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lloyd christmas last won the day on July 12 2014

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    Fort Worth has Reserve F-16s and Guard C-130s. There is zero mixing of pilot candidates.
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    The Next President is...

    All of this is fucking embarrassing. The enemy is winning. We are better than this.
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    Flight Evaluation Board (FEB)

    Gypsy, Fellow load here. Curious exactly what happened on the flight in question. Sounds like you were tailgating troopers and had an issue. Curious what aircraft. If you are a Herk guy, was it an H or J? How did the aircraft get damaged during retrieval of static lines or while dropping the dudes? What statement on the Form 8 was false? Wondering if there is something we can learn from the flight. PM if you need to.
  4. I am not. I damn sure would like to head to the ice with them though.
  5. I am in the Guard. Can you please make the font bigger on your post so that I can read it?
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    C-130 down in Afghanistan

    I am a Herc load. There are some situations that exist where it would be appropriate for the loadmasters to ask the front enders to raise the elevators during loading. It is not common though. Been doing the load thing for 13 years or so with multiple deployments along the way. I have only had to ask the pilots to raise the elevators once. In my case, it was the loading equipment in Uganda that they were using and not the height of the cargo that was the problem. For the non Herc folks on this thread, it is in the AOR regs that you can't have a 25K K-loader behind the aircraft and use a forklift to load additional pallets on the aircraft. You have to bridge two 25K K-loaders together and load that way. Here is what that means. A 25K K-loader is capable of moving 25,000lbs of cargo. It can only hold 3 pallets at a time. An H model Herc can hold 6 pallets and a stretched J can hold 8. The 25K is short. When it is behind the aircraft, it doesn't go out past the tail. Some loadmasters were using a stationary 25K K-loader behind the aircraft and then loading the rest of the pallets using a forklift to load pallets onto the K-loader and then just pushing the pallets across the K-loader and onto the aircraft. The problem was, while operating the forklift to load pallets onto the K-loader, the cargo on the forklift had the very real potential for hitting the tail of the aircraft because the 25K doesn't extend out past the tail. So again, the local regs prohibited this. These guys were abiding by the regs. They had two 25Ks bridged together. So, sadly, there was no reason to have the pilots hold the yoke back. I don't want to speculate, but my guess is that somebody tapped an elevator with a pallet and the unit fried the loadmasters publicly. That would cause them to be over cautious.
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    Active shooter at Lackland

    I have a concealed carry license issued by the state that I live in. I also have a conceal carry card issued by the AF so that I can conceal carry on the aircraft and do my job. Yet, I can't conceal carry in my truck on base. It makes no sense. I am not interested in carrying my pistol into the office. I am interested in having it my truck for the ride to and from work. Because of my unit's flying schedule, I often find myself driving to work at 4am and from work at 2 am. I usually carry anyway. If I get stopped at the gate, my pistol goes in my flight suit pocket. They don't pat you down.
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    Deployment questions

    I just got back from a deployment 2 weeks ago. I am a Herc guy. There was a dude that did exactly what you are trying to do during that deployment. He stayed the whole rotation before us and came home 60 days into the next deployment with a different unit.
  9. You are persistent Scoobs. I'll give you that.
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    C-130 down in Afghanistan

    The bro network says Dyess. Terrible day. Prayers to the family, friends and Herk community...
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    C-130 down in Afghanistan

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    Shhhh...Don't talk about the A-10

    Wolf Angel, is this you?
  13. I have tried to do it right. I have sat down with my commander and let him know my plans, that way they can plan accordingly.
  14. It seems hard enough just getting someone hired on full time. At least it is through our HRO folks... I'm just wondering if there are any stumbling blocks to watch out for or common issues when moving to another wing.