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xaarman last won the day on December 21 2017

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  1. The new airline thread

    There's a couple of us... Started Indoc 23 Jan, currently in the sim phase now. Interview gouge on the internets is pretty spot on. If you've passed the video interview and have been invited for the face to face, the odds are in your favor.
  2. The new airline thread

    Anyone know of any good crash pads by LGA? Need one for a few months before I can transfer to my home domicile. I’ve talked to blockedinncrashpads.com, trying to see what else is out there...?
  3. The new airline thread

    You work for AA right? How?
  4. Pilot Shortage Deepens, USAF is SCREWED.

    I had a 55 PCSM and a 2.7 GPA when I got my slot in 2005 with ROTC. No idea how I got a pilot slot, to be quite honest. Edit: had like 12 flight hours, and took the AFOQT blindly because the cadre was like “hey you need to take this” with like a weeks heads up
  5. I need some advice

    It’s 11 years of your life. I have zero regrets doing it. There is no comparing it to the civilian world, military flying is one of the most awesome things on the planet. Now I have zero regrets leaving it, but very glad I did it And then you can go back to your finance job... if you want to.
  6. VA Loans

    Pretty much exactly that. I have bought/sold two houses with VA loans, but never done anything from scratch before.
  7. VA Loans

    Has anyone ever used a VA loan to build a custom house? Are there any major issues? Is it the same financing rules? Also, as I begin the airline saga, is getting a mortgage impossible on first year pay or do underwriters understand our progressive pay scale? Speaking of which.. NBOKC/Marty - what are the 15 year fixed VA rates nowadays? Is there any difference between a 760 and 805 score, rate wise? I distrust the Quicken loans pop ups...
  8. Promotion and PRF Information

    Without getting into too much detail, I also showed my cards, and my QoL became measuredly better. I was at a UPT base and resumed flying 4-5x a week. While I missed being operational, my work life was what I always imagined being a Pilot in the USAF would be like. In AF wisdom, they PCS'd me in the middle of my promotion shenanigans, and my gaining base got a whopping 10 months of qualified time before I started terminal. Any discussions about the irony of the situation with both the losing Wing CC and new functional was a rousing generic speech on how disappointed I must be with this outcome, and not to give up hope on being promoted ABZ. And now I sit here on terminal, vacationing in Europe, out 2 years early from my ADSC, and a CJO from a legacy airline. Life is good.
  9. The new airline thread

    Can someone explain the new changes at AA? What is Average Calendar Day? How is it different then Minimum calendar day? What is the big picture effect here, besides more $$?
  10. Promotion and PRF Information

    Duck, congratulations on your promotion to Major!
  11. The new airline thread

    Can you elaborate? As a new hire there (awaiting class date) I'm pretty darn stoked. Other AA guys say the union/contract has it's issues, but it's worlds above better then anything Active Duty.
  12. What's wrong with the Air Force?

    I think Moseley. 2005-2008. It's when the Deid, at its peak, went full retard. It's when the Airmans Creed was invented, Chiefs finally outruled everyone, and the invention of "everyone is a warrior." He said we need to cut people to pay for hardware, had a ton of scandals, and was finally fired for nuclear shenanigans. Masters degrees came back from Gen Jumper, and the Generals, with the economy in the shits and the support of Moseley, said "if you don't like it, get out." Oh, and UPT Direct to RPAs. Schwartz was a close second with the nuclear enterprise "changes", Fitness test Salem witch trials, and Blues Monday. He could have undone the damage that Mosely did, but instead double downed on the policies at the Deid, making him a close second. He could have ended the reign of fighter pilot CSAFs, but he did such a piss poor job that the next guy was back to the status quo. Welsh had the unfortunate job of cleaning up everyone elses scandals and a terrible SECAF. Oh well, what could have been.
  13. Thread bump: I separated from the AF and am currently on terminal. Initially our plan was to move to Las Vegas and had our HHGs shipped there (from Omaha.) They are currently in storage while I do a little post AF vacation. However, I found out I got an airline job, and want to now move to whereever I get domiciled. I probably won't find out for another couple of months, which puts me past the 90 days of free government storage. Anyone ever requested the second 90 days available? How about moving non delivered HHGs once they're already at the government's destination? I understand I will have to pay for this, but have no idea how to even set it up. Any feedback/help would be greatly appreciated!