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HuggyU2 last won the day on November 18 2018

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  1. HuggyU2

    Commanders are dropping like flies this year

    Not trying to be rude, but... in the same way that I'm ignorant to how a fighter squadron works these days... your ignorance of the schedules of demo teams during the off-season is exactly the issue.
  2. HuggyU2

    Commanders are dropping like flies this year

    The Blues are still flying their practice season as a 6-ship. Therefore, Blue Angel 1-6 have probably not been suspended. There are other officers on the Blues. Your conclusion that it is an enlisted member has no basis... assuming the article is even correct. Have you been on a demo team, or in any way been involved in the production of an airshow? I'm guessing not. That said, it would be unfair to assume these events are related based on what has been reported. By all accounts, SiS is a fine fighter pilot who has done a lot more for her country than most will ever consider. Irrespective of what happened... short of her murdering someone... I'd put her head and shoulders above Hillary, AOC, Kamala, Mazie Hirono, and a host of others that we read about daily. Be glad you're not the one in the spotlight.
  3. HuggyU2

    Commanders are dropping like flies this year

    Rogoway should go to work for TMZ. Every time he requests an interview with anyone in DoD, they should simply forward him his article and say "Uh... no".
  4. HuggyU2

    Commanders are dropping like flies this year

    Really sorry to see SiS relieved. Post the video. If he doesn’t like it and cannot laugh about it, too bad. And post part 2... too.
  5. Although rare, I believe it is possible to go beyond 35.
  6. HuggyU2

    The new airline thread

    His logbook shows 340 hours of "time". However, he was paid for the equivalent of 850 hours.. So he made 510 hours of credit without actually flying. I have a friend that sits reserve at home on wide bodies. Last year, he worked around 23 days. So he probably logged about 100 hours of actual flying time (probably less). However, he makes a minimum of 75-ish hours a month as a guaranteed minimum, per the contract with his company. So he made around 900 hours of flight pay (credit) last year, while only actually flying 100 hours. There are a lot of permutations and ways to get "credit hours" but hopefully you get the idea. For example, deadheading: when the company needs to send you somewhere to go fly a plane, you are in the back as a passenger on a company ticket,... but you are paid like you actually flew the jet. Two weeks ago, I deadheaded from SFO to Honolulu. Sat in 1st class, worked on my computer, and slept for almost 3 hours. It was almost a 6 hour flight. When we arrived, I got in the cockpit and flew the jet back. That was about a 5 hour flight. So I logged 5 hours of time... but was paid for 11 hours of time for a single day out-and-back. The contract between the pilot and the company is a very important legal document. It defines how you will get paid, and for what. And vacation, number of hours per day guaranteed, reserve rules, et... I know corporate pilots that make bank. Big bank. However, the actual dollars that show up in to your account are only one piece of the puzzle. The contract defines all of those pieces. In the military, I was proud to be the guy at the top of the 30-60-90 day flying time sheet posted in Ops. In the airlines, it's the complete opposite.
  7. Go get your AMEL Commercial Instrument FAA certificate, for starters.
  8. HuggyU2

    The new airline thread

    I’d pick the one that would prevent me from commuting. Having commuted for 18 months, I know how much better it is when you don’t.
  9. HuggyU2

    The new airline thread

    UAL goes from $91/hour on 1st year, to $140/hr second year. American isn't much worse. I'm guessing Delta is as good or better than those numbers. Not to mention profit sharing. How much more than $140/hr does it need to be to "instantly get better when second year pay kicks in" in your world?? Do you fly for Air Kazakhstan?
  10. For the U-2 guys: Col Jackson was Solo #42. That's just 13 numbers before Tony B and 4 months before Tony. I just spoke to Tony this morning about their time together at "The Ranch" (Groom Lake) in '56-'57 for their U-2 checkout. Like a lot of those guys, he came out of F-84's at Turner AFB. If any of y'all attended the past 4080th Reunions at Laughlin AFB, you probably met Joe. Hail Dragons. https://www.military.com/daily-news/2019/01/14/air-force-medal-honor-recipient-joe-jackson-dies-95.html?utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Facebook&fbclid=IwAR27FcRUwZPS4-RU4n0tINrYqnH5hmUAWiLaHw1MKP5GpdwORlH9LWstAlQ#Echobox=1547498512
  11. HuggyU2

    F-15X on the Air Force's Budget Request

    Guard Eagle Drivers: What's the story on the F-15X from what you're hearing?
  12. HuggyU2

    Flying Videos Thread Part 2?

    The bird Colonel in there is Marcus Anderson. He ended up as a three-star. I hadn't seen that video. Thanks for posting.
  13. JeremiahWeed's post alluded to the harrowing combat flown by our brethren from past decades. I believe many of you will enjoy reading this WWII debrief from 1Lt Cherry.