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Old 28 April 2018, 21:26
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I have zero jumps, and I am confident I could kick Tom Cruise's ass.
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Old 28 April 2018, 21:39
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I have zero jumps, and I am confident I could kick Tom Cruise's ass.
It's not polite to beat up midgets.
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Old 28 April 2018, 21:41
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Damn... I forgot. Good looking out, Gavin.

ETA, I started thinking about midgets/little people and their ability to inflict harm.

-80 pounds, easy.. that is the weight of a scary dog, w/ the intelligence of a human.
-One of my DI's at PI fit this description... scary as hell.

I would still beat Tom's ass in a fight, just not gonna underestimate the small-statured.

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Old 29 April 2018, 00:59
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I have zero jumps, and I am confident I could kick Tom Cruise's ass.
Do It!

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Old 29 April 2018, 03:35
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Old 29 April 2018, 05:26
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He's a scumbag who believes he is a "big being" and is using his wealth and influence to trick folks into joining his cult.
Fuck that spoiled piece of crap, it's too bad he didn't burn in and die...proof there really is no karma.
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Finally this forum has been resurrected. I guess he is an action guy.

I do all my own stunts too.
The movie with Johnny Knoxville coming out this summer might be right up your alley.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt6495770...=nm_flmg_act_1

The movie is based on a now defunct New Jersey amusement park Action Park, once called the most dangerous amusement park in the world.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Action_Park

Looks like the kind of place I would have gone to when I was younger and thought and was unclear on the concept of "mortality".

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I have zero jumps, and I am confident I could kick Tom Cruise's ass.
Not when he's channeling Jack Reacher.
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Couple coworkers of mine worked on Transformers- they said that the movie work couldn't impact the formal training schedule at Altus. Also, there's a fair amount of tails that are held in reserve for flying training as opposed to flying operational missions.
I disagree with this too. I've seen too many missions scrubbed or not filled. Planes and crews need to be flying.
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If they used UAE c-17s and UAE paid, then who cares. Not me
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"The movie is based on a now defunct New Jersey amusement park Action Park"

I've ridden the Alpine Slide as a kid - scary fast, awesome fun.
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Old 1 May 2018, 10:45
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I disagree with this too. I've seen too many missions scrubbed or not filled. Planes and crews need to be flying.
Which part don't you agree with? Keeping tails in reserve for training, or the Transformers filming at Altus?
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Which part don't you agree with? Keeping tails in reserve for training, or the Transformers filming at Altus?
Saying that an aircraft is "held in reserve for flying training", and making it available for movie crews. It's either available or not, and if it's available it should be flying real world missions. As I said, I've been burned too many times (cross-country on a C-130 because "no C-17s are available" according to TACC) to have any interest in Tom Cruise jumping for a movie.

I know, I sound awful bitter.
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Old 1 May 2018, 21:08
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Saying that an aircraft is "held in reserve for flying training", and making it available for movie crews. It's either available or not, and if it's available it should be flying real world missions. As I said, I've been burned too many times (cross-country on a C-130 because "no C-17s are available" according to TACC) to have any interest in Tom Cruise jumping for a movie.

I know, I sound awful bitter.
No worries, keep in mind that TACC is full of pathological liars.

FWIW, the Transformer movie was filmed on an off training day (Altus is the C-17 Formal Schoolhouse) using a static aircraft- the flying scenes were mostly CGI or B-roll of a generic C-17. Other shots were with T-1, the test C-17 based at Edwards which cannot fly active missions (and is retired to the museum now).

As a rule in my squadron of 12 tails, a couple were always in maintenance, and 2 were reserved for training. There are an awful lot of currency requirements that the crew and or individual crewmembers have to fly to keep current. Very rarely can these training events be accomplished on an active mission.

One particular example I can think of is aerial refueling. Only Aircraft Commanders can A/R, and they have to make several hookups a year to stay current. It is rare that an A/R can be planned on during a mission, but they pop up when least expected all the time.

Airdrop is another. Crews only airdrop for real if deployed to a certain base for a certain AOR. However, it is a currency (which is very hard to maintain due to scheduling/mx issues btw) which the crews have to stay on top of as part of their readiness.

The rest of the tails are tied up and argued over by respective MAJCOM's like TRANSCOM, AMC, PACAF, and NGB for real world missions.
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As long as he doesn't end up bare chested....
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Apparently once he reaches OT-8 and becomes clear, he won't even need a parachute.
Hahahaha! One of the worst decisions the Clinton IRS made. Australia knows how to handle them though.
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