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4th Dec 2021, 18:29
Replies: 165
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Posted By Chugalug2

Now that RAF Cabin Crew are aviators as well as...

Now that RAF Cabin Crew are aviators as well as being crewmembers, does that mean they are at last also aircrew, as per the MAA?
20th Nov 2021, 18:06
Replies: 48
Views: 7,934
Posted By Chugalug2

Sorry, old boy, not quite getting your drift....

Sorry, old boy, not quite getting your drift. There are four possible parties involved here; Zero Petroleum, The Royal Air Force, Kemble Flying Club, and now the aeroplane? The Ikarus C42 with its...
20th Nov 2021, 15:34
Replies: 48
Views: 7,934
Posted By Chugalug2

Interesting comment. Who would be sponsoring who?

Interesting comment. Who would be sponsoring who?
20th Nov 2021, 14:15
Replies: 48
Views: 7,934
Posted By Chugalug2

Yes, promote. What else would you call an...

Yes, promote. What else would you call an aircraft photographed with Zero Petroleum and RAF decals being flown over Kemble airfield by an RAF Gp Capt wearing an RAF flying suit other than promotion?...
20th Nov 2021, 12:04
Replies: 48
Views: 7,934
Posted By Chugalug2

I don't think anyone is getting emotional KB....

I don't think anyone is getting emotional KB. With the UK seriously short of sustainable and economic generated power, the RAF chooses to promote a synthetic fuel process that requires vast amounts...
19th Nov 2021, 22:11
Replies: 52
Views: 17,840
Posted By Chugalug2

Past precedent would seem to indicate that if...

Past precedent would seem to indicate that if that were to be the case it would be someone of 1* or below.
19th Nov 2021, 22:06
Replies: 36
Views: 7,065
Posted By Chugalug2

Is 'airworthy enough' ALARP, is 'airworthy...

Is 'airworthy enough' ALARP, is 'airworthy enough' even a thing? Or was it simply unairworthy because it couldn't be proved to be otherwise. :(
19th Nov 2021, 21:55
Replies: 36
Views: 7,065
Posted By Chugalug2

Thanks dctyke, and I absolutely understand the...

Thanks dctyke, and I absolutely understand the system you describe. I have to assume though that all those aircraft you so despatched were otherwise airworthy. That is the query I raise with these...
18th Nov 2021, 22:44
Replies: 36
Views: 7,065
Posted By Chugalug2

So it pre-supposes a fully airworthy aircraft...

So it pre-supposes a fully airworthy aircraft with the exception of the specific named fault for which the dispensation of a single flight (RTB) is being authorised. So will these two aircraft fit...
18th Nov 2021, 16:53
Replies: 48
Views: 7,934
Posted By Chugalug2

KB :- This you mean? Just more PR puff...

KB :-



This you mean? Just more PR puff (and same Kemble micro-light)

Flight Global :-
18th Nov 2021, 14:19
Replies: 48
Views: 7,934
Posted By Chugalug2

Is that something you know, KB, or something you...

Is that something you know, KB, or something you think you know? The problem with this bit of commercial self promotion is that we are told very little. I suspect that is because there is very little...
18th Nov 2021, 12:30
Replies: 36
Views: 7,065
Posted By Chugalug2

A very good point GR! Somebody should ask them.

A very good point GR! Somebody should ask them.
18th Nov 2021, 12:27
Replies: 36
Views: 7,065
Posted By Chugalug2

So the F700 will state the airworthiness...

So the F700 will state the airworthiness Red/Green Line status? I very much doubt that.
18th Nov 2021, 09:19
Replies: 36
Views: 7,065
Posted By Chugalug2

The different stance implies that whereas the...

The different stance implies that whereas the airframes were to be broken up they are now deemed as fit to fly, ie airworthy. If that was the state all along why the proviso that they be scrapped as...
18th Nov 2021, 00:14
Replies: 48
Views: 7,934
Posted By Chugalug2

THS, as the old fart in question, I do not doubt...

THS, as the old fart in question, I do not doubt that synthetic aviation fuels can be manufactured. The Luftwaffe depended on them when that from the Ploesti Oil Field became unavailable. What I...
17th Nov 2021, 15:16
Replies: 48
Views: 7,934
Posted By Chugalug2

Not when we haven't the 'independent' energy...

Not when we haven't the 'independent' energy resources to do so, no. And even if we had, what meaningful strategic advantage would there be provided from an AVGAS so produced? An Air Force needs as...
17th Nov 2021, 13:43
Replies: 48
Views: 7,934
Posted By Chugalug2

OL, exactly. So all that abundant electricity on...

OL, exactly. So all that abundant electricity on tap in the UK can ensure that RAF AVGAS can now be carbon free. Just about fills all the tick boxes, along with those electric scooters. Someone needs...
11th Nov 2021, 15:28
Replies: 52
Views: 17,840
Posted By Chugalug2

LFH, a real tour de force, sir! If ever I ask...

LFH, a real tour de force, sir! If ever I ask myself again how to best explain the stranglehold the MOD has had over exposing the scandal that is UK Military Air Safety then the answer is simple,...
10th Nov 2021, 12:31
Replies: 172
Views: 43,598
Posted By Chugalug2

Surely our most celebrated and revered member...

Surely our most celebrated and revered member ever! His memory will last as long as we, and PPRuNe, are still around and then some. A most remarkable member of a very special generation.

A glass...
1st Nov 2021, 00:35
Replies: 75
Views: 16,508
Posted By Chugalug2

1. WW2 military aircraft were regulated to the...

1. WW2 military aircraft were regulated to the standards of the time. I flew an aircraft designed back then but that entered service shortly after the war. Between V1 and Safety Speed (below which...
30th Oct 2021, 09:34
Replies: 52
Views: 17,840
Posted By Chugalug2

tuc :- Indeed, tuc. Here we see all the...

tuc :-


Indeed, tuc. Here we see all the safety nets that might assist in helping to search out the truth; various Service Charities, Article 2 Inquests, Informed Pro Bono lawyers, all seemingly...
29th Oct 2021, 21:38
Replies: 266
Views: 54,896
Posted By Chugalug2

Then I hope that the lesson of Shoreham has not...

Then I hope that the lesson of Shoreham has not been lost upon them. What the CAA had assumed for the Hunter turned out to be greatly in error, as mentioned above by tuc. Similarly, it would be...
28th Oct 2021, 11:19
Replies: 75
Views: 16,508
Posted By Chugalug2

The Spanish T1's have the great advantage of not...

The Spanish T1's have the great advantage of not being operated under the auspices of the MOD/MAA. As to why ours haven't been grounded immediately, history reveals they never are. Many fingers are...
27th Oct 2021, 15:05
Replies: 266
Views: 54,896
Posted By Chugalug2

I suggest that there is a difference between, ...

I suggest that there is a difference between,



as proposed by BigPants and to :-



as covered by your linked CAA632 Edition 8.1 link. The first has to be checked out completely (down to...
25th Oct 2021, 11:24
Replies: 84
Views: 15,158
Posted By Chugalug2

Perhaps not, but they too shared in the Berlin...

Perhaps not, but they too shared in the Berlin Airlift (coal was being excavated from their innards on Major Servicings long after) and they were the mainstay of the RAF MRT fleet throughout their...
16th Oct 2021, 11:03
Replies: 75
Views: 16,508
Posted By Chugalug2

Sorry, NM, missed your post and hence late on...

Sorry, NM, missed your post and hence late on parade. There seems to be a continual list of premature fleet retirements at the moment, and the Sentry was not alone in being caused by lack of...
10th Oct 2021, 22:38
Replies: 69
Views: 15,257
Posted By Chugalug2

Jack, my interest in MOD reform concerns...

Jack, my interest in MOD reform concerns returning airworthiness to UK Military Air Fleets. At the moment the default cure for that seems to be grounding fleets that provide a capability seen as...
10th Oct 2021, 17:40
Replies: 69
Views: 15,257
Posted By Chugalug2

Worse I would have thought, but above my...

Worse I would have thought, but above my paygrade, Asturius. Certainly the constant churning of VSOs making their mark (ie 'savings') during their two year stints and being rewarded by then getting...
10th Oct 2021, 11:42
Replies: 69
Views: 15,257
Posted By Chugalug2

The monstrosity that is the Ministry of Defence...

The monstrosity that is the Ministry of Defence was heaped upon us by the Royal Navy, in the person of the Chief of Defence Staff, and ex First Sea Lord, Lord Louis Mountbatten. If the new CDS is...
7th Oct 2021, 17:19
Replies: 266
Views: 54,896
Posted By Chugalug2

The WWII warbird, iffy characteristics or no,...

The WWII warbird, iffy characteristics or no, will have been completely disassembled on initial restoration and rebuilt IAW the appropriate regs, inspected and certified as such, and hence have a...
3rd Oct 2021, 16:26
Replies: 266
Views: 54,896
Posted By Chugalug2

FL :- Now it is my turn to ask you to...

FL :-


Now it is my turn to ask you to prove that statement to be true, FL, for I consider it to be greatly mistaken. That may be the word being put about in the aftermath of the SI that...
3rd Oct 2021, 14:43
Replies: 266
Views: 54,896
Posted By Chugalug2

Bob, we know that Sean Cunningham was killed by...

Bob, we know that Sean Cunningham was killed by an unairworthy system (no safety case) of his unairworthy aircraft type (no safety case). Dervish has asked if any change to that status has happened,...
3rd Oct 2021, 13:21
Replies: 266
Views: 54,896
Posted By Chugalug2

Dervish, thanks for spreading some oil on these...

Dervish, thanks for spreading some oil on these troubled waters. I'm afraid the intervention of outsiders, ie the likes of you and I, is as resented now as it was in our times, if not more so. The...
3rd Oct 2021, 12:13
Replies: 266
Views: 54,896
Posted By Chugalug2

Bob, If I come across as zealot like, then...

Bob,

If I come across as zealot like, then guilty as charged I guess. You've told me before that if you had any concerns about the safety of your aircraft you wouldn't fly it (or words to that...
3rd Oct 2021, 10:19
Replies: 266
Views: 54,896
Posted By Chugalug2

Can you prove that they are airworthy? Unfair...

Can you prove that they are airworthy? Unfair perhaps (as indeed your question was). Better rather to ask, "Can the MAA prove that they are airworthy, or any other military fleet for that matter"....
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