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Everything posted by Danger41

  1. Has there ever been an aircrew member turned politician that was well regarded? I’d say Duke Cunningham but he didn’t exactly have a successful political career.
  2. All political stuff aside, if you don’t like flyovers then you’re a commie pinko fuck and I don’t like you.
  3. But looking cool keeps flames off of you. Don’t you know anything?
  4. I’ve got quite a bit of experience, just not with your specific request. I’d start with the local FSDO and TRACON and ask for their mil ops liaison.
  5. What are some comfortable under shirts you guys use? The squadron issued coyote brown ones are garbage and I will spend on good, comfortable undershirts that don’t make living in Florida extra hot.
  6. This forum has turned into F-35 GK central (at least for me). What are the different flight regimes where the throttle reacts differently? I’ve only done AR in the F-15 and the throttle just acted one way regardless of what you were doing. Maybe I’m misinterpreting what you’re saying and I’d understand different amount of throttle requirements in landing config vs clean BFM config, but AR?
  7. If I have no other legacy with my bros in the AF, I hope that my insistence on good instrument flying sticks around. I always get asked about various threat systems and capes/lims, but I always ask the questioner how many people they know that have been shot down in the last 20 years. You need to know your threats obviously, but don’t scoff the IFR environment and run into the ground with its pK of 1. If the vHUD isn’t IFR certified, why are guys being taught to fly approaches off of it? Why is it written into approved guidance (3-3) to use? This whole case has been really interesting to me. Thanks for bearing with the myriad of questions.
  8. OMG that sounds amazing. Best 10 months of my life was casual.
  9. Is the speed hold at 202 normal? That seems really fast? Is there an auto-throttle type system too or does it control pitch? Is the vHUD IFR rated? Can you pop the visor up and fly off of some kind of display in the cockpit? Thanks for the capes brief!
  10. Don’t know this dude (but if it’s the F-15E turned F-35 guy I had in my element at SERE I can’t say I’m surprised), but that bolded part above is the kind of warrior spirit and attitude I want leading as an F-35 IP on night 1 with China. JFC. And having never flown the battle penguin, is that a common technique to land? And did the airplane act normally in that particular mode? Is there something like an “autopilot disconnect” or equivalent so when you plug in the AB it doesn’t do that? Seems amazingly stupid if that’s the logic of the flight control system. And how did the convening authority arrive at the fatigue conclusion when he said he had adequate crew rest? The entirety of the 1 SOW is grossly fatigued with constant night flying and schedule changes if that’s the consensus. Not trying to be overly critical here, but this seems crazy. Imagine the outcry if this had been a new guy and not some 1500 hour IP.
  11. Great advice above. Cast the net far and wide to include the sister services if you’re dead set on being a pilot.
  12. This video is very interesting and discusses the actual how to and potential future of energy. https://youtu.be/ElulEJruhRQ
  13. I was at Klamath while you were doing the TX post MC-12 gig. Thanks for taking the time to give some mentoring to a young punk! Best of luck in the future.
  14. I hope the next debate literally cuts the microphone of the other guy during the “2 minutes uninterrupted” portion.
  15. Watching this sideshow is much more entertaining than the “Orange Man Bad” vs “Sleepy Joe’s Happy Smelling Time” slug fest. Please continue. And you’re a MQT stud in the 149th that think non-Republicans are Communist Chinese infiltrators? Your ideas are intriguing to me and I wish to subscribe to your newsletter.
  16. So you’re actually winged and MR in the Raptor? I’m asking since if you are and this 730 dude have known each other since you two were looking for ANG jobs, that’s some serious long term angst haha.
  17. I gotta pitch in here...you were picked up by a 5th Gen fighter unit in the ANG? Where you at in the pipeline? Just trying to gather the picture.
  18. It’s funny that you mention about the definition/perception of leadership. I’m in a group on Facebook for USAF O’s (long story...) and there are a TON of posts in there about leadership development techniques, styles, etc. Every one that I have seen is generated by and subsequently flooded by a bunch of medical and MSG O’s. I posted one time that my leadership philosophy and mentorship program was primarily getting young guys to study and be good at killing the enemy (tangible results). They looked at me like I had 3 arms because I didn’t want to take the time to sing kumbaya and get to know the feelings of every individual. To them, that’s leadership even if the ability to do their job suffers. To me, doing the job at a high level and producing results is what matters. I’ll admit that the President sounds like a dipshit very often but he produces some good results. The former president definitely made people feel better about themselves but was light on things that mattered (I know that’s a gross over-simplification). My $0.02
  19. That’s no selfie, that’s the Day Man, fighter of the Night Man, Champion of the Sun. He’s a master of karate and friendship for everyone.
  20. Anyone having any deployment issues with people over 30 BMI? I’m hearing people not being allowed to deploy of over 30 BMI...
  21. My logic is literally thousands of American casualties (603 deaths CAO 2019) are directly linked to Iran. And the primary culprit of those are proxies led by the Quds Force. And Soleimani was the leader of the Quds Force. https://www.militarytimes.com/news/your-military/2019/04/04/iran-killed-more-us-troops-in-iraq-than-previously-known-pentagon-says/ I’m not going point for point with you on the other talking points because I’m not pro-Trump and there’s no point. But the Soleimani one piques my interest whenever that gets brought up as a bad thing.
  22. If you don’t think we’re at war with Iran and their (former) leader of the Quds Force then you’re completely naive. That was a fantastic move to me. And I know I’m as jaded as they come, but IDGAF about what Trump says about how he feels about the troops. I don’t care if he doesn’t understand the deep inner psyche of military members and why we joined. Keep modernizing the force, stop cupping China’s nuts, empower the leaders in the military, and make our “allies” do their part.
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