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UK MFTS Fixed Wing Flying Training : The Future

Old 12th Jul 2019, 09:43
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LJ, thanks, as I suspected. The MFTS proposals for Sims, instructors etc must themselves have a significant time for implementation.
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Old 12th Jul 2019, 09:47
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57mm,

That is undoubtedly true. While there are rumours of "white tail" T-6's being available it will take time to order build and deliver additional aircraft, simulators and the unspecified 'additional infrastructure' what ever that turns out to be. Though Linton and Scampton ARE both instantly available...
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Old 26th Jul 2019, 17:56
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RIAT 2019 line up

Agian with my other post, here are my photos from last weekend's static. Refreshing to see Ascent's finest lined up.
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Old 26th Jul 2019, 20:24
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Where’s the mighty Grob Prefect? (Actually a nice little aircraft if a bit noisy even for us deaf old gits!)
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Old 28th Jul 2019, 15:16
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Originally Posted by Sandy Parts View Post
Where’s the mighty Grob Prefect? (Actually a nice little aircraft if a bit noisy even for us deaf old gits!)
Did not take a photo of it, and yes it was there lol

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Old 28th Jul 2019, 21:45
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Grob Prefect T1 ZM307 from Cranwell was there too, along with four Tutor T1's.
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Old 29th Jul 2019, 21:29
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Are the T-6s allowed to fly over the wet stuff yet....?
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Old 27th Aug 2019, 22:03
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Are the T-6s allowed to fly over the wet stuff yet....?
The silence is deafening!
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Old 27th Nov 2019, 10:34
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Phenomenal Approach

Laughingly was at the 'Hall yesterday to see pair of Phenoms perform touch and go lol. They have been doing this once a week for the last few weeks I am led to believe so here are my photos so refreshing to see them in action.

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Old 27th Nov 2019, 13:20
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Nice pics - but there is something about the Phenom, that I really can't quite put my finger on, that prevents it from looking like a real aeroplane.
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Old 27th Nov 2019, 13:24
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I agree CK. The spindly nosewheel leg doesn't help. And looks susceptible to hamfisted studes.
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Old 27th Nov 2019, 16:51
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Like someone took an ERJ and removed most of the fuselage and chopped the wings!
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Old 27th Nov 2019, 17:01
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Nice pics - but there is something about the Phenom, that I really can't quite put my finger on, that prevents it from looking like a real aeroplane.
Its a cheap imitation of a HS125 that has been squashed up. And yes skua, the u/c does not look strong enough for a training ac. What about Offset double main wheels and double nose wheel. Great in a Xwind and on wet runways!!
Below a HS125/200. I'm sure that some HS125 800/900 could have been found that may have been better?


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Old 27th Nov 2019, 17:16
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Agreed CK. If they’d used 1/72 markings instead of 1/32 it might have helped
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Old 28th Nov 2019, 06:03
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Time will tell, but I think it was the US Air Force that used Citation Mustangs at one point and suffered undercarriage issues - modern aircraft are all too lightweight for training,
125 probably too expensive to operate but the Hawker/Nextant 400 is similarly built like a brick outhouse - one of the reasons Nextant chose it for remanufacture and would have been a solid option! Still, Ascent have bought the Phenom, it’s their risk to own. Now, about those CAE/Oxford Air Training shares....

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Old 28th Nov 2019, 06:37
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Still no clearance for the AEA on the T6's I hear - must be difficult at Valley not being able to fly over the water.......

And the EC 145s have gone back to EGOS I gather so that whole winching piece has gone very well.............................
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Old 28th Nov 2019, 07:57
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RAF Valley social media are reporting the first solo student T6 flight took place a little while ago so something must be working.
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Old 28th Nov 2019, 08:08
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Shut the front door.

Do you really mean to tell me that the much maligned training system is actually up and running and that certain individuals who no longer serve may not have their fingers firmly on the pulse?!

I find your assertions, frankly, offensive and surely well wide of the mark.

BV

And yes, this is both a sarcastic and a facetious post that is not necessarily intended to be taken seriously.
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Old 28th Nov 2019, 08:12
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Now, about those CAE/Oxford Air Training shares....
Your money would be better invested with L3....
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Old 28th Nov 2019, 08:15
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... first solo student T6 flight took place a little while ago ....
He is Navy, so no problem over water ....

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