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  1. 5 FAIPs in one class?! Damn son!
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    T-6s Grounded; More OBOGS Issues

    Are oil line chafing and ISS sequencing still issues as well?
  3. Guard, Reserves and Internationals purchase a slot for their folks in each training course. These spots are pre-programmed by AETC so their people make it through the pipeline with minimal downtime between courses. This saves a lot of $ with man-days, per diem and moving costs while providing the units with a predictable flow of personnel.
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    SOS/ACSC information

    Use google chrome, I did this on my Mac last month. Also, read the discussion board for the hint that will keep you from punching the computer after hour 6.9.
  5. Isn't this kind of like all of the UPT bases having their own IFF? Then they changed their minds and centralized it again. I don't see how this is feasible, there are barely enough resources for current studs here. LSI and MX can't give us more and the current evaluators are pretty busy w regular IP checks and 89 rides. This should be a fun exercise in futility until they change their minds in 6-9 months.
  6. Scheduleing shouldn't be a problem, we never had 12 hr days. We were always done flying by sunset (no night quals). Your scheduler can work with you a bit, students don't trip turn, but you might double turn on occasion. Studying/chairflying might be an issue. Some guys in my class were taking Masters classes at the same time and did just fine, others struggled through. If you have never flown the T-6 or struggled in formation, the kiddos might be a lot of added stress.
  7. XL track 14-03 6 T-38s (1 Guard) 1 Helo 18 T-1s (4 Guard/Reserve)
  8. Laughlin Track 13-14 5 T-38s- all active 2 UH-1s- active 18 T-1s- includes 4 Guard/Reserve
  9. Brewskis, I started in April. My class had several families with pets and they were all able to live off base with no hassle. Expect single guys/gals will have to live in dorms, though if you have a dog/cat, they may make an exception.
  10. Whats the best way to find furnished houses around Randolph? Looking more for the family type, not the standard bachelor PIT Pads.
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    CGO PME undergoes transformation

    I think this will be a slightly painful transition for some of us, but I am hoping this will start bringing back an emphasis on new Lts and Capts focusing on primary duties like flying planes instead of Masters and SOS by correspondence. If they are trying to send everyone through this program, places like my base that require correspondence and a Bac+ before they will send you in res can get back to letting copilots learn their F-ing airframe. I am actually glad to see this even though it means I'll have to endure 3 extra weeks of pain.
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    Traditions when leaving a squadron

    I have not seen the tradition in active squadrons, but we did something similar at XL. Once you finished your last ride in T6s, you turned your Flight patch upside down and when you finished your last flight in pilot training, you flipped your class patch.
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    This may be a dumb question, but who gets to fly the SCA? Is it a process like AF One or is it as simple as putting it on your ADP?
  14. Brabus, I'll be on Maui for a week prior to Oahu. Do you have favorite dive spots or dive shops over that way? We'll be staying on the North shore of the island. My husband is a very experienced diver; I've only got 10 or so myself. Thanks for the info!
  15. Nyone know of any good spots to SCUBA on Oahu, or do most people just freedive around there?
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    Blues on Monday

    FF, You forgot "black leather gloves"...you might not get to eat breakfast at the chowhall if you show up without them.
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    Little Rock info

    The J timeline depends on if you are short or long course. Long course takes 7 months, 3 for basic qual and 4 for tac qual. The short course guys are done in 4 months.
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    C-12 vs T-44 at Corpus

    The C-12 is a newer plane than the 44, but the T-44C has an all new glass instrument suite. The C-12 is slightly larger and you can get a type rating upon graduation in the King Air 200. The Charlie was nice because the back up instruments were a mini version of the normal stuff (none of that no-gyro crap). If you want to go to the J model (slick or AFSOC), the Charlie is a nice transition. If you are trying to go Es or H1s, go for the C-12. VT-31 is a larger squadron, so more chance of different IPs, not getting stuck with the same IP over and over (except your on-wing). Overall, it is 6 one way, half a dozen the other. If you get the choice (you might not get a choice), I would go with the squadron that has more of your buddies. Gouge and cooperation are key to graduating and doing well in Navy training. Good luck and have fun on the beach.
  19. You can see your course on the moving map and can slew the curser around to look at different things. You can also draw Tac Plots to represent no fly areas, etc...but no doghouses, we just put our sticks in the clip on the yoke and the PNF briefs the Alts for the next leg . It is nice to point out the night towers on VLLs, plus it shows the curser in the HUD to help you find stuff.
  20. Air Time, I can't speak for the other varients, but the J gives the pilots AMAZING SA. Between the Nav Radar display, CAPS, DIG Map and the HUD, there are plenty of toys to keep you in the loop. There are tools to help you locate your position in relation to the DZ, LZs, formation positioning, draw avoidance areas over the white line that is your route, and ways to alter your route with accurate time calculations. Lets just say, every day I find something else to love about my plane.
  21. The biggest difference in the mission is Intra vs Inter-theater airlift. The 17s will bring stuff to and from the theater while Herks are in the theater taking bullets and beans to the troops. The biggest satisfaction in flying a Herk is knowing that by taking the army's stuff from town to town in the air, they dont have to risk getting blown up in a convoy. 17s tend to go TDY more shipping stuff in the US and around the world. The Herk takes it to the smaller fields once it gets to the main hubs. I love flying Tac airlift and the J has all the cool toys of the C17s with the mission of a Herk. Corpus was a ton of fun, live on the island if you can. The T44C offered a good mix of Navy style training with the avionics of a T1. Just remember...at the end of the day, jets suck and props screw.
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    Capt Malinda Hammond IS My Hero!

    Dumb question, but what does EGG stand for?
  23. Most AF Inns are pet free, but a few bases have pet TLFs, you will have to call them individually to find out. Your best bet is to check websites like petfriendlyhotels.com. You should get a daily per diem and lodging allowance that will cover the cost.
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    General C-130 Hercules questions

    Its not about the Navy being better or worse with training. I hated the Navy way of doing things in many parts of my training. However, the turbo-prop training was invaluable training for the Herk and learning to flying instrument approaches in the weather with half of your instruments and only one engine was an excellent tool to help cement those essential piloting and navigational skills. Oh, and the FMS is a none issue now. The Navy is upgrading all T-44s to Charlie models, all glass cockpit with an FMS like the T1.
  25. Albuquerque has an ANG Viper unit called the Tacos, never heard about any other platforms out that way.