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Bender

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Bender last won the day on June 14 2020

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  1. Is it normal to only see the last 5 assignments in the bio? I feel like they usually list everything. DS to Vice to CC of the same wing in 3 years…also, unusual to me. ~Bendy Sent from my iPad using Baseops Network mobile app
  2. Retention will tank further; every passing day proves it…I agree. I disagree about the 30%, they were at worst willing to stay. I also disagree it takes any of those thing listed to make it to 20 years. That said, we’re in a bad way. Centralized Command, Decentralized Control, and the lower echelons of Command AND the highest levels of Control are both incentivized to just say yes, beyond reason. It’s clear to those who can see it, at the highest and lowest levels. It’s a great job (calling even) this AF pilot gig…it’s a horrible place to spend a career. Don’t ever think it’s the same for 20 years…be a pilot, serve your country, then choose for yourself if this is what you want. Most of us stay because we think others need help/protection. If no one cared about people, the take rate would round down to zero. IMO. Don’t take the bonus unless you love/will love what you’re doing…to each their own. ~Bendy Sent from my iPad using Baseops Network mobile app
  3. No need to worry about promoting someone into a command position with a mental health disorder. “We’re revamping that process already!”. I’m actually sorry he’s roughing it, I’d probably give him 20 bucks. ~Bendy Sent from my iPad using Baseops Network mobile app
  4. She needs to improve her technique…those need to be closer to the belt line. While the result may be satisfactory, even above average…the method must not be forgotten in cases such as these. Now, if all she literally had was a cape…that may mitigate the poor form. ~Bendy Sent from my iPad using Baseops Network mobile app
  5. Also…are you guys sure you’re pilots? You are a serious bunch of fu*king nerds. It’s awesome, really. We’ll at least the 6 or so of you, ~Bendy Sent from my iPad using Baseops Network mobile app
  6. Enter FTU-Next! That’s been the poster for all of this…not just a cockpit poster anymore! Can’t find the money for a decent F-16 or C-17 model, but still…also keep using crappy Lockheed VR sims, but whatever. Progress today is better than success tomorrow. ~Bendy Sent from my iPad using Baseops Network mobile app
  7. Why can’t we buy a replacement for the T-1 Jayhawks? That’s what I’d like to answer. That decision is single handledly f*ck ing up so much Air Force function is silly. ~Bendy Sent from my iPad using Baseops Network mobile app
  8. The simple reality is that the US Government doesn’t view AF pilot manning as a significant issue. Lower level individuals speaking to higher level individuals in this government is severely crippled by toxic behavior…happens in-service and between service leader and civilian appointees. We’ll come to terms with it eventually…as soon as we are denied access or can’t keep aircraft from overhead. Should be fun. ~Bendy Sent from my iPad using Baseops Network mobile app
  9. While I love almost everything about this post, the intense southern accent I had in my head reading it has to mean something, right? ~Bendy Sent from my iPad using Baseops Network mobile app
  10. Copy. Laze the building, not the people. I can do that. Laser on…do your thing. CSV, ~Bendy Sent from my iPad using Baseops Network mobile app
  11. Tomorrow’s a Federal Holiday? I did not get that memo... ~Bendy
  12. No, I would not. Although they should just for decision making for flying an RNAV when they set up the ILS for their precision and decided not to fly the localizer. ~Bendy Sent from my iPad using Baseops Network mobile app
  13. Until a student can fly an ILS half as well as I can...we can differ the non-precision approach stuff. RNAV, PBN, or otherwise. ~Bendy Edit: I’d still teach them about it, but not so much as to clutter their pretty little nuggets. Edit2: Damn, it’s been a hot second since I read my first post on here.
  14. I think experience requirement to teach in primary training is a good thing. Is it set correctly, I don’t know. Do I like them enforcing what they have, yes. I don’t think we do a good enough job training our FAIPs for what we ask of them...which, in my opinion, is a lot. Also, f&$k a VSP...I’d consider a TERA to help my country out of its shit sandwich, but I’ve sacrificed plenty already... ~Bendy Sent from my iPad using Baseops Network mobile app
  15. The P-51 and the MC-12 would lead you to a different conclusion, so I guess it just what crack you’re trying to fill. Usually is only limited by what you do to yourself...or standards, or whatever. Talking about both woman and airplanes, BTW... ~Bendy Sent from my iPad using Baseops Network mobile app
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