1. Dook
    Created by Dook
    May 29, 2018
    The Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson was just on C-SPAN saying that you don't need to use an F-22 or an F-35 to blow up an ISIS truck. She says the cost per hour of the F-22 and F-35 were much more than the light attack aircraft the Air Force is now testing.

    Here's the thing, those F-22 and F-35 aircraft are going to fly regardless. Pilots have to maintain their qualifications so they have to fly a certain number of day and night hours every month. And maintenance departments don't want aircraft to sit for more than a week because hydraulic seals will dry out and begin to leak, engine oil will settle, batteries will drain down, and tires will get flat spotted.

    She's not going...
  2. BlueHawk
    Created by BlueHawk
    May 29, 2018
  3. BlueHawk
    Created by BlueHawk
    May 27, 2018
    I salute for that one!
  4. BlueHawk
    Created by BlueHawk
    May 23, 2018
  5. BlueHawk
    Created by BlueHawk
    May 23, 2018
  6. Pathfinder
    Created by Pathfinder
    May 19, 2018
    Chinese long-range bombers land on South China Sea airstrip in show of strength


    The Chinese air force has landed long-range bombers on an airstrip in the South China Sea for the first time, a move likely to further fuel concerns about Beijing's expansive claims over the disputed region.

    A statement from the Defence Ministry said the exercise was conducted on an island reef, but it did not specify when or where, saying only that it took place recently at a "southern sea area".

    It involved several H-6K bombers taking off from an air base then making a simulated strike against sea targets before...
  7. Seraph
    Created by Seraph
    May 13, 2018
  8. Maemurch
    Created by Maemurch
    May 13, 2018
    Dear Peeps,

    I am curious to see what options I will have with my flight engineer training. Civilian and Miltary careers. Would I be able to switch from my designated C-130H Flight engineer to other planes or even helicopters at some point? How does transferring to different bases work out for within the Air Force Reserves? Will my career field limit me in locations?
    Thank you for your answers!

    Mae