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  1. It used to be "make it to a runway or taxiway via ELP or eject.". T-6 students were told they would likely be booted from UPT if they made an off field landing. IMO, if you fly something, you should practice engine out procedures...and if you only have one...
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    AF Light Air Support Aircraft

    ...and we wonder why people don't trust the Air Force.
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    Flat Rate Per Deim - Gone

    A lot of them aren't informed of that until too late, unfortunately.
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    Flat Rate Per Deim - Gone

    This has screwed over several of our younger airmen, as their IQT got extended, resulting in large negative adjustments when filing their vouchers (so, they got almost nothing their next paycheck). I'm cool with it going away.
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    Pilot retention in your neck of the woods?

    Better than most places. Although, now with airlines doing Rotary Transition programs, that might start changing.
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    What's wrong with the Air Force?

    It's hit or miss. We have one awesome flight doc, and one that asked me if I was a pilot during my PHA...I guess my medical records, seeing a flight doc, and the pilot wings weren't enough of a clue...
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    And Yet Another Deadline Missed

    I showed up on the MPF outbounds roster before my CC was notified. Sometimes I wonder if the system is really this screwed up, or if we just tell ourselves there is a system.
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    Gun Talk

    I have not seen a P320 Carry sized with safety, but I have seen the Compact version with one. It's usually labeled as "MA Compliant."
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    What's wrong with the Air Force?

    Exactly. How many ops units are having to run more grade books than the school house? I know mine does. The AF is transferring BASIC aircrew training to the ops units, and still lying to itself that the products are going to be the same. Eventually, this will get people killed. We are already seeing an increased normalization of high fatigue, all-inexperienced aircrews, and guidance to "maximize training" (often during operational sorties)...and the new aircrew with even fewer hours are just starting to arrive, and its going to get even worse. I used to have a fair number of flights where I could do proficiency and skill development with people. Now, I spend the vast majority of time on operational sorties or just trying to do enough to log the currency requirements (sometimes at the same time). We are going to get more inexperienced crews and more so-called "experienced" crews that have fewer and rustier skills (even if their beans look good).
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    And Yet Another Deadline Missed

    AFPC can't meet their own suspense or make a system designed to give people more say in assignments actually do that? I'm shocked! Shocked, I tell you! /sarcasm I guess I'll keep waiting.
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    Gun Talk

    The idea isn't to be Rambo. A carbine buys you more time and distance, which opens up opportunities for other people to help you out.
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    The Next President is...

    Our population tripled between 1860 and 1920, and again between 1920 and now. I'm not sure how you conclude that doubling it in the next few decades will overload the US. The upper Great Plains isn't exactly crowded...
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    Gun Talk

    Holy crap, they did it! Some Strike Eagle guys were trying to push this last year. I couldn't get ACC or AFCENT to buy into it. I'm glad someone finally did! The training, mx, and SERE TTPs were the sticking points then. (As well as the cost to buy non-inventory major parts). The seat kit dimensions were a big technical sticking point. The original plan was a GAU-5 with the barrel cut at the gas block and the upper and lower disassembled--not a great thing for someone who just ejected at night, IMO. The QD barrel really made it possible. That restores a little faith in the AF sometimes getting it right.
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    A-29 down at Holloman

  15. Can you do better than a 50% base pay pension for 4 years of work, compared to 4 years of another job? Money and QoL