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  1. Very possible you get TS initially and they let it lapse after 5 years. Regardless, the lack of it won't stop you from UPT or I imagine RTU either (based on only a secret required at the ops unit)
  2. No. But you'll need to get the investigation done at some point as TS will likely come up at some point in the near term once you are at your ops squadron...depending on aircraft/mission of course.
  3. Trends in Air to Air Combat

    The only real value of a 2 seat would be if we bought the same aircraft for UPT and ADAIR. It would probably be more than needed for UPT equipment-wise, but at least there'd be a common aircraft for MX, logisitics, etc.
  4. RIP Doc

    Nothing here or elsewhere on the internet will be more than wild speculation; recommend leave it to those other guys and not here. Let's focus on the man and the family he left behind. Nickel on the grass for Doc. If you desire to help, check out the you caring link at the top in HU&W's post.
  5. Finance Problems

    Make Ontario a TDY location in DTS. Example: Home Base = Depart 13 sep TDY Location 1 = Edwards (assuming you fly into Ontario, but go to Edwards that day), arrive 13 sep, depart 19 sep TDY Location 2 = Ontario, arrive 19 Sep, depart 20 Sep (early flight out the 20th). Home Base = Arrive 20 Sep Problem solved since per diem is tied to TDY location. Never had a problem once using this method.
  6. How much do guard pilots fly?

    As a general statement you'll have approximately 2 years of full time flying after UPT and RTU for seasoning. So that's about 3.5-4 years of full time work before you MIGHT have to go part time/have a civilian job. During that time you're GENERALLY flying ~8-10/mo homestation as a fighter guy. Some squadrons more than others, but it all goes in waves depending on maintenance and other external factors. You'll fly more when deployed. And yes you can deploy with other squadrons if they need the help. If your goal is to stay flying full time, well, nobody can tell you at ANY unit what the resources climate will be in 4 years. Absolutely you could be "forced" to part time at the end of seasoning (and more like 5 sorties/mo as a fighter part timer), but there could also be AGRs for all my friends...it's all speculation at this point. If you want to fly, then jump in and go for whatever flying mission appeals the most to you..let your future self figure the rest out in 4-5 years, seriously.
  7. Have you talked to an AD recruiter and got that ball rolling? It'd be a big mistake not too.
  8. I'm fairly sure I've read on here about guys changing the "3" to a "0" on the ADSC paperwork, signing it, and turning it in to AFPC. And not a word was said. Or maybe the scotch just made that up, but either way worth a shot. What's the worst that could happen, they say you have to re-sign with "3" in the blank spot?
  9. Palace Chase info

    I think they will see an ultimatum as quibbling, maybe even take it personally. I think that will hurt your chances. Stick to why a PC helps the total force (not simply your personal desire to get off bullshit island as fast as possible).
  10. I wonder if hacker knows how many eagle dudes he let down by quitting. I bet they would be happy to crowd fund a sequel.
  11. Finance Problems

    Went through your exact situation 3 years ago. The solution is you write an MFR to the SAF office that handles travel/JTR stuff outlining the situation and referencing the JTR portions that apply. The key phrase is "normally approved via the secretarial process." That phrase is what auto makes this a SAF-level issue; there is nothing even your wing/cc can do. Start asking finance what the process is for the MFR, who specifically it goes to, etc. FYI, it took the MSG/CC at my previous base to figure out the actual process. If I can find my old MFR I'll send it to you, no promises it has survived the last two moves. EDIT: Found the MFR and approval response; Moose, send me a PM with your .mil email and I'll send over.
  12. WTF? (**NSFW**)

    Well at least this won't come back to haunt them in a few years. I'm sure the bros will let it slide.
  13. Significantly more difficult, but as danger pointed out, not impossible. For those who have a realstic chance, the general hurdle is not skill/potential, it's time line and getting to the required level before time runs out.
  14. 1801 Handling Question

    Moot point if you always put "on file." I can't think of a single good reason not to put "on file."
  15. Dual qualification

    I think that makes a lot more sense. You're still flying the same aircraft, just using it for a different mission set at different times...sounds like every multi-role fighter. It's worthwhile to point out that doing multiple mission types in DIFFERENT aircraft is a far more significant gap to jump than what you are talking about, even though it might seem not such a leap at first glance. Not saying you are implying that, but I'm sure there are those who might think that.