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Danny Noonin

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Danny Noonin last won the day on July 17 2015

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  1. Track Selects and Assignment Nights

    That's how my drop was. Except we also had the other bases on a conference call. Order of bases rotated each drop. #1 from Vance would get up and pick e.g. I'll take line 5, F-15C to Tyndall," then someone at each location would cross that line off the transparency with a marker (list was displayed on an over-cranium projector. Then #1 from CBM would go, etc. Until the last guy at the last base got what was left Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. Track Selects and Assignment Nights

    Road trip to Austin. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. Goldfein advocating FAA 1500 hour rule change???

    I'd agree except for the snarky part. Hoss implied here he was kicked out for "dissent". He was kicked out because he retired. Roto explained why he deleted the original post and, after a discussion that seemed (to me) to clear it up, he invited Hoss to repost with source. There's a literal handful of dudes up there trying to make things better. Roto is one of them. Doesn't help any of us when dudes are throwing spears at him and implying dark motives where there are none. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. Goldfein advocating FAA 1500 hour rule change???

    Not exactly how it went down Hoss. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. Goldfein advocating FAA 1500 hour rule change???

    Ive seen the study. Apparently you haven't. I also can't recall the exact numbers but RAND showed getting out at ADSC was financially best (for pilot), getting out at 20 as an O-5 next, and 25 as an O-6 last. All examples included going to the airlines. There was another situation or two but I don't recall what. And yes, the difference was in millions. About $2.5M at the far end and $1M at the min. That's what the study showed. He's not making it up. What the study didn't account for was life after 65. The comparisons were all made AT 65 as I recall. So it didn't account for the value of the pension at that point (active retirement or guard/reserve retirement) or life expectancy. Nor did it account for health care costs at all. It's impossible to show accurate math because there are too many variables with companies and who the hell knows what the industry will be like in 10 years. I will say that in the late 90s, all my buds were believing the same "indefinite hiring" and "we're all gonna be rich and have tons of days off!" stories that people seem to believe wholeheartedly now. Do you guys think you'll be the only pilots in the history of the industry to go through without a major downturn (furloughs, massive pay cuts)? I hope it's true, but the airline industry has embarrassed a lot of predictions in the past. The only constant is that it's volatile. My sim partner at Delta years ago sold farm equipment 3 days a week for 2 years to get by while furloughed. That wasn't in the brochure when he was hired. Dudes keep saying you can't put a price on quality of life and that's true. Realize for many people, there is also a value to the security blanket of a pension and health care that probably exceeds its direct value. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. Mudhen A-A kill in Syria

    Valid. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. Mudhen A-A kill in Syria

    WW1, balloons counted Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. It absolutely happened. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. IRR opportunities....points

    Most points you'll get are INactive duty points. They count toward a reserve retirement calculation but not towards earning an active duty retirement. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. AGR Curtailment

    No. 1) The unit would have to allow you to curtail your AGR orders 2) there would have to be an open TR billet for you to move into, and... 3) they would have to allow you to move into that billet (potentially over someone else if the unit is full on part timers) Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. AF Light Air Support Aircraft

    Same reason he loves the gripen. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. One year Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. Stop loss does not likely affect AGRs. But nothing says they have to let you curtail an AGR tour. You have orders for X time. They never have to let you out of them. They typically have let folks go because over the last 15+ years there has typically been a line of folks that would want to take that job. If that's not so anymore that could affect someone's ability to get a curtailment approved. Theoretically. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. Leaving the Air Force for the Airlines

    Close, but wrong navy. It's the US Navy service dress. No shit. Same coat, different buttons sewn on. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. Replacing the Eagle with Vipers?

    Wholeheartedly agree with the above. I didn't perceive the "saying no to missions" part on first read of your original post. Though you just wanted more money. I agree with what you are saying Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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