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  1. Leaving the Air Force for the Airlines

    A year ago I ended up being forced to fly back home on a CRJ regional out of Dallas. I had never really flown in anything like that before but noticed the airplane just sounded like it had a lot of drag after takeoff. Thought nothing of it until about 45 mins into the flight, I felt the main gear go up in the wheel wells below me. We were hauling @$$ too. Then I got to see them fly over my home airport and divert to a place that had maintenance. Sure enough, over the intercom they told us all they had a gear issue and were diverting. Panic ensued from the passengers on the plane. All in all a great flight, I wanted to say hi to the pilots but they stayed locked in the cockpit until after we were off the plane. Got a free nights stay in BFE, Texas. Needless to say, I ended up just renting a car and driving the next day...
  2. Give it about 3 years and they will try it again.
  3. I've had a ton of people PM me telling me they were thinking of doing the same thing. Most of the guys I know APZ write letters to make sure they don't get promoted 1 Above. Bottom line, who knows? Probably more than we think.
  4. I'm thinking this is a way to keep pilots from requesting to be passed over. That's what my Commander thinks. Too many people wrote letters.
  5. I actually think this is a great idea for pilots. In fact I would argue for it to be 100% to Lt Col and even promote separately and at a faster rate than the rest of the AF. The rollout was completely botched, yet again by Big Blue. The problem that I see is two fold. First, this is being portrayed as a knee jerk reaction with very little planning for thought behind it. No where do I see this is going to be permanent, which means it will be business as usual for all the queep that goes into normal promotions. This is simply a backdoor stoploss for O-3s. I am wondering if a lot of guys wrote the board last time requesting to be passed over hence the surprisingly low O-3 pilots selected for O-4.
  6. Valid criticism. I am just tired of getting the rug pulled out from under me and my family, one failed AF personnel policy at a time. I have not had it the worst at all by a long shot, but enough that me and my family went to lengths to get passed over on the very first O-4 board I had. Once I get out, I can promise to never post on here again.
  7. Standard AF. Fire, Aim, Ready.
  8. Lol no. I'll drop the cynicism as soon as the AF starts living up to their end of the bargain. Don't hate the player, hate the game.
  9. I hope you're right. I seriously hate you right now. Lol
  10. Have ya checked the Palace Chase webpage on mypers lately? I think most pilots are looking for an early out from the 10 year sentence.
  11. The only people I see this really screws are guys who are on their second look for this board. If they promote all the APZers it really fvcks them when they were making plans to separate/go to the Guard/provide for their family, etc. Hopefully they still take letters to the board in consideration.
  12. They will find some other BS to fill your time. Can't have anyone working less than a 60 hour week. We want the taxpayers to get their money's worth.
  13. It says there is more info on mypers, yet the "link" is not really a link and mypers is silent on the issue last I checked. Great job rolling this pile of $hit out AF.
  14. Yeah, this totally throws a wrench in my plans. From what I know they didn't distinguish between APZ and IPZ in the memo passed around. I still submitted my letter, but am a little worried to say the least.
  15. I just heard a rumor that the next O-4 board in December will be a 100% promotion opportunity. The only people required to submit PRFs are those with DNPs or Ps w/ derogative information. WTF is going on?
  16. Leadership at the 'Deid

    I don't know what bothers me more, that people feel the need to lie to the Generals or that the Generals are stupid enough to believe them.
  17. Flight Pay increases

    Puts things in perspective. Prayers for you all and the little man.
  18. Flight Pay increases

    I'm gonna use the extra $50/month to pay for Emerald Coast. Thanks Air Force!
  19. Flight Evaluation Board (FEB)

    What year was this?
  20. Every time you guys post in this thread it gets people's hopes up that the AF is actually approving Palace Chase applications only to come to this thread and find nothing about Palace Chase is actually being discussed...
  21. NFL Ratings are Way Down

    NAACP boycotting NFL games may be just what the NFL needs to get more viewers. Just like when all those faggots boycotted Chick-fil-A and they had the biggest week of sales in history.
  22. They are actually talking about cutting the UPT syllabus substantially to produce more pilots faster.
  23. I was wondering about this myself. I am very happy with how my situation worked out, but was also expecting the AF to say "fvck you, you are getting promoted and serving out the remainder of your ADSC". On the other side of the coin, I talked to a couple of my 11x buddies who were passed over unexpectedly. Only one of them had a negative indicator. I had buddies that were current/qualified Viper pilots who ended up getting passed over, who were planning on staying 20+. How can Goldfinger and Wilson even have a straight face talking about a "Pilot Shortage" to congress, the airlines or whoever the hell else will still listen after the bloodbath from the past O-5 and O-4 board for pilots? Honest question. I really want to know how they spin this.
  24. Would love to hear what these kids think about drops in 2009-2012 then, when half the class got Preds. A decent drop was just getting a Viper in the drop.