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Duck

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Duck last won the day on April 10 2021

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  1. Good points in reference to commuting. I live near my guard base and when I go back to the airlines will be 2ish hours from domicile. I would never live in the cesspit of my domicile. Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network mobile app
  2. We are all in a group chat, I’ll ask him and report back. Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network mobile app
  3. CZ - “If you want mentorship from a future general officer, come by my office…” Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network mobile app
  4. A dude in my SWA new hire class (former AF pilot) did a year at SWA, leave SWA for American hated it and is now trying to get back to SWA. All goes to show you that one man’s trash is another man’s treasure. Compared to AD any airline is better. My best advice is whatever you do, live in base. Commuting sucks. Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network mobile app
  5. Sleep Apnea and the FAA As far as getting your FAA medical it is pretty much a non event. You will walk out of the Flight Surgeon with medical in hand. As far as keeping your medical, the FAA requires 75% usage at 6 hours a night. You are required to print off your machines data and submit with your medical each year. 50% VA disability is nice, but realize that you will need to get a travel CPAP in addition to your main CPAP for all your overnights. It sucks wearing the mask, but you do really feel better in the mornings. Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network mobile app
  6. SWA: Phoenix is fairly senior but prior to COVID the wisdom was that a new FO would hold any base they wanted within 6 months. With us hiring 1,500 new FOs this year, I hope that goes back to the norm. Mil leave at SWA is about the easiest thing I have done. Fill out a form on your company issued ipad and you are done. No sending in orders or getting harassed by anyone. I am not even sure if SWA truly tracks the 5-year USERRA limit, unless you were to drop a long term AGR order or something. As far as scheduling flexibility, SWA is pretty good. When I was commuting I would usually just give my whole schedule away and then pickup out of give away at my local base where I wasn’t senior enough to hold. We have something close to 6,000 FOs that all fly the same equipment as you and a good majority of them are greedy who will pick up your flying if you let them. I could clear a whole months schedule in about a day or so. Pay lags behind the big 3 airlines in years ~2-4 but somewhat catches up according to what I’ve seen our Union post. Of course Capt upgrade is probably 10 years+ and that would still require you to commute to Oakland. We are in contract negotiations now and it seems like the pilot group is all pulling the same direction so hopefully we get some good meaningful improvements. Hope that helps! I don’t come on here much anymore but I stop by now and then to check on all you guys. Let me know if you all have any questions! Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network mobile app
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    Disagree, respectfully of course. Don’t Look Up was one of the worst movies I’ve ever seen. I hate being preached to by the Left or the Right. This ended up being left wing propaganda for a painstaking 2:18. It wasn’t even entertaining. Skip it. You will thank me. Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network mobile app
  8. Hey gents, wondering if anyone knew where to start on this one. I’m deployed as a DO and got into a run around with an over-zealous HARM chick about needing an interfly agreement for me to put one of my ACs with another units crew to fly (AC of original crew was DNIF). If they are all CHOPPED (sp?) Title 10 assets and crew members, do I really need to go get interfly agreements from their home units??? That seems stupid. Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network mobile app
  9. The comment section is brutal… Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network mobile app
  10. Any recommendations for who to use for a 30year conventional? Looking for the best rate possible for a second home (crash pad for me). Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network mobile app
  11. Definitely need to figure out a name for this one... Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network mobile app
  12. Southwest is planning on being almost 70% of normal schedule in April. Saw some weird message online about a hiring webinar or something too. I doubt we hire anytime soon, but I could see where they would hire and leave the guys on leave off property just to keep the pool fresh. Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network mobile app
  13. How in the world did she even make E-9??? Never mind, I know why, forget I asked. Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network mobile app
  14. A couple of my AF Facebook friends really like her as evidenced by their constant praising on her official Facebook. Personally she lost me at the “Bass or Bass” joke that she lost her mind on. In my not so humble badass opinion, she is a complete joke and completely under-qualified for this job. She is a consistent embarrassment to the Air Force. Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network mobile app
  15. I honestly don’t remember her name. Jennifer, Jessica maybe? Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network mobile app
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