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1st Sep 2022, 08:25
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Posted By finestkind

Sounds like a load of twaddle to me. Look at it...

Sounds like a load of twaddle to me. Look at it this way. You have passed everything, testing, OSB and been given a Letter Of Offer but the enlistment date will be outside the 12 months of the...
30th Aug 2022, 22:01
Replies: 166
Views: 29,124
Posted By finestkind

Good post. I however am not a huge fan of...

Good post. I however am not a huge fan of statistics or data as it's presentation, although correct, is often not presenting the whole picture. In this case the 82% of accidents being with pilots in...
28th Aug 2022, 06:23
Replies: 288
Views: 57,856
Posted By finestkind

One of the biggest problems of this (as has been...

One of the biggest problems of this (as has been discussed before) is that recruiting applicants on a quota system of positive discrimination result in one of two things. Either a higher failure rate...
25th Aug 2022, 04:01
Replies: 159
Views: 44,515
Posted By finestkind

Yes have heard that (but a lot of great leaders...

Yes have heard that (but a lot of great leaders are not considered nice people) but Colin "Hoppy" Hodgkinson also served. Lost both legs early 1939. Worked his way back in, in 1942. Discharged 1946...
25th Aug 2022, 00:01
Replies: 159
Views: 44,515
Posted By finestkind

Perhaps I am wrong but before I put both feet in...

Perhaps I am wrong but before I put both feet in my mouth to whom would you be referring too?
14th Aug 2022, 22:35
Replies: 149
Views: 27,883
Posted By finestkind

On point one I tend to agree but also think the...

On point one I tend to agree but also think the ice cream eating masses really don't care. With more and more automation being bought in it will become more accepted. On point two absolutely agree....
5th Aug 2022, 22:12
Replies: 149
Views: 27,883
Posted By finestkind

The number of mistakes made by the medical...

The number of mistakes made by the medical profession and surgeons in particular (some fatal) that I am personally acquainted with would equate to a major accident if not weekly than monthly in...
4th Aug 2022, 12:19
Replies: 149
Views: 27,883
Posted By finestkind

Fair points but the other side of the coin is,...

Fair points but the other side of the coin is, you do not get to be check and training Captain on the newest bit of gear in 18 months. Think the jobs are the same level, of what? Dedication,...
3rd Aug 2022, 23:00
Replies: 149
Views: 27,883
Posted By finestkind

Find that an interesting comment. So slicing and...

Find that an interesting comment. So slicing and dicing, generally the same way, every day, in the same non changing environment, with the responsibility of the one that's on the table becomes more...
3rd Aug 2022, 22:53
Replies: 149
Views: 27,883
Posted By finestkind

Thank god for that. The amount of aircraft...

Thank god for that. The amount of aircraft incidents would be extraordinary.
2nd Aug 2022, 05:28
Replies: 4
Views: 1,013
Posted By finestkind

Viper172. Possibly your best bet is the wall at...

Viper172. Possibly your best bet is the wall at 2FTS where if not all than the majority of badges are displayed.
31st Jul 2022, 05:47
Replies: 3,770
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Posted By finestkind

Zack check your PM's, make that times two....

Zack check your PM's, make that times two. Enlistment within one year of assessment is very questionable. As I indicated, your MACTS results will supersede your RC assessment, your OSB will supersede...
29th Jul 2022, 22:35
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Posted By finestkind

I know you don't want to rock the boat but I...

I know you don't want to rock the boat but I would be questioning that. I wonder if it is just Newcastle or is this a nationwide RC thing. Ring Parra RC and ask when you can do your testing for ADFA...
28th Jul 2022, 05:57
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Posted By finestkind

[QUOTE=Zacertsy2005;11268424]Thanks for that...

[QUOTE=Zacertsy2005;11268424]Thanks for that advice I'll make sure to keep in touch with DFR in order to keep my application progressing and I'll make sure to get my assessment day out of the way....
28th Jul 2022, 03:40
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Posted By finestkind

The ASP should enlighten you on a number of...

The ASP should enlighten you on a number of aspects. If you want to punch holes in the sky than the RAAF is the only way to go. But bear in mind that you join as Officer Aviation in the RAAF which...
Forum: Tech Log
25th Jul 2022, 23:34
Replies: 14
Views: 1,709
Posted By finestkind

Tend to agree. I found instructing formation more...

Tend to agree. I found instructing formation more difficult than aerobatic formation as the closer you where the easier the divergences where to pick up
19th Jul 2022, 01:29
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Posted By finestkind

Sounds good Zac. Word of advice. Make certain...

Sounds good Zac.
Word of advice. Make certain you adhere to a/your timeline so that you do not end up missing out. YR 12 will be busy enough and more so if you add in your ASP and OSB. The new...
7th Jul 2022, 04:27
Replies: 39
Views: 9,048
Posted By finestkind

The thin edge of the wedge. Well not so thin and...

The thin edge of the wedge. Well not so thin and not so new. The demise of customer service started decades ago. Once staff went above and beyond the call of duty because 1) they were treated well by...
19th Jun 2022, 06:32
Replies: 173
Views: 33,005
Posted By finestkind

More importantly what did the SGT's eat.

More importantly what did the SGT's eat.
16th Jun 2022, 02:50
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Posted By finestkind

Put me on the spot but I'll give it a go. ...

Put me on the spot but I'll give it a go.

Potential. But potential without motivation is a fail.
Motivation. But motivation without application is a fail.
Application. But application without...
14th Jun 2022, 22:16
Replies: 11
Views: 3,007
Posted By finestkind

Nice graphs. I did not see any mention on sim's...

Nice graphs. I did not see any mention on sim's or sim hours bolstering flying hours.
14th Jun 2022, 22:10
Replies: 7
Views: 1,050
Posted By finestkind

Are you after training times set in the syllabi...

Are you after training times set in the syllabi or actual training times in real life. A bit of a hard task considering the issues that plague a course let alone the system and how much it can and...
14th Jun 2022, 22:00
Replies: 3,770
Views: 2,329,031
Posted By finestkind

It is untenable to assess pass rates based on...

It is untenable to assess pass rates based on MACTS. As I indicated the introduction of a new selection process and assessment of it's success is stymied by a new aircraft, new training syllabi, and...
14th Jun 2022, 06:12
Replies: 3,770
Views: 2,329,031
Posted By finestkind

Very valid points.... for the old and bold system...

Very valid points.... for the old and bold system and in essence I agree. Are you quoting the failure rate from the new training system? You indicate that there is a "high" suspension rate before...
14th Jun 2022, 05:37
Replies: 29
Views: 6,144
Posted By finestkind

Sounds very much like the old switches on the...

Sounds very much like the old switches on the phone service in small towns. When something went wrong they had all the numbers, contacts, backups and would stay until sorted. Different times and...
2nd Jun 2022, 23:26
Replies: 34
Views: 5,923
Posted By finestkind

Recognition for a job well done, absolutely....

Recognition for a job well done, absolutely. Therefore not recognized for a job well done, well that might cause a bit of a murmur especially when some of those awards go to individual's that do not...
2nd Jun 2022, 22:34
Replies: 280
Views: 122,511
Posted By finestkind

Check your PM please.

Check your PM please.
2nd Jun 2022, 02:12
Replies: 280
Views: 122,511
Posted By finestkind

SpazSinbad. My recollection was that the...

SpazSinbad.

My recollection was that the wingman stayed in place until min fuel diverting to Gove hoping for a quick refuel to chase lead.
2nd Jun 2022, 01:50
Replies: 280
Views: 122,511
Posted By finestkind

Don't believe he was a cigarette or cigar smoker....

Don't believe he was a cigarette or cigar smoker. It was his pipe.
Replies: 126
Views: 27,864
Posted By finestkind

Plenty of advice that is pertinent. I think you...

Plenty of advice that is pertinent. I think you son's reason to fly, as you stated, is to become a commercial pilot and see the world. Well why does he want to become a commercial pilot. Appears to...
12th May 2022, 11:30
Replies: 146
Views: 30,916
Posted By finestkind

Call it discrimination if you wish or a filter....

Call it discrimination if you wish or a filter. When you have more applying than possibly can be processed than a simple filter such as min education required is applied. Medical standards is...
11th May 2022, 03:45
Replies: 146
Views: 30,916
Posted By finestkind

Agree with a but. The slow progress' are often...

Agree with a but. The slow progress' are often weeded out due to rate of learning. Nothing to say that they could not have made the grade with more time but that in itself is an indicator of...
8th May 2022, 01:28
Replies: 146
Views: 30,916
Posted By finestkind

The point of most posts are that "I don't care if...

The point of most posts are that "I don't care if they are............ as long as they can do the job". If so the testing, training, and basic requirement's (fitness test) should all be the same. We...
14th Apr 2022, 06:18
Replies: 22
Views: 5,132
Posted By finestkind

So well put SASless. The justification of...

So well put SASless.

The justification of eyes on target and having the SA in a situation was very accurate many years ago. But with all the "high tech wizardry" it is hard to believe the mark 1...
13th Apr 2022, 23:07
Replies: 1,081
Views: 210,438
Posted By finestkind

Not related to recceguy by chance?

Not related to recceguy by chance?
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