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31st May 2021, 21:27
Replies: 23
Views: 5,629
Posted By Fortissimo

The best advice I was ever given on display flyng...

The best advice I was ever given on display flyng was from my late father, who had received it from one of his instructors.

"The aim is to impress, not astonish."
15th May 2021, 08:12
Replies: 76
Views: 19,718
Posted By Fortissimo

By all means read Davies, but bear in mind that...

By all means read Davies, but bear in mind that the book is now over 50 years old and pre-dates FBW (the most modern aircraft mentioned is the A300). His stall recovery advice is no longer taught....
Forum: Jet Blast
10th May 2021, 10:11
Replies: 27
Views: 2,580
Posted By Fortissimo

The rules are here: Unmanned Aircraft System...

The rules are here: Unmanned Aircraft System Operations in UK Airspace Guidance (caa.co.uk) (http://publicapps.caa.co.uk/docs/33/CAP722%20Edition8(p).pdf) From its appearance it is over 3m...
15th Apr 2021, 21:43
Replies: 11
Views: 4,980
Posted By Fortissimo

What is a filibuster bull? Is it an engineering...

What is a filibuster bull? Is it an engineering term? (Genuine question, I have not come across this expression before and wish to understand.)
15th Apr 2021, 21:35
Replies: 20
Views: 5,030
Posted By Fortissimo

I think you will find it was the French army that...

I think you will find it was the French army that invented the practice, as made it easier for officers to lead the retreat.
2nd Apr 2021, 09:16
Replies: 15
Views: 4,970
Posted By Fortissimo

Its called Defence Diplomacy. We have been...

Its called Defence Diplomacy. We have been training Qatari pilots since at least the early 1980s. Any influence that can be exerted on their govt is a good thing, as is exposure of their young...
30th Mar 2021, 08:52
Replies: 88
Views: 31,217
Posted By Fortissimo

I beg to differ. There is a well-established...

I beg to differ. There is a well-established medical link between fatigue and depression - if you are fatigued you are 4 times more likely to become depressed, and vice versa. It is all there in...
26th Mar 2021, 18:28
Replies: 450
Views: 104,683
Posted By Fortissimo

His OBE will be withdrawn, as with any State...

His OBE will be withdrawn, as with any State Award to someone subsequently sentenced to jail. His LS&GC will be removed as the GC bit is self-evidently proven to be wrong, but he will retain the...
23rd Mar 2021, 17:12
Replies: 731
Views: 241,065
Posted By Fortissimo

No, but DoY and DoS might be sweating a bit. Oh,...

No, but DoY and DoS might be sweating a bit. Oh, sorry, I forgot DoY doesn't sweat.
18th Mar 2021, 22:01
Replies: 76
Views: 15,828
Posted By Fortissimo

Cynicism aside, it might be worth considering the...

Cynicism aside, it might be worth considering the span of control for the current Stn Cdr? Details of resident units here (https://www.raf.mod.uk/our-organisation/stations/raf-waddington/) for those...
11th Mar 2021, 22:09
Replies: 224
Views: 54,546
Posted By Fortissimo

Thud, I do not know the officer of whom you...

Thud,

I do not know the officer of whom you speak. I do know that if you don't put good people into recruiting and training, all you succeed in doing is dragging everyone down to the same level...
7th Mar 2021, 16:49
Replies: 224
Views: 54,546
Posted By Fortissimo

From what I recall of the debate at the time,...

From what I recall of the debate at the time, BWoS recruited a retired 2* to advise them. This man's genius extended to another side-by-side jet which, as modern engines were so much more efficient...
3rd Mar 2021, 17:09
Replies: 224
Views: 54,546
Posted By Fortissimo

I went to CFS (Basic) straight from an F4 tour. ...

I went to CFS (Basic) straight from an F4 tour. After the seemingly interminable 6-week ground school we went to do the JP convex with RFS at Church Fenton, as the waterfront was apparently a bit...
24th Feb 2021, 19:26
Replies: 731
Views: 241,065
Posted By Fortissimo

Is it worth noting that all this is media...

Is it worth noting that all this is media speculation? AFAIK we are not gong to hear anything definitive for a few weeks yet. They are entitled to their opinions, but what Lord West thinks about...
16th Feb 2021, 18:03
Replies: 7
Views: 2,616
Posted By Fortissimo

It's good to know that Admiral West thinks its...

It's good to know that Admiral West thinks its time there was another RN CDS, but to be fair he has been thinking that since the days of Admiral Boyce. But it's very thoughtful of him to chip in as...
12th Feb 2021, 07:13
Replies: 2
Views: 1,050
Posted By Fortissimo

This is worth a read (even if it is Wiki). ...

This is worth a read (even if it is Wiki). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daniel_James_Jr. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daniel_James_Jr.)
11th Feb 2021, 18:27
Replies: 85
Views: 18,415
Posted By Fortissimo

Has anyone ever worked out what the saving would...

Has anyone ever worked out what the saving would be if the wegiments were all made to wear the same uniforms? Or what the cost is of teaching people how to signal a cavalry charge using a sword?
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8th Feb 2021, 21:43
Replies: 58
Views: 12,789
Posted By Fortissimo

There was a story (not military but thread...

There was a story (not military but thread related) from a student halls tower block in Manchester (UMIST, not a proper university) in the mid-70s. Co-ordinated flush, called via the stairwell,...
4th Feb 2021, 09:48
Replies: 222
Views: 76,552
Posted By Fortissimo

The news from HMT is that everyone serving on 31...

The news from HMT is that everyone serving on 31 March 2012 and forced onto AFPS15 will be transferred back to whatever scheme they were on at the time. As expected, everyone serving on 1 Apr 2022...
31st Jan 2021, 19:07
Replies: 130
Views: 38,695
Posted By Fortissimo

Stuka, tdracer has a point, you are not...

Stuka,

tdracer has a point, you are not comparing like with like. I have taken the time previously and again today to look at the cases you cite of "crews forcing an unsafe aircraft into the...
26th Jan 2021, 11:51
Replies: 51
Views: 10,510
Posted By Fortissimo

On3and6 I think it is an on the day...

On3and6


I think it is an on the day calculation as there is no way of the system knowing how long you plan to serve for, although the pension itself (rather than EDP) will be calculated from...
19th Jan 2021, 10:39
Replies: 38
Views: 6,239
Posted By Fortissimo

Many moons ago, as a student at Valley in the...

Many moons ago, as a student at Valley in the heady days of Support Command, I was pinged to guard the Ops block on what was advertised as a TACEVAL, clutching a broomstick labelled "CPX RIFLE". I...
13th Jan 2021, 13:13
Replies: 186
Views: 31,403
Posted By Fortissimo

I was involved in 4 firings from the F4, all of...

I was involved in 4 firings from the F4, all of which were 'interesting' in one way or another. My first was an 9G telemetry round on APC when I was still on convex. It was a successful firing but...
6th Jan 2021, 14:12
Replies: 51
Views: 10,510
Posted By Fortissimo

You cannot provide the required remedy that way,...

You cannot provide the required remedy that way, because the people who were allowed to stay on their old scheme and who now have those pensions in payment will still have an age-related advantage...
5th Jan 2021, 09:39
Replies: 224
Views: 54,546
Posted By Fortissimo

It's a long time ago, but I think I included the...

It's a long time ago, but I think I included the option for studes to use the short provided they were cleared and the X-wind was in limits; priority was always to deal with solo studes, balancing...
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