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Swizzle last won the day on July 30 2012

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  1. Swizzle

    Seattle airliner stolen and crashed

    Full tilt GTA comes to life!! But seriously, violent video games caused him to do it (/S)
  2. Swizzle

    Pilot retention in your neck of the woods?

    8 of 13 stayed in AD of my YG in my neck of the woods..the prior and post year groups..lost near 95% to Sep
  3. Swizzle

    What's wrong with the Air Force?

    https://www.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/1595836/innovative-1st-rs-training-provides-rq-4-student-pilots-valuable-flying-experie/ Big Blue gives out innovation $, in turn RPA drivers buy in-cockpit flight time...who knew they'd want to do such a thing, and gasp that's its having benefits back to Big Blue. Why wasn't this done earlier? Like 10 years ago? Fund and approve more Aeroclubs! Especially near RPA drivers!
  4. “We can’t afford to lose our treasure [due to aircraft mishaps], and our treasure is our Airmen, first, and our aircraft and weapons systems our nation relies upon.” - Gen David Goldfein, Chief of Staff, US Air Force A bit reminiscent of a famous Lord of the Rings quote's meaning....
  5. Me either...but the promotion rates say it all, especially the APZ rate this O4 board
  6. Swizzle

    Space Force

    2nd claim...from a classic...and 5% because it's not sleep-'apnis' and it might be 'Space-Burn-pit' related which has unknown side effects and needs further review and a registry...
  7. Swizzle

    Heavy guys instructing T-38s

    Expect stated USAF priorities to change in regards to Instructing in the coming months. We'll see how this new prioritization, apparently in second-order-effect-style in coordination with and in the vien of logic IRT growth-the-force, sticks and is adhered to by the porches...perhaps the recipe of personnel sausage-making will change!?
  8. Swizzle

    We’re doomed

    Legit... Break, break... I've seen that guy somewhere before...that one in the top photo.
  9. How about the MyPers info on the AvB that talks about CSO's expired UPT commitment...and I'm pretty sure they're not talking about re-cat's...these are our Personnel'ists. Wonder if this typo will confuse a young FSS warrior into mismanaging someone?
  10. 1 word...absorption... What IPs are left to teach? We send people to Navy to "grow up" now - as a strategy - yikes!
  11. Swizzle

    Promotion and PRF Information

    Interesting speculation... But does the near-blanket continuation letter cover the gap?
  12. The AvB AFI doesn't say anything about this issue that could affect 1 year takers this year. If this take-you-to-22 YAS service is a thing, talk about screwing over trust. Should've figured...
  13. Swizzle

    Pilot Shortage Deepens, USAF is SCREWED.

    I had 47 hours one year when farmed-out to a "fly-once-a-week" support job. Typically local training sorties were 4 hours. You do the math...
  14. Swizzle

    Promotion and PRF Information

    Lt Gen Grosso briefed the Senate Armed Services Committee that it's still with SECAF last week, the "quality review board" that is...ha, appearance counts for too much. The lawyers are probably making sure the 'QRB' is legal.
  15. Swizzle

    Pilot Shortage Deepens, USAF is SCREWED.

    http://www.af.mil/mobile/News/Article/1443863/air-force-vice-chief-of-staff-to-congress-help-us-win-any-fight-at-any-time/ Humans are more important than hardware. This SOF truth applies to the masses too. Just buying more planes and acquiring more flying hours to enable the AF's grow-out-of-this problem isn't going to work (as WE all know). How far, how big, will this retention problem get before they accept this SOF truth? What do y'all think? I wonder, what was the tipping point that significantly increased bonuses in the past? 38% take-rates? What will it be now? Will the 1-2 year bonus takers be the tipping point? Hundreds took short bonuses/commitments, will they be persuaded to stay by the AF's recent "fixes"?