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  1. Duck

    The new airline thread

    During my interview at Southwest, the Captain interviewing me point blank asked me if I was considering Guard or Reserves. When I said I wasn’t sure, she told me that I should find a Guard unit and that my Active Duty time was too valuable to throw away. She then said that Southwest loves their Guard/Reserve guys. I thought they weren’t supposed to ask you about this, but she was just giving me professional advice to do both.
  2. Just doing my part to free our fellow posters from the AF Stockholm Syndrome.
  3. As advertised. I am now on terminal leave and also got s job with a major airline. Stress level zero and never been so happy in my life. Yes, it trumps UPT, PCS, Adv flying training ADSCs. The only thing that you need to check is the GI bill transfer of benefits eligibility. This is all from memory so please check me on this. If you decline continuation but separate at the mandatory 6 month date, you can keep your transfer benefits even if you still owe time on the ADSC. If however you try and move it up you MAY lose the transfer.
  4. Duck

    Commanders are dropping like flies this year

    We did these “namings” for the students at my UPT base while I was an instructor. The Sq/CC always knew when we were doing them but I never saw him or the DO. I never had any issues with them in my flights but a couple of my buddy Flt/CCs had issues with students getting arrested by SF walking back to their dorms (gmafb)and another one had an issue where one student went to the hospital for alcohol poisoning. In both cases, the Sq and Wg Commanders took care of it at the lowest level possible and life went on.
  5. How long does it take to get the whole thing processed and get the promotion order?
  6. That checks with what I was told.
  7. Yup. Ran into that one. The changes the rules between my 2nd and 3rd PC attempt. I pushed to test but they kept kicking it back until I got off the profile (torn rotator, no pushups).
  8. How soon can the Guard put you up for O-5 when you have been twice passed over on AD? I heard as long as you don’t have a break in service, and you have the TIG and appropriate PME, they can put you up immediately. True?
  9. A lot of people believe getting awards and strats put you on the path to being an HPO. It’s actually the other way around. Being an HPO wins you awards and gets you the killer strats. Unfortunately, there is NOTHING you can do to become an HPO, it is gifted to you and once it is, it basically takes blatant sexual misconduct to pull you off the path.
  10. Rule #1 don’t talk about Baseops right?
  11. Asking for a friend in the same situation I was in. Thank God I’m not on it!
  12. Can I has one of them O-5 promotion lists?
  13. Duck

    Chasing the dream of Fighter's!

    Again... really? If you worked as hard at anything as diligent as you create fake accounts and post your crappy scores you would be able to move out of your mom’s basement and actually get a job. Next time come up with a better story.
  14. Duck

    Grumpy MC Driver

    I always loved my FAIPs. Yeah sometimes they got out of control and started talking about things they didn’t know about but who doesn’t?
  15. Duck

    What's wrong with the Air Force?

    God, reading through that doc reminded me of how bad the AF fcuked up that investigation and the subsequent witch hunt. I feel for the guys wife. What’s the Capt up to now? I’m assuming major airlines have a hard time with a Court Martial and Dishonorable Discharge.
  16. Duck

    What's wrong with the Air Force?

    DLF: “It’s not the end of the world, but you can see it from here”
  17. Duck

    What's wrong with the Air Force?

    If she’s a 1 now, she’ll be a 1 in 5 months too. (Binary, 1 or 0)
  18. Duck

    What's wrong with the Air Force?

    Isn’t that society these days though? How many times have you seen a dude in the public eye with MUCH more to lose than a 1LT in the USAF and he can’t keep it in his pants.
  19. The real reason it was took out was that the highest bust item on the C4 check was due to ELPs. So with a typical C4 bust... two 87 rides then the IPC. If everything went perfect, the stud ended up just being about 5 days behind. Or we can just not make ELPs be on the checkride=0 busts. So it has less to do with the time spent “teaching ELPs” and more to do with making T-6s a 6 month program directly to wings and the B course. Streamlined and as quick and “easy” as possible. It’s coming guys so just be ready for it. The AF said they were gonna grow out of the pilot shortage and they damn sure meant it.
  20. Duck

    What's wrong with the Air Force?

    Yeah, I’m talking about other stuff. Unrelated to what happened at DLF. I’m just saying it happens more than the AF likes to admit. I’m not excusing it, nor am I going to talk about specifics, I’m just speaking truth for those that may be heading to UPT as an IP. Seriously watch yourselves and your buddies.
  21. As a prior Chief of PIT... you would be surprised. I’ll take the FAIP over the C-17 AC nine times out of ten.
  22. Duck

    What's wrong with the Air Force?

    I will say this, it’s tough for the FAIPs. They are closer to the students age then the “wife and 2 kids” MWS guy who is at a minimum 5 years older than him. You put them in towns where the talent is tough to find. Then along walks in this LT who starts to feel like you taught her to fly and you were the cool IP and now she wants to go XC with you. Then everyone is drinking and... it isn’t hard to see how two adults end up in this situation. Not saying I agree but it’s reality.
  23. Duck

    iPhone app inop

    I’m having the same problem on the iPhone X.
  24. Duck

    The new airline thread

    Anyone know what the wait is to get a class date at Southwest once you are offered the job?