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16th Apr 2021, 11:33
Replies: 30
Views: 10,195
Posted By Sandy Parts

Cheers PoorlyPA - hopefully someone will note...

Cheers PoorlyPA - hopefully someone will note your case and update the relevant directives to make it so for all future PA Med Dischargees (I have my doubts on that sadly).
I know there are a LOT...
15th Apr 2021, 10:51
Replies: 30
Views: 10,195
Posted By Sandy Parts

Suspect this issue will raise its head far more...

Suspect this issue will raise its head far more often with re-joiners and the new retirement age of 60. Not sure the RAF has yet taken the extra 5 years into account when it comes to fitness/medical...
30th Mar 2021, 12:16
Replies: 2
Views: 1,951
Posted By Sandy Parts

The ‘scream if you want to go faster’ bit has...

The ‘scream if you want to go faster’ bit has been there for a few years now. I know staff were warned of impending move back in 2018 but guessing ‘fiscal profiling’ involved in the actual date.
19th Feb 2021, 14:22
Replies: 30
Views: 9,310
Posted By Sandy Parts

yea but it was fun on the bus to the jet leaning...

yea but it was fun on the bus to the jet leaning forward and switching off the battery powered intake fan on the handbag and seeing how long it was before your victim wondered why breathing was so...
4th Feb 2021, 15:28
Replies: 468
Views: 302,563
Posted By Sandy Parts

but think of the amount of rations to get through...

but think of the amount of rations to get through :p
6th Jan 2021, 09:45
Replies: 197
Views: 65,750
Posted By Sandy Parts

Longstanding issue that has been ignored by UK...

Longstanding issue that has been ignored by UK Govt for years to avoid creating a fuss over small fry. Will now be an interesting diplomatic issue for the UK and Eire govts.
30th Dec 2020, 08:29
Replies: 50
Views: 13,768
Posted By Sandy Parts

All the related paperwork mentions that the...

All the related paperwork mentions that the statement from Veterans UK only covers your current service pension. Any other pension investments also have to be considered and the tax man expects you...
22nd Dec 2020, 16:26
Replies: 23
Views: 9,168
Posted By Sandy Parts

true - we service types all know that ‘stores’ is...

true - we service types all know that ‘stores’ is where you go to be told “we’ve only got one left and we’re keeping it in case someone needs it” aka ‘the window of no’
22nd Dec 2020, 10:08
Replies: 23
Views: 9,168
Posted By Sandy Parts

Sell ‘on mass’? So pay by weight? :ugh:

Sell ‘on mass’? So pay by weight? :ugh:
22nd Dec 2020, 10:06
Replies: 8
Views: 5,031
Posted By Sandy Parts

Simple communication error. Agent was instructed...

Simple communication error. Agent was instructed to poison the breakfast cereal but misunderstood “put it on his Shreddies”
1st Dec 2020, 06:48
Replies: 63
Views: 16,861
Posted By Sandy Parts

Who is actually behind this? Nothing on the MoD...

Who is actually behind this? Nothing on the MoD site?
19th Nov 2020, 13:29
Replies: 53
Views: 16,999
Posted By Sandy Parts

I had tried to be polite and circumspect in my...

I had tried to be polite and circumspect in my post. I know the area well and some of those on the aircraft that day. The birds were gulls as Sideshow Bob has elaborated. I'd suggest if there is a...
18th Nov 2020, 15:21
Replies: 53
Views: 16,999
Posted By Sandy Parts

Please ensure correct information is used - the...

Please ensure correct information is used - the report says "the aircraft flew through a dense flock of sea birds..." and "After the accident 77 dead sea birds were found on or near the runway"....
18th Nov 2020, 10:42
Replies: 48
Views: 17,464
Posted By Sandy Parts

should be with us soon - being dropped off in...

should be with us soon - being dropped off in something called Nimrod 2000 apparently...:)
28th Oct 2020, 11:24
Replies: 6
Views: 2,821
Posted By Sandy Parts

or does it....In 2011, Canada decided to withdraw...

or does it....In 2011, Canada decided to withdraw (https://www.canada.ca/en/department-national-defence/news/2018/02/canada_rejoins_natoairbornewarningandcontrolsystemprogram.html) from the NATO...
27th Oct 2020, 16:40
Replies: 109
Views: 37,468
Posted By Sandy Parts

Well done John and close second place to OmegaV6....

Well done John and close second place to OmegaV6. Part of the momentoes collected by Ferrari and displayed at their private test track 'Fiorano' within Maranello town.
Back in the 90s we used to...
27th Oct 2020, 11:58
Replies: 109
Views: 37,468
Posted By Sandy Parts

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/...

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/800x600/starfightercompressed_4acc3a734db8a1f9a5a6d5c67bf10a3888d46772.jpg
but where is this one? (petrolheads will know...)
9th Oct 2020, 09:49
Replies: 25
Views: 7,617
Posted By Sandy Parts

Cheers LJ - I didn't even know all those existed ...

Cheers LJ - I didn't even know all those existed - wonder why MSO = "Mission System Officer" not "Mission System Operator" to fit in with the long established WSOp (...operator) vs WSO (...officer)...
2nd Oct 2020, 09:59
Replies: 897
Views: 320,336
Posted By Sandy Parts

Given budget cancellation, I'd expect delay to...

Given budget cancellation, I'd expect delay to the review. Think I've already seen mutterings to that effect in reports in the Times.
1st Sep 2020, 08:44
Replies: 13
Views: 4,153
Posted By Sandy Parts

"The aircraft was said to be "fully involved...

"The aircraft was said to be "fully involved (https://www.13newsnow.com/article/news/local/virginia/eastern-shore/accomack-county-aircraft-crash/291-6573adf3-e34d-4d0f-9343-7db5e8587be3)" with a fire...
4th Aug 2020, 23:44
Replies: 73
Views: 16,528
Posted By Sandy Parts

Not sure what you mean by “no PAS pension”? ...

Not sure what you mean by “no PAS pension”?
Your AFPS75 pension is based on your final salary which means it a much better deal then aircrew not on PAS who’s Retention Pay (‘flying pay’) is not...
21st Jul 2020, 14:29
Replies: 73
Views: 16,528
Posted By Sandy Parts

now on interweb for those without PLODNet ...

now on interweb for those without PLODNet
https://www.gov.uk/government/news/armed-forces-personnel-to-receive-2-pay-rise
21st Jul 2020, 14:26
Replies: 265
Views: 100,635
Posted By Sandy Parts

One for the younger viewers (if there are any on...

One for the younger viewers (if there are any on prune..). If/when you do move to AFPS15, if you leave and then re-join (regular or FTRS), I understand that scheme no longer requires your pension to...
9th Jul 2020, 21:14
Replies: 217
Views: 63,162
Posted By Sandy Parts

DIO ‘own’ everything so they take over keys etc...

DIO ‘own’ everything so they take over keys etc possibly also sub-contacting care and maintenance if awaiting disposal of site. Every closedown is a ‘project’ and has to be funded and managed like...
1st Jul 2020, 14:12
Replies: 21
Views: 5,748
Posted By Sandy Parts

"Morning ATC/EuroControl, can we file OAT direct...

"Morning ATC/EuroControl, can we file OAT direct to AAR xxx?"

"computer says no"
https://i.pinimg.com/originals/a9/be/d2/a9bed2132bb3a25119faab742d2cc124.jpg
25th Jun 2020, 12:02
Replies: 6
Views: 3,163
Posted By Sandy Parts

Suspect not enough frames to justify a niche role...

Suspect not enough frames to justify a niche role for them like wild weasels. Reducing your ‘costs’ by minimising ongoing servicing and the bonus of gaining a load of ‘part used’ spares would also...
19th May 2020, 09:11
Replies: 217
Views: 63,162
Posted By Sandy Parts

pr00ne - if you read the MoD press release -...

pr00ne - if you read the MoD press release - airspace above SCAMPTON will remain the location for display practices....
9th Apr 2020, 09:53
Replies: 66
Views: 28,610
Posted By Sandy Parts

jeez - you'd hope we wouldn't be reading reports...

jeez - you'd hope we wouldn't be reading reports like that in these enlightened air safety minded days. So many places for someone to just go "wait a moment...".
25 years of mil aviation has...
3rd Apr 2020, 08:09
Replies: 128
Views: 102,354
Posted By Sandy Parts

Nice momento photo for those involved. Hope they...

Nice momento photo for those involved. Hope they labelled up those wings to match to the right fuselages.... Sad days for any station going through the close-down process, it feels like taking a...
25th Mar 2020, 16:30
Replies: 11
Views: 3,296
Posted By Sandy Parts

From memory, the pine poles were over 2m long so...

From memory, the pine poles were over 2m long so 1 cadet each end and rules met!
16th Mar 2020, 12:53
Replies: 34
Views: 10,488
Posted By Sandy Parts

Shame - enjoyed a stroll around the grass...

Shame - enjoyed a stroll around the grass airfield perimeter watching a tiger moth carrying out touch and goes while I was visiting for an aviation medical. Sadly, I expect the gain from housing...
13th Mar 2020, 09:02
Replies: 83
Views: 41,510
Posted By Sandy Parts

Hi Easy - fully agree with your para 1. Not...

Hi Easy - fully agree with your para 1.
Not sure about your para 2 - The guidance I've seen elsewhere gives the 63% figure (also earlier in this thread) based on a representative pension with...
12th Mar 2020, 11:56
Replies: 83
Views: 41,510
Posted By Sandy Parts

Hmm - not sure I am. Reading into is a bit more...

Hmm - not sure I am. Reading into is a bit more and along with the current guidance on HMRC pages (https://www.gov.uk/tax-on-your-private-pension/annual-allowance), I think all he has done is...
12th Mar 2020, 09:18
Replies: 83
Views: 41,510
Posted By Sandy Parts

As I understand it (might be wrong - has happened...

As I understand it (might be wrong - has happened :) ) the Budget increased the Annual Allowance?...
6th Mar 2020, 09:29
Replies: 13
Views: 4,245
Posted By Sandy Parts

whiskydrinker - don't bite. The more that don't...

whiskydrinker - don't bite. The more that don't enjoy being up around Lossie, the quieter the roads/pubs are for those that do :)
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