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Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by desertrat67, Feb 8, 2007.

  1. desertrat67

    desertrat67 Hawk Driver

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    Yup, that is right, the UH-60 Blackhawk. I am done with the TH-67 (bell 206B-XXX) and move on to my advanced airframe March 14th. This is going to be so sweet, I can't wait!!:D

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    can i have one? :D

    cool stuff
     
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    I want that.
     
  4. desertrat67

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    Just fill out the horrendously long application, sign on the dotted line and you sure can.
     
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    ARAMP1 Aviator Extraordinaire

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    That's great! Congratz for making it through successfully! Do you know where you are going yet? For us AF guys, about half of us get our assignment after before getting to our MWS and the others have the assignment based on how well you do in the MWS course.
     
  6. desertrat67

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    Heck, we don't get ours until we are done with Advanced aircraft(now flight school XXI) BOLC(basic officer leader course) and we have to do SERE-C(survival, evasion,resistance and escape) course before we know where we are going. So, I won't know until August-september time frame.
     
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    Cool. Where do you go through SERE at?
     
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    Blackhawks are the shiznit... but I build Apaches for a living and those are way cool.

    congrats on the advancement
     
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    [​IMG] "Congrats Cheif! Don't give the enemy a break! Army Strong! Hooah!"
     
  10. desertrat67

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    They have set up a SERE course here at Fort Rucker so they can get all of our training done at one place.
     
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    Apaches are too near their max gross weight with just fuel on board. I can carry 2500 lbs internal or 9000 sling load
     
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    Where did you do SERE training?

    There is a 'camp :D ' in the Laguna mountains in San Diego County where I used to live. Pretty crazy place. It's built up like a Commie Camp, at least when I saw it in the early '80's.

    I'm sure they've changed it to look alot more like a desert enviro, though.
     
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    apaches have a boatload of firepower though. :thumb:

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    I did mine at Fairchild AFB in Washington. They had army and navy guys go through it though. I think the thing I learned most about myself is that I really don't want to be a POW.

    Article II of the Code of Conduct states "I will never surrender of my own free will. If in command, I will never surrender the members of my command while they still have the means to resist."

    They taught that if you were surrounded by 50 guys with AKs and all you had was 15 rounds in your 9mil, that there wasn't "means to resist", and it would be okay to surrender at this point. For me, I might just take out as many of them that I can before being killed rather than be a POW.

    I don't know how our guys did it in Vietnam. Up to 9 years in that ****hole. My hat is off to them because they deserve the deepest respect. But, no thanks for me.
     
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    but to e able to get that fire power there, you have to go with a nearly empty tank. I do like the armament, but the apache and Kiowa have to trade off one for the other all the time(fuel/armament)
     

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