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WheelzUp last won the day on July 24 2010

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  1. I’m currently in IQT for my 3rd MWS, and there was a trainer tour in there too, and I’m at 14 years of service. Yes, it’s still totally possible, just takes effort, and the performance to justify being advocated for. Certainly keeps things interesting, and I’m still a happy camper. Give it a shot if it will keep your cynicism needle off the peg. That was my motivation.
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    It's Official, OCPs are Coming!

    Nailed it!
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    B-1 Landing at Midland

    That’s General Robin Rand. The AF Global Strike Command CC.
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    Future of E-8 JSTARS?

    Not 100 percent true...reference this article written two days ago.http://amp.macon.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/article214309864.html A small recap option (less than 17 jets) is currently being discussed in Congress in order to address the capability gap that will exist after divestment of the E-8, and before ABMS comes online. This limited recap option sounds like it may actually have some traction. For the original poster, if you wanna fly JSTARS, come on down and do it! The jet will be around for 6-9 more years, and after that, you’ll get to fly something else. Good luck dude. Wheelz
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    Columbus T-38 down

    C model T-38 got heavier, and the CG shifted forward due to all the equipment added to the nose. From a handling perspective, this reduced instantaneous and sustained turn rate and overall nose authority. While the PMP engines improved the TOLD a bit, they also increased form drag, fuel consumption, and noise. Today the jet is even more fuel constrained than before, can’t fly nearly as high, and has far more garbage in the cockpit to keep you heads down rather than appropriately focused on the art of aviating. I’m with Huggy. From a purist’s perspective, it’s the “A”.
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    Raptor Gear Up at Fallon?

    Density altitude can be an issue at Fallon, and I would guess that gear door drag and less than sea-level performance may have played a role here. Engine failure would also make sense of course.
  7. Time value of money bro. At 7% interest compounded annually, that extra 6k per year earns you more than a million dollars over 40 years. Assuming one is disciplined enough to invest, the difference between an O-4 and O-5 retirement is a huge deal.
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    Thunderbird crash, pilot reported ok

    Check fire Deuce. Nobody needs a lecture, and he brings up a valid point. We have all pushed bingo at one point or another, and it would suck if that's what caused this. If not, great, then there is some other lesson to be learned, and at least the dude is OK. Bottom line, this entire forum is hearsay, unless someone from the SIB is talking.
  9. Don't feed the troll brother. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. You're right. But as long as dudes are unwilling to ascend the ranks and attempt to make meaningful change, we will always suffer. Sometimes it takes doing what's difficult and selfless. Kool-aid drinkin jokes aside, you know there is truth there. It's in our nature to be divas and take the easy path. These days, fewer and fewer are willing to try and repair the AF, and it sucks, a lot. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Promotion and PRF Information

    Spot on. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Promotion and PRF Information

    Huh? Really? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk