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  1. 11 graded events (T-6 sims/flights) is not a lot of data to pull from and judge someone with though. I mean I've flown with dudes who took that long to completely get over airsickness so they could really start performing in the jet.
  2. I don't personally know what the path is but there most definitely is one. Back when I taught T-6's we averaged about 1 CSO per class from a variety of air frames. There is a commitment, 2 years seems right but I'm not sure. Most of the dudes who came through UPT were mid ish Captains, so about 6 years in if that gives you some perspective. As for the age limit, dude there is a waiver for everything, no $hit I had a student who was 40 and going through UPT. Make them tell you no. And if they do, go find a Guard unit (that's what the one guy did). Congrats on getting picked up for CSO! No small accomplishment. Don't shun the Navy though, I know plenty of great Naval Aviators. Out of curiosity what mission are you passionate about that the AF does that the Navy doesn't?
  3. That's a surprisingly fast/short syllabus to track kids. What's the feedback been so far?
  4. Unknown dude. I would guess that rated is probably out, sorry. That being said I know lots of people in the service who are either color blind or color deficient. So don't think it's all over, you may not end up in the job you want, but there are lots of fulfilling and awesome jobs still out there.
  5. Did the same thing in high school while wrestling. No surgery, same rehab you did. Can't remember if I told the doc that it happened when I first joined (12 years ago now), but never had any issues to date and no doc since has cared. It couldn't hurt to have your doc say it's good to go, but be cautious telling the military more than they need to know. Also, I just tell docs I dislocated a long time ago (mostly true), they ask if it's fine, I say yes and we move on.
  6. Gotcha, sounds more like a select lucky few will get to experience KRND vs KDLF/KEND vs a full up pipeline
  7. So the PIT squads will now basically be half PIT and half UPT? Interesting. Looks like the Randolph flying club is on its way out
  8. Forgive the ignorance, what does WIC for the U-2 look like? It is ground heavy with lots of intel briefings/study or does it involve a lot of flying?
  9. But at least the slides are green for the generals review!
  10. How are they doing UPT at KRND? Did they stand up another squadron or are the PIT guys helping out?
  11. I'm gonna guess it involves less flying and less sims all in the name of increased production. Oh and a healthy splash of VR and some buzz words.
  12. I wouldn't your money racking up as many ratings as possible, it won't make a difference if you have Multi and MEI, you're still going to go thru the AF training pipeline. If anything get a decent amount of instrument time and actually go fly in some IMC if able. I taught T-6's for several years and honestly thethe difference between a Comm Multi, MEI, etc and someone who had their Instrument rating was not much. Focus on solid basic habit patterns and good IFR skills. Instruments were always difficult for students, if you can make that section easier than you have a significant advantage. And besides if you go the heavy route you'll get plenty of multi engine time for free, so why waste the money?
  13. The only one that I have seen with any regularity are Vipers to Kelly. Usually drop in early to mid summer since they offer only one B-Course per year. Everything else is a crap shoot.
  14. At the end of the PTN article they mention they're going to be using T-6B's for the third class, is the AF buying some or did we manage to borrow a few from the Navy?
  15. Is this a first for Canada? Granted I didn't go thru Shep but everyone I talked to from there made it seem like mostly Germans/US got FAIPed
  16. Would someone mind expanding on shout tours and short tour credit, i.e. what are they and what benefits are there to doing them?
  17. @FLEA, sounds just like what I heard. Not too worried as my unit is only $50 per month, but this definitely seemed a case to good to be true, so I guess we'll find out in a year. And no dependents for me to Korea (or in general).
  18. Anyone have any experience with self procured storage? I'm headed to Korea and already have my own storage unit from when I moved to KHMN. TMO made it sound almost too good to be true where they'll reimburse me when I leave Korea and pick up all my stuff from storage and ship it to my new location. Any advice or things to be aware of?
  19. A few weeks ago wasn't it 20, then 12, now 8. At this rate it'll be 2 by the time we actually get them delivered
  20. Duck, one other thing I forgot to mention earlier is I also got out of a significant amount of alimony by offering to pay off some of her debts. It did hurt me a bit financially at the time, but in the long run it paid off as it gave me more bargaining room for other things. Just an idea for ways to get more time with the kids or to pay less alimony.
  21. Went thru this last year, no kids thankfully. Lots of people have mentioned it already but stop drinking, I didn't adhere to this and said/did some pretty stupid things, thankfully none have come back to haunt me (yet). Get yourself around some good bros and as much as you may want to shit talk her with them, I don't recommend it, too many people are intertwined between you and her and you can burn more bridges than build that way. Military One Source was a great resource, they hooked me up with a counselor and 10 free visits, and I'll be honest, talking to the counselor and getting my emotions out there and not elsewhere was probably the best move I made. I've had mixed results with the Family Advocate or whatever they're called on base, but all the people I've talked to off base have been amazing. As far as money and assets, I went to the ex and had her write down a list of everything she wanted as far as furniture, plates, linens, personal stuff, pictures, etc and what she thought was fair. This turned out to be very helpful as what she wanted was actually less than I was willing to give her so I made out decently. Now we did do some minor negotiating over alimony, but again, in the end I walked away paying less than I was prepared to because I let her make the first move (never show your cards if you can help it). Being civil is going to be the hardest part of all of this. You'll want to scream and lose control, but don't do it. Bite your tongue so hard it bleeds if you have to, but do not give her ammo to take more than she already is. It'll hurt now, but in a year you'll be proud of how you acted. As far as kids go, I grew up in a divorced family. Saw my parents fight, got used as a pawn once or twice. In the end that's not what I remember. I remember the good times with my dad (he passed a few years ago) and how he was always there for me at concerts, sporting events, graduations, you name it. Every chance you can make your kids feel loved, don't spoil them, be the parent they need in their lives and they'll turn out okay. You need anything, we're all here to help.
  22. First of all, don't FAIP to Laughlin. Just don't. Second, if she did get FAIP'ed I would be extremely skeptical that she could jump year groups or anything to come and meet you, never heard of it. Most likely is that she would stay in her year group but get an early departure (so 3-9 months prior to her 3 years post PIT). Finally, just because someone wants to FAIP doesn't mean they will. In all my time I only saw 2 people who had FAIP as #1 get it. You have to be a good pilot to get FAIP'ed and the squadron has to not hate you.
  23. Is it also scheduled to go into the hangar for repairs/fixes/upgrades the same day?
  24. Can't even say I'm remotely surprised.
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