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  1. icohftb

    Future T-38 replacement?

    Well the iff jets with 16000 hours are bent to sh!t. The c model hasn't helped with structural integrity, ie wingtips falling off and cracked longerons. So yeah i think the updated seat is well worth it of youre stuck flying them. And no my original post did mean to imply that the decision should be hurried because of the crashes but that it was overdue from their constantly moving timeline.
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    Future T-38 replacement?

    With all these t38 crashes any updates on the t-x decision timeline?
  3. It might be dumb, but having the flexibility and freedom to make the decision is pretty damn nice.
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    The new airline thread

    So which company if any tends to be better about dropping trips/minimizing your work days?
  5. icohftb

    WTF? (**NSFW**)

    http://www.foxnews.com/us/2018/06/19/west-point-grad-who-posed-with-communism-will-win-in-cap-discharged.html Wonder what kind of security clearance he received...
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    AF Light Air Support Aircraft

    Id go with this one.
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    Heavy guys instructing T-38s

    Last i checked actually get 4 form rides to fix the form they learned in upt
  8. Could you elaborate? Dont GS contract pilots fly for other govt agencies?
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    Columbus T-38 down

    Not a single IP in my old sq would have wanted the 38A over the C. Except for BDUs. And the resettable G-meter rather than the plane narcing you out!
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    Columbus T-38 down

    Huggy you'd rather fly with the parachute in the A model? Definitely not for IFF if you care about your back. Ill take the 38C's 0-0 seat any day.
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    Columbus T-38 down

    Yep hated the leg straps at first. They really were the limfac to the 4 min grounds ops! 🙂
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    Columbus T-38 down

    I was under the understanding that all the mb ejections had been successful until the laughlin incident... and that one was not due to the seat. See safety report.
  13. They already have the sabbatical option... which incurs an 3:2 adsc. Not sure how many people took it. Also they may not want to take separated folks since that would only encourage more people to get out early to seek airline jobs...
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    TSgt John Chapman MoH saga

    Lots of embarrassing articles on SEALS recently.
  15. Before you calculate the "value added" to your pension you might want to consider that while the payout will increase 2.5% of your base pay for every year you stay in, you also have a limited time to receive it. Assuming the average person would be able to retire at 42 with a life expectancy of 82 years you have roughly 40 years to receive the retirement. Every year you delay it by staying on AD, you lose 2.5% off the total. There's a lot of assumptions. If you are older at retirement (or are in poor health and have a shorter life expectancy) the pension is worth less vs if you could retire at say 37 and expected to live to 100. If you look at buying an annuity. There's also a lot of assumptions in calculating the "present value" of a stream of future payouts so you can fudge the results in either direction by tweaking the numbers and then checking the actuarial tables to factor in life expectancy. Bottom line I dont value a 3k annual increase to my future retirement at 78k cash in hand.
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