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  1. The problem is that we now call every time a black persons is killed by a White person = racism. I saw a shitty cop doing shitty work and someone needlessly died. I didn’t see a guy getting killed for his skin color. But I got called a racist online because I asked why trump was being blamed. Racism is an easy label to politicize therefore pushed by the media a lot. Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network mobile app
  2. Can’t even tell if this is sarcasm. I was accused of ruining someone’s night the other day because she was soooooo upset I dare foster a different viewpoint. Imagine if I was trying to start shit. America needs to toughen up. Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network mobile app
  3. How do drops work these days with the new class structure? Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network mobile app
  4. I’ve have a Cherokee 235 and love it. Not a speed demon but being able to haul a family of four, luggage and 7hrs worth of fuel and still takeoff on a hot day is great. Super stable wing, bulletproof O-540 motor. Only gripe is speed. Cost is $800 per year insurance, ~$1,000-1,500 annual + gas/oil. I hanger it for $175 a month as well for a personal t-hanger. Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network mobile app
  5. https://www.nsnews.com/photo-galleries/video-galleries/snowbird-crashes-in-kamloops-1.24136795 Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network mobile app
  6. Was chatting with a fighter pilot tonight who told the story of his callsign. Basically he almost ran into another jet when his tire blew during a form land. Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network mobile app
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    I thought “Extraction” on Netflix was a decent action flick to drink beer and watch. Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network mobile app
  8. So I honestly haven’t even been too interested in this but maybe I should check out the classified info. I’m familiar with the basics enough to know some eyebrows were raised. To me there is a HUGE difference between BFM vs a SU-30 type air to air fighter that you merged with because you were out of missiles and the risk level was extreme so you had to BFM...and.... A 4+ gen fighter shooting down a A/G optimized 1960’s airframe design that could put up little to no fight and could have been shot down by any supporting fighter within many many miles. Yeah, to me the difference is pretty big. Not pretty big but huge, as in Yuuuge. Maybe I’m behind on my SU-22 threat knowledge and the ones In Syria are rocking advanced EW suites, countermeasures and aesa’s paired with only the most advanced all aspect IR missiles. When I had to adjust my path to avoid one, I certainly didn’t piss my pants thinking the end was near with my finger on the stores Jett button. Maybe I should have. Not saying you guys are wrong. Not saying knock off BFM. I simply do not believe it’s as relevant in 2020 as some people think it is. Now Stby reticle dive bombing on the other hand...who’s up for cranking some mils? Bring that sh-t back 100% fo sho. And glass cockpits are for p-ssies....and so is GPS...and dayalinks datalinks. You’ll thank me when we raid Beijing. Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network mobile app
  9. Agreed on the skills part, now back up your instances of BFM. I gave you in my opinion the most notable...F-15 turning with Fulcrums in GW1. Are there others in a valid Air v Air war like we practice to that I’m missing? Danger41 pretty much connected the dots: people arguing the non-importance of form land vs fatal accidents and then scoffing the lack of use of BFM vs accidents. I’m just telling you to back up your argument man vs throwing insults at whoever the “AETC warriors are” If it BS, make your case. I can admit if I’m wrong and not too old to learn. Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network mobile app
  10. Easy there Francis. No, disclaimer I haven’t seen the HUD. But let’s be real it’s a Su-22. If we justify BFM training for a super hornet shooting down 3rd gen fighter-bombers...that’s not a solid argument. I’d expect any IFF level trainee student to handle that mismatch of weapons/maneuverability. It’s just like my opinion man. But maybe I’ll seek out that video. Cheers Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network mobile app
  11. I get what you guys are saying, I was mostly playing devils advocate with the argument parallels but... Now if dudes want to argue “turning” in relation to another aircraft is BFM, that’s an entirely different thread and I’m happy to engage. I tend to believe that BFM is maneuvering to a WEZ to employ. When I was in the MERV I had to turn in relation to a Syrian jet, I didn’t consider it anything other than Deconfliction. Does a F-18 v SU-24 engagement cut it as justification for the combat importance of BFM? I’d argue no. Last real turning I know of was in GW1 with Eagles v a Fulcrum and that was semi legit but 30 yrs ago. Oh and I’m 100% for practicing BFM. I’ll never emphasize it like some advocate but the skills learned in BFM go FAR beyond training to employ weapons. Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network mobile app
  12. Semi good points....however not BFM. Tactical intercepts...maybe. Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network mobile app
  13. Interesting statement. If I said F-16’s shouldn’t practice BFM because the risk of a collision far outweighs the likelihood that it will see BFM based on history and future trends, what would you argue? Keep in mind last USAF gun kill was 1975. Isn’t it essentially the same? Form landings haven’t been needed in many years and probably won’t be in the future. Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network mobile app
  14. Buckle up kids. 5 yrs of an airline slump means good retention and if you thought big blue gave less than two f-cks about treating your time and family well before when people could bail, now watch as people have no options. Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network mobile app
  15. Heard United is furloughing 30% starting 1 Oct. 5,000 pilots. Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network mobile app
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