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2nd Mar 2017, 07:23
Replies: 2
Views: 1,955
Posted By Critical_Al

There are various forms of the terminology in...

There are various forms of the terminology in current use but 'pilot flying' is the person handling the controls at the time, as opposed to 'pilot monitoring' or 'pilot non-flying'. Chances are that...
20th Nov 2015, 05:52
Replies: 36
Views: 8,726
Posted By Critical_Al

It is very disappointing to hear such a negative...

It is very disappointing to hear such a negative response to your sons UAS enquiry. I am fairly certain that whoever spoke to him was not passing on the official policy. He will probably find that he...
18th Aug 2013, 11:29
Replies: 34
Views: 22,850
Posted By Critical_Al

I would give the editor a call or message, he was...

I would give the editor a call or message, he was very helpful when I popped in a few months ago and pretty good on the technical side too. The latest CDs work fine on my Mac. There is even a tablet...
Forum: Tech Log
20th May 2013, 21:16
Replies: 10
Views: 3,380
Posted By Critical_Al

Recycled waste goes round and round the system,...

Recycled waste goes round and round the system, getting riper with every flush! We had such a system which worked fine until about the 12 hour point on very long flights, when it would become full...
2nd May 2013, 20:43
Replies: 18
Views: 3,633
Posted By Critical_Al

Having a Display Manager is vital these days, and...

Having a Display Manager is vital these days, and during the season they are often the hardest working member of the team! The admin burden gets bigger every year and the amount of paperwork required...
6th Feb 2013, 15:57
Replies: 123
Views: 24,115
Posted By Critical_Al

Of course, if enough people decline this generous...

Of course, if enough people decline this generous offer to commit to an as yet unwritten contract, we might end up with a new FRI !

Personally, I was fairly keen to stay anyway, as I enjoy my job...
3rd Feb 2013, 12:47
Replies: 123
Views: 24,115
Posted By Critical_Al

Did anybody in the PA bracket NOT get an offer...

Did anybody in the PA bracket NOT get an offer this time round? AFAIK all the guys eligible on my Sqn received an offer.

I am trying to decide whether to accept an offer that will shape my future...
14th Jun 2011, 19:49
Replies: 13
Views: 1,858
Posted By Critical_Al

If you have any problems with the plates there is...

If you have any problems with the plates there is an easy way to have your concerns heard, submit a DFSOR.
Even the hazard/observations are taken very seriously and are an excellent way get your...
4th Apr 2010, 21:53
Replies: 96
Views: 19,016
Posted By Critical_Al

I was fortunate enough to pick up a copy of the...

I was fortunate enough to pick up a copy of the magazine last week and can assure those pondering whether to pay for a copy that it is well worth obtaining. Either as a nostalgic who's who of the...
4th Jan 2010, 18:55
Replies: 21
Views: 3,871
Posted By Critical_Al

406 Beacons also contain a 121.5 beacon for SAR...

406 Beacons also contain a 121.5 beacon for SAR asset homing. The 406 beacon is picked up by satellite, and a position passed to the ground station. The SAR helicopter etc will then conduct the final...
Forum: Tech Log
2nd Aug 2009, 09:45
Replies: 9
Views: 1,894
Posted By Critical_Al

Not that we have a side stick but on my a/c type...

Not that we have a side stick but on my a/c type we swap seats each flight in turn, and if augmented with a third pilot then occasionally in flight. This never seems to be a problem, with swapping...
24th Feb 2009, 13:12
Replies: 16
Views: 2,480
Posted By Critical_Al

Please forgive my ignorance, but what are the...

Please forgive my ignorance, but what are the proposed changes to aircrew Sqn Ldr's pay? Sounds like I may have missed something (perhaps I should spend more time in work....)
27th Jan 2009, 19:27
Replies: 12
Views: 2,223
Posted By Critical_Al

If you're not happy, do something constructive...

If you're not happy, do something constructive about it. Ring 188, ask for "DII" then say you would like to make a complaint rather than log a problem. You may be surprised by the prompt response and...
9th Sep 2008, 18:08
Replies: 52
Views: 7,743
Posted By Critical_Al

spudfiles.com should be of assistance if you are...

spudfiles.com should be of assistance if you are running out of ideas.

The secret is to get the gas mix right. Its only about 5% gas you need with air, less is definately more as too much will...
11th Jul 2007, 15:08
Replies: 43
Views: 8,448
Posted By Critical_Al

Not just a bar, its a home from home!

I see the DOB staff job justification scheme has found a new target - maybe we could just swap all the blunt fun police at Camp Toss with some of the hard working guys/girls in Iraq or the 'stan. It...
11th Jun 2007, 14:55
Replies: 30
Views: 4,174
Posted By Critical_Al

I've nothing against harsh banter, but do people...

I've nothing against harsh banter, but do people always have to be criticised for asking questions?
I'd have thought it was perfectly reasonable to want to know what the jobs are really like, as...
3rd Jun 2007, 18:39
Replies: 214
Views: 30,986
Posted By Critical_Al

Absolutely, equivalent to WO1. I was out in the...

Absolutely, equivalent to WO1. I was out in the sandpit recently and overheard an Army Sergeant questioning one of the (very old and bold) Masters on my crew as to wether he was sure that he was...
30th Mar 2007, 12:54
Replies: 25
Views: 7,661
Posted By Critical_Al

I also heard a vicious rumour that the formation...

I also heard a vicious rumour that the formation was temporarily 'navigationally challenged' and managed to narrowly miss the airfield and waiting parade. I'm told that some of the local farmers got...
17th Mar 2007, 12:32
Replies: 23
Views: 5,342
Posted By Critical_Al

From my experience, it is relatively common to...

From my experience, it is relatively common to see minor St Elmo's on the Nimrod, but I've mostly seen it in other parts of the world than the UK, where you encounter more 'interesting' weather...
Forum: Tech Log
31st Jan 2006, 21:09
Replies: 46
Views: 6,647
Posted By Critical_Al

The Nimrod that ditched in the Moray Firth had...

The Nimrod that ditched in the Moray Firth had suffered a uncontained fire in the wing-root. The crew-member reporting on the fires progress informed the Captain of the upper wing panels peeling away...
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