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11th Aug 2017, 11:07
Replies: 266
Views: 115,153
Posted By Speed Twelve

Ah, fair enough old chap. Yes, I do agree that...

Ah, fair enough old chap. Yes, I do agree that the 'core' ethos should come from those who have been there, done that, on ops. I don't know how the military will sustain a flow of QFIs in the future...
10th Aug 2017, 21:53
Replies: 266
Views: 115,153
Posted By Speed Twelve

just another jocky; BEagle. There are plenty...

just another jocky; BEagle.

There are plenty of ex front-line people in the training system. Of the five at my current unit, 3 have plenty of time flying ops in everything from Corporate to...
10th Aug 2017, 00:38
Replies: 266
Views: 115,153
Posted By Speed Twelve

OK, I'll bite. BEagle, I've read your opinion on...

OK, I'll bite. BEagle, I've read your opinion on the contractorisation of military flying training on PPrune. I've been a civvy contractor Tutor QFI for the last 12 yrs. Consistently assessed by CFS...
20th Aug 2014, 23:24
Replies: 47
Views: 7,081
Posted By Speed Twelve

Interesting. Anything that requires you to push...

Interesting. Anything that requires you to push away to pitch up is a black art to me!
20th Aug 2014, 22:54
Replies: 47
Views: 7,081
Posted By Speed Twelve

Thanks Genghis. Is the issue with flexwings...

Thanks Genghis.

Is the issue with flexwings due to the wing locking into a certain position due to aero loads and therefore having to be manhandled into a recovery position?
20th Aug 2014, 22:18
Replies: 47
Views: 7,081
Posted By Speed Twelve

Cheers Genghis, but that article covers UP...

Cheers Genghis, but that article covers UP recovery on instruments, standard for all instrument-rated pilots as you know.

I was wondering if civilian pilots were taught Unusual Position recovery...
20th Aug 2014, 21:24
Replies: 47
Views: 7,081
Posted By Speed Twelve

Current UK military training for the Tutor is...

Current UK military training for the Tutor is still as Beags, Dan etc have mentioned above. The symptom of an incipient spin is undemanded roll, centralise control column and rudder, leave the...
3rd Jun 2014, 23:14
Replies: 5
Views: 2,192
Posted By Speed Twelve

Sounds like you're about 500m from my...

Sounds like you're about 500m from my ex-girlfriend's house! It's on the opposite side of the loch to you, just south of Ford village. Have fun. Don't forget to experience the wild nightlife in...
9th May 2014, 23:31
Replies: 15
Views: 2,517
Posted By Speed Twelve

Dundee wx can be decent. I managed 30hrs training...

Dundee wx can be decent. I managed 30hrs training in 3 weeks when I did my RAF Flying Scholarship there. That was flying 3 trips a day on the good days however.

Why not visit both Tayside and...
25th Jan 2014, 00:23
Replies: 9
Views: 2,319
Posted By Speed Twelve

I renewed my FI(A) a couple of years ago by...

I renewed my FI(A) a couple of years ago by submitting the details of a CFS trap on the Tutor in lieu of a 'civvy' flight test. I think the trip with CFS had to be within 3 months of the renewal...
21st Sep 2013, 08:05
Replies: 123
Views: 24,766
Posted By Speed Twelve

Grob Viking at 661 VGS Kirknewton in 1985. Sat...

Grob Viking at 661 VGS Kirknewton in 1985. Sat with the canopy open afterwards waiting on the retrieve when the Boss turned up in a Landie and asked if I wanted to stay on as a Staff Cadet. "Err, OK...
26th Nov 2012, 00:25
Replies: 23
Views: 7,185
Posted By Speed Twelve

Modern new-fangled recruitment material.... The...

Modern new-fangled recruitment material.... The CIOs even used to use VHS video to show it. What about the 12 Sqn Banana film, shown using a projector? Bahhhhhh!

Peter Gooding hasn't changed much;...
14th Oct 2010, 21:36
Replies: 9
Views: 3,663
Posted By Speed Twelve

Sad news. Only knew Nige last year for a couple...

Sad news. Only knew Nige last year for a couple of weeks when I was working at 727. Very friendly bloke, with much enthusiasm for flying.

RIP
27th May 2010, 23:43
Replies: 5
Views: 1,932
Posted By Speed Twelve

Postfade You have pm.

Postfade

You have pm.
4th May 2010, 18:37
Replies: 134
Views: 52,882
Posted By Speed Twelve

cough Harrier...cough ;)

cough Harrier...cough ;)
Forum: Jet Blast
9th Dec 2009, 19:33
Replies: 19
Views: 4,462
Posted By Speed Twelve

Already recce'd it by 'accidentally' putting the...

Already recce'd it by 'accidentally' putting the house concerned on track during a LL nav. It was cleaned off months ago, unfortunately. I flew over within days of the original news article and the...
16th Oct 2009, 02:25
Replies: 21
Views: 12,483
Posted By Speed Twelve

I had a look round an ex-Luftwaffe F104G...

I had a look round an ex-Luftwaffe F104G recently, and bearing in mind the old 'razor blade leading edge' thing found the reality to be no worse than the leading edge on a metal propeller. In other...
23rd Sep 2009, 22:27
Replies: 118
Views: 22,392
Posted By Speed Twelve

The music at the start with the head-on shots of...

The music at the start with the head-on shots of bananas taking off is also by Vangelis, the track is 'Spiral'.

I, too, remember being shown the film as a young spacie while at AEF & gliding...
13th Aug 2009, 12:24
Replies: 11
Views: 2,239
Posted By Speed Twelve

Doddy Hay was a fitter IIRC at Martin Baker who...

Doddy Hay was a fitter IIRC at Martin Baker who volunteered for live seat testing. He even did some proper zero/zero trials by sitting on a rocket seat in the middle of the airfield and pulling the...
18th Apr 2009, 13:40
Replies: 30
Views: 5,625
Posted By Speed Twelve

Currently Babcock Defence Services 'run' DEFTS in...

Currently Babcock Defence Services 'run' DEFTS in its entirety, supplying air and groundcrew as well as aeroplanes. Serving Mil QFIs are in the minority nowadays, although a lot of the civilian FIs...
3rd Feb 2009, 21:37
Replies: 26
Views: 2,769
Posted By Speed Twelve

Regarding 18 Greens & SAS' mention of DEFTS at...

Regarding 18 Greens & SAS' mention of DEFTS at RAF Barkston Heath, civilian FI courses tend to be available if there's spare capacity alongside the military task.

The training is second-to-none. A...
23rd Dec 2008, 23:57
Replies: 50
Views: 6,389
Posted By Speed Twelve

Overall, chopper2004's defence procurement plans...

Overall, chopper2004's defence procurement plans are sensible policies for a happier Britain, but what's this?????

EFTS:Cessna 172 x 4 sqn

I ain't spending my working day sitting next to...
20th Sep 2008, 00:38
Replies: 20
Views: 1,712
Posted By Speed Twelve

...only if you want to make yourself deeply...

...only if you want to make yourself deeply unpopular. Some of us have to fly for a living, chap. How many lawyers or doctors do you know who provide their professional services 'for free'?

I...
27th Jan 2008, 17:19
Replies: 4
Views: 1,327
Posted By Speed Twelve

I'd heard the manufacturer had gone tits-up, as...

I'd heard the manufacturer had gone tits-up, as they're like rocking-horse schiesse at the moment.
21st Dec 2007, 19:46
Replies: 3,094
Views: 129,679
Posted By Speed Twelve

Paulomarto I'm assuming your post refers to...

Paulomarto

I'm assuming your post refers to the result of a grading interview at AFCO and that you haven't been shortlisted for OASC this time? The AFCO may give you some feedback and guidance if...
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