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xaarman last won the day on December 21 2017

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  1. xaarman

    Atlas 767 (Amazon livery) Down

    FYI the NTSB updated their language to remove the "implications."
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    I have nothing to add other than get an STD test.
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    Motorcycle Riders Thread

    The SV is a great bike, I used to have a second gen and miss it dearly. Parts were cheap, engine was torquey, and it was a blast to flick around. I’ve only heard about the DRZ, never owned one. They are like Jeeps, endlessly mod-able and are great at off-road. Edit: grammar
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    Motorcycle Riders Thread

    I mean, what a tease. Whatcha get?
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    The new airline thread

    Your username is really fitting for this post.
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    USAAs really dropped the ball on my GFs stolen CCs (wallet.) We’ve had to baby them to make sure the basics were done... we’ve had to call them multiple times to make sure the two charges, one for $919 and one for $900 at the same location, at the same time, were both marked as fraud. It was only when one of the charges posted that we had to call them back and go WTF. Then, they said they will temporarily refund the cost until the Fraud department validates our claims. Really? Also, having only one of the two cards expedited and when we call back to ask where our other card is, they go “oh we didn’t know you wanted both cards expedited.” WTF. Coupled with some auto insurance complaints, is anyone else having any issues? How’s Navy Fed? I’ve had USAA for 15 years, but the above has really left us mad/frustrated/extremely disappointed.
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    The new airline thread

    Has anyone used the VA Health Benefits after separating? Apparently with my disability rating (40%), I get free preventative/in patient/out patient care for life, minor co pays required? Seems like a good thing when I'm 60 and need a new hip. Any stories on this vs the airlines insurance? I didn't retire nor go guard/reserve, so no Tricare, but haven't heard much discussion about this "benefit."
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    What's wrong with the Air Force?

    On a side note, this happened: https://www.cnn.com/2018/12/19/us/air-force-base-active-shooter-confusion/index.html lol I'm sure no one got fired for this innocent mistake
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    The new airline thread

    ^ what he said: actual conversation with a CA: CA: I hate PBS and the optimizer. It makes me work 4 on 3 off and I always get min time 11 hour layovers. Me: You're 30% in seniority, you can do line bidding and get most of the sequences you want. I brought my GF to my 28 hour layover at a Miami Beach hotel. CA: I’m too lazy to look through all the bid sequence Me: You can set standing bid preferences in PBS so you can set it and forget it. CA: I don’t know how to do that Me: The company has CBTs they pay you extra to do CA: I’m too lazy to do that ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ some people just want to be miserable.
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    The new airline thread

    AA is published on the 16th at noon Central.
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    The new airline thread

    Both my interviewers were civilian guys and I’m pretty sure all they saw was “oh another military dude.” Wasn’t asked a single thing. Also I know not all my months will be like this, but if you live locally and bid reserve, there are ways to minimize work. That Chicago snow storm really screwed me. 10 months on property, and I alternate between a line and reserve at my choice. Do not commute! Edit: half those days were deadheads only
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    The new airline thread

    Really good post but at AA it in First come first serve registration based, not seniority and hasn’t been for a while.
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    C-130 down near Savannah, GA

    About 6 years ago, I noticed a mentality shift from the Safety guys switching to "hell yeah you're a pilot, you have something to learn" to "absolutely not, you don't need to know." My unsolicited 2 cents, something changed in HHQ guidance... after, what I believe, the F-22 that crashed in Alaska. I think after the USAF hung her husband out to dry, she got ahold of the SIB and sued the shit out of the USAF/every defense contractor. IIRC they settled out of court, but that was the time the Safety shop mentality changed.
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    The new airline thread

    Anyone have a review of TPNx?
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    Military Pilot Shortage and Aero Clubs

    Initiation fees, monthly mandatory safety meetings that make you ineligible to fly if you miss them, FCIF system, sign offs by chief instructors 3-7 days in advance for any plan that left the local area, annual instrument tests, etc. I looked into it at Offutt, and the bylaws were beyond stupid. It was like all the backwards of an operational squadron with the bonus of paying monthly dues and $120-150/hr for a plane. So yeah, most shut down, and I can understand why.