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  1. Good words, especially if you're in a unit, that for some reason doesn't seem to PV people. It's a sad day in the Guard when you have leaders who don't PV guys even if there are spots and when you have to worry about "showing your airline cards." A question I was asked, and we still ask during UPT interviews is, "we are a part time force and full time jobs aren't always available, what are your plans for full time employment?" The mission of the full timers is to ensure we have a good part time force...part time should be welcomed, not shunned.
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  2. I did 6 years on two different assignments in “white jets”. Bad deal? Not for me. I got a shitload of flying and instructing, and became a WAY better pilot as a result.
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  3. Still has to go through their reconciliation process since they’re different bills. Unfortunately I wouldn’t be surprised if it didn’t happen before the session ends...hope I’m wrong.
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  4. Flea, one thing to think about when considering Kalitta or other ACMIs is upgrade time. Not sure what your situation is or how much PIC you’ve accumulated in the military, but if you think you need more, upgrade at the regionals will likely happen more quickly than at the ACMIs. A place like Kalitta can be a great intro to the part 121 world for a mil guy. Just be careful not to paint yourself into a corner.
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  5. Late to the convo here but...most states require it for a PV, but if you have strong OPR's and competitive qualifications, you shouldn't need ACSC. I recently promoted ROPMA without it. I did the math a while back and it wasn't worth it for me knowing that I probably wouldn't have an issue getting promoted without it. I was an ART for many years as a pretty busy shop chief and then left the fulltime world for the airlines. I wasn't willing to make time for PME. My unit was also notorious for not PV'ing people anyway (unless you one of the "chosen ones"). I had showed my airline card seve
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  6. Going to a regional basically allows a legacy carrier to verify you can make it through a 121 training program and get through OE.
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  7. It’s probably as fun as flying a C-17 into ORBI with a 100 hr FP Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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  8. Probably the stupidest argument that I hear kicked around for the sim-only track (regardless of type simulated) is "well, the airlines train sim-only". This completely ignores that the airlines don't hire dudes with nearly zero hours. Ask any regional Capt how much fun it is to fly with a straight-from-flight-instructing new FO, and that's on a relatively small regional jet doing a VERY canned and low-threat flight profile.
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  9. Why lie? Along the lines of Hillary's (btw, she was never president, so I got that going for me...) landing under fire BS story, our duly elected (say, why is DOJ, et al, fighting so hard to interfere/slow roll the Maricopa County election audit?) President had to tell a lie about Amtrak, his mother, a conductor... https://nypost.com/2021/05/06/amtrak-joe-bidens-story-about-conductor-being-question/ TLDR version: Biden, promoting Amtrak, recounts how as VP, he'd take Amtrak to see his ailing mother and a long-time conductor would pinch his cheek, and say, "Joey, baby!" to con
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  10. One guy had training, experience, and SA, the other didn't. Besides, it's not like you have a port hole for the men to shoot out of like the Bradley, the 1972 version.
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  11. Then.... As @texancrier said 2.5 still has plenty of flying in it so that's good. Real flight time is invaluable, you just have to have a certain amount to be trusted at the controls or have authority in certain fields. As you said, sim time can be as expensive as flight time and then you're still in the same boat. For me it, if the AF wasn't so reactionary and was more strategic at an enterprise level it would pose to the mid and senior level members of the heavy rated community an opportunity for feedback and shaping of the process if there was/is to be a major revision to Heavy /
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  12. Gents, it's been too long (STS)!
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  13. Been eight years...to them! 🍺🍺🍺
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  14. Amen... Sent from my iPad using Baseops Network mobile app
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  15. We've been needing to resurrect this thread...
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  16. Just watch out for “Bracketville Bob”. If I remember right the speed limit went from 55 to something like 25 miles outside of town. Bob would pull you over for doing 26 and he just loved UPT students coming through on the weekends on the way to San Anton’. Damn that was a long time ago. Thanks for reminding me that I’m old Huggy.
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