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Sprkt69 last won the day on July 9 2018

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  1. Sprkt69

    UPT Next

    You mean like changing the whole 500 hrs thing to a flight position? Or is Holmes just moving some goal posts a little closer to make the numbers work?
  2. Sprkt69

    Future T-38 replacement?

  3. Sprkt69

    Promotion and PRF Information

    Was that ever the actual goal?
  4. I think we have to bring you back to pep talk management
  5. https://www.airforcetimes.com/news/your-air-force/2019/01/07/new-in-2019-is-this-the-year-the-air-force-fixes-the-pilot-crisis/ Short answer, no.
  6. Sprkt69

    KC-46A Info

    I can almost envision the <2G out relying on everything except kinetics to stay alive
  7. The Frozen Middle will destroy all good ideas
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    F-15X on the Air Force's Budget Request

    Our current 4th Gen will not be properly SLEPd. Too many issues with age and patchwork fixes. Therefore you will spend way more trying to keep them running than purchasing new 4.5 Gen to do the missions F-35 is not required for. I’m not going to get into a “believe me cause I know stuff” argument since I probably fly the same stuff you do. I know, it’s difficult to understand long term funding in terms of man power and parts allocation or even flying hours. Just ask yourself, what is the cost associated with flying a 15/16 vs 35. If you really want to get into the weeds, go hang out with your maintenance as ask intelligent questions.
  9. Sprkt69

    F-15X on the Air Force's Budget Request

    You do realize the operational cost benefit of purchasing new 4.5+ Gen aircraft have over bandaiding jets built in the 70s and 80s right? All fun and games until the next 4 Gen grounding over failed structure for an aircraft past service life. Or death of one of our bros
  10. Sprkt69

    F-15X on the Air Force's Budget Request

    So we should get rid of our 4th Gen now instead of limping them along into the 2040s?
  11. Sprkt69

    What's wrong with the Air Force?

    Big Blue does not care about heritage. Unless it involves a new uniform. Then they will be All In
  12. Sprkt69

    F-15X on the Air Force's Budget Request

    The contract that was turned down for the next lot of Raptors would have brought that cost down quite a bit. That’s the Ghost of Ole St Gates affecting the present and future.
  13. So is the Army. That should be a big red indicator too
  14. Sprkt69

    What's wrong with the Air Force?

    If you want that change done quickly, allow the mission to fail (in training) or like mentioned above, make the pain be felt at a much higher level. This fight from the bottom up will only burn you out, make you bitter, and then go Guard. I once had a Vice Wing/CC tell me “I don’t want to hear about your problems, take care of them at your level.” It it would be nice if I got paid the salaries of all the other people whose jobs I’ve had to do over the years
  15. Sprkt69

    FY 18 ACP take rate?

    This is exactly what I was thinking after reading that article. I’m sure there are Generals and Cols congratulating each other for fixing the fighter pilot problem. At least that is what their OPRs/awards will say