relaunched every other month.
Oh ..... wait.
criminal! Has such a thing ever happened before?
One of the best Angelotti "revenge" moves. You're welcome!
As Jackie Gleason (and Bob Prince, longtime voice of the Pittsburgh Pirates) used to say, "how sweet it is!".
...banner that says "FLYOVER, SEQUESTER-STYLE" at the next home game?
As I understand it, flyovers by military aircraft are looked at as an Air Force or Navy promotional/recruiting expense, and the flight hours used are part of routine training that would have been flown either way.
they be subject to sequester? Why not scrap a Monday morning tower fly by instead? (yes all I really know about military flight I learned from Top Gun)
carries more political visibility.
they couldn't justify it as training or practice
take the place of the 2nd half pilot introduction/salute?
Those are the folks who invent the high tech stuff that gives our soldiers an edge on the battlefield.
"Suppose you were an idiot, and suppose you were a member of Congress...but I repeat myself." Mark Twain
Those civilians would lose approximately three weeks worth of pay over the remainder of 2013. Our soldiers should be able to maintain the edge despite these folks having to take one day each pay period off.
That's a well qualified guess from someone who worked there. Most of the DoD civilians and contractors at these labs are secretaries, support staff, or contractors who contribute nothing more than red tape to actual R&D.
If you work at one of those labs and are personally affected I'm sorry for you and wish you luck, but maybe you shouldn't have all been playing solitaire 25 hours a week and mooching off of the taxpayer while I walked your halls for a year.
and remove solitaire from the computers before deploying them.
The other team won't have a chance
I agree with the comment below; it's a scare tactic and nothing else. Cut it if you must.
paths. Flyovers at no cost to you!
Than the paltry 2% in the government growth rate under sequester. I can live with this.
Because Alumni sux.
Keenan and Stanford. Most people think it's the same dorm anyway.
You could eliminate half the jobs in DC and the only people who would notice are the slugs who lose their paychecks.
training time, logging of flight time, etc. As it seems they were not, then they should be cut. Maybe someone can link the two of them together in the future to get them back.
Even if our squadrons cut back on dollars for training, they likely have plenty leftover.
My former Navy squadron had daily P-3 flights for which the mission was clearly labeled 'DFW'. That stands for designated fuel waste.
All of these squadrons have fuel budgets, and they all practice the 'use it or lose it' mentality. If they don't use 100% of dollars given this year, they'll get less next year.
This is no different than the other department heads who have gone on TV in the past week predicting doom when dollars are lost.
The cuts need to be made. I will miss the flyovers...maybe they can figure a way for host venues to pick up the tab.
DOD is reducing training flying as a result of sequestration.
It was a tailgater flyover long before the game started.
Was the day before when they did several practice runs in the middle of my round on the Warren course - best rush I've ever had during a round of golf
Monday. The cows were not amused though, they didn't stampede but it did freak them out.
was at an AF/ND game in Colorado Springs about 15-20 years ago. First came four P51 Mustangs and they came in real low. The sound of those Rolls Royce engines brought tears to your eyes. You don't forget that sound. They were followed by four F16s. Another time a B1 bomber came in so low I thought it was going to hit the press box. They do have great flyovers there. It helps to be the AF Academy with Petersen AF base close by.
everything they had overhead.
very low over campus. I am sure someone got their ass busted for that, but it was incredible.
I was sure we were being attacked by Protestants.