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mp5g last won the day on August 11 2020

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  1. I believe that until you are winged, you still fall under initial aircrew. But stuckindayton or someone else with more knowledge can provide the 100% answer.
  2. Not exactly a guaranteed job, per se, but you’d definitely have a leg up in getting hired by a regional that then flows to the major at AA after 2 years. http://www.aacadetacademy.com/CadetAcademy/Index
  3. Went on a “deployment” a year and a half ago to Georgia for a Title X federal activation. FlamingTornado has it right. We all took leave for family visits, trips, etc., as long as we had the leave and the commander approved it.
  4. Had a bro several years ago get in some slight trouble due to some hijinks. Whenever a spare flight cap was found around the squadron, it was quickly turned into a canvas panel, and a dick was drawn in the cap in permanent marker. All fun and good until it occurred to the WG/CC, who was unaware and took his flight cap to an O-6 meeting in D.C., and then subsequently forgot said cap at the table, only for the SARC representative(no shit) to pick it up, look inside trying to find a name, and was struck by the sheer power of the dick drawing. Maybe some slight verbal counseling occurred, but the best part was that same guy ended up going and getting a rooster stamp and stamp pad, and that became the new marker for abandoned flight caps.
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    Excited about the finale this year. Couldn’t have scripted it better. All tied up, top of the 9th. I wonder who’s going to be the victor.
  6. Do you think bad Steve, just out of habit, saw the lights come back on and decide to lob a mortar towards the base?
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    Great race this morning. Excitement in all aspects of the race: driving, personality and strategy. Really enjoyed it.
  8. If you have the time, go to a vault and read the 3-1.ADUSCAN to understand the issues encountered with running intercepts to slow movers, especially ones located in POTUS TFRs. If you’ve done this mission before, then you understand. If not, there are a shit ton of things going on that make it very easy to mess up the intercept or piss off ATC. I don’t know the dude or the situation he was in, but I can tell you that flying a slow VID intercept in a heavily trafficked area (I.e. New York) is task saturating, especially single seat. You have one controlling agency telling you where to go, then you have to coordinate with another controlling agency to ask permission to go, all the while trying to find said violator, often times with an altitude or heading restriction. Fast planes don’t like going slow. When you slow to the speeds needed for these intercepts you are literally hanging on the fan blades. Just when you think you’ve got it figured out, you are still blitzing past the contact, so you turn to keep sight, lose lift, and start sinking out of your altitude block. Then you have bitching Betty telling you “warning, warning, airspeed.” Plus neither of the controlling agencies are leaving you alone, and you desperately don’t want to lose visual with the dude but most likely will or have a very hard time reacquiring said visual. Not to say it is t doable, but it is very task saturating, especially if you aren’t proficient at it. Just like any skill, you have to practice it to get really good at it. No shit, I felt I had more SA and less distractions killing bad Steve’s in the ‘Stan than I ever did running an intercept on a TFR violator over congested airspace.
  9. https://dfw.cbslocal.com/2021/09/19/military-plane-crash-lake-worth-texas/ Reports are that one of the dudes was engulfed in flames before he got caught up in the power lines. Pic seems to back up some sort of fire incident. Prayers he pulls through alright.
  10. Yes. It is almost soul crushing compared to 2-3 days ago.
  11. Ahh, but there in lies the problem. You are assuming that maintenance is producing enough jets for us to get into the cockpit on a weekly basis. 😆
  12. It seems they have copied some of the OCA and DCA FLUG briefs I’ve seen. The no-plan gameplan. Always works out real well <sarcasm>.
  13. One of my bros posted this on our group chat. Sorry if it has been posted already, but an interesting take on what is happening, written from the perspective of the Taliban. https://www.oafnation.com/hitter-feed/writtenintaliban?fbclid=IwAR1GWVf_HbEpXt7SfttzlpY4JlkLVGjrmrrZCfFGR-pCmtBEHWUMoUwRUNQ
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