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EC135 training helicopter crashed in a corn field in Germany

Old 4th Jul 2019, 22:33
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Originally Posted by Spunk View Post
Ignorance or arrogance?
Neither. Itís turd glittering. 450h is what consultants and contractors have left for the actual Army, after they commodified and plundered it (just like every other common good). So if 450h is what your soldiers are worth, then 450 is the new optimum.
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Old 5th Jul 2019, 01:06
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In your civvy world, you turn out instructors who have just passed their commercial licence. They only have 100 hrs more than their zero-time student. At least these instructors have probably 2 or 3 years in the squadron.
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Old 5th Jul 2019, 01:43
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Originally Posted by Ascend Charlie View Post
In your civvy world, you turn out instructors who have just passed their commercial licence. They only have 100 hrs more than their zero-time student. At least these instructors have probably 2 or 3 years in the squadron.
I highly doubt low hour civil instructors would be allowed to do what happened here.

Flying around about 100 hours per year is a complete joke, who can stay current doing that....
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Old 5th Jul 2019, 07:47
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exactly

And how many PPLH holders are doing 100 hrs a year?

Just hung up my boots
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Old 5th Jul 2019, 16:16
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Just as many as trying to fly fast turns 8ft from the ground; everything is relative.

However, I have more hours than they did, and I would not try to instruct anyone (and yes, I can get an instructor qualification as a PPL here in EASA land). I would hope that army combat pilots get more than 2hrs a week (on average), but seems they donít
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Old 5th Jul 2019, 16:24
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Originally Posted by ersa View Post
I highly doubt low hour civil instructors would be allowed to do what happened here.

Flying around about 100 hours per year is a complete joke, who can stay current doing that....
In my time in the military, NATO required a pilot currency minimum of 12 hours per month to retain "combat ready" status. Obviously, some 25 years later, things aren't the same.
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Old 5th Jul 2019, 16:29
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Regarding "on average"
What the articles linked by JohnDixon and me are missing is the fact that of that approximate dozen airworthy choppers per type a significant number are on missions in foreign countries like Mali or Kosovo.
Good luck for those who are not there in terms of family life.
Bad luck for their logbook.
And they are not exactly flying training sorties there either.
One could argue that the real situation is worse than the numbers suggest.
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