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22nd Sep 2018, 15:02
Replies: 197
Views: 65,291
Posted By Arty Fufkin

Last time I checked, Airtanker seemed to be...

Last time I checked, Airtanker seemed to be delivering on their contract though....
23rd Apr 2018, 11:54
Replies: 103
Views: 28,962
Posted By Arty Fufkin

I left about 5 years ago. 51% of my leaving...

I left about 5 years ago.

51% of my leaving basic, top rate, Flt Lt Salary was less than I made in allowances and overtime in the last year.

Just saying.
22nd Oct 2016, 12:11
Replies: 56
Views: 18,295
Posted By Arty Fufkin

If the Voyager force keeps haemorrhaging pilots...

If the Voyager force keeps haemorrhaging pilots at the rate I'm told it currently is and is forcast to, "mercenaries" will be the only ones left to fly the aeroplanes.

At least the RAF will then...
16th May 2016, 08:10
Replies: 3
Views: 2,971
Posted By Arty Fufkin

Funny, FR24 has it on its way to Glasgow from...

Funny, FR24 has it on its way to Glasgow from Orlando.
I think your gen may be duff.
30th Mar 2016, 19:23
Replies: 77
Views: 16,938
Posted By Arty Fufkin

An encounter with severe turbulence and rotors on...

An encounter with severe turbulence and rotors on take off or approach / landing is a dangerous event in my book.

Prob 30 tempo; a 30% chance that it will be there 50% of the time. Not far off the...
25th Mar 2016, 12:41
Replies: 52
Views: 13,003
Posted By Arty Fufkin

Can anyone explain to me what a "traditional WSO...

Can anyone explain to me what a "traditional WSO navigator" does on the flightdeck of a RJ/ E3 that can't be achieved by giving an couple of INS/FMS controllers to the pilots?
Is he really just...
16th Jan 2016, 17:18
Replies: 26
Views: 6,457
Posted By Arty Fufkin

Cat 3a = 50ft DH, req RVRs 200/125/75, vis...

Cat 3a = 50ft DH, req RVRs 200/125/75, vis reference is 3 runway lights.

Just sayin' ;)
12th Dec 2015, 12:29
Replies: 10
Views: 5,687
Posted By Arty Fufkin

High five, I think you may be confusing Airtanker...

High five, I think you may be confusing Airtanker with the RAF.
2nd Dec 2015, 20:09
Replies: 47
Views: 8,571
Posted By Arty Fufkin

I have to say, I can't see much point in being...

I have to say, I can't see much point in being different. I've had plenty of trips where the easiest and least stressful part was the bit that lay between the take off and the landing.
I've never...
2nd Dec 2015, 15:54
Replies: 47
Views: 8,571
Posted By Arty Fufkin

Is logging t/o to ldg an example of the military...

Is logging t/o to ldg an example of the military being different for the sake of it or just no one has got around to making the change. Can't be that difficult to implement. Perhaps it's time to...
13th Jun 2015, 08:30
Replies: 8
Views: 2,440
Posted By Arty Fufkin

Looks great! Where do I sign up? I think the...

Looks great! Where do I sign up?

I think the guy writing the letter home may have just been selected to be a Bird Repeller. :uhoh:
18th Feb 2015, 08:25
Replies: 7
Views: 7,671
Posted By Arty Fufkin

Apparently, quite a few Monarch 320 guys joining...

Apparently, quite a few Monarch 320 guys joining them.
11th Feb 2015, 21:30
Replies: 11
Views: 6,970
Posted By Arty Fufkin

"Don't just tank........have a Tommy...

"Don't just tank........have a Tommy Tank!"
4th Nov 2014, 14:00
Replies: 17
Views: 4,531
Posted By Arty Fufkin

Wycombe, I think you'll find that all the...

Wycombe,

I think you'll find that all the commercial charter operators since the RAF handed the airbridge over, of which Airtanker is the latest in a line of many, have used the same nightstop...
20th Oct 2014, 19:37
Replies: 41
Views: 7,655
Posted By Arty Fufkin

So if you're doing AAR you have an MSO on the...

So if you're doing AAR you have an MSO on the flightdeck. If you're not doing AAR you don't.
I'm probably being a bit thick, but what's the issue? The poor fella would get a bit bored looking at...
20th Oct 2014, 10:58
Replies: 41
Views: 7,655
Posted By Arty Fufkin

Sorry Beagle, I don't understand. Why is an MSO...

Sorry Beagle, I don't understand. Why is an MSO needed when not conducting AAR? Genuinely interested on what CRM issues you refer to.
14th Oct 2014, 20:51
Replies: 3
Views: 3,851
Posted By Arty Fufkin

I'd have though that the selection proceedure...

I'd have though that the selection proceedure would be quite natural.
11th Oct 2014, 18:14
Replies: 26
Views: 7,890
Posted By Arty Fufkin

Fascinating. OAP. Just remind me, when did...

Fascinating. OAP.

Just remind me, when did the Tristar last do reciever AAR? Subsequent to that, when was the capability abandoned?

FSTA seems a funny term to use, at least the the F bit (and...
31st Aug 2014, 14:20
Replies: 54
Views: 8,172
Posted By Arty Fufkin

Hi OAP, I'll bite because I do like a good...

Hi OAP,

I'll bite because I do like a good argument on a Sunday afternoon and I don't fancy engaging the wife in one!

1) it doesn't matter how many spares were kept on the shelves at BZN, the...
31st Aug 2014, 13:17
Replies: 17
Views: 4,708
Posted By Arty Fufkin

Don't worry, measures are being put in place to...

Don't worry, measures are being put in place to stem any potential outflow.
The most cunning is the policy of moving the qualifying point for initial flying pay back to the 6 year productive service...
28th Aug 2014, 15:53
Replies: 6
Views: 3,135
Posted By Arty Fufkin

Small world, but in retrospect, your spelling is...

Small world, but in retrospect, your spelling is the correct one. No copyright infringement intended!
28th Aug 2014, 12:32
Replies: 6
Views: 3,135
Posted By Arty Fufkin

Hang on to your P45/60. Don't worry about the...

Hang on to your P45/60.
Don't worry about the gratuity, it's not included in any of the calculations.
Make sure your pension has the correct tax code ( taxed at 40%) and your new main income tax...
20th Jul 2014, 22:52
Replies: 47
Views: 10,773
Posted By Arty Fufkin

Hey OAP, on this particular subject, our views...

Hey OAP, on this particular subject, our views are completely aligned!

Bloody "private NASA!"

Sorry, couldn't resist................:)
14th Jul 2014, 08:54
Replies: 47
Views: 10,773
Posted By Arty Fufkin

Doesn't it all depend on the desired inclination...

Doesn't it all depend on the desired inclination of the orbit?

C'mon, it's not rocket science!!
7th Jul 2014, 19:49
Replies: 185
Views: 27,389
Posted By Arty Fufkin

ISTR Brize changed to QNH a few years ago. Long...

ISTR Brize changed to QNH a few years ago. Long overdue. Perhaps in another 20 years they might have a few PRNAV arrivals and GPS approaches too!
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