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  1. Why anyone with the option to buy F-35’s for $80mil a piece would instead go 4th gen is beyond me. Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network mobile app
  2. The EF2K is on life support only because the export market to countries that aren’t allowed to buy the F-35 like Kuwait/Saudi. Why would the Germans buy it and spend much more money on a much less capable airframe? Keeping jobs and €’s in the EU...which should tell you what you need to know about their tactical air priorities. Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network mobile app
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    Latest Movies

    I really enjoyed Apache Warrior on Netflix about the first night of GW2 picking a fight with Iraq. Ballzy Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network mobile app
  4. Any info on take rates? FY19 should be in the books. Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network mobile app
  5. The left will vote for whoever CNN/MSNBC tells them is good and can beat trump. Let’s not get too far into them caring about issues. Tulsi has no chance because the media hasn’t pushed her. You guys are critically thinking about stuff when the reality is, the avg millennial dem wants to know what free stuff they are getting and who will make them feel better/scare them the least. They want this conveniently via social media or quick blurbs, nothing in depth. Not a Trump lover but I hope he wins by a landslide. The dem platform flat out scares me. Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network mobile app
  6. Thoughts on the communist....I mean democrat candidate debates? Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network mobile app
  7. Today’s social media and news is full of people outraged that we are abandoning the Kurds...most of those people had never heard of the Kurds. This was going to happen eventually. Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network mobile app
  8. Anyone know the channels of a group of people wanted to buy a trainer from the boneyard like a T-38? Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network mobile app
  9. 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
  10. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. DG ROTC? What in the foooook? Really? Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network mobile app
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