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 on: Today at 12:58:24 AM 
Started by MrsRoe - Last post by Fester
From CAPM 39-1: "Do not starch or hot press shoulder patches. Light ironing and center
creasing of NCO chevrons is authorized; however, repeated hot pressing or heavy ironing will accelerate
the overall wear of the fabric."

I had one set of BDU's for most of my 6 years as a Cadet.  Heavily ironed and starched on a regular basis.  They lasted just fine.  I don't think there's a specific way to iron them, but i always heavily starched mine (because I liked the sharp look) and made sure I had creases down the sleeves and the legs.

 on: Today at 12:51:40 AM 
Started by MrsRoe - Last post by MrsRoe
A quick search of "ironing ABUs" has yielded me a ton of conversations about the wear and tear etc of ironing the ABUs but I can't find where it says the cadets are supposed to iron in xyz fashion. Is this an assumed thing they do? Am I once again just being technically cursed and can't find the reg?

 on: Yesterday at 07:32:31 PM 
Started by GZCP31 - Last post by GZCP31
This weekend was the state SAREX. I was able to do real world testing of the system. We started out with the RTL-SDR connected to a Samsung TAB 2 and an Omni-directional antenna for 121.775. When we got within 1.5 miles of the ELT we began picking up a weak signal. We continued sown the road until we had several peaks (It was hilly) and notated each peak. We then stopped where we had the strongest peak. We then switched from the TAB2 and Omni antenna to a Android Cell phone and 4 element Yagi. We also had our LL-16 to compare.
The LL16 had issue. It kept pointing from left to center while we did our 360. Never to the right. (It will be getting repaired). The SDR system gave us the general direction using the peak strength. We had no issue tracking the ELT even though it was about 1700 ft off of the road.

We then had a 406 mission as our 2nd sortie. Since we did not have an actual 406 ELT available, they used the Beeline transmitter set at 150MW with a 1.5 second pulse every 45 seconds. This was a Ramp check. We had the cadets running the new system. At first they were looking at the back side strengths and went the wrong way. After 30 minutes we were pointed in the correct direction. We had the Transmitter in had within an hour. (Keep in mind we did not have the 121 MHz secondary transmitter on this sortie).

We impressed group and other squadrons with the capabilities of the new system.

 One problem during the first sortie was the Aircraft was given return to base  due to ceiling. We were not informed until they were landing. We also would have liked to know where the AC was while we were out. As part of the tool kit we have now added an ADS-B tracking software (Xradio ADS-B Receiver Pro ) to the tablet, a second RTL_SDR and a 1090 Mhz antenna. This way we can map out where the AC is on a separate system.

With this system being able to not only track the ELT, adding in the ADS-B will help teams be more efficient for a very low cost on equipment.

 on: Yesterday at 11:31:15 AM 
Started by Second_In_Command - Last post by TheSkyHornet
Thank you for this information TheSkyHornet, it is really helping me a lot.



No worries. Best of luck to you.

If you want anyone to contact, I can always check with my own staff and see what they have to offer.

 on: Yesterday at 10:13:38 AM 
Started by PhoenixRisen - Last post by PhoenixRisen
^^ That would also make sense... thanks!

 on: March 18, 2018, 11:31:42 PM 
Started by Capt Alfred - Last post by Shawn W.
And your best best is to have the unit PDO be filing in the requirements as they are completed.
It avoids the rush at the end.

And it gives your unit PDO something to do.. Or if they are newer to being PDO it gives them extra eperience and something to do.

 on: March 18, 2018, 11:30:37 PM 
Started by Vegas1972 - Last post by Vegas1972
“I didn’t get a harrumph out that guy”


You watch you’re xxx. 


 on: March 18, 2018, 11:21:19 PM 
Started by Vegas1972 - Last post by Shawn W.
“I didn’t get a harrumph out that guy”


 on: March 18, 2018, 10:00:58 PM 
Started by Vegas1972 - Last post by Vegas1972
Green Nomex is very cheap, close to free in most units.  Blue Nomex, not so much.  This material, which they use to to make lower end autoracing suits and the like, is only an option.  An option that is obviously not as good as Nomex but is an option that is arguably better than your everyday run of the mill jacket.  If you can wear an USAF flightsuit, by all means do so...great.   Not everyone can.  No one is advocating replacing your Nomex flightsuit with this jacket. 

 on: March 18, 2018, 09:52:04 PM 
Started by Vegas1972 - Last post by Live2Learn
dunno why people think a nomex flight suit is so spendy.  I fund a couple of USAF nomex flight suits hanging on the rack in  a military surplus store.  One was $45, the other $55.  Both were in good condition.   I also found two winter CWU 100% Amarid flight jackets (just another brand of nomex) for under $70 each.  Look at the surplus stores near military bases.  The options are there to find equipment that is both in  good condition and inexpensive.

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