ArtMID/13567/ArticleID/13934/Former-Satanist-becomes-Catholic-leader-teacher.aspx But save me the "what would Jesus do", WRT to the military's decision. That's a decision for the pastor and the local congregation. I imagine you might be the second person (right after Vertigo), to scream bloody murder if the the AF based their decision on "WWJD?". The AF shouldn't be in the business of offering absolution to these Airman. It take a lot of time, money, and resources that can be used for... you know... killing people trying to kill our way of life. And as a side note: I'm not interested in helping out people that identify with the Satanic lifestyle. It's contrary to what I believe are the characteristics we should look for in military people. Just my personal preference. YMMV. Not everyone that actually gets into the military should be there. The screening process isn't perfect. I'm of the opinion that these four slipped through, and now that they've been identified, they should find a new career. Another point: with ages of 18, 18, 19, and 20, they haven't been out of Basic Training that long. If they principles and discipline of BMT have already been discarded by them... especially the two 18 year olds... I believe there are some serious character flaws that disqualify them from military service. I wish them the best in life, and truly hope they turn their lives around. But I'm personally not interested in putting them through AF-sponsored rehab. They had their chance at a military career, and they porked it away. Adios.
  6. WTF? (**NSFW**)

    Knocking over porta-potties with their buds inside is "kids being kids", in my opinion. Personally, I want nothing to to with "kids" that want to tag a historic church with satanic graffiti. I don't believe this behavior meets the cut, and I do not want them in my country's military Additionally, had the target of their vandalism been a synagogue, NAACP office, or a building flying a gay pride flag... with the appropriate words that get media attention... the outrage would have been front page national news. These Airmen are broken. Get new ones. We have almost nothing invested in them. Just one man's opinion.
  7. Or the trainees going through the course could meet the standard that has been set. Everyone doesn't get a medal. Get tough or join the circus.
  8. Leaving the Air Force for the Airlines

    Disagree. I know plenty of high-time guys with single-seat time AND crew time that are not getting the call. Part 121 Regional work should not be removed from the decision matrix.
  9. WTF? (**NSFW**)

    Holy shit, Hacker. And all this time, the only reading I thought you did were P-51 flight manuals, beer labels, and steamy romance novels. Look at the big brain on his shoulders!
  10. What's wrong with the Air Force?

    It's all about S.A. on your event timing. And this should be briefed early. Crack the beer at the earliest possible point... THEN take the phone call from the caller ID that says "SQ/DO"... THEN say "Unable". Amateurs... Hmmm... my advice on cracking the beer would be more difficult. But you'd be legendary if you used it in this case.
  11. WTF? (**NSFW**)

    Do you believe that will prevent the next attack?
  12. U-2 Dragonlady info

    Call the Chief of Recruiting: DSN 368-4447.
  13. Static Display for Lake Havasu AirFest

    To accommodate those that cannot operate "uncontrolled", they are going to have a TFR on Sunday from ~1130-1230 (tentative, but it will be close to this) for military aircraft that want to depart. The Air Boss will have control of the TFR, just like he will on Friday and Saturday for the military flyovers/demos. If that changes your ability to attend the show as a static, let me know. Still looking for more flyovers too.
  14. Leaving the Air Force for the Airlines

    I may screw over a bro?? Pushing the blame on me because I'm looking out for me and my family is misguided. It's akin to a gunman holding a gun to a hostage... and blaming the police if the hostage gets shot because they didn't comply with the demands. Those that feel they are getting a raw deal aren't leaving the AF because they are getting screwed over by their "bros". It's because of the AF's policies and actions. Not mine. Fortunately, my experience in the U-2 Program was one of very supportive and understanding commanders that didn't act vindictively towards those whose intent to separate was known.