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  1. I’m very informal, but: If he’s not a pilot and wearing pilot wings, I’d rip them off his suit and tell him to report to the DO and chew his ass. And if I saw a pilot let an aircrew tell them how to fly, I’d get the f-ck off that plane because no pilot worth a sh-t allows that to happen. Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network mobile app
  2. The shoe clerks are staying in. I know a LOT of shoes that haven’t had to go to work for months and so their 30 min of email from home each day while getting a paycheck. Pilots, maintainers and others actually still have to work. But I know a lot of pilots who aren’t separating as covid dashed their airline plans. Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network mobile app
  3. I did a lot of night overheads and 15 degree night SFO’s were standard when I was on exchange in Europe. As were night form t/o and landings. I imagine USAF quit in the 80’s or so. Just a guess. UPT based do night overheads to get pattern reps but the IP flies the pattern and SP gets the jet on final, Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network mobile app
  4. Confirmed based on my observation: 69%+ of leftists who were miserable before the election are still miserable after, filling social media with profanity filled rants about their daily woes. Self-Victimization is a tough habit to break. And Hillary’s still not president. Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network mobile app
  5. The same people who were miserable behind their keyboards for 4 years with TDS - Trump derangement Syndrome will soon be the same miserable victims with BDS - Biden Disappointment Syndrome. If the GOP keeps the senate, the dem infighting will be fun to watch. Very few campaign promises met, sets up the right for gains in 2024. The beta males and 2/10 feminists who were calling us all (on the right) racists and sexists will be miserable....still. And now we don’t have to hear about BLM or other statistically retarded causes for a while. The blue wave never happened. Not a bad election. Cheer up, it could be Hillary’s second term. Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network mobile app
  6. Damn Huggy, did you follow the concrete arrows along your XC route? My grandad told me about them. All kidding aside, I’ve been on f-ed up flyovers. Even porked one myself (I’ll blame the anthem singer). But I’ll stand by my argument that nailing a TOT has very little training value for fighters in 2020. Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network mobile app
  7. Yeah, it’s pretty damn rough with INS/GPS to hit an uncontested TOT these days. I say we dedicate missions to it..maybe a phase. Reminds me of the time in the ‘stan, there I was, EGI failure...no sh-t...checking my g-shock watch hoping I had the skills to make that TOT to the tanker +\- 10 min with quartering headwinds so strong, I had to wind correct. Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network mobile app
  8. Agreed. There is nothing wrong with discussion of known facts and plausible scenarios. Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network mobile app
  9. I’m all for diversity in the ranks but I doubt we are suddenly going to find a ton of missed high-end recruits in the inner city. I’ve said before, I could find better recruits by stopping the BS academic and chess club qualifiers that get kids into UPT. I’ll take medium-intelligence type A recruits any day over the super-high-intelligence weenies I see filling the cockpits. Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network mobile app
  10. Leftists: “we want equality to end racism”, also leftists: “treating people equal is racist!” Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network mobile app
  11. That is a c model, navy does weird stuff, not sure why you’d put gear down. The jet goes into a different flight control mode when you aerial refuel anyhow with gear up. I’ve refueled from a c-130 before with Eurofighters and Tornadoes all stacked up. It’s no big deal except when 2x wing pods are out, you feel really close to the other jet refueling right next to you. Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network mobile app
  12. Generally you speed hold in the instrument pattern then simply press a button on the throttle to hold your AOA at the FAF as you set your flight path marker where you want to touch down. No flare or power modulation required, the throttle rolls back at touchdown. A lot about the jet is rediculously easy and automation can greatly help but over reliance is an issue and sometimes you think something is on/off when it isn’t, get sidetracked such as 6-9 steps to get your ILS symbology and it bites you. The ILS is horrible. I mean worst I’ve ever seen in aviation horrible to include GA. Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network mobile app
  13. The helmet is 2006 (not joking) spec’d technology that is still having issues in 2020. I did a masters paper on it in 2009 and the problems where I visited the factory and talked with engineers. They should have gone with a HUD/Scorpion combo a decade ago. Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network mobile app
  14. Trim the fat. This covid debacle has shown me who’s job can be easily cut. Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network mobile app
  15. A lot has changed since 2016. The left went all out assault and declared war with little regard to anything. I’m 100% for the right to counter-attack. Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network mobile app
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