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Bergman

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  1. What's wrong with the Air Force?

    Hey! This was in Nashville!! Nothing to do with the flying units...it was either HQ or 118th (RPAs). EDIT: just read they are TN HQ people.
  2. Hangar 24 AirFest '18

    Well damn if I don’t have vacation from the airline that week. 🤔🤔🤔
  3. Sanity check - Should we buy our dream home?

    This might be a good opportunity to not tell the VA your plans wrt not living there. None of their business and if you don't offer it up, doubt they'll ask. I'd probably pull the trigger as well, assuming you know what you're getting in to. It's only money after all! haha. Honestly, you'll be paying the principle down for an extra year or more and also gain the interest deduction (not sure how that changes with the new Trump plan).
  4. Leadership at the 'Deid

    Oh the irony, eh? We seriously can't even make this shit up anymore. I'd say it's impossible to get any more out of touch than this statement, but the douchebags running the USAF these days would take it as a challenge. I weep for our service.
  5. The new airline thread

    IMHO this is an almost unbelievable perk. My parents are able to come visit as often as they want. I fly literally all over the place on a whim. Booking non-rev on other airlines is easy and free if you’re traveling by yourself. You learn the ropes pretty quick. Take the earliest flight possible, as once the first operational hiccup occurs, you could be SOL all day. Keep an eye on the weather and plan accordingly. Obviously some places are easier to get to than others but if you’ve got time and plan ahead, you’ll love it.
  6. Leadership at the 'Deid

    It’s Al Udeid...”Always different, never better” FWIW I got the $60/mo plan in Oct-Dec and it worked great for my laptop and phone. It is a PITA to log in every time you switch buildings/routers but at least it works well once you’re logged in.
  7. What's wrong with the Air Force?

    Same here. 16 years between two ANG bases and never been searched leaving the base. I have, however, been searched getting on the base several times. The guards say, "Just go ahead and unload your handguns and put them on the front seat. We won't take them" Gotta love the Guard. Sometimes.
  8. Pilot Shortage Deepens, USAF is SCREWED.

    Is there a way we can print this, laminate it, and send it certified mail to Gen Goldfein to ensure he gets it? Then hold his Exec's family hostage at gunpoint until he makes the general actually READ it.
  9. Pilot Shortage Deepens, USAF is SCREWED.

    Agreed. This dude nicely summarizes thousands of angry Internet rants. I’m hopeful the clowns in charge read and heed, but doubt they will.
  10. The new airline thread

    Okay! I made $130k at the airline and worked an average of 11 days a month last year. Many of those were half days, as I had zero report times before noon. At least 2 of those 11 per month were “off days” on 30 hour layovers. Oh hey, I’m on one right now. Drinking Guinness for $2.35/hour per diem and $1000/ day pay. Meh. i mention this not as a brag (that’s chump change for airline guys) but as a data point. Run! Fucking run! You’re treated better and well compensated. The Air Force no longer deserves the sacrifice so many good people endure to serve. The O-6s and above just don’t care about anyone but themselves. I can’t stand their bottom-shelf management (leadership nowhere to be found) and the self-serving buffoons in charge constantly crushing what little morale and QOL we have left. Calling it a career (AD/ANG) later this year.
  11. The new airline thread

    This is 100% accurate. Worth the read. http://www.aviationbull.com/2018/feb/26/airline-pilot-second-year-review
  12. That should be added below the base name on every AF base front gate!! Glad I'm not losing my mind about AROWs as well. Hope this speeds things up. Only in the AF could we spend $100 Million on a half-assed computer program to replace a clip board and photocopied form that had worked for 50 years.
  13. Pilot Shortage Deepens, USAF is SCREWED.

    No, they are all airline captains.
  14. Pilot Shortage Deepens, USAF is SCREWED.

    This made my day. So true. Big Blue is so fucked and 99% of the O-6s and above don't give even the slightest shit. Run fellas. Fucking run!
  15. The new airline thread

    I think that's my next adventure when I can hold widebody in Atlanta. Talked with a 777 FO who flew 6 4-day trips IN A YEAR sitting reserve. At $232/hour. The trips were all one leg out, 48 hour layover, 1 leg back. Oh, with two crews...so in crew rest half of the two flights also. Although I have to say, my regular schedule has been pretty awesome lately. A full 81 hour schedule for March has 3 4-days and a 3-day, and all but one of those trips has a 33+ hour layover (entire day off) so not really working that hard. I bid specific layovers and usually have enough going on they don't even feel like work.
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