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FourFans130 last won the day on May 21

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  1. Did anyone else have to re-read that closely to notice the 's?
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    BLUE: Episode 25 Pilot Pipeline

    Quiet you! Directly off their website: Ain't a single word in there about airplanes or pilots. Didn't a previous Commandant recently site the reason for getting rid of the doolie year and recognition was that the purpose of the academy is the prepare cadets to operate inside of the USAF bureaucracy or somesuch? It would seem USAFA has no focus on preparing or producing pilot candidates nor does it instill a warrior ethos. Hopefully some aggression still slip into the training somehow. P.S. I was in the cadet program that ran the sims when we switched from the old (as in vacuum tubes, speeder springs, oxford commas, and flyweights 'old') tweet sims to the T-6 ones back in the 2002 time frame. The T-6 sims were, and are, highly capable of helping dudes get ready for UPT.
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    Promotion and PRF Information

    I'm right there with you. I'm leaning toward accepting it as it allows me to time my exit. But that works for my unique situation of being within 19 months of my ADSC right now. Being forced to separate in the spring of 2019 only compresses any of my separation/retirement plans. If denying continuation allows you to bail on a significant ADSC, that's a pretty sweet ace to have in your hand. Play it wisely. The private sector, while lucrative, is unforgiving to the unprepared.
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    What's wrong with the Air Force?

    Spoiler Alert: They'll spin and report it in whatever way most soften the fact that people are leaving.
  5. FourFans130

    BLUE: Episode 25 Pilot Pipeline

    This is all I keep seeing...
  6. FourFans130

    What's wrong with the Air Force?

    Humble, compassionate, and un-selfish. Clearly the man we want leading tomorrow's Air Force. "Streamlined Gp awards process; 69 manhours saved! Definitely Promote"
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    Elon Musk & Tesla EVs

    This statement right here (17D, I love your sarcasm) points to exactly what's wrong with so much of the world today.
  8. FourFans130

    What's wrong with the Air Force?

    As one currently working with Big Green and International Green: I think you're right...and those guys are still head-and-should above some of their international cohorts. I've seen several "leaders" here who couldn't hold down a job taking out the trash...anywhere...validated because I've witnessed them fail at that exact task...repeatedly. Yes, it could be worse.
  9. FourFans130

    Promotion and PRF Information

    You think they care about convenience of proletariat, or anything even approaching common sense? Much have you to learn, young padawan.
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    Promotion and PRF Information

    That's the problem. We can't spare them. Strat-air focused leadership in the MAF seems to often under-appreciate the product they are getting in C-130 and C-17 WOs. Of course, none of us know what KC-135 patches do though, so you've got me there.
  11. FourFans130

    And Yet Another Deadline Missed

    Exactly the situation I'm in. Judging by the resistance I'm experiencing, you'd think I was asking to get the F-35 procurement canceled.
  12. FourFans130

    Promotion and PRF Information

    "WIC is a leadership schoolhouse disguised as a tactics course." While I agree with that statement, Big Blue, according to how they promote and develop people, appears to believe that leaders come from Exec offices, not cockpits. Therefore, your best tactical leadership should go to exec offices in order to get promoted. Epic. Failure.
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    And Yet Another Deadline Missed

    ...anyone still wondering why pilots are getting out so quickly? This process is jacked. AFPC KNEW that they'd be late. They probably knew it in May. Nope, gunna wait to notify people that their lives are on hold for another month...because the promise of waiting only another month holds lots of water.
  14. FourFans130

    And Yet Another Deadline Missed

    2. Seriously unsat
  15. FourFans130

    Promotion and PRF Information

    Was anyone else a little surprised by the stats on RAW?