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About YoungnDumb

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  1. Pilot Shortage Deepens, USAF is SCREWED.

    It's a Training program vs a Screening program now (hence IFT vs IFS). From what I understand there is about 0% chance of someone washing out, vs when I went thru (circa 2012) we lost 6 out of a 24 person flight. We've definitely seen the difference on the UPT side as well, much lower caliber of the general student population.
  2. Pilot Shortage Deepens, USAF is SCREWED.

    Vance doesn't have ALP, we just have a metric ton of Saudis and other countries (read Africa/Middle East).
  3. T-6s Grounded; More OBOGS Issues

    "Testing." I'm guessing the AF has already decided this it what it wants to do and is simply masquerading it as testing.
  4. AF Light Air Support Aircraft

    My guess is they already know what they are going to pick, but are making it appear as a competition.
  5. AF Light Air Support Aircraft

    Let's be honest, FY20 really means 2050 if the F-35 or any other program is an indication. Even if these programs are "off the shelf," I have a feeling the USAF will screw up the procurement somehow.
  6. RUMINT: AD FTU F16s to Kelly Field

    I feel like I have to ask the obvious. Where does AFPC think they're going to generate IP's from fore these new squadrons. Or am I misreading this and they're just going to move the squadrons from Holloman?
  7. RUMINT: AD FTU F16s to Kelly Field

    Too late to change my B-course from Holloman to Kelly?
  8. What's wrong with the Air Force?

    This is exactly why I avoid associating myself with that place. People wonder why grads are so cynical after they leave, this is why.
  9. T-6s Grounded; More OBOGS Issues

    Wait what?
  10. B-21 Raider

    Let's also be honest, the B-21 won't even fly until we're all 6ft under if the current AF acquisitions system remains.
  11. Pilot Shortage Deepens, USAF is SCREWED.

    I forget who said it but the AF has given up on retention and is focusing on production anymore. Let's be honest, why admit you made a mistake when you can blame it on someone else?
  12. Pilot Shortage Deepens, USAF is SCREWED.

    A buddy of mine's wife had the perfect explanation- they'll burn 30 pilots to produce 15.
  13. Contractor UPT

    Alliance sounds good but where are they going to put MOA's? That airspace is busy as hell. And as someone mentioned before, where are they going to get airplanes?
  14. AF Light Air Support Aircraft

    As much as I want this to happen, it's not shiny enough with a bunch of gee-whiz gadgets for the brass to get behind sadly.
  15. How do you feel about your airframe and mission?

    Not an ADAIR guy but a good friend of mine was at Tyndall flying ADAIR for several years prior to going F-22's and loved it. From what I recall they had 2-3 go's per day with ~8 jets available. 1/3 go was F-22 support and 2 go was CT/Training. He seemed to be able to fly 7 ish times per week with ample XC opportunities. He didn't really list many con's that I recall.