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joe1234 last won the day on May 12

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  1. joe1234

    NFL Ratings are Way Down

    Wait....so you actually think college and high school players don't do those things? College ball is 100x more corrupt and shady than the NFL could ever hope to be.
  2. joe1234

    Retirement / Separation Considerations

    See, this is why friends don't let friends stay on active duty. Even if you're having a good run, your head is still in the guillotine, just waiting for that blade to eventually fall....
  3. joe1234

    Promotion and PRF Information

    Yes, you can do that. I ended up with about 3 months of terminal. Get your TAP class scheduled and knock it out ASAP. You miss a week of work and you don't want to be doing that shit while you're in the middle of PCSing, separating, and job hunting all at one time.
  4. joe1234

    Heavy guys instructing T-38s

    Well, I'm not a fighter guy, but does it involve not irreparably fucking up your own training pipeline manning so hardcore that you have to get a bunch of MAF guys to come and bail you out? Is that lesson covered in IFF? I wouldn't know, because I never went.
  5. Skeptical about any of this. There's basically two Air Forces, the operation itself, and the bureacracy that exists to perpetuate itself first (and support the operation second). I can't imagine the bureacracy willingly giving up even a tiny slice of power in favor of improving the operation. I mean, the operation is literally in danger of failing due to a labor shortage because the bureaucracy is that powerful and unwilling to change. No way this plan sticks.
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    Pilot Shortage Deepens, USAF is SCREWED.

    They won't revoke it all at once. They'll chip at it little by little, along with Tricare to the point where it becomes imperceptible to the general public.
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    Pilot Shortage Deepens, USAF is SCREWED.

    You sure about that? But also, it won't get you in the left seat of a widebody making 350k+/year for 10+ years. Again, some people can stomach the risk and some can't. Do what's best for you and yours.
  8. joe1234

    Pilot Shortage Deepens, USAF is SCREWED.

    True, but having a low seniority number at a legacy airline makes life much easier too. Every time I see a guy break down the math of staying vs. going, they always come out much farther ahead by getting out ASAP. Like investing, you go with the risk you can tolerate.
  9. joe1234

    Military appreciation has jumped the shark

    Overhead bin space.
  10. joe1234

    Pilot Shortage Deepens, USAF is SCREWED.

    I've never bought that line of reasoning. I think it's more about the fact that it's pretty f*cked up to turn down a massive improvement in income and quality of life to drag your family from base to base, suffering through deployments and taking a massive paycut just because you want to wear a bag and go fast.
  11. joe1234

    Pilot Shortage Deepens, USAF is SCREWED.

    One you dudes is already retired and the other is about to retire. As long as they direct deposit your pension on time every month, who fucking cares what happens to the Air Force? Just......let go already.
  12. joe1234

    Pilot Shortage Deepens, USAF is SCREWED.

    Airplanes. Even if they somehow figured out who I was, it wouldn't matter since I don't even do this. I'm just saying it can be done, and it's legal. But since your moral compass is strong, my question to you is, is it okay to drop a trip because you don't like a layover or it's hard to commute, as long as you don't pick up a premium trip?
  13. joe1234

    Pilot Shortage Deepens, USAF is SCREWED.

    That's day-for-day. You can actually make way more money if you live in base with your domicile and your guard unit. Strategically drop mil leave to clear out your schedule (especially useful if junior) and then pick up efficient premium trips in open time.
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    Pilot Shortage Deepens, USAF is SCREWED.

    I saw that thread on TPN. Knowing how the MAF works, they'll take a bunch of half-trained zero airmanship copilots and throw them with brand new "99% of my hours are in the desert" aircraft commanders, and class A a few more jets before figuring out it's a bad idea. At least I can personally be my own safety margin, so Team Joe is taken care of.... but I feel sorry for the sweaties constantly having to deal with the blind leading the blind.
  15. joe1234

    Pilot Shortage Deepens, USAF is SCREWED.

    Air Force management has finally achieved its apotheosis in incompetence when it has both a massive pilot shortage and a shortage of hours flown by the pilots it does have. At this point they should just change the Air Force song to Yakety Sax and give all the planes back to the Army.