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  1. Orbit

    What's wrong with the Air Force?

    I thought it was a memo authorizing sliding up the sleeves, never an actual change to AFI. Also, we have been told we are not going to buy more FDUs because we need to save money to purchase the Army flight suits. What a waste of money.
  2. https://download.aopa.org/epilot/2007/sa03.pdf A lot of pilots I talk to seem to think that we are still required to complete a biannual flight review. AOPA breaks down some common questions and clearly explains that we do not need one within 24 months of a USAF checkride. Also, I think there is a pretty good sized group of us on here that own airplanes. More specifically Vans RV airplanes, it is the most fun for your buck if you want to buy something.
  3. Orbit

    The new airline thread

    3 years from ADSC?
  4. I didn't want to de-rail the GTC discussion, but if you have the Chase sapphire reserve I would suggest getting the Hilton Aspire card, there are some great benefits to it. $250 dollars for airline fees but I have gotten gift cards with American Airlines with no issues. $250 dollar resort credit at Hilton resorts. A free hotel stay once a year. And probably the best perk is automatic Diamond status with Hilton. Chase waives the annual fee for AD. I am not sure if we can share referral codes but I would happily share mine via PM to get 20K hilton points.
  5. Orbit

    What's wrong with the Air Force?

    This sounds like a much better idea and use of a Pilot's time. But the AF will never buy in, we have way too many rules and no leaders willing to accept any amount of additional risk. So we will continue to clog up PTX courses with dudes that will fly a different MWS for maybe 2 years before they PCS to some other bright and shiny job...
  6. I don't think it would be that big of a loss of money and that could possibly be a full year further away from that line number.
  7. Orbit

    The Next President is...

    Yea they said no to that, I think they are waiting to see what the supreme court rules on DACA before they use it as a bargaining chip. I don't understand why they don't try to add in some big infrastructure projects into the bill. The president wants to do that and they usually end up benefiting the large cities on the coasts.
  8. I have a few questions on OCONUS PCS ADSCs. I know it is normally a 2 year single and 3 year married tour, what happens if you get married right after arriving or even before getting to the new assignment? Do they force you to extend to 3 years, i've heard a few different things. Also if you are married and do not want the assignment to last 3 years can you accept an unaccompanied tour even if AFPC wants you there for 3 or do they even care? Thanks
  9. Orbit

    KC-46A Info

    https://news.usni.org/2018/08/30/navy-picks-boeing-build-mq-25a-stingray-carrier-based-drone
  10. Orbit

    KC-46A Info

    The difference is not huge. KC-46 MTOW: 415K vs. 126lbf is about .3 & the KC-135R MTOW 322K vs. 84lbf is about .26. I'm the difference becomes more beneficial in hot places. Also I thought I heard from someone that they will not really ever be able to use all of those 18 pallet positions for some floor loading reason? Does anyone know if they are updating those gameboy cameras they installed so the boom can actually see worth a shit?
  11. Orbit

    The Next President is...

    I feel like 69-96% of us want out of Afghanistan. Apparently the draw down starts next month. Time to get out!
  12. Orbit

    A2 Jacket

    https://www.popsleather.com/
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