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It's still "Wild West-ish" out here but this is actually a great deployment if you like to fly. A lot. I had very low expectations before coming here but the Afghans in the squadron are good dudes.


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It's still "Wild West-ish" out here but this is actually a great deployment if you like to fly. A lot. I had very low expectations before coming here but the Afghans in the squadron are good dudes.


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THREAD REVIVAL...

Any word on AC-208 365s opening up?

Tac I know you may have info but wanted to poll the masses as well.

Cooter

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THREAD REVIVAL...
Any word on AC-208 365s opening up?
Tac I know you may have info but wanted to poll the masses as well.
Cooter


Seems like it’s moving right a bit. Personnel for the 60 program showed up about the time the 60s did.

They are sending Afghans to training starting this fall, not sure how long that will take. Would expect the first group of Advisors in late 2019 maybe early 2020.

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On ‎3‎/‎16‎/‎2018 at 11:25 AM, Bode said:

 

 


Seems like it’s moving right a bit. Personnel for the 60 program showed up about the time the 60s did.

They are sending Afghans to training starting this fall, not sure how long that will take. Would expect the first group of Advisors in late 2019 maybe early 2020.

 

Rog...anyone know of any12S Flying 365s? Asking for a friend...

 

Cooter

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2 hours ago, Cooter said:

Rog...anyone know of any12S Flying 365s? Asking for a friend...

 

Cooter

PM’d. 

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20 hours ago, Standby said:

PM’d. 

Hahaha sorry bad joke, I was asking for me.  Trying to seek out a flying -365 as I am looking for a change of pace from my intellectually stimulating (sarcasm) Joint job.

Cooter

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On ‎3‎/‎20‎/‎2018 at 11:34 PM, Bode said:

Check out the AEFonline 365 listing. I will see if I can find a POC.

Shoot a note to David Kaplan at AFPC (see Global for details).

See you out there.

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Shoot a note to David Kaplan at AFPC (see Global for details).
See you out there.

When you headed out here?

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I'm hot and looking for info on the AC-208 to weigh my options.


From what I have heard the RFF is in the works. Short timeline once it’s released. Talking spring of next year for the first birds to show up.

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16 minutes ago, Homestar said:

What the heck is an AC-208?

A C-208 with AGM-114’s and possibly APKWS/unguided 2.75” rockets.  

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28 minutes ago, Homestar said:

And Afghans at the controls?

Yes

There are many other countries already flying the AC-208 (Iraq, Lebanon) and the Afghans are already at the controls of the A-29, so them flying the AC-208 isn’t that big of deal.  

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That’s good because they really kind of sucked when I flew “slick” 208s with them in 2012-2013. I can’t imagine shooting guns from that thing. 

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5 hours ago, xaarman said:

A Cessna 208 with a 105mm howitzer sticking out the side. 

That’s another way to counteract torque and p-factor.  Rudder input is just too much work. 

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My Boss just sent a solicitation for the first wave of AC-208 this summer. Looking for Capt/Major IPs, 11F/B/S/U preferred but will take others. 

Unfortunately I already have orders in hand to go to Korea. Do those in the know have any idea how long this mission will last? (Broadly, no OPSEC details please) And if this is something you can potentially get into while in the guard? 

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My Boss just sent a solicitation for the first wave of AC-208 this summer. Looking for Capt/Major IPs, 11F/B/S/U preferred but will take others. 
Unfortunately I already have orders in hand to go to Korea. Do those in the know have any idea how long this mission will last? (Broadly, no OPSEC details please) And if this is something you can potentially get into while in the guard? 

My guess is the better part of a decade or two. We have been doing it for 208s for almost a decade with no end in sight.

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