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nunya

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  1. The new airline thread

    But guaranteed as soon as you bid to the Bus, it would reverse and the 73 guys would be sporting the Fu Manchu.
  2. Pilot Shortage Deepens, USAF is SCREWED.

    You mean the intern they sent because it wasn't worth C-Suite time?
  3. Pilot Shortage Deepens, USAF is SCREWED.

    Little Rock has some International Instructors in their LM school, right? Combined Loadmaster Initial Training?
  4. The new airline thread

    Right now, at my airline, in my seat, in my base, I regularly drop to 0. I don't have a trust fund so I gotta fill it back in, but if I wanted to go RVing for a month I could. Caveat: 22 months ago I couldn't drop ANYTHING. Those were lucrative times, but definitely short on flexibility.
  5. The new airline thread

    Yep, I was getting out. Airline hiring boom or not. Once I clearly realized that lots of guys dumber and lazier than me managed to buy nice houses and feed their families just fine, my AD days were numbered.
  6. T-6s Grounded; More OBOGS Issues

    Yeah, that was it. Been awhile.
  7. T-6s Grounded; More OBOGS Issues

    Yes. Whiting had OBOGS issues years ago. Guys were getting white solid flakes (yuck it up fuckers) in their masks. Gave guys a nasty smoker's lung cough. I left before it got to the "new boldface" level, so I don't know how the story ends.
  8. The new airline thread

    The first part was MPF.
  9. The new airline thread

    They're still out there. Unfortunately, like somebody said in this thread or elsewhere about the selective service gig, if you're just now moving to a major airline base and want to work PIRR nearby, get in line. There's seemingly been a mass exodus from the operational world in the last 6-9 months and everyone is trying to get out of the cockpit and keep their points. If you are going to commute to your airline gig from somewhere less densely populated with ties and short sleeve shirts, then you might have a shot.
  10. The new airline thread

    I don't know if there's any restriction on having one as your primary and one as your additional duty, but WTF would you do that? Guys get into these PIRR jobs to minimize their pain on the way to 20 years, not double it. You can get 35 points in either program independently, no need to double up.
  11. Sure, 1 or 2 may not join because of your/our bitching. Probably your stories will steer your own son away. But most wannabes don't have personal access to a disgruntled military pilot or are so enamored that they don't care, so they run blindly to the bright blue light. Once again, we overestimate the impact of our disgruntlement. The Pentagon just doesn't care.
  12. That's what I think is being missed. They don't care about optics or messaging. They care about manning metrics. They've given up trying to keep you in. Those that want to do 20 and school and CC and NAF and 365s and XYZ will - raise or no raise. Those that don't, won't. They decided they can't buy retention so they're not trying very hard. If Maj Twelve Years is pissed and bails over $100, they don't care. They had already written him off anyway. They'll replace him with Lt Lost Way. Whether it's a suitable replacement in the real world is also not their concern. The sooner we realize how they view their Majs, the less offended you'll be at the slights. No well run business would think they can replace their middle managers with hourly unskilled labor, but Uncle Sugar is no well run business.
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