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Flying hour program paradigm shift

Allow wing/group and squadron leadership throughout the Air Force to make smart and non-retributional decisions about flying hours. If a squadron/group/wing has achieved its training objectives for the FY, they should not be compelled to fly hours for the sake of zeroing a balance sheet.

 

On the flipside, leaders should not feel compelled to force poor ORM decisions while making extraordinary efforts to make up hours toward achieving the flying hour program goal. "Extraordinary" being defined as extending the flying day, flying on what would be a no-fly day, flying in poor weather, flying with no training being accomplished, and, at the extreme end: forcing pilots into unsafe situations for the sake of flying hours.

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Idea No. 13866