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Old 31st Aug 2019, 16:29
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Originally Posted by Trojan Spoonhouse View Post
Hi All
I am looking at the fixed wing positions, I am reasonably local to Donny and have the requirements and the sense of humour this position requires.
However I have failed at the first...I cannot find the application form online!
Never thought I was that much of a pnumpty, but they only state to send in medical, licence and last page of the log book.
Not sure if the link is being hidden by cookies but does anyone have a link to the application form, or should I keep my application for MacDonalds in?
Try here:
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Old 31st Aug 2019, 18:24
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Thanks MightyGem
I erased the cookies again and the Apply button popped up. Although it was mighty small at the bottom of the page.
Thanks for your help though.
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Old 5th Sep 2019, 19:48
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Here are the numbers for the year 2018-2019.

Things don’t appear to be getting any better. After paying the same for 2017/18 as they did for 2016/17, the majority of Forces have seen an increase in costs. The Met’s costs have increased by nearly £1.5M. Ahh, but they’re doing a lot more you might say, but their number of Actioned Calls(when an aircraft turns up “On Scene”) have reduced by nearly 25%

Some Forces have seen considerable reductions in their annual costs; eg, Avon and Somerset down £352K, Merseyside down £461K, Surrey down £595K. However, A & S had nearly half the number of Actioned Calls that they had last year.

Some though had more Calls than last year and made savings, others had more and paid more, some had less Calls and paid more.

Is it Value For Money? Well, Surrey, A & S and The City of London might not think so, paying £5734, £3736 and ££3399 per Call respectively when Dyfed Powys are only paying £888.

So, cost are up by £876K, and Actioned Calls are down by 1420 on last year. The number of flying hours by the NPAS Bases is, by some quirk, the same as last year. Obviously more transit flying getting to those less number of Calls.

Any mistakes are probably mine.

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Old 10th Sep 2019, 22:55
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The fixed wing project “is on its arse” according to a recently retired member of NPAS that I spoke to tonight. 😱
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Old 10th Sep 2019, 23:32
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Which sadly comes as no surprise to many, including myself.
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Old 15th Sep 2019, 21:56
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Why is that Mighty Gem?
An associate has applied and not heard anything back for a couple of weeks.
He has been called for interview elsewhere in that time.
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Old 16th Sep 2019, 14:02
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Plane contract 2013.

The airborne news article says contract was given in 2013.
And the NPAS bid goes to...Airborne Technologies!

Surprised there weren't any penalties for not bringing the aircraft online within a set time. Its nearly 2020. Seven years is a long time to sort out a 4 planes.

Why don't they go back to the Islander design? What do the staff do at the new Doncaster hangar? Did they have many applicants for the fixed wing pilot adverts?
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Old 16th Sep 2019, 21:31
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Why is that Mighty Gem?
Hmm...just an ill conceived project from the start. A very short trial led the decision. An unsuitable aircraft(piston engine, where are yo going to get AVGAS overnight), that has just raised problem after problem. People who had no idea about what they were trying to do, and so on.
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Old 20th Sep 2019, 09:30
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Civvy TFO's have a mix of experience and are remunerated accordingly. For example a brand new Police staff member would be on less than someone who has recently retired after 20 years of Air Support experience as a Police Officer.
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