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di1630

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  1. For $225k I’d look into it IF you can show the paper trail of their error and your denied bonus. If you take a CSO bonus though and leave the career field, I’m not sure you keep getting that CSO bonus. Might ask about that. Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network mobile app
  2. I heard that Young RPA pilots at Shaw are having more fun and pushing it up harder than the fighter guys. I’ve said it before: the most fun I’ve had were in the worst places flying the least capable airframes in my career. Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network mobile app
  3. I guess they are good with a little bloodletting for another year. Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network mobile app
  4. WTF does names have to do with stating the obvious from the photos? Is that gonna change a GD thing if BADFNZ makes some factual observations about the photos in contrast as to what the news was reporting? I’m with BADFNZ here and I think some of you guys are being over sensitive. He’s not getting at anything personal, just disputing the Taliban CNN claim. And he’s correct. Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network mobile app
  5. All facts.....to which I have no idea why you are being told to not speculate/discuss and being shut down. As long as you aren’t disrespectfully pointing fingers at individuals, placing blame and spreading rumors, some people seem to take the safety process “don’t talk about it” a little too seriously. I for one think this shit should be front and center in the same care and manner people are talking about the Kobe crash. People should care when service members die and planes clash and want to understand why and it should be discussed. You guys don’t think that civilians aren’t armchairing this in other forums. I like hearing from other professional aviators. What is to be gained by silence? People died in a third world shithole flying a jet that nobody hardly knows or cares about and likely never will because we don’t talk about it for some reason. Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network mobile app
  6. In 2020 there is little to no use for them (landings) aside from an extremely rare and improbable emergency/weather combo driving it. Now the need to shoot an approach in the weather is valid but rarely would both need to land so those should be practiced. A lot of allies who run their air forces to USAF 1960’s standards still love em. Mainly because they look good. I say get rid of them. Fix to fix? Lots of better ways to get to there with INS/GPS but I’ll be damned if I haven’t done the pencil method I learned in the T-38A on each of the 4 jets I flew after. Sometimes it’s just easier, but no need to learn it IMO. Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network mobile app
  7. Seems plausible that they weren’t his. Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network mobile app
  8. After the “OSI” / you can get crucified for lies discussion in here, check out the WTF in sq bar. Real interesting things could come from that suicide of OSI prosecuted him falsely as is being alluded to. Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network mobile app
  9. https://popularmilitary.com/usaf-captain-who-killed-himself-after-police-chase-was-a-drone-pilot-guilty-of-selling-drugs/ Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network mobile app
  10. There is about a zero to negative chance we sell F-35’s to an Arab AF. Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network mobile app
  11. Damn, digging into his pranks 10+ yrs prior in Korea. Watch your ass people. In 2020 you are one misconstrued joke/prank/drunken misstep from making the AF times or SARC briefing. Not to say this guy doesn’t sound a bit odd but compared to the stuff I’ve seen in 18 yrs, this is nothing. Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network mobile app
  12. ### year vacation!! You must not have gotten the memo about what the USAF has been like since 2001. Being in Europe just means you are closer to the desert. Not that there aren’t some good times to be had, but it’s not the Cold War era fun fest that I heard about growing up. Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network mobile app
  13. Back in 2012ish, a bunch of 11F’s, mostly viper guys got F-Ed when their leadership tried to play with numbers thinking there was no way they’d get passed over, and favored the non-ops dudes with weak records. It backfired, the non-ops guys made Maj, the pilots didn’t. Weird shit happens. It’s not right but the statistical odds are that that won’t happen to most people in a normal tear. Your story sounds like something, somewhere at some level got F-ed up and maybe it was covered up and never explained to you. Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network mobile app
  14. 16 yrs ago was a different AF. Hell ,5, 3, different AF. I hear we are looking at 90%+ to O-5 coming up. I’ve known multiple HPO’s would could have timed into 1-star jumping ship recently to airlines. What am I getting at? If you want to fly, do it. As long as you don’t have a DUI or UIF and have min-runned your square filling (SOS/ACSC), in today’s AF, you can fly and will probably promote. *some communities vary I was told multiple times that by choosing flying over career I’d never make O-5. Best choice I ever made was ignoring that advice and choosing what I liked doing. Even if I had been stuck at Maj for life, I’d still choose flying. Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network mobile app
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  16. Let me give you non-flying USAF life advice: Enjoy where you are at, pause, realize you are getting paid to do an awesome job while traveling the world. Surround yourself with good friends and have fun. You’ll only be young once. Don’t always look for the next thing thinking it’s better than now, especially if you think that your career or what you fly will determine your overall happiness. Advice I’d give 25yr old me now that I’m old with 3,500+ hrs spread across 4 jets and I realize some of my fondest USAF memories was flying the worst jet of my career in the worst location of my career with some of the greatest people I’ve met making the best of our circumstances. Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network mobile app
  17. Guys, what makes a complex approach? Any good stories? Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network mobile app
  18. Why? Not that I don’t believe you but I like to know why people think their leaders suck. Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network mobile app
  19. Pyro was a class A dude who made the world a better place. Great attitude right up to the end. What many people don’t know is that he was given the 95% diagnosis of a few months to live almost 5 years ago. Fought like hell. I’ll fondly remember all the jack and cokes at the bar with him. Godspeed Pyro. Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network mobile app
  20. It’s been a while so I’m not 100% sure but you should get orders from your current base to Fairchild with the TDY enroute annotated. I don’t think your family is included in the TDY unless specified so you’ll get generic BAH for them and TDY pay only for yourself at Altus. Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network mobile app
  21. I’m talking 25% of support. Not ops people. I’ve deployed numerous times the last few years, I was appalled at the support-self-licking ice cream cone I saw. It’s bad at home station also when you pull the curtain back on some of the support agencies then look across the flight line at their peers in rank. Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network mobile app
  22. I remember 6+ years ago moving to the wing HQ for my attached job. Couldn’t believe how unemployed half the people were. Those doing work were mostly doing irrelevant tasks to justify their job and career. I bet we could cut ~25% of the force with little degradation of the actual mission. I say actual mission because most of the support functions just support themselves and call it the mission. Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network mobile app
  23. Ops are probably not overpaid....go check out the support sections on your base and I think an argument could be made that some are overpaid, some shouldn’t even be employed. I was in an office last week that looked over staffed and most people are surfing the internet or playing on their phones. Don’t get me started on deployed ops. Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network mobile app
  24. Can you dumb it down further to what that means to the average middle class American? Ie why do I care? Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network mobile app
  25. Oh I’m not arguing to replace all or even a majority of flying with sims. I’m just saying that we CAN update and replace flown syllabus items with them and we should explore this and it’s being proven at the UPT/IFF level already. Which and where to cut/change will widely vary by airframe. I’d say on the fighter side the A-10 has the least potential for sim replacement due to the stick-rudder mission demand and jets like the F-22/35 which are more sensor based have the most potential but I think they already do rely on sims heavily vs other fighters. If time/money were unlimited, we’d do 100% flying. But F-22 cost what? $60k per hour? We also need to get real About updated missions. I was talking with a viper guy today who felt his community did too much A/A training vs his realistic real world combat role which he considered A/G. I don’t think he’s wrong. Yeah, I get this pisses people off. Example 5 years ago most Eurofighter pilots were claiming “not a pound for air to ground” (aka 90’s eagle pilots) and are now begging for a A/G role to stay relevant as they find themselves a 90’s 4th gen A/A fighter in a 2020 world. Heavies. I’m admittedly naive. I’d think you want to practice instruments in a sim and do real world mission stuff like assault landings and airdrop but maybe I’m underestimating the complexity of an ILS in a C-17. Good discussion guys, I’m not saying I’m right, I’m saying I believe I’m right...big difference. Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network mobile app
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