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Posted By backtothebeat

Hi I have just completed my MEP/MEIR/CPL...

Hi

I have just completed my MEP/MEIR/CPL with an ATO for a UK licence. I did my training in Poland.
Personaly I think its a bit of an impossible question to ask at this time..
However...
I...
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Posted By backtothebeat

Ive trained there (also)

hello.
I completed MEP/MEIR/CPL(A) with Smart Aviation Poznan in small blocks of time from December 2020 finishing in August 2021.
I was working for a UK licence and I now have my UKCAA licence in...
Forum: Rotorheads
22nd Jul 2021, 14:26
Replies: 163
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Posted By backtothebeat

nothing is new in police work. I posted this...

nothing is new in police work.
I posted this almost a decade ago. .!




https://www.pprune.org/rotorheads/556712-uk-npas-discussion-thread-mk-5-a-post8874796.html#post8874796
Forum: Rotorheads
26th Mar 2021, 16:47
Replies: 163
Views: 42,191
Posted By backtothebeat

Having been one of the TFOs that was given...

Having been one of the TFOs that was given marching orders for daring to not toe the party line at the beginning all I can say is I will dance a little jig when it finally falls.
I was literally...
Forum: Rotorheads
19th Mar 2021, 15:15
Replies: 163
Views: 42,191
Posted By backtothebeat

the original contract/agreement as I read it... ...

the original contract/agreement as I read it...
was that 50% or more of the Police Chiefs need to want to end it, before it can be wound up.
Forum: Rotorheads
12th Dec 2017, 00:00
Replies: 298
Views: 111,293
Posted By backtothebeat

The original contract stated if more than half of...

The original contract stated if more than half of the England and Wales forces decided to opt out then the whole thing would be dissolved...
Not sure if that has been amended since.

Short of...
13th Feb 2017, 17:06
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Views: 84,907
Posted By backtothebeat

Does anyone know how many candidates will be on...

Does anyone know how many candidates will be on the course.?
It reads to me tha there will be places offered to the top 8 at the end of the course ..
But how many others are there...?
Its a big...
Forum: Rotorheads
5th Mar 2015, 14:52
Replies: 299
Views: 55,770
Posted By backtothebeat

UK NPAS discussion thread: Mk 5

There is a get out clause in the collaboration agreement. I can't remember the exact figure but I think it's about 50%.
If 50% or more of the contributing forces decide to pull out, then the whole...
Forum: Rotorheads
26th Feb 2015, 18:25
Replies: 299
Views: 55,770
Posted By backtothebeat

Yep got to agree with others on that one. NPAS...

Yep got to agree with others on that one.
NPAS are simply reinventing the wheel.

My unit was part of a regional collaboration and it was very easy to get another a/c to come and take over a...
Forum: Rotorheads
22nd Feb 2015, 11:14
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Views: 55,770
Posted By backtothebeat

UK NPAS discussion thread: Mk 5

Unfortunately RPs mental image of what UK air support was/should be. Bears no resemblance to reality.
The day to day operations of a police helicopter (as was) are way beyond the capability of a...
Forum: Rotorheads
21st Feb 2015, 11:38
Replies: 299
Views: 55,770
Posted By backtothebeat

UK NPAS discussion thread: Mk 5

Sky sports.
David Cameron GAVE 600 million to Pakistan in a one off gift aid package in his first year in office.
At the time the entire U.K. Police air support budget was estimated at 60 million...
Forum: Rotorheads
20th Feb 2015, 17:25
Replies: 299
Views: 55,770
Posted By backtothebeat

There are lots and lots of bobbies who ARE...

There are lots and lots of bobbies who ARE (police)aviation experts...!
Unfortunately where NPAS failed was that they didnt take on any of these people on nor did they listen to those who were able...
Forum: Rotorheads
9th Nov 2014, 20:56
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Posted By backtothebeat

Don't know where your figures are from but; ...

Don't know where your figures are from but;

Pay Scales (http://www.westmidspolfed.com/advice-regs/?/Pay/Pay-Scales)



These vacancies are for civilian posts not police officers. Thus the low...
Forum: Rotorheads
9th Nov 2014, 17:52
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Views: 1,051,143
Posted By backtothebeat

Just popping my head above the parapet for this. ...

Just popping my head above the parapet for this.
The MAXIMUM salary for a PC in England and Wales is 36519pa.
This is attainable after ten years service.
...
Forum: Rotorheads
24th Oct 2013, 17:55
Replies: 668
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Posted By backtothebeat

Take care coconutty. Have always been able to...

Take care coconutty.
Have always been able to tell that you had spent a good amount of time at the sharp end.
And your right about people being silenced. Fear and trepidation are walking amongst...
Forum: Rotorheads
14th Oct 2013, 21:53
Replies: 2,913
Views: 911,198
Posted By backtothebeat

I didn't think you needed to be a paramedic /...

I didn't think you needed to be a paramedic / technician for winch operator ?
Forum: Rotorheads
23rd Sep 2013, 20:59
Replies: 2,913
Views: 911,198
Posted By backtothebeat

UK SAR 2013 privatisation: the new thread

So do we know if there is any chance of feedback for those rejected for the crew roles at Bristows... ?
Forum: Rotorheads
27th Jul 2013, 13:15
Replies: 256
Views: 94,647
Posted By backtothebeat

UK NPAS discussion: new thread

haha. Indeed PA News. Spoken as only someone who has been at the "sharp end" could..!
Forum: Rotorheads
27th Jul 2013, 10:54
Replies: 256
Views: 94,647
Posted By backtothebeat

UK NPAS discussion: new thread

Yeah yeah yeah.
I'm not saying that police work isn't thoroughly enhanced by having an a/c available. I've been doing police work from the air for a decade so you don't have to sell it to me. I...
Forum: Rotorheads
26th Jul 2013, 23:31
Replies: 256
Views: 94,647
Posted By backtothebeat

So the police can't do police work without...

So the police can't do police work without helicopters ?
Forum: Rotorheads
26th Jul 2013, 18:25
Replies: 256
Views: 94,647
Posted By backtothebeat

UK NPAS discussion: new thread

I think you can safely say that ANY force could chop its aircraft and the world wouldn't end..!!

Police work was being successfully carried out way before helicopters got involved.
Forum: Rotorheads
22nd Jul 2013, 09:58
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Views: 911,198
Posted By backtothebeat

Having spent the last ten years flying as a...

Having spent the last ten years flying as a police air observer can I just say that we don't fly anywhere based on a postcode..?

Admittedly we tend to cover a small area compared to a SAR crew...
Forum: Rotorheads
12th Jul 2013, 22:16
Replies: 256
Views: 94,647
Posted By backtothebeat

UK NPAS discussion: new thread

What is meant by "NPAS engineering".
Where is/was that based..?
Forum: Rotorheads
13th Apr 2013, 14:36
Replies: 950
Views: 179,805
Posted By backtothebeat

I thought the yorkshire mutual aid set up, prior...

I thought the yorkshire mutual aid set up, prior to NPAS was that WPOL provided the 24 hr cover with humpol and SYP working 19.5hrs each..?
How does that equate to “In the past we only had cover...
Forum: Rotorheads
30th Mar 2013, 02:00
Replies: 950
Views: 179,805
Posted By backtothebeat

NE region is all ahead go then as of Monday .! ...

NE region is all ahead go then as of Monday .!

Have humbpol and durpol/celeveland actually signed off ....?
Forum: Rotorheads
27th Mar 2013, 03:53
Replies: 950
Views: 179,805
Posted By backtothebeat

Well it's now Wednesday. Easter weekend is...

Well it's now Wednesday.
Easter weekend is approaching.
That leaves 3 working days before the NE region launch.
I think they will be an aircraft short next week..!!

You would've thought...
Forum: Rotorheads
26th Mar 2013, 02:44
Replies: 950
Views: 179,805
Posted By backtothebeat

Yeah but that sort of thing couldn't happen now...

Yeah but that sort of thing couldn't happen now that a big organisation is in charge of the whole thing could it..!

I mean they wouldn't close down directly employed Police maintenance bases if a...
Forum: Rotorheads
7th Oct 2012, 13:30
Replies: 121
Views: 32,975
Posted By backtothebeat

Yes well if we can keep the trolls off the thread...

Yes well if we can keep the trolls off the thread then people can get on with the business in hand. Silsoe should also realise that I may only have been posting a short time, but that doesn't mean...
Forum: Rotorheads
7th Oct 2012, 08:01
Replies: 121
Views: 32,975
Posted By backtothebeat

[/QUOTE] [/QUOTE] Don't you ever get...

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Don't you ever get fed up being constantly reminded of how unarmed you are in a battle of wits? :ok:[/QUOTE]

Silsoe I wasn't aware there was a battle going on..?
It's...
Forum: Rotorheads
6th Oct 2012, 16:54
Replies: 121
Views: 32,975
Posted By backtothebeat

Ah Silsoe my mistake. Your not ex mil are...

Ah Silsoe my mistake.
Your not ex mil are you..

We cops at our unit do take the p£ss out of "our" pilots.. And VERY much vice versa..
by the way "cop" isn't a derogatory term I don't see why...
Forum: Rotorheads
6th Oct 2012, 09:44
Replies: 121
Views: 32,975
Posted By backtothebeat

Silsoe that's called banter.. All pilots need...

Silsoe that's called banter..
All pilots need the p£ss taking out of them on a regular basis, every knows that..?
And why don't the cops you work with like being called cops..? Are you sure about...
Forum: Rotorheads
5th Oct 2012, 22:49
Replies: 121
Views: 32,975
Posted By backtothebeat

Fly for fun... Really...! Is that where you...

Fly for fun...
Really...! Is that where you want to go..
Ok theres a pilot in the room, let's talk about you... and sorry for intruding..!!

However before we do...
Thank you tigerfish...
Forum: Rotorheads
5th Oct 2012, 14:04
Replies: 121
Views: 32,975
Posted By backtothebeat

Fly for fun. No the thread isn't for self...

Fly for fun.

No the thread isn't for self adulation. But feel free to give some. ;)

I just wanted to specifically steer it towards cops.

After all the government on ALL their comments and...
Forum: Rotorheads
5th Oct 2012, 10:35
Replies: 121
Views: 32,975
Posted By backtothebeat

Faithless I should keep your CV handy. I think...

Faithless I should keep your CV handy.
I think in the near future there will be mixed crews of civi and cops.
You'll be just what they're looking for. Mil pension behind you, thus cheap to employ...
Forum: Rotorheads
5th Oct 2012, 09:59
Replies: 121
Views: 32,975
Posted By backtothebeat

Wagging finger. This thread isn't so much...

Wagging finger.

This thread isn't so much about NPAS as about Winsor.

I wouldn't be hanging up my flying kit if it was just NPAS.

It's Winsor which is the issue. Officers...
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