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PAS vs. Flying Pay

Old 17th Feb 2019, 08:20
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Regular contracts can now be up to 60 years of age, not just 55.
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Old 17th Feb 2019, 08:33
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Originally Posted by Clunk60 View Post
It is the part of the anatomy removed upon promotion to Wg Cdr
Not quite true Clunk. It can be retained, but only where merited.

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Old 17th Feb 2019, 09:10
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Originally Posted by India Four Two View Post
Please excuse a question from an ignorant outsider. What does Spine mean?

I tried to look it up, honest! I even followed a link to ARRSE!
First result in google!

Pay Spine
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Old 17th Feb 2019, 17:06
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Thanks StopStart, but that definition doesn't answer my question, which perhaps wasn't phrased clearly enough.

I'll try again. What is the etymology of Spine?

For Clunk60's benefit, I note that it is with a capital S.
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Old 17th Feb 2019, 18:49
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Armed Forces' Pay Review Body Thirty-fourth Report 2005

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Old 17th Feb 2019, 18:53
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Military Aircraft: Crew

Andrew Rosindell: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what steps his Department is taking to increase retention and recruitment rates of aircrew personnel in the UK armed forces. [290354]

Mr. Kevan Jones: Currently, within the armed forces, the level of aircrew manning is sufficient to meet the tasks that they are required to undertake. The outflow rates of aircrew are constantly monitored and the inflow is carefully matched to ensure that there are always enough aircrew. There remain, however, a number of specific areas of concern.

Financial retention incentives (FRIs) represent an important mechanism to achieve manning levels. There is an existing 50,000 FRI payable to eligible Royal Navy (RN) and Royal Air Force (RAF) career stream senior officer aircrew with an additional 50,000 payable to RN and RAF career stream senior officer pilots only.

Other recruitment and retention measures include the professional aviator pay spine which enhances the pay and terms and conditions and specialist pay (SP). SP is subject to quinquennial review, as part of a rolling programme.
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Old 17th Feb 2019, 18:58
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05.0601. To define the pay arrangements for all officers on the Professional Aviators’ pay spine (PAS) / Pilot Employment Stream (Army) (PES(A)). 1

05.0602. This section applies to all aircrew officers who have been selected, and have chosen to serve, on the PAS. The PAS replaced the Specialist Aircrew (SA) scheme for the RAF on 1 April 2003, although some
personnel continue to serve on SA Terms of Service (SATOS) (see Chapter 5 Section 8).

05.0603. Regulations specific to commissioned PAS aircrew are covered in this section, otherwise pay for this group is governed by the regulations set out in Chapter 3. The regulations for non-commissioned aircrew PAS are
outlined in Chapter 5 Section 7.

05.0604. Personnel on the PAS are not eligible for Recruitment & Retention Payment (Flying) (RRP(F)), as their basic rates of pay are enhanced to recognize their aircrew skills and employment in flying and flying
related appointments. Those aircrew not serving as PAS officers are categorized as Career Stream
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