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sputnik last won the day on December 26 2012

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  1. Shadow Boxes

    Got mine at USAFA hobby shop.
  2. Interesting, hope you find it. I would sum up my airline impressions before I started as very similar to yours. I just didn't have anything else I really felt like doing. I mean, couldn't think of a single damn thing (I had several options, it's just that none of them excited me in any real way). Couple rounds of TAP didn't change it much. I decided to look for post mil employment through the ratio of most money for least amount of work. And here I am. Good luck man, it's a big world out there. You'll find something. Let us know what it is
  3. Purely out of curiosity, why not airlines?
  4. Leaving the Air Force for the Airlines

    Ive seen periodic threads on APC about it, though a brief search only turned up this https://www.airlinepilotforums.com/military/103780-former-navy-rotor-guy-jumping-rtp.html Granted I aint the most tech saavy. I know there is an Army aviation centric forum out there that would probably be the most useful, but cant recollect the name offhand. Edit, mabe aptap dot org is the one I was thinking of?
  5. Leaving the Air Force for the Airlines

    To the first bold, I try so hard to avoid national socialist grammer police work, but holy shit man. To the latter. Dial down the despair. We probably have the least of the big three, but we have new hires flying 76s international. You want wide body international, youll get it sooner or later. Get offers, then worry about picking. But be informed.
  6. Dude, I appreciate your cynicism, I really do. But your lack of basic knowledge is kinda scary. Its pretty easy to look this stuff up.
  7. What's wrong with the Air Force?

    Few years back, was awaiting knee surgery, couldnt run. Took the bike test. Did exactly as I was told. Never broke a sweat. Failed. Great test.
  8. The Next President is...

    Dude, What an excellent post. Saying this as a guy who doesn't like the man. Thanks for the perspective
  9. WTF? (**NSFW**)

    Meth, it's a heck of a drug http://katu.com/news/local/oregon-man-accused-of-sexually-assaulting-a-chicken
  10. Leaving the Air Force for the Airlines

    Basically you appear to like being a turd in a punchbowl. That said if you are working more for less pay then you were either a world class POS on active duty or you are doing the airline thing completely wrong. First year pay at a major isnt great, but the workload is a lot less.
  11. Good on him. Can't imagine what it would take for me to re-join the Air Force but good to see someone is staying in.
  12. Huh, there was a guy on either APC or FB DAL threads who had an interesting issue. He bid Capt as a very Jr hire and got it. But then lost the award because he didn't have a 1000 hours (FAA requirement). My impression was that he had the restricted ATP and got hired with les than a 1000....and still had less than that a few months into DAL. Or did I completely misread that and you need 1000 121 before upgrade?
  13. Well that was nice while it lasted

    Eh, from one who enlisted under Montgomery GI bill, my take is it isnt about the money. The money from the GI. "They" know a certain number of enlistees will look at the 100 a month and say F that. And then no matter what, they can never use it. The 2400 dollar buy in is not at all the point, it is ensuring a sizable chunk of financially illerate 18 year olds will sign away fhe benefit dorever.
  14. Leaving the Air Force for the Airlines

    While that is true, I've been hanging at the training center all week and many of the new hire FA's.....there's at least one straight guy on their interview team..
  15. Leaving the Air Force for the Airlines

    It wouldn't be fun, but could do it at DL. Probably wait to get off probation before pressing to test though.