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  1. *Michael Jackson popcorn gif*
  2. Danger41

    It's Official, OCPs are Coming!

    You’re not a big fan of the Alamo, eh?
  3. Danger41

    Safety Survery

    What about the eligibility part that says you must not be active duty or reserve?
  4. Danger41

    Hurricane Michael

    Mexico Beach got absolutely wrecked. Very minimal damage up at Eglin/Hurlburt area.
  5. I’ll be damned...U-2 right out of UPT* *caveats in U-2 thread.
  6. Danger41

    Grumpy MC Driver

    Not sure how some gender androgynous Cannonite having a stroke turned into bashing the AF and UPT product, but that’s Baseops for ya.
  7. Danger41

    Future T-38 replacement?

    I actually disagree with those looking for fleet diversity. It simplifies your maintenance a ton and reduces the end cost in hours and $$. Reference the Navy when they had A-7, A-6, F-14, S-3, E-2, F-18 and helos on the carriers. All but the Hornets and the E-2 are now gone with the only real loss in capability the F-14 Phoenix and S-3 ASW. The reinvestment allowed for newer Super Hornets and Growlers and reduced the MX hours per flight hour fleet wide. I’ll admit, a bit of an apples to oranges comparison but I think that’s a great example of consistency in MDS vice diversity.
  8. So I’m reading into your post quite a bit and I think the root cause of where a lot of your unhappiness is coming from is your wife’s discontent at the lack of career opportunity coupled with the young kid in a place where you have no control of your life. I would recommend you talk with a chaplain or use military one source for some free counseling to figure out what’s really going on and find a way forward. I’ve seen plenty of guys (“asking for a friend”) where their wife is miserable at home and makes them miserable and project that misery on the AF. Given your youth, I think it may be more of this than actually being jaded at the injustices of the AF. YMMV.
  9. The disillusionment I see happens when you’re a couple years into the ops world and the guys that are out killing the mission and are great bros get left in the dust by dudes who can barely fly but are amazing at excel. Where it really crushes your will into a fine powder is when your year group school selects are released and the same bros referenced earlier are all non-selects and the excel wizards are first look types. Not always the case, but it does happen a lot.
  10. Danger41

    What's wrong with the Air Force?

    He also said in his next sentence “I want you to feel like you are a part of a community … the squadron is the place where that community exists." Do you get the sense of community at whatever airline you’re at? I highly doubt it. But the hilarious part of all this to me is that we’ve all got a very lucrative skill set and the AF seems to be trying to do this on the cheap. I love the camaraderie and know that I will miss it. But the financial differences are just too great to turn them down for patriotism when there’s no will to actually end this boondoggle of a “war” we’re in.
  11. Danger41

    UPT prep flying with private instructor

    If you want to do anything to benefit a career in aviation, I would recommend becoming an expert at instrument flying. It doesn’t matter if you fly a Raptor, a C-5 or anything in between, good instrument skills are absolutely vital. However, given your level of experience, I wouldn’t worry about hiring a CFI for that. Just remember it down the road.
  12. So this is a possibly very stupid question, but why is it called “contact” phase? Why not called “basics” or something? I’ve never understood that.
  13. Danger41

    What's wrong with the Air Force?

    Article said he was dishonorably discharged.
  14. Pretty sure you mean KE=1/2mv^2 Or maybe that’s my public school education steering me wrong. Whatever, I know how to make the houses get bigger or smaller in the airplane.
  15. Danger41

    What's wrong with the Air Force?

    Had the wife deliver a note to the mistress to avoid investigators. That’s ballsy.
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