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About cragspider

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  1. Promotion and PRF Information

    I heard the the 09 LAF has finally been reported into OSD today. I haven’t checked myself since I’m off work today but got a text from a bro with that info.
  2. Headset questions for PPL and beyond

    You can either get the converter or you can call Bose and get a whole new cord or the headset. I did the later and it’s been nice. But I’ve know guys who did the former and they said it wasn’t a problem.
  3. Pilot Shortage Deepens, USAF is SCREWED.

    No they aren’t. The recat board is for folks who have been out of their primary mws for a long time or who have been in for 13 years or longer. Plus they have changed the way they are doing recats if I understood the functional correctly. This board is more of a way to look at guys who want to stay. But then again can we really trust A1 anymore?
  4. Pilot Shortage Deepens, USAF is SCREWED.

    The only thing I can see is that they slow down the Alpha tour returnees when they figure this out. Hell I’ve straight up asked the RPA functional if they are even thinking about what to do when all the initial 18x folks start punching which they aren’t even thinking about that yet. The only saving grace is that they have told all the upt directs they will be gone by the end of 19.
  5. Pilot Shortage Deepens, USAF is SCREWED.

    This was posted over at TPN Air Force May Approve Enlisted Pilots for First Time in 75 Years . I find it funny that our leaders still think we have a production problem when it’s a retention problem. Oh well this train will keep on chugging off the tracks until they finally realize that producing more will not help the problem.
  6. Promotion and PRF Information

    I just find this comical now. They did something similar with the 06 yg and kept rolling it back over 2 months. Duck I think they know how bad you want out and are going to keep you for as long as they can. But I do understand how frustrating this can be for folks who are planning on getting out and may already have jobs lined up. Who really knows what is going on with AFPC and those who are making these types of decisions. It just one more reason why they have lost the faith of the troops.
  7. Pilot Shortage Deepens, USAF is SCREWED.

    I always viewed the ELP as an energy management maneuver, which is what it is. It is also a judgment test as well as stick and rudder skills. Sad that they want to take that out.
  8. Pilot Shortage Deepens, USAF is SCREWED.

    Wow that’s going to produce a great pilot product that the ops squadrons will have to fix. Thanks AETC and Big AF for trying to produce your way out vs trying to retain us.
  9. Pilot Shortage Deepens, USAF is SCREWED.

    He sure as hell kicked over the hornets nest on that one. While he might have had good intentions in asking the guys at TPN cause he knew he’d get some responses. I don’t think he was expecting that kind of response. He needs to take that info right to the general and tell him he’s about to see all his IP’s bail ASAP. Speaking on the retention problem did any of you all happen to see the results of the second part of the aircrew crisis survey about money??
  10. Info on flight boots

    I think you both miss read that. I know you two are used to the slow life and all. But what he’s getting at is that the green boots are going to die just like the black ones did when we go to OCP’s and it will be the new coyote color since we need to spend more money on stuff.
  11. Pilot Shortage Deepens, USAF is SCREWED.

    Don’t forget to add in the large numbers of 11M’s who where sent to go fly droids to help out that problem. Which is only going to get worse in the next few years as they want to increase the numbers in the 18x career as well. Like it’s been stated here and over at TPN QOL is a big part of it but money is also a factor when you get them both the airlines are hands down the best thing when guys are wanting QOL with the pay that goes with it.
  12. Gun Talk

    I’ll post it here. It was shared by the Creech WG/CC.
  13. Gun Talk

    Looks like you can now carry to and from base at Creech/Nellis per the ABW/CC. The letter was posted on the fb page today.
  14. I doubt it, you give them to much credit. I would expect to see it by Jun but at this rate who knows anymore.
  15. What's wrong with the Air Force?

    You are correct. But if we stop the Phoenix programs how will AMC know who the shinny penny’s are? Well I’m sorry if you have limited command billets. Look at the RPA enterprise. They have very limited billets. But they seem to have a problem with messing up the communities that they show up at. Now I get doing the Phoenix program as a young guy but bring them back to where they started. I’ve seen to many guys come into places and have a problem with flying tac vs just flying strat missions.