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24th Mar 2009, 11:19
Replies: 7
Views: 2,416
Posted By South Bound

RAAF suspend all overseas recruiting

In case anyone was thinking about it, RAAF has just stopped all overseas recruiting. If you don't have a job offer, you ain't getting one anytime soon. Army and RAN still recruiting at the moment...
12th Jan 2009, 15:13
Replies: 839
Views: 191,305
Posted By South Bound

Agreed, it is the Tac AT that is going to be the...

Agreed, it is the Tac AT that is going to be the problem. Would love to be working in 2 Gp now working this out!

(Anyone know if CATARA is dead? - heard that it had been re-badged 'Future...
12th Jan 2009, 14:19
Replies: 8,153
Views: 1,174,109
Posted By South Bound

As always, catching up with this thread is...

As always, catching up with this thread is interesting, particularly in light of recent decisions. I think, after 197 pages of comments and BoI reports etc, that I remain unconvinced of the cause of...
12th Jan 2009, 14:05
Replies: 839
Views: 191,305
Posted By South Bound

Interesting debate about the probes, but IMO we...

Interesting debate about the probes, but IMO we should worry ourselves more about other key capabilities first. Enough sets of DAS to start with, flight deck armour etc etc, all the role equipment...
12th Dec 2008, 07:53
Replies: 186
Views: 47,784
Posted By South Bound

Yawn. Surely QQ involvement would lead to the...

Yawn. Surely QQ involvement would lead to the aircraft being grounded. Better?
11th Dec 2008, 15:39
Replies: 272
Views: 39,875
Posted By South Bound

I am sure the troops on the ground are cheering...

I am sure the troops on the ground are cheering and whooping that FLynx is a goer.This will clearly turn the tide of the conflict in Afghanistan. :ugh:
11th Dec 2008, 15:29
Replies: 186
Views: 47,784
Posted By South Bound

I personally found the approach to C17 very...

I personally found the approach to C17 very refreshing. BD/QQ were desperate to get their fingers into the programme and cite the same issues. The intelligent safety case presented for the aircraft...
10th Dec 2008, 13:00
Replies: 178
Views: 50,842
Posted By South Bound

With AMSL, I am still serving.

With AMSL, I am still serving.
9th Dec 2008, 11:17
Replies: 47
Views: 13,106
Posted By South Bound

Quite unhelpful reporting, however...

Quite unhelpful reporting, however accurate/inaccurate. Makes me wonder why anyone would fly over a built up area with such a significant issue, when could have ejected safely out at sea. Not saying...
8th Dec 2008, 15:09
Replies: 358
Views: 52,226
Posted By South Bound

Barking things happen in times such as these. I...

Barking things happen in times such as these. I genuinely believe losing Harrier would be a mistake. It is in-service, versatile and proven: gambling that we would not need fast(ish) air to be able...
8th Dec 2008, 08:54
Replies: 178
Views: 50,842
Posted By South Bound

Really weird, but no matter how many times I read...

Really weird, but no matter how many times I read this I can't find anyone saying that Airbus is great. It reads to me that people are saying that all technically challenging projects suffer...
4th Dec 2008, 13:29
Replies: 178
Views: 50,842
Posted By South Bound

Agreed Moosey, the C17 was a dog when it started...

Agreed Moosey, the C17 was a dog when it started and still has some serious design issues - thrust reverse is a mare and the undercarriage is fragile, both are serious support issues. I am a fan of...
4th Dec 2008, 08:59
Replies: 178
Views: 50,842
Posted By South Bound

Tosh. Airbus agreed to the Nations' choice and...

Tosh. Airbus agreed to the Nations' choice and kept to the original contract. One could argue that politics forced the choice of Airbus in the first place - they wanted the contract, they got it and...
2nd Dec 2008, 13:06
Replies: 178
Views: 50,842
Posted By South Bound

The fixed price contract was what Airbus insisted...

The fixed price contract was what Airbus insisted upon to get the programme off the ground and commercially viable. The flip side to that was that they had to deliver the aircraft to spec and on...
19th Nov 2008, 15:50
Replies: 227
Views: 44,528
Posted By South Bound

Interesting thread (ignoring all the tosh). I...

Interesting thread (ignoring all the tosh). I know someone that went to Gay Pride and realised that the lifestyle they wanted was not compatible with the Service. They left. To go the other way is...
29th Aug 2008, 14:40
Replies: 63
Views: 13,148
Posted By South Bound

Well fella, based on your forum title and...

Well fella, based on your forum title and location, I think I know who you are and I would like to say thanks for the time that you worked for me. It was never dull (especially with JQ around),...
14th Aug 2008, 15:42
Replies: 23
Views: 3,382
Posted By South Bound

Image image image. Chinooks land in fields...

Image image image.

Chinooks land in fields all the time as essential training - so they landed in a particularly nice field once in a while - maybe we should be grateful that we relieved the load...
14th Aug 2008, 15:15
Replies: 23
Views: 3,382
Posted By South Bound

Totally gutless. Same as the RAF having...

Totally gutless.

Same as the RAF having just banned downhill ski-ing as acceptable AT because of the perception of the public being one of apres-ski and ski holidays. Suppose we should ban...
11th Aug 2008, 15:29
Replies: 219
Views: 42,597
Posted By South Bound

Disagree completely, it totally depends on the...

Disagree completely, it totally depends on the strength of your will to stand up and say you are too tired to do something. One's willingness to do that depends on lots of things; quality of...
5th Aug 2008, 10:00
Replies: 32
Views: 4,963
Posted By South Bound

Issues with insurance are more relevant to...

Issues with insurance are more relevant to driving your own vehicle. You need business insurance if you are driving for work. Comes with some policies, is extra on others, just check if you are...
27th Jun 2008, 23:26
Replies: 10
Views: 1,671
Posted By South Bound

Service, or Op service? The two might be...

Service, or Op service? The two might be distinctly different, but even if the farce only provide ac that are usable in the UK, it should provide extra capability. Not soon enough is the answer -...
5th Jun 2008, 15:17
Replies: 44
Views: 4,696
Posted By South Bound

I do like the benefits calculator that attempts...

I do like the benefits calculator that attempts to demonstrate that one would need to earn shed-loads more outside based on contributions to pensions, accommodation subsidies etc. Kind of important...
22nd Apr 2008, 08:01
Replies: 19
Views: 3,244
Posted By South Bound

If you have something in writing (or on JPA) from...

If you have something in writing (or on JPA) from AIR Manning saying you can leave at 6 mths, then you can unless you get something else from AIR Manning telling you otherwise. You are employed by...
22nd Apr 2008, 07:54
Replies: 6
Views: 1,173
Posted By South Bound

Yep, you do not lose your pension. It is yours,...

Yep, you do not lose your pension. It is yours, you keep it, spend it, do whatever you like with it. Only issues are with tax, but assuming you are emigrating to join another flying club, you have...
1st Apr 2008, 14:23
Replies: 11
Views: 2,038
Posted By South Bound

OA, agree completely. In these days where it is...

OA, agree completely. In these days where it is inevitable that many of us will question the political motive and justification for how we are employed, it is particularly interesting to see a...
28th Mar 2008, 14:16
Replies: 126
Views: 21,581
Posted By South Bound

Surely the aircraft will arrive in a stagger...

Surely the aircraft will arrive in a stagger allowing a serving sqn to convert to type, or must we really go through the faff of 'standing up' another sqn only to watch one be stood down a few months...
28th Mar 2008, 10:02
Replies: 130
Views: 19,683
Posted By South Bound

Tuc absolutely spot on. There was a...

Tuc

absolutely spot on. There was a process that was the same for all and there were sufficient people dedicated to the task. With our DECs and IPTs shrunk drastically, the workload on our...
28th Mar 2008, 09:53
Replies: 27
Views: 5,102
Posted By South Bound

Presumably a modern British sub or 2 armed with...

Presumably a modern British sub or 2 armed with spearfish is more than capable of keeping the Argie navy pinned into its own waters??

Arguably, in the current climate, our best response to...
28th Mar 2008, 09:27
Replies: 59
Views: 11,939
Posted By South Bound

No news here, just the same old story that we did...

No news here, just the same old story that we did not buy enough spares (or write a good enough contact to have Wastelands provide them). Theatre takes priority, ac in the UK get robbed blind,...
28th Mar 2008, 09:22
Replies: 20
Views: 20,941
Posted By South Bound

Great pic though, and we do all make mistakes...

Great pic though, and we do all make mistakes...
28th Mar 2008, 09:10
Replies: 130
Views: 19,683
Posted By South Bound

The beauty of a thread like this is that it makes...

The beauty of a thread like this is that it makes it obvious how difficult procurement decisions and priorities are. Everyone has a different opinion, they are all valid and all need to be...
20th Mar 2008, 10:15
Replies: 50
Views: 9,352
Posted By South Bound

The 15k seems a fairly sensible approach to me -...

The 15k seems a fairly sensible approach to me - a comparatively small outlay to keep a trained soldier/sailor/airman in for another few years. Of course, it does mean that those who were going to...
21st Feb 2008, 15:18
Replies: 16
Views: 3,130
Posted By South Bound

Mike thanks for all the advice you gave. ...

Mike

thanks for all the advice you gave. Sleep well fella.

SB
21st Feb 2008, 12:29
Replies: 65
Views: 8,923
Posted By South Bound

Only people I saw at ABW wearing hats were...

Only people I saw at ABW wearing hats were visitors. Place was no hats, but they did not advertise the fact at the gate. Local rule for inside the gate, if you went across the road to Sainsbury's,...
21st Feb 2008, 10:51
Replies: 65
Views: 8,923
Posted By South Bound

I think we should all have some baton/stick type...

I think we should all have some baton/stick type thing. Personally I would go for an electric cattle prod for mixing with the real world, would not want them to get too close:ouch:
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