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Marco

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Marco last won the day on February 10

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  1. https://www.pilotcareercentre.com/Search-Air-Carrier-By-Aircraft-Type-And-By-Region/103/0/Bell-412/All-Regions
  2. Florida ANG

    I'm sure I'd be in the same boat but I'm on the way out anyway, so a TSP was a nice way to bow out versus going to the Mid East or any other shithole I've been to in the past. YMMV, I was ready to get home about halfway thru, but I own a business, and was ready to get back to it. I tried to use the time to focus on some work that eluded my attention bc of distractions at home plate and trying to be a good dad and husband. Got a lot done actually. To that end, I'm looking forward to handing in my paperwork in November. It's been a good run.
  3. Florida ANG

    Not gonna lie, it was the most 'cush' deployment I've been on. I'll take a TSP boondoggle to Europe any day of the week. It was a good way to have a last hurrah before I punch. Back to OP: Give it a week or two while the guys cycle thru leave, etc. and play catch up at home plate. ETA: Deadline is tomorrow. Better get on it if you haven't submitted your packet.
  4. Florida ANG

    We've been deployed. Just returned this week and last. Give them some time to return to ops normal.
  5. What does that have to do with the price of tea in China?
  6. Latest Movies

    Deadpool 2 teaser. Fuck yeah. Edit: Turn down the fucking volume for fucking language if you're at fucking work. Loser.
  7. Huggy, As we have discussed before, probably a wise choice. I love these little hot rods. I've been involved with them in some fashion or the other since 2008. Right now, mine are torn apart (just wrapped up a year's worth of client projects, so we're diving back into our jets now). I've got new MB ejection seats coming, and just spec'd out the components for a glass cockpit upgrade that we'll install this summer concurrently when we do the seats. I'm looking forward to having some fun this year. :)
  8. You asked for a reason as to why, in your opinion, people seemed upset. I gave you one. As for my own personal situation, no it does not preclude me from making a living. However, I am not an airline pilot; I'm an engineer and a business owner. I employ aerospace engineers, aircraft maintenance technicians, as well as pilots and flight engineers to fly my aircraft. From the perspective of an employer, yes it appears that an effort is being made to restrict the options of those looking to get out (further down the line) in order to shore up numbers. A spade is a spade, I call it like I see it. Other things may be going on, but it doesn't change perception.
  9. Maybe because there are other, better ways for him to do his job and meet his requirements; than to try and restrict the ability of people to make a living once their service commitment is complete.
  10. They did. It's called the CF-5D, license built by Canadair back in the day. Bigger wing, leading edge flaps, -15 engines (J85-13 core with a smattering of -21 internal components), beefier landing gear, bigger wheels and tires. Even modded them with CF-18 HUD and HOTAS. Canadians used them as LIFT aircraft for a number of years before retiring them. They even SLEP'd their birds before putting them in storage. Great jets.
  11. Reno Air Races

    Win? That would be a nice encore...
  12. Was flying for the Air Force worth it?

    Since when has that stopped a drunk sailor? HAHAHAHAHA!!!!
  13. Reno Air Races

    Sounds like a good time had by all. Work, as usual, kept me from making it out this year. Buddy of mine made his Reno debut in Formula One this year.
  14. Paging Steve Davies

    fuck
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