"We landed with our own IFE last week, which is becoming more and more standard as the airframe ages."
I was talking about the E-3 there.
As for the EF
-18s of Spain, they told us it was a huge spare parts issues.
In my dealings with the CF-18s, and Navy and Marine Corps F/A-18s, it was both parts and Money.
The same issues we have in ACC. The Air Force reorg of the MX
squadrons has done nothing to fix how A/C utilisation has taken place. When I was last on an RON at Miramar, we lost Marine 18s everyday to IFE RTBs. All Airframe issues, not radar or avionics.
Ciao, and Hook 'em Horns,
Capt-AWACS, Oklahoma- A native American word for Trailer Park