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  1. I agree it’s probably too early to draw conclusions but given the number of people in this board who are opposed to change, I find it interesting that there are guys making it through. By the way, that info was from a LM instructor, not a VR proponent. Technology is changing tactics the way INS/GPS changed navigation. I think we should train to that and also face some unpopular realities about what legacy airframes will do mission-wise in the future. With PGMs and evolving roles, we can cut some training in some areas and shift that to other places. Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network mobile app
  2. Did any of you guys know that there are dudes in the USAF currently who’s first solo was in the T-6 and second solo ride was in the F-35? I heard today they are doing fine. Granted they got 12 dual F-16 flights but zero T-38/IFF. Next batch will go T-6 direct to F-35 without the F-16 based on this success. New world...embrace it. Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network mobile app
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    Airlift stops

    6-9 years ago I hopped on a C-5 trip space A to the Bahamas. It was supposed to be there 3x days but it got cut short after a day. I rode along and we ended up flying to North Carolina, picking up a single pallet and taking it to Travis. I was informed it was because someone saw the 3-day layover and determined it was a waste of resources. So the taxpayers spent 200x+ more in jet fuel to not waste resources on a made up task. Shitshow. Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network mobile app
  4. Wright-patt medical gurus have the waiver authority for ejection seats. I have a bunch of titanium fusing my vertebrae after a snowboard accident, was DNIF 6 months but they approved a return to ejection seat aircraft saying no guarantee it would survive an ejection. There are probably crew / RPA options for you also. Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network mobile app
  5. I went a solid 8 years without a valid PT test. We pencil-whipped at the sq level, I remember having a beer at the sq bar, being asked by the PTL what he thought I could run 1.5 in. Same guy was a hardass IP because one evaluation mattered, the other we all knew was BS. So m I wouldn’t doubt Pilots are doing that still if able. And it’s fine by me because the PT test is dumb. The fatties all get exempt anyhow. Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network mobile app
  6. Not true, in fact captains who go thru upt often get hooked up due to being the class leader = subjectively higher flight commander rating. I saw it plenty. Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network mobile app
  7. DG ROTC? What in the foooook? Really? Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network mobile app
  8. Everyone going overseas needs to know this. Huge fee for convenience. I had 6,000 Euros I needed to convert to $ when I left, BOA took $~250 to do it. Get a local bank account, minimize BOA use. It’s a screw-job Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network mobile app
  9. Why would they not? T-1 has much more in common with a B-52 than a T-38 does Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network mobile app
  10. If this were a 401k issue I wouldn’t be having this discussion. I think it’s a valid concern that regular investments are easy target for the libs via capital gains taxes. Maybe I’m fired up over nothing. Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network mobile app
  11. Great words, thx! Anyone else concerned what’s going to happen if Trump loses the election? Those socialist dem bastards are going to punish the disciplined savers to reward the lazy is my guess. Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network mobile app
  12. I’m going to do some math and look at my income. I might take 1/3 out ~$3k in taxes. I’m trying to stay objective but it’s tough to pay that bill. It might be easier to pay the money vs watch a 10% correction wipe out gains. I’m not sure my long term strategy. Never thought of this stuff when I started 18 years ago. That’s why I’m asking you f—-ers Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network mobile app
  13. Today I was going to move my SP500 index fund holdings ~100k into a money market fund with the intent to move it back at next market correction. First time I have exchanged things like this but I stopped and investigated when I got to the “taxable event warning” I’ve dollar cost averaged into this fund for 10+ years at significant gain so Am i correct that I’ll pay capital gains of ~15%. The realized gain is about $60k...am I going to get taxed for $9k if I make this exchange. F-cking govt. Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network mobile app
  14. Promotion is a direct message from an organization that they desire a person to CONTINUE. Non-promotion is saying there is no further opportunity to progress. There are some but how many pilots are the type who are good with just working in the military as a standard job at a time where a standard airline job will pay them more and treat them better. Promotion is definitely a retention tool. Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network mobile app
  15. Pays to be support I guess. UFB. Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network mobile app
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