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Air Force offering $225,000 signing on bonus for new pilots

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by BIV, Jul 23, 2013.

  1. BIV

    BIV I'm Biv Dick Black, the Over Poster.

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    Warning: Daily Fail

     
  2. MayrMeninoCrash

    MayrMeninoCrash Liberal Psycopath

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    We need another movie with shirtless heartthrobs playing volleyball on a beach to convince new recruits to sign up.
     
  3. MayrMeninoCrash

    MayrMeninoCrash Liberal Psycopath

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    Are they Air Force drones if they are launched from the deck of a Navy ship?
     
  4. Georgie

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    Here's proof we are a nation of faggots. We have to bribe people to come fly FIGHTER JETS!
     
  5. BIV

    BIV I'm Biv Dick Black, the Over Poster.

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    Dude, that shit looks hard.
     
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  6. Lord Zero

    Lord Zero Viciously Silly

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    Although I'm sure there's some truth to it, I don't believe the article. The Daily Mail has no credibility... and shit-poor grammar.
     
  7. d0uche_n0zzle

    d0uche_n0zzle **Negative_Creep**

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    The main problem is finding candidates that can fit in the planes. A nation of fatsos can not fly in fighter planes.
     
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  8. Ego

    Ego The Only Thing Bigger Than My Head

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    Why not? Maybe the cockpits need to be bigger so a larger fellow might fit.
     
  9. d0uche_n0zzle

    d0uche_n0zzle **Negative_Creep**

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    Most of the aircraft are built to exact specifications. Enlarging them for fatsos is highly unlikely, sir.

    Also, you need to have a high understanding of math. Plus, everyone knows math, reading & writing is for faggots.
     
  10. Ego

    Ego The Only Thing Bigger Than My Head

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    So start making new ones eventually that can handle more than the AIDSiest of horse jockeys.
     
  11. d0uche_n0zzle

    d0uche_n0zzle **Negative_Creep**

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    And eyesight is super important, too. Knew a guy who had 20/10 vision and almost didn't get his pilot slot at the USAF academy because he didn't list it properly.
     
  12. BIV

    BIV I'm Biv Dick Black, the Over Poster.

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  13. Norm Stansfield

    Norm Stansfield 私は亀が好きだ。

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    I'm sure plenty of people want to fly fighter jets. It's just that it's very hard to qualify for the job. The people who do have the skills to fly them can also qualify jobs that pay over $200.000/year. At that point, as much fun as flying around in a jetplane may be, you have to think of your future, your family, your kids' college and your eventual retirement.

    So just fucking cut two paper pushers for every pilot, and give the pilot their salaries. As a bonus, the pilot should also get the option to facefuck them before they leave.
     
  14. BIV

    BIV I'm Biv Dick Black, the Over Poster.

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    They could fly jumbo jets, wocka wocka.
     
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    there's no fucking way they are gonna go through with those signing bonuses. We can't even get a fucking budget going. Departments and Agencies are slashing their budgets left and right. It's pretty much trying to get blood from a stone at this point and we're supposed to believe they're going to come up with that much money to backfill slots for pilots retiring or leaving. I was in ARMY ROTC (yes, Playpen Army) when I was in college. I became decent friends at the time with a Master Sergeant and one of our Lieutenants and I'll never forget when they first told me "Fuck This Place" and also "If it sounds too good to be true, If the recruiters are promising you shit left and right, its most likely bullshit." Even if there a line of contingencies (gotta do a 20 year career, complete and maintain all requirements) I still see them finding a way to fuck you whether it is budget reasons or something else.

    I should've went to the Marines.
     
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  16. lajikal

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    The f-35 program costs $400 BILLION. 1/4 of $1 million? Lol.
     
  17. Lord Zero

    Lord Zero Viciously Silly

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  18. Hoagie

    Hoagie I suggest you tread lightly
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    Drone piloting shouldn't be cutting into fighter pilots at all. Drones should be flown by fat nerds that are good at video games like me. No way someone who could actually fly an F-35 should be allowed to fly drones instead.
     
  19. KRSOne

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    And everyone has diabetes and poor eye sight these days. Damn corn subsidies.

    Why do they even need pilots? Its not like they ever attack a country that has a real military. Do they really need pilots to take out 25$ worth of patio furniture, some monkey bars, and a couple kids?
     
  20. Psychopath

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    You are pretty fucking dense.
     
  21. Norm Stansfield

    Norm Stansfield 私は亀が好きだ。

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    Yeah, the smarter and better qualified someone is, the less likely it is for "you're not allowed to do that" to work as intended. The golden rule is: can't give control someone who's better than you. Military or no military, it still applies. Being in the military doesn't make someone a slave. "follow orders" applies to the battlefield and training, it doesn't mean people should also just be ordered around in their career choices.

    If you're gonna start telling a fighter pilot that he's too good for the job of his choice (a job that makes him an active participant in the battle against Islamic terror - the reason he joined the military in the first place), and he has to fly around fighter jets that are only useful against a competent air force we're not at war with, nor are we likely to be at war with in the near future, that's gonna be his cue to find an employer who recognizes him as a competent, thinking human being instead of just a tool, and rewards achievement with the best job available.

    Again: if you want to have the best people do a job for you, pay better than anyone else, and let them come to you. You can't force them to do it. You can push around some dumb slob all day, but if you try the same tactic with a guy who has been selected for the job precisely because he's intelligent, determined and single minded, it's not gonna work. He's gonna want control over his own life. He'll of course follow orders in battle better than anyone else (because he is smart and knows what purpose orders serve in that situation), but, as far as career moves, he's not gonna be your slave. Try to make him one and he'll fight back.
     
  22. Norm Stansfield

    Norm Stansfield 私は亀が好きだ。

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    Also, this notion that somehow drones are morally inferior to fighter jets, because the pilot's life is not in danger, is retarded beyond belief.

    Anyone who defines morality and courage by your willingness to needlessly risk your life is just dumb. We're at war. We're at war with an enemy willing to die, just for the opportunity to kill us. The moral and courageous thing to do is to look at the situation objectively, and act to defeat the enemy.

    The way to defeat this enemy is by killing them without giving them the chance to fight back in any way. Without US leadership gifting them American soldiers to drag around in the streets and hang from bridges, eventually they'll lose the will to fight.

    Someone willing to do that by flying drones is more of a hero than some asshole who'd rather fight it out with bayonets in the name of some artificial sense of morality that he accepts because he doesn't have the courage to think for himself.
     
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  23. BIV

    BIV I'm Biv Dick Black, the Over Poster.

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    The way to win is not to die for your country, it's to make the other guy die for your country.
     
  24. sniper2323

    sniper2323 The true north Idaho P.O.W.

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    Ok, I will get flamed for this, want more pilots? Quit requiring college to be a pilot. When I was in, PhD in basket weaving, "well you sir, can be a officer, and maybe a pilot". Meanwhile a high school graduate can work on the engines, weapon systems, sensors, etc. If this same high school graduate would have gone to college, they could qualify to become a pilot. Again, old school thoughts, but really think about it.
     
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    if you set aside the fact that he's a little on the conspiracy side...this is a hilarious line...
     

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