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AlternateNu
May 5, 2005



Sometimes you just gotta take the piss outta brown shoes.

That movie being a clarion call for every jerkoff bro type to fly probably did more to prevent me from going air than anything else. I really wanted to fly fixed wing going into ROTC. After my week with the airdales during CORTRAMID, I knew I wouldn't be able to stand working with guys like that on a daily basis.

The air detachment on my second ship confirmed my theory.

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Madurai
Jun 26, 2012



AlternateNu posted:

Sometimes you just gotta take the piss outta brown shoes.

That movie being a clarion call for every jerkoff bro type to fly probably did more to prevent me from going air than anything else. I really wanted to fly fixed wing going into ROTC. After my week with the airdales during CORTRAMID, I knew I wouldn't be able to stand working with guys like that on a daily basis.

The air detachment on my second ship confirmed my theory.

You just know the sequel won't be able to resist having Our Heroes get a guns kill for maximum HOORAH points.

AlternateNu
May 5, 2005


Madurai posted:

You just know the sequel won't be able to resist having Our Heroes get a guns kill for maximum HOORAH points.

And by that, you of course mean by using their sidearm with an open cockpit in the middle of a dogfight.

Madurai
Jun 26, 2012



AlternateNu posted:

And by that, you of course mean by using their sidearm with an open cockpit in the middle of a dogfight.

That'll be the mirror of the inverted flipping-the-bird scene.

Vincent Van Goatse
Nov 8, 2006

Don't be so gloomy. After all it's not that awful. Like the fella says, in Italy for thirty years under the Borgias they had warfare, terror, murder, and bloodshed, but they produced Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, and the Renaissance.




Smellrose

AlternateNu posted:

And by that, you of course mean by using their sidearm with an open cockpit in the middle of a dogfight.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OLUGBujl2-0

piL
Sep 20, 2007
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Taco Defender


Gravelly voice: "We read you loud and clear."

vulturesrow
Sep 25, 2011

Always gotta pay it forward.

AlternateNu posted:

Sometimes you just gotta take the piss outta brown shoes.

That movie being a clarion call for every jerkoff bro type to fly probably did more to prevent me from going air than anything else. I really wanted to fly fixed wing going into ROTC. After my week with the airdales during CORTRAMID, I knew I wouldn't be able to stand working with guys like that on a daily basis.

The air detachment on my second ship confirmed my theory.

Show me on the doll where the mean aviator touched you.

LingcodKilla
Dec 28, 2002

I ate too much crab and transformed into this.


In a shocker to nobody following my Navy career my travel got pushed back again and now im flying commercial to Rome then a two week ROM.

Beats the rotator I suppose.

From start of orders to BOG I’m calculating 5 months and 16 days with only 25 days in uniform in between.

Stultus Maximus
Dec 21, 2009

USPOL May


LingcodKilla posted:

In a shocker to nobody following my Navy career my travel got pushed back again and now im flying commercial to Rome then a two week ROM.

Beats the rotator I suppose.

From start of orders to BOG I’m calculating 5 months and 16 days with only 25 days in uniform in between.

Anything beats the rotator.

LingcodKilla
Dec 28, 2002

I ate too much crab and transformed into this.


Stultus Maximus posted:

Anything beats the rotator.

Yeah just dealing with anxiety over starting work and leaving home but I am thankful for that.

Nick Soapdish
Apr 27, 2008



https://twitter.com/BDHerzinger/sta...2110188544?s=20

I'm no memesmith but I don't think that is how that meme works. Still made me remember that the crew thought that destroying the display monitors was the same as destroying the HD plates.

Dingleberry
Aug 21, 2011


Nick Soapdish posted:

https://twitter.com/BDHerzinger/sta...2110188544?s=20

I'm no memesmith but I don't think that is how that meme works. Still made me remember that the crew thought that destroying the display monitors was the same as destroying the HD plates.

I had a conversation with a guy recently with some connections to people involved about this; apparently even though the crew got a hero’s welcome upon returning (like the plane commander tossing first pitch at Mariners game, etc) behind the scenes were different. The careers were over of several of the officers on board, they were told “start looking for a new job” kinda thing. Basically they should’ve called for SAR, ditched the plane in the ocean rather than hand it over to the Chinese, utilized the extensive water survival training aircrews got, etc.

Wonder Free
Jun 19, 2006

Throw some D's..

It’s apparently a VQ wardroom tradition to do dramatic readings of this book https://www.amazon.com/Born-Fly-Unt...e/dp/0767911113

Not sure if he is still around or not but it wouldn’t surprise me if all the senior guys got quietly benched and given poo poo orders until they separated.

Dingleberry
Aug 21, 2011


Wonder Free posted:

It’s apparently a VQ wardroom tradition to do dramatic readings of this book https://www.amazon.com/Born-Fly-Unt...e/dp/0767911113

Not sure if he is still around or not but it wouldn’t surprise me if all the senior guys got quietly benched and given poo poo orders until they separated.

He left the navy in ‘05 as a LCDR with 9 years of active fwiw, so...

ManMythLegend
Aug 18, 2003

I don't believe in anything, I'm just here for the violence.


Dingleberry posted:

I had a conversation with a guy recently with some connections to people involved about this; apparently even though the crew got a hero’s welcome upon returning (like the plane commander tossing first pitch at Mariners game, etc) behind the scenes were different. The careers were over of several of the officers on board, they were told “start looking for a new job” kinda thing. Basically they should’ve called for SAR, ditched the plane in the ocean rather than hand it over to the Chinese, utilized the extensive water survival training aircrews got, etc.

Good.

LtCol J. Krusinski
May 7, 2013



No loving kidding.

Godholio
Aug 28, 2002

Does a bear split in the woods near Zheleznogorsk?


Dingleberry posted:

He left the navy in ‘05 as a LCDR with 9 years of active fwiw, so...

Eh...that's about normal for a non-careerist. It's about the time the commitment is up.

Edit: I'm assuming the Navy and AF work similarly.

CMD598
Apr 11, 2013


Dingleberry posted:

utilized the extensive water survival training aircrews got, etc.

Was this training anything like they're data security training?

Mr. Nice!
Oct 13, 2005



Nap Ghost

Godholio posted:

Eh...that's about normal for a non-careerist. It's about the time the commitment is up.

Edit: I'm assuming the Navy and AF work similarly.

Yup i think its like 8 years after you get your wings.

Wonder Free
Jun 19, 2006

Throw some D's..

CMD598 posted:

Was this training anything like they're data security training?

Water survival is a giant fake helicopter fuselage with a bunch of seats you have to escape out of blindfolded. In flight school you also have to swim a mile in boots and a flight suit. You get kicked in the head a lot.

My understanding is that they didn’t really do data destruction drills prior to that. When I went through P-3 training in 2010 there were formal procedures and checklists and we had to do it each flight in flight school. When the P-8 rolled out, they carried a nail gun to shoot through hard drives and stuff, but they replaced it with some electronic hard drive erasing thing.

Scratch Monkey
Oct 25, 2010

Proč bychom se netěšili když nám Pán Bůh zdraví dá?


Anyone at NAS Corpus Christi?

https://www.cnn.com/2020/05/21/us/n...down/index.html

Godholio
Aug 28, 2002

Does a bear split in the woods near Zheleznogorsk?


Water survival is loving awesome.

Having to use it in real life, probably less so.

boy are my arms tired
May 10, 2012



Ham Wrangler

limdu for six months. dont be like me, if you need help, get it instead of bottling it up like a dummy

portsmouth food was good tho

LingcodKilla
Dec 28, 2002

I ate too much crab and transformed into this.


boy are my arms tired posted:

limdu for six months. dont be like me, if you need help, get it instead of bottling it up like a dummy

portsmouth food was good tho

lordy man PM me if you want to vent to someone

boy are my arms tired
May 10, 2012



Ham Wrangler

LingcodKilla posted:

lordy man PM me if you want to vent to someone

I'm vented out now thanks to therapy and a week at the fifth floor but I've got some stories to tell when some more time has passed

Nick Soapdish
Apr 27, 2008



boy are my arms tired posted:

limdu for six months. dont be like me, if you need help, get it instead of bottling it up like a dummy

portsmouth food was good tho

Glad you ended up find the help you needed and got through to the other side.

LingcodKilla
Dec 28, 2002

I ate too much crab and transformed into this.


Nick Soapdish posted:

Glad you ended up find the help you needed and got through to the other side.

Yeah man I’m so sorry you had a rough spot like this. Give your kids a hug from us and maybe next year we can grab another burger.

boy are my arms tired
May 10, 2012



Ham Wrangler

Nick Soapdish posted:

Glad you ended up find the help you needed and got through to the other side.

LingcodKilla posted:

Yeah man I’m so sorry you had a rough spot like this. Give your kids a hug from us and maybe next year we can grab another burger.

thanks guys.

DustyNuts
Jun 1, 2000

I'm out of my mind
Immortal Corrupter
Malignance defined
Chew the womb,
seal the tomb,
leave the dead behind
Immortal Corrupter
Dagger of the mind


Got a speeding ticket today leaving Dam Neck Annex. The cop wasn't wearing a mask!!! ACAB

King of Bees
Dec 28, 2012


Gravy Boat 2k

Last. Day. AD. 214 in hand.

shame on an IGA
Apr 8, 2005



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US Berder Patrol
Jul 11, 2006

I joined the Navy and all I got was this hideous paunch.


you should smoke an entire weed

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