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 on: Yesterday at 07:56:48 PM 
Started by SLOWR426 - Last post by Eclipse
I just achieved TMP, doing my Form 5 wearing zip-up tactical boots per the Corporate uniform.  They made rudder work a bit of a pain.

Can we wear any black tennis shoes and still comply with the corporate uniform?
No.
What shoes do you experienced Mission pilots wear?
Most just wear boots or normal uniform-compliant street shoes.

Those Lyft flying shoes look pretty practical. Can we change shoes during preflight into non - approved footwear?  For safety sake?
No.

 22 
 on: Yesterday at 07:39:59 PM 
Started by SLOWR426 - Last post by SLOWR426
I just achieved TMP, doing my Form 5 wearing zip-up tactical boots per the Corporate uniform.  They made rudder work a bit of a pain.

What shoes do you experienced Mission pilots wear?

Can we wear any black tennis shoes and still comply with the corporate uniform?

Those Lyft flying shoes look pretty practical. Can we change shoes during preflight into non - approved footwear?  For safety sake?

 23 
 on: Yesterday at 07:11:50 PM 
Started by Cadetter - Last post by PHall
I recall sewing little metal snaps onto the epaulets and gluing same onto the boards. But it has been 40+ years, so my memory may be faulty.

That used to be they way we did it, until velcro came along.

 24 
 on: Yesterday at 06:58:31 PM 
Started by Cadetter - Last post by Cicero
I recall sewing little metal snaps onto the epaulets and gluing same onto the boards. But it has been 40+ years, so my memory may be faulty.

 25 
 on: Yesterday at 05:30:55 PM 
Started by Cicero - Last post by PHall
The guy who said it was a Navy E-6B Mercury is probably on to something. It can fly at FL390.
Of course 6 years on the EC-135C may bias me just a bit... >:D
Phil,  you're on crack.  An E-6B can't make 750+ kts, even in a dive.

750 kts Gnd Spd at FL390 is not hard to do at all. Especially at this time of year when the Jet Stream is down in the OR/WA area.

 26 
 on: Yesterday at 05:23:23 PM 
Started by DemonOps - Last post by kwe1009
It really is sad that so many Wings/Groups/Squadrons do not make the effort to recognize a promotion unless it is a cadet milestone (and sometimes, not even then!).

Cadet milestones are required to be recognized by the current cadet regulation (it even says who should be there to give the award to the cadet). There is no requirement for senior members and that's understandable given the disparity in requirements for cadet promotions versus senior member promotions.

I am well aware of this but just because there is a regulation covering cadet milestone presentation, that doesn't mean that everyone follows it. 

It is also true that there is no requirement for SM promotion ceremonies but that does not mean that it should not be done.  There are requirements for who should present PD awards but that is usually not followed from what I have seen.

 27 
 on: Yesterday at 04:53:51 PM 
Started by DemonOps - Last post by Eclipse
Cadet milestones are required to be recognized by the current cadet regulation (it even says who should be there to give the award to the cadet).
The what now?  Real CAP leaders read FARs not regs.

There is no requirement for senior members and that's understandable given the disparity in requirements for cadet promotions versus senior member promotions.

There should be.  With no disrespect to the effort a cadet puts in to progress, they can do three, maybe even 4 in a year if the dates align,
and their primary job in CAP is being served and progressing, adult members take years between promotions, have jobs, families, and "real" CAP work to do serving the organization.  An organizaiton which could not survive without them. Then there's the non-trivial issues of the later grades
being treated like they came with a check, and job, and housing, when in reality they are more a VG revenue stream.

The only thing more counterprodictive then no recognizing your A-Teamers, is recognizing the seat warmers who can get to all the conferences and
wing meetings, because, you know, they don[t actually have anything to do, which the hard-chargers running everything get passed over because they
don't have the time to waste with rubber chicken and Powerpoint (or they are backstage running things).

It's rough being Wing or Region staff and having to go all over Hell's Elbow no where to hand out a cert, but that's the job,
and if you don't do it, eventually you may not need to, and it's not like CAP is growing LIV and LVs at a huge rate these days.

Heck, instead of root-canals about files plans, SUIs and CIs should look at this kind of stuff that really matters.
"How many Majors did the wing promote and who was there to pin them?"




 28 
 on: Yesterday at 04:23:01 PM 
Started by DemonOps - Last post by Fubar
It really is sad that so many Wings/Groups/Squadrons do not make the effort to recognize a promotion unless it is a cadet milestone (and sometimes, not even then!).

Cadet milestones are required to be recognized by the current cadet regulation (it even says who should be there to give the award to the cadet). There is no requirement for senior members and that's understandable given the disparity in requirements for cadet promotions versus senior member promotions.

 29 
 on: Yesterday at 03:46:49 PM 
Started by Cicero - Last post by NIN
The guy who said it was a Navy E-6B Mercury is probably on to something. It can fly at FL390.
Of course 6 years on the EC-135C may bias me just a bit... >:D
Phil,  you're on crack.  An E-6B can't make 750+ kts, even in a dive.

 30 
 on: Yesterday at 03:44:21 PM 
Started by Cicero - Last post by PHall
The guy who said it was a Navy E-6B Mercury is probably on to something. It can fly at FL390.
Of course 6 years on the EC-135C may bias me just a bit... >:D

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