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the g-man

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  1. Probably because there is 1 guard unit that flies the thing and they are probably too busy fighting the war from a sandy location.
  2. I finally went and did some digging on this... It's a load of shit quite frankly... https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/PLAW-114publ328/pdf/PLAW-114publ328.pdf On PDF page 161 of this document (the FY 2017 NDAA) you will find this text So what does this mean? Well here you find what they amended: http://uscode.house.gov/download/annualhistoricalarchives/pdf/2012/2012usc37.pdf On PDF page 123 you will find this text: Earlier in Title 37 there is a table that lists the ACIP rates as you find them in the DFAS pay charts, the max is $840. So all they did in the 2017 NDAA is up that max allowed rate $150. Peanuts. $150 more authorized on a piece of US code that has not been touched since 1989. Now the House just passed HR 2810 which you will find no mention of ACIP, however in this bill they did increase max bonus to $50k. Bottom line; what's the deal here? Do military aviators not have a good lobby or advocate in DC? It seems the MOAA is more concerned with retirees than people on active duty. Have we had our heads in the clouds (literally and figuratively) for too long that we have been afraid to bring up the compensation issue as part of the grander pilot retention program? Why has nobody been paying attention to this facet of being a military aviator? What do we need to do to bring attention to this issue? It's my belief that if you hook them up early, combined with a bonus at the end of their commitment aviators may be less fed up and ready to punch at the 10 y 1 d after getting those wings.
  3. Who ever said the Reddit user was 15? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. This is the same argument civilian pilots have been making since the late 90s-2000s after many pilots started taking jobs where they had to pay for their own initial training, and then get paid sub-$20k/year... all after paying for all their training. Now regional airlines are hurting so bad they have to offer substantial signing bonuses because the well dried of people who would pay them for experience.
  5. Yeah I screwed up and applied for the Arrival card before checking as I already have AA card at 0% Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. Yeah let's not dance around the topic or be scared to say the truth Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. I knew you were ed at "Laughlin MPF" Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. You get BAH from departing base. Source: I once did a PCS with a TDY en route once. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. Yeah the bulk of flyers fall into $650 in flight pay and in today's dollars is around $1300. The code was last updated in 1989... 1989! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. Yeah but you still have to spend 3 years Ion Enid/Del Rio/Columbus Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. In my experience the DO says fill the local, we need current and qualified pilots and progression towards AC/IP/EP so they can go work those staff jobs after they get some hours under their belt Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. Nope. It's AMC on the east coast Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. As a co in a single sq C-17 base... I was gone probably around 100 days last year. Only TDY, no deployments Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. The real question is, how much ADSC will go away for the twice passed-over captain? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. Speaking of BITs... word in the MAF is that studs can only have a max BIT of 10 days from UPT grad to PIQ... meaning the unit is getting a copilot that has not done SERE yet. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  16. Can we re-visit the fact that the ACIP has not been revised since 1989? $650 then is worth about double that now. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  17. The real problem here is when the airlines go to single pilot, what is the guy up front going to do for 6 hours at a time? They will lose their buddy to bitch about golf/seniority/contracts/investments/wives to. WHAT WILL THEY DO?!?!? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  18. X-C has been taken out of the T-6 syllabus? Also, they are washing forward? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  19. Longer than that. No way you're gonna get a foreign exchange straight out of UPT Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  20. Yeah all you need to remember is the month of your physical last year. Shoot for that month next year, if you don't hit it, don't fret you still have 3 months to get that shit done. I'm not gonna bend over backwards to re-do the PHA schedule so you don't lose flight pay in 3 days. The people who have signed up at the proper time are getting it done. I'm not in the business of ing them to un you. You get the next available slot. It's the same pity I have on people who wait until the last week before their flying eval comes due to try and get it done. Clearly I'm a salty former-scheduler. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  21. Yeah, in training and whenever not going to the 'box Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  22. Fact. Store is shared with the rug guy and a couple other alley vendors in a space right next to the commissary. Also of note, there is a new joint that is best described as Turkish Chipotle right next to the base gate. Called Iza grill, highly recommended. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  23. Dude you're counting way too many chickens. If you really want to do this though, cast a wider net to all AMC bases and you'll find Fairchild and McConnell are in there too. Anecdotally after 1 winter in Philadelphia, we had one snow storm. I was on a mission during that whole time, so the amount of snow I've seen here is low. You'll be fine with FWD. I drive a Civic to work every day. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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