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Boss Sacked for low flying?

Old 1st Feb 2020, 23:12
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Boss Sacked for low flying?

https://theaviationgeekclub.com/vmfa...down-ceremony/

could have flown under a bridge, I guess...
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Old 2nd Feb 2020, 02:42
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The Golden Rule is simple....."One Aw Crap! wipes out a thousand Attaboys!".
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Wasn't that low.
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Old 2nd Feb 2020, 06:51
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I hope he got lower than that when he landed. Some one up the chain is having a lend, surely, what was the briefed fly past height, 45,000? Downwind circuit is flown at 600 feet.
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Seriously? For that?
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Old 2nd Feb 2020, 08:27
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He wasn’t even the PIC, he was the GIB......

https://www.marinecorpstimes.com/new...quadron-fired/
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For some reason the old classic:
“infamy, infamy, everyone’s got it in-for-me” comes to mind.
There has to be more to this story than that.
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Seriously? For that?
The video does indeed show a ‘pretty tame’ flypast but if the authorisation was only for an ‘exceptionally tame’ flypast then the crew is going to be in trouble, whoever they are. It’s a question of discipline and orderly conduct, not safety, and that is a very difficult position for a subordinate commander to wind up in (whether pilot or WSO is, in this situation, totally irrelevant). The time to challenge overly-restrictive parameters is before a sortie, not during or after.

That said, I do lament the attitude to flypasts of a generation of senior commanders who would routinely have given ‘spirited’ performances in their squadron flying days. I am not suggesting carte blanche be given to unsafe acts, but there is nothing unsafe about flying over one’s own airfield at heights and speeds which would be perfectly acceptable on a weapons range or in a low flying training area.

But, sadly, I also recognise that there is a question of trust. If crews could be trusted to stick to their authorisations then maybe senior commanders might take a bit more risk in setting parameters...



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Old 2nd Feb 2020, 09:34
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I get dizzy if I fly that high.....
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Originally Posted by KiloB View Post
For some reason the old classic:
“infamy, infamy, everyone’s got it in-for-me” comes to mind.
There has to be more to this story than that.
I concur in full.
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Was he authed? Was it the old, 'Never-ask-a-question-if-you-won't-like-the-answer' sitch, where he was clearly told not to do something and did it anyway?

CG

Edit: missed EasyStreet's comment.
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Old 2nd Feb 2020, 13:45
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Seriously? For that?
Concur. There has to be another video somewhere, involving a farm Animal. That doesn't count as low flying even under the FARs unless there is some magic mirror involved.

That is just embarrassing.
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Old 2nd Feb 2020, 15:51
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I thought he was sacked for low flying...

I was expecting something more like this...


Or this...

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Old 2nd Feb 2020, 16:43
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The CO being held to the very same standards and discipline that he is supposed to be ingraining within his unit seems to be an alien concept for some on here.
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Old 2nd Feb 2020, 16:51
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All very amusing until you kill someone, as in the C130 at South Cerney. As someone mentioned above - that was an "aww shit" - not an "attaboy!" moment.
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Old 2nd Feb 2020, 17:31
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I get dizzy if I fly that high.....
Yup Shy - the nose bleeds above 1500 ft.
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Old 2nd Feb 2020, 18:14
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That is the highest "low pass" I have ever seen.
He cannot have (seriously) been fired for that????????
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Old 2nd Feb 2020, 18:52
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Did he boom someone?
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The jags in Oman considered it low flying when you dented the roof of a Toyota car!!!
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