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18th Mar 2009, 21:27
Replies: 148
Views: 14,659
Posted By Truckkie

Nope - take over as SO1 (NCA) Manning.

Nope - take over as SO1 (NCA) Manning.
18th Mar 2009, 20:40
Replies: 148
Views: 14,659
Posted By Truckkie

And how long would it be before SNCO pilots look...

And how long would it be before SNCO pilots look at the Officer pay scales and wonder why they are not getting the same basic or flying pay?

Lowering or capping(PAS) Officer Aircrew wages would...
17th Mar 2009, 22:53
Replies: 148
Views: 14,659
Posted By Truckkie

Gents Despite the numerous bites etc... ...

Gents

Despite the numerous bites etc...

Can you honestly see the RAF doing away with most of its Officer Aircrew?

I think not - aptitude is one thing. Do you think the purple-blooded Air...
17th Mar 2009, 18:56
Replies: 148
Views: 14,659
Posted By Truckkie

Gents - don't take this the wrong way.....but ...

Gents - don't take this the wrong way.....but

Can you actually see a Sgt pilot flying Typhoon?

How about A400M/FSTA/C17 etc

How many Sgt pilots will make Sqn Cdrs/Stn Cdrs or AOCs etc?
...
17th Mar 2009, 16:58
Replies: 30
Views: 5,545
Posted By Truckkie

Again - WHO CARES? :mad:

Again - WHO CARES?

:mad:
17th Mar 2009, 16:54
Replies: 148
Views: 14,659
Posted By Truckkie

We're all officers first and Pilot/Nav second. ...

We're all officers first and Pilot/Nav second.

How would you run a career pattern if you only had officers for exec positions?

Where would your junior pilots come from?

I wouldn't have...
16th Mar 2009, 07:57
Replies: 66
Views: 9,128
Posted By Truckkie

Again, the above poster seems to have missed the...

Again, the above poster seems to have missed the point.

If we need to get somewhere quickly, in a strategic role, then we either augment the crew to give us a 24hr crew duty period or we use a...
14th Mar 2009, 20:22
Replies: 14
Views: 2,268
Posted By Truckkie

Don't think there will be space for that!! ...

Don't think there will be space for that!!

No room now in the messes, blocks or patches. Most people at Lye will have to stay in accmn there as Brize will not have enough.

No school spaces in...
14th Mar 2009, 16:42
Replies: 14
Views: 2,268
Posted By Truckkie

Got to wait for the current Lyneham occupants to...

Got to wait for the current Lyneham occupants to leave first...

What with the delays to Project Catara, oops sorry, 'Future Brize'

Wouldn't rush to put my name down for quarters at Lye yet as...
13th Mar 2009, 18:33
Replies: 46
Views: 9,222
Posted By Truckkie

Pat taught one of my oppos on one of the first...

Pat taught one of my oppos on one of the first QHCI courses - a true gent and an absloute professional in everything he did.

Sadly missed.
12th Mar 2009, 17:51
Replies: 66
Views: 9,128
Posted By Truckkie

Hot rumour at the mo is either 1,4 or 9 C130Js...

Hot rumour at the mo is either 1,4 or 9 C130Js straight from the factory (US Spec) and more C17s

Lets hope that's true:ok:

This is to offset the probable cancellation of A400M which is a 4.2...
12th Mar 2009, 08:19
Replies: 66
Views: 9,128
Posted By Truckkie

Flipster et al I think the only surge Lye...

Flipster et al

I think the only surge Lye could cope with is a push to the Five Bells!!

5 more J's would help sort some of the problem if bought now with the right kit!

However, keeping...
10th Mar 2009, 12:50
Replies: 66
Views: 9,128
Posted By Truckkie

Hey Juliet - don't jump to conclusions about...

Hey Juliet - don't jump to conclusions about every 'south-side'.

A lot of us have done 'north-side' - well before the J arrived!!!!

We're all one big happy family south-side:ok:

I think...
9th Mar 2009, 08:32
Replies: 66
Views: 9,128
Posted By Truckkie

What we actually need is 5/6 C130J (Mk4s) fully...

What we actually need is 5/6 C130J (Mk4s) fully equipped with externals, decent floor and winch, RWR, etc, etc.

This 'mini-fleet' could be put to very good use releasing 5/6 'standard' C130Js...
8th Mar 2009, 16:25
Replies: 66
Views: 9,128
Posted By Truckkie

Aircraft requires refuelling, servicing, minor...

Aircraft requires refuelling, servicing, minor (and sometimes major) rectification, re-arming and re-roling.

While the crew is 'resting' all this is carried out by only a few engineers who also...
8th Mar 2009, 08:26
Replies: 142
Views: 23,974
Posted By Truckkie

Not that easy to deactivate a lot of said...

Not that easy to deactivate a lot of said equipment. Just having it fitted will actually security classify the airframe.

Not fitting it is not an option either - can't have a military...
7th Mar 2009, 14:40
Replies: 66
Views: 9,128
Posted By Truckkie

Stopstart:- I know of a good use for a...

Stopstart:-

I know of a good use for a 'mini-fleet' for a couple of years which would release 5 'standard' C130Js back to the airframe pool. Maybe even allow us to modify our own frames with a...
7th Mar 2009, 11:36
Replies: 66
Views: 9,128
Posted By Truckkie

Just buy 5 more C130Js, fully specced from LM, to...

Just buy 5 more C130Js, fully specced from LM, to replace the SFC130Ks.

This will allow the remaining C130Js to be left in the general AT pool.

Leasing - what a waste of money. Buy them NOW -...
3rd Mar 2009, 17:38
Replies: 179
Views: 42,218
Posted By Truckkie

How many ex-ITC cadets have gone through IOT? ...

How many ex-ITC cadets have gone through IOT?

Just been wondering how many graduates of the ITC have gone on to careers as Officers in the RAF and other services.

Bet it is quite a high...
27th Feb 2009, 18:33
Replies: 24
Views: 4,156
Posted By Truckkie

I'm staying in as I took an offer of PAS last...

I'm staying in as I took an offer of PAS last year.

Stay front-line military flying, keep my ATPL current and re-evaluate after 6 years productive PA service at age 44.

Suits me - have been...
27th Feb 2009, 18:28
Replies: 142
Views: 23,974
Posted By Truckkie

Er - isn't that 216 Sqn and their Tristars...

Er - isn't that 216 Sqn and their Tristars various?

3 C2s for the main pax schedule - Tankers and PCF for the rest?

:ok:
26th Feb 2009, 11:23
Replies: 839
Views: 176,874
Posted By Truckkie

Stopstart You are quite correct - the Sqn...

Stopstart

You are quite correct - the Sqn and some of it's personnel were going to be intitial cadre.

Along with a mixture of rotary, ISTAR, AT and AAR crews to provide the mix of operational...
26th Feb 2009, 08:36
Replies: 839
Views: 176,874
Posted By Truckkie

All the arguments point to more C17s and C130Js. ...

All the arguments point to more C17s and C130Js.

Training costs minimal as fleets currently in service.

Logistics and engineering already in place.

Proven capability as both types...
26th Jan 2009, 16:06
Replies: 839
Views: 176,874
Posted By Truckkie

Just where in the current OrBat will the A400M...

Just where in the current OrBat will the A400M sit?

Too big for tactical work with associated airdrop/para problems

Too small for strat - not a big enough payload or the range of a C17
...
25th Jan 2009, 12:24
Replies: 839
Views: 176,874
Posted By Truckkie

Great! Overweight, less payload and not...

Great!

Overweight, less payload and not able to carry out tactical type approaches.

What a great tactical airlift platform:mad:

Less than 30 tons payload - what's the point?

More C17s...
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