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di1630

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  1. I’ve been pulled over for BS reasons multiple times. A as couple times the cops admitted off-record to profiling. I didn’t blame them...suspicious as hell. As a white dude, I was always 100% respectful and cooperative never expecting a free pass. Apparently I could have just showed them my privilege card and kept driving. Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network mobile app
  2. Try having to teach the B-coursers stuff they should have learned at IFF all for the bargain price if $50k per flight hour. Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network mobile app
  3. My liberal cousin even digs your act. Keep it up! Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network mobile app
  4. A super typhoon would cost more than an F-35 with a fraction of the capes. Might as well stick with F-15 or F-16’s. A block 70 F-16 would crush a EF2K in present form. EF2K has awesome power and maneuver but it’d be dead far before it can use them because it’s innards are 20 years outdated. I laugh when I think of the euros talk of a 6th Gen fighter. In reality it’ll barely be 5th Gen. The EF2K was what Europe designed while the US made the F-22. They are decades behind. The Gripen is another example. I was in Hungary when C-models were there. The Hungarians I talked to were shocked lo
  5. It’s a European jobs program. Very disorganized, built to provide jobs, not capes. Brit version is ok, the older tranches have big issues. If it were 1995, it’d be a great A/A asset. In 2021, at +100m per jet with a mech scan radar, low A/G capes, well, it’s just not competitive. The only thing keeping it alive is export sales (Kuwait, Qatar, etc). Hell of a kinetic performer though. 25 years too late. Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network mobile app
  6. Yes, 4+ Gen, even 4th legacy paired with 5th Gen has potential. I’m a Critic of jets like the EF2K that provide 4th Gen capes at 5th Gen prices. Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network mobile app
  7. What mission are you looking to do? I’ll probably be able to argue why a block 30 viper could do it fine -or- why you need a 5th Gen fighter instead. Lots of 4th Gen + airframes like the Eurofighter which are still rolling off the line yet completely unsuitable for either the low end or high end mission. Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network mobile app
  8. The simple fact is, our partners won’t buy it because their Air Force are for show/pride. The AT-6 is loads more capable than say a Eurofighter in CAS or light attack but you’ll find Europeans buying EF2Ks because they make noise and go fast. Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network mobile app
  9. We can fight the low end fight today. The F-15X is a jobs program to keep Boeing defense afloat so they can/will compete with designs later. If I were buying 4+ jets, it’d be more f-16s that can do multi role the cheapest. As for what we have now: An experienced F-16 guy told me they should just make most F-16s A/G only and stop supporting their old radars as they have no role in modern A/A. However with modern A/G weapons, old block 30s perform A/G terrific. Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network mobile app
  10. Yeah man, I’m in the same boat. Never wanted to fly for airlines but as I see my USAF career winding down, the ease of cash for work involved is enticing. I’m staying in past 20 just because I’m having fun. No strings attached, the USAF can’t deploy me, can’t PCS me without my vote. So as an O-5, no bonus, it’s gotta be worth ~$150k to make me stay. And it is. I fly a few times a week, have a real officer job that wasn’t my choice but I put 5hrs a week into it maybe? Goals, wants, desires greatly differently. You probably know what you already will do, as long as you are informed. My take
  11. That old guy probably figured using his age as and excuse he could disobey orders, start touching the police (you libtards would be screaming assault if tables were turned). Police didn’t use excessive force...he couldn’t handle a small shove and it’s plausible he over acted and self-injured himself in the process. Stay at home old man!! Didn’t his leftist friends tell him if the police weren’t going to get him, the virus would. Root cause....stupidity. Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network mobile app
  12. https://www.instagram.com/p/CLBEYcLAqwN/?igshid=16va63nlyboj9 Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network mobile app
  13. Why aren’t we seeing this virus decimate the third world which has less sanitization and healthcare? Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network mobile app
  14. I think he may still be a reservist at the 76th FS at Moody. He was in the retired reserves and I know he was flying recently. If not, call the 76th and they’ll know how to contact him. Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network mobile app
  15. Does anyone infuse their cooking oil with jalapeños? Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network mobile app
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