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  1. RTB

    NFL Ratings are Way Down

    The what?
  2. RTB

    Navy Pilots on Strike over OBOGS Issues

    Saw this today on Aviation Week... NASA Finds Boeing Showed ‘No Initiative’ To Fix F/A-18 Hypoxia Aviation Week & Space Technology In a little-noticed addendum to NASA’s report on the unexplained physiological episodes plaguing U.S. Navy F/A-18 pilots, the agency concluded that Boeing, the manufacturer, showed “no initiative” to fix the problem. But Boeing is pushing back, arguing that it has long been a “proactive partner” in the Navy’s efforts to mitigate the harrowing cockpit events.
  3. Valid point. But at Delta at least, we have been steadily hiring WAY more per year than even our peak year will see in retirements.
  4. Seniority is everything at an airline as long as you are actually working. I remember a bunch of guys back in the late 90's crunching the numbers in the squadron and the math then, like now, clearly said GET OUT NOW!!! Many did, most were promptly hired, almost all were quickly furloughed, and were then begging for a job. At any time, anything can happen to dramatically change the landscape. In 1998, you COULD NOT LOSE by going to an airline! The math ALWAYS came out ahead by getting out ASAP...until there wasn't a job.
  5. Such bullshit that this article was even written or that charges were filed. The alleged victim, who made the allegations, is his soon to be ex-wife who, until a couple days ago, was fighting a losing battle for custody. Sad and disgusting that a dude's name is dragged through the mud before any of the facts of the case come to light.
  6. RTB

    Shhhh...Don't talk about the A-10

    BGI does a ton of F-35 sim acceptance and development work. Probably not a bad gig as far as Defense Industrial Complex jobs go..
  7. RTB

    The new airline thread

  8. RTB

    The new airline thread

    You're talking about a dude with a full time ART job taking an airline job with no intention of leaving the full time ART job?
  9. RTB

    The new airline thread

    Pretty sure he's not suggesting you SHOULD do that, he's saying you shouldn't be worried about what would happen if it did. If you know you're cheating and a conversation between the airline and the unit would expose said cheating, you probably shouldn't be doing it.
  10. Curious...did you build it or buy it already built?
  11. RTB

    Raptor Gear Up at Fallon?

    Hilarious, because it's true!
  12. RTB

    The new airline thread

    You are correct, many O's have picked up part time jobs or run a side business. Only caveat is that your other job can't interfere with your military duties and the JAG usually has to review it to be sure you're not creating some kind of conflict of interest. For example, working for a defense contractor part time with duties that overlap with your AD job. You certainly can't work a FULL TIME civilian job while on FULL TIME active duty orders, I'm sure we're all in agreement on that. USERRA was not written with the expectation that 'the troops' would use it to game the system, cheat their companies, and massage their schedules. But that's exactly what some have decided to do. And if anyone is asking why it bothers me/us, here's why...when a dude pulls a bullshit move like SocialD described above over Christmas (definitely happens), what do you think happens to that trip that spanned Christmas? That's right, someone else without the USERRA get out of jail free card gets shacked with the trip and misses Christmas when they otherwise would have been home. It's always amazing to me how much home station military duty (and on an unrelated note, ALPA work) happens over Christmas driving so much MLOA. I seem to remember the base being a ghost town...