I just got back to my real job (F-16 Crew Chief) in the Air Force after a successful 4 year tour at Lackland, and I have noticed over the past couple months our manning is awful. I'm expediting, and have usually 10 or 11 people on day shift for 12 jets on the schedule + 2 spares. Swing shift has usually 8 people, but a lot of the time, someone has an appointment or PT test the next day, so they end up with 6 crew chiefs covering 12 jets, plus anything that is broke. Is it this bad everywhere? Does anyone notice or care? I have noticed our leadership really doesn't bat an eye because we make miracles happen every day, and get the jets in the air. But, it's at the expense of training young airmen, and quality work.
Keep doing less with less and wind up flying less!
Manning definately got to be in the conversation for best QB of this generation. Until, he win another ship though. Rainmaker put him at number 2 behind Brady.
It's been an issue for some for well over a decade, at the least.
When I came in back in 2001 we had around 80 crew chiefs in the AMU. My current AMU has 38. We are flying the same amount of sorties annually.
There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)