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E-3D Final Sortie

Old 10th Aug 2021, 17:16
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Seems pretty obvious to me that a reason for the gap between E-3D and E-7 would be retraining of all the aircrew and engineers. Unless the RAF has magically found a spare squadrons' worth of each?
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Old 10th Aug 2021, 18:36
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Originally Posted by Easy Street View Post
Seems pretty obvious to me that a reason for the gap between E-3D and E-7 would be retraining of all the aircrew and engineers. Unless the RAF has magically found a spare squadrons' worth of each?
Certainly a good idea, but I suspect two things....firstly that won't happen and people will be scattered in the wind to where they are needed right now. And secondly I bet a fair few PVRs have gone in to avoid a posting to the frozen north when it does come in...
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Old 10th Aug 2021, 18:52
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Holdovers ?

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What's wrong with a few holdover postings to bide a wee ?

The NATO Ski School has plenty of vacancies from September.
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Old 10th Aug 2021, 20:47
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I can’t see training being that drawn out, it’s basically a 737 with a few extras chucked down the back. The danger there is training people on 737 then retaining them, pilot and engineer wise, though the industry is a bit flat at the moment in the real world..
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Old 3rd Sep 2021, 11:01
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Not exactly final as ZH101 is airborne for the second day running, and is currently orbiting around the North Northumberland AWACS orbit.
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Old 3rd Sep 2021, 11:08
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Yep, but unfortunately it's cloudy, so I can't see it. Looks to be heading South now.
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Old 3rd Sep 2021, 16:36
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One comment on another group is that it was an air test prior to delivery to some museum in the USA.
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Old 3rd Sep 2021, 17:14
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Perhaps the museum could provide a circular train track and roll it around.....in an everlasting electric orbit.
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Old 3rd Sep 2021, 18:35
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If Chile maintains the same aircraft designation, we can come back to this thread probably in 30 years time!
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Old 13th Oct 2021, 15:15
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One currently airborne in Lincs again. ZH101 according to FR24. Maybe some Air Force having a test drive?
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Old 13th Oct 2021, 15:23
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Seems to have been flying about once a week since early September
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