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The J vs K Thread. Pacifists keep out.

Old 10th Mar 2006, 12:23
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Here here - well said
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Old 10th Mar 2006, 23:43
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Vaguely surprised that the 'K' guys have given in so easily. The new kite is obviously pretty d#mn good.

Well done 16 (24 ;-)) Blades for a fine rearguard action. Pity you were left all alone - I suspect the old bird deserved more than just one defender.
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Old 11th Mar 2006, 22:12
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"Pity you were left all alone - I suspect the old bird deserved more than just one defender."

They are all on gardening leave so no one is around to perpetuate the row, well apart for our "never been anywhere worth talking about wiltshire warrior"

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Old 13th Mar 2006, 17:04
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They are all on gardening leave so no one is around to perpetuate the row, well apart for our "never been anywhere worth talking about wiltshire warrior"
I think YOU need to take a wander over to the 'older' part of the station, chap and find out what WE'RE up to....and have been all along. But hey, get a decent DAS, then feel free to join the party....

Slightly ill informed I think chap
You certainly are.

take some of the tasking off the 'J' which is flying it's arse off everywhere except the Lyneham circuit?
Yes, all that route queening must be SO taxing for you poor souls.

How about that you lot just acknowledge that the Tac stuff you keep bleating on about is irrelevant in the theatres we're in
>SERIOUS MODE ON
Actually, I couldn't agree more, but it's not driven by us - it's driven by the requirements of our primary customer. As soon as they tell us they no longer need it, we'll stop doing it. Until then, we have to maintain certain skill sets, AS WELL AS training for current theatres. And with many of our aircraft in and out of Marshalls every 5 minutes for kit upgrades, it's getting difficult to maintain.
>SERIOUS MODE OFF

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Old 13th Mar 2006, 17:16
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16 blades....

I have been over your side to see what you are up to - and its not much!!

And you aren't doing too much according to STARS either.

Or the stats that have been produced recently at Lyneham showing the 'j' guys working far beyond harmony.

Nor have you done much at all in Iraq, as there have often been as many as 8 'j' crews out there and 6 frames,with no 'k' support.

Thats whilst the 'j' is still deployed elsewhere , and continues to do routes.

But at least you guys go round and round in the circuit most days - but WHAT ARE YOU ACTUALLY TRAINING FOR??

Every single previous 'k' operator who has come to the 'j' only has good things to say and dont look back. That speaks volumes.
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Old 13th Mar 2006, 18:10
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Actually I think you K guys are doing a really good job, 16B.

After all, it can't be easy for you to provide ops support on the operational J dets in between all your ski expeds!
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Old 13th Mar 2006, 18:48
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Kit Upgrades...????

Saw the one with the 'bits' on in the circuit today...incessantly.

Must be thrashing the parts off those 'kit upgrades'.

Hmm...Didn't think you needed DAS in Wiltshire!!!

Keeping it vague;
'J' Bloke

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Old 13th Mar 2006, 19:49
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There I was thinking that I was working hard out in theatre trying to massage my working day in order to get the job done for my lads.

Turns out I was wrong all along. So thanks j guys for pointing that out, I'll bear that in mind the next time I'm not there

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Old 13th Mar 2006, 19:50
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24 blades - If the Ks the way of the future why are so many K pilots jumping ship to join the J over the next few months? What does it tell you when the next course of abinitio K crews have been reroled to J?
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Old 13th Mar 2006, 21:17
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That we're getting desperate for crews
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Old 13th Mar 2006, 21:26
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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.../ixportal.html

Seems that the 'Veg' are getting a little annoyed at the lack of either frame!!!
J or K!

Quote:
"The RAF has been blamed for lacking flexibility in providing aircraft, but Air Force chiefs say their fleet of 50 C130 Hercules has a priority to deliver supplies to troops in Iraq and Afghanistan."
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Old 13th Mar 2006, 21:31
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Already being discussed here : http://www.pprune.org/forums/showthread.php?t=216192
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Old 13th Mar 2006, 21:48
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That we're getting desperate for crews
If everything is so great on your fleet, why is everybody leaving?

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Old 13th Mar 2006, 22:16
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24 Blades you silly silly young man

The reason J folks are looking to pastures new is that the current tasking levels are stretching the level of good will beyond the norm, not something that the 47/70 non "sf" crews would know anything about.

Wait till, if your TCAS ever comes up to scratch, you main Sqn guys are back earning your queens shilling in the way that we are then come back to us on here and tell us what it's all about, in the meantime enjoy your extended gardening leave you wiltshire warrior you

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Old 13th Mar 2006, 22:54
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Originally Posted by 16 blades
If everything is so great on your fleet, why is everybody leaving?
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I think i asked the same about your fleet 24 blades.
Let me put it into perspective for you - an email came across to our side about an exchange posting with "2/3 six week detachments" per year and a K exec had written on the bottom - I suggest this post is only considered by single guys or married guys who want a divorce as its detached duty four months of a year.
This made us all realise how out of touch main squadron K guys are with how much time J guys are doing detached at the mo (four months a year on average). This is why guys are leaving and this is only gonna get worse seeing as we're already planned to do the majority of the Afg det no matter what RAF news would lead you to believe!
I really do hope some of your frames come back online soon just to ease the sanity of our side of the airfield by taking basra for another two weeks or however long you can cope this time!
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Old 13th Mar 2006, 23:27
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I really do hope some of your frames come back online soon
So do I!!
if your TCAS ever comes up to scratch
Er...it's been fitted and working for months.
at least three 4-week dets per year
I did far more than 3 dets last year, as did many others.

I am curious as to just WHERE this perception comes from that we are doing nothing. Yes, we have had availability problems, mainly due to the fact that Marshalls took so long to fit our TCAS (correctly), but the J has been far from unproblematic. We have been running an Afghan det for some time now, and we still cover MPA. The majority of what we do is TacAT - the relevance of some elements have already, rightfully, been challenged - but it still has to be done.

taking basra for another two weeks or however long you can cope this time!
I seem to remember we were there for several months, with more aircraft than you, and it wasn't aircraft availability that ended it. We have more war frames than you, after all. Your operational tasking level seems to have more to do with the politics of pushing the J to the fore being practiced at higher levels than with anything else, since we have the more capable aircraft (in terms of op kit).

Both aircraft have strikingly similar unserviceability rates, so I see no good reason for you guys to take the brunt of the tasking - apart from that mentioned above.

we're already planned to do the majority of the Afg det no matter what RAF news would lead you to believe!
Since when? Our commitment certainly hasn't been reduced.

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Old 14th Mar 2006, 11:14
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Im sorry 16 blades you are so mistaken on most things...

Its true you guys do dets... i remember half a dozen of you guys last year supporting the 'j' on yet another det in and out of Pakistan that the 'j' was doing - BUT THERE WERE NO K AIRCRAFT - nice role done as ops support though.

At that same time we had at least six crews deployed in Iraq, with commitments elsewhere too.

You still do the Falklands. Well done.

As for serviceabililty.... Engineering say at best you will have 4 frames for Afganistan, but that is if a miracle happens. We have crews and aircraft on standby.

As for your TCAS, come and look at the 'j' TCAS and compare, and whilst you are there look at our nav kit , HUD and everything else that is MODERN..and notice that there isn't a stink of p*ss in the corner too...

I have several friends on the 'k' who are caught up in doing lots of triv, secondary duties, but more importantly that want to leave either to come to the j or to get away from the boredom.

As for everyone wanting to leave, that is an AT wide problem due to the amount of tasking/time away/crap that we are doing (that doesnt include you)
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Old 14th Mar 2006, 11:53
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I never thought It would come to this, but finally I feel I have to respond to a thread. Guys, stop hiding behind the 'it's only banter/ keep the pacifists out' line, you're making all us Herc guys look stupid. Most people don't normally need a reason to slag us off, stop making their lives easy for them.

Facts:

1. The same arguments go around and around....We (I'm a long time K guy) slagged the J 2001/2 when we were doing all the Afghan stuff and all the J did was win a Queen's award for flying into a Pakistani holiday resort.

2. The real problem with the K isn't serviceability, but DAS ac. Give us more and we'll do more, until then the darkside will always get first call. Unfortunately this isn't going to change, sorry J guys, but deal with it.

3. The K is manned 1.7/1. As there has usually been at least 3 Ks deployed around the world since the war then we're not too far behind. On both sides af the airfield there are plenty of people doing too much time away. On the K it is just a smaller bunch all round.

4. 16 blades, chill out big guy. The more you bite the more it looks like there is something to hide, let it go.

5. There are w**kers/whingers on both sides, the rest of us just have to deal with that fact of life.
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Old 14th Mar 2006, 12:05
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Seconded...
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Old 14th Mar 2006, 12:17
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Originally Posted by On_The_Top_Bunk
Gets my vote . I had 4 great tours on the K's - have just flown in the J around ME as a pax. I was truly impressed with the J ... both ac have their points. Not so impressed with a crew at Bzn who referred to both as ''skips'' - CRM fell down for a little while while I recovered my toys .
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