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Prosuper last won the day on August 8 2017

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  1. The real question is how a guy with no military flying training get into a Mirage and fly it. Sounds like the story of a Marine Crew Chief who applied for a commission and pilot training numerous times and kept being denied. After his last chance he said screw it stole his A-4 and got some stick time, went to the brig, discharged and had a long successful career as a civilian pilot. There are numerous Enlisted maintainers who have to go the simulator to stay engine run qualified once a year, after emergency procedures especially if it's a heavy and the mx guys have a ton of experience we got through our requal quick and spent the rest of the time flying it (E-3). Some guys were awful and some guys had the talent to land it every time. One guy was real good at doing AR's, pretty good with no formal training. There are a bunch of enlisted who busted their butt to get a degree, do all the paperwork to apply but are in certain career fields the USAF deem critical and are stuck and get denied. I can guarantee the first time a young kid goes to an air show a dreams it is not about being a Crew Chief. Being nearsighted I was forever denied the chance to have a future of getting paid to fly, now to all the rated guys here pray to your creator for thanks that everything fell into place to have those wings pinned upon your chest.
  2. Japan has more DDG's than anybody, if anybody has a interest in keeping those straights open it's them. Plus if they do it they can dictate terms to China, which will bring up old old old grudges.
  3. No money either to support Hamas and Hezbollah, so no more rockets flying out of Gaza. Will they be crossing into Afghanistan to retaliate , they have regular airline service to Mazar E Sharif (OAMS).
  4. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Praying_Mantis, I was wrong one Frigate sunk another damaged and towed to port. 3 Speedboats destroyed and two oil Iranian platforms damaged.
  5. With Iranian internal problems could this be a ploy to unite everyone against the great Satan? The ruling junta in Argentina tried this before by invading the Falklands in 1982. Did not turn out to well. Just thinking out loud. Last time back in the 80's we sent most of the Iranian blue water Navy to the bottom.
  6. To be fair the Air Force does a poor job of getting rated officers ready to command anything with a large amount of enlisted. If a single seater the only time you deal with them is on the flight line mx, debrief, intel, and medical. Its not until your a O5 do you have to deal with a knucklehead standing tall giving you a reporting statement at your desk. If you have a good First shirt he helps keep stupid stuff off your desk. In the middle part of my career I was in the 89th at Andrews, there were nothing but NCO's and it was easy going. Then I went to KC-135 mx unit with young Airmen , it was a slap in the face having young shitheads right out high school to stop acting like they were in still in high school .
  7. yep, on the bottom about the middle of the fuselage, depending on the moosehead on the refueling truck you have to take it completely off by releasing spring loaded pins. Worked a TA contract for 9 years.
  8. Killing Japanese didn't bother me very much at that time... I suppose if I had lost the war, I would have been tried as a war criminal.... Every soldier thinks something of the moral aspects of what he is doing. But all war is immoral and if you let that bother you, you're not a good soldier. There are no innocent civilians. It is their government and you are fighting a people, you are not trying to fight an armed force anymore. So it doesn't bother me so much to be killing the so-called innocent bystanders. Curtis Lemay
  9. Miss marked, that is for more cow bell sounder.
  10. Most of them ended their service lives as target drones at Tyndall.
  11. https://m.facebook.com/groups/2542821662?view=permalink&id=10157244247471663 I wonder if this happened with the boomers looking through VR goggles if the second delay would have ended in disaster.
  12. Working in the MRO world that had military contracts I'm surprised that DCMA is not getting the third set of eyes when ever a critical part was paneled up. I hear mechanics at Boeing use their own tools, I did to when working contracts but my toolbox had to have the same standards as your Crew Chiefs when you step to the jet, 100% accountability, inventory and shadowing. My supervisor and myself both signed off the inventory everyday. This sounds like that the penny counters program managers have thrown out quality, FOD free because that takes time and sacrificed it for roll times on time and delivery dates no matter what.
  13. I hope the the other 79 welcomed him home with a goblet of 1896 vintage Cognac.
  14. It sounds like a KC-135E that crashed on approach to Geilenkirchen, stab trim run away , left the rest of the remaining fleet looking for serviceable jackscrew units. 737 jurassics had a problem with its rudder going full deflection on approach causing a snap roll, later found that the power control unit fluid got so hot it caused it to lock up.
  15. Damn, and I was thinking of growing hemp instead of corn
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