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Shortage of Helicopter Pilots?

Old 7th Aug 2008, 08:48
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Old 8th Aug 2008, 22:20
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'AJ looked down and the TANS had dumped...ooooh sh*t, where the f**k are we? (Monaghan)' courtesey of JJ C @ 1992 72 Sqn Song book.

Top bloke, but an absolute menace with the remote control...hence I used to put a bin on the sat dish @V813 when he'd channel hop.
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Old 9th Aug 2008, 08:20
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Ok guys I've been reading this thread with interest.

So here is my predicament.

Left the AAC in June 2006 after 27 and 27 days service.

Also no letter or thankyou, lol

I've not flown since that date. Was a QHI on Lynx Gazelle and Squirrel.

So here's the question? What would be my chances of re-enlisting, flogging a dead horse, or give it a go?
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Old 9th Aug 2008, 08:32
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I would say pretty good considering there is a shortage of QHI in the Corps.

What have you got to lose?

I can get you the number from MCM on Monday if you havent already got it.
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Old 9th Aug 2008, 08:45
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Putting 'names' on here is a bit off-side especially when placed in such a derogitory manner. As it happens, I have completed 2 tours with the said individual and while he may lack the plum in his throat, he is a good guy to fly with and tells it the way it is. We could do with a lot less bull**** in this mans Air Force, and the said chap would never stab you in the back whilst there was a hangar he could give you a good kicking behind.
I agree! Said gentleman pilot is still around in civvie street and has a username here. We had a good chinwag last time I saw him at EGLW.
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Old 9th Aug 2008, 08:59
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looked down and the TANS had dumped
Now that brings back memeories!
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Old 9th Aug 2008, 09:06
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We now have 4 ex AAC helicopter pilots, including 2 ex QHI's, serving at the secret Wiltshire airbase.

All 4 left the AAC within the last 3 years and were commissioned into the RAF, completed a Multi-engine short course and are now flying C130K/J.

All of them stated leaving the AAC was the best thing that they have done.

About time the Army started looking after and managing it's aircrew better.
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Old 9th Aug 2008, 11:35
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Trukkie,

A point I have tried to make on numerous occasions
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Old 9th Aug 2008, 17:04
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Stick 393 check your personal messages.
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Old 9th Aug 2008, 19:44
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We had about 4 ex-army WO QHI's on the Puma OCU, Commissioned into the RAF.
All good blokes, all skilled pilots.
No airs and graces, knew their stuff.
And, as one of them related about their short course at Cranwell, after a lot of "mouth" from a staff JNCO;
"May I have a word, if I pass this course you will have to call me Sir,
if I fail the course you will have to call me Sir, do we understand each other"!!
Where are they now?
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Old 10th Aug 2008, 06:45
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If you were not a QHI they made you do the long course at Cranwell! Mind you I was commissioned on day one at Cranwell ( I had a degree), giving me 4 months of RAF pay as well, until the Army discharged me 4 months later!
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Old 10th Aug 2008, 21:14
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Stick 393. All Arms are short, esp of QHIs. I'm sure the RAF'll bite your hand off if you apply.
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Old 11th Aug 2008, 14:10
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you would think?

All Arms are short, esp of QHIs. I'm sure the RAF'll bite your hand off if you apply.
Don't count on it. PAS QHI with Merlin and Chinook in logbook and they did nothing to try and keep me.
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Old 11th Aug 2008, 16:06
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All Arms are short
.....
I'm sure the RAF'll bite your hand off
well that explains everything then ;-)
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Old 11th Aug 2008, 16:27
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Don't count on it. PAS QHI with Merlin and Chinook in logbook and they did nothing to try and keep me
Are you by chance the person responsible for the 5 degree check? The same person who delivered a USL to the bottom of the South Atlantic?
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Old 12th Aug 2008, 06:48
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nice fishing but no!
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