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  1. Pilot Shortage Deepens, USAF is SCREWED.

    Quoted for truth.
  2. Pilot Shortage Deepens, USAF is SCREWED.

    USAF may be screwed, but damn do they make some good-looking powerpoint decks!
  3. I need some advice

    Just to back up a bit--how much flying have you done? 0 hours? 100? PPL?
  4. Eh, it's a two-race sponsorship (The 4th of July Daytona race and the November Phoenix race). A long way from the early 2000's, where they would sponsor a car for the whole 36-race season. Can't say I agree it's a good use of taxpayer dollars, but in the grand scheme of things, there are bigger wastes.
  5. F-16 Students skip Phase III

    This sounds like one big opportunity for LockMartNorthropBoeing to sell a bunch of expensive gold-plated technology. You know, the kind of high-tech gee whiz shit that kinda sorta works...sometimes........
  6. Would be interesting to see a final summary of the AMP Program, from start to finish. Especially a total summation of how much money was put into it, and what exactly was gotten out of it. Even though the full-up AMP program was never completed, I'm sure there still were some benefits gleaned (AMP-light, mods installed on J-models, etc). But it sure seems like it was primarily a jobs program for Lockheed, Boeing, and the C-130 Program Office.
  7. Pick the battles that are big enough to matter, but small enough to win....
  8. What's wrong with the Air Force?

    I'm not a Boeing guy, but I've bounced around the Aerospace and Defense industry for awhile. This job title and job description sounds like something you'd see someone with a Marketing degree and 10 years of experience doing. Certainly not a retired O-6. Maybe there is justice in the world.....
  9. Yeah, so a computer flew........another computer. Great. Real earth-shattering news....
  10. AF Light Air Support Aircraft

    Three years to the A-29? Where have I heard that before. Oh yeah, that's right. In the very first post of this entire thread. About eight years ago.....
  11. WTF are you babbling about?
  12. While Ron Paul can be a divisive guy, I think he brings up some good observations: Does anyone believe that on the eve of peace talks, just after the White House said the Syrian people should choose their own leaders, that Assad would launch a gas attack to turn the whole world against him? We don't either. We're back to the same lies that got us into Iraq. Do we never learn to question the propaganda? Our take in today's Liberty Report: Syria Gas Attack: Assad's Doing...Or False Flag? https://youtu.be/LULzvg1gA5U
  13. Navy Pilots on Strike over OBOGS Issues

    Don't know what the relation is between the T-45 and F-22 O2 issues. However, this was kinda discouraging....... Anticipating the pilot protest, the Navy sent a team of engineers and other specialists this week to its T-45 training bases in Kingsville, Meridian and Pensacola for talks with the pilots. A meeting Tuesday in Meridian “got heated,” Fox News is told. The pilots told the civilians from Navy Air Systems Command their complaints about the oxygen system were being ignored. When a senior Navy pilot showed photos of a faulty oxygen system he claimed had been sent up to NAVAIR’s headquarters in Maryland, the engineers said they never received the photos.
  14. Latest Movies

    I didn't like Moonlight--I don't think it deserves all of the acclaim.
  15. What job that you do "for a half day a month" is worth the hassle of getting involved in what sounds like a very gray area?