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#61 toucan

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Posted 04 February 2019 - 17:59

Does anybody know how Campbell is? I should be getting my verbal orders this week for 60's hoping to get at least one of my top three (Carson, Lewis, Campbell).


U gon fly.

Also at least Nashville is fun.

#62 Slorunr

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Posted 14 April 2019 - 11:02

Straight overworked. 12 hour days are pretty much the standard. You do goto pt, that is on the 3-4 days a month im not working a full 12 day. Extensions are needed often. Operational readiness rates here are critical and everything must be operational all the time. Over the last year ive probably spent a couple hundred hours of my life on an apu correcting commo issues and doing bft checks on worn out aircraft. I wish I was exagerating. S1 S6 is the worst youll ever see. This place is where everyone new goes not just pilots. Extended AIT is how i refer to it. Your crew chiefs will always be brand new, some great people in that arena but they are not experienced until right before they leave and you start all over. 2 of our crewchiefs in the company currently flew before coming here the rest we will habe to train. Recently I and other RL1 PIs are slotted as a crew chief atleast once a week due to simply not having RL1 crewchiefs tp put 2 in an aircraft. Add in in dumb sh*t like "lets setup our tents that we just put away last month to make sure they are good for the field next month" starts to weigh on you after a while. The fact that the turnover rate is so high youll never have enough crews to support all the dv moves ect. Being unable to put up training flights means your just kicking the can down the road. we have guys not getting RL1 til 5-6 months in. Ive seen guys get orders before they get a first flight. I was lucky in that respect and have averaged about 115 hrs a year which isnt a ton. The turnover puts a strain on everyone else because youve always got half a company that is not flyable. That doesnt mean more flight hours, it means being on the schedule all the time as a backup or holding down the mtf line. Ive had two pure training flights that werent coupled to an AMR or mission in 2 years. Ive seen 2 guys straight out of school get pc in the two years here, both ran themselves into the ground to do it and will be getting out of the army as soon as possible. I love the country and dont regret my time here at all but its fast paced and if your one of the unlucky ones you may get 50 hours here in a year and then your out. If your on the lucky side youll atleast get a taste of almost every mission set available to a 60.

 

Can you stay in housing off base? Also, how has the pollution been there? I keep reading article and article of "fine dust" pollution which has some quite worried... Definitely not an experience I had while previously visiting S. Korea. 

 

Thanks for the great info!



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Posted 15 April 2019 - 20:45

The pollution is terrible. In the winter there are lots of days flying with 2 mile visibility or less due to smog. The yellow dust is another game altogether. Think dust storm with heavy metals in it. No bueno.
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Posted 16 April 2019 - 05:17

The pollution is terrible. In the winter there are lots of days flying with 2 mile visibility or less due to smog. The yellow dust is another game altogether. Think dust storm with heavy metals in it. No bueno.


But its reported as 5sm with haze...

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Posted 16 April 2019 - 20:33

“I can see 1 mile to my left and 1 mile to my right. 2 miles visibility.”

#66 Slorunr

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Posted 18 April 2019 - 13:20

How about housing options? Is it required that you stay in the on base housing options?



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Posted 18 April 2019 - 14:16

How about housing options? Is it required that you stay in the on base housing options?


Depends on availability.
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#68 Slorunr

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Posted 28 April 2019 - 09:03

Got it. Thanks all!



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Posted 07 May 2019 - 22:40

As others have said the pollution is bad and getting worse. My first year there we flew all the time in 3SM, and I've noticed quite a drop this year, regularly under 2SM. Very frustrating to see the new guys not progressing due to the weather.  I just left there and its the first time ive seen clouds in forever.  I'll post some pictures so you can see what I'm talking about.



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Posted 08 May 2019 - 09:57

Looking forward to it the pics. 

 

Did you go straight from flight school? Where'd they send you to now? 

 

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