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  1. DirtyFlightSuit

    Pilot Shortage Deepens, USAF is SCREWED.

    I know of a few military operations we could conclude that would save a pretty penny. 😉 Not to mention reduce deployments, increase time at home, improve QoL.
  2. DirtyFlightSuit

    Pilot Shortage Deepens, USAF is SCREWED.

    I know of perhaps 1 or 2 staying out of 20-30 IP+ that are eligible to bail in the next two years, Those that decided to take the devils money and stay generally either have no family and have no interest in doing airline work, or are simply some how drunk off AF Kool Aid.
  3. DirtyFlightSuit

    Pilot Shortage Deepens, USAF is SCREWED.

    Nope nope nope nope nope....
  4. DirtyFlightSuit

    Pilot Shortage Deepens, USAF is SCREWED.

    You would think, but we have in fact ramped up production through syllabus cuts, maintaining break neck lines per day (much more emergency returns recently than is generally expected), leadership encouraged PA's, as well as waiving multiple sorties in current classes until the new and "improved" (shorter) syllabus is fully in swing. OBOGs be damne'd the machine carries on. Side note old timers should be happy, we are using paper gradebooks again for our new syllabus until TIMs can be whipped into compliance (it too is rebelling, yay Timmy!)
  5. DirtyFlightSuit

    T-6s Grounded; More OBOGS Issues

    So what about the recent events is now explained? From all I know all the new events are on aircraft that have passed all the new inspections or otherwise modified / replaced parts.
  6. DirtyFlightSuit

    What's wrong with the Air Force?

    I consider myself fairly irreverent but a small part of me got triggered by that. Perhaps I am missing an important piece of information regarding the video. *to clarify, my second sentence was meant more as sarcasm. I do not think there is any missing information that makes this okay.*
  7. DirtyFlightSuit

    Pilot Shortage Deepens, USAF is SCREWED.

    19th AF/CC Stated that on multiple occasions during the stand down, as well as a few other references I can't remember. But the context is with UPT instructors in general I don't see how any thing but pilot production/instruction can ever not being top priority so I am some what baffled by your question. Especially given we are being asked to increase production from what 1200 to 1400 and what now 2000 a year?
  8. DirtyFlightSuit

    Pilot Shortage Deepens, USAF is SCREWED.

    Pilot Production is an absolute #1 priority, and to effect this we must deploy all UPT TR's immediately to Al Udied or some other worthless staff job... Because you know that's clearly related to pilot production.
  9. DirtyFlightSuit

    Pilot Shortage Deepens, USAF is SCREWED.

    To some degree this is our fault, they cant get through UPT without the IP's already talking about bailing for airlines and all their complaints. As for how little flying matters in the squadron it's been that way for my entire career in the Air Force, and likely well before that so nothing new there, it is a major problem just not a new one. The additional duties in my case didn't really start to occur until I was a senior Captain. Before that I was expected to do my SELO / Scheduling / Upgrade / Masters which sucked but hey. Also Flight commander / Shop Chief duties I don't consider additional duties, unless you mean something else by that statement. Totally agree with non flying 179's those have to go, I was lucky and only got one right before pining Major so at least I wasn't too young for it.
  10. DirtyFlightSuit

    Pilot Shortage Deepens, USAF is SCREWED.

    Bird your not walking into any thing of a shit show, your first 10 years of flying will be great in general with only the saltyness starting to creep in near the last year or two as you realize your future looks nothing like your past 10 years. That is what primarily we are complaining about not how it was for Lts through Captain (aside from lame additional duties), but what we have to look forward to now that we are O-4's + looking down the barrel of non flying deployments/jobs/more time away from family just when time with your family actually starts to mean something (kids), etc. I'd do it again in a heartbeat, I just can't stay in given current conditions at where I am at and am looking to go.
  11. DirtyFlightSuit

    Leadership at the 'Deid

    Games contrary to common belief are not the major users of bandwidth. FaceTime, Skype, Netflix etc are all 100x more intensive on bandwidth than any game.
  12. DirtyFlightSuit

    Pilot Shortage Deepens, USAF is SCREWED.

    You should look to pilot network to see just how well the community at large regards your DO. He is a special child.
  13. DirtyFlightSuit

    T-6s Grounded; More OBOGS Issues

    Zachbar I generally agree with you, but my main issue was that we even went down the road of attempting to fly with the obogs system off in the first place. While yes they tested ambient air, the number of flights and the fact they were with RND jets (that have thus far not had any occurrences) also skews any possible results. I am much more confident with the obogs inspections / repairs / TCTO's however. While it may not have found the smoking gun at least we have proper eyes on a system that was being flown to failure for no reason other than attempting to save a penny and now we have paid the dollar as a cost for losing our focus on the pennies. Also the briefing this morning was for UI's so you really should get back to chair flying because your fair/unsat is likely to follow ;D
  14. DirtyFlightSuit

    T-6s Grounded; More OBOGS Issues

    RND is back up flying only aircraft with the TCTO's passed. 10-11 so far. I do know that any jets not passing those TCTO's will likely be turned down by aircrew even with the "duck call" work around. There is a reason all of the experience is dead set against flying with modifications and obogs off. How about we fix the damn system and force it. Perhaps the youngin's may start taking notes when they are not too busy working on OPR bullets and shining turds.
  15. DirtyFlightSuit

    T-6s Grounded; More OBOGS Issues

    Oil Lines were "fixed" with essentially tape, and a bracket installed to avoid further chafing. I could be wrong on this but word was inventory only had two replacement hoses at time of occurrence. During preflight I would often see them taped up from hoses not replaced but had some chafing marks. ISS sequencing is still an issue, some tails have been fix'd however some tails also have been incorrectly labeled as fix'd but were found not to be upon further inspection on forms.