posted on Oct, 21 2018 @ 05:39 PM
a reply to: RadioRobert
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
edit on 21-10-2018 by Irishhaf because: (no reason given)