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21st Dec 2017, 14:55
Replies: 12
Views: 2,668
Posted By YellowTom

It does explain though why you only get two sets...

It does explain though why you only get two sets of keys with a car.
21st Dec 2017, 14:53
Replies: 4,935
Views: 1,336,510
Posted By YellowTom

No sympathy from me either. Emailed the ATC sqn...

No sympathy from me either. Emailed the ATC sqn near my parents once saying Iíd be in the area for a couple of weeks once and that I was one of their ex-cadets - now RAF SNCO air crew, know a bit...
15th Dec 2017, 12:16
Replies: 263
Views: 119,911
Posted By YellowTom

They have a First Sergeant who is a...

They have a First Sergeant who is a Chief/Senior/regular Master Sergeant who reports directly to the Sqn/CC, it's a role not a rank. They have a similar remit as a SWO although these days they have...
1st Dec 2017, 08:47
Replies: 11
Views: 4,748
Posted By YellowTom

Whenever anyone builds new combat aircraft itís...

Whenever anyone builds new combat aircraft itís never good news so even with a slow rate of production itís not good news. Counting the ďgapsĒ doesnít help when all it takes is one with a new EW sig...
1st Dec 2017, 08:39
Replies: 232
Views: 90,535
Posted By YellowTom

Roughly speaking you listen on a rescue mission...

Roughly speaking you listen on a rescue mission and look on a recovery mission, albeit various electromagnetic versions as well as natural versions of listening and looking.
21st Nov 2017, 20:38
Replies: 75
Views: 32,028
Posted By YellowTom

The airlines always get bad press when as people...

The airlines always get bad press when as people here are suggesting the USAF needs to look closer to home than blame them. A lot of the pilots from the ďgray airlinerĒ world I bump into seem more...
20th Nov 2017, 19:31
Replies: 9
Views: 2,853
Posted By YellowTom

Heavily used by the cousins in their airlifters.

Heavily used by the cousins in their airlifters.
18th Nov 2017, 14:29
Replies: 26
Views: 6,226
Posted By YellowTom

I bet accidentally letting a nuke off in your own...

I bet accidentally letting a nuke off in your own back yard would be a tough test for the response plans. I wonder where the Trump, NATO and Russian doctrines ask the simple leadership question "I...
16th Nov 2017, 14:00
Replies: 29
Views: 14,293
Posted By YellowTom

They use it for long range/all weather visual ID.

They use it for long range/all weather visual ID.
16th Nov 2017, 10:15
Replies: 1,180
Views: 811,450
Posted By YellowTom

For new recruits then, the theme seems to always...

For new recruits then, the theme seems to always be that you bond well as a team during training but normally donít see anyone again. Itís only when you reach front like units do you make friends for...
15th Nov 2017, 08:12
Replies: 20
Views: 7,492
Posted By YellowTom

Ironic that the old ďno stick, no voteĒ comment...

Ironic that the old ďno stick, no voteĒ comment is mentioned on a thread about an ISTAR type!
14th Nov 2017, 20:34
Replies: 1,180
Views: 811,450
Posted By YellowTom

If it helps, Iíve never seen a face from aircrew...

If it helps, Iíve never seen a face from aircrew selection again in my life (RAF or applicants). Joined as one of the last AEOps.
14th Nov 2017, 20:27
Replies: 20
Views: 7,492
Posted By YellowTom

TOFO, youíve rumbled me as I only go to work to...

TOFO, youíve rumbled me as I only go to work to be flown about while I listen to the radio. Technically speaking thatís correct.
13th Nov 2017, 20:34
Replies: 302
Views: 204,539
Posted By YellowTom

Thatís a very narrow door for all the food...

Thatís a very narrow door for all the food thatíll need to be loaded! No lessons learnt from the sliding cargo door on the RJ although that can still struggle with everything the champion eaters need.
12th Nov 2017, 18:57
Replies: 43
Views: 17,309
Posted By YellowTom

Heís right that the kids of today join for the...

Heís right that the kids of today join for the experiences and having their 20s and early 30s full of paidfor fun, rather than a decent salary. Unfortunately this means those in some operational and...
9th Nov 2017, 13:37
Replies: 34
Views: 10,867
Posted By YellowTom

Apparently, according to who I don't know but...

Apparently, according to who I don't know but it's what we get told, boom AAR'ing is considered safer than probe and drogue which is why UK and US boom equipped aircraft are allowed to regularly do...
4th Nov 2017, 19:27
Replies: 32
Views: 12,248
Posted By YellowTom

Ah - I meant there were allegedly arrests over...

Ah - I meant there were allegedly arrests over some taking more than they later signed for etc.
4th Nov 2017, 15:40
Replies: 32
Views: 12,248
Posted By YellowTom

Speaking to some USAF tanker crews in the desert,...

Speaking to some USAF tanker crews in the desert, they learnt the hard way about bilking during the early days of ops. These days their fast jets usually have their tail no painted around the boom...
3rd Nov 2017, 18:37
Replies: 71
Views: 21,714
Posted By YellowTom

BV, always happy to hear the other side of what...

BV, always happy to hear the other side of what the guys up front tell us down the back! Although back in the days when I has a port hole I remember seeing the red dots steering around us when we...
3rd Nov 2017, 14:39
Replies: 71
Views: 21,714
Posted By YellowTom

Theyíre officially there, thatís not a secret any...

Theyíre officially there, thatís not a secret any more. As for what they do from there, different matter these days compared to when they first arrived for peacekeeping flights. I can imagine the...
30th Oct 2017, 13:28
Replies: 36
Views: 9,114
Posted By YellowTom

BEagle, I read somewhere that a lot of the F-35ís...

BEagle, I read somewhere that a lot of the F-35ís mission profiles are (currently) too sensitive to be flown outside of the sim! Or maybe that was written by the people who sell expensive sims....
28th Oct 2017, 08:38
Replies: 30
Views: 7,331
Posted By YellowTom

We carry an airlinerís worth of fuel but thatís...

We carry an airlinerís worth of fuel but thatís not always enough! I suppose the FJ world could have too much fuel if they suddenly need to start pulling a few Gs?
22nd Oct 2017, 16:41
Replies: 62
Views: 13,185
Posted By YellowTom

Times change BEagle. Now it's just as important...

Times change BEagle. Now it's just as important to recognise something you've done in the past was wrong and that you shouldn't do it again than it is to filter everyone out. Social attitudes, and...
20th Oct 2017, 14:43
Replies: 122
Views: 33,095
Posted By YellowTom

Aevu, As I'm sure you know - if you get 10...

Aevu,

As I'm sure you know - if you get 10 replies on PPrune you'll end up with 15 opinions to manage!

While you observations may seem to some to be negative, I suspect they're only based on...
19th Oct 2017, 07:02
Replies: 26
Views: 4,812
Posted By YellowTom

Buying "off the peg" is working well for some of...

Buying "off the peg" is working well for some of our most recent big purchases. We don't have a P-8D or an RC-135Z etc.
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