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YoungnDumb last won the day on July 13 2020

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  1. Live off base. People think that the 10 minute drive to work will somehow make or break their UPT experience, it won't. If anything it's 10 minutes to clear your nugget going to/from work. Get a roommate and a decent house and throw some ragers. Your future self will thank you.
  2. Not related to T-Mobile but recently switched to Google Fi and probably not leaving them for a long time. They work fantastic over seas with 0 interruption, little pricey but for 0 headache when travelling its worth it.
  3. Not UPT but I heard rumor of some contract fliers at KRND for IFF
  4. We have a few doing that out here at Shaw. They make corn and help out with various odd jobs around the squadron then head off to chase USC girls by 1400 if its a long day.
  5. Gotcha, I was a T-6 guy back in the day so your mileage will vary, however it was leave by exception only when I was at KRND back in the day. However depending on the level of bro in the Cheetahs/how many do you know/how backed up are they you may be able to swing a couple days here or there. I would really recommend taking as much leave as possible either before or after PIT. You'll have a chance to take some once you show at your gaining base while you in process and get thru MQT (or whatever they call it) but after that it gets tougher as they'll want you to start double/triple turning pretty quick. Best of luck.
  6. Data is a few years old but from what I remember no leave during PIT except by exception (weddings, etc). What airframe?
  7. Based on the current break down of UPT instructors/the AF in general they would have difficulty making it minority only IP's, particularly on the -38 side of the house.
  8. Xanadu's actually burned down while I was there. Turned out it was the last night for kettles for a while. They rebuilt and reopened a few months later but it just wasn't the same, didn't stick to every surface, it was well lit...just not the same.
  9. Also as some others have mentioned being a FAIP can limit you in some programs such as WIC/TPS but lately I've been seeing an increase in the number waived/admitted. Who knows where the AF will be in a few years. Just remember there is a waiver for everything and if you want something make them tell you no.
  10. Former FAIP here, when my UPT dream sheet came out I listed fighters first, FAIP next, bombers, then everything else. I looked at it as a second chance and a way to keep the dream alive. Ended up working out for me as I fly Vipers now. I will say that trying to forecast your drop is one of the worst things you can do. List your desires, don't play games. Trying to play the "well I think this guy did well and he'll get X so I should put Y," is stupid. Yes there are people who clearly did well and those who did bad, then there are a bunch in the middle and guessing who is where is near impossible unless you're staring at the MASS. Also trying to game the system is stupid. As a FAIP I saw a student who really wanted helos (nothing wrong with that) and thought that he was somehow gaming the system and put T-38's #1 and then was shocked when he got 38's, essentially shot himself in the foot. Point is list your desires, don't try and game the system. You earn your right to choose so do well and let the chips fall where they fall.
  11. Be delegating responsibility to the squadrons. There is no reason for waivers or approvals to require an O-6 approval. Let Commanders be commanders, give them the power to run things the way they see fit, tell them the only reason to bother the O-6 is if they need something, and get rid of all the pointless meetings (most of which can be accomplished with an email).
  12. That's a shame that they didn't apply, I have several good friends currently flying the U-2, none of which flew 38's. As a note, I am not saying I agree with the 38 studs should fly X argument, post was more of an eye roll expecting someone to kick off that discussion again.
  13. Cue the "but they didn't fly T-38's in UPT" discussion/gripe fest...
  14. This. Ask questions often, if one person doesn't give you an answer you understand then find someone else and keep going until you get an answer that works. Also try learning by more than just memorization, I found that if I draw stuff out and explain it back to someone I pick it up much faster. So don't be afraid to grab a white board and sit an IP down and go over something. One of my favorite things to do as IP was to sit down with students and draw stuff out and explain things to them.
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