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  1. Anyone done any math on the Survivor Benefit Plan? My wife is retiring and we are trying to decide whether or not to take it. Eventually I will retire as well if that plays as a factor. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. Anyone know why the boom would be down? Figured it would be up for a performance, but I’m not a tanker guy. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. They are pretty good. I do see a potential to offload some of the advanced aircraft training into the T-6 especially if we have an avionics suite similar to the B model which is why the UPT next guys were using Navy birds because it allowed them to do some air to air intercepts and other functions for their “IFF” which were not capable of being done in the A model. The Navy is taking their birds back so we will be losing that ability here soon. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. We’ve been flying under a waiver but I guess AFFSA and the FAA didn’t like the waiver this go round. We can use it for en-route nav but not terminal area nav. Sounds like we are getting a stay of execution here soon and will be back to utilizing. Also, talks of an AMP to the A models is in works, the question is what do we want the future to look like? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. What I meant “from home station” —- your home unit will get you scheduled and out the door for the required training. It’s not lumped into the UCT syllabi. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. For a nav you will be about 185 days. The actual training length is slightly less but you have about a week on either end to in/out-process. Chamber will be coordinated by your home station before you come. Expect C-Springs for the chamber, the Navy decommissioned theirs a few years ago. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. UCT isn’t a year. Depending on the airframe it can be 185 days or 285 days. Same goes for the FTU. You will have to go to the chamber and water survival before heading to UCT which is something like 4 days each (don’t know exactly). For Guard you will do that from home station. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. Threw this in to the google and no returns. Details? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. If I take the bonus this year ($15k) and it jumps next year can I renegotiate or am I stuck with the current amount? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. I guess my real issue is the fact we’ve been using it for years. I can’t say I’ve ever heard an aircrew getting violated or any course deviation issues (other than the occasional RAIM fail). Now all of a sudden it’s not safe or acceptable? I know that there are some additional steps we have to take like manually checking and setting it up, but it’s really like five step. Not the 2 page checklist we had in the C17. I don’t agree with the change, if anything I trust it more than I trust flying a VOR approach in the Texan. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. Can’t even use GPS for lateral navigation outside the FAF in the T-6 now. Let alone down to LPV minimums. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. Great idea. I think every base has a lake nearby. Easy way to decompress from the stress. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. Well I’m going for it as long as we can work out my wife’s situation. She’s at 20 and is going through an MEB. It was supposed to be done next month but they messed up some of her tests so it’s delayed a couple months. Currently working through leadership on both sides to see what we can do to either PCS her or speed up her process. Problem number one is her paperwork is with the MEB and we all know how quickly they work. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. Yes they do. Below is Germany’s numbers. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. I will self proclaim I’m not too savvy on the economics side of the country. So what solutions does Japan have? How is military retirement adjusted for inflation? Are we going to ever get to a point where the military retirement pay isn’t worth the personal investment? Just thinking here.... Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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