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Old 2nd Oct 2013, 01:54
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UK NPAS discussion thread: Mk 4

NPAS day is finally here for the Central Region!




3 shifts of reading the new manual has resulted in bleeding eyes, chain coffee drinking, a desire for the shopping channel to be the background noise of choice and I have acquired the inability to remember my name when asked the time.

No Room In My Brain


Already been requested for a job in Somerset
Happy days ...
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Old 2nd Oct 2013, 21:22
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The Somerset job doesn't really exist, it's the NPAS Kobayashi Maru, each base is given it upon joining. Welcome to the Collective
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Old 8th Oct 2013, 14:12
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Credit where it's due ...

Must admit I'm quite impressed with the efficiency of the NPAS/W.Yorks finance dept in reference to getting medicals paid for
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Old 8th Oct 2013, 15:19
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Actually Sid, I'll second that - and add the pensions person as another example of "how it ought to be".
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Old 8th Oct 2013, 16:27
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Absolutely FO2, pleasantly surprised with a hint of wow, to read the letter saying the future & past LGPS's were automatically enrolled into and linked on transfer.
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Old 8th Oct 2013, 18:16
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They have had a year to get it right... it wasn`t always as efficient!
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Old 8th Oct 2013, 18:30
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No it wasn't.
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Old 8th Oct 2013, 22:09
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That may well have been the case back then; However ask someone now about the finance depts efficiency and you may well get the answer, 'that it be'

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Old 16th Oct 2013, 12:37
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Congratulations to "Tigso" for getting the Head of Compliance job.
Let Safety and Compliance commence
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Old 16th Oct 2013, 20:11
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Hear hear. Cant imagine a better person for the job.
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Old 16th Oct 2013, 20:24
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A Compliance Manager. How ever did we manage without one. More chips off of the "savings" block.
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Old 17th Oct 2013, 10:24
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Two ways to look at it. Less savings or a better organisation? If this helps NPAS then be happy.
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Old 17th Oct 2013, 12:23
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It's necessary I think. All large operators globally Shell, BP, Bristow, I could go on...have a robust and effective safety ethos. The heart of which is an SMS in place. Does NPAS - no...and that's because it's still taking shape. Of all the big operators, NPAS must be seen to be whiter than white and as transparent as possible.
My mantra: Safety is NOT an option.
The head of compliance will see to it that this is centric to all his future activities. Good luck to him and good luck to NPAS as it comes of age.
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Old 23rd Oct 2013, 09:50
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A fond farewell !

I haven’t posted much on PPRuNe lately, mainly because I left the “industry” at the end of July,
and I no longer have much to contribute, other than “old” news,
so I’m hanging up my PPRuNe hat, and bidding you all farewell.

During the past (almost) 13 years, I am proud to have been :
  • A Police Air Observer,
  • A Tactical Flight Officer,
  • An Observer Training Officer,
  • A Quality Auditor,
  • A Deputy UEO,
  • A UEO, and ( albeit only for only a very short time ..... )
  • A Pilot
( I think I also found time to make the tea - at least twice ;-)

During my time, I have been enthralled to oversee a brand new aircraft into service, and develop its use
then later been saddened and sickened when it was destroyed in an arson attack

I hope that over the years I have provided a few thought provoking comments,
and even a little humour at times, and that I haven’t seriously offended anyone,
( except maybe Chopjock ).

Within the forums I managed to “out” a bogus Charity
( Remember the “Starving Children of the World / Around the World Record breaking attempt ? ),
and even correctly predicted that the Founder would end up killing himself !
( Not my proudest achievement, but factual none the less ).

I leave having no experience of working under the auspices of NPAS, so cannot comment further
on how NPAS are performing, and as the majority of Forum members who have joined NPAS
now seem to have been silenced, I can only wish all of those now involved, the very best for the future

I really do hope it all works out for you all - but that’s NOT a prediction I’m going to commit to

I may pop back now and then for a little look into how things are going,
but will probably keep my opinions, which are becoming more outdated each day, to myself,
other than maybe firing off the odd F.O.I. request to my former Police Force -
to find out just how much EXTRA they are really spending ( and NOT Saving ) on Air Support from NPAS,
and what facts they are going to publish to demonstrate a “more effective service”.

Bon voyage !

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Old 23rd Oct 2013, 13:12
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So long Coconutty

I'm sure we haven't seen the last of you!

And I'm sure you weren't winding up Chopjock, even if he managed to wind you (and just about everyone else) up from time to time...
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Old 23rd Oct 2013, 19:31
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Coconutty gone but not forgotten

I think you will find that being so shortly absent does not halt the worth of your knowledge or opinion.

Even if it were to stray off the truly accurate I am sure it would be taken as thought provoking and argumentative.......
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Old 23rd Oct 2013, 20:51
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so I’m hanging up my PPRuNe hat,
I'm sure it will fall off the hook now and then. Take care.
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Old 23rd Oct 2013, 21:02
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Good luck on whatever you do in the future Coco.

I've crossed swords a few times but now shocked to discover you were not a pilot.
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Old 23rd Oct 2013, 23:09
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Coconutty farewell

Coconutty, good luck to you in whatever you do next, &/or retire to!?

Many (I hope most) of us have valued & enjoyed your contributions to rotorheads and I'll concur with those who would welcome future comments, however rusty, or out-of-the-loop you feel. Experience counts on PPRuNe, despite some organisations throwing it to the wind - which allows me to join in the predicting business, as I reckon it'll come back to bite them as well as insert a recently much-used emoticon!

Keep safe,
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Old 24th Oct 2013, 07:45
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I wouldn't just drop it Coconutty. Although I'm tempted to think that it's more to do with the shooting season being fully open and keeping you too busy to surf
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