So IOT&E won't start for another year but the USAF has declared IOC and their F-35s are "operational."
What's wrong with that picture? The jet is in operation before testing has...
I'll bet the personal injury lawyers are falling all over themselves to sign up that pax and sue UAL!
Ah... another new general position. Just what we need - more generals and their attendant bureaucracy and staff.
As someone who has BT:DT (20 years in the cockpit, a war + command) I totally agree with you. And you can throw in the elimination of officer's clubs to your list.
I've used the current system since 1960 so I think I have some perspective. IMO unless any new privatized system guarantees equal or better performance and lower cost there is absolutely no reason...