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Fun police operate across the board....

Old 20th Apr 2012, 17:28
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Angry Fun police operate across the board....

Seems you aren't safe anywhere nowadays...........

Coastguard pilot suspended for using helicopter to pick up steaks from Orkney butcher - Telegraph

Anyone got the actual story here?

Rooting for the guy (or girl) in the guano anyway.
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Old 20th Apr 2012, 17:36
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Fun?

It wasn't his money he was burning his way through.

Try Fraud.

Deserves all he gets.
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Old 20th Apr 2012, 17:43
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They picked my old man up off a mountainside last weekend. Thankyou thankyou thankyou . Happy ending.

But what if they'd been "otherwise tasked" at the time?
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Old 20th Apr 2012, 17:45
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Ahh Yes one man's freedom fighter is another man's terrorist, perhaps that is why Abu Qatada has so much support? Fraud or Fun who decides??
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Old 20th Apr 2012, 17:58
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One of the crew said that would be great because they have to train to do drops in rough areas.
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Old 20th Apr 2012, 18:40
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I don't want to seem harsh, but I truly believe that it is attitudes like yours that crush all the fun out of life and the world would be a vastly superior place if people like you were to never ever be given any power to effect my life.
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Old 20th Apr 2012, 18:41
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Hands up who has never used mil ac for a spot of 'tourism' or a favour?????

Thought so....

Proonie, you have surpassed your own bluntie Marxist attitude with this one. Well done fella......
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Old 20th Apr 2012, 18:58
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A. ****ing. Men.

Well said sir.

No offence pr00ne, but life needs lightening up. Always.
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Old 20th Apr 2012, 19:02
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Once again Tourist me old china, I find myself in total agreement with you. PPRuNe, get a life. You would be what we call a fun sponge.
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Old 20th Apr 2012, 19:08
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So what if they did, hope they had a good scoff.
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Old 20th Apr 2012, 19:09
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Agree totally.

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Old 20th Apr 2012, 19:26
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The RAF is right to come done hard on anyone who miss uses assets.....oh damn.....
RAF defends Prince William's Chinook helicopter trip with Harry to stag party - Telegraph
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Old 20th Apr 2012, 19:35
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Anyone else noticed we've entered a New Puritan Age?

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Old 20th Apr 2012, 20:07
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Tree hugging nimby's ...

Regardless of the 'off task' nature, it's ad-hoc handling time and LZ practice. Should we now start sacking police officers and ambulance staff for picking up brew kit during their patrols...???

Mary Scanlon and CHC need to re-think their motivational technique.

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Old 20th Apr 2012, 20:52
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If they had landed in a rough field for the practice but not picked up any meat, would that have been OK? I suspect this has something to do with a vindictive green eyed monster, rather than common sense.
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Old 20th Apr 2012, 21:10
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Didnt a certain SAR pilot do a little rough field practice, in his future in laws fields, and not get hauled over the coals ?
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Old 20th Apr 2012, 21:54
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What absolute [email protected]@@ocks!! As part of a practice sortie you practice landings! So what if they did it & picked up some meat! Fraud! You must be joking! We are surely reaching the point where we need personality free robots to operate our cabs in all walks... Be careful though because I dare say (and I don't know any crew involved by the way) that the same guys would interpret a few rules different to said robots to achieve the aim when the chips are down
Reinstate the bloke & let him get on with his job!
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Old 21st Apr 2012, 00:04
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Can't blame the crew for appreciating Orkney beef!
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Old 21st Apr 2012, 08:44
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The problem is where do you draw the line?

In this case the pick up might have fitted in perfectly with a legitimate training sortie, however even the pages of PPRuNe have legendary stories of flying the length of the country for fresh kippers, etc.

Unfortunately, like it or not you have to be able to justify your actions in todays environment. We are being asked to save pennies on the ground to make a difference, the operating cost of aircraft is huge in comparison.

Outdated and arrogant attitudes of 'I can do what I like' need to be consigned to the history books, bad PR sticks even if untrue and our leaders care about it much more than they do about us. Even if something is legitimate, would it look good if the press found out and put it on the front page? There is still some fun to be had but the most important rule applies, 'Don't get caught!'
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