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25th Nov 2018, 07:32
Replies: 14
Views: 3,115
Posted By D-IFF_ident

Can't help myself - so have to offer the...

Can't help myself - so have to offer the following:

ATP 3.3.4.2 (ATP-56(C)) is the current standard - hosted by JAPCC.

"We have a simulator exercise coming up shortly that involves two F16s...
26th Jul 2018, 18:07
Replies: 5
Views: 1,623
Posted By D-IFF_ident

Didn't see the letter, but report available here:...

Didn't see the letter, but report available here:

http://appgdrones.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/INH_PG_Drones_AllInOne_v25.pdf
24th Mar 2018, 13:33
Replies: 12
Views: 4,042
Posted By D-IFF_ident

The RAFLO and DRAFLO Travis moved to Nellis circa...

The RAFLO and DRAFLO Travis moved to Nellis circa 2005.

There was also an O-5 Exchange Officer post with the numbered Air Force (15th?) until late 2004.

Now only a KC-10 Exchange Pilot.
26th Jan 2018, 18:46
Replies: 39
Views: 14,148
Posted By D-IFF_ident

RAAF had a boom nozzle seperation about 2 years...

RAAF had a boom nozzle seperation about 2 years ago, not a complete boom separation. The nozzle broke away at the frangible part, as designed, during a receiver training sortie.

There have been 2...
18th Aug 2017, 20:22
Replies: 6
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Posted By D-IFF_ident

The aerodynamic effects of the tanker tend to...

The aerodynamic effects of the tanker tend to push the receiver towards the centre of the boom envelope. When your nephew says to use some right roll input to correct from a right-of-centre position,...
11th Aug 2017, 10:12
Replies: 495
Views: 153,116
Posted By D-IFF_ident

A Boom on those Voyagers may be looking a little...

A Boom on those Voyagers may be looking a little more necessary if the RCs are required to provide round-the clock surveillance.
3rd May 2017, 12:31
Replies: 64
Views: 17,116
Posted By D-IFF_ident

AAR Tanker crews still learn the HEFOE/M code,...

AAR Tanker crews still learn the HEFOE/M code, radio silent and accompanied letdown procedures in case they are ever used or needed by receiver aircraft.
3rd May 2017, 04:29
Replies: 64
Views: 17,116
Posted By D-IFF_ident

Depends where the pilot is trained basically. ...

Depends where the pilot is trained basically.

ICAO procedures require the subject aircraft to relay its callsign a minimum of once.

UK procedures require the callsign only once.

Australian...
10th Mar 2017, 05:47
Replies: 2
Views: 1,072
Posted By D-IFF_ident

A 'friend' moved to Aus about 10 years ago with a...

A 'friend' moved to Aus about 10 years ago with a UK CAA Frozen ATPL. CASA do not recognise frozen ATPLs and, therefore, only recognised the CPL part. His requirements per CASA were:

CPL Air Law...
12th Sep 2016, 18:28
Replies: 27
Views: 4,917
Posted By D-IFF_ident

Was airborne in a VC10 K3 over the North Sea -...

Was airborne in a VC10 K3 over the North Sea - flying a towline as my first day as a Captain on 101. All fighters were suddenly recalled to base and we were re-tasked to fly North, direct to...
11th Jun 2016, 10:34
Replies: 927
Views: 314,951
Posted By D-IFF_ident

Beags - I don't think it was an emergency...

Beags - I don't think it was an emergency retraction system, pretty sure it was an optional backup hoist system. Nothing to do with nozzle/receptacle contact or load alleviation (relief).
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4th Jun 2016, 08:25
Replies: 927
Views: 314,951
Posted By D-IFF_ident

I've not seen or heard any evidence of any of the...

I've not seen or heard any evidence of any of the modules of the A330 MRTT MPS being certified for use, but it does appear to enhance SA very well.

The aircraft as a whole though, has achieved...
3rd Jun 2016, 08:46
Replies: 927
Views: 314,951
Posted By D-IFF_ident

Still plenty of real-estate at Mobile, Alabama...

Still plenty of real-estate at Mobile, Alabama should the USAF decide on some 'interim tankers'.

Kinda like they did when the Lockheed L-193 was the preferred tanker in 1954, and the Boeing KC-135...
14th May 2016, 08:19
Replies: 68
Views: 19,739
Posted By D-IFF_ident

I'd estimate that if you got rid of around 150 Gp...

I'd estimate that if you got rid of around 150 Gp Capts in one year, or 1 Gp Capt for 150 years, that would just about pay for one boom on one aircraft. :cool:
9th May 2016, 10:05
Replies: 68
Views: 19,739
Posted By D-IFF_ident

The A330 MRTT can be equipped with Boom, Wing...

The A330 MRTT can be equipped with Boom, Wing Pods, Centreline hose and UARRSI all at the same time:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/EADS/Northrop_Grumman_KC-45
3rd May 2016, 09:16
Replies: 68
Views: 19,739
Posted By D-IFF_ident

If the MOD wanted a boom, now would be a good...

If the MOD wanted a boom, now would be a good time to get one. It works and aircraft deliveries start to new customers soon.
29th Apr 2016, 11:36
Replies: 18
Views: 2,992
Posted By D-IFF_ident

Haven't US Citizens always had to register with...

Haven't US Citizens always had to register with the IRS and pay Federal Tax, no matter where they live in the world, after they turn 21 years old?

My tri-national offspring has ten years until...
4th Apr 2016, 08:04
Replies: 927
Views: 314,951
Posted By D-IFF_ident

But the fourth generation boom would have.

But the fourth generation boom would have.
27th Mar 2016, 09:14
Replies: 75
Views: 15,776
Posted By D-IFF_ident

Finding nowadays that the fuel calculation is...

Finding nowadays that the fuel calculation is simpler than the crew composition and crew duty requirements to accommodate a jet that could fly 24 hours or more.
10th Mar 2016, 12:43
Replies: 10
Views: 3,719
Posted By D-IFF_ident

It could be argued that investing in the boom...

It could be argued that investing in the boom early might have caused similar issues for the RAF as experienced by the RAAF and delays to achieving IOC would have been unacceptable to AirTanker. ...
9th Mar 2016, 11:45
Replies: 10
Views: 3,719
Posted By D-IFF_ident

ARSAG next month - if someone from the RAF...

ARSAG next month - if someone from the RAF carries a request for AAR Clearance for the MRTT / Airseeker I'm sure there would be somebody available to take them up on it. :ok:
9th Dec 2015, 17:24
Replies: 5
Views: 2,503
Posted By D-IFF_ident

Not a bad read - but for a real insight into the...

Not a bad read - but for a real insight into the world of KC-...s - see The Adventures of Rex the Wonder Engineer:

http://www.afforums.com/index.php?threads/rex-the-engineer.15323/
15th Oct 2015, 08:34
Replies: 927
Views: 314,951
Posted By D-IFF_ident

Thanks Ken, I really enjoy when you teach me...

Thanks Ken, I really enjoy when you teach me stuff about AAR.
14th Oct 2015, 08:57
Replies: 7
Views: 3,467
Posted By D-IFF_ident

I thought it made the console look rather tidy. ...

I thought it made the console look rather tidy.

How did anyone ever know where they were though? Where's the ND?
14th Oct 2015, 08:54
Replies: 927
Views: 314,951
Posted By D-IFF_ident

And A400M off the wing pods for...

And A400M off the wing pods for interoperability....

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