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    What's wrong with the Air Force?

    "No rules stopping you from dating a SNCO's daughter home from college" Of course not. When MSG Karl Malden's daughter dated LTC Efrem Zimbalist Jr's daughter there was no problem, even though LTC Zimbalist was MSG Malden's commander. President set! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bombers_B-52
  2. What is the path from Bergstrom to a weapons system for these new pilots? https://www.aetc.af.mil/News/Article/1593411/flying-training-reimagined-as-first-ptn-class-graduates/
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    Doing Well in UPT

    Rote memory is a pilot trainee’s most useful mental skill. Simple mental arithmetic is helpful. The actual tech is high school level. A gender studies major with a good memory and otherwise not an idiot will do just fine in
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    1st female Air Force combat vet in run for congress

    MJ is running TV ads that are just lists of her USAF assignments. Not a word on how she might vote in Congress.
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    1st female Air Force combat vet in run for congress

    In my congressional district in central Texas we have a former USAF Helicopter pilot named MJ Hagar running against my Congressman, John Carter. MJ had been shot down in combat, rides a motorcycle, and graduated from University of Texas AFROTC det 825, which was my det also. I didn't meet her in AFROTC because I had been in the Air Force two years when she was born. John Carter is kind of a douche, and I'd love to go out and knock on doors for MJ. The problem is that MJ is running as Democrat and favors open borders, gun grabbing, impeachment and is very sympathetic to socialism. This breaks my heart that such a good person is so misguided.
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    T-38 Down @ DLF

    That report was a heart breaker.
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    Flying Videos Thread Part 2?

  8. http://freebeacon.com/national-security/b-52-bomber-assists-in-search-of-missing-canoe-off-guam/
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    Pilot Shortage Deepens, USAF is SCREWED.

    The KAUS training program is operating daily out of a trailer on the end of the Charlie row of Signature T-hangers, where my flying club has three airplanes. It looks like they fly four airplanes weekday mornings at 10am, and some number of afternoon sorties. I think they do academics in the large Army Guard facility across the street.
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    Air Liason Officer

    I have no idea what the modern USAF does, but my last assignment in 1992-1994 was as ALO at Fort Hood. I was an EF-111 EWO. If enlisted guys who have never sat in a cockpit can do just fine controlling CAS, there's no reason a nav can't. I volunteered because this was my last assignment before retiring and I wanted my kids to be able spend all four years in the same high school in Austin. I commuted 50 miles each way every day. The only physical requirement back then was the ability to fog a mirror. It wasn't a happy end to an otherwise fun career.
  11. LM Airbus A320X add-on for Lockheed Martin’s pro-level Prepar3D installs a possible Spyware component: https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2018/02/21/flight-simulator-comes-bundled-with-password-stealing-stowaway/
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    Israeli Viper Shot Down in Syria

    The drone shot down by an IAF helicopter looks like a copy of the RQ-170.
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    Raise Taxes, Fire up the Draft.

    I entered active duty in November, 1974. The draft was just winding down. The USAF never drafted anybody, but both the officer and enlisted groups were full of people who joined only to avoid the draft. You don't want to go back to the draft! These 'avoiders' didn't want to be there, most hated the service, and most did the minimum required to get by. Insubordination was rampant, and nothing could be done about it. It was bad in the Air Force, and I'm sure it was much worse in the Army. The military isn't some kind of reform school or social experiment. Baring some existential threat to the CONUS the last thing the military needs is a bunch of draftees!!!!!
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    Flying Videos Thread Part 2?

    You guys may not fully appreciate this until you have grandchildren.
  15. There are two movies, both on Netflix Now, that concern fictional USAF drone crews. They are Good Kill and Eye In The Sky . I'm long retired and never had anything to do with drone operations. Real drone crews and also current USAF members. If you saw either or both of these, what did you think about them?