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Is It Really This Bad?

Old 13th May 2019, 22:44
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Is It Really This Bad?

From today's Times, an article on delays in the UK military flying training system.

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Old 13th May 2019, 23:21
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Some true and some way off the mark. It all comes from Sophy Gardner’s article here - https://www.aerosociety.com/news/uk-...he-cliff-edge/

There are several things that are incorrect in the linked article. We must also remember that Ms Gardner has a political leaning and agenda as a Labour Party member. She ran for MP for Gloucester in 2015 for Labour (and lost). So there is probably a political angle to much of this.
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Old 14th May 2019, 06:42
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Red face

Cue another rant of a certain serial poster going on about “when I was an A2, much better in my day, on the Hunter we did this/that/the other, blah blah blah”

Let’s not encourage Basset.
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Old 14th May 2019, 07:03
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So what's the actual truth, if indeed Gardner's article is partly incorrect?
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Old 14th May 2019, 07:03
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The Times is a bit late to the party - this was on the BBC here https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-47420698 and the subject of a R4 programme https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m0002z4m.

And already being discussed on PPRuNe Seven and a half years and the later pages here UK MFTS on or off the rails?
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Old 14th May 2019, 07:23
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Originally Posted by meleagertoo View Post
From today's Times, an article on delays in the UK military flying training system.

Does anyone have the full article? I try to avoid giving the Murdochs any money if at all possible.
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Old 14th May 2019, 08:14
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Whilst I have no truck with political agendas the stark truth is the system is not working. My experience is that the holding times are getting longer therefore it is not working.
Lets forget the personal jibes and look at the facts. Flying training is not producing enough qualified pilots in a timely manner. Furthermore extending the training period is not conducive with producing highly skilled military pilots.

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Old 14th May 2019, 09:05
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I used to work for a company that bid for, but was not awarded the MFTS contract. I have never seen such relief when we didn’t get it. I think the job is impossible for a private contractor to provide training for constantly changing MOD requirements over which they have no control. Just a bad idea from the start.
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Old 14th May 2019, 09:46
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Massive outflow of experience isn’t helping either.
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Old 21st May 2019, 03:37
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Or aircraft too small to fit people into.....
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Old 21st May 2019, 17:37
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Been done before with the Bassett, meant to transport V force crews; fat chance!
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