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  1. Magnum

    What is next for the UPT-Next graduates?

    You're no longer required it pass it... Or go past chart 'B' on the depth perception.
  2. 1. The GS is filled with BS but it's BS that you deal with on the clock. The only time I worked past my contacted work deal to deal with the BS I logged comp. By the way, I had more leave then I could use as a GS. 2. Buying back is a no brainier if you plan to stay in the GS system. That $15k it would have cost you is worth about $12k a year so you break even after 1 year of retirement. My dual retirement if I hang on that long will pay me about $80k a year. 3. Valid but I'm sure your wife will appreciate that extra money at 80 when you can no longer wipe your own ass but can easily afford a high school drop out to do it for you. Of course if you go airlines after AD you could afford a past her prime swedish bikini model. 4. I took a pay cut to go AGR. Assuming the tech bonus stays around, the pay is pretty good. Take the bonus away and it's not worth it. For someone that doesn't want to go airlines, the tech world really isn't a bad option.
  3. Magnum

    Trends in Air to Air Combat

    "The Air Force wants to leverage artificial intelligence, automation and algorithmic data models to streamline opportunities for airmen watching drone feeds." It's finally happening...
  4. Magnum

    UPT prep flying with private instructor

    1. Don't waste your money. 2. Not all stress is bad. 3. I hear people don't wash out of UPT anymore.
  5. Magnum

    What is next for the UPT-Next graduates?

    My money is on the abbreviated syllabus that ends with an FEB at sometime before BFM-5.
  6. A small part of why I love the Viper...
  7. Magnum

    Pilot Shortage Deepens, USAF is SCREWED.

    I'm an ANG technician. GS-13. $114,000 as tech plus 28,000 tech bonus, plus 24,000 DSG, plus 12,000 sitting alert. No commitment, no 365's, no 179's. Come home every night. Don't sign the bonus, go Guard.
  8. Magnum

    Air Force Site Certificate

    Your problem is that you're not doing ACSC at work where it should be done.
  9. I'm a technician and have been getting random LES' for $10 and some change for the last month. I can finally fit into those airline conversations about how thousands of dollars randomly show up for profit sharing...
  10. Magnum

    WTF? (**NSFW**)

    Perhaps no one has told them that tops in blue has been disbanded. Anyone care to shatter their dreams?
  11. Magnum

    Thunderbird F-16 flips at KDAY

    The only US 52s on AD are already at Nellis. You can put a 229 in a 42.
  12. Magnum

    Thunderbird F-16 flips at KDAY

    Bet they ask for one from the FTU
  13. In the immortal words of Snooze, "being a fighter pilot won't get you pu$$y no more." And also Top Gun is really old. The kids these days were born in the late 90's. They don't even understand the SNL reference... ICEMAN - The Later Years - watch more funny videos
  14. You sound like an SOS instructor. And the lethality of the USAF is decreasing every day you fail at retaining experienced pilots while forcing those who are staying to do every job but tactical protecting American and her interests job.