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  1. Maybe I’m wrong but we basically have a flying only career track that tops out at O-4. Because if all you do is fly and scoff your desk job, in today’s environment you will make O-4, be passed over twice for O-5 and be continued until retirement. You will also be financially behind your peers who got out after 11 years and started flying for the airlines. If you don’t guarantee guys with no negative indicators a promotion to O-5 then it’s basically just relabeling what we already have now. At least an O-5 paycheck and retirement starts to make some of the math make sense... Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network mobile app
  2. Bummer Pawnman, hate it when guys that want to stay in and make a difference don’t get promoted to places where they can affect positive change. Keep your head up brother! Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network mobile app
  3. Both of them are really good peoples surprisingly. But the rest of us peons were just surprised nothing was done about it. Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network mobile app
  4. Had an SP throw the T-6 to max power on a static takeoff while holding brakes which caused the brakes to lock up. The IP eventually took the aircraft but it still departed the runway and caused the nose gear to collapse. It took the RSU controller telling the IP to shut the engine off while the prop was grinding into the ground before the engine was secured. No Q-3 and the IP ended up as the Wing Exec and a school select shortly after. Had another IP do a touch and go on a 2500 ft uncontrolled field and no Q-3, after previously have been counseled for telling students to see how many continuous aileron rolls they could do on their solo. The student who broke the “record” recovered his aircraft around 2000 feet AGL, but was kicked out for lying about it. Nothing done to the IP. Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network mobile app
  5. PickYour... nah. Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network mobile app
  6. I know a dude at United doing the same thing. He’s close enough to retirement that when he gets back he will finish out. Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network mobile app
  7. After a couple month flying for the airlines, I realized I should have been dreaming of this job. Even on first year pay I can’t figure out how to spend all this money. Sounds like you have it all figured out kid. I wanted to fly fighters when I got to college but glad that it worked out the way it did for me. I have buddies that thanks to ALO, predator assignments, the tiered readiness fiasco and other shenanigans are just hitting their 1,000 hours. Can’t speak from experience but one of my best fighter buddies told me that for a couple hours a week it is the best job in the world, the other 60+ suck so much that it casts a shadow on the other couple hours. Instead of ranting on a military forum with something you know nothing about, maybe you should spend your time trying to get better and achieve your goals. Also, I said no pickles on my burger. If you put them on their again, God help me... Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network mobile app
  8. While I can’t vouch for his T-38 time, he did fine in the T-6 and had a great attitude. If he had sucked super bad, the Commander at the time was sending guys to T-1s at other bases due to the pilot shortage and not risking T-38 washouts. Like Pawnman said, everyone in the chain recommended retraining to a different crew aircraft but almighty Rand new better than the people below him. I’ve flown with enough terrible co-pilots to know that he would have been successful in a different aircraft. Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network mobile app
  9. Good point. I meant a mobility aircraft. Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network mobile app
  10. If this is the guy that I’m thinking about... similar stories. He is a really good dude and definitely didn’t deserve the treatment he got from the assclown 4-Star. I wrote that guy a letter to his FEB detailing his performance in UPT and how he would be more than fine in a crew asset. Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network mobile app
  11. That’s awesome! Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network mobile app
  12. The way I read it, you would need to be done with your 10 year UPT commitment. Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network mobile app
  13. Yeah, I guess I just don’t understand what the big deal is if you had already finished your alert commitment for the month. I guess if you could somehow take leave that last week or try to drop one week of orders you would be good? Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network mobile app
  14. Ignorant question. Whats to stop someone from being on 30 day alert orders, sitting their 12 days of alert in the first 3 weeks of the month and then picking up and flying an airline trip the last week that you are off but still technically under orders? Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network mobile app
  15. It was held up due to pushback from the SECDEF office if I remember correctly. We had a couple brothers on here effected where their names were pulled from both the “select” and “non-select” lists pending an appeal from the AF on why they should be promoted. Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network mobile app
  16. What about just having an honest conversation with your Commander and telling him you feel like you need to win an award to be competitive for where you want to go, but that you feel like a dirty man-slut for submitting yourself? Ask him for promotion advice and let him draw the conclusion that he needs to put you in a position to win said awards. The Commanders that I Exec’d for always seemed to get giddy when someone came in who actually wanted to be promoted in the AF and asked for advice on how to do it. Most of the Commanders I had loved talking about how they got promoted and how their path went. Just a suggestion. Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network mobile app
  17. I’m getting a 404 error on the link, but whatever is going on sounds hilarious. Someone fill me in? Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network mobile app
  18. If he had to give you a P because you were the only eligible, why the heartburn towards the Wg/CC? Lots of people have refused to do ACSC now a days. Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network mobile app
  19. Duck

    Divorce

    I am hearing that VA compensation in Florida is used as income in the calculations. Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network mobile app
  20. Loved the video. It just seems so empty after a decade of “you’re replaceable”, “if you don’t like it quit”, and having to fight everyone in every other organization just to get some support. I wish them the best, but I’m glad that I am out. Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network mobile app
  21. One of my favorite Rhat stories: OG in SW Asia, He was notorious for having the radio in his office and bedroom tuned to ground frequency in order to squash anything fun or what he deemed unprofessional. A guard crew ended up telling Ground that it would be easier to understand them if they took the dicks out of their mouths. Rhat was listening in his room, hunted down the crew and told them they were going home on the next rotator. They were both Airline dudes and started celebrating going home early. Rhat heard about it and called them back in to tell them they were going to finish out their time but they were now on probation. Lol Totally backfired on him. Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network mobile app
  22. Yes traditional are eligible. However it comes with a 4 year commitment from what my retention office said. Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network mobile app
  23. I know of a unit that when they were forced to switch from fighters to heavy they took all the squadron furniture threw it on the flightline and set it on fire. This was at an international airport nonetheless. Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network mobile app
  24. Only one warning from your post... if it flys, floats or fornicates it’s cheaper to rent than own. I’ve ops tested 2 of the 3 and I’ve found this principle to hold true. Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network mobile app
  25. This cat has made so much money recreating the wheel it’s not even funny anymore. Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network mobile app
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