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21st May 2020, 19:28
Replies: 40
Views: 8,287
Posted By Brain Potter

A P-8 to be named ‘John Cruickshank VC’ would be...

A P-8 to be named ‘John Cruickshank VC’ would be something worthwhile for the 120 Sqn association to campaign for?
6th Nov 2019, 05:32
Replies: 197
Views: 105,368
Posted By Brain Potter

What! Slug-balancing is a fundamental aspect of...

What! Slug-balancing is a fundamental aspect of the cultural identity of RAF aircrew.
5th Nov 2019, 06:06
Replies: 141
Views: 58,399
Posted By Brain Potter

The “Department of all things Flying” in the MoD...

The “Department of all things Flying” in the MoD ( the MAA) classifies Cabin Crew as aircrew, but the “Department of Badges and Hats” takes primacy.

I can accept that this situation just ‘came...
1st Nov 2019, 21:23
Replies: 141
Views: 58,399
Posted By Brain Potter

LJ , I hope you have never operated a...

LJ , I hope you have never operated a passenger-carrying aircraft - because your attitude towards the role of other crew-members would be a CRM nightmare.
27th Oct 2019, 12:54
Replies: 141
Views: 58,399
Posted By Brain Potter

So the attempt to encourage you to see Cabin Crew...

So the attempt to encourage you to see Cabin Crew as primarily performing the role of a safety critical crewmember and not as catering function was not successful. Perhaps the MAA definition might...
21st Oct 2019, 21:13
Replies: 141
Views: 58,399
Posted By Brain Potter

”Hostie”, “Air Hostess”, “Stewardess” etc are...

”Hostie”, “Air Hostess”, “Stewardess” etc are inappropriate terms that carry the implication that such personnel are onboard mainly for the delivery of “hospitality”.

The reality is contrary to...
9th Sep 2019, 02:32
Replies: 128
Views: 94,982
Posted By Brain Potter

There was a photograph published in the Support...

There was a photograph published in the Support Command flight safety magazine that showed three senior officers in No 1’s stood on the wing of a Tucano peering into the front cockpit. I can”t...
30th Jul 2019, 18:38
Replies: 9
Views: 3,249
Posted By Brain Potter

As a relatively inexperienced captain, I was...

As a relatively inexperienced captain, I was crewed with MEng Simpson for trip to somewhere in Norway. After landing in quite challenging conditions, Dave offered a quiet “well done” - which meant a...
14th Jul 2019, 08:29
Replies: 34
Views: 17,120
Posted By Brain Potter

A ‘low-level’ legend!

During conversion to the Tucano one of the trips was a Low Level Navex. Previously, in the Jet Provost, only one map was needed but cockpit arrangement of the new aircraft required the instructor to...
18th Jun 2019, 19:09
Replies: 79
Views: 27,679
Posted By Brain Potter

Application of Stable Approach Criteria is...

Application of Stable Approach Criteria is equally important whether the context is military or commercial. The purpose is to create barriers to runway excursion with associated aircraft damage, hull...
24th May 2019, 18:32
Replies: 6,008
Views: 1,658,803
Posted By Brain Potter

Inevitable, but still amusing.... ...

Inevitable, but still amusing....

http://www.captiongenerator.com/1395902/Hitler-Reacts-to-QE-Skipper-Sacking
24th Mar 2019, 10:10
Replies: 123
Views: 83,383
Posted By Brain Potter

What are benefits of co-locating the E-7 and P-8?...

What are benefits of co-locating the E-7 and P-8? As both are based on the 737NG, I can think of the following:

Single pool of flight crew.
Same flight simulator,
Maintenance commonality....
Forum: Tech Log
26th Jan 2019, 07:22
Replies: 49
Views: 16,811
Posted By Brain Potter

An external GPS is an uncertified piece of...

An external GPS is an uncertified piece of emitting electonic equipment containing a lithium battery. I suggest that ‘wedging’ such an item behind a cover on an aircrft is not a good idea.
Forum: Tech Log
12th Dec 2018, 05:52
Replies: 28
Views: 5,026
Posted By Brain Potter

The A330 auto-callout is triggered at V1 minus 5...

The A330 auto-callout is triggered at V1 minus 5 knots.
27th Nov 2018, 06:07
Replies: 11
Views: 4,948
Posted By Brain Potter

DCThumb. My advice is to complete that module,...

DCThumb. My advice is to complete that module, irrespective of your previous experience. It should show you some different techniques and philosophies from those employed by CFS. ) I found the focus...
9th Oct 2018, 05:53
Replies: 73
Views: 15,807
Posted By Brain Potter

On a previous type I remember being slghtly...

On a previous type I remember being slghtly puzzled when engineers referred to an “ECU”. Initially I thought they meant a component, perhaps Engine Control Unit, but then realised that they were...
22nd Sep 2018, 07:24
Replies: 34
Views: 5,309
Posted By Brain Potter

With 2000 ft seperation required?

With 2000 ft seperation required?
27th May 2018, 22:44
Replies: 6
Views: 1,537
Posted By Brain Potter

Captain Alan Bean USN

Al Bean (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-44268960)

Godspeed Al Bean.

Only 4 left now.
18th Mar 2018, 15:33
Replies: 62
Views: 17,802
Posted By Brain Potter

When it comes to medals and awards the...

When it comes to medals and awards the parsimonious British have an innate moral superiority over those ridiculous foreigners...
...
18th Mar 2018, 09:40
Replies: 62
Views: 17,802
Posted By Brain Potter

Why not award an AFC for this? Is it is...

Why not award an AFC for this?

Is it is easier to cofer the characteristic of ‘gallantry’ in cases where the crew had the option to abandon the aircraft but chose not to?
2nd Mar 2018, 23:37
Replies: 42
Views: 8,768
Posted By Brain Potter

Ship recognition for P8 crews Shall we start...

Ship recognition for P8 crews

Shall we start with the NOSMO KING ?
6th Jan 2018, 18:14
Replies: 10
Views: 2,219
Posted By Brain Potter

John Young 1930-2018

Godspeed John Young....

http://https://www.nasa.gov/press-release/nasa-remembers-agency-s-most-experienced-astronaut...
24th Nov 2017, 17:49
Replies: 11
Views: 3,551
Posted By Brain Potter

Pop’s Leather ? ...

Pop’s Leather ?

http://www.popsleather.com/prod_v2.php3?prod=242
11th Nov 2017, 14:38
Replies: 20
Views: 7,707
Posted By Brain Potter

Hopefully they’ll realise that this sort of...

Hopefully they’ll realise that this sort of training can be better accomplished in a Level D flight simulator instead of incurring uneccessary cycles on the aircraft.
30th Sep 2017, 07:01
Replies: 21
Views: 5,366
Posted By Brain Potter

The Thor missile sites at North Luffenham have...

The Thor missile sites at North Luffenham have Grade II* listed status. It will be interesting to see how they are to be protected by this proposed development. I hope that the MoD will require the...
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