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Department of Defense

Wasteful airtravel

Air Force and Navy General Officer and Wing commanders waste on average 30~50K a month just to maintain their flight currency so they can continue to receive flight pay even though they will never fly a combat sorite again due to their rank and position. They add additional flight hours to combat jets, cause 2 jets to be taken out of the training cycle (need a backup jet in case the primary is borken) and burn unneeded jet fuel. Suggest removing them from eligibility to receive flight pay once they are in a command billet.

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Idea No. 5475