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Tyndall AFB suffers massive damage; including irreplaceable F-22s

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posted on Oct, 21 2018 @ 05:17 PM
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posted on Oct, 21 2018 @ 05:39 PM
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It's not "supposed to" have 30% of the fleet unflyable


I never worked on lawn darts, but on heavies throw a dart at a calendar and on any given month you will have a base with 30% or more of the planes down for extended maintenance.

Sometimes its bad choices by maintenance supervision, sometimes its supply issues, and other times its just everything broke every time it flew.

Throw in the randomness of a strong nearly cat 5 hurricane and you get this situation.

ETA: forgot to mention another key thing, Chief Cody and Gen Welsh absolutely gutted the Maintenance ranks over their tenure shoving E-5s and E-6s out the door for any conceivable reason while continuing to bring in ops as fast as possible severely damaging the ability of the USAF to turn jets at the speed needed.
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posted on Oct, 21 2018 @ 06:21 PM
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I always wondered about that: Why there hasn't been a drive for single or small batch aircraft production.
The technology probably doesn't exist yet, but that's because no one invented it yet. LoL

It doesnt make sense to me beyond a point. Think in terms of baking a cake. Recipe calls for 4 eggs and you have 3. So buy the dozen or get a chicken for the next couple years worth of cakes...


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