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  1. For the uninformed (me), what was this "purge"?
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    Military Pilot Shortage and Aero Clubs

    Not as common as they once were, and the one's I've looked in to were similar in ass-clownery of requirements. Here in SoCal it's a heck of a lot cheaper to just drive down to Brown Field and rent than it ever was at the NASNI Aero Club (which doesn't exist anymore).
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    Russian Dry Dock Sinks

    Not much of a ‘dry’ dock anymore
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    MFS-N for interservice transfer

    Got the word from the IST office, it's something I'll do once I'm finally in the Air Force and on the way to the FTU.
  5. All, I am pursuing an interservice transfer into the Air Force to fly the KC-135. I was required to complete a FC1 exam and just received my DD-2808 stamped approved from AETC. On the form it states "FC1 pending successful completion of MFS-N". What exactly is the MFS-N? I can find info on the MFS but nothing on the "-N" part. What is it, and where do I do this exam at? Lastly, is the MFS-N basically done enroute to the FTU? As I'm a rated pilot in the Navy, I will bypass UPT and proceed directly to flying the -135. Anyone have any idea if I need to finish it prior to switching to the Air Force or can I finish it after I switch? Thanks.
  6. It's definitely an interesting point of view, and I'd hazard to guess that if a guy was getting paid $250k to fly fighters there'd be less of a pilot shortage. Just my 2 cents.
  7. Do civilians typically run all sims, even after done with training and in a regular squadron? Over here in the land of the floating runways, civilians only run sims for kids going through initial training or dudes coming back through for a refresher. Otherwise it’s whichever pilot who is unlucky enough to actually know how to turn it on.
  8. What is the DP vs P spread at each rating period? I assume unlimited P, is there a threshold for how many DP are available? I.e., a squadron has 10 O-4s, does that mean only one, two, etc?
  9. IDE? Is that the pro military education at ACSC?
  10. Gonna take a wild guess and say he probably meant FAO?
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    It's Official, OCPs are Coming!

    I can say on the Navy side, those that are allowed to wear a two piece (non-ejection seat crew) hands down prefer the 2 piece over the 1 piece. Its more comfortable out of the aircraft and while flying you can combine it with a combat shirt to make it leaps and bounds above a 1 piece.
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    It's Official, OCPs are Coming!

    At least you don’t have to wear those death-traps disguised as survival vests.
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    U-2 Dragonlady info

    You can teach damn near any monkey to fly. It’s the mindset, decision making, and most importantly the ability to learn, that screening looks at.
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    74 More Squadrons?

    Part of the reason I’m able to work the transfer from the Navy to the Air Force is because of the need for pilots. Where does the Air Force plan on getting dudes to fill these squadrons? https://www.airforcetimes.com/news/your-air-force/2018/09/17/air-force-calls-for-74-more-squadrons-to-prepare-for-possibility-of-war-against-major-power/?utm_source=clavis