March 26th, 2007

you are so good to me eggplant mike

Sheppard questions

Hi there. I'm new to this comm, coming here by way of SGA. I've got a couple of related Sheppard-centric questions that I'm hoping someone can help me with:

I'm making John the same age as the Flan, born in 1967. I want him to be at Beale Air Force Base in Marysville in the early- to mid-1990's, which is when I'm saying John got married. I'm wondering what he'd be doing (training? test piloting?) and what rank he'd likely be.

I'm also curious about what, exactly, John was flying, since I vaguely remember someone mentioning somewhere that the Air Force doesn't use attack helicopters, which is what all the ones he listed to Jack in Rising were.

Thanks much in advance!