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13th Aug 2019, 08:51
Replies: 29
Views: 9,083
Posted By Bigpants

Interesting thread, I recently approached AOPA...

Interesting thread, I recently approached AOPA about renewing my FI certificate and they were very helpful but frankly after looking at the requirements I was discouraged. Aged 62 I was originally...
22nd Jul 2019, 16:28
Replies: 40
Views: 10,804
Posted By Bigpants

Political answer is very simple, the coalition...

Political answer is very simple, the coalition and in particular George Osborne came into power with a financial plan. On Day 1 George found a note on his desk from Liam saying "sorry chum their is...
15th Jul 2019, 13:27
Replies: 128
Views: 98,582
Posted By Bigpants

Please tell me that just for once a major MOD...

Please tell me that just for once a major MOD project can be delivered on time, on budget and on spec.....btw did they pay for the "does not dive into the ground" option?
8th Jul 2019, 08:20
Replies: 10
Views: 3,782
Posted By Bigpants

Hopefully it will be released eventually as a DVD?

Hopefully it will be released eventually as a DVD?
2nd May 2019, 09:14
Replies: 41
Views: 12,572
Posted By Bigpants

How many are serviceable and how many current and...

How many are serviceable and how many current and combat ready crews?
13th Apr 2019, 17:48
Replies: 4,857
Views: 1,268,742
Posted By Bigpants

A few years back I offered a draft article to Air...

A few years back I offered a draft article to Air Power in which I suggested that the RAF should radically change its approach to cadet flying. I pointed out that a couple of self build programmes...
7th Apr 2019, 13:48
Replies: 27
Views: 9,969
Posted By Bigpants

Commiserations, I have dropped a fair few social...

Commiserations, I have dropped a fair few social and professional clangers over the years. Learn from it, but try not to let it dog you is all I can suggest.
3rd Apr 2019, 13:24
Replies: 67
Views: 17,444
Posted By Bigpants

prOOne read the whole thread please to get some...

prOOne read the whole thread please to get some context here I did suggest the AEF need better equipment re Bone Dome rather than making 13 year old children wear an Alpha Helmet

My other point...
3rd Apr 2019, 08:54
Replies: 67
Views: 17,444
Posted By Bigpants

Hi Bill, agreed in the old days that was a...

Hi Bill, agreed in the old days that was a reasonable way forward as we were in the mob. Risk management in the RAF in the 21st century has changed a great deal because of a series of accidents and...
1st Apr 2019, 18:43
Replies: 67
Views: 17,444
Posted By Bigpants

Did not know the T 4 could not accommodate two...

Did not know the T 4 could not accommodate two pilots with bone domes.

How did they get around that given the T4 could operate at high altitude and clip along pretty smartly at low level?
1st Apr 2019, 16:04
Replies: 67
Views: 17,444
Posted By Bigpants

OK but is it true?

[QUOTE=DCThumb;10435417]The Prefect was not selected by the RAF. It is part of a PFI where it is up to the contractor to select/provide the equipment. Ascent chose the Prefect.[/QUOTE

OK does the...
1st Apr 2019, 15:59
Replies: 67
Views: 17,444
Posted By Bigpants

Alpha Helmet, too big and heavy for a slightly...

Alpha Helmet, too big and heavy for a slightly built 13 year old cadet imo.

Did the RAF point out to the makers of helmets that while they would be worn by standard RAF pilots the MOD would go on...
31st Mar 2019, 15:33
Replies: 67
Views: 17,444
Posted By Bigpants

LJ thank you for a very interesting reply re...

LJ thank you for a very interesting reply re injuries.

My point, perhaps badly made at the outset is that if we must a bone dome in the Tutor can we have one designed/optmised for a GA aircraft? ...
31st Mar 2019, 12:48
Replies: 67
Views: 17,444
Posted By Bigpants

Re the Chipmunk accident thanks did not know...

Re the Chipmunk accident thanks did not know that. Re bone domes we all have a view and they have their place but as a Tutor pilot I just do not think the Mark and Model we are expected to wear for...
31st Mar 2019, 09:54
Replies: 67
Views: 17,444
Posted By Bigpants

The suggestion of the 300L was just that a...

The suggestion of the 300L was just that a suggestion I could just have easily suggested another type. The Extra was used at Oxford for BA Cadets to experience aeros and spins and those that I flew...
31st Mar 2019, 07:47
Replies: 67
Views: 17,444
Posted By Bigpants

Thanks for your views, this is a bit off topic...

Thanks for your views, this is a bit off topic but gossip heard recently suggests the Prefect was ordered but they, MOD Procurement, omitted to check if two average RAF pilots would fit under the...
30th Mar 2019, 09:16
Replies: 67
Views: 17,444
Posted By Bigpants

OK what is the relevance of the JP Jet Provost? ...

OK what is the relevance of the JP Jet Provost? How about discussing canopy arch problems and visibility re the GR1/4 Tornado? The latter suffered several mid airs and close shaves because the arch...
30th Mar 2019, 09:13
Replies: 67
Views: 17,444
Posted By Bigpants

An AAIB report does not allocate blame? What did...

An AAIB report does not allocate blame? What did the RAF do after this sad accident just say "oh never mind one of those things he just did not see the glider"

Duty of care.....how many cadets...
29th Mar 2019, 10:40
Replies: 67
Views: 17,444
Posted By Bigpants

1. The Tutor never underwent a full Boscombe...

1. The Tutor never underwent a full Boscombe Down evaluation which would have highlighted the problem of the canopy arch.

2. The midair you quote was caused because a medically unfit officer...
28th Mar 2019, 11:23
Replies: 67
Views: 17,444
Posted By Bigpants

While a supporter of AEF flying and the UAS...

While a supporter of AEF flying and the UAS system.....in my opinion it is not value for money as operated under Babcock with the Tutor.

More flying and better training could be achieved for less...
23rd Mar 2019, 08:50
Replies: 93
Views: 63,442
Posted By Bigpants

I am a bit out of touch but assuming the E7 is...

I am a bit out of touch but assuming the E7 is purchased how many RAF aircraft will require a Boom for AAR?

But the MOD considers Air Tanker fit for purpose and the people whose promotions...
23rd Mar 2019, 08:43
Replies: 7
Views: 3,193
Posted By Bigpants

Is he still grumpy? I had the pleasure of...

Is he still grumpy? I had the pleasure of working with him at BA and easyJet and while first impressions suggest a grumpy type actually a nice guy with a dry sense of humour.
14th Mar 2019, 10:22
Replies: 4,857
Views: 1,268,742
Posted By Bigpants

Good phrase "re energise the system it lays the...

Good phrase "re energise the system it lays the foundations for the next generation". In my opinion for this to happen the Air Cadet Organisation needs its own budget separate from MOD and the...
13th Mar 2019, 11:03
Replies: 358
Views: 209,388
Posted By Bigpants

Thanks

Thank you for posting, a worrying read.
11th Mar 2019, 09:50
Replies: 358
Views: 209,388
Posted By Bigpants

Management Competence

Oh that....hoped you had all forgotten about it?
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