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jazzdude last won the day on September 14 2018

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  1. Because AFE had a nasty habit of stealing/throwing away stuff they think it's not authorized
  2. Hours definitions for airline apps may not match exactly with FAA hours or USAF hours. For example, some airlines want you to include instructor time in with you PIC time, even though it's not "sign for the aircraft" time. Dual received is another weird one for airline apps-no place to really put it as dual. Follow the instructions... If you're just starting your logbook, just recommend annotating when you did it didn't sign for the aircraft.
  3. Yes and no some the FAA has multiple definitions for PIC... Yes in the sense that you are the "sole manipulator of controls." No in the sense of "responsible for the overall safe conduct of the flight." If airlines are the goal, then only A-Code time should be logged as PIC.
  4. Related topic-helmet bags. I remembered as a student many of the IPs having patches seen onto their helmet bags, or had their name/wings embroidered onto the bag. Now it seems that's few and few between. Did that tradition die, or is it just dead in my corner of the AF?
  5. Totally on board with what your saying. I guess what I was trying to say is that the AFE equipment was designed around the flightsuit, and that's the likely limfac for ejection seat aircraft.
  6. At least the latest guidance has the belt being required, not sure if it was different before. Sent from my SM-G960U using Tapatalk
  7. Parachute harness has leg straps, pants aren't going anywhere. Bigger issue in my mind is the belt under a g-suit Sent from my SM-G960U using Tapatalk
  8. I'll add one thing for the near term- if you can spare about $100, go do an intro to flying flight from one of the schools you're looking at. Usually about an hour, just to make sure it's something you really want to do. Or have a buddy take you flying. Either way, just get up in the air. Sent from my SM-G960U using Tapatalk
  9. Look at the issues/concerns the army is working through for their new fitness test that involves strength/lifting events. Edit to add:. I'm not opposed to the push/pull strength training regimen, it's what I do on my own time, and enjoy it. But I know the AF will find a way to screw it up, just like when we had civilian fitness assessors that managed to screw up pushups and situps with bad form.
  10. I can't even get the doctor (if I even get to see a doctor) to take into account family history much less my own medical history. Plus, MDs tend to lean towards medicines/drugs to solve medical issues. DOs have a history of also including things like diet and osteopathic manipulations/stretching in their care, which until recently MDs thought was silly. The lines are blurring between MDs and DOs, but still most issues tend to be resolved with medicines. Hell, it was a battle to get a referral for physical therapy when I needed it. Ask your doctor what they get in terms of time per patient. Not a lot of time, and the clinics all seem to be short staffed. Plus, they already ask in your PHA show much you workout, both strength training and cardio, and tell you if you're meeting the recommended amounts of workouts per week. They can point you to a dietician, or back to the HAWC. Or you could get a weird flight doc who is convinced all your ills are due to diet, and that you absolutely need to follow the Paleo diet only to fix your issues. Sent from my SM-G960U using Tapatalk
  11. I don't think putting fitness tests under the need group really makes sense. I don't go to the doctor to get advice on how to lift or improve aerobic fitness-if I want that guidance, I'd go to a personal trainer. Remember, the flight doc is the one who will try to solve all problems with 800mg of Motrin, if you even get to see a doctor and not a NP or PA. I can see BMI assessment moving to the med group though. The real question is what is it fitness test really measuring? My job invoices going from one chair (office) to another chair that moves a little faster (the jet) and sitting their for extended periods of time. Doing squats and deadlifts have about about as much functional relevance to my job as the current test. If I were King for a day? Pushups, situps, run. 33%/33%/34%. BMI can be left to the PHA. Simple test, no need for special equipment, can be practiced pretty much anywhere. Maybe have a few options for the aerobic portion like the Navy has (run/bike/swim). Battlefield airmen keep their functional tests as AFSC specific events. Sent from my SM-G960U using Tapatalk
  12. The "squadron posters" style has been around for a while (nearly a century...), But squadron posters made it cool again for military aviation Sent from my SM-G960U using Tapatalk
  13. If only there could be access to cheap to rent aircraft available for military members who want to learn to fly, and maybe even their dependents. Maybe some sort of club of flying? Probably just crazy talk. Sent from my SM-G960U using Tapatalk
  14. Disagree. Knowing how the (spatial orientation, etc) questions are asked and how to answer them will only improve your score and reduce the stress of testing. Sent from my SM-G960U using Tapatalk
  15. Uhoh... https://www.technologyreview.com/s/603381/ai-software-learns-to-make-ai-software/ Sent from my SM-G960U using Tapatalk
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