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14th Jan 2023, 09:58
Replies: 124
Views: 33,692
Posted By Fortissimo

Quite right, BV. There is plenty of internal...

Quite right, BV. There is plenty of internal intellectual horsepower available and always has been.

This is old news, wrapped up as some sort of scoop, using docs leaked in May/June. As for the...
11th Jan 2023, 09:49
Replies: 13
Views: 4,824
Posted By Fortissimo

Interesting. I wonder why the Seattle Satan...

Interesting. I wonder why the Seattle Satan allowed a mod without considering all the pitfalls, and why it didn’t affect other company fleets…

MAX aside, this begs the question of company changes...
24th Dec 2022, 09:08
Replies: 102
Views: 43,670
Posted By Fortissimo

Based on the previous descriptions in the thread,...

Based on the previous descriptions in the thread, the pitch attitude will be commanded by the FBW system and achieved by managing the output from one of the two downward thrust sources. It would be a...
25th Nov 2022, 18:26
Replies: 74
Views: 17,187
Posted By Fortissimo

AL 1. Delete ‘motorway’.

AL 1. Delete ‘motorway’.
19th Nov 2022, 10:34
Replies: 59
Views: 48,730
Posted By Fortissimo

Besides the runway incursion (incorrect presence)...

Besides the runway incursion (incorrect presence) whether 'authorised' or not, there are questions about the length of time it appears to take to start an evacuation which should have been completed...
19th Nov 2022, 10:02
Replies: 59
Views: 48,730
Posted By Fortissimo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_0N5MsHWmbY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_0N5MsHWmbY
8th Nov 2022, 21:12
Replies: 52
Views: 6,947
Posted By Fortissimo

Resolute Bay

https://skybrary.aero/bookshelf/accident-report-a11h0002-b732-cfit-resolute-bay-canada-20-aug-2011

A sad example of the confusion that can come from high declination values.
6th Nov 2022, 12:31
Replies: 52
Views: 6,947
Posted By Fortissimo

Mag2True

There is a team actively working on moving the entire aviation system to True. Canada is shifting its entire airspace to True in 2030 and ICAO has just surveyed state responses to the idea of a...
31st Oct 2022, 18:32
Replies: 10
Views: 4,271
Posted By Fortissimo

I wouldn't look up, but I would definitely put a...

I wouldn't look up, but I would definitely put a reminder in my diary for its estimated day of arrival. ;)
15th Oct 2022, 15:36
Replies: 278
Views: 105,651
Posted By Fortissimo

I had a chance conversation in the summer with...

I had a chance conversation in the summer with someone from DWP who was working on the McLoud fallout. Apparently they have only identified a handful of people who would be better off on the legacy...
19th Sep 2022, 07:29
Replies: 291
Views: 81,925
Posted By Fortissimo

Correct, it’s not a standard sword. It is the CAS...

Correct, it’s not a standard sword. It is the CAS Sword that is passed on at each change of command. Names and dates of office are inscribed on the blade.

As for grip on the scabbard, he might...
14th Sep 2022, 16:18
Replies: 8
Views: 2,645
Posted By Fortissimo

My understanding is that the Colour is already...

My understanding is that the Colour is already known as the King’s Colour but that his decision on QCS has yet to be made. The precedent is The King’s Troop RHA, a name the Queen elected to keep as a...
13th Sep 2022, 09:44
Replies: 291
Views: 81,925
Posted By Fortissimo

He was probably overwhelmed with anger that...

He was probably overwhelmed with anger that Burley chose to use an interview about RAF support for the national and Royal mourning as an opportunity to score points. That she carried on pushing even...
13th Sep 2022, 09:31
Replies: 87
Views: 21,532
Posted By Fortissimo

Because the honouring of Her Late Majesty is...

Because the honouring of Her Late Majesty is Government and MOD main effort until the State Funeral is complete.

if you visit central London you will find thousands are being disrupted by the...
6th Sep 2022, 22:21
Replies: 46
Views: 8,659
Posted By Fortissimo

Indeed so. On my CFS course as a JP student QFI...

Indeed so. On my CFS course as a JP student QFI we had 4 FJ pilots, one a Saudi. We had endured a formation flying phase brief that was so dismal and generally stumbly that we thought it was a...
5th Sep 2022, 07:29
Replies: 46
Views: 8,659
Posted By Fortissimo

cfs* = A1. The cfs tag has no real meaning...

cfs* = A1.

The cfs tag has no real meaning outside MOD and is not supposed to be used as a post-nominal even when serving, though some people think adding it to their LinkedIn profile will help...
4th Sep 2022, 09:23
Replies: 46
Views: 8,659
Posted By Fortissimo

No, it devalued or made worthless the categories...

No, it devalued or made worthless the categories awarded by a single NCO examiner, not the entire CFS system. If the NCO aircrew training system was indeed rancid at the time, that was a problem...
24th Aug 2022, 14:51
Replies: 291
Views: 81,925
Posted By Fortissimo

What, first non-aviator and first dentist??! 🤣🤣

What, first non-aviator and first dentist??! 🤣🤣
23rd Aug 2022, 10:25
Replies: 291
Views: 81,925
Posted By Fortissimo

Embroidered rather than stitched up? A friend...

Embroidered rather than stitched up? A friend told me he kept duplicate files at home on all the embellishments at Rheindahlen because he was concerned the office set might vanish. Best not to...
20th Aug 2022, 20:03
Replies: 327
Views: 68,473
Posted By Fortissimo

It is coded language that means they have...

It is coded language that means they have unofficial information (ie leaked) from someone within the organisation who they have agreed not to name. It is sometimes used when they have an off the...
17th Aug 2022, 18:05
Replies: 327
Views: 68,473
Posted By Fortissimo

There is a difference between being expected to...

There is a difference between being expected to comply with a contentious decision and being expected to follow an order that you know is unlawful. Officers have always been permitted to resign...
17th Aug 2022, 17:40
Replies: 6
Views: 2,618
Posted By Fortissimo

Unlikely to be F4JUK - if memory serves, there...

Unlikely to be F4JUK - if memory serves, there was an F4J flight training device (fixed base) and not a full motion sim. I stand ready to be corrected by someone more knowledgeable!
17th Aug 2022, 13:53
Replies: 327
Views: 68,473
Posted By Fortissimo

People will always argue against change - some of...

People will always argue against change - some of us are old enough to remember when women were first allowed to become pilots in the RAF and the complete misogynistic hoop that was spouted in...
17th Aug 2022, 01:00
Replies: 327
Views: 68,473
Posted By Fortissimo

The point is that you are being protected by the...

The point is that you are being protected by the best society has to offer.

If you can at the same time achieve a force mix that reflects society, is that not a good thing? All the academic...
16th Aug 2022, 23:14
Replies: 327
Views: 68,473
Posted By Fortissimo

If there has been direction to stop selecting...

If there has been direction to stop selecting white males in order to reach diversity targets it is discriminatory (positive discrimination) and therefore illegal. You cannot lawfully order someone...
9th Aug 2022, 14:02
Replies: 47
Views: 14,861
Posted By Fortissimo

Yes, nothing new here, it's just that social...

Yes, nothing new here, it's just that social media has made such activity easier to monetise.

Again in the early 70s, at a well-known training establishment near Sleaford there was allegedly an...
24th Jul 2022, 21:17
Replies: 1,196
Views: 526,481
Posted By Fortissimo

In your opinion, although if you were just...

In your opinion, although if you were just talking of the KC-46A decision we might be on common ground.

Most of the discussions about SP ops assume that the pilot will be 'alone and unafraid',...
19th Jul 2022, 12:01
Replies: 31
Views: 9,934
Posted By Fortissimo

No, BuffHoon was not allowed to fly FJ because of...

No, BuffHoon was not allowed to fly FJ because of a medical issue!
19th Jul 2022, 11:58
Replies: 3
Views: 1,196
Posted By Fortissimo

There should not be any filter on him because of...

There should not be any filter on him because of laser surgery. During my time on the Surgeon General's committee on aircrew medical standards, the 'no laser surgery before OASC' policy was amended...
15th Jun 2022, 14:16
Replies: 11
Views: 3,078
Posted By Fortissimo

I remember an RAF run of 10 accidents in a year...

I remember an RAF run of 10 accidents in a year (mid-90s) where the combination of aircraft types and accident modes put the sequence into the 'blip' basket - there was no connection between any of...
4th Jun 2022, 07:51
Replies: 151
Views: 30,663
Posted By Fortissimo

Or higher drag so higher thrust for same IAS,...

Or higher drag so higher thrust for same IAS, which would put the engine rpm into a more responsive range so more precise forward movement. Higher drag would also help with quicker rearward movement.
25th May 2022, 23:05
Replies: 18
Views: 5,327
Posted By Fortissimo

During his time on 43, he had been instructed on...

During his time on 43, he had been instructed on arrival by the Scottish officer that in no account was he to discuss the event. The same officer had also removed all copies of the BOI summary report...
24th May 2022, 10:00
Replies: 228
Views: 52,994
Posted By Fortissimo

On the FI weather, I arrived mid-winter about 11...

On the FI weather, I arrived mid-winter about 11 months after the cease fire (fashionably late…) as part of the F4 det. I lost an engine after T/O on my split-crew theatre famil trip and never got...
18th May 2022, 17:36
Replies: 5
Views: 3,229
Posted By Fortissimo

At least it wasn’t “Falcon L”…

At least it wasn’t “Falcon L”…
9th May 2022, 16:28
Replies: 146
Views: 31,985
Posted By Fortissimo

Sorry, Crab, I don't agree. From my own...

Sorry, Crab, I don't agree. From my own experience as a BFTS, FJ OCU and sqn QFI, you can't teach ability but you can certainly teach skills and performance. I flew with some people who were...
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