Vance Air Force Base has posted an ongoing pilot training journal written by 2Lt S. Tucker Browne. Lt Browne started his training in August of last year, first flying T-6A Texan IIs and then T-38C Talons. His graduation from the year-long course should be soon.
His journal should have some interesting tidbits, including a look into some ongoing pilot traditions, like the solo dunk tank (recounted by another pilot here, and copied here):
On Monday, our class had the privilege of sending one of our own up into the pattern alone. The pilot, 2nd Lt. Latessa Bortner, said it was a really fun experience…
When she landed, we were ready for the age-old tradition of Read more
Getting dunked in the solo tank is a tradition most, if not all, Air Force pilots experience after their first solo in a military aircraft. It seems Mission Aviation Fellowship has a similar tradition.
You can see the pictorial story of Aaron Hoffman, a recent arrival to Kalimantan, who landed his float plane after his first in-country solo as a mission pilot.
He probably should have worn his life vest.
Kalimantan is in Indonesia, and shares an island with Brunei.
See more at the MAF Blog.