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  1. Transition from Draco is one thing in the short term. That’s not much of a hurdle and not really what I’m talking about. You’ll have freshly winged Lts soon and the original post I replied to referenced tracks and drops.
  2. So T-1 dudes will go to the 802 because staffing, not because T-1 training is the right training for a single-pilot mission. We'd be better off leaving them in T-6s longer and giving them T-6B/C training. We could call it UPT 2.5. Oh, and not only will the AF have to compete with the airlines at the end of pilot commitments, they'll have to compete with SEAT and ag jobs. 😆 CalFire and its subs thank you for your 2000 hours in type.
  3. I found BQZip’s mom on a corner in the Bronx but I couldn’t zoom out far enough for a screenshot.
  4. That’s pretty close to the cumulative airline v O5 pay difference over 10-15 years. $150k in the AF, $200-250k in the airlines.
  5. The constraints were set because they used an existing framework: AFCS PAQ. You can argue they should have used a different framework or created a standalone program, but the constraints aren’t arbitrary and definitely aren’t unique to this CAIP program. https://afciviliancareers.com/recentgraduates/
  6. By describing the landlord and Cara using gender binary pronouns of "him" and "her," respectively, the Brits are reinforcing the patriarchy wherein the male holds the power of property ownership and the female is relegated to the role of subservient, dependent tenant. Furthermore, they are reinforcing the heteronormative, chauvinist worldview by establishing the toxic male as the aggressor upon the female. A gender nonconforming example would have been much more appropriate.
  7. The UK example is offensively heteronormative.
  8. While I wouldn’t turn down more money, money won’t fix this. The training pipelines are busting at the seams right now. The planned schedules are a complete pipe dream. Dudes and dudettes are flying their asses off for premium pay. Once a crew times out, all the money in the world can’t move the airplane. Only a time machine to April 2020 to prevent the overreaction and spite could fix your delay to Denver.
  9. They'll learn. I won't post links so as to not derail the thread, but you'll forgive a guy for reading recent [non-pilot] union headlines and thinking they're sofa king crazy.
  10. If you’re joining the ARC go ahead and print off a copy of USERRA as bedtime reading. It’s not very long and can keep you and your employer out of hot water. https://www.justice.gov/crt-military/userra-statute (13) The term "service in the uniformed services" means the performance of duty on a voluntary or involuntary basis in a uniformed service under competent authority and includes active duty, active duty for training, initial active duty for training, inactive duty training, full-time National Guard duty, State active duty for a period of 14 days or more, State active duty in response to a national emergency declared by the President under the National Emergencies Act (50 U.S.C. 1601 et seq.), State active duty in response to a major disaster declared by the President under section 401 of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 5170), a period for which a person is absent from a position of employment for the purpose of an examination to determine the fitness of the person to perform any such duty, a period for which a System member of the National Urban Search and Rescue Response System is absent from a position of employment due to an appointment into Federal service under section 327 of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, and a period for which a person is absent from employment for the purpose of performing funeral honors duty as authorized by section 12503 of title 10 or section 115 of title 32.
  11. https://www.investopedia.com/roll-over-traditional-thrift-savings-plan-to-roth-ira-5219467 Details vary based on what exact accounts you have.
  12. The only argument I ever hear is the G fund can be a useful unicorn. I see the point but I will roll my TSP to my Fidelity accounts at the earliest opportunity to reduce my withdrawal complexity down the road.
  13. Bad, especially commuting!! It will be marginally better if you are willing/able to drop unlimited mil leave on your employer. 9-5ers are usually missed more than gear lever actuators if they leave for a week, so I find they try to do mil without using mil leave. Family, AF, employer. Pick two.
  14. It’s not weird necessarily; they just chose to put the program under an existing Recent Graduate umbrella and inherited its rules. https://afciviliancareers.com/recentgraduates/
  15. I know you don’t want the real answer but it’s because KCM is a pay to play private program. Like most things TSA, it has nothing to do with threat analysis. The airlines have a profit motive to get their crews to the gate on time and are willing to pay for extra staffing with TSA and the overhead to administer the program. I guess DOD could sign up with A4A and pay for your access, but that’s not going to happen.
  16. I agree. While it might be a distinction without a difference, I'm trying to separate the tactical question of whether a new civilian cadre can teach T-6s and the strategic question of why do we need to create a new civilian cadre to teach T-6s. I think the first answer is yes. I think the answer to the second question is this, this, and this.
  17. Unfortunately I think this is about giving the AF bodies for staff while staying under end strength, not keeping bodies in cockpits. But that policy problem is bigger and different than asking if a civilian CFI can teach T-6s. Exhibit A
  18. Right, I didn't mean "Contact only" by stalls and falls. I just mean it's all very basic stuff, especially after the CAIP goes through a multi-year training pipeline. If a tanker bubba can teach low level nav and a C-5 bubba can teach form (one of my best form instructors was a C-5 guy. Super chill), there's no reason to write these CFIs off. They're not teaching 4 ship tactics against SA-69s. If we're ok with FAIPs, I don't see any reason to worry about CAIPs.
  19. I’m not sure it will. 50 hours of instruction is more than a FAIP has when they’re “hired.” As much as we want to think mil aviation is special, it’s simply not at the T-6 level. It’s a Hershey bar wing with easy stall characteristics, forgiving landings, and no mission. As long as these CAIPs stay in their lane and teach stalls, falls, and landings and leave the Blue-ing to the MAF and CAF bros, they’ll be an asset. The airlines use instructors that have never flown an airliner. Certainly isn’t the same as a line pilot teaching you, but as long as they stay in their lane and teach the books, a wise student learns from them, too.
  20. Get trained by DAF as a T-6 CAIP (civilian augmentee instructor pilot - you can steal that one), teach for a while, earn some cred, get hired by the Guard, drop mil leave on DAF, profit.
  21. They’re targeting ink-still-wet CFIs. They’re competing with CFI and low end charter gigs. I think they’ll get takers as word spreads around ERAU, UND, MGA, AU, etc.
  22. Hang on to your hats. Civilian CFIIs in T-38s, er, T-7s, are next. Y'all just thought a heavy guy teaching 38s would signal the end of the world. 😆
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