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The Lobby / Re: official "I'm here!" threa...
Last post by THRAWN - August 04, 2022, 12:21:19 pm
Quote from: Garibaldi on August 03, 2022, 07:25:46 pm
Quote from: THRAWN on February 15, 2022, 11:48:05 pm
Quote from: Buck on February 15, 2022, 11:41:34 pmWell, I'm Here! I was in CAP from 2005-2013 and left for a time.   Just rejoined and am excited to get back into things.   Thank you for this resource!

Welcome back.

Muah hah hah...I still see you're using the "belligerent...at times" in your sig file...

Why screw with perfection?
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The Lobby / Re: Covid Demobilization - Jan...
Last post by Luis R. Ramos - August 04, 2022, 05:48:06 am
Thank you for those two! I will add them to my repertoire.

Cadets Always Pay
Come And Pay
Commanders Always Pay
Cash And Plastic
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The Lobby / Re: Are You Mission Capable
Last post by Garibaldi - August 04, 2022, 01:18:35 am
Quote from: etodd on August 04, 2022, 12:29:42 am
Quote from: Garibaldi on August 03, 2022, 11:40:48 pmEh, I've learned that the esteemed Eclipse, while opinionated, does raise valid points and causes some of us to think. And on occasion he's incited me to try and make some things better, at least locally.

You waited 8 months to chime in?  ;)

Well the thread was still open, I just returned from self-imposed exile...
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The Lobby / Re: Are You Mission Capable
Last post by etodd - August 04, 2022, 12:29:42 am
Quote from: Garibaldi on August 03, 2022, 11:40:48 pmEh, I've learned that the esteemed Eclipse, while opinionated, does raise valid points and causes some of us to think. And on occasion he's incited me to try and make some things better, at least locally.

You waited 8 months to chime in?  ;)
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The Lobby / Re: Are You Mission Capable
Last post by Garibaldi - August 03, 2022, 11:40:48 pm
Quote from: Eclipse on December 20, 2021, 12:48:08 am
Quote from: Jester on December 19, 2021, 11:40:57 pmDuuuuuuuuude, why do you even stay in CAP?

Mostly sunk cost, which I would hazard is why a lot of people still wrote a check this year.

Quote from: Jester on December 19, 2021, 11:40:57 pmWhat are you doing in your sphere of influence to make the organization better, at least what you consider better in your opinion backed by decades of experience?

That's funny right there. It's explicitly because I have spent two decades trying my
best to make things better that I have the right to informed complaint.

Also, perhaps a review of the Flat Tire Axiom is in order:
http://captalk.net/index.php?topic=23638.msg423339

Quote from: Jester on December 19, 2021, 11:40:57 pmAll I hear is "can't, can't can't".

Listen close, you're not hearing can't, you're hearing won't.

At the high level the fixes are simple.  The effort is herculean, and that assumes
member buy-in, but the necessary steps are relatively simple to convey.

Its starts with leadership who are more concerned with viability then popularity.

Eh, I've learned that the esteemed Eclipse, while opinionated, does raise valid points and causes some of us to think. And on occasion he's incited me to try and make some things better, at least locally.
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The Lobby / Re: Covid Demobilization - Jan...
Last post by Garibaldi - August 03, 2022, 11:37:19 pm
Quote from: heliodoc on January 24, 2022, 07:07:49 pmThere's probably still good reason CAP is still known  as Confusion Among People and for very good and obvious reasons....

I was always told it was either Crazy A(ir) Pilots, Come and Pay or Crazy A** People.

If I subverted the swear filter I apologize
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The Lobby / Re: Covid Demobilization - Jan...
Last post by Garibaldi - August 03, 2022, 11:34:55 pm
Quote from: Eclipse on February 07, 2022, 03:26:25 pm



The maps are starting to gain their color back...

Flash forward six months and we're back to phase 2.5...
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The Lobby / Re: What's your favorite CAP e...
Last post by Garibaldi - August 03, 2022, 11:33:00 pm
I guess it would be encampment '84 at what is now known as the Air Dominance Center in Savannah GA. Being on flight staff afforded us the opportunity to stay up til all hours ostensibly having staff meetings. Reality, of course, was different. Anyway, long about midnight we saw a black clad figure peeping in the windows, then at the far door. Quietly opened it, and snuck down the aisle. We saw he was dressed like a ninja and seemed surprised when he found out we could see him. No match for us adrenaline-fueled teens, we quickly subdued and hog tied him, eventually tossing him out the door he came in through. He eventually got to his feet, hopped around and immediately fell into a shallow ditch where he spent the remainder of the night.
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Emergency Services & Operations / Re: Re-qualification procedure...
Last post by Garibaldi - August 03, 2022, 11:15:28 pm
Quote from: ßτε on July 29, 2022, 10:07:42 pmTasks are signed off by Qualified Evaluators, aka SETs.

Mission/sortie participation is signed off by Qualified Supervisors, who are not necessarily Qualified Evaluators.

All renewal tasks must be evaluated and one mission participation sortie must be completed in order to renew or requalify.

Yeah, I could be a GTL and can supervise a GTM trainee or requal and not be SET, so I'd have to get a SET to go over and approve everything the trainee did. Cumbersome but cuts down on the number of people saying so and so signed me off. Where? On my SQTR. Were they SET? I'unno...
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The Lobby / Re: official "I'm here!" threa...
Last post by Garibaldi - August 03, 2022, 07:25:46 pm
Quote from: THRAWN on February 15, 2022, 11:48:05 pm
Quote from: Buck on February 15, 2022, 11:41:34 pmWell, I'm Here! I was in CAP from 2005-2013 and left for a time.   Just rejoined and am excited to get back into things.   Thank you for this resource!

Welcome back.

Muah hah hah...I still see you're using the "belligerent...at times" in your sig file...
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