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The United States Air Force's Commander of Recruiting Service Declares Increasing Diversity [Reducing the Number of White Male Pilots] a "War-Fighting Imperative"
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(From left) Capt. Aaron Schuett, Capt. Cody Clark, Maj. Jason Bianchi, Capt. Robert Hendrick, 493rd Fighter Squadron pilots, walk to their F-15C Eagles to prepare for a training mission during the Tactical Leadership Program Jan. 18, 2013. The 493rd FS is participating in the multinational program, which develops key leadership and mission planning skills needed for NATO operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Lausanne Morgan)

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Previously on SBPDL: The United States Air Force “Worries About the Lack of Diversity” Among Pilots (93% White) Being ‘Very White and Very Male’…

Russia and China deploying next generation technology in their armed forces (hypersonic flight and fighter jets flown via artificial intelligence) is of no concern to our top brass in the U.S. Air Force, because we have a secret ingredient we’ve barely begun to tap into and utilize for undeniably advantageous military superiority.

Do you know what it is? Maj. Gen. Ed Thomas, the commander of Air Force Recruiting Service, will now tell you. But, spoiler alert, it’s diversity and embracing the goal of replacing white men – who constitute nearly 9 of every 10 of our Air Force Pilots – with non-whites.

All in the name of George Floyd. [86% of Air Force pilots are white men. Here’s why this needs to change., Yahoo News, October 20, 2020]:

The tragic death of George Floyd and recent events have fueled widespread protests and a renewed call for racial equality nationwide. Amid this, our country has been compelled to reflect on issues that are often uncomfortable, and leaders have been driven to examine their organizations in ways like never before. The Air Force, in many ways, is no different. But as a war-fighting organization we cannot afford to squander this moment, because our future — and national security — depends on it.

Pursuing equality means we must be sure that we are attracting the most capable members of our society, from all races and walks of life, as we prepare for the next fight. This fighting force should be highly capable while reflecting the diversity of the country we serve.

Before I even took command of my service’s recruiting efforts this spring, Air Force leadership made it clear to me that improving diversity would be on the top of my to-do list. And recent national events only serve as an accelerant as we take aim and tackle this vexing issue.

Pentagon leaders didn’t need to explain the why, although Gen. David Goldfein, our former chief of staff, did that in calling diversity “a war-fighting imperative.” It’s been clear for some time that our progress in better reflecting the society we serve has been too slow.

Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Charles Q. Brown Jr., the first African-American to lead any branch of the military, has called on us to accelerate change or risk losing ground to Russia and China, both of which are integrating potential game-changing technologies like artificial intelligence and hypersonic flight. We need both the best technologies and the best people to win. Improving our diversity falls squarely in Brown’s mandate.

The competition to attract the best and brightest recruits is getting tougher all the time, and our connection with society grows more fragile every day. Survey data shows that only one-quarter of American youth between the ages of 17 and 24 are qualified for military service for a variety of reasons, which include aptitude, chronic health conditions, obesity or drug use. The pool is ever shrinking: In 1995, 40 percent of Americans ages 16 to 24 had a parent who served in the armed forces. Today that number is 15 percent. The result is that only about 1 in 10 young Americans say they are interested in serving in the military.

We simply can no longer afford for significant segments of our society to be underrepresented in our U.S. Air Force or our newest branch, the U.S. Space Force.

To be clear, the Air and Space Forces are not setting quotas based on race or gender. We will, however, focus intensely and concentrate our efforts in traditionally underserved communities. It wouldn’t be legal or productive to hold recruiters accountable for bringing in a certain number of recruits from various demographic groups. But if we see that we’re not hitting recruiting targets that mirror the qualified population in those categories, we will adjust to concentrate on areas where we can get a more representative balance in our applicant pool. To use a fishing analogy, recruiters must not only cast a wide net but ensure we are spending time in the right fishing holes.

And by measuring those targets, we’ll employ the old management axiom that what gets measured gets done. And we’ll get it done.

While we are meeting or exceeding nearly all demographic targets in our enlisted ranks, inside our cockpits is where we have the greatest disparities and opportunities for improvement. In all, 86 percent of our aviators are white males. Less than 3 percent of our fighter pilots are females. This is why we established a detachment within Air Force recruiting two years ago charged with improving diversity for those who wear flight suits. The mission of Detachment 1 is to bring a singular focus to recruiting qualified women and minorities who have not always felt they belonged.

Our goal is to get in front of every demographic group in America and show them someone who wears a flight suit every day they can look up to and say, “That could be me.”

There is evidence to suggest we can do significantly better in diversifying our aviator ranks. Fifty years ago, just before the advent of the all-volunteer military, there was a paucity of women doctors and lawyers in the U.S. Only 4 percent of attorneys were female. Today that number is 37 percent. The same was true for doctors: In five decades we’ve gone from 8 percent to 36 percent, and last year women outnumbered men in medical schools for the first time. The time is now to make similar progress.

ORDER IT NOW

Our research data is clear on something else — the importance of exposure to aircraft and flight. We’ve set up programs like Aim High Outreach and the Aim High Flight Academy to get young people into aircraft. We’ve set up educational programs that allow both youth and their influencers to ask aircrew members and experts how to join the Air Force, how to qualify for a flying position and what it’s like to have a career in military aviation. It is the same kind of dedicated outreach that the legal and medical professions began decades ago.

I am amazed to still hear about young men and women who meet a pilot who, for the first time, looks like them. Too often the teen will say, “I didn’t know you could do that.” Well, they can. And we’re going to make that clear to the next generation of young Americans.

Maj. Gen. Ed Thomas is the commander of Air Force Recruiting Service.

If in some future war with Russia or China the United States is defeated, will it truly matter if we won the moral victory by replacing racially superfluous white men with non-whites in the cockpits? If diversity is a “war-fighting imperative,” why not just ban white men from applying for flight school?

Anything deemed “too white” is axiomatically morally bad and in need of an immediate melanin infusion, because only systemic racism could keep an organization, company or profession insufficiently diverse (i.e. devoid of a majority of white individuals).

How hard to you think the top generals in the respective air forces of China and Russia are laughing when they read this type of insanity from Maj. Gen. Thomas?

 
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  1. China will just wait for the US to collapse from within.

    Any civilization stupid enough to promote racial “diversity” instead of merit will be headed for the dustbin of history sooner rather than later.

    There is no reason for the Chinese to waste the lives of their young men.

    • Replies: @Augustus
    @Justvisiting

    "Any civilization stupid enough to promote racial 'diversity' instead of merit will be headed for the dustbin of history sooner, rather than later."

    I think many of our "leaders" (who are nothing but poseurs), too easily mistake "diversity" for "equality of outcome." These fools think for every skilled, intelligent, white, male pilot, they can find and train an equally intelligent, skilled, black pilot, who will function at the same level.

    Any fair comparison of the races would show that is not possible. They'll find a few blacks among the 10%, but there's no way they'll find enough to "reflect their percentage in the population." They will fail, and do so without any clue as to why. They'll have no idea why the average airman sees these "leaders" as a group of incompetents.

    Ultimately, like other branches of service, this failure of leadership will make it harder to recruit and maintain competent personnel. Identity politics will destroy the military.

    , @Bite Moi
    @Justvisiting

    Justvisiting-------------We'll even provide the laugh track.

    , @Patrick Boyle
    @Justvisiting

    The reason so many of the pilots are white is very simple. The Air Force qualification test is pretty much an IQ test. See my video on the Tuskegee Airmen lower down in this thread.

    Remember Johnathan Petersen says the armed services have determined that they need no one with an IQ below 84. Since the average IQ of black Americans is 85. It means approximately half of all blacks will not qualify for any of the services. That's for the average trooper, sailor or pilot. Pilots aren't average. The Air Force unlike other nations only lets officers fly those super expensive planes.

    Officers are expected to be smarter. The top generals are going to be very smart indeed. I don't do actual research for a blog comment so I don't know the average IQ of a US fighter pilot but let's say 130 to make the arithmetic easier (probably too high). At that level only about 2.3% of all people will qualify. Among blacks only 0.13% would qualify. The discrepancy in IQ increases the further from the mean you go. That's 17 times more. That's just the way that probability density distributions work - asymptotic tails. It's the reason there are essentially no really high IQ blacks: no real Nobel Prizes, no Fields Medals.

  2. GOD HELP [WHATS LEFT OF] AMERICA.

    • Agree: bruce county
  3. I say dump all the White pilots and mechanics – give it ALL over to the pocs and wammin. They’re sure to out duel AI and hypersonic weapons and aircraft while at the same time keep their equipment in tip top shape. Just sit back and watch it all go down in flames. Can’t happen soon enough.

    • Replies: @Cauchemar du Singe
    @usNthem

    When fighter aircraft are rigged out with landing gear consisting of 22 inch spinning rims and metallic orange paint jobs they will be able to escape hypersonic missiles by confusing their tracking radar.
    Other alterations to aircraft will include stronger ejection seat rockets able to lift 350 pound Black female pilots, an awl.
    Helmets and oxygen masks will be modified to accomodate dreadlocks, afros and beards.
    FUBU will get Minority Preference for provision of FLY flight suits.

    The USA is doomed, on multiple fronts.
    Head for the hills.
    Do it very soon.

    The hilarity among Chinese and Russian military command staff, upon reading the referenced diversity whackiness, must be such that they laugh until they piss their pants.

    Replies: @Cowtown Rebel, @Alden

    , @Father O'Hara
    @usNthem

    If we got reports of pilot after pilot being downed and imprisoned in some war in a God forsaken shit hole,fighting to improve the portfolios of bagel chomping masturbators, and the pilots were BLACK,and female,and Latinx and Muslem and,best of all angry black females, I would smile and softly sing,"And I'm proud to be an American/ Where at least I can be free..."

    Replies: @Bite Moi, @Cowtown Rebel, @bruce county

  4. California City Begins Handing Out Free Cash To “Address Inequalities For Black People”

  5. Asian dexterity makes them better fighter pilots.

    • Replies: @El Dato
    @anonymous

    I was just that the Zero Fighter was a super-lightweight construction.

    The future is Deep Neural Networks or Neuro-Fuzzy things with symbolic AI on the side or whatever.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IOJhgC1ksNU

    Callsign "Banger" not making a good impression against that Cylon in the simulator.

    Replies: @Bite Moi

    , @Aniion
    @anonymous

    european love for extreme risk adventures make them the more skilled

    Piloting is only an extension of what europeans are

    https://youtu.be/iaJPtxK9wzs

    , @Patrick Boyle
    @anonymous

    No, race is important in being a fighter pilot or at least in being a WWII fighter pilot. But not in the way you probably imagine.

    I made a video about this about seven years ago. You might find it relevant.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7eblBipv4Q4&t=1s&ab_channel=PatrickBoyle

    Replies: @pecosbill

  6. David Goldfein

    • Replies: @Cauchemar du Singe
    @Kent Nationalist

    Under Every Rock

  7. Anonymous[400] • Disclaimer says:

    War with Russia or China, right now or in the glorious diversified future, would be a disaster for the US. They’d blow us away since we’d be going over there to engage. They’re not coming here. Want to fight and die for Taiwan? All these magnificent white pilots will bomb and kill white people anywhere on earth upon orders from Washington without any qualms whatsoever. They’ve done it before. They’re just expendable pawns of the deep state and supposed leaders like Clinton and Obama. An inept diversified air force might be adequate against rag-tag tribesmen in places like Afghanistan or Somalia which is about our speed anyway. The real problem is the astronomical cost of this overblown military.

  8. Dear USAF,

    Please find below our recommendations for your future PoC air aces….

    Black street thugs (sorry, we mean Cherubic innocent little Black boys….)

    https://www.tampabay.com/news/publicsafety/crime/trayvon-martin-a-typical-teen-with-dreams-of-flying-or-fixing-planes/1221425/

    Saudi Arabia Air Force (or anybody really from Saudi Arabia who’s learnt to fly an airliner on a simulator)

    https://www.rt.com/usa/488988-saudi-pensacola-shooting-alqaeda/

    (Yes, we know you already train them, but not on a nuclear-armed B-52 bomber!!)

    Sailors from USS Diversity

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Fitzgerald_and_MV_ACX_Crystal_collision#Investigations

    Third-world airliner pilots

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

    No need to thank us!

    Yours,

    Chinese Ministry of Defense

  9. The only lesson to be drawn from this is that the US Government has adopted the philosophy of “White Man Bad”.

  10. Our Commander In Chief needs to put a stop to this nonsense immediately.

    • Agree: kikz, Joseph Doaks
  11. The logic is correct and infallible.
    The US is squandering all the hyper-talented Blacks, Females, minorities and thus has to urgently recruit them.
    As everybody knows, absolutely for sure, all races are equally intelligent and talented (saying otherwise is career ending even for Nobel James Watson).

    Our sincerity site has shown that affirmative action is self-perpetuating, because criticizing minority performance is not allowed and thus proving affirmative action wrong is impossible and totally taboo.

    What is worse is that only true believers in the religion of politically correctness egalitarianism can rise through the ranks. Thus all our leaders are misinformed dogmatism living in a dream world. Even our new Supreme Court candidate, nominated by Trump, firmly believes in mysterious “systemic racism”.

    Half dumb misinformed uncritical leaders recruit half inept minority soldiers who must never be criticized and must be promoted to higher rank, regardless of failures.

    The Chinese and Russians are laughing their a..es off! American forces crippling themselves, sapping the morale of the competent.

    Only ruthless radical truth telling, speaking #RacistFacts, could revert the decline.

  12. “The competition to attract the best and brightest recruits is getting tougher all the time”

    So we’re giving up.

  13. There can be a problem when you attempt to marry a AA pilot with a high performance aircraft. This happened when the Navy sought to make Lt. Kara Hultgreen the ‘first female combat pilot’. She died trying and destroyed a F-14 Tomcat in the process.

    Now there are male screw ups who just don’t have the ‘Right Stuff’. John McCain comes to mind only he just destroyed US Navy aircraft not himself with his poor flying skills but his father was a senior Admiral so he was allowed to get shot down in his A-4 over North Vietnam and, it was hoped, not bother the Navy anymore.

    I suspect this issue will go away as the next generation of high performance combat aircraft will not be manned but until that happens combat aircraft are too expensive to allow any but the most qualified and proficient pilots to fly them. There are less demanding aircraft for the less skilled to fly.

    • Agree: Cauchemar du Singe
    • Replies: @Dr. X
    @unit472

    Yep. Kara Hultgreen demonstrates that this has been going on for decades. Expect a LOT more of the same in the future:

    https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-1995-03-22-mn-45801-story.html

    , @Cowtown Rebel
    @unit472

    Not just the A-4 that he was shot down in, but DID John McCain start the fire aboard U.S.S. Forrestal? "Snopes" says "nuh-uh."

    https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/john-mccain-fire-uss-forrestal/

    Yet, it's definitely McCain leaping from the cockpit of the plane that is directly in front of the aircraft that fired the initial errant missile. So, what seems to be in question is whether or not McCain wet-started his plane, something that he was reputedly known to do, or if the missile malfunctioned. Can you imagine what kind of shenanigans the Harlem Globe Sonic-Boomers would engage in? Their known propensity for displaying excessive exuberance over the least remarkable accomplishments (throwing a ball in a net, catching a ball, or using a word with more than two syllables) is well documented. So, their urge to do barrel rolls and loop the loops after graduating from flight school may be too strong for them to resist.

    On the topic of Naval vessels aflame. How about the supposed arson aboard the U.S.S. Bonhomme Richard? It took the Navy four days to extinguish a fire on board a vessel that was in port in San Diego. Can you imagine what would have happened if that ship had been attacked at sea? Take a look at the footage of the raging infernos aboard the decks of U.S. Carriers during WWII, where the ships had taken multiple Kamikaze hits but managed to stay afloat. I can't envision today's multi-culti, poly-gendered Naval personnel coping with and surviving that sort of onslaught. And, if they did manage to pull through, there wouldn't be enough psyche-meds and therapy puppies to fill the demand.

    , @Alden
    @unit472

    You’re right. Military aircraft is far more complicated than civilian aircraft. Even the transport planes. The testing process only selects the very best qualified. Few have the peripheral eyesight spatial relations eye hand mind coordination and other rare abilities to become military pilots .

  14. I just watched the 1970s classic “Blade Runner” with Harrison Ford. This futuristic,21 century,epic was oddly enough set in 2019.The good news is that we don’t really have to fight with intelligent,self-aware,human appearing,cyborgs. The bad news is that we don’t have totally cool,fusion powered flying cars and off world colonies….Guess we spent all the money on Negro uplift.

    • Agree: Raccoon, Joseph Doaks
    • Replies: @Joseph Doaks
    @Bite Moi

    "Guess we spent all the money on Negro uplift."

    That and unnecessary wars.

    Replies: @Bite Moi

    , @Swamp Fox
    @Bite Moi

    1982.

  15. die versity

    https://townhall.com/columnists/walterewilliams/2020/10/21/disgusting-professorial-teachings-n2578378

    The University of Pennsylvania pays its chief (they have more than one?) Diversity Officer $580,000 a year.

    • Replies: @anon
    @loren

    Awww, have some sympathy for that poor, poor, Ivy League Diversity Officer.
    That D.O. takes in a top line of $580,000 annually.
    But the expenses!

    To keep that sweet no-work gig, the D.O. has to grease a lotta palms.
    - big donation to SPLC.
    - big donation back to U. PA.
    - every major Democrat in Philly (as the D.O. is instructed)
    - Planned Parenthood donation
    - DNC
    - front organizations that implement Democrat vote fraud in PA and across the Northeastern states.
    - etc., etc., etc.
    We must have compassion for the plight of this poor, poor, money launderer, errr, I mean Diversity Officer.
    The bottom line is borderline poverty line.
    As it is for any street punk pawn in any organized crime endeavor.

  16. I didn’t used to worry about silliness such as this. We were the world’s only superpower and if we burnt up a few billion dollars on projects that actually decreased our readiness, so what? We were the world’s only superpower. Now, I’m not so confident.

    • Replies: @Hippopotamusdrome
    @Cool Daddy Jimbo



    We were the world’s only superpower

     

    America is a majority White country. Are you therefore a White Supremecist? Retract your statement and say "India is the world's only superpower, because diversity is their strength", or your social credit score will be deducted by 100.
  17. No sarcasm for real, it is a war fighting imperative.

    Better understand which war they are talking about.

    • Agree: Cauchemar du Singe
  18. Poor Russia and China. I dont believe they have the stomachs for getting their best minds on task to focus on the diversity they lack and how to achieve it.

    😉

    • Replies: @Ris_Eruwaedhiel
    @Lancelot_Link

    Pentagon study concluded that the US would lose a war with China or Russia.

    Replies: @Lancelot_Link

  19. @anonymous
    Asian dexterity makes them better fighter pilots.

    https://media.defense.gov/2014/Oct/01/2000997710/1088/820/0/140919-Z-CH590-106.JPG

    Replies: @El Dato, @Aniion, @Patrick Boyle

    I was just that the Zero Fighter was a super-lightweight construction.

    The future is Deep Neural Networks or Neuro-Fuzzy things with symbolic AI on the side or whatever.

    Callsign “Banger” not making a good impression against that Cylon in the simulator.

    • Replies: @Bite Moi
    @El Dato

    El Dato-----------Skynet is developed in response to Affirmative Action incompetence.Works better than expected.

  20. @usNthem
    I say dump all the White pilots and mechanics - give it ALL over to the pocs and wammin. They’re sure to out duel AI and hypersonic weapons and aircraft while at the same time keep their equipment in tip top shape. Just sit back and watch it all go down in flames. Can’t happen soon enough.

    Replies: @Cauchemar du Singe, @Father O'Hara

    When fighter aircraft are rigged out with landing gear consisting of 22 inch spinning rims and metallic orange paint jobs they will be able to escape hypersonic missiles by confusing their tracking radar.
    Other alterations to aircraft will include stronger ejection seat rockets able to lift 350 pound Black female pilots, an awl.
    Helmets and oxygen masks will be modified to accomodate dreadlocks, afros and beards.
    FUBU will get Minority Preference for provision of FLY flight suits.

    The USA is doomed, on multiple fronts.
    Head for the hills.
    Do it very soon.

    The hilarity among Chinese and Russian military command staff, upon reading the referenced diversity whackiness, must be such that they laugh until they piss their pants.

    • Replies: @Cowtown Rebel
    @Cauchemar du Singe

    I think that they've figured out how to equip their pimped out, Low-Flyers with ghetto blasters that will emit sonic Bass waves causing Russian and Chinese cities to crumble into ruin from the incessant reverberation echoing from above. That is the secret weapon that Donald Turnip hopes that he never has to use. He, along with top Pentagon Officials and Aerospace Engineers, worked with Kunte Kanye West, Ice Cubert, Two Cents and leading Wakandan Stereo Technicians to develop this terrifyingly devastating technology.

    , @Alden
    @Cauchemar du Singe

    They’ll have to expand the cabin and build extra wide seats for the black female pilots.

  21. @Kent Nationalist

    David Goldfein
     

    Replies: @Cauchemar du Singe

    Under Every Rock

  22. 🎶 Off we go, into the….ocean 🎼

    Or a building. Or the deck of a carrier.

    At some point they’ll sit around and say things like, “it seemed like a good idea at the time” or “it worked in rehearsal”.

    How many lives/planes will be lost in the interim will be a closely guarded military secret.

    So the Air Force is to be the next police force.

    Reduction in standard and qualification will produce sub-standard candidates from which this ‘elite’ will be harvested.

    As we’ve seen, once the standards are dropped, the color of the candidate doesn’t matter at all.

    Allowing those who should never be considered for a position to easily attain such position is the danger itself.

  23. @Justvisiting
    China will just wait for the US to collapse from within.

    Any civilization stupid enough to promote racial "diversity" instead of merit will be headed for the dustbin of history sooner rather than later.

    There is no reason for the Chinese to waste the lives of their young men.

    Replies: @Augustus, @Bite Moi, @Patrick Boyle

    “Any civilization stupid enough to promote racial ‘diversity’ instead of merit will be headed for the dustbin of history sooner, rather than later.”

    I think many of our “leaders” (who are nothing but poseurs), too easily mistake “diversity” for “equality of outcome.” These fools think for every skilled, intelligent, white, male pilot, they can find and train an equally intelligent, skilled, black pilot, who will function at the same level.

    Any fair comparison of the races would show that is not possible. They’ll find a few blacks among the 10%, but there’s no way they’ll find enough to “reflect their percentage in the population.” They will fail, and do so without any clue as to why. They’ll have no idea why the average airman sees these “leaders” as a group of incompetents.

    Ultimately, like other branches of service, this failure of leadership will make it harder to recruit and maintain competent personnel. Identity politics will destroy the military.

  24. Fighter Pilots Warn Of Newly Trained Pilots’ Lack Of Actual Flying Experience
    it takes a decade and between $6-10 million on average to train a fighter pilot.
    Would we better to off just giving the negro the money and save the aircraft.

    https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/35033/fighter-pilots-warn-of-lack-of-new-aviators-flying-experience-as-force-remodels-training

    • Replies: @Enoch Powell
    @bruce county

    Um... Yes.

    , @AR in Illinois
    @bruce county

    Good article....and not a groid or a woman to be found in any of the pics. And if either of those were responsible for those crashes I'm sure that wont be released...at least not officially.

    Replies: @bruce county, @loren, @Father O'Hara

  25. @anonymous
    Asian dexterity makes them better fighter pilots.

    https://media.defense.gov/2014/Oct/01/2000997710/1088/820/0/140919-Z-CH590-106.JPG

    Replies: @El Dato, @Aniion, @Patrick Boyle

    european love for extreme risk adventures make them the more skilled

    Piloting is only an extension of what europeans are

  26. And 99% of the winners in oficial tournament where china compeat with profesional paratroopers, pilots and in a semiprofesional levels with wingsuit and other sky sport activity are dominated completely by europeans

    • Replies: @Enoch Powell
    @Aniion

    If I were Chinese I'd rather be in a dog fight with an affirmative action selected black than a white guy selected on his competence.

  27. Perhaps the air force and other military branches are hoping that the increases in Artificial Intelligence will make up for the lack of intelligence in the cockpit. They figure that any knuckle dragger can play video games.

    • Agree: Father O'Hara
  28. @Aniion
    And 99% of the winners in oficial tournament where china compeat with profesional paratroopers, pilots and in a semiprofesional levels with wingsuit and other sky sport activity are dominated completely by europeans

    Replies: @Enoch Powell

    If I were Chinese I’d rather be in a dog fight with an affirmative action selected black than a white guy selected on his competence.

  29. @bruce county
    Fighter Pilots Warn Of Newly Trained Pilots' Lack Of Actual Flying Experience
    it takes a decade and between $6-10 million on average to train a fighter pilot.
    Would we better to off just giving the negro the money and save the aircraft.

    https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/35033/fighter-pilots-warn-of-lack-of-new-aviators-flying-experience-as-force-remodels-training

    Replies: @Enoch Powell, @AR in Illinois

    Um… Yes.

  30. @bruce county
    Fighter Pilots Warn Of Newly Trained Pilots' Lack Of Actual Flying Experience
    it takes a decade and between $6-10 million on average to train a fighter pilot.
    Would we better to off just giving the negro the money and save the aircraft.

    https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/35033/fighter-pilots-warn-of-lack-of-new-aviators-flying-experience-as-force-remodels-training

    Replies: @Enoch Powell, @AR in Illinois

    Good article….and not a groid or a woman to be found in any of the pics. And if either of those were responsible for those crashes I’m sure that wont be released…at least not officially.

    • Replies: @bruce county
    @AR in Illinois

    I think if the Air Force chooses to move in this direction let them go all out and let black airframe mechanics service the jets they want blacks to fly. Seriously...it shouldn't take a rocket scientist to maintain a 100 million dollar jet.

    What could go wrong?

    , @loren
    @AR in Illinois

    ttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kara_Hultgreen

    , @Father O'Hara
    @AR in Illinois

    Recall the woman who ran a Navy ship aground,the woman who crashed into another ship...crazy. Three men died in that latter incident.

    Replies: @AceDeuce

  31. Before I even took command of my service’s recruiting efforts this spring, Air Force leadership made it clear to me that improving diversity would be on the top of my to-do list.

    Maybe it’s because the Air Force leadership quickly recognized that you couldn’t pour piss out of your boot if the instructions were printed on the heel.

  32. Pleasantly surprised to learn that Brown is a very experienced pilot.

    Thomas has a degree in journalism, did less than a year of pilot training and seems never to have fully qualified, and immediately went into the Air Forces PR department.

    I’m willing to bet this is all Thomas (who’s white) and Brown (black) just nods and smiles and tries to run the Air Force.

  33. Martin Armstrong of Armstrong Economics and his trusty computer Socrates predict that Red China will become the world’s premier economic power in 2032. The US will also see a new form of government and possible breakup. This could be caused by economic collapse but also a loss in the major war. The alleged strength of diversity will see our military whooped and hopefully the final discrediting of our current obsession with equality. We’re not equal if you define equal to mean the we’re all the same. Different races and ethnicities and both sexes have their strengths and weaknesses. In the case of war, men should do the actual fighting because they do it better.

  34. @Lancelot_Link
    Poor Russia and China. I dont believe they have the stomachs for getting their best minds on task to focus on the diversity they lack and how to achieve it.

    ;)

    Replies: @Ris_Eruwaedhiel

    Pentagon study concluded that the US would lose a war with China or Russia.

    • Replies: @Lancelot_Link
    @Ris_Eruwaedhiel

    But if they work hard to close the "race gap" we might stand a fighting chance. ;)

  35. @AR in Illinois
    @bruce county

    Good article....and not a groid or a woman to be found in any of the pics. And if either of those were responsible for those crashes I'm sure that wont be released...at least not officially.

    Replies: @bruce county, @loren, @Father O'Hara

    I think if the Air Force chooses to move in this direction let them go all out and let black airframe mechanics service the jets they want blacks to fly. Seriously…it shouldn’t take a rocket scientist to maintain a 100 million dollar jet.

    What could go wrong?

  36. Walmart CEO: Business Roundtable members have new plans to fight historic racial injustice
    The 208 members of the Business Roundtable have new proposals about what more we can do to move the weight of racism that presses on people of color.
    Doug McMillonOpinion contributor USA TODAY

  37. @AR in Illinois
    @bruce county

    Good article....and not a groid or a woman to be found in any of the pics. And if either of those were responsible for those crashes I'm sure that wont be released...at least not officially.

    Replies: @bruce county, @loren, @Father O'Hara

    ttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kara_Hultgreen

  38. @usNthem
    I say dump all the White pilots and mechanics - give it ALL over to the pocs and wammin. They’re sure to out duel AI and hypersonic weapons and aircraft while at the same time keep their equipment in tip top shape. Just sit back and watch it all go down in flames. Can’t happen soon enough.

    Replies: @Cauchemar du Singe, @Father O'Hara

    If we got reports of pilot after pilot being downed and imprisoned in some war in a God forsaken shit hole,fighting to improve the portfolios of bagel chomping masturbators, and the pilots were BLACK,and female,and Latinx and Muslem and,best of all angry black females, I would smile and softly sing,”And I’m proud to be an American/ Where at least I can be free…”

    • Agree: Augustus
    • LOL: Kolya Krassotkin
    • Replies: @Bite Moi
    @Father O'Hara

    Father O'Hara-----We are gonna need roomer cockpits for those XXXXL Black females.They be queens.

    , @Cowtown Rebel
    @Father O'Hara

    For about a decade and a half, I've been saying that White Men should stop registering for the draft and forego military service. White Men had the almost exclusive privilege of fighting and dying for this Country for nearly 175 years until the Korean War. White Men should allow Women and Minorities to share in the guts and glory and give them a chance to display their bravery and shed their blood. For far too long, White Men have had the opportunity to live in luxurious tents and foxholes, dine on delicious Sea Rations and M.R.T. Cuisine, while having the exciting and exhilarating experience of bullets whizzing and artillery shells exploding around them. White Man!, you've had your turn! It's way past time that you stand aside and permit Women and Minorities the benefit of being placed in the same traumatizing and life altering situations that you've historically reserved for yourself!

    , @bruce county
    @Father O'Hara

    Ton Hanks would negotiate their freedom.

  39. @unit472
    There can be a problem when you attempt to marry a AA pilot with a high performance aircraft. This happened when the Navy sought to make Lt. Kara Hultgreen the 'first female combat pilot'. She died trying and destroyed a F-14 Tomcat in the process.

    Now there are male screw ups who just don't have the 'Right Stuff'. John McCain comes to mind only he just destroyed US Navy aircraft not himself with his poor flying skills but his father was a senior Admiral so he was allowed to get shot down in his A-4 over North Vietnam and, it was hoped, not bother the Navy anymore.

    I suspect this issue will go away as the next generation of high performance combat aircraft will not be manned but until that happens combat aircraft are too expensive to allow any but the most qualified and proficient pilots to fly them. There are less demanding aircraft for the less skilled to fly.

    Replies: @Dr. X, @Cowtown Rebel, @Alden

    Yep. Kara Hultgreen demonstrates that this has been going on for decades. Expect a LOT more of the same in the future:

    https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-1995-03-22-mn-45801-story.html

    • Agree: loren
  40. Hey! We might lose the next war because we lowered our standards. But look how diverse we are!

  41. @AR in Illinois
    @bruce county

    Good article....and not a groid or a woman to be found in any of the pics. And if either of those were responsible for those crashes I'm sure that wont be released...at least not officially.

    Replies: @bruce county, @loren, @Father O'Hara

    Recall the woman who ran a Navy ship aground,the woman who crashed into another ship…crazy. Three men died in that latter incident.

    • Replies: @AceDeuce
    @Father O'Hara

    I believe that a negro male was also involved in the one crash and "allowed to retire" or some slap on the wrist. It might have been the one where part of the crash was due to two of the female officers not communicating on the job because of a personal beef between them.

    The American military died in Vietnam.

  42. Before I even took command of my service’s recruiting efforts this spring, Air Force leadership made it clear to me that improving diversity would be on the top of my to-do list.

    The new USAF Chief of Staff is black, so this tasking is not surprising.

    “Improving diversity” is a euphemism “we need to cut down on the honkie population around here.”

    As for the Chinese military, even as a retiree from the US military, I like their recruiting ad far more than anything I ever saw regarding “Be all you can be,” “Army of One,” “Aim high – Air Force,” etc. See:

    Fighting China would be a very dumb move, but our glorious leaders seem to be intent upon doing it. They’ve forgotten the words of the former SecDef Robert Gates:

    “Any future defense secretary who advises the president to again send a big American land army into Asia or into the Middle East or Africa should ‘have his head examined,’ as General [Douglas] MacArthur so delicately put it.”

    Yet that is exactly what the USA is planning.

  43. @Bite Moi
    I just watched the 1970s classic "Blade Runner" with Harrison Ford. This futuristic,21 century,epic was oddly enough set in 2019.The good news is that we don't really have to fight with intelligent,self-aware,human appearing,cyborgs. The bad news is that we don't have totally cool,fusion powered flying cars and off world colonies....Guess we spent all the money on Negro uplift.

    Replies: @Joseph Doaks, @Swamp Fox

    “Guess we spent all the money on Negro uplift.”

    That and unnecessary wars.

    • Replies: @Bite Moi
    @Joseph Doaks

    "Unnecessary" wars are very necessary to keep campaign contributions flowing to politicians.,and provide lobbying jobs for retired generals. Why else would you use a 300 million dollar aircraft and 20 million dollars worth of ordinance to blow up some camel humper's mailbox?????

  44. @unit472
    There can be a problem when you attempt to marry a AA pilot with a high performance aircraft. This happened when the Navy sought to make Lt. Kara Hultgreen the 'first female combat pilot'. She died trying and destroyed a F-14 Tomcat in the process.

    Now there are male screw ups who just don't have the 'Right Stuff'. John McCain comes to mind only he just destroyed US Navy aircraft not himself with his poor flying skills but his father was a senior Admiral so he was allowed to get shot down in his A-4 over North Vietnam and, it was hoped, not bother the Navy anymore.

    I suspect this issue will go away as the next generation of high performance combat aircraft will not be manned but until that happens combat aircraft are too expensive to allow any but the most qualified and proficient pilots to fly them. There are less demanding aircraft for the less skilled to fly.

    Replies: @Dr. X, @Cowtown Rebel, @Alden

    Not just the A-4 that he was shot down in, but DID John McCain start the fire aboard U.S.S. Forrestal? “Snopes” says “nuh-uh.”

    https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/john-mccain-fire-uss-forrestal/

    Yet, it’s definitely McCain leaping from the cockpit of the plane that is directly in front of the aircraft that fired the initial errant missile. So, what seems to be in question is whether or not McCain wet-started his plane, something that he was reputedly known to do, or if the missile malfunctioned. Can you imagine what kind of shenanigans the Harlem Globe Sonic-Boomers would engage in? Their known propensity for displaying excessive exuberance over the least remarkable accomplishments (throwing a ball in a net, catching a ball, or using a word with more than two syllables) is well documented. So, their urge to do barrel rolls and loop the loops after graduating from flight school may be too strong for them to resist.

    On the topic of Naval vessels aflame. How about the supposed arson aboard the U.S.S. Bonhomme Richard? It took the Navy four days to extinguish a fire on board a vessel that was in port in San Diego. Can you imagine what would have happened if that ship had been attacked at sea? Take a look at the footage of the raging infernos aboard the decks of U.S. Carriers during WWII, where the ships had taken multiple Kamikaze hits but managed to stay afloat. I can’t envision today’s multi-culti, poly-gendered Naval personnel coping with and surviving that sort of onslaught. And, if they did manage to pull through, there wouldn’t be enough psyche-meds and therapy puppies to fill the demand.

  45. @Justvisiting
    China will just wait for the US to collapse from within.

    Any civilization stupid enough to promote racial "diversity" instead of merit will be headed for the dustbin of history sooner rather than later.

    There is no reason for the Chinese to waste the lives of their young men.

    Replies: @Augustus, @Bite Moi, @Patrick Boyle

    Justvisiting————-We’ll even provide the laugh track.

  46. @Father O'Hara
    @usNthem

    If we got reports of pilot after pilot being downed and imprisoned in some war in a God forsaken shit hole,fighting to improve the portfolios of bagel chomping masturbators, and the pilots were BLACK,and female,and Latinx and Muslem and,best of all angry black females, I would smile and softly sing,"And I'm proud to be an American/ Where at least I can be free..."

    Replies: @Bite Moi, @Cowtown Rebel, @bruce county

    Father O’Hara—–We are gonna need roomer cockpits for those XXXXL Black females.They be queens.

  47. @El Dato
    @anonymous

    I was just that the Zero Fighter was a super-lightweight construction.

    The future is Deep Neural Networks or Neuro-Fuzzy things with symbolic AI on the side or whatever.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IOJhgC1ksNU

    Callsign "Banger" not making a good impression against that Cylon in the simulator.

    Replies: @Bite Moi

    El Dato———–Skynet is developed in response to Affirmative Action incompetence.Works better than expected.

  48. “ To be clear, the Air and Space Forces are not setting quotas based on race or gender. “
    – Major General Ed Thomas

    “ Never believe anything in politics until it has been officially denied.”
    – Reichskanzler Otto von Bismarck

    • LOL: WSG
  49. @Father O'Hara
    @usNthem

    If we got reports of pilot after pilot being downed and imprisoned in some war in a God forsaken shit hole,fighting to improve the portfolios of bagel chomping masturbators, and the pilots were BLACK,and female,and Latinx and Muslem and,best of all angry black females, I would smile and softly sing,"And I'm proud to be an American/ Where at least I can be free..."

    Replies: @Bite Moi, @Cowtown Rebel, @bruce county

    For about a decade and a half, I’ve been saying that White Men should stop registering for the draft and forego military service. White Men had the almost exclusive privilege of fighting and dying for this Country for nearly 175 years until the Korean War. White Men should allow Women and Minorities to share in the guts and glory and give them a chance to display their bravery and shed their blood. For far too long, White Men have had the opportunity to live in luxurious tents and foxholes, dine on delicious Sea Rations and M.R.T. Cuisine, while having the exciting and exhilarating experience of bullets whizzing and artillery shells exploding around them. White Man!, you’ve had your turn! It’s way past time that you stand aside and permit Women and Minorities the benefit of being placed in the same traumatizing and life altering situations that you’ve historically reserved for yourself!

    • Agree: Alden
  50. As elsewhere, the controllers of the military culture have had the hose on for years. Look here how they trash Charles Lindbergh. Then look around for any defense of Lindbergh when he gets smeared in HBO’s Plot Against America.

    https://www.airforcemag.com/PDF/MagazineArchive/Magazine%20Documents/2014/August%202014/0814lindbergh.pdf

    • Replies: @loren
    @thotmonger

    why? how?

    also how many black and muslim infiltrators have been killing while in US military?

    wrt--The top generals are going to be very smart indeed. ...or maybe they know office politix and azz kissin.

    no real Nobel Prizes,--barrys was real. a real handout.

  51. @Cool Daddy Jimbo
    I didn't used to worry about silliness such as this. We were the world's only superpower and if we burnt up a few billion dollars on projects that actually decreased our readiness, so what? We were the world's only superpower. Now, I'm not so confident.

    Replies: @Hippopotamusdrome

    We were the world’s only superpower

    America is a majority White country. Are you therefore a White Supremecist? Retract your statement and say “India is the world’s only superpower, because diversity is their strength”, or your social credit score will be deducted by 100.

  52. @Cauchemar du Singe
    @usNthem

    When fighter aircraft are rigged out with landing gear consisting of 22 inch spinning rims and metallic orange paint jobs they will be able to escape hypersonic missiles by confusing their tracking radar.
    Other alterations to aircraft will include stronger ejection seat rockets able to lift 350 pound Black female pilots, an awl.
    Helmets and oxygen masks will be modified to accomodate dreadlocks, afros and beards.
    FUBU will get Minority Preference for provision of FLY flight suits.

    The USA is doomed, on multiple fronts.
    Head for the hills.
    Do it very soon.

    The hilarity among Chinese and Russian military command staff, upon reading the referenced diversity whackiness, must be such that they laugh until they piss their pants.

    Replies: @Cowtown Rebel, @Alden

    I think that they’ve figured out how to equip their pimped out, Low-Flyers with ghetto blasters that will emit sonic Bass waves causing Russian and Chinese cities to crumble into ruin from the incessant reverberation echoing from above. That is the secret weapon that Donald Turnip hopes that he never has to use. He, along with top Pentagon Officials and Aerospace Engineers, worked with Kunte Kanye West, Ice Cubert, Two Cents and leading Wakandan Stereo Technicians to develop this terrifyingly devastating technology.

  53. I’ve said it before, if you want to bring the whole rotten system down, white boycott of the military.

  54. This move fulfills my wish to see F-22s with gold-plated “spinner” rims.

  55. @anonymous
    Asian dexterity makes them better fighter pilots.

    https://media.defense.gov/2014/Oct/01/2000997710/1088/820/0/140919-Z-CH590-106.JPG

    Replies: @El Dato, @Aniion, @Patrick Boyle

    No, race is important in being a fighter pilot or at least in being a WWII fighter pilot. But not in the way you probably imagine.

    I made a video about this about seven years ago. You might find it relevant.

    • Thanks: Non PC Infidel, Raccoon
    • Replies: @pecosbill
    @Patrick Boyle

    Good points made in the vid to put the Red Tails in correct perspective and balance. The presentation falls apart toward the end however when Mr. Disturbing Ideas went off the rails. So we drop the IQ tests and merely administer visual acuity exams? Not cited were the statistical analyses that show visual sharpness predicts superior piloting skills. More confident blacks would lead to better pilots? Again, where are the predictive studies. There should be plenty if this were a serious characteristic. More likely over confidence leads to disaster and lack of discipline, one of the arguments Mr. Disturbing makes.

    There are some antidotes about superior vision and high quality piloting skills. Chuck Yeager exceptional WWII fighter pilot and wing commander had 20/10 vision. Thus he picked out German planes before most of the others could. Babe Ruth was a power hitter and home run king because of his superior vision.

    In consulting one air force pilot requirements page, I was shocked to find that one could become a pilot recruit with 20/70 uncorrected vision correctable to 20/20. So the 'Air Farce' doesn't put extraordinary weight on one vision factor.

    Black domination of American basketball has been hashed endlessly. Yet for all the hype to superior black players, it's difficult to explain such whites as recently the Amazing Luka Donnic, and many others like of course Byrd, Pete Maravich and so on.

    BTW the NFL combine has shown non-predictive of eventual success in the NFL either.

    Mr. Disturbing Ideas needs to go back to the drawing board.

  56. anon[376] • Disclaimer says:
    @loren
    die versity


    https://townhall.com/columnists/walterewilliams/2020/10/21/disgusting-professorial-teachings-n2578378

    The University of Pennsylvania pays its chief (they have more than one?) Diversity Officer $580,000 a year.

    Replies: @anon

    Awww, have some sympathy for that poor, poor, Ivy League Diversity Officer.
    That D.O. takes in a top line of $580,000 annually.
    But the expenses!

    To keep that sweet no-work gig, the D.O. has to grease a lotta palms.
    – big donation to SPLC.
    – big donation back to U. PA.
    – every major Democrat in Philly (as the D.O. is instructed)
    – Planned Parenthood donation
    – DNC
    – front organizations that implement Democrat vote fraud in PA and across the Northeastern states.
    – etc., etc., etc.
    We must have compassion for the plight of this poor, poor, money launderer, errr, I mean Diversity Officer.
    The bottom line is borderline poverty line.
    As it is for any street punk pawn in any organized crime endeavor.

  57. @Justvisiting
    China will just wait for the US to collapse from within.

    Any civilization stupid enough to promote racial "diversity" instead of merit will be headed for the dustbin of history sooner rather than later.

    There is no reason for the Chinese to waste the lives of their young men.

    Replies: @Augustus, @Bite Moi, @Patrick Boyle

    The reason so many of the pilots are white is very simple. The Air Force qualification test is pretty much an IQ test. See my video on the Tuskegee Airmen lower down in this thread.

    Remember Johnathan Petersen says the armed services have determined that they need no one with an IQ below 84. Since the average IQ of black Americans is 85. It means approximately half of all blacks will not qualify for any of the services. That’s for the average trooper, sailor or pilot. Pilots aren’t average. The Air Force unlike other nations only lets officers fly those super expensive planes.

    Officers are expected to be smarter. The top generals are going to be very smart indeed. I don’t do actual research for a blog comment so I don’t know the average IQ of a US fighter pilot but let’s say 130 to make the arithmetic easier (probably too high). At that level only about 2.3% of all people will qualify. Among blacks only 0.13% would qualify. The discrepancy in IQ increases the further from the mean you go. That’s 17 times more. That’s just the way that probability density distributions work – asymptotic tails. It’s the reason there are essentially no really high IQ blacks: no real Nobel Prizes, no Fields Medals.

  58. @Father O'Hara
    @usNthem

    If we got reports of pilot after pilot being downed and imprisoned in some war in a God forsaken shit hole,fighting to improve the portfolios of bagel chomping masturbators, and the pilots were BLACK,and female,and Latinx and Muslem and,best of all angry black females, I would smile and softly sing,"And I'm proud to be an American/ Where at least I can be free..."

    Replies: @Bite Moi, @Cowtown Rebel, @bruce county

    Ton Hanks would negotiate their freedom.

  59. @Ris_Eruwaedhiel
    @Lancelot_Link

    Pentagon study concluded that the US would lose a war with China or Russia.

    Replies: @Lancelot_Link

    But if they work hard to close the “race gap” we might stand a fighting chance. 😉

  60. @Father O'Hara
    @AR in Illinois

    Recall the woman who ran a Navy ship aground,the woman who crashed into another ship...crazy. Three men died in that latter incident.

    Replies: @AceDeuce

    I believe that a negro male was also involved in the one crash and “allowed to retire” or some slap on the wrist. It might have been the one where part of the crash was due to two of the female officers not communicating on the job because of a personal beef between them.

    The American military died in Vietnam.

  61. The USAF can try to put more non-whites into cockpits, but if the ones they put through Undergraduate Pilot Training (UPT) aren’t up to the task, the planes will crash. It’s that simple. In an office or production environment Whitey can be forced to pick up the slack of Daquan and Shamika, but if the latter are put in control of aircraft, you’ll soon have smoking craters on the ground.

    After careful selection of potential candidates, the current school pipeline starts with Initial Flight Training (IFT) just outside of Pueblo, CO. See:

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

    I’ve read that a third of the student pilots are eliminated at this stage. Then it’s on to UPT, which goes on for a year, and usually another third will be eliminated there as well. In UPT you’re under constant stress, training days are 12 hours long (and may start as early as 3 a.m. or as late as 11 — which means you won’t be released until 11 p.m. that night) and there’s never enough time to thoroughly study everything being thrown at you very rapidly. One instructor likened it to trying to drink from a fire hose, and that’s very accurate. You must be both very smart and possess natural flying talent to succeed.

    I recall instructors talking about a guy in a previous class who always maxed the written tests and led study sessions with his fellow student pilots. In the cockpit, however, he just couldn’t get it together and he was eliminated. Brains will help you get in but there’s no getting to the finish line without flying skills.

    There is no “grading on a curve.” You either do excellently or you’re gone.

    Upon completion of UPT student pilots receive their wings, but training continues elsewhere on a particular type of aircraft, such as an A-10, C-17, etc. An instructor in my UPT class, teaching an initial block of instruction on navigation and instruments, encouraged us to pay very close attention, saying that the biggest reason for elimination of student pilots in training on F-15s, C-141s (this was a while ago — those aircraft are long gone), etc., is because they just can’t wrap their heads around navigation and instruments. They can fly the aircraft, but if they can’t master navigation and instruments, they get eliminated.

    When one finally arrives at a flying squadron, there’s still more training, upgrades, exercises, familiarization with the local flying conditions, enemy threats, etc., plus training to be a flight leader and, eventually, a squadron commander. It’s tremendously hard and there’s no way to fake or bluff your way through it.

    Anyone who thinks it’s just like the movies in which the handsome actor jets around the sky with an aerial hot rod and, between flights, charms the beautiful actress who can’t resist his advances, has no idea what he’s getting into. It’s a hell of a lot of demanding work and screw-ups are punished with death in flaming holes in the ground.

    • Replies: @William Badwhite
    @Piglet


    Daquan and Shamika, but if the latter are put in control of aircraft, you’ll soon have smoking craters on the ground.
     
    Which will be because of racism and some instructor and maybe a commander will be punished.


    You either do excellently or you’re gone.
     
    Not if you're black. The instructors will be punished for failing blacks, giving them poor grades on check rides, etc. If you want to see how this will work in practice, look at how the AF/Navy has dealt with female pilots. If they fall behind its because of sexism and some O-3 instructor is to blame.

    I don't know what you flew, but surely you know there is a big difference between flying an airplane in a manner that more or less doesn't get you killed, and in flying an airplane really really well and maximizing its utility as a weapon. The women are typically the former, and are simply carried along, like luggage. It will be the same with the AA blacks. There are currently black fighter pilots and they're generally pretty good, they're just not present anywhere close to their proportion of the population, 13% or whatever it is.

    Replies: @Piglet

  62. I think this blog works too well. PK just has to mention a shit show and “Boom” it happens..

    US Navy: 2 onboard training plane killed in Alabama crash.

    No indication what species was on the flight deck at the time.

    https://www.newsobserver.com/news/politics-government/national-politics/article246678727.html

    • Replies: @Piglet
    @bruce county

    The deceased won't be identified until the next of kin are notified. Grim business.

    Most likely the aircraft had an instructor and student on board. Bad things happen very rapidly in aircraft and sometimes there's just no escaping a bad outcome.

    Replies: @Piglet

  63. @thotmonger
    As elsewhere, the controllers of the military culture have had the hose on for years. Look here how they trash Charles Lindbergh. Then look around for any defense of Lindbergh when he gets smeared in HBO's Plot Against America.

    https://www.airforcemag.com/PDF/MagazineArchive/Magazine%20Documents/2014/August%202014/0814lindbergh.pdf

    Replies: @loren

    why? how?

    also how many black and muslim infiltrators have been killing while in US military?

    wrt–The top generals are going to be very smart indeed. …or maybe they know office politix and azz kissin.

    no real Nobel Prizes,–barrys was real. a real handout.

  64. It’s obviously a polite way of saying that as we are running out of cannon fodder, we need to look further afield for volunteers. Whites have had enough, so now they’re scrapping the barrel looking for leftovers. Unless they can do a “terminator”, and have ai fighting machines doing the grunt work. Which I think is illegal, although that should not stop the US.

  65. @Piglet
    The USAF can try to put more non-whites into cockpits, but if the ones they put through Undergraduate Pilot Training (UPT) aren't up to the task, the planes will crash. It's that simple. In an office or production environment Whitey can be forced to pick up the slack of Daquan and Shamika, but if the latter are put in control of aircraft, you'll soon have smoking craters on the ground.

    After careful selection of potential candidates, the current school pipeline starts with Initial Flight Training (IFT) just outside of Pueblo, CO. See:

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

    I've read that a third of the student pilots are eliminated at this stage. Then it's on to UPT, which goes on for a year, and usually another third will be eliminated there as well. In UPT you're under constant stress, training days are 12 hours long (and may start as early as 3 a.m. or as late as 11 -- which means you won't be released until 11 p.m. that night) and there's never enough time to thoroughly study everything being thrown at you very rapidly. One instructor likened it to trying to drink from a fire hose, and that's very accurate. You must be both very smart and possess natural flying talent to succeed.

    I recall instructors talking about a guy in a previous class who always maxed the written tests and led study sessions with his fellow student pilots. In the cockpit, however, he just couldn't get it together and he was eliminated. Brains will help you get in but there's no getting to the finish line without flying skills.

    There is no "grading on a curve." You either do excellently or you're gone.

    Upon completion of UPT student pilots receive their wings, but training continues elsewhere on a particular type of aircraft, such as an A-10, C-17, etc. An instructor in my UPT class, teaching an initial block of instruction on navigation and instruments, encouraged us to pay very close attention, saying that the biggest reason for elimination of student pilots in training on F-15s, C-141s (this was a while ago -- those aircraft are long gone), etc., is because they just can't wrap their heads around navigation and instruments. They can fly the aircraft, but if they can't master navigation and instruments, they get eliminated.

    When one finally arrives at a flying squadron, there's still more training, upgrades, exercises, familiarization with the local flying conditions, enemy threats, etc., plus training to be a flight leader and, eventually, a squadron commander. It's tremendously hard and there's no way to fake or bluff your way through it.

    Anyone who thinks it's just like the movies in which the handsome actor jets around the sky with an aerial hot rod and, between flights, charms the beautiful actress who can't resist his advances, has no idea what he's getting into. It's a hell of a lot of demanding work and screw-ups are punished with death in flaming holes in the ground.

    Replies: @William Badwhite

    Daquan and Shamika, but if the latter are put in control of aircraft, you’ll soon have smoking craters on the ground.

    Which will be because of racism and some instructor and maybe a commander will be punished.

    You either do excellently or you’re gone.

    Not if you’re black. The instructors will be punished for failing blacks, giving them poor grades on check rides, etc. If you want to see how this will work in practice, look at how the AF/Navy has dealt with female pilots. If they fall behind its because of sexism and some O-3 instructor is to blame.

    I don’t know what you flew, but surely you know there is a big difference between flying an airplane in a manner that more or less doesn’t get you killed, and in flying an airplane really really well and maximizing its utility as a weapon. The women are typically the former, and are simply carried along, like luggage. It will be the same with the AA blacks. There are currently black fighter pilots and they’re generally pretty good, they’re just not present anywhere close to their proportion of the population, 13% or whatever it is.

    • Replies: @Piglet
    @William Badwhite


    I don’t know what you flew, but surely you know there is a big difference between flying an airplane in a manner that more or less doesn’t get you killed, and in flying an airplane really really well and maximizing its utility as a weapon.
     
    Believe me, you can very easily get killed flying training aircraft too. One day I counted up the number of ways you could get killed in a T-37 and I think the number was about 60. Every Wednesday morning we student pilots would get a safety briefing that often covered a recent accident, and often those accidents involved training aircraft. Additionally, there were automated 35mm slide shows we were required to attend between classes and training flights. I can still hear the monotone recorded voice beginning the slide show with "Class A mishap at another ATC base. Pilot was fatally injured." (ATC was Air Training Command, now AETC -- Air Education & Training Command.)

    The women are typically the former, and are simply carried along, like luggage.
     
    One instructor I met had been at the base when the first female student pilots arrived. Prior to their arrival it was made clear from high above (probably HQ ATC, if not HQ USAF) that all of them would graduate. He said about half of them were pretty good while the other half, had they been males, would have been dropped. One of the latter group ended up being assigned as a copilot on a KC-135 aerial tanker and it was clear she would never upgrade to aircraft commander.

    By the time I arrived there were female student pilots but they were still rare. One was briefly assigned to my flight (each class of about 70 students was split into two flights) because she had gone before a Faculty Board (aka Fac Board) and had been one of the lucky ones -- instead of being eliminated by the board, she was given another chance. She was moved back from her own class to ours (classes were six weeks apart) but was gone within the week. It's not like all is forgiven. You're given a review flight and then a Final Progress Check to determine if you have any possibility of completing UPT, and if you blow that, then it's back in front of the board and you're out. I recall the boards were meeting several times a week and during a year perhaps as many as four might be reinstated in training, but there was still that next review flight and FPC to get through, and you could end up being dropped just the same.

    My flight was made up of a lot of people with smarts and prior flying experience, so attrition was fairly light. Our sister flight, however, got creamed. A few years ago I met a fellow who'd gone to UPT at Vance AFB, OK, a year before I entered UPT and only 16 out of 64 in his class graduated, for a 75% elimination rate.

    When my class first arrived we gathered at the Officers Club where we were "finger printed," but it wasn't our finger prints being copied. Instead they "foot printed" us. That's because when you crash and burn (and your body gets shredded and burned up), the bottoms of your feet -- which may no longer be attached to your body -- may be used to ID you. I remember the wing commander being there, cheerfully wishing us well and hoping that we'd all graduate. He added there had never been a class in which everyone graduated, but he hoped we'd be the first. That didn't happen by a long shot, and the class that followed ours was just plain decimated.

    It will be the same with the AA blacks.
     
    My flight commander was black, as was one of my classmates. They were very good, certainly better than I was, but blacks were very rare there. The flying training squadrons, both students and instructors, were almost entirely made up of young white males. That was a long time ago, however, and I don't know what they look like today.
  66. @bruce county
    I think this blog works too well. PK just has to mention a shit show and "Boom" it happens..

    US Navy: 2 onboard training plane killed in Alabama crash.

    No indication what species was on the flight deck at the time.

    https://www.newsobserver.com/news/politics-government/national-politics/article246678727.html

    Replies: @Piglet

    The deceased won’t be identified until the next of kin are notified. Grim business.

    Most likely the aircraft had an instructor and student on board. Bad things happen very rapidly in aircraft and sometimes there’s just no escaping a bad outcome.

    • Replies: @Piglet
    @Piglet

    The two aviators have been identified. The instructor pilot was a female Navy officer and the student pilot was a female Coast Guard officer.

    The cause of the crash hasn't been released and it never will be either.

  67. @unit472
    There can be a problem when you attempt to marry a AA pilot with a high performance aircraft. This happened when the Navy sought to make Lt. Kara Hultgreen the 'first female combat pilot'. She died trying and destroyed a F-14 Tomcat in the process.

    Now there are male screw ups who just don't have the 'Right Stuff'. John McCain comes to mind only he just destroyed US Navy aircraft not himself with his poor flying skills but his father was a senior Admiral so he was allowed to get shot down in his A-4 over North Vietnam and, it was hoped, not bother the Navy anymore.

    I suspect this issue will go away as the next generation of high performance combat aircraft will not be manned but until that happens combat aircraft are too expensive to allow any but the most qualified and proficient pilots to fly them. There are less demanding aircraft for the less skilled to fly.

    Replies: @Dr. X, @Cowtown Rebel, @Alden

    You’re right. Military aircraft is far more complicated than civilian aircraft. Even the transport planes. The testing process only selects the very best qualified. Few have the peripheral eyesight spatial relations eye hand mind coordination and other rare abilities to become military pilots .

  68. @Cauchemar du Singe
    @usNthem

    When fighter aircraft are rigged out with landing gear consisting of 22 inch spinning rims and metallic orange paint jobs they will be able to escape hypersonic missiles by confusing their tracking radar.
    Other alterations to aircraft will include stronger ejection seat rockets able to lift 350 pound Black female pilots, an awl.
    Helmets and oxygen masks will be modified to accomodate dreadlocks, afros and beards.
    FUBU will get Minority Preference for provision of FLY flight suits.

    The USA is doomed, on multiple fronts.
    Head for the hills.
    Do it very soon.

    The hilarity among Chinese and Russian military command staff, upon reading the referenced diversity whackiness, must be such that they laugh until they piss their pants.

    Replies: @Cowtown Rebel, @Alden

    They’ll have to expand the cabin and build extra wide seats for the black female pilots.

    • LOL: Mr. Rational
  69. @Patrick Boyle
    @anonymous

    No, race is important in being a fighter pilot or at least in being a WWII fighter pilot. But not in the way you probably imagine.

    I made a video about this about seven years ago. You might find it relevant.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7eblBipv4Q4&t=1s&ab_channel=PatrickBoyle

    Replies: @pecosbill

    Good points made in the vid to put the Red Tails in correct perspective and balance. The presentation falls apart toward the end however when Mr. Disturbing Ideas went off the rails. So we drop the IQ tests and merely administer visual acuity exams? Not cited were the statistical analyses that show visual sharpness predicts superior piloting skills. More confident blacks would lead to better pilots? Again, where are the predictive studies. There should be plenty if this were a serious characteristic. More likely over confidence leads to disaster and lack of discipline, one of the arguments Mr. Disturbing makes.

    There are some antidotes about superior vision and high quality piloting skills. Chuck Yeager exceptional WWII fighter pilot and wing commander had 20/10 vision. Thus he picked out German planes before most of the others could. Babe Ruth was a power hitter and home run king because of his superior vision.

    In consulting one air force pilot requirements page, I was shocked to find that one could become a pilot recruit with 20/70 uncorrected vision correctable to 20/20. So the ‘Air Farce’ doesn’t put extraordinary weight on one vision factor.

    Black domination of American basketball has been hashed endlessly. Yet for all the hype to superior black players, it’s difficult to explain such whites as recently the Amazing Luka Donnic, and many others like of course Byrd, Pete Maravich and so on.

    BTW the NFL combine has shown non-predictive of eventual success in the NFL either.

    Mr. Disturbing Ideas needs to go back to the drawing board.

  70. @Piglet
    @bruce county

    The deceased won't be identified until the next of kin are notified. Grim business.

    Most likely the aircraft had an instructor and student on board. Bad things happen very rapidly in aircraft and sometimes there's just no escaping a bad outcome.

    Replies: @Piglet

    The two aviators have been identified. The instructor pilot was a female Navy officer and the student pilot was a female Coast Guard officer.

    The cause of the crash hasn’t been released and it never will be either.

    • Thanks: bruce county, Female in FL
  71. @Joseph Doaks
    @Bite Moi

    "Guess we spent all the money on Negro uplift."

    That and unnecessary wars.

    Replies: @Bite Moi

    “Unnecessary” wars are very necessary to keep campaign contributions flowing to politicians.,and provide lobbying jobs for retired generals. Why else would you use a 300 million dollar aircraft and 20 million dollars worth of ordinance to blow up some camel humper’s mailbox?????

    • LOL: Augustus
  72. @William Badwhite
    @Piglet


    Daquan and Shamika, but if the latter are put in control of aircraft, you’ll soon have smoking craters on the ground.
     
    Which will be because of racism and some instructor and maybe a commander will be punished.


    You either do excellently or you’re gone.
     
    Not if you're black. The instructors will be punished for failing blacks, giving them poor grades on check rides, etc. If you want to see how this will work in practice, look at how the AF/Navy has dealt with female pilots. If they fall behind its because of sexism and some O-3 instructor is to blame.

    I don't know what you flew, but surely you know there is a big difference between flying an airplane in a manner that more or less doesn't get you killed, and in flying an airplane really really well and maximizing its utility as a weapon. The women are typically the former, and are simply carried along, like luggage. It will be the same with the AA blacks. There are currently black fighter pilots and they're generally pretty good, they're just not present anywhere close to their proportion of the population, 13% or whatever it is.

    Replies: @Piglet

    I don’t know what you flew, but surely you know there is a big difference between flying an airplane in a manner that more or less doesn’t get you killed, and in flying an airplane really really well and maximizing its utility as a weapon.

    Believe me, you can very easily get killed flying training aircraft too. One day I counted up the number of ways you could get killed in a T-37 and I think the number was about 60. Every Wednesday morning we student pilots would get a safety briefing that often covered a recent accident, and often those accidents involved training aircraft. Additionally, there were automated 35mm slide shows we were required to attend between classes and training flights. I can still hear the monotone recorded voice beginning the slide show with “Class A mishap at another ATC base. Pilot was fatally injured.” (ATC was Air Training Command, now AETC — Air Education & Training Command.)

    The women are typically the former, and are simply carried along, like luggage.

    One instructor I met had been at the base when the first female student pilots arrived. Prior to their arrival it was made clear from high above (probably HQ ATC, if not HQ USAF) that all of them would graduate. He said about half of them were pretty good while the other half, had they been males, would have been dropped. One of the latter group ended up being assigned as a copilot on a KC-135 aerial tanker and it was clear she would never upgrade to aircraft commander.

    By the time I arrived there were female student pilots but they were still rare. One was briefly assigned to my flight (each class of about 70 students was split into two flights) because she had gone before a Faculty Board (aka Fac Board) and had been one of the lucky ones — instead of being eliminated by the board, she was given another chance. She was moved back from her own class to ours (classes were six weeks apart) but was gone within the week. It’s not like all is forgiven. You’re given a review flight and then a Final Progress Check to determine if you have any possibility of completing UPT, and if you blow that, then it’s back in front of the board and you’re out. I recall the boards were meeting several times a week and during a year perhaps as many as four might be reinstated in training, but there was still that next review flight and FPC to get through, and you could end up being dropped just the same.

    My flight was made up of a lot of people with smarts and prior flying experience, so attrition was fairly light. Our sister flight, however, got creamed. A few years ago I met a fellow who’d gone to UPT at Vance AFB, OK, a year before I entered UPT and only 16 out of 64 in his class graduated, for a 75% elimination rate.

    When my class first arrived we gathered at the Officers Club where we were “finger printed,” but it wasn’t our finger prints being copied. Instead they “foot printed” us. That’s because when you crash and burn (and your body gets shredded and burned up), the bottoms of your feet — which may no longer be attached to your body — may be used to ID you. I remember the wing commander being there, cheerfully wishing us well and hoping that we’d all graduate. He added there had never been a class in which everyone graduated, but he hoped we’d be the first. That didn’t happen by a long shot, and the class that followed ours was just plain decimated.

    It will be the same with the AA blacks.

    My flight commander was black, as was one of my classmates. They were very good, certainly better than I was, but blacks were very rare there. The flying training squadrons, both students and instructors, were almost entirely made up of young white males. That was a long time ago, however, and I don’t know what they look like today.

  73. @Bite Moi
    I just watched the 1970s classic "Blade Runner" with Harrison Ford. This futuristic,21 century,epic was oddly enough set in 2019.The good news is that we don't really have to fight with intelligent,self-aware,human appearing,cyborgs. The bad news is that we don't have totally cool,fusion powered flying cars and off world colonies....Guess we spent all the money on Negro uplift.

    Replies: @Joseph Doaks, @Swamp Fox

    1982.

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