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26th Jul 2016, 06:10
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Posted By Jimmyjerez

EGXY - sorry just what heard from old mates on...

EGXY - sorry just what heard from old mates on messages and stuff good news that it is all still going well and what people were saying is wrong

When is date first School going to be back flying...
23rd Jul 2016, 06:06
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Posted By Jimmyjerez

Apparrently they've given up on fixing any more...

Apparrently they've given up on fixing any more vigs and only 5 vikkings done and months for any more. Rumour around the boys from someone in the know that best case is only three schools will now...
23rd Jun 2016, 19:45
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Posted By Jimmyjerez

Can anyone give me some infomation about mid air...

Can anyone give me some infomation about mid air collision stuff - mate tells me apparently Tutor has TCAS and FLARM after accidents. VIgilant and Viking had nothing not even Mode C transponders...
4th Apr 2016, 15:33
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Posted By Jimmyjerez

Dumb question probably guys but I keep seeing...

Dumb question probably guys but I keep seeing these 'QAIC' cadets in flying suits with presentations and stuff on Twitter and things what is this? Is it some new flying scholarship? Thanks
28th Mar 2016, 11:30
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Posted By Jimmyjerez

A mate on FB who was up there for some Techy...

A mate on FB who was up there for some
Techy training on Vikiing recently said they have failed some big engineering audit in massive fashion only just recently and MAA put them on special measures...
27th Mar 2016, 12:29
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Posted By Jimmyjerez

Much is talked about of on Vikkings that cadets...

Much is talked about of on Vikkings that cadets do loads all day but exactly what are cadets who visit for a days flying allowed to do? Nothing to do with the winch I suppose. Hat training do they...
23rd Mar 2016, 19:37
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Posted By Jimmyjerez

How many hours did it take to get your PPL then?

How many hours did it take to get your PPL then?
23rd Mar 2016, 18:49
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Posted By Jimmyjerez

Thinking about it, the NPPL legal stuff gives...

Thinking about it, the NPPL legal stuff gives Viggie guys cross credits for light aircraft and they have to do about minimum 10hours, pass all PPL ground exams and pass the nav and flying skills...
23rd Mar 2016, 18:22
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Posted By Jimmyjerez

Already lots of non RAF pilot ex civvies and ex...

Already lots of non RAF pilot ex civvies and ex VGS flying AEF apparently, chatted to one doing some stuff at my civvy school only last week.

Will be interesting to see how they convert these...
3rd Nov 2015, 18:36
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Posted By Jimmyjerez

Very interesting read cheers mate I spotted...

Very interesting read cheers mate

I spotted the 'Task the TUcano and Gliding Support Authoirty to identify a clear engineering pathway to improve engine reliability/husbandry' which 'will mitigate...
2nd Nov 2015, 19:29
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Posted By Jimmyjerez

https://email.number10.gov.uk Sent my bit...

https://email.number10.gov.uk

Sent my bit in. Reckon if loads of us email in it will get some big cheese help.
29th Oct 2015, 15:49
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Posted By Jimmyjerez

Whiteboard and pens honest mate The studes...

Whiteboard and pens honest mate

The studes don't take it in from PC stuff I've found in my first times instructing PPLs
29th Oct 2015, 15:48
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Posted By Jimmyjerez

One of my mates that's on a loca squaddron said...

One of my mates that's on a loca squaddron said they had been told that a few thousand cadets down this year
29th Oct 2015, 08:29
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Posted By Jimmyjerez

Appartly it could be million + quid for the...

Appartly it could be million + quid for the vikking repair contracts and viggie mostly getting binned as no cash / too hard to fix. All these gliders would be flying by now and wouldn't need to spend...
21st Oct 2015, 21:28
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Posted By Jimmyjerez

Real shame to hear the news. I was thinking of...

Real shame to hear the news. I was thinking of volunteering at Cosford now I work over that way but apparently guys say it's one of those getting closed down. Will the Viggies get sold off does...
18th Oct 2015, 07:40
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Posted By Jimmyjerez

One my mates said last night that all the...

One my mates said last night that all the glidders and Viggies have been left at the schools when they closed and haven't even been looked at or taken apart? Can't be right as I thought they were all...
13th Oct 2015, 06:57
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Posted By Jimmyjerez

One of my mates on FB said that apparently...

One of my mates on FB said that apparently Viggies all going to be binned as need new engines and wings all cracked or something? Sounds like my old winch mates willbe ok but no motorglidders?
8th Oct 2015, 21:06
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Posted By Jimmyjerez

Apparently boss dudes going to cranwell next...

Apparently boss dudes going to cranwell next weekend and then big briefings all round place after that. Big announcement about closing a load of the schools for good apparently. Really sad, dunno...
12th Sep 2015, 14:53
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Posted By Jimmyjerez

Few beers with my old Viking dudes last week....

Few beers with my old Viking dudes last week. Quite clear the VGS organisation has been destroyed. Most instructors have finally seen the light and done one, the system hasn't a clue what dates VGSS...
20th Jul 2015, 21:55
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Posted By Jimmyjerez

LJ - really has that changed then? Sure I went to...

LJ - really has that changed then? Sure I went to a few of those places and VGS we're doing radio from their caravan thing and provided all the fire cover as well. Good news if the RAF provide proper...
20th Jul 2015, 20:21
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Posted By Jimmyjerez

Flug Spot on. They now want it all run like...

Flug

Spot on. They now want it all run like a proper RAF squadron and station now. fair enough. But they expect unpaid volunteers to do the engineering, driving, run the airfield, run the radio,...
20th Jul 2015, 10:41
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Posted By Jimmyjerez

From what I hear the whole VGS set up is totally...

From what I hear the whole VGS set up is totally screwed. Most of the experienced guys have walked and those that are left were pretty low hours and haven't flown for best part of two years now, will...
4th Jul 2015, 19:04
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Views: 2,853
Posted By Jimmyjerez

What was it that surprised you and what was it...

What was it that surprised you and what was it about the stall recovery?
24th Oct 2014, 19:52
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Views: 7,255
Posted By Jimmyjerez

Make sure you look decent! Seen two guys turn up...

Make sure you look decent! Seen two guys turn up at my place recently with filthy shoes and unironed, stained shirts! Not good
24th Oct 2014, 19:50
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Views: 1,291,945
Posted By Jimmyjerez

Hi all, haven't been on here as busy working the...

Hi all, haven't been on here as busy working the summer weathers been great for us poor pay civvy FIs! How are the glider boys and girls getting on now? Hopefully ok back to speed it's such a shame...
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