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Old 20th Feb 2018, 06:24
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Originally Posted by Davef68 View Post
Two interesting points (albeit two years old) - the need for more aircraft and (at 8.48) he says after 5 years the RAF owns the T6s, rather than Ascent/Affinity.
Not hard to work out - even with 8 FL sqns (5x Typhoon, 3x F35) you conservatively want to have 4 ab initio Guys hitting streets of the sqn each year. 32 Pilots x 100 hours = 3200 hours. Divide that through 10 airframes and the number of available flying days a year and you can see you start running into issues. This is before you have any wastage (scrubbed due weather, performance, U/S) or include any non student flying (flypast, display, Pax ride or staff training).

However now that Typhoon is moving to more squadrons, even with heavy utilisation of simulation I can see why there isnít enough T-6.
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