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WheelzUp last won the day on July 24 2010

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  1. WheelzUp

    C-130 down near Savannah, GA

    Unbelievable chain of events. Just wow. Very sad.
  2. WheelzUp

    Promotion and PRF Information

    The push line is all about the strat. The rest helps to support it. The push for command is simply that. It needs to be on there, along with a plug for school & staff. I guess in the absence of a stratification, the wordsmithing may carry more weight, but I think we are pretty far down in the weeds on this one.
  3. WheelzUp

    Promotion and PRF Information

    You aren’t alone, but our numbers are scary thin. Wheelz
  4. WheelzUp

    Car loans and interest rates

    Sound logic. Unfortunately, this logic also requires self discipline on the investment side, which most people lack...no matter how good a game they talk. HeloDude makes a great point, and it works for many people, myself included. Maybe his advice is too conservative for some of the “experts” out there, but ole’ Dave Ramsey didn’t get rich selling books for no reason.
  5. 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.
  6. WheelzUp

    B-1 Landing at Midland

    That’s General Robin Rand. The AF Global Strike Command CC.
  7. WheelzUp

    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
  8. WheelzUp

    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”.
  9. WheelzUp

    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.
  10. 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.
  11. WheelzUp

    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.