MIL Just passed Final Contact checkride, big milestone for UPT

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  1. Duncan

    Duncan Guest

    If anyone on OT would think this was worth a damn it would be you guys!

    I just finished the contact portion of phase 2 for undergraduate pilot training. Basically just landings, spins, stalls, loops, barrel rolls etc. Instruments and Formation will be done in 7 weeks; i'm already halfway through all of my instrument sims. When I graduate this program (T-6) in June, i'm going to another base to start in the T-1.

    Anyway, shoot any pilot training questions my way if you got em.
     
  2. ManinCamo

    ManinCamo I wear big boy pants.

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  3. Jyokker

    Jyokker The trouser snake is very aggressive. It will corn

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    :bigthumb: barrel rolls
     
  4. SweetDaddyO

    SweetDaddyO we need a montage!!

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    congrats, man. what track are you shooting for?

    edit: doh, just read the T-1 part.
     
  5. Ranger-AO

    Ranger-AO I'm here for the Taliban party. Moderator

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    Congratulations!
     
  6. BobG

    BobG Fuchs.

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    Congrats man! I'm truly envious. I wake up each morning and give myself a nice solid kick in the ass for being such a fuckup between the ages of 17-23. If I had to do it all over again.... :mad:
     
  7. Accord

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    Did you already pick the type of aircraft you want to fly and if not, which one do you want?
     
  8. Duncan

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    We get to put in our preference for which secondary trainer we would like to fly. The choices are T-38 for fighters, T-1 for heavies, T-44 for C-130 and then UH-1(??) for helicopters. Only the best get the T-38. My flying performance is probably not competitive enough for fighters, but I wasn't very deadset on that lifestyle anyway.

    I am going to track T-1 which is a business jet basically, then ask for C-17 or KC-10 in 6 months when I get wings.
     
  9. pew pew pew

    pew pew pew OT Supporter

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    from the people ive talked to that fly C-17s and KC-10s, i don't think you can go wrong with either one. C-17 is a bit more high tech, plus you get a neato fighter stick... the C-17 guys seemed to have an exceptionally laid back lifestyle..
     
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    sometimes i wish i could do barrel rolls and flips
     
  11. Jeg1983

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    both great aircraft
     
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    Would be sweet if a MH-47 could pull one off :) I would feel sorry for the guys in back though..
     
  13. C5Load

    C5Load OT Resident UCLA fanatic

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    c-5 ftw, lifestylewise. we don't deploy to germany to fly :naughty:
     
  14. burton564

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    64's can do them, maybe i'll have to try to get in the backseat of one of them
     
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    That would be cool. I'm still waiting for my first "real" ride in either a helicopter or plane. Missed out on C-17 evasive manuvers and had semi-exciting ride in an UH-60 for SERE school infil..
     
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    C5Load OT Resident UCLA fanatic

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    i've only been close to tossing my cookies on the c-5 twice. once was "avoiding" (evasive manuvers) an RPG out of Balad. The other was 4 hours of moderate/sever turbulence from Spain to the states.

    :barf:
     
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    I need to work on finishing my degree so i can become an officer faster :eek5:
     
  18. SweetDaddyO

    SweetDaddyO we need a montage!!

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    i'm still working through airsickness issues in the B-1. it's really bad sitting in the back, since we don't have much of a window and so it's hard to get an outside reference when you start to feel sick. all i have is 3 computer screens to stare at, and most people feel even sicker when you try to read something when you're already feeling sick.

    still, it's just a matter of doing it enough times so your body gets used to it
     
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    Ugh... That is the WORST feeling in the world. EVAR! I remember when I did aerial photography, staring through that damn pinhole on the camera was absolutely awful. Unfortunately, I didn't do it long enough to get used to it. Lots of bad days. hehe..
     

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