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    T38 Down @ KDLF

    Been a lot of Class A mishaps in AETC this year. Too many
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    AFPAK Hands- Opportunity Beckons

    Senior AF leadership hatching the hands program....
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    Promotion and PRF Information

    I would disagree that a 365 buried in the middle made all the difference in getting you over the hump...congrats btw! Certainly it adds good ammo and can only help, but what I see are very solid strats and the highly important “if I had one more DP”. At the end of the day it always comes down to strats and push lines. Getting that push line when you didn’t get a DP is huge.
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    Promotion and PRF Information

    ^ this exactly. Cant tell you how many bros I’ve known who deployed their asses off and it was never going to make any difference in their long term careers. Like pawnman said, look around at 0-6s. There are many with a good bit of deployment history and there are many with extremely little. Do deployments matter? Absolutely. Do they matter when it comes to promotions? It’s a box to check but it will not make you promotable if you weren’t already.
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    Promotion and PRF Information

    I’ll repeat myself...I’m not saying a board doesn’t value your combat time. They do. What I’m saying is don’t think that your combat time is what’s going to get you promoted, or not promoted for that matter. You’re absolutely right, it does paint a picture but it’s a picture that thousands of your peers are also painting around the AF. What a board values and what will set you apart from your peers is leadership, period. Simply deploying for XX days or having ### hours of combat time does not = leadership in the eyes of the AF. It’s almost like being the best pilot in your unit or wing....no board will ever see your FEF. Yes, they see combat experience in your paperwork (and yes they want to see it) but that alone doesn’t equal leadership to them. Deployment experience is checking a box when it comes to a board (with my previously stated exceptions). Not at all saying it isn’t valuable, or that I agree with it, I’m saying all of us should have eyes wide open and no illusions about what really matters when it comes to promotions and your career.
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    Promotion and PRF Information

    Boards don’t care about combat hours, it’s just expected you’re doing it. A deployed leadership billet and/or Joint experience, absolutely matters to a board. It’s not that they don’t value combat time, it’s just that most flying communities/flyers have no problem accumulating those hours. In a board’s view, combat time in and of itself, is not a demonstration of leadership or a predictor for its potential. Which IS what they care about.
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    What's wrong with the Air Force?

    ^exactly Stuff in the Middle East couldn’t be further from the minds of typical Americans. My assumption is most politicians (and honestly prob many generals) are more than happy to keep their “wars” by in large out of the public eye. Status quo and keeping the machine rolling is much easier that way.
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    Flying with an automatic watch

    High G or not, it doesn’t matter. A mechanical movement will never be as accurate as a quartz, they all slowly drift. But, you don’t buy mechanicals for their accuracy. And no, ones that update via radio signal are not mechanicals.
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    C-130 down near Savannah, GA

    Yes, along with raising the dead engine.
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    What's wrong with the Air Force?

    In my mind you try to win a war. There is no timeline. When all you’re doing is maintaining the status quo...I’m not sure what the hell you call that.
  11. Very valuable comment bro Last I checked the FAA aren’t the ones who train you to pass an ATP practical. But what do I know
  12. Does anyone have any recommendations/experience with somewhere in Oklahoma to do the practical?
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    Commanders are dropping like flies this year

    ^checks They give you the guide and you sit down with legal, EO, whoever else that’s applicable. You work close with those folks to make sure you’re staying in your lane and using the governing AFIs specific to what you’re dealing with. They review your report before you ever present it to the cc. The cc then decides what to do or not to do. End of the day you’re gathering facts and presenting it. It’s not that cosmic and it’s not something done recklessly.
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    Military Pilot Shortage and Aero Clubs

    ^that checks Keeping pilots = the real issue Not simply producing them. They just need to make UPT a 20 yr ADSC and problem solved! Then they don’t have to address anything else they’re doing that’s causing folks to leave. (enter sarcasm)