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  • The Future

    Posted by Husky on June 5, 2024 at 9:52 pm

    What does it hold? I don’t know, and neither does this USAF. But here’s what it thinks (attached).


    -Overhauling a fleet while complying with the 23 FRA and rising personnel costs is tough.

    -4 fighters go forward…and CCA….and multiple versions on the F-15….and only after NGAD and CCA come along.

    -old fighters are expensive ‘cause they’re old, new fighters are expensive ‘cause they’re new.

    My 2 cents. In the next 5 years, the F-35 and F-15X will displace A-10, and the oldest F-15s and F-16s. And much like the Cold War, we’ll train for this high-end fight but mostly be fighting small wars. From 5-10 years, F-35, maybe NGAD and CCA. After that, AI? Lethal Autonomous Aircraft? Or maybe the PRC demographic implosion happens and we’re in a new peace dividend.

    What does that mean for you?

    1) Stay the course, you may see some incredible changes but those are a few years out.

    2) Be. Good. At. Flying. Seriously, the things that will get you timeless: spatial D, physiological events, CFIT, mid-air collision, and landing. Focus on the amazing training you’re going to get! Be the absolute best you can.



    • This discussion was modified 1 month, 1 week ago by  Husky.
    CHAOS replied 4 days, 2 hours ago 3 Members · 2 Replies
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  • D.J.

    July 6, 2024 at 9:39 pm
    2155 BogiPoints

    Lots to digest here, but I think you are right, Husky! Be good at “flying” and the rest will take care of itself!

    No one really knows when or where our next “conflict” will come, but what is for sure is that it will come sooner than later!

    The environment is constantly changing, but be ready and have all your “ducks in a row” for when the time comes to hire, you will be ready!



    July 11, 2024 at 10:58 pm
    7640 BogiPoints

    And most importantly, stay the course! You can only control what you can control. Keep rushing, applying, studying, grinding! The jobs will still be out there. Be ready when they drop and be the best version of yourself when they do.


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