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  1. Does any normal person actually buy into this shit or is it just the Twitter sphere?
  2. Interesting takes and just saw all this. The most interesting part to me is the implication that asking guys to do their job is some active duty shit that the guard wouldn’t tolerate and it’s all about airline PIC time. Uhh…I’ve been in a TFI unit (fighter) and ANG dudes are absolutely not like that. I’ve seen those dudes fly in weather that AD guys would cancel 99/100 times. And canceling an airline flight because you don’t feel like it with no extenuating circumstances besides your gut when you’re legal to go? Good luck with that.
  3. I don’t have the reg citation, but I believe if the person you transferred the bill to hasn’t used the benefits, you can nullify them ADSC. Now getting the AFPC E-4 to understand that…
  4. Alternative sources for PNT and how starlink and others could play a role?
  5. Are you looking to blend the two? Civilian and/or military application?
  6. If you love the Air Force, why don’t you stay in? I know of a guy in the F-15 that made multiple millions on a Vegas jackpot that stayed in for similar reasons.
  7. If you want to gamble, send me a lot of this new money and put the remainder in Bitcoin. Try to beat that hamster.
  8. I’d seriously hope with an existing time that it wouldn’t take multiple years to field. And is TOLD in a BUFF that major of an event? Not like you’re doing austere ops out of dirt strips where you’re gnats assing it.
  9. Is this engine a new design? It seems like you could cut a ton of time off of that.
  10. Any foreseen risk of protest of the non-US company similar to Airbus tanker?
  11. Exactly…they’ll never see us coming!
  12. I remember min airspeed in BFM exceeded VNE in most bug smashers by ~69 Knots. I think you strap some 9X’s to a U-28 and they’ll be lethal to the low, slow crowd.
  13. I hope not. They did the best with what they had and the outcome isn’t their fault.
  14. I hate to admit it, but you’re probably right. This case could be amazing for actually showing that the military gave a shit about mental health and helped a guy who served honorably for 17 years.
  15. I know a bit about this and I’ll just say that we need to stop taking target correlation for granted in the DoD. Even with all the technology in the world, there’s a reason you start the 12 step CAS process back over if you don’t pass step 8 (correlation).
  16. Maybe I’m just overly sensitive but this is the cherry on top of my subterranean morale in the USMIL lately. Wtf is going on!
  17. 10000% shack. You’re completely right about the long term phased planning. And then add at least 20% to every quantifiable metric (especially time). The other thing that absolutely drives me bananas with air power experts is that when the ground force commander says something, they just go “okay”. NO! Offer the realistic answer and tell the truth. The GFC is just some guy the same way we all are and they aren’t infallible. It’s almost like we’ve got people that are afraid to tell ground folks they can’t do something. There’s a difference between a Ranger digging deep to keep moving through physical exhaustion to reach an objective and an airplane running out of gas. Flip side of that is find a way to “yes” and don’t hide behind interpretive rules to say no to everything. If there’s a T-3 waiver needed for mission accomplishment and you can do it, get that guy on the phone and get it waived. Sorry for the rant. This topic gets under my skin.
  18. It’s both. You get C-17’s and whatever else stacked up waiting to land and a bunch of dudes showing up with a “Kabul traffic, Reach 69…” it’s going to be a massive disaster. Any of you MLAT types pitch in. I’m all for CTAF and uncontrolled ops (I was a CFII before I joined and flew that type of flying 90%). My community still does it quite a bit and it’s funny how quickly it can fall apart with a few airplanes and nobody talking charge.
  19. Big difference going into Bumfuck Municipal and HKIA as it’s swarming with thousands of refugees. Even if you can land, where are you going to park your airplane without direction in that environment?
  20. What I would love to see from the Government is using this pandemic as a catalyst to address the obesity and general health in this country. Show how the comorbidities make this so much worse and push healthy lifestyle. Vaccines are fine but that shouldn’t be the only thing. I will get nuked by the libertarians here but I would gladly pay more in taxes for healthier school lunches/all food in schools, subsidized organic food production and distribution to drive down cost, and some kind of fitness voucher or something like that. To me, this has shown that much of this country would literally rather die than being told to lose weight.
  21. Cool story! When I used to teach at WIC, I wouldn’t let students coordinate LFE’s via text or anything to simulate geographic splits and not having that option down range. Looks like it may be time to update the white force TTP!
  22. I think the Sq/CC thing was just that the guy was a PITA and this was finally the last straw. Ironically he’s now going down as a hero when the week prior he wasn’t liked lol. This is all second hand so who knows but I can peddle in rumors at a truly elite level.
  23. I’m confident we’re done with the “M” portion of DIME over there for awhile. I’m sure there are some guarantees to the Taliban about how they protected the airport and we won’t bomb them back the Stone Age. And since our State Department did such a bang up job last time, it’s good to know they’re in the lead.
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