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22nd Mar 2016, 10:16
Replies: 8
Views: 2,031
Posted By Skymong

A friend of mine who was of Italian/Swiss origin...

A friend of mine who was of Italian/Swiss origin was accepted for ADF pilot training, though she spoke English as well as anyone else in the ADF.
6th Mar 2016, 06:09
Replies: 56
Views: 7,753
Posted By Skymong

They are jumping squares not rounds hence the...

They are jumping squares not rounds hence the single-stick. The parachute is deployed by either a timer or pressure device allowing it to be used across a wide range of altitudes.
I'm guessing the...
10th Feb 2015, 14:22
Replies: 17
Views: 4,666
Posted By Skymong

Yes; if you perform well enough at 2 FTS chances...

Yes; if you perform well enough at 2 FTS chances are you will get an offer for jets.
25th Dec 2014, 14:33
Replies: 120
Views: 13,243
Posted By Skymong

It is if the bloke next to you in the PB is too...

It is if the bloke next to you in the PB is too busy thinking about his failing marriage to concentrate on his job.
23rd Dec 2014, 07:35
Replies: 120
Views: 13,243
Posted By Skymong

Well said Al R. I was formerly of the...

Well said Al R.

I was formerly of the opinion that if a woman could reach the same standard of fitness as a bloke, then crack on. However since working in a unit containing both males and females...
21st Sep 2014, 10:57
Replies: 27
Views: 6,436
Posted By Skymong

Because you can fit a lot more guys in a C-130J...

Because you can fit a lot more guys in a C-130J than a Chinook and go a lot further. Doing a drop directly onto the target may be risky but being dropped further out and then tabbing in is not much...
26th Jul 2014, 10:07
Replies: 4
Views: 4,670
Posted By Skymong

PAARM is made by Aviation Theory Centre Ltd,...

PAARM is made by Aviation Theory Centre Ltd, website below;

Aviation Theory Centre • Aircraft Manuals Private / Commercial, Training Schools, Student Pilots (http://www.aviationtheory.net.au/)
30th Jun 2014, 10:47
Replies: 12,066
Views: 2,842,000
Posted By Skymong

BEagle.... 10-12 tankings according to the...

BEagle....

10-12 tankings according to the Brit pilot in Aviationweek......

Priming JSFs For Transatlantic Trip | Farnborough 2014 content from Aviation Week...
19th Jun 2014, 11:53
Replies: 3,849
Views: 1,959,722
Posted By Skymong

No effect; as of today they are no longer...

No effect; as of today they are no longer grounded.
6th Jan 2014, 23:46
Replies: 15
Views: 3,774
Posted By Skymong

JGab- Growing up I was in the same situation as...

JGab- Growing up I was in the same situation as you; from the age of 6 onwards I had to put up with people telling me I'd never be a military pilot due to my shortsightedness (-3.25!), if I had...
26th Dec 2013, 15:37
Replies: 42
Views: 12,110
Posted By Skymong

Who by all accounts have aquitted themselves...

Who by all accounts have aquitted themselves well. The rest of the RAF Regt (non-SFSG) that I have had dealings with spent most of the time running on about the "big three", and how they were the...
24th Dec 2013, 23:38
Replies: 42
Views: 12,110
Posted By Skymong

No different from RAF Regt pretending to be Para...

No different from RAF Regt pretending to be Para Regt.

Big three and all that......
11th Oct 2013, 12:50
Replies: 3,849
Views: 1,959,722
Posted By Skymong

speeches

Hi Pigs, when I attended flight screening any speeches we did were "on the spot" or we were given a topic and time to prepare them. Most of the subjects were relatively simple and focused on our...
20th Jul 2013, 00:18
Replies: 3,849
Views: 1,959,722
Posted By Skymong

Hi BucketOFish I am also from WA, and have...

Hi BucketOFish I am also from WA, and have recently successfully completed the application process, if you have any questions feel free to send me a message.

Personally I wouldn't worry too much...
Forum: Rotorheads
15th Jul 2013, 10:48
Replies: 59
Views: 10,179
Posted By Skymong

D-bag out - YouTube

D-bag out - YouTube
Forum: Rotorheads
15th Jul 2013, 00:22
Replies: 59
Views: 10,179
Posted By Skymong

aa777888: I was the one with the helmet cam, not...

aa777888: I was the one with the helmet cam, not the blonde :)
Forum: Rotorheads
10th Jul 2013, 14:12
Replies: 59
Views: 10,179
Posted By Skymong

There was a de-brief and written accounts were...

There was a de-brief and written accounts were taken from everyone involved, however the pilot was not around at the same time as me so I didn't get a chance to discuss it with him.
Forum: Rotorheads
10th Jul 2013, 12:58
Replies: 59
Views: 10,179
Posted By Skymong

TC

First I can assure you that one of the other jumpers in the back had comms with the pilot; for whatever reason the pilot chose to keep some forward airspeed. I did not have a chance to talk to the...
Forum: Rotorheads
9th Jul 2013, 17:42
Replies: 59
Views: 10,179
Posted By Skymong

nomorehelosforme

The closing pin holds the parachute closed; inside is the deployment bag which holds the folded parachute canopy. In a normal opening sequence the pilot chute, a small drogue, is released first which...
Forum: Rotorheads
9th Jul 2013, 16:42
Replies: 59
Views: 10,179
Posted By Skymong

Thomas : In reply to your original post, quite...

Thomas : In reply to your original post, quite probably, but as I am not familiar with helicopter operations perhaps you could humor my mong question. I have been told everything from the canopy...
Forum: Rotorheads
8th Jul 2013, 23:33
Replies: 59
Views: 10,179
Posted By Skymong

The closing pin was dislodged when the jumper...

The closing pin was dislodged when the jumper attempted to do up his seatbelt behind his back shortly before exiting the aircraft. The deployment bag fell out first, folloed shortly after by the...
Forum: Rotorheads
8th Jul 2013, 10:16
Replies: 59
Views: 10,179
Posted By Skymong

If the canopy had gone through the tail rotor,...

If the canopy had gone through the tail rotor, would the pilot have been able to carry out an autorotation or keep control of it?
31st May 2013, 15:17
Replies: 21
Views: 9,356
Posted By Skymong

Yes, the RAAF will take Pilot candidates who have...

Yes, the RAAF will take Pilot candidates who have had LASEK eye surgery, I'm not sure exactly what the pre-surgery limits are.
20th May 2013, 09:19
Replies: 3,849
Views: 1,959,722
Posted By Skymong

Sounds like you are well on your way to getting a...

Sounds like you are well on your way to getting a good grounding in leadership experience!

As for Cadets, I would say absolutely. They will give you a taste of what life is like in the forces and...
20th May 2013, 02:42
Replies: 3,849
Views: 1,959,722
Posted By Skymong

Hi FlyingCharlie01- defencejobs.gov has the...

Hi FlyingCharlie01- defencejobs.gov has the information on height requirements for a Class 1 medical : Additional Requirements | Pilot - Defence Jobs Australia...
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