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February 22, 2005

What's it take to have "The Right Stuff?"

Instapilot Sends:

AND YOU THOUGHT THE AIRBORNE SHUFFLE WAS COOL...

The Army likes to practice marching, which has some utility to getting large numbers of ground combat elements from one place to another rapidly and in a coordinated way. The Air Force, on the other hand, operating in a more fluid and dynamic three-dimensional environment, molds its leaders from a very early age to remain fluid themselves, flexible (extremely flexible), and display an ability to change tempo, direction and position rapidly...absolutely critical for today's--and tomorrow's--air combat leaders.

Attached is a demonstration of how this ability is being honed to a fine edge in our future fighting airmen at the premier western technical college at the base of the Colorado Rockies.

Oh, yass.

Instapilot sends.

Here at the Castle, we have Air Force training audition videos from Duty's personal stash... used like US Army videos from the Combat Training Centers to evaluate performance.

It's a thorough program.

First off - here's a video of an Air Force enlisted guy auditioning (yep, auditioning) for admission to the Academy...

Why audition? Well, like the Instapilot said, the Air Force "molds its leaders from a very early age to remain fluid themselves, flexible (extremely flexible), and display an ability to change tempo, direction and position rapidly."

Like this proto-officer at Zoomie U near Colorado Springs. (Loooong file. Right click and save as) Plus - this eats up a lot of space, so it may not be available forever - steal it now if you want it.