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Wing Commander Spry

Old 27th Jun 2013, 20:36
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Wing Commander Spry

The news concerning the W/Cdr has been somewhat pre-empted. The Wing Commander with his offerings is about to make a return and will appear in THIS thread only and which, will be a sticky.

The first offering is about join PPRuNe again and I am working with the 'Wing Commander' to ensure the thread is updated on time.
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Old 27th Jun 2013, 20:49
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Sounds great ... looking forward to it

My earlier post was completely innocent ... just spotted him on radar and gave him a shout

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Old 27th Jun 2013, 20:53
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Oooo goody
With Spry, we can afford to have cake oftener!
says Aunt Jenny

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Old 27th Jun 2013, 21:03
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Closed for now!

Watch out for major additions. Enjoy.

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Old 2nd Jul 2013, 18:45
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I am very pleased to announce that I have finally managed to figure out the ins and outs of the Internet and for your consideration I give you the Summer edition of Air Clues.

The link to this issue is
http://www.raf.mod.uk/rafcms/mediafi...5D10B24E91.pdf

And the link to the entire collection of current issues is:

RAF - Air CluesAir Clues

My team and I welcome any feedback you may like to offer. In our Autumn edition I will be including some of your letters and may even pen a response. I would like to thank PPRuNe Pop for all his help in getting this thread off the ground.

Yours aye

Spry

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Old 2nd Jul 2013, 18:51
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Excellent. Many thanks for that. The last one I saw was Issue 4 so I have some reading to do.
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Old 2nd Jul 2013, 18:56
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Welcome aboard Sir ! Would be great, at some point, to see a piece on your history within the Service ... Biography if you like

Coff.

I see you've had another corporate makeover ... the more youthful Spry

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Old 2nd Jul 2013, 19:07
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Coff,

What a fantastic idea.
I will endeavour to piece together my many years of service, however, as I'm sure you well know, this may take me quite a while so please be patient.

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Old 2nd Jul 2013, 19:15
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Dear Wing Commander Spry

I have the honour to ask which dumb-witted prat coined the silly term 'Air Safety'. The Royal Air Force has a long history of Flight Safety and this daft new term smacks of nothing more than pointless corporate correctness.

To be frank, it sucks.

Anyway, welcome back - how come you weren't snapped up by the airlines when you had the chance?

Regards,

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Old 3rd Jul 2013, 11:05
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It is not a name change as such my dear chap, merely a new term.

If I may take a moment to put on my 'Corporate Hat' and quote from the MAA policy

Air Safety is the state of freedom from unacceptable risk of injury to persons, or damage, throughout the life cycle of military air systems. Its purview extends across all Defence Lines of Development and includes Airworthiness, Flight Safety, Policy, Regulation and the apportionment of Resources. It does not address survivability in a hostile environment.

Flight Safety describes a collective endeavour to operate in the Defence aviation domain safely and embraces any activity that contributes to the safe operation of military airworthy systems in flight or on the ground.
'Corporate Hat' off !

In embracing my newly found internet wizardry, I have managed to set up a Facebook page (with Percys help I must add) called RAF Flight Safety, so for all you social media gurus, please look us up.

yours aye

Spry

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Old 3rd Jul 2013, 11:19
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Thanks for the response, Spry.

However, whilst it might mean something to the MAA, personally I find the distinction between Air Safety and Flight Safety rather pointless and confusing.

Sorry, I don't do Far$ebook or [email protected], but anything* which promotes Flight Safety is A Good Thing, in my opinion.











*such as 'Dr FOD and the Wayward Body' on DVD, perhaps?

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Old 3rd Jul 2013, 14:27
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Spry,

Many thanks for this, for those of us out and about away from the Defence Intranet and DII it is most useful to be able to see these.

Best Regards,

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Old 3rd Jul 2013, 15:22
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Oh dear.

The last time I saw Wg Cdr Spry he was an officer of mature years - certainly a lot older than I was, a junior flight lieutenant at the time.

I now appear to be a lot older than the wing commander, but I have a feeling that this has as much to do with the "policemen looking younger" syndrome as any change in Spry's appearance

Still, on the bright side, I appear to have more hair than Fg Off Fixe, the navigator

Just noticed:

"Spry say's" (sic)

"Backtune say's" (sic)


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Old 3rd Jul 2013, 15:35
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Mind you TTN ... I wouldn't want to meet Sgt Straddle on a dark night

He looks capable of inserting more than an apostrophe ...


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Old 3rd Jul 2013, 17:23
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Dear Wg Cdr Spry

When is the MAA going to stop 'throwing hand grenades' over the airfield perimeter? The number of new posts required to conduct aviation on Crown Property in accordance with recent MAA direction will soon outnumber our front-line fleet - SFSOs, Risk Register Managers, SEMSCOs, LEMSCOs, UFSOs, Stn FOD Offs, HF Instructors, ASIMS Ocurrence Managers all putting together ASMPs, Defence Aerodrome Manuals, DAAFs, Risk Registers, Hazard Logs, Stn FOD plans, etc...etc...

...if I didn't know better, they truly are trying to become a military equivalent of the Campaign Against Aviation!

Aye

LJ

PS. Welcome on board. I suggested to a CinC once that Flight Safety should have a public face on PPRuNe and was given a resolute "no". He wouldn't even entertain a forum on the Intranet. So it's good to see the senior leadership signing up to this.

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Old 3rd Jul 2013, 17:49
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Leading by Example?

May I draw your attention to the following item for sale on e-bay? Although excellent for a pilot's image, it may well become a FOD hazard if used in the cockpit!


Adult Fancy Dress Costume Accessory

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Old 3rd Jul 2013, 17:52
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LJ OMG ... What was wrong with JSP318, Flying Orders and a good brief from the Authorising Officer ... all overseen by a good/experienced Boss

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Old 3rd Jul 2013, 18:00
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Wensleydale ... Looks perfect

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Old 3rd Jul 2013, 21:39
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Thank you all for embracing this thread. Some wonderful questions are arising which I will try to answer in time and perhaps even respond to in our next edition of Air Clues.

I think this forum is a fantastic way to discuss some of these issues, including I suppose the minor grammar/spelling mistakes in the current edition (TTN). I will be having a word with Percy about those tomorrow.

Dont forgot to have a look at our Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/RAFFlightSafety
where you can post your ideas to contribute towards improving our Flight Safety promotions.

Yours aye

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Old 3rd Jul 2013, 23:08
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LJ, what the **** do all those acronyms stand for?
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