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Old 04-29-2008, 04:41 AM   #1  
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Default Great Opportunity for those getting out of AD

Thought I would pass on a great opportunity for anyone who is even considering getting out right now. The 96 FTS is going to begin conducting interviews for pilots to fly white jets at Laughlin AFB, Tx. I know that some may scoff at Laughlinís location near Del Rio, but Iím here to tell you, it ainít bad, and yes, I am a member of the 96th. Been here for 10 years or so. The unit here is the best AF unit I have been associated with in my 18+ years of AF service. If I had to do it all over again, I would come right back here to Laughlin, no hesitation. The bro factor here is huge. Why am I telling you this? I read APC all the time and hate to see our ďrecently formerĒ AD pilots struggling needlessly, when most would still love to somehow be attached to military flying, just got tired of the AD minutia. Right now, we have some TR slots opening up mostly due to retirements. I know that we are OK with sending dudes to PIT if necessary. When we fill the openings we will be having the next few months, the opportunity will be over. Generally, once we get guys in here, they donít leave (unless they interview to go to Randolph, which is an option if you want). Itís just one of those things that you may kick yourself for later if you donít at least look into it.
Donít want this to sound like an infomercial, Ďcause that ainít what it is. I am just an IP and member of the squadron. I donít do any hiring. I donít even work in the ďcommand officeĒ. Just one bro to another trying to inform you of an opportunity you may want to seriously consider. Retirement is an option if you want. White jet reserves is a great opportunity to consistantly fly and get paid when the fickle airlines do their thing, and who knows what itís going to be like in 6 months. Just passing along info. If you are interested, contact Skeet Lindsey at [email protected]. Great dude who can give you all the details (that I donít have). Youíll probably find itís easier than you think.
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Skeet Lindsey; former Frog pilot?
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Old 04-29-2008, 08:20 AM   #3  
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Yep! Great guy. Total blast to work with. Dude is hilarious. He works upstairs in mgmt, but I talk to him almost every day. Heck, he's been here for probably 8-9 years.
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Old 04-29-2008, 08:22 AM   #4  
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Served with Skeet in VT-27 years ago...great dude. He'll give you the straight answer everytime.
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Old 04-29-2008, 12:44 PM   #5  
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Thanks for the info, jetIP. I've been thinking about trying to get a job flying white jets for a while. I'm currently a C-5 IP at Dover AFB (reserves).

Do most guys live in Del Rio or do they drive over from San Antonio?

Is Del Rio a good place to live? Personally I've always lived near my reserve unit and I love the flexibility that gives me.
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Is Del Rio a good place to live?
Ummm.....

It really depends on you I suppose. I spent almost five years there. It wasn't awful but I'm pretty sure I wouldn't live there by choice.

Small Texas border town. With nice lake.
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Thanks for the info, jetIP. I've been thinking about trying to get a job flying white jets for a while. I'm currently a C-5 IP at Dover AFB (reserves).

Do most guys live in Del Rio or do they drive over from San Antonio?

Is Del Rio a good place to live? Personally I've always lived near my reserve unit and I love the flexibility that gives me.
I wouldn't live there as a part-timer...if anything, move to S.A. and drive down to drill for a few days at a time.
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Old 04-29-2008, 04:54 PM   #8  
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jet ip - are they full time slots? if so, does the reserve pay the pilot bonus? t-6 or 38s?
thanx.
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Old 04-29-2008, 05:15 PM   #9  
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Skeet gave me my Formation checkride a few years ago...best checkride I've ever had. Although his coffee mug happens to be the foulest thing on the planet.
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Old 04-29-2008, 08:17 PM   #10  
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spent 6 months in Northern Mexico, AKA Del Rio and would like my six months back. I have buds who enjoy it, but they are single and in Mexico every weekend drunk. Having a family, my wife would have divorce papers ready if I went back, and I am from SA. Wicked hot in the summer, illegals passing through so much there is a daily report on the radio. Only saving grace is nice lake and only a 3 hour drive to SA, although a crapload of cops along the way. No disrespect to guys there, just my opinion.
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