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  1. YoungnDumb

    What's wrong with the Air Force?

    If you have to ask, you already know the answer.
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    AF Light Air Support Aircraft

    While valid, it sounds like another excuse to keep delaying it. They say it'll be released in early 2019, any bets on it not occurring at all in 2019?
  3. YoungnDumb

    AF Light Air Support Aircraft

    Honestly at this point I'm giving up hope on the light attack thing, nobody high up is willing to pull the trigger on it, and at this point it feels like we're just spending money to spend money.
  4. YoungnDumb

    What's wrong with the Air Force?

    Just reposting so the conversation can move along from the previous debauchery.
  5. YoungnDumb

    What's wrong with the Air Force?

    Just a young and dumb guy's thoughts but it seems like the AF deals with a lot of paralysis thru analysis and a lack of people willing to pull the trigger and accept the consequences, either good or bad, on solutions, i.e. we know we have a problem but we need to do 69 surveys on it and once we dream up a solution no one is willing to sign off on it as they're afraid of the consequences.
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    F-22 Pilot's comments after flying the F-4

    What is the weird nozzle thing on the center console?
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    What is next for the UPT-Next graduates?

    The AT-6 wingspan is only a few inches more than a regular T-6 not 33%, you are correct that the prop is a bit fatter/bigger but it already has the majority of the requested capabilities built in, so a retrofit seems pointless. Plus I'd be willing to bet that the retrofit/testing would cost more than an AT-6 straight off the line.
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    What is next for the UPT-Next graduates?

    Doesn't the AT-6 meet most of these requirements already?
  9. You're right, posted without thinking, my bad.
  10. When is the last "class" at the UPT bases? By this I mean, which is the last group to have a traditional drop night, and have they figured out how assignment selection will work?
  11. Just posting what he said, didn't say it was a fact.
  12. Talking with a buddy who recently left there FAIP's are almost the only way they get IP's at Laughlin anymore, guess there has a been a large number of 7 day opts following the notice they're headed to KDLF.
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    Grumpy MC Driver

    There is a mentality at UPT of "well person X will just be a co-pilot and will have the AC looking over their shoulder, so I'll pass them." When asked what about when Stan becomes an AC, the response is usually "the community will see their weak and prevent it," or "well they'll have had more time in the air by then." Seen it plenty of times, it's the excuse to avoid hurting someones feelings.
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    Future T-38 replacement?

    ^What he said, the T-6 canopy was never an issue except the stupid hooks. If I recall correctly it weighed in the vicinity of 400lbs, never had anyone struggle to open it.
  15. YoungnDumb

    U-2 Dragonlady info

    Is this your subtle way of saying you're coming back...again?