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  1. DirtyFlightSuit

    Retirement / Separation Considerations

    A wet fart is much better than anything you could get with support agencies at most base so at least you don't have to feel shafted compared to your peers ;D
  2. DirtyFlightSuit

    Retirement / Separation Considerations

    If your current now I'd punch and 3 day opt myself, retirement is great but assuming you get some seniority and protected from future fur-low, your airline retirement will more than make up for it, plus as you said you can sell your soul to a reserve/guard unit to finish it out. My last deployment made me swear off any future ones and thus I made my decision to separate ASAP. Currently getting near transition but hopes are high Ill get picked up somewhere, and worst case I'd just pick up days with the reserves to keep the $$ flowing.
  3. DirtyFlightSuit

    What's wrong with the Air Force?

    Wait you have had days that this wasn't true???!!
  4. DirtyFlightSuit

    BLUE: Episode 25 Pilot Pipeline

    I would have a lot less negative to say about UPT next if we just didn't hack the UPT syllabus to shreds and reduce the PIT syllabus significantly at the same time without any "test" groups or anything resembling a stepped approach. It was "Oh crap we behind timeline hardcore" to "solved timeline issue." It is one thing to mess with VR and see how we can leverage it, to already make cuts to the syllabus and then look at VR to make additional cuts before actually doing any kind of real testing.
  5. IP Qual does not extend your ADSC, those who got extended let the system have its way with them. Doesn't surprise me at all though, we have a guy here who attempted to clarify that he would not accept additional ADSC for 1C note, but would take the assignment if they waived it. By the time he had an answer (in the negative) he was past the seven day period and was forced to take the assignment.
  6. DirtyFlightSuit

    What is right with the Air Force

    BFM quit your Root Cause analysis, the glare of truth data is far to bright for our eyes to handle and I rather just annoyingly point at something else that annoys me but has not bearing on any thing. Plus if my SQ/CC isn't constantly going from one useless meeting to another what exactly will he be doing? Communicating the issues to his squadron? Taking care of his people? Acting like a filter and buffer to all the bull$hit direct line of sight tasking from the Group level on up? Crazy talk.
  7. DirtyFlightSuit

    T-6s Grounded; More OBOGS Issues

    It was refreshing, I have high hopes but thankfully I've been let down so often that I am well prepared for failure =D. Old SQ/CC simply didn't understand his squadron here, and the UPT bases are way out of alignment. It was regularly announced that the other bases had no restrictions and that somehow we should be thankful for their benevolent leadership because we actually had some common sense restrictions. The UPT SQ/s are jacked up either to scared to piss off mommy/daddy OG/Wing/AETC or are too worried about follow on assignments. I say show a pair and get fired. god knows I've been trying... unfortunately doesn't work at my level.
  8. DirtyFlightSuit

    T-6s Grounded; More OBOGS Issues

    Not sure what your asking exactly, but the stand down was primarily to respond to questions on one of the more recent UPE incidences. The brand new CC was made aware of the concern and did the smart thing by standing us down to talk in detail about every thing that had occurred and is going on with the investigation. While there is still a good deal of concern about the system the primary issue was communication about these events both locally and throughout T-6 nation is fairly horrible, and so rumor mill was rampant. While I have my concerns I am glad I am not at a UPT base flying with guys and gals who literally would be unable to land and recover the aircraft safely in the event I was degraded due to UPE. We currently have local restrictions for operations both wx and dual crew requirements. It blows my mind the UPT bases to my knowledge do not have any such thing, their IPs are in a far less enviable position to make any kind of "stance" versus a bunch of soon to be retired / separated IP's that are transitioning to Airlines. However for specifics talk to your safety guy, they can give you the privileged scoop.
  9. DirtyFlightSuit

    What's wrong with the Air Force?

    Tactical maneuvering alone doesn't make up for the cut in hours, you will have a lesser product don't you worry.
  10. DirtyFlightSuit

    What's wrong with the Air Force?

    No more Qualification Check Ride, only a single Qual/Msn combined Form 8 (Formation) at end of program. Increased number of Proficiency sorties (no instruction grades), thought processes being allow people to be more proficient in aircraft before expecting them to instruct in it. Added Formation Solo and Area/Pattern Solo's. No more Contact/instrument/lowlevel categories, there is a formation category but you can fly any event on any sortie. So take off formation split up for contact maneuvers, then reform for a wing approach / ldg etc. Sounds great but in practice it is a nightmare. Students struggle to understand what a good flow should look like, and guidance is still weak. Lazy IP's or otherwise inexperienced are allowing UI's to execute less than desirable sortie profiles thus wasting good training opportunities. For example allowing a student working on Rear Cockpit Proficiency to not fly patterns on multiple sorties but instead knock out low level / contact area maneuvers instead, the whole point of RCP proficiency is for landings primarily from the RCP, not doing a loop from the RCP. Perhaps over time a more commonly accepted flow will emerge, but right now I am constantly having to toss out the students plan or cancel the sortie outright because I refuse to allow them to progress and setup a situation where they have only seen ELPs from the RCP once in the entire block until the end or similar situation.
  11. DirtyFlightSuit

    What's wrong with the Air Force?

    Both syllabus changes were accomplished for the sole reason of reducing timeline. The claim is using the timeline crunch to make "improvements" to training is just leadership continuing to lie to themselves so that when they retire and transition to airlines they can still sleep at night. If these changes were legitimate we would have had at a minimum several control groups and a study case or two of classes before we whole sale threw out the old syllabus in its entirety for this new abomination. For what its worth the PIT change is far less dangerous, so at least our instructors will continue to stink at roughly the same level. The UPT syllabus is an abomination however, and I think we will see people die as a direct result in the next 5-10 years. The problem is by then they wont be able to identify the root cause, and our instructor force will drop in quality as those guys show up to an already reduced PIT training syllabus.
  12. Preeeeessssseeeennnnnnnttttttt
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. DirtyFlightSuit

    Pilot Shortage Deepens, USAF is SCREWED.

    Nope nope nope nope nope....