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  1. Runr6730

    Flying Videos Thread Part 2?

    “In Russia, you don’t flare jet...it flares you”
  2. Here’s a little tidbit about the bonus for tax season. If you take the lump sum upfront and also contribute to a Roth IRA throughout the year, the lump sum will bump your annual AGI above the threshold where you can contribute the full $5500/yr. If you don’t watch it carefully, you’ll contribute too much and will be subject to tax penalties.
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    What's wrong with the Air Force?

    Which is unfortunate and IMO part of what’s wrong with the MAF “community”. I’ve been in both and like aspects of each one, but naming and roll calls would bring some much needed camaraderie and morale to a MAF community that needs it badly.
  4. Runr6730

    The Next President is...

    Who needs a competent SECDEF like Mattis when you have a POTUS who says “I know more about ISIS than the generals do, believe me!” and ““[The generals] don’t know much because they’re not winning”? Sad day for the armed forces indeed
  5. Runr6730

    New BAH rates are out.

    $190 increase for O-4 w/dep at Langley
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    Flight Evaluation Board (FEB)

    Probably drew a sky penis
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    Promotion and PRF Information

    53 ADOs in a group...Was Oprah your Gp/CC? “Everyone gets to be an ADO!”
  8. KC-135. I thought this was more common. Apparently not.
  9. Not sure about other communities, but KC-135 IP’s are certified sim operators after graduating instructor school. This doesn’t sound like such a crazy idea to me.
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    Is the KC-10 going to be cut?

    Can’t us tanker guys stick together and go back to the age-old practice of ripping C-17 drivers for landing gear up?
  11. Runr6730

    IPhone to Galaxy S9+

    Negative ghost rider. Currently Google Maps is the only one that allows you to download offline maps AFAIK. Apple Maps is nowhere near as good as Google Maps, but it’s getting better...slowly
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    Pilot retention in your neck of the woods?

    I’m a 12-year tanker guy. Of the guys I know who are complete with their UPT commitment, I’d say 40-50% are still in. In all, I don’t see the sky falling like many depict on this board, but retention certainly isn’t where the AF needs it to be to maintain the status quo in my neck of the woods.
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    The new airline thread

    I prefer manually pinging G2 and the scheduling Lt to improve my schedule. Much more interactive that way.
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    “Red is the new Green”

    Not ostracized, it’s just seen as a moot point in the tanker. We aren’t maneuverable, don’t have defensive systems, and for that reason are rarely placed inside any threat ring. Honestly, the most tactical thing tanker drivers can do is to do a thorough mission plan and brief, understand the threats, STFU, stop trying to sound like an airline pilot, and stick to the EMCON.
  15. Runr6730

    And Yet Another Deadline Missed

    It looks like the folks overseas with an upcoming DEROS just got notified last week. They’re usually the first.
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    Questions on the GI Bill (Tuition Aid)

    Same ADSC. Once you opt to transfer it you can redistribute it as you see fit. If you have kids down the line and they are added to MilPDS, you can redistribute months to them with no additional ADSC.
  17. That there’s a lot of tankers in one drop...
  18. Runr6730

    BLUE: Episode 25 Pilot Pipeline

    Haha...in my day we flew upwind both ways and barefoot in severe icing. How about the 300lb bluesuiters sitting next to you who knew that it took exactly 13 “clicks” of trim to level off?
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    Promotion and PRF Information

    They’re Wing and GO execs too...I know of at least 3. They also teach VTRAT, so there’s that...
  20. T-Mobile has a great cell phone plan for military. They are offering the T-Mobile One unlimited plan at 20-50% off depending on how many phones you have: https://www.t-mobile.com/offers/military-phone-plans I’m paying $80 for unlimited everything on 2 phones which includes free Netflix (if you already have Netflix, they take over the payments), international roaming, hotspot, etc.
  21. They sent only 3 AD to fighters out of T-38’s? So much for growing out of the pilot crisis.
  22. I admire your faith in big AF’s ability to take action when confronted with a retention problem
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    SOS/ACSC information

    I’m sure you know as well as I do that declining to compete on my last look is equivalent to showing my cards before the flop is even delt. Does it weigh on me that I could have possibly taken a nomination from someone who wanted it? Yes, but I am keeping doors open until the last possible moment. I have to do what’s best for my family and my career, in that order.