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CaptainMorgan

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  1. Sua Sponte appreciates your attitude. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. Twice passed over might be a thing of the past as they transition to the 5-look system. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. It’s bad enough when we have pilot GOs running things. Imagine if Navs ever took charge. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. GTI and performance car are only something a Nav would confuse. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. She should be holding her parents accountable, and, assuming she had one, her psychiatrist. I’d say both of those parties are far more culpable than the guy holding the scalpel. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. Does the 46 have a tiller on the right side? If so, you could theoretically fly from the right. If not, shorter pilots might be challenged to reach the gear from the left. EPs are another concern. I imagine there are some (runaway trim perhaps?) where the EP would be substantially compounded without a 2nd pilot in the seat. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. I wouldn’t mind seeing a Crenshaw vs AOC duel. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. What’s the recruitment quota for Vampires? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. Wrong on both counts, but better luck next time. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. Are you f*clking stupid? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. The problem is AETC is advocating for it as a replacement. Sim/VR only T-1 is supposed to start in January at Vance, with the other bases to follow. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. VR is not the answer, yet. They are nowhere near being able to replicate the real life aspects of radio chatter, ATC buffoonery, and realistic weather. It’s cool, and may give some added value, but it is not a replacement for the plane or even a sim. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. We stupidly got ourselves into a situation where Taiwan has the lion’s share of semiconductor manufacturing. Allowing China to control that monopoly would be a disaster. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. No thanks. I’d rather a clean slate than an 18X (I am a pilot!) any day. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. If you were to PA someone in UPT, it screws the MASS. You would have to assign fake grades to the stud who PA’d, or disregard those rides for everyone else. PA doesn’t matter in later courses, because there is no merit-based competition that affects assignments. As for the Sq/CC, you showed bad judgement sending him ahead. You would look like a f*cking idiot if you PA someone and they falter afterwards. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  16. Simple answer: the syllabi don’t allow it. Actual rationale: there’s no way to tell if somebody is that good, has temporary golden hands, or happened to get a streak of Santa Clauses that permitted a PA situation. What happens if you PA someone, but then they hook end-of-block and go to an 88 or 89, then a CR? I wouldn’t want to be the Sq/CC who authorized a PA in that situation. Also, it would completely screw with the MASS. Is the guy who PA’d rides better than the guy who got all Es on their end-of-block rides? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  17. CSO and MQ-9. You’re clearly the SME on training pilots. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  18. Is that a serious question? No, you can’t. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  19. Aren’t you a Nav? I’m sure your expertise qualifies you to concoct an 18X-11X syllabus. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  20. Seeing as Vance is done flying the Legacy jets, and they’re done AMPing them, I doubt you’ll see that happen. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  21. Yes, they’re great. They also have never locked my card while traveling, which USAA seems to do on a frequent basis. You can also get the Schwab Amex Platinum, which allows you to redeem points into your account. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  22. They’re “winged pilots” who face an FEB and losing their wings if they don’t make it through T-38s, T-1s, or UH-1s. Not sure what the current washout rate is, but it’s already happened several times. I like to think of them as provisionally winged. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  23. Why were they 18X rather than 11X in the first place? There were three types I generally saw as a URT instructor: A) Medically DQ’d, B) didn’t want a 10 year ADSC, or C) didn’t have high enough PCSM scores. 18X->11X doesn’t work for group A (with the exception of those who,s medical issue resolved/was waiverable). I imagine most of group B hasn’t done a 180 and is suddenly eager to sign up for another 10 year ADSC. As for group C, I’m sure some of them have gained enough airmanship that they could thrive at 11X, but there are plenty who can’t. In any case, it’s not a good investment for the Air Force. Firstly, unless there is a significant overage in the 18X community, you’re robbing Peter to pay Paul. Secondly, the Air Force is saving money by sending butterbars to UPT as opposed to Captains. Pay being one factor, lesser risk of medical DQ before ADSC being another. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  24. A quick search shows 9 hits for China, 46 for PRC, 71 for Russia, 2 for extremism, 6 for extremist, 1 for nationalism, 1 mention of the word white, in reference to “White House,” nothing about January 6th, 2 mentions of diversity and 2 of inclusion with regards to the military. You do get 20 instances of Climate Change, so congrats. So where did you come up with your premise? I’m no fan of the admin, but you’re either making up your own fake news, or parroting someone else’s. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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