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  1. Dude, what the fuck? You should report that dumb ass CFI to the FAA as well as the school. You got screwed by an incompetent CFI (won't do stalls???) and hard ass DPE. Failed for not knowing a shimmy damper? Wow.
  2. What a bullshit statement. Execution rate? GMAFB. https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/national/police-shootings-2017/ Summary: Unarmed White Men killed by police: 24 (2017) and 17 (2018) Unarmed Black Men killed by police: 19 (2017) and 12 (2018) Yes, there are more White Men in the population than Black Men. But to draw some type of tyrannical conclusion that the 700,000+ police officers in the country are on some kind of black citizen "Execution" spree with 19 unarmed black deaths compared to 24 unarmed white deaths is just ridiculous.
  3. That is a great line there Hacker! Made me laugh out loud.
  4. Saw this today on Aviation Week... NASA Finds Boeing Showed ‘No Initiative’ To Fix F/A-18 Hypoxia Aviation Week & Space Technology In a little-noticed addendum to NASA’s report on the unexplained physiological episodes plaguing U.S. Navy F/A-18 pilots, the agency concluded that Boeing, the manufacturer, showed “no initiative” to fix the problem. But Boeing is pushing back, arguing that it has long been a “proactive partner” in the Navy’s efforts to mitigate the harrowing cockpit events.
  5. Valid point. But at Delta at least, we have been steadily hiring WAY more per year than even our peak year will see in retirements.
  6. Seniority is everything at an airline as long as you are actually working. I remember a bunch of guys back in the late 90's crunching the numbers in the squadron and the math then, like now, clearly said GET OUT NOW!!! Many did, most were promptly hired, almost all were quickly furloughed, and were then begging for a job. At any time, anything can happen to dramatically change the landscape. In 1998, you COULD NOT LOSE by going to an airline! The math ALWAYS came out ahead by getting out ASAP...until there wasn't a job.
  7. Such bullshit that this article was even written or that charges were filed. The alleged victim, who made the allegations, is his soon to be ex-wife who, until a couple days ago, was fighting a losing battle for custody. Sad and disgusting that a dude's name is dragged through the mud before any of the facts of the case come to light.
  8. That is awesome. Well done JetBlue.
  9. BGI does a ton of F-35 sim acceptance and development work. Probably not a bad gig as far as Defense Industrial Complex jobs go..
  10. You're talking about a dude with a full time ART job taking an airline job with no intention of leaving the full time ART job?
  11. Pretty sure he's not suggesting you SHOULD do that, he's saying you shouldn't be worried about what would happen if it did. If you know you're cheating and a conversation between the airline and the unit would expose said cheating, you probably shouldn't be doing it.
  12. Curious...did you build it or buy it already built?
  13. Hilarious, because it's true!
  14. You are correct, many O's have picked up part time jobs or run a side business. Only caveat is that your other job can't interfere with your military duties and the JAG usually has to review it to be sure you're not creating some kind of conflict of interest. For example, working for a defense contractor part time with duties that overlap with your AD job. You certainly can't work a FULL TIME civilian job while on FULL TIME active duty orders, I'm sure we're all in agreement on that. USERRA was not written with the expectation that 'the troops' would use it to game the system, cheat their companies, and massage their schedules. But that's exactly what some have decided to do. And if anyone is asking why it bothers me/us, here's why...when a dude pulls a bullshit move like SocialD described above over Christmas (definitely happens), what do you think happens to that trip that spanned Christmas? That's right, someone else without the USERRA get out of jail free card gets shacked with the trip and misses Christmas when they otherwise would have been home. It's always amazing to me how much home station military duty (and on an unrelated note, ALPA work) happens over Christmas driving so much MLOA. I seem to remember the base being a ghost town...
  15. Yep, he did. Touch and go gone wrong. Reserve O-4 or O-5, sat for a while but went on to finish the TX then off to his Reserve unit.
  16. Saw this on FB...have heard the pictures are legit but no other info... whatever the cause, it's going to be pricey!
  17. So.....you're asking (for your friend) if it's ok to be full time active duty military (which is what an AGR is doing), without any intention of stopping full time military service, while starting employment at an airline under the auspices of going to work for them by taking some of your leave, only to leave the airline once your seniority number is secured? All by using USERRA protections to screw the company without ever leaving or intending to leave full time active duty service in the military? How on God's green earth does someone think this could possibly be OK?
  18. Interesting tid bit from the GAO report: "Air Force officials added that during that period, Air Force fighter pilot gaps were generally limited to non-operational positions, such as staff assignments at Air Force headquarters or combatant commands. However, our analysis found that the Air Force has been unable to fully staff operational positions since fiscal year 2014."
  19. Did you read that to mean 1/3 of those eligible to separate or retire actually did, or 1/3 of the total fighter pilot population left? I could't find the data on that...
  20. RTB

    Gun Talk

    OK, I accept your challenge. Nikolas Cruz is to blame. But the FBI, Broward County Sherrif, and Florida Department of Children and Families have blood on their hands in this. Their failures in light of overwhelming and repeated evidence of threats of him shooting up a school are pretty clearly spelled out in that article.
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