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Old 21st Mar 2015, 16:53
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I gather that all the admin and other duties that the soon to be defunct Senior Pilots did, will be done by a non flying Base Manager.

That'll be interesting when the new pilots asks for help in understanding the a/c Performance Graphs and other aviation based problems.
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Old 21st Mar 2015, 20:16
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I gather that all the admin and other duties that the soon to be defunct Senior Pilots did, will be done by a non flying Base Manager.

That'll be interesting when the new pilots asks for help in understanding the a/c Performance Graphs and other aviation based problems
I understand that the Base managers will farm different bits out to each pilot/crewman and not actually do it themselves.

So some senior pilot responsibilities will remain with the 'old' senior pilot, but he won't be paid or recognised as such.

Sweet deal.
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Old 29th Mar 2015, 16:53
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Home Secretary calls for review into decision to relocate Teesside's police helicopter to Newcastle - Gazette Live

and this from the Northern Echo

In response to pleas from Mr Wharton and other MPs, Mrs May has called on the Department of Transport to review the decision due to its expertise developed in relation to search and rescue helicopters.

Her letter to Mr Wharton reads: "This is an operational matter and it is right that chief constables and police and crime commissioners must determine the response to local circumstance. However, given that I have had the issue of the decisions to move some bases brought to my attention by yourself and other MPs, and given the strategic nature of Npas capability, I have decided that I should seek assurance the Npas has designed robustly and will, when implemented, provide proper national coverage of air support."
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Old 29th Mar 2015, 17:14
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Relocation, Search and Rescue Helicopters?

I'd love to have listened to the brief that Mrs May received from Mr Wharton et al.
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Old 29th Mar 2015, 17:48
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In response to pleas from Mr Wharton and other MPs, Mrs May has called on the Department of Transport to review the decision due to its expertise developed in relation to search and rescue helicopters.
Surely it's more like a case of "searching for and rescuing police helicopters".
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Old 31st Mar 2015, 07:18
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Old 31st Mar 2015, 13:29
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Goodbye to the Met ASU …..

….. Welcome to NPAS Londinium; aka NPAS Lippitts / NPAS Elstree







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Old 6th Apr 2015, 13:02
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it all seems to have gone quiet. Have any of the PCC comments raised any points from NPAS bosses?
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Old 6th Apr 2015, 20:38
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Well, there's still a pilot shortage. Two bases are going onto 12 hour shifts to give combined cover for their areas. One base does the day shift, one does the night.

Mind how you go, as Richard Littlejohn would say.

Still, gives the guys a nice shift pattern: 2 days/2 nights/ 4 off.
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Old 6th Apr 2015, 21:25
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Remind me, DFD, what was the date of that meeting?
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Old 10th Apr 2015, 15:34
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This morning a report from Police Oracle that the Mets old Twitter account has morphed into something boring and nothing more than a list of missions since the transfer to NPAS on 'All Fools Day'.

And yes it seems that that is the case.... simply a list of places on the map....and no pretty pictures of their new EC135 toy.

But is it too soon to say that the account is wrecked after less than two weeks? What with the loss of the chosen leadership and a downsize they might be expected to be 'different' for a while.

The question is I guess 'how long is a while?'
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Old 10th Apr 2015, 23:11
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PAN: Ahh bless them (the MET) for finally joining the real world (or being dragged into it by the NPAS finally). First the Chief Pilot and then his replacement (both earning in excess of £100,000/annum) have resigned since they saw the writing on the wall. All the aircrews "Principle" civil service pensions will have to go. All their 145's are going. Their debilitating UEO has finally been put in his place and circumvented..............................no wonder they are still sulking.
NPAS has almost finished its first round of herding the strays into the coral and once it successfully manages this latest (and last) round of cutbacks - it can settle down and crack on with the job in hand - which is to run a national police air wing on £50/month courtesy of our glorious leaders in Westminster. Belts suitably tightened and all that eh?
This (I say again) is not a VOTE winning service to the public. NO-ONE on the street doing a normal days' work - CARES.
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Old 11th Apr 2015, 08:28
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PANews - the Met joined NPAS on 31st March NOT 1st April as you have written.
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Old 11th Apr 2015, 09:11
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Mr Bonkers... of course it was Tuesday but its far better to mention the day they really got into their swing! I mean who would willingly join anything on April 1? I suspect a tactical move.

TC do I detect a lack of sympathy for the fate of Brains?
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Old 11th Apr 2015, 11:20
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I mean who would willingly join anything on April 1?
Wasn't the RAF formed on April 1st 1918
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Old 25th Apr 2015, 20:39
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London airport police to use surveillance drones By Nick Beake

London airport police to use surveillance drones - BBC News

George Trebess from the National Counter Terrorism Policing Headquarters said it was also possible that drones could be used during major incidents, including sieges or standoffs involving firearms.

Speaking to security experts at the Counter Terror Expo in London, he said: "The technology is transformative.


"With the new system we will be able to carry out missions around seven times faster than ground-based activity and at around 10% of the cost. We estimate £1.2m would be saved in three years."


It is thought the savings would come through having fewer officers patrolling airports on foot.
Look, savings, everywhere!

So... a reduction in the number of officers patrolling the airport means a big cost saving.


But......

When weather prohibits drone flights, where do they get more officers at short notice?
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Old 26th Apr 2015, 07:54
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Or worse, when the major incident happens, will the drones make arrests........
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Old 26th Apr 2015, 19:56
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said it was also possible that drones could be used
Well, most things are possible, doesn't mean they're feasible or practical though. But the again, with NPAS, who knows.
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Old 26th Apr 2015, 23:20
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Reminds me of Duncan Sandy's, Secretary of State for Defense, who said in the early 60's that the RAF would no longer require pilots as all aerial warfare would in future be conducted using rockets!
Yeah, of course it would!
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Old 4th May 2015, 16:05
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Is that not what happened TF? Well slap my belly with a wet tiger fish.
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