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Old 2nd Feb 2016, 21:56
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Bring back G-GMPB !!!😉
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Old 2nd Feb 2016, 22:42
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Fixed-wing contract

What - no P68s after all?
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Old 8th Feb 2016, 19:55
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Are shifts still being lost due to a lack of crews? Well, there doesn't appear to be a personnel shortage according to NPAS:

Given the current operational bases, how many Pilots and TFOs would be needed to give each base their full complement?
Answer: Pilots, 84. TFOs, 165.

How many Pilots and TFOs do NPAS currently employ?
Answer: Pilots 94. TFOs, 180.
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Ah but, yes but, no but, well, y'see, erm. It's not that simple.
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Anyone else watch the new series of 'X Files' last night?
It wasn't until I re-watched it this morning that I noticed …

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Old 9th Feb 2016, 13:50
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The Truth Is Out There

I did Though I doubt that the H130 that picked up Mulder was a 'black helicopter' lol

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Old 9th Feb 2016, 15:42
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The truth may well be out there, but always remember;

'Trust No-one';

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Old 16th May 2016, 12:01
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Mmm, are we being deceived here? Smoke and mirrors?
I would like to see the complete backflip please




.... then maybe we won't mention the dancing around a hangar with the Helilift so close and those open razor sharp clamps looking so menacing.
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Old 17th May 2016, 09:35
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Fohnwind;
What a fantastic use of taxpayers money.
Love to see your invoice for that one Fohnwind.
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Old 17th May 2016, 10:49
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Looks to me like a case of one step forward, two steps back... very appropriate.
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Old 17th May 2016, 14:16
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Fohn'y, links to explanations of what your personal tax & NI contributions and P60 are isn't really an invoice.

What contribution do you think the tax payer made during the production of that video?
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Old 17th May 2016, 20:03
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your thoughts on this FW.

https://youtu.be/2I-AcSioLXU
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Originally Posted by fohnwind
What a fantastic use of taxpayers money.
Fohnwind, don't be that guy.
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Old 17th May 2016, 22:37
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Fohn'y;
No, it's not an invoice, but it's an indication of what tax we all pay to the government for public services, (which includes NPAS).

I would imagine the time spent running around making/editing videos could be more constructively used. These are government paid staff.
I'd wager that not a single penny of public money was spent making that video.


Anything to say about the recent improvements to the accommodation for other government paid staff? Do you think their time might be more constructively used, rather than utilising those beds?

Stoke Newington Fire Station Case Study
Soho Fire Station Case Study




Or maybe direct your grievance elsewhere;

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Of course we all know where the Members & Lords are at this very moment;

MPs freeze beer prices in Parliament AGAIN despite £7m a year taxpayer subsidy

Taxpayers are forced to stump up £7million a year to keep restaurant and bar bills down in Parliament.
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Old 21st May 2016, 09:42
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POTUS escort and why we dont rappel?

Please gentlemen and ladies they do a good job lol. Though with ref to

NPAS did a very very nice job a month back with the Met's former pair came into my neck of the woods for a very special escort. I hasten to say they did same tactical approach as in the movie below @1:52:38 into the base

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L8FSIhRxFbM

Though tech question - how come we dont employ / practice rappelling of Armed Response teams like the Europeans and States?

And here are my photos (which you have seen on another thread) of NPAS finest doing what they do best....

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Old 21st May 2016, 10:57
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And we don't rappel. We Fast Rope or Abseil.
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Re the "Afgham Style" video, there is an obvious waste of Taxpayers money there too.

Why equip someone with Camo shorts AND a High Viz Tabbard

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So there's some bobbies up at Appleby Horse Fair, keeping obs on some dodgy travellers(no, really?). They ask for Air Support. Helo turns up, "Can we have downlink please?" "No, you haven't paid for it
Don't know where you got that from MG, but it smells of absolute BS.
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