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ThreeHoler

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  1. Just wait until the advanced training ADSC comes back within the year. They fixed the glitch. Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network mobile app
  2. ACE is literally “extra additional duties.” Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network mobile app
  3. IMO, ARC should get the full ACIP as long as they meet the same requirements of AD: 4 hours in a month (OFDA creditable month) within the last 3 months.
  4. This style of weekly status of discipline at the OG level has been my experience at two separate AMC bases.
  5. This just in: DELTA OMICRON = MEDIA CONTROL Now you know why they skipped the other letters. Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network mobile app
  6. Just ask Tom Clancy. Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network mobile app
  7. How did he spend 2 years as a UPT student?!
  8. Extremely rare and needs a waiver. They can be done but usually it is someone who has an IP course already scheduled.
  9. I once added 50 random points to the tanker ORM sheet because it was impossible to score over a moderate. We had been jacked around the clock for two weeks so the scheduler could “optimize # of missions so everyone got the same # of air medals” (circadian rhythm be damned). The “ADO” lost his shit. I calmly told him I had every intent to fly but that we were so far in the sleep red that we needed risk awareness and acceptance at the Sq/CC level. We flew. And the sq stopped scheduling that way the next day, putting most everyone back onto consistent (for sleep patterns) lines. Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network mobile app
  10. Ramstein. But you don’t always need a Cat III approach to autoland. Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network mobile app
  11. Mins in UPT (AETC) are ceiling and vis. Mins in ACC are ceiling and vis. Mins in AMC are vis only for straight ins (but most AMC pilots never figure that out and keep spewing this 200-1/2 bullshit). What are the mins to fly this approach in AMC? https://aeronav.faa.gov/d-tpp/2111/00150IL6.PDF
  12. Wow. 300 and 3/4 is touch and go weather for KC-10 IPs. Not toxic and it sounds like the community needs a good recentering on accepted risk and mitigation strategies. Maybe there were other pieces, but a highly experienced dude (SEFE) who can’t hack 300 3/4 (when the required weather should be vis only for the straight in and likely 2400 RVR depending on the country) is a drain on your MWS.
  13. The MDG/CC is not the authority to approve or deny Ambien in AMC…it is the Sq/CC. I had an O-6 Flt Doc call me for Ambien approval when our exercise crew requested them. Short version: I said yes. But I also talked to the AC about all the ways to mitigate before going straight to the pilot’s little helper and made sure I understood why they felt the no go pills were needed. Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network mobile app
  14. I’ll always side with an AC who makes the best decision with the information they have… But I also have lost count the number of times I needed to shift my sleep schedule for a mission departure and did it without No-Gos. Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network mobile app
  15. One case I’m thinking of happened a few years ago (around the time of the first VSP). A Capt wrote the board two years in a row to get out early. After his 2nd non-selection, his spouse was diagnosed with a serious (expensive) disease. He petitioned the continuation board to stay in as a Capt to 20 for the medical coverage. Had he not written the board, he likely would have promoted. Everyone has their reasons…but sometimes things change and you can’t prepare for how they change. I’m not saying don’t write…just be prepared for everything you can think of in the transition.
  16. That’s it. But be careful. I know people who have done it and later regretted it. YMMV.
  17. Dr Muller…physicist. Seems legit.
  18. That is still a Congress problem. The AF is required to present a business case for all pilot bonus offerings to prove that it is needed at a specific amount for each community. It doesn’t help that the other Services say their pilot retention is “fine” and actively discourage increasing the bonus further.
  19. Statistics of small numbers but interesting. Vaccinated but still reading what is out there. https://www.reuters.com/world/us/heart-inflammation-after-covid-19-shots-higher-than-expected-study-us-military-2021-06-29/ Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network mobile app
  20. Odd. Other countries (UK, Aussies, Canucks) seem to have figured out the pilot pro pay. A Capt on flight pay who stayed flying the line makes more than a staff Maj (and some Lt Col). Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network mobile app
  21. https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1365/2497/products/12774-TinFoilHat-May-Move02_800x.gif?v=1542393503 Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network mobile app
  22. You’re more than 2x passed over, right? Many times people don’t care to notify you because they figure you already know you didn’t make it.
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