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14th Aug 2019, 07:35
Replies: 102
Views: 51,448
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https://youtu.be/z31RgLde_Dw

https://youtu.be/z31RgLde_Dw
7th Aug 2019, 00:53
Replies: 28
Views: 7,749
Posted By The B Word

Dragging this one up from the depths (pun...

Dragging this one up from the depths (pun intended), “The Flag” is actually a [email protected]@rdised version of “Engelandlied” which is a Kaiserliche Marine (German Imperial Navy) song. You can see the...
3rd Aug 2019, 09:58
Replies: 69
Views: 16,451
Posted By The B Word

I agree it is proper tat (and expensive at that)....

I agree it is proper tat (and expensive at that). The Pilot’s Flying Badge that is licensed by the MOD/RAF to suppliers is actually a facsimile of the real thing. Here is another example:
...
28th Jul 2019, 22:10
Replies: 381
Views: 236,337
Posted By The B Word

We might have bought 28x “Airframes” but we did...

We might have bought 28x “Airframes” but we did buy less than that number in some rather essential bits of kit! :ugh:
20th Apr 2019, 22:14
Replies: 30
Views: 7,815
Posted By The B Word

The story of flying badges - not brevets - is...

The story of flying badges - not brevets - is here: https://www.rafmuseum.org.uk/documents/research/RAF-Historical-Society-Journals/Journal-52.pdf

Page 103 for the article. :ok:
6th Mar 2019, 06:55
Replies: 33
Views: 9,620
Posted By The B Word

Exascoteer Again to be fair, according to...

Exascoteer

Again to be fair, according to the ARAL the individual has been in post for 10 months - https://www.raf.mod.uk/our-organisation/senior-appointments/. The MFTS Programme started as far...
5th Mar 2019, 20:51
Replies: 33
Views: 9,620
Posted By The B Word

Ex Ascoteer, to be fair he has only recently...

Ex Ascoteer, to be fair he has only recently taken responsibility for UK MFTS inheriting decisions made as far back as 2005. As ever, this was poor investigative work by today’s clowns that call...
23rd Feb 2019, 15:32
Replies: 67
Views: 18,964
Posted By The B Word

But your press statement all those years ago...

But your press statement all those years ago stated you couldn’t see a thing for a while, so how did you see the “old folks home” to avoid it?



Or was it Lester, your Nav, that called it out so...
19th Feb 2019, 15:26
Replies: 395
Views: 219,081
Posted By The B Word

Slow speed at flight-level nose bleed - sorry but...

Slow speed at flight-level nose bleed - sorry but very unimpressive in my humble opinion...
27th Jan 2019, 15:47
Replies: 41
Views: 12,771
Posted By The B Word

EngO - I agree and we’re back to the ‘impossible...

EngO - I agree and we’re back to the ‘impossible staircase’ again!
27th Jan 2019, 15:17
Replies: 41
Views: 12,771
Posted By The B Word

Timelord, I think you have hit the nail on the...

Timelord, I think you have hit the nail on the head with that post. I have taken the liberty to highlight the most important word in my opinion. The rot set in when we tried to run our services as...
27th Jan 2019, 11:42
Replies: 395
Views: 219,081
Posted By The B Word

JTO On the GTI version of the jet (the all...

JTO

On the GTI version of the jet (the all grey versions before the GR4 copied the scheme) the ramps were still enabled and usable - M2.0 was achievable with a little kick in the back when the...
27th Jan 2019, 11:39
Replies: 13
Views: 3,353
Posted By The B Word

But there lies the problem - I suspect that most...

But there lies the problem - I suspect that most of the people flying red-air for this will have come from a military cockpit. So you are ‘robbing Peter to pay Paul’ when you have a military aviator...
27th Jan 2019, 11:17
Replies: 41
Views: 12,771
Posted By The B Word

Warren The Valley output is, as I understand...

Warren

The Valley output is, as I understand it, about what was planned for SDSR2010 - as I said above, the SDSR2015 increase in capacity is still to deliver. However, you are right that the...
26th Jan 2019, 18:18
Replies: 395
Views: 219,081
Posted By The B Word

^^^^I need to sack the ground school instructor...

^^^^I need to sack the ground school instructor then!! :ok:
26th Jan 2019, 14:31
Replies: 41
Views: 12,771
Posted By The B Word

Typhoondriver Sounds like fake news, or...

Typhoondriver

Sounds like fake news, or half-truth, to me within a variety of your questions. For instance I know there are changes to the T2 syllabus upcoming that the FL asked for...:cool:
...
26th Jan 2019, 12:01
Replies: 41
Views: 12,771
Posted By The B Word

it wasn’t 120 it was more than that (not...

it wasn’t 120 it was more than that (not including RPAS Pilots) and for the next 12-24 months intakes have been halved - not the 20 you quote. The reason for slowing the intake is because there are...
26th Jan 2019, 01:16
Replies: 395
Views: 219,081
Posted By The B Word

The F3 had bigger oil tanks than the GR - I’ve...

The F3 had bigger oil tanks than the GR - I’ve done more than 10 hrs in a Tonka without running out of oil in accordance with the RTS.
26th Jan 2019, 01:00
Replies: 41
Views: 12,771
Posted By The B Word

BEagle To answer your questions. 1....

BEagle

To answer your questions.

1. EFTS started last year on the Prefect about a year ago.
2. Rotary training for ab initios started last week (hybrid courses finishing off those that did not...
15th Dec 2018, 09:25
Replies: 41
Views: 6,839
Posted By The B Word

Air System Nonsense

I see that the MAA have recently redrafted the Military Rules of the Air using the nonsensical term “Air System” throughout rather than the far more sensible “Aircraft”.
...
22nd Sep 2018, 18:14
Replies: 197
Views: 61,672
Posted By The B Word

They may be, but from what I hear it is not...

They may be, but from what I hear it is not delivering ‘value for money’...

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5978229/Ministry-Defence-blows-10-5billion-jets-used-Brits-abroad.html


...
22nd Sep 2018, 10:34
Replies: 197
Views: 61,672
Posted By The B Word

Surely it is time for the NAO to come and have...

Surely it is time for the NAO to come and have another look - I don’t see much more progress since their last report 3 years ago?
...
22nd Sep 2018, 09:45
Replies: 197
Views: 61,672
Posted By The B Word

Yes, I have heard a similar rumour. In fact, the...

Yes, I have heard a similar rumour. In fact, the only thing that is alleged to be working as advertised is the legacy Tutor course and the ME training that has been outsourced!
22nd Sep 2018, 09:41
Replies: 197
Views: 61,672
Posted By The B Word

Or the DA42 that pretty much every ME training...

Or the DA42 that pretty much every ME training school is operating these days. Oddly enough this is what the RAF ME students will be learning on with the contract with L3 at Bournemouth.
15th Sep 2018, 15:19
Replies: 82
Views: 7,081
Posted By The B Word

Sir Winston Churchill’s famous speech: The...

Sir Winston Churchill’s famous speech:

The gratitude of every home in our Island, in our Empire, and indeed throughout the world, except in the abodes of the guilty, goes out to the British airmen...
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