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EvilEagle

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EvilEagle last won the day on October 1

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  1. The "I'll have you banned" part was my favorite BTW. Jaysus..... big talk for someone who's been on the board less than 2 years.
  2. I said all scores matter as in when I sit on hiring boards I look at every score from the tests. If Pilot and Nav scores are great and the rest suck, I assume the applicant is lazy unless he/she has some reason that the rest of the tests didn't go well. Were you being sarcastic or did you really think I was stooping to the political garbage level?
  3. Bad advice - all scores matter. A 44 isn't the end of the world, but I'd be asking about it if I was sitting on your board. Go rush the units you want to apply to and see how it goes.
  4. I am officially a has-been. My fini flight was this morning, retirement ceremony this afternoon. Bittersweet to say the least. Getting out of that jet for the last time was a bigger deal than I was expecting. It's been a good ride - 21 years in and 18.5 of the last 19 flying the Mighty-Mighty (quick MC-12 stint in AFG back in '11). I haven't been posting much, but it's about to get a lot less. Thanks to all the warriors out there; keep fighting the good fight. Now I'm one of those guys that thank you for your service. I probably won't buy you lunch though - I'm still a cheap-ass airline pilot. Do your best to keep this place following it's roots - helping people in the fight (or trying to get there). Hasta-la-bye-bye. Evil
  5. Have you visited the units you are applying to? If you only call, your app goes in the round-file.
  6. Late to the fight here, but I have used the mini and find it to be perfect for GA. An air or pro would block too much crap IMO. If you can handle the feeling of earplugs, check out Clarity Aloft or Halo QT. I've been using Halo's for GA (non-warbird) flying for the last 8 years or so. They are great, no batteries to change and super light.
  7. I'm not saying that they should have the same knowledge base as a C model IP. I was commenting on their lack of desire to learn, admit their mistakes or even consider they had something more to learn in the first place after being shown proof they were wrong. (again, not all but.... nearly all)
  8. We wouldn't fight a strike Eagle in a clean C model - that's just not even sporting. I disagree that it would be like me calling a fight in the back of a fighting falcon (I've done that too). The control zone is the control zone, a wez is a wez; potential energy, bandit maneuver options based on said energy/jet capabilities and fight history are pillars of aerial combat that don't really change from jet to jet. (ie A C model has the same wez available to it when fighting an E model or a 16 & vice versa). If you think that BFM and the lessons taught in mastering that art form aren't useful in the rest of tactical aviation "nowadays" I'd say you are part of the problem. The ANG doesn't just do coastal defense. Honestly I'm shocked that anyone in the USAF thinks that's all the ANG does. Have you been living under a rock for the last 20 years?
  9. When I was at Mtn Home, we started a thing to have all the new IWSO's and soon-to-be-IWSO's come over and ride in our D model for some more advanced BFM concepts. I think I did about 9 or 10 of those rides. Not one had a clue, they all said to do the wrong thing constantly. They would argue with me when I wasn't their voice-activated auto pilot. In the debrief, most of them were very cool and got some good learning out of it. A few of them might-as-well have crossed their arms, stomped their feet and put their fingers in their ears when I was trying to teach. Ah well.... I've never had to fly with WSO's. That one small window to the community was enough for me. It's not an opinion for the ANG. We don't have the money to fund enough pilots for our current jets. There simply isn't enough money to have twice as many officers; it's not like AD where they just say "we're doing this" and let the money people figure it out. I'll be completely shocked if the ANG starts flying with WSO's again even if AD force-feeds WSO's into a/a squadrons.
  10. I can't wait for all the WSO's to cry about the ANG flying with empty back seats and crushing it.
  11. Nah, the ANG can't afford twice the officers. It'll be flown single seat.
  12. Nope, every squadron needs a good bro that's always available to be the DD. No issue unless you make it one.
  13. It's always going to be like that. I tried for years to stay in touch with old friends; got harder when I left for college; harder as I entered the USAF. As a young Lt fighter pilot I ran into a bunch of guys I'd grown up with while visiting my folks. Nothing in common, nothing to talk about. You'll have a whole new crop of friends that do the same stuff that you do. Some will be better than you, some won't. Comes with the territory. As others have alluded to; it's a tough line between being excited and not throwing it in people's face. Be happy you are over the first hurtle. Only about 12,000 more till you are a fighter pilot. Dig in... it hasn't even started to get hard yet.
  14. Don't show up if they say not to. It's a strange year for everyone. Timing is not the best for people looking to rush or for units looking to hire. Play the long game, stay patient and keep the good attitude.
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