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15th May 2018, 14:26
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Posted By Jayand

Largely I suspect due to the fact that most users...

Largely I suspect due to the fact that most users on here are or were aircrew?
I don't doubt that there are recruitment issues across the board, I would like to think like the latest RN programme...
13th May 2018, 11:52
Replies: 35
Views: 5,402
Posted By Jayand

Almost certainly would end up at Lossiemouth...

Almost certainly would end up at Lossiemouth given dwindling number of other bases! You're not comparing Mt Pleasant to Lossie though surely? ;-)
It doesn't have to be hard hitting or too in depth,...
13th May 2018, 08:00
Replies: 35
Views: 5,402
Posted By Jayand

Recruitment is always ongoing and needed. ...

Recruitment is always ongoing and needed.
Perfect opportunity to film out in Akrotiri right now, what better than a hot, sunny overseas base with lots of Operational and social/sporting stuff going...
12th May 2018, 16:38
Replies: 35
Views: 5,402
Posted By Jayand

RAF missing a trick?

Anyone else reckon the RAF is missing a trick with regards to publicity and recruitment?
It seems every time I turn on the tv there is another documentary about he RN, the latest one the very good...
23rd Mar 2018, 16:09
Replies: 372
Views: 288,190
Posted By Jayand

I fear people are getting just a tad...

I fear people are getting just a tad oversensitive about the publication of these photo's due to it being "One of our own"
I don't remember anyone getting too upset about the still and moving images...
21st Mar 2018, 22:13
Replies: 372
Views: 288,190
Posted By Jayand

Are you doubting that this won't be reviewed? ...

Are you doubting that this won't be reviewed?


The experience, training and requirement of any non specialist FJ pax WILL undoubtedly be closely looked at after this, irrespective of whether it...
21st Mar 2018, 17:55
Replies: 372
Views: 288,190
Posted By Jayand

It is very reassuring and not surprising to read...

It is very reassuring and not surprising to read that the guys and girls on the circus do have a robust training programme for their back seat obligations. I wasn't aware of this and was merely...
21st Mar 2018, 11:39
Replies: 372
Views: 288,190
Posted By Jayand

There is a WORLD of difference between receiving...

There is a WORLD of difference between receiving a thorough briefing and actually being well practiced and confident in the drills and skills needed to exit and survive an aircraft crashing or...
21st Mar 2018, 10:35
Replies: 372
Views: 288,190
Posted By Jayand

Show me exactly where I speculated about the...

Show me exactly where I speculated about the cause? In fact I purposely avoided that exact point!
In answer to your questions yes I have been through the process of a backseat briefing on a fastjet...
21st Mar 2018, 10:19
Replies: 372
Views: 288,190
Posted By Jayand

Aside from the physical act of pulling the handle...

Aside from the physical act of pulling the handle and all the decisions and timing that go with that what about the lack of Survival training non aircrew have for these backseat flights? What if an...
21st Mar 2018, 08:38
Replies: 372
Views: 288,190
Posted By Jayand

Irrespective of the cause of this tragic loss...

Irrespective of the cause of this tragic loss this will inevitably lead to searching questions about the carriage of non aircrew in the back of fast jets. There are good reasons why aircrew selection...
30th Jan 2018, 14:39
Replies: 81
Views: 27,040
Posted By Jayand

Brats? by which you mean APPO'S or apprenctices...

Brats? by which you mean APPO'S or apprenctices were not the exclusive users of these.
The airframes at Halton and now Cosford were/are used by aircraft mechs on their basic courses and of course...
1st Dec 2017, 11:38
Replies: 232
Views: 91,660
Posted By Jayand

Did we ever have a Nimrod on the Falklands?...

Did we ever have a Nimrod on the Falklands? Operated from Ascension during the war in 82.
Wouldn't really help very much now that it's lying on the bottom unless very shallow water and you knew...
24th Nov 2017, 15:13
Replies: 232
Views: 91,660
Posted By Jayand

Pasta, thanks I'm very aware of submarine ops and...

Pasta, thanks I'm very aware of submarine ops and there need for secrecy and stealth both in peace and conflict.
There must still be a way to allow for automatic release that is secure enough for...
24th Nov 2017, 13:36
Replies: 232
Views: 91,660
Posted By Jayand

I don't believe for one second that the issues of...

I don't believe for one second that the issues of when it deploys automatically can't be overcome with today's technology. And false alarms are actually very common place for EPIRB activiation on...
23rd Nov 2017, 12:39
Replies: 232
Views: 91,660
Posted By Jayand

What I find astonishing is that there isn't an...

What I find astonishing is that there isn't an EPIRB hit. Surely there are mechanisms in place to release an EPIRB automatically or manually when something disastrous happens? The same difficulty in...
14th Nov 2017, 12:10
Replies: 399
Views: 141,062
Posted By Jayand

Monday morning crew room stories on the Sqn, if...

Monday morning crew room stories on the Sqn, if someone hadn't been beaten up, felt up, got totally messed up and eventually locked up then it was a miraculously quiet weekend lol.
14th Nov 2017, 12:02
Replies: 399
Views: 141,062
Posted By Jayand

Interesting, I'm not sure where they went but I'm...

Interesting, I'm not sure where they went but I'm certain that they weren't flying sorties to the Gulf direct from Bruggen.
The Tornados were deployed in various locations around the gulf well...
26th Aug 2017, 17:35
Replies: 25
Views: 5,645
Posted By Jayand

How old were your kids when they went along?

How old were your kids when they went along?
22nd Aug 2017, 13:47
Replies: 26
Views: 5,594
Posted By Jayand

The phrase pissing in the wind springs to mind! ...

The phrase pissing in the wind springs to mind!
Utter waste of time, money and most importantly life! :ugh:
The biggest terrorist threat to the West comes from within our own borders, people...
14th Aug 2017, 07:56
Replies: 50
Views: 14,502
Posted By Jayand

Travel is of course an essential part of the job...

Travel is of course an essential part of the job and a big draw for many, visiting the above list makes it look very glamorous, and sometimes it is but many times visits to these places will be...
15th Jul 2017, 10:27
Replies: 196
Views: 34,555
Posted By Jayand

Worked with three women on tornado Sqns years ago...

Worked with three women on tornado Sqns years ago who couldn't lift the aircraft ladder up to and onto the cockpit. They couldn't be put together on a servicing team as the job wouldn't be done with...
11th Jul 2017, 09:39
Replies: 9
Views: 3,796
Posted By Jayand

A quick Google search. Full contact details for...

A quick Google search.
Full contact details for Nimitz.
www.nimitz.navy.mil>contact

Given the habit of recording, documenting and photographing everything the US military does I'd say a quick...
11th Jul 2017, 09:32
Replies: 9
Views: 3,796
Posted By Jayand

I'd argue you are denying yourself your best...

I'd argue you are denying yourself your best option by ignoring Facebook. Sign up make contact and when finished delete? And I'm also sure THE USN has a single point contact for media relations etc...
6th Jul 2017, 13:01
Replies: 23
Views: 6,798
Posted By Jayand

Why would you need two Sqns for such a small...

Why would you need two Sqns for such a small number of aircraft?
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