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So what the hell is skill fade?

Old 8th Jan 2020, 22:00
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So what the hell is skill fade?

So Iíve had a beer and turn on the TV. Iím presented by the Reds in the USA! After a couple of days they suffer from.......Skill fade!........could someone please explain?
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Old 8th Jan 2020, 22:05
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Old 8th Jan 2020, 23:17
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I can’t even go to lunch before I suffer from it.....
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Old 9th Jan 2020, 00:12
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Actually Shy Torque when I was at nav school they told us we were lucky - pilots weren't even allowed a lunch break as they needed to start the course all over again if they had one. Seems they weren't joking
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Old 9th Jan 2020, 00:30
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What the man said was "We hadn't displayed properly really for a couple of weeks, we experience skill fade"
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It shows, as apparently, according to Channel 5. Halifax is now in Newfoundland, not Nova Scotia..................
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Old 9th Jan 2020, 08:08
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Skill fade - a fading of skills. Not a difficult concept to understand is it?
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Use it or lose it. As MG says, not difficult to understand.
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It's a PC new business phrase meaning "forgot".
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Old 9th Jan 2020, 09:39
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newt,

I think that you are just trying to be controversial? Whilst I do not agree with many of the "new phrases" which are often just excuses I do believe that skill fade exists.

I recall that I was at my peak as a 2nd tourist with 1000 hrs on type serving in RAFG. Normally flying twice every day unless in the tower or on the desk, one was provided with excellent continuity.

There was no doubt that after 2/3 weeks summer leave in south or France, Italy or Spain one suffered from skill fade. It took a couple of "medium tariff" trips to get back to being the best fighter pilot in 2ATAF (at that time and in my humble opinion)!!!
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Old 9th Jan 2020, 09:42
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Thereís nothing ĎPCí or especially modern about the term.

It does exactly what it says on the tin and if you can think of a better alternative to get the message across in as few words then please enlighten us all.

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That's why I have to go to the local pub or bar every night otherwise I start to spill drinks..................
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Old 9th Jan 2020, 10:04
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Why is this a topic?

Whatever you call it, all professional pilots know exactly what it is.
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Old 9th Jan 2020, 12:30
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My thoughts entirely JAJ - only a non-aviator could ask the question! However, this isnít an exclusive aircrew site and Dominator has explained it well, so time to move on...
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Old 9th Jan 2020, 12:34
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Originally Posted by Asturias56 View Post
That's why I have to go to the local pub or bar every night otherwise I start to spill drinks..................
Years ago I told my daughter that beer is horrible stuff and to avoid others having to drink my share, I only went to the pub out of a sense of duty.

After a while (I think she was about five) she pointed a finger at me and said accusingly: "Dad..you LIKE beer, don't you! "

I think she'd been talking to her mother.
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C'mon Newt. You've had it for years now, Pull the other one!
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Old 9th Jan 2020, 15:51
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...he needs to lay off that Belgian beer!
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Old 9th Jan 2020, 16:21
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Originally Posted by Motleycallsign View Post
It shows, as apparently, according to Channel 5. Halifax is now in Newfoundland, not Nova Scotia..................
You're not so smart Motley- last time I looked it was in Yorkshire!

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Originally Posted by newt View Post
In golf, when one is right handed, skill fade is what happens as your fast twitch muscles begin to slow down as you get older. Where you normally hit a slight draw, you can't quite get the club face through and you end up with a slight fade on most of your shots.


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Old 9th Jan 2020, 17:27
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But that doesn't explain my occasional bloody slice....
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