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27th Jun 2016, 18:03
Replies: 53
Views: 26,540
Posted By PFMG

Thanks for all the contributions. In between the...

Thanks for all the contributions. In between the soul searching, blame and general re-run of last Thurday's events some replies actually discussed the issues I raised. I suppose the former is only to...
25th Jun 2016, 08:57
Replies: 53
Views: 26,540
Posted By PFMG

P8 procurement

So, following on from the momentous decision taken by the UK voting public on Thursday I offer up a few questions to ponder over:

Did MoD set the purchase price of the P8 at the time of the...
6th Nov 2015, 10:24
Replies: 12
Views: 2,477
Posted By PFMG

Since the branch is not exactly overwhelmed with...

Since the branch is not exactly overwhelmed with applicants and if we get a future MPA/MMA we will need a lot more, I cannot see how this initiative would have crowds lining up at the doors of the...
9th Apr 2015, 20:18
Replies: 89
Views: 26,344
Posted By PFMG

The thing with low flying is that the best you...

The thing with low flying is that the best you can ever hope for is to equal the record.

An old and somewhat sensible QFI told me that one when I was in my youth and up for anything.
30th Sep 2014, 16:26
Replies: 100
Views: 35,016
Posted By PFMG

I'm actually in that 40% taxpayer, 3 child...

I'm actually in that 40% taxpayer, 3 child position and the actual loss is more like 3 grand of gross earnings as the "family allowance" was paid net of tax.

And while I'm wound up, the statement...
8th Jun 2014, 06:53
Replies: 83
Views: 10,248
Posted By PFMG

For all of you with a US-centric view of the...

For all of you with a US-centric view of the world there is a New York in Lincolnshire (coincidentally just up the road from Boston) which if you care to take the Euotunnel you can depart from in...
4th Jun 2014, 06:06
Replies: 11
Views: 2,778
Posted By PFMG

Cowsgettingbigger - perhaps this was the NATO...

Cowsgettingbigger - perhaps this was the NATO Exercise refered to:

http://www.nato.int/cps/en/natolive/news_110351.htm
23rd Apr 2014, 20:45
Replies: 1,628
Views: 384,092
Posted By PFMG

PA, I'll bet you a beer, although might take a...

PA, I'll bet you a beer, although might take a while to claim it, the numbers will be:

8 x P8

At least 16 crews possibly 20, forming 2 Sqns.

One will be 201 and I wouldn't be surprised if...
18th Apr 2014, 08:39
Replies: 1,628
Views: 384,092
Posted By PFMG

So are you saying there is an option to extend to...

So are you saying there is an option to extend to 2018 rather than an actual decision, in which case no change.
17th Apr 2014, 13:01
Replies: 1,628
Views: 384,092
Posted By PFMG

Really? I would have thought a decision like that...

Really? I would have thought a decision like that would be plastered all over the Raytheon/RAF/MoD websites.

How well informed is your mate?
17th Apr 2014, 06:55
Replies: 1,628
Views: 384,092
Posted By PFMG

I thought Sentinel was planned to be out of...

I thought Sentinel was planned to be out of service next year, unless you know otherwise. How early were you thinking?
16th Apr 2014, 07:15
Replies: 51
Views: 11,120
Posted By PFMG

Somewhat lacking in common sense though. On...

Somewhat lacking in common sense though.

On returning the clear brolly to Her Royal Highness it will surely be wet on the inside!:ugh:
5th Apr 2014, 16:27
Replies: 52
Views: 12,318
Posted By PFMG

Getting noshed, or at least noshed off, had a...

Getting noshed, or at least noshed off, had a slightly different meaning on the kipper fleet and was mostly something that occurred on exercises and dets various - rum punch for instance or perhaps a...
19th Mar 2014, 20:26
Replies: 234
Views: 48,621
Posted By PFMG

An overseas training flight (remember them?) to...

An overseas training flight (remember them?) to Valkenburg was a thinly veiled excuse for a weekend in Amsterdam
19th Mar 2014, 19:33
Replies: 234
Views: 48,621
Posted By PFMG

ARAR/ARAX was cutting edge EW kit

ARAR/ARAX was cutting edge EW kit
15th Mar 2014, 18:10
Replies: 272
Views: 40,276
Posted By PFMG

In order to add a little credibility to the AIS...

In order to add a little credibility to the AIS statement from Phoney Tony.

AIS is not mandatory for vessels of less than 300 tonnes but is often fitted. At between 500 - 1000 for a set its a...
11th Mar 2014, 20:58
Replies: 272
Views: 40,276
Posted By PFMG

Wasn't it a 13 man crew? Ahh wait a minute,...

Wasn't it a 13 man crew?

Ahh wait a minute, you said trained - obviously that doesn't include the AEO who was merely there to keep the glare off the Tac screen.
14th Feb 2014, 08:51
Replies: 54
Views: 9,771
Posted By PFMG

Can I assume that is also your theory as to why...

Can I assume that is also your theory as to why they were used in Libya and Mali?
14th Feb 2014, 08:01
Replies: 54
Views: 9,771
Posted By PFMG

Surely the IA comment should relate to...

Surely the IA comment should relate to intelligence gleaned from other sources or previous knowledge/experience rather than the straight interpretation of the image.
13th Feb 2014, 19:17
Replies: 16
Views: 3,449
Posted By PFMG

I don't disagree but perhaps that's because the...

I don't disagree but perhaps that's because the codes to which you refered to previously were Dolphins.

Submariners always had more class - try

Dolphin code...
13th Feb 2014, 18:08
Replies: 16
Views: 3,449
Posted By PFMG

Not sure that ACP 165 was what was in mind, ...

Not sure that ACP 165 was what was in mind,

Try this however

Fighter Pilot University :: Falcon Codes (http://www.fighterpilotuniversity.com/history/nature-of-the-beast/falcon-codes/)
Forum: Jet Blast
29th Jan 2014, 15:44
Replies: 275
Views: 20,877
Posted By PFMG

Quite a large coastline and responsibility for...

Quite a large coastline and responsibility for homeland defence of the British Isles on the northern flank might need a maritime patrol asset, perhaps based somewhere in Morayshire

Ooops might...
8th Nov 2013, 23:03
Replies: 171
Views: 30,777
Posted By PFMG

Does anyone know what the piano music at 43.20...

Does anyone know what the piano music at 43.20 was? PFMG minor would like to play it but I can't find out what it is.
23rd Jul 2013, 17:51
Replies: 161
Views: 29,299
Posted By PFMG

Roland - re your post #96, I think that is the...

Roland - re your post #96, I think that is the best and most accurate reflection of the options and possible outcomes on this thread.

For what it is worth I think option 3 is probably the bookies...
8th Jun 2013, 07:51
Replies: 42
Views: 11,425
Posted By PFMG

On the subject of "best qualification" to have, I...

On the subject of "best qualification" to have, I suppose it depends on the role the individual is expected to undertake. QWI, QWI(ISR), TP will be employed in different roles. Once moved on which...
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