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Red Arrows are safe after Ministry of Defence plans to retire entire fleet of 76 Hawk

Old 29th Mar 2021, 07:59
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We will enhance the new military flying training system with further investment in synthetic training that will deliver more capable pilots more quickly and more efficiently
Hasn't the US just published a damning report concernng over-reliance on synthetic flight training?
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Old 30th Mar 2021, 23:48
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They have, BEagle, and yet I can't find a blessed link for it anywhere!
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Old 31st Mar 2021, 00:15
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Could this be the one? I am sure there will be others.

Old 31st Mar 2021, 09:33
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I thought I'd seen something since that, and more 'official'.
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Old 31st Mar 2021, 10:22
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The first ever national aerobatic team with a mix of inhabited vehicles and "loyal wingmen"?

No , I can't see it either!
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Old 31st Mar 2021, 11:26
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I seem to remember similar conclusions from their ASUPT programme in the 1970s.
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Old 4th Apr 2021, 14:05
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Is this the report?
There's a section on pilot training from p59
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Old 5th Apr 2021, 17:19
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Even if it is not the report to which BEagle referred, even on the basis of a quick skim it presents clear views on the role of synthetic training as a necessary part of they system that needs to be kept up to date for all in service types. However, there is a necessary levelof real flying that needs to be done.

Constrained budgets, decreased aircraft availability, instructor pilot shortages, and reduced training range availability have led to greater simulator usage. The Commission heard concerns from pilots in all the Services about the increased use of simulation in lieu of actual flying. Recognizing that simulation is a cost-effective flight training tool, it is a supplement or enhancement, not a replacement, for actual flight training. There is great value in both.(My emphases) Simulators cannot replicate carrier landings or simulate G-forces, but they do provide the safest environment for training on emergency procedures and aircrew coordination. Achieving the proper balance between actual flight and simulator training is crucial for both safety and readiness.For simulators to be effective, they must mirror the specifications of the aircraft they simulate. In many cases, units lack simulators with the same configurations and flight characteristics as the actual aircraft. Several units reported that contracts limit simulator availability and do not provide the engineering support necessary to keep their simulators operating and up to date. This results in “negative training,” pilots practicing skills contrary to how they would employ them in actual flight.

FINDING: In many units, the minimum flight hour requirements for currency are not being met, leading to flight waivers that are increasing risks and impacting the safety culture of military aviation.

FINDING: Simulators are an essential tool for training military aviation professionals. Installations have outdated and out-of-service simulators.

I suspect the bean counters may be too convinced by the financial input comparision to concentrate on the effectiveness of the ouput.

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Old 5th Apr 2021, 20:48
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Couldn’t the display be carried out by drones, as an encouragement for people to join the RAF as drone pilots, which would seem the way to go.
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