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Just doing my part with the fighter pilot shortage...

Discussion in 'Member Announcements' started by atracnitrix, Feb 18, 2017.

  1. atracnitrix

    atracnitrix PODUNK

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    I'm a few weeks late on this but did the checkride and got the form. F-16 certified!

    To all the crusty Viper pilots here, what's been your best memory with the jet?
     
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  2. milleR

    milleR Well-Known Member

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    Badass.
     
  3. ///AMG

    ///AMG Well-Known Member

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    Not "old" or "crusty", but it has been a pleasure to fly, at least day VMC. Night, not so much, but our block 15's aren't NVG compatible and the form lights are a joke. Congrats!
     
  4. learhawkerbe400

    learhawkerbe400 Well-Known Member

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    Baller. Which unit?
     
  5. Hacker15e

    Hacker15e The Intersection of Opportunity and Preparation

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    Only have about 20 hours in the trunk of D models, but my best memory is being able to forget everything I learned in egress class.

    Preflight that seat!
     
  6. MikeD

    MikeD Administrator Staff Member

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    Same, my time is in the trunk of B models. A clean Block 10 is one heck of a hotrod.
     
  7. Finny

    Finny Well-Known Member

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    You're up in Duluth, right?

    Either way, congrats!
     
  8. atracnitrix

    atracnitrix PODUNK

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    Affirm!
     
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  9. Apophis

    Apophis Resident Iconoclast

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    Nice man! Congrats!
     
  10. Lawman

    Lawman Well-Known Member

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    Time to start getting on your popcorn game.

    Congrats.
     
  11. jtrain609

    jtrain609 Director of Operations at Tycho Station.

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    You switch sides or something?
     
  12. MikeD

    MikeD Administrator Staff Member

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    USN Vipers...
     
  13. jtrain609

    jtrain609 Director of Operations at Tycho Station.

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    Didn't realize Fighter Weapons School, or whatever it's called these days, operated those things. Cool.
     
  14. Cessnaflyer

    Cessnaflyer Wooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

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    TIL. I thought they were still using A4s for the dissimilar training.
     
  15. MikeD

    MikeD Administrator Staff Member

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    Started with the F-16N models in the early 90s, as a MiG-29 simulator. The USN wrung those out, so they got embargoed Pakistani F-16s that had been in storage at the DMA boneyard for years. The A-4 Mongoose jets.....rear hotrods that simulated MiG-17s....have been retired for a while unfortunately.
     
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  16. A Life Aloft

    A Life Aloft Well-Known Member

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    Well hot damn! Good for you! Be safe, thank you for your service and dedication and have an awesome time!
     
  17. hook_dupin

    hook_dupin Well-Known Member

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    Congrats!

    I offer that we have a staff officer shortage and not a fighter pilot shortage...
     
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  18. atracnitrix

    atracnitrix PODUNK

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    Appreciate it! It's been a blast thus far.
     
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    scoobs Well-Known Member

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    Duluth sounds cold.

    Sent from my Moto G (4) using Tapatalk
     
  20. atracnitrix

    atracnitrix PODUNK

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    Always has been doncha know
     

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