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  1. MooseAg03

    The new airline thread

    Lifetime or annual? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. MooseAg03

    What is next for the UPT-Next graduates?

    But they invited the family and had a ceremony, that makes it official. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. Because you’re flying with visual “contact” with ground references. That’s how it was explained to me years ago. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. MooseAg03

    What is next for the UPT-Next graduates?

    Should be Phase 3 GPT - they already have wings. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. I just have a question or two about this new syllabus: 1. What is transition teaching these guys to transition from? 2. If they aren’t learning contact first, what kind of flying do they do in transition? I’m just a dumb T-1 guy, but I remember the purpose of our transition phase was to apply the basic skills learned in T-6s to the Tone - VFR patterns, area instrument maneuvers, etc. Not sure what brand new UPT students would be transitioning from, maybe the DA-20? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. How do they know this when advanced aero was done in contact phase? Is it just for guard/reserve who know their airframe? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. MooseAg03

    What's wrong with the Air Force?

    I’m wondering if the rate of unprofessional relationships is higher at Laughlin than it is at Vance or Columbus (both are much closer proximity to university campuses). If so, too bad we didn’t keep Reese instead of Laughlin. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. I also don’t think 30% of T-6 instruction was spent on ELPs. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. ELPs also teach decision making skills in an emergency scenario. The ability to analyze your energy state and decide if you can make high key, low key, or if you need to bail out. It’s been a bit, but I remember practicing this in the sim and having to go through it many times in stand up and table top EPs (turn climb clean check). This decision making process works better when you have experience with the maneuver. Do they even teach it in the Sim or was it axed completely? If so, it sure makes your analyzing and decision making much easier - “EJECTION HANDLE - PULL” Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. MooseAg03

    ?s on logging flight time

    I’m now paying for my laziness when it came to my personal logbook during my years of flying. I’m digging through my FRF, mission histories, and MERS to log as much data as I can from my C-17 flying. FlyArmy, I appreciate the excel file. I like how it logs airport locations and totals up miles flown. I recently used the Microsoft HUP to update MS Office on my Mac, and it comes with cloud access for documents. So now once my logbook is up to date, I can keep it that way with my iPhone. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. MooseAg03

    Finance Problems

    When I took my family during my time at the FTU, I didn’t get a non-a. I just used the $60/day to pay for our housing. I did run into an overzealous civilian at Nellis finance that tried to refuse to pay me lodging and per diem because my family was with me (I guess she saw this on the PCS travel voucher). She tried to say I was “staying with family” as justification for non-payment. It took me 7 months to get paid correctly. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. MooseAg03

    ?s on logging flight time

    Thanks a lot guys, I really appreciate it. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. MooseAg03

    The Next President is...

    Caveat to the above statement - I’m talking about private schools for the masses. Not the ridiculous schools that the kids of Senators and Presidents attend. Those can afford to pay their teachers well, I’m sure. But someone utilizing school choice would not be sending their kid there, those are for the ruling class. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. MooseAg03

    The Next President is...

    Having a spouse that has been a private school teacher for 3 years, I can assure you they do not pay more than public schools- at least in the two states we’ve lived in recently. Private schools that approach public school pay cost about $12k - $14k per year in tuition. Even a voucher program wouldn’t cover that, but if a parent wants to fork over the extra $6k to $8k to cover the difference, more power to them. And again, it would ease over crowding in public schools. Guess what happens when class sizes drop? Better education for everybody. Vertigo, you are correct that private schools can be selective and for good reason. From experience, they do not have the resources that public schools do, so kids with special needs that require an IEP and documented intervention can not get the services they require. Many private schools also expect their kids to perform on or above grade level, and it isn’t fair to put an underperforming student in that environment where they will fall further behind. Unfortunately that happens in public schools now too because of an innovation called the “inclusive classroom.” When I was in elementary, kids were separated based on aptitude. This allows higher performers to excel with harder material and allows struggling students to receive the attention they need. Public schools feel that is ‘unfair’ so now the teacher has to modify lessons to fit various aptitude levels in the same classroom. Equality and fairness results in mediocrity for all. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. MooseAg03

    The Next President is...

    You have a reference for where #3 happened? I’m not sure how other states work, but in Texas the school districts set their local property tax rates. They had a law for a while where rich districts were actually required to give money to the poorer districts. Standardized testing is a joke but I think this grand plan is a bit much. People already are picky about where they live in order to be in the “best” districts. This is one reason bad schools get worse, people up and move somewhere with better schools and the students left behind are those without the means to do so or whose parents really don’t care about their education. How would being able to choose a school not based on your address be a bad thing? As I mentioned earlier, it already happens with charter schools that are government funded. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk