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  1. Raptor Gear Up at Fallon?

    See also: http://www.zianet.com/tedmorris/dg/bombers4.html
  2. Pilot Shortage Deepens, USAF is SCREWED.

    Tick off scheduling, end up in the family model every flight. Sounds terrible.
  3. And we think our procurement process is broken...

    It really is infuriating every time our POM guy from MAJCOM tells us why we’re waiting 6-9 years just to start new programs on our jet. So the Army and Navy can say why we don’t need X, Y, or Z in step 3/64.
  4. Pilot Shortage Deepens, USAF is SCREWED.

    Let’s be real.
  5. What's wrong with the Air Force?

    He said any officer can approve any other officer. You’re partially proving his case.
  6. Pilot Shortage Deepens, USAF is SCREWED.

    When people call you a douche, is it “douche,” or is it “dooooouuuuuuche”?
  7. Pilot Shortage Deepens, USAF is SCREWED.

    Well said.
  8. Pilot Shortage Deepens, USAF is SCREWED.

    It's been a while since I did the IFS thing, but didn't even those dudes teach us what we ought to do if the engine quit? Similar question about civilian dudes getting their PPL in a 172?
  9. Pilot Shortage Deepens, USAF is SCREWED.

    Realizing you’re the messenger, so: If they can’t recover the jet, why are we sending them solo?
  10. B-21 Raider

    Inlet sizing is a big deal; that’s where Ben Rich initially made his money with Kelly Johnson on the U-2. But #notsurprised NG made a design/cost claim in bidding they hadn’t thought through and can’t back up.
  11. Stratux?

    It’s far too logical a low-cost COTS solution for that. It’s the perfect paradoxical opposition, really. It performs so seemlessly and economically that GSC is trying to kill it for savings. Over what amounts to a rounding error in their budget.
  12. Pilot Shortage Deepens, USAF is SCREWED.

    I thought the sentiment was it’s probably not a good thing for the overall airmanship, proficiency, and lethality of our force that we’re down to such low flying hours. Did no one else a while back sit there thinking, “wow, they must be really bad,” when we used to read about how other countries were flying the similar amount of hours to what was mentioned? If your airframe has viable sims for training, I’ll buy some trade off there; I would also venture to say that the reality is just reduced flying related activity, though.
  13. WTF? (**NSFW**)

    only quoting this because I’m too lazy to delete the ad nauseum length of the offending post. Well done.
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