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yeah well fuck that snowjob. There's nothing "perspective" about PRP and flying the memphis belle in the 21st century. The check ain't bouncing... it's about all I got outta that one. I'd quit before I do that again. I got my AF wings and I own my own airplane, so I got nothing to prove to myself anymore by wearing a bag and practice bleeding for a living.To each their own.

All that said, absolutely, I'm a firm believer of 'it's not what you do, it's who you do it with'. In hindsight (see what I did there lol) I think things are as they should be. I think I would have enjoyed the hell out of physically flying the Viper, but would have probably not meshed well/enjoyed the ancillary/cultural hazy shit that comes with it. Lord knows I've enjoyed shorter debriefs in my life as a result lol. As an older man I've become aware of that nuance, and I'm at peace now. I admit it didn't feel like it 10 years ago. In all honesty, the fact is I got a family and then life got complicated, so the "live to work" impositions of certain airframes in this line of work just became complete non-starters for my current priorities in life.

Which is why I do love my trainer job. It's weak sauce to the youngin's, as it should be, but i'm really happy with it. I wouldn't mind a light attack mission if I had to do it all over again. A-29 or the sort. It's a bit more engaging to me than the bomb truck driver without a pickle button thing. Knowing the AF though, they'd prob fuck that up too.  Guess should have joined the Army ....nah. LOL

 

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23 hours ago, BashiChuni said:

Allah always decides

“Allah has the airplane” - scariest moments for a T6 or T38 IP..!

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Yeahhhhh this whitewashing of Cannon . . . not so much a fan.  Just got my parole after 5 years there.

"There are no bad bases": GFY.

"Working with good people on a good mission keeps you sane": That I can agree with.

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On 4/2/2018 at 9:05 PM, jazzdude said:

Plus, there's no professional trainer pilot track anymore, so they'll get their operational time in eventually. 

You sure about that?

 

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There is absolutely a white jet career track, it may not be “official” but it happens.

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There is absolutely a white jet career track, it may not be “official” but it happens.
Yeah, I'm sure it happens unofficially. I'm trying to make it happen. But in the end I'll still have 2 operational tours. But I can't recat into 11K and be owned by AETC, I'll still have 11M as my core AFSC.

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XL 18-10

T1
KC-135 Souix City Iowa (guard/reserve)
Kc-135 Nebraska (guard/reserve)
KC-10 Travis (guard/reserve) 
C-12 yokota 
KC-135 Kadena 
T-1 FAIP
KC-135 Mildenhall
C-17 McGuire
C-17 Travis
C-21 Ramstein 

T38
F-16 South Dakota (guard/reserve) 
A-10 DM
Nigeria - TBD
T-6 FAIP
AC-130 Cannon
F-16 TBD
C-130 Ramstein
C-130 Dyess
F-22 Tyndall

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Better late than never... CBM 18-10 & 11:

T-38:
2x F-16 WI ANG
F-16 DC ANG
T-6 FAIP CBM
MC-130J Kirtland
EC-130 DM
U-28 Hurlburt
C-130J Yokota
T-38A ADAIR Tyndall
C-130J Little Rock
F-16 TBD
F-15E SJ

T-1:
C-5M Dover
KC-135 Fairchild
KC-135 KS ANG
C-130J Little Rock
UH-60J JSDAF
C-130J Dyess
KC-135 MS ANG 
C-17 Charleston
U-28 Hurlburt
C-17 OH AFRC
C-17 McChord
KC-135 RAF Mildenhall
C-17 WV ANG
T-1 FAIP CBM
C-17 Travis
C-17 Dover
C-130J MS AFRC
CV-22 Hurlburt
RC-135 Offutt
C-2 JASDF
C-21 Ramstein

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13 hours ago, Ulysses said:

Better late than never... CBM 18-10 & 11:

T-38:
2x F-16 WI ANG
F-16 DC ANG
T-6 FAIP CBM
MC-130J Kirtland
EC-130 DM
U-28 Hurlburt
C-130J Yokota
T-38A ADAIR Tyndall
C-130J Little Rock
F-16 TBD
F-15E SJ

T-1:
C-5M Dover
KC-135 Fairchild
KC-135 KS ANG
C-130J Little Rock
UH-60J JSDAF
C-130J Dyess
KC-135 MS ANG 
C-17 Charleston
U-28 Hurlburt
C-17 OH AFRC
C-17 McChord
KC-135 RAF Mildenhall
C-17 WV ANG
T-1 FAIP CBM
C-17 Travis
C-17 Dover
C-130J MS AFRC
CV-22 Hurlburt
RC-135 Offutt
C-2 JASDF
C-21 Ramstein

They sent only 3 AD to fighters out of T-38’s?  So much for growing out of the pilot crisis. 

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35 minutes ago, Runr6730 said:

They sent only 3 AD to fighters out of T-38’s?  So much for growing out of the pilot crisis. 

1 word...absorption...

What IPs are left to teach? We send people to Navy to "grow up" now - as a strategy - yikes!

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2 hours ago, Runr6730 said:

They sent only 3 AD to fighters out of T-38’s?  So much for growing out of the pilot crisis. 

And those 3 will sit around CBM on BIT for 6-9 months (or more) awaiting IFF/B-course, etc. There's nowhere to send them...

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And those 3 will sit around CBM on BIT for 6-9 months (or more) awaiting IFF/B-course, etc. There's nowhere to send them...

Oh wow, 2009-2011 good to see you again! Everything old is new again!
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KEND 18-11

T-38:
T-6 FAIP
F-15E Seymour Johnson
F-16 Kelly
F-22 Tyndall
E-3 Tinker
C-130J Dyess
F-5 Kenya

T-1:
T-1 FAIP
C-17 Hickam
C-17 x2 Charleston
C-17 McGuire
C-17 McChord
C-5 Travis
KC-135 Kadena
KC-135 x2 Fairchild
C-130J Yakota
LC-130 NY ANG
C-130J Keesler AFRC
MC-12 OKC ANG
C-130H New Castle ANG
 

 

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DLF 18-11

T-38:

2 x Iraq TBD

Nigeria TBD

2 x F-16 TBD

A-10 DM

U-28 Hurlburt

B-52 Barksdale

B-1 Dyess

 

T-1:

T-1 FAIP

T-6 FAIP

4 x KC-135 (Kadena, Fairchild, Eilson ANG, March AFRC)

3 x C-17 (McGuire, Dover, Charleston)

2 x C-5 (Dover, Travis AFRC)

B-52 Barksdale

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CBM 18-11 (T-1 only)

C-17 Hickam
C-17 Dover
2x C-17 McChord
C-17 Charleston
C-17 Travis
C-17 McGuire
2x C-130J Dyess
C-130J Ramstein
KC-135 Mildenhall
2x KC-135 Fairchild
T-6 FAIP
C-17 Wright-Patt AFRC
C-130H IL ANG
C-130H Puerto Rico ANG
KC-135R Nebraska ANG
WC-130J Keesler AFRC
KC-135R New Hampshire ANG
KC-135R Grissom AFRC
 

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1 hour ago, Disco_Nav963 said:

The white buffalo T-1 to BUFFs reappears...

I heard it was a join-spouse assignment. 

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1 hour ago, Don Frank said:

3 x C-17 (McGuire, Dover, Charleston)

Fairly certain that last C17 was JB Lewis-McChord not Charleston.

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1 hour ago, LiquidSky said:

Fairly certain that last C17 was JB Lewis-McChord not Charleston.

Yeah, that was it. My memory of the T-1 drops was a bit fuzzier.

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Anyone have any idea on the current drop rate of ospreys and where they're coming from these days? 

I've seen maybe 4-5 total CV-22s posted on here in the last six months and was wondering if that seems about right.  I know for a while they were coming from all three training platforms including hueys but wasn't sure if that was the current status.  

That being said, can any osprey dudes/dudettes speak to whether or not there's a preference in the CV-22 training pipeline where they went for phase three?  I.e, is someone coming from a T-1 at a disadvantage vs someone coming from a TH-1?

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2 hours ago, Mr.Elephant said:

Anyone have any idea on the current drop rate of ospreys and where they're coming from these days? 

I've seen maybe 4-5 total CV-22s posted on here in the last six months and was wondering if that seems about right.  I know for a while they were coming from all three training platforms including hueys but wasn't sure if that was the current status.  

That being said, can any osprey dudes/dudettes speak to whether or not there's a preference in the CV-22 training pipeline where they went for phase three?  I.e, is someone coming from a T-1 at a disadvantage vs someone coming from a TH-1?

According to the CV guys, they wanted to prioritize students this way:

T-38

TH-1

T-1

The ACTF wants to do the reverse.

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Never heard or seen any prioritizing. Most are Rucker bros or 53 guys.  There’s no advantage to any track, each has its hurdles.  Generally they drop to Rucker and t-1 guys, 38s grab afsoc assets and you can get one there as well.

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2 hours ago, Reoin05 said:

Never heard or seen any prioritizing. Most are Rucker bros or 53 guys.  There’s no advantage to any track, each has its hurdles.  Generally they drop to Rucker and t-1 guys, 38s grab afsoc assets and you can get one there as well.

That is what the CV community briefed ACTF. With metrics!

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EN 18-06, 2 weeks ago

Guard:

F-15C Oregon
F-16 SD


Reserve:

A-10 Whiteman

AD:

F-22 Tyndall
F-15E SJ
F-16 x 3 TBD
A-10 DM
T-38C FAIP
T-38A Tyndall
B-52 x 2 Barksdale
E-8C Robbins
E-3 Tinker
B-2 Whiteman
U-28 Hurlburt
AC-130
C-130J Little Rock

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