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war007afa last won the day on June 23 2016

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  1. Pilot Shortage Deepens, USAF is SCREWED.

    Please tell me the airlines don’t actually believe the Air Force will give them their people back at the end of the contract timeline. The most untrustworthy institution will definitely find an excuse to prevent the transition, or tie on some ARC requirement which still bones the airline.
  2. So not near an airport...at 50’. I’m going to call shenanigans. I considered right of way rules, but since a helicopter can hover, I guess it could go either way?
  3. Pilot Shortage Deepens, USAF is SCREWED.

    So what these slides tell me is the bonus isn’t the answer. It’s increasing flight pay across the Total Force. When shortages grow in the ARC this quickly, it’s fairly apparent you have a compensation problem (in addition to the continuing cultural problems).
  4. What's wrong with the Air Force?

    There’s even a form for this to streamline documentation of stopping things (AF679). Continuing working on a system of record to process and retain all waivers for the entire enterprise so this shit becomes easier than Trump tweeting.
  5. Air Force spending priorities continue to be well managed

    So what do the flyovers do, then?
  6. Test group to Skip the T6?

    You know, I’m actually more comfortable with an age 70 than a 19-YO watered-down UPT grad. At least in the former there’s a great experience base to pull from. i agree the UPT overhaul isn’t the answer to this, either. This Task Force is lost in the weeds on total pilot numbers, and they forgot the key premise we all touted when this shit started: the funny thing about 10 years of experience is it takes 10 years to replace.
  7. What's wrong with the Air Force?

    PIC has always been the waiver acceptance authority. Also charged with the safe conduct of the flight and mission.
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  9. Flight Pay increases

    Especially considering the percentage of promotes in rated career fields isn't anywhere close to 22.3% higher (in fact, about 4% lower)...
  10. FWIW, there's a lot of guys who went to AMC first who were able to come to AFSOC (across the entire spectrum from C-21 to C-5 and tankers). These guys have the flexibility to potentially flow back (saw this with an EC-130 guy) to their previous MDS. The flow in the other direction is much more difficult. If you grow up in AFSOC, there isn't a lot of flex to get you into other options out there. If I were young again, I'd spend some time seeing the world in another MDS, and then determine if I wanted to flow into AFSOC or not later on in life. But I grew up limited to two locations and a continuous deployment rhythm to the sandbox over a decade with little opportunity to expand beyond certain theaters. AFSOC is exciting, but it can quickly become Groundhog Day. YMMV.
  11. What is right with the Air Force

    Shortest. Thread. Ever.
  12. Promotion and PRF Information

    Actually, you'll probably see select percentages go down. Why? Because everyone left will HAVE to fly the line, leaving the REMFs as the only able bodies to man the Wing Bake Sale.
  13. What's wrong with the Air Force?

    Actually, most of the non-promotes I know are/were on staff when the board met...
  14. Retirement / Separation Considerations

    Clearly the above question is meant for those without ambitions to keep ANG/AFRC as a part of their future plans.
  15. Retirement / Separation Considerations

    For those separating for the airlines: how many of you are switching to the new retirement system? Is this a consideration in the calculus for people on the way over the fence?