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15th May 2021, 03:41
Replies: 17
Views: 3,148
Posted By flighthappens

Foghorn, As we all know there are different...

Foghorn,

As we all know there are different levels of quality in Air-Air training (News flash, Cobham and Hawks can be useful, but arenít great), as much as there are different levels of quality...
5th May 2021, 01:48
Replies: 35
Views: 5,588
Posted By flighthappens

Depending on who you believe, 3 blokes did that a...

Depending on who you believe, 3 blokes did that a little over 2000 years ago!
25th Mar 2021, 01:35
Replies: 78
Views: 12,076
Posted By flighthappens

One could choose to be offended by the service...

One could choose to be offended by the service accomodation, lack of work life balance, increasing cuts to facilities and capabilities, or any number of other things. Or one could choose to be...
7th Mar 2021, 03:09
Replies: 327
Views: 98,416
Posted By flighthappens

1. Classic isnít done. Itís still flying with 75...

1. Classic isnít done. Itís still flying with 75 Sqn at RAAF Tindal (but it will be done soon...)

2. That was the one point. There was (is) no other suitable fighter to replace classic hornet...
6th Mar 2021, 14:55
Replies: 327
Views: 98,416
Posted By flighthappens

Itís not a force structure error so much as...

Itís not a force structure error so much as strategic environment has changed.

even if the RAAF bought a couple of squadrons of B21, they would still need 100(+) fighters.

the classic hornet...
17th Feb 2021, 01:56
Replies: 39
Views: 6,695
Posted By flighthappens

[/list] Based on what?

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Based on what?
13th Feb 2021, 15:40
Replies: 11
Views: 3,074
Posted By flighthappens

Unfortunately they do need to obey the laws of...

Unfortunately they do need to obey the laws of physics. But I will ask, were you able to target and engage it with your acoustically cued weapons?
3rd Feb 2021, 04:05
Replies: 10
Views: 4,956
Posted By flighthappens

Given they were PW4 itís far from guaranteed that...

Given they were PW4 itís far from guaranteed that the weapons were actually using laser for terminal guidance.
17th Jan 2021, 01:51
Replies: 77
Views: 16,729
Posted By flighthappens

Jamie, Low-Level is a means to an end. What...

Jamie,

Low-Level is a means to an end. What I mean by that is that it gets you in position to do what your supposed to be doing (employing weapons, picking up or dropping stuff at various places)....
7th Dec 2020, 02:17
Replies: 224
Views: 52,889
Posted By flighthappens

In a pinch could they have landed long over the...

In a pinch could they have landed long over the cable (before the emergency aircraft ended up in it)?
6th Dec 2020, 16:08
Replies: 706
Views: 420,448
Posted By flighthappens

Agree with this. CI being real would be a...

Agree with this. CI being real would be a convenient excuse to CAA ďoh, we didnt know about this CI, it explains everything, nothing else to see hereĒ (sweeps regulatory issues under carpet).
...
13th Nov 2020, 01:50
Replies: 35
Views: 7,239
Posted By flighthappens

Was going to say read the report, but then I...

Was going to say read the report, but then I noticed you had revisited.

yeah, supervision not great in this case.
10th Nov 2020, 01:53
Replies: 25
Views: 5,107
Posted By flighthappens

Typhoon still does (did?) more live than sim....

Typhoon still does (did?) more live than sim. FWIW Typhoon drivers werenít happy with the change either.

It was changed, in my understanding, to make it easier for various people to get an...
5th Oct 2020, 21:56
Replies: 267
Views: 113,958
Posted By flighthappens

Finest Kind, have you been drinking? Iím actually...

Finest Kind, have you been drinking? Iím actually not 100% sure of what you are trying to say. I think you are saying that there should be agreed upon SOPís, heck we could even call them standards,...
5th Oct 2020, 17:59
Replies: 267
Views: 113,958
Posted By flighthappens

Yawn. The point that an single US guy...

Yawn.



The point that an single US guy couldnít grasp the significance of a Mayday, on one occasion, 42 years ago, doesnít mean that every USAF driver has a similar lack of airmanship. Itís...
5th Oct 2020, 15:00
Replies: 267
Views: 113,958
Posted By flighthappens

There is no way of knowing from these photos what...

There is no way of knowing from these photos what attitude the aircraft came together in.
5th Oct 2020, 14:57
Replies: 267
Views: 113,958
Posted By flighthappens

A story from 42 years ago, of a zero SA player,...

A story from 42 years ago, of a zero SA player, followed by guys doing what they were taught?

In this instance the crew landed a heavily damaged (stricken?) aircraft, from a midair collision, in a...
21st Sep 2020, 12:37
Replies: 36
Views: 10,021
Posted By flighthappens

It is done in other Air Forces. RAAF and the US...

It is done in other Air Forces. RAAF and the US Air National Guard to name two. It can be made to work but obviously there are some challenges depending on the nature of the unit, as well as the...
19th Jul 2020, 02:02
Replies: 3
Views: 1,387
Posted By flighthappens

I have had the fortune to visit the IBCC. It was...

I have had the fortune to visit the IBCC. It was excellent, and I highly recommend it to people who visit this forum.
19th Jul 2020, 02:00
Replies: 5
Views: 1,125
Posted By flighthappens

I have had the fortune to visit the IBCC and I...

I have had the fortune to visit the IBCC and I thought it to be an excellent way to remember Bomber Command. I highly recommend to anyone who is interested in remembrance, military, or aviation.
18th Jul 2020, 17:56
Replies: 220
Views: 38,716
Posted By flighthappens

The fact that the word was being used as a C/S in...

The fact that the word was being used as a C/S in the 90's, but particularly on CONUS shows a lack of understanding. For the record, I didn't get it either (I just knew it was a naughty word, not to...
18th Jul 2020, 15:36
Replies: 220
Views: 38,716
Posted By flighthappens

I love how threads such as this arise such angst...

I love how threads such as this arise such angst on PPRUNE, whereas genuine capability threads and policy decisions arise far less interest.....

It may well be, that the demise of the dog altered...
17th Jul 2020, 04:50
Replies: 220
Views: 38,716
Posted By flighthappens

The controversy around the dogs name is...

The controversy around the dogs name is distracting from the actual valour shown on the raid. For that alone I personally advocate dropping it....as BV has said - itís a dog. Iíd rather recognise the...
17th Jun 2020, 14:49
Replies: 466
Views: 195,820
Posted By flighthappens

Re contrails- yes, depends on atmospherics. ...

Re contrails- yes, depends on atmospherics.

The Voyager with the red RAF100 tail has flown on Ops. Apparently without being shot down. Is that tail a frippery or a worthwhile expense? At what...
23rd May 2020, 00:32
Replies: 283
Views: 184,885
Posted By flighthappens

decent spot to throw a jet but should be...

decent spot to throw a jet but should be considered in an emergency brief, particularly if youíre going to cross behind your lead in the event of an EFATO. High SA for sure....
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