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27th Dec 2018, 13:23
Replies: 10
Views: 2,067
Posted By Ken Scott

So it sounds like I was given incorrect...

So it sounds like I was given incorrect information, I will need to pay for the SEP, FI, IRR & aerobatic rating, but as you say I can't find a charge to add aerobatic instructor to the FI on top of...
25th Dec 2018, 23:13
Replies: 10
Views: 2,067
Posted By Ken Scott

I recently renewed my SEP rating & obtained an...

I recently renewed my SEP rating & obtained an IRR, I then did a military conversion QFI to FI with aerobatic instructor & sent it all off to the CAA to be added to my ATPL. I was told at the flying...
11th Dec 2018, 20:12
Replies: 23
Views: 4,939
Posted By Ken Scott

I think you’ll find with the more modern types a...

I think you’ll find with the more modern types a ‘squeeze of pedal’ is no longer needed - with FBW the aircraft sorts that stuff for you! They’re strictly foot rests.
8th Dec 2018, 08:01
Replies: 32
Views: 10,209
Posted By Ken Scott

I don’t recall parachutes being provided when I...

I don’t recall parachutes being provided when I flew C130 tankers, I guess by my time it had been realized that the opportunity to use them was fantastically small given the most likely incident of...
27th Nov 2018, 05:15
Replies: 36
Views: 5,818
Posted By Ken Scott

Tankertrashnav: lots of precedence for this:...

Tankertrashnav: lots of precedence for this: hundreds if not thousands of DFCs (& DFMs) awarded to members of Bomber Command during WW2 & still no campaign medal!
7th Nov 2018, 11:22
Replies: 50
Views: 11,860
Posted By Ken Scott

This can most likely be attributed to the current...

This can most likely be attributed to the current policy of not 'wasting' money on maintenance but rather waiting to a building is truly broken then (maybe) paying to repair it. Or closing the...
21st Oct 2018, 20:58
Replies: 4
Views: 1,069
Posted By Ken Scott

Klaus Helberg was part of the original Grouse...

Klaus Helberg was part of the original Grouse team parachuted in as Pathfinders for the gliders which subsequently crashed. The story of his epic race to escape German pursuit is pure 'boys own'...
21st Oct 2018, 20:56
Replies: 4
Views: 1,069
Posted By Ken Scott

Did the 'Telemark Eagle' Staff Ride a few years...

Did the 'Telemark Eagle' Staff Ride a few years ago, Nordic skiing on the Hardangaveda Plateau where the team hid out, including a night in the hut that Klaus Helberg built after the war. We followed...
4th Oct 2018, 12:18
Replies: 22
Views: 3,940
Posted By Ken Scott

Many years ago I read an account by a wartime...

Many years ago I read an account by a wartime pilot who stayed on in the peacetime RAF. He said he knew things had changed when he couldn’t find anyone on his Sqn prepared to do night formation...
26th Sep 2018, 11:48
Replies: 116
Views: 21,535
Posted By Ken Scott

No surprises there. Why do you need a nuclear...

No surprises there. Why do you need a nuclear deterrent when you’re on the side of the UK’s enemies?
23rd Sep 2018, 12:39
Replies: 34
Views: 4,559
Posted By Ken Scott

The principal users of civil airports & GAT...

The principal users of civil airports & GAT airspace are the ME fleet & the more modern types are RNAV compliant & more than capable of RNAV approaches. Crews are therefore trained to fly them.
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19th Sep 2018, 13:44
Replies: 197
Views: 55,846
Posted By Ken Scott

I recently met a JP on a Typhoon Sqn, he said it...

I recently met a JP on a Typhoon Sqn, he said it had taken him 8 years from IOT to a FJ Sqn. As many of the RAF’s pilot entrants are graduates that’s reaching a Sqn at circa 30 yo, so what long term...
4th Sep 2018, 19:10
Replies: 197
Views: 55,846
Posted By Ken Scott

Are the ‘mutterings’ because the RAF students...

Are the ‘mutterings’ because the RAF students aren’t paying for their training whereas the civvy students are? Do they think the former are getting it for free? The taxpayer is picking up the tab and...
27th Aug 2018, 14:07
Replies: 86
Views: 11,383
Posted By Ken Scott

PN: the A10 fires depleted Uranium rounds - are...

PN: the A10 fires depleted Uranium rounds - are you sure it’s not one of them?
13th Aug 2018, 20:44
Replies: 86
Views: 11,383
Posted By Ken Scott

I have a bottle of German white wine - flonheimer...

I have a bottle of German white wine - flonheimer uldelberg rabinett, 1987 - from my IOT grad night. It was gopping on the night as I recall but I intend to open it on the day I retire. It can’t have...
8th Aug 2018, 09:57
Replies: 197
Views: 55,846
Posted By Ken Scott

My point entirely. For longer than anyone can...

My point entirely. For longer than anyone can remember the RAF has been trying to put barriers in the way of people leaving, maybe they should try incentivising them to stay - an unfrozen licence at...
6th Aug 2018, 23:20
Replies: 197
Views: 55,846
Posted By Ken Scott

LJ: the mil students will be attending an...

LJ: the mil students will be attending an approved training school that trains non-mil students from zero to CPL/ frozen ATPL, so it would be possible to make the RAF abbreviated course compliant to...
5th Aug 2018, 15:35
Replies: 197
Views: 55,846
Posted By Ken Scott

I hope that 22Gp have ensured that none of the...

I hope that 22Gp have ensured that none of the students will get a commercial licence out of this training - imagine what might happen if they did?! Pilots might stay to the end of their service...
28th Jul 2018, 20:19
Replies: 32
Views: 3,652
Posted By Ken Scott

ORAC: you may be guilty of an ‘ism’ with your...

ORAC: you may be guilty of an ‘ism’ with your blatant bias against an individual solely on your perception that they might be a member of a diverse group of people who are only connected by the type...
28th Jul 2018, 20:11
Replies: 197
Views: 55,846
Posted By Ken Scott

As I recall on the Jetstream you could see your...

As I recall on the Jetstream you could see your wingtips at least, I would imagine that would be less likely to be possible on a swept wing jet like the Phenom. Add in the throttle lag of a jet & I...
27th Jul 2018, 19:21
Replies: 197
Views: 55,846
Posted By Ken Scott

It is rather tragic to think that only a short...

It is rather tragic to think that only a short time ago the RAF could provide its own training in-House, using QFIs that had recent frontline experience (although there were a few that had skulked...
27th Jul 2018, 17:14
Replies: 197
Views: 55,846
Posted By Ken Scott

ME Students now do, I believe, an abbreviated EFT...

ME Students now do, I believe, an abbreviated EFT cse (Aeros & spinning no longer covered?) followed by an abbreviated MELIN (Multi-engine Lead-in) cse, (which itself was reduced by something like 15...
27th Jul 2018, 15:34
Replies: 197
Views: 55,846
Posted By Ken Scott

Rumour has it that adequate separation failed to...

Rumour has it that adequate separation failed to be maintained during a formation sortie....
24th Jul 2018, 12:09
Replies: 142
Views: 27,112
Posted By Ken Scott

BV, on tactical AT ac it used to be standard...

BV, on tactical AT ac it used to be standard policy for us to collect/ drop off via a unit’s home base but this changed a number of years ago probably due to airfield fire cover etc as described...
24th Jul 2018, 11:33
Replies: 142
Views: 27,112
Posted By Ken Scott

Agree MPN11, RAF Regt’s active clearance of the...

Agree MPN11, RAF Regt’s active clearance of the airfield environs was always preferred to the US’s reactive approach which would hit with massive force the area where an aggressor had fired from but...
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