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12th Mar 2015, 09:07
Replies: 132
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Posted By Backwards PLT

JAJ - that is the exact page I was talking about...

JAJ - that is the exact page I was talking about - I get an extra question. Thanks to Leon and Voxpop for explaining why.


Every day is a school day!
11th Mar 2015, 10:13
Replies: 132
Views: 24,517
Posted By Backwards PLT

A few pages in where you enter rank on leaving...

A few pages in where you enter rank on leaving service - last question is "Will you be leaving on Premature Voluntary Retirement terms?"
10th Mar 2015, 20:41
Replies: 132
Views: 24,517
Posted By Backwards PLT

From what I've read and heard it appears as if...

From what I've read and heard it appears as if there is no downside to signing up to 60. Some T&Cs and the start of AFPS15 will happen whatever you do. If you don't sign up you are taking the risk...
5th Mar 2015, 20:37
Replies: 132
Views: 24,517
Posted By Backwards PLT

JAJ I'm not an expert as it didn't apply...

JAJ


I'm not an expert as it didn't apply to me, but a few years ago, when the new pension scheme was announced, those with less than 10 years to go were given "preserved rights" ie they will not...
5th Mar 2015, 12:46
Replies: 132
Views: 24,517
Posted By Backwards PLT

I have also just received this today, although...

I have also just received this today, although the letter states that I have 28 days from receiving the letter to reply.


I'm not sure I see many downsides - the 6 month notice to leave changes...
8th Nov 2014, 07:23
Replies: 0
Views: 1,179
Posted By Backwards PLT

RPAS

If you want to understand the world of RPA/RPAS (drones for the hard of thinking) you should read this article:


Interview with a U.S. Air Force drone pilot: It is, oddly, war at a very intimate...
28th Oct 2013, 13:34
Replies: 27
Views: 3,428
Posted By Backwards PLT

The big difference that many seem to miss is that...

The big difference that many seem to miss is that a flying suit is an official uniform. (No 14?), whereas I do not believe that engineering overalls are.

The subject is a pretty boring perennial...
16th Jun 2013, 17:23
Replies: 54
Views: 12,097
Posted By Backwards PLT

Winning ACM with no weapons on doesn't really...

Winning ACM with no weapons on doesn't really count, imho, and isn't too surprising. And to be fair the job of the Hawk isn't to win ACM, at least in RAF service.
15th Jun 2013, 10:18
Replies: 54
Views: 12,097
Posted By Backwards PLT

Given that his user name is drwild and there is a...

Given that his user name is drwild and there is a Flt Lt Wild on the course, I reckon I can work out who he is and I've never met him!

Congrats to all - the new hawk actually makes me feel like...
7th Jun 2013, 14:59
Replies: 42
Views: 12,009
Posted By Backwards PLT

Alfred, think of QWI as equivalent to a PWO in...

Alfred, think of QWI as equivalent to a PWO in the RN and you won't be far off.

QWI isn't compulsory for rapid advancement in the RAF, but if you look at Sqn bosses and Stn Cdrs the vast...
4th Jun 2013, 10:00
Replies: 110
Views: 20,205
Posted By Backwards PLT

The 55 / 60 question should come out when NEM is...

The 55 / 60 question should come out when NEM is announced. Hopefully. I understand that some big chiefs are keen for it - it could save the military a fair bit of money and some are not so keen -...
31st May 2013, 21:44
Replies: 12,079
Views: 2,897,987
Posted By Backwards PLT

hahahahaha - good one Sharkey, some people don't...

hahahahaha - good one Sharkey, some people don't get your humour but don't worry some of us do!
30th May 2013, 13:25
Replies: 12,079
Views: 2,897,987
Posted By Backwards PLT

To be fair g limits on their own mean very...

To be fair g limits on their own mean very little. If you did 2 v 2 A-A F-35 v F-16/Rafale/Typhoon/F-18 in a permissive RoE environment I suspect the Kill:loss would be about 50:0. In a less...
26th May 2013, 19:38
Replies: 12,079
Views: 2,897,987
Posted By Backwards PLT

I think the other guys were being a little hard -...

I think the other guys were being a little hard - had a few BH Sunday night drinks, maybe , so feeling feisty!

The volume thing is what I mean by making stuff up to suit whatever you want to say....
26th May 2013, 19:24
Replies: 12,079
Views: 2,897,987
Posted By Backwards PLT

Well depends where the bullets are coming from -...

Well depends where the bullets are coming from - I don't see small arms as a realistic threat to fast air. If you are talking about ZSU 23/4 and the like then valid point - a very nasty threat at...
26th May 2013, 15:29
Replies: 12,079
Views: 2,897,987
Posted By Backwards PLT

Flying LL is not an operational requirement - it...

Flying LL is not an operational requirement - it is (was?) a tactic used to avoid detection / engagement by SAM systems iot get in a position to drop a bomb. JSF uses stealth to achieve the same.
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25th May 2013, 13:29
Replies: 42
Views: 9,578
Posted By Backwards PLT

Aren't they through-deck cruisers? ;)

Aren't they through-deck cruisers? ;)
25th May 2013, 13:26
Replies: 42
Views: 9,578
Posted By Backwards PLT

We'll definitely get one and I am fairly...

We'll definitely get one and I am fairly confident that we will get 2 carriers - which will allow us to have one permanently at sea.

This will give us a pretty impressive piece of kit that can do...
11th May 2013, 15:48
Replies: 12,079
Views: 2,897,987
Posted By Backwards PLT

Ellamy proved that there will be times when you...

Ellamy proved that there will be times when you bring back Stormshadow - more so in this brave new world.

I agree with downsizer - we need to worry about getting it on the jet before we worry...
4th May 2013, 07:17
Replies: 100
Views: 24,182
Posted By Backwards PLT

JTO Can you post a few more details on the...

JTO

Can you post a few more details on the NEM rumours you have heard? It's hard to comment without knowing what you are talking about!

Thanks
27th Apr 2013, 21:51
Replies: 41
Views: 5,670
Posted By Backwards PLT

FB, yes some of his conclusions I actually agree...

FB, yes some of his conclusions I actually agree with but many of his arguments are flawed. My main issue is that he is clearly ill informed and inexperienced.
27th Apr 2013, 20:05
Replies: 41
Views: 5,670
Posted By Backwards PLT

Kind of interesting in a "author clearly...

Kind of interesting in a "author clearly displaying he is clueless" sort of way. Really, it probably isn't his fault but if you know very little on a subject it is probably best to refrain from...
22nd Apr 2013, 21:12
Replies: 100
Views: 24,182
Posted By Backwards PLT

Huey No - FAFPS payments can be actuarially...

Huey

No - FAFPS payments can be actuarially adjusted to start at 55 (ie you get less).

Alternatively there are strong hints that NEM will allow (force?) some (all on full service?) to serve...
21st Apr 2013, 20:35
Replies: 100
Views: 24,182
Posted By Backwards PLT

I think we are all in raging agreement! If...

I think we are all in raging agreement!

If they had just said within 7 years on 1 Apr 15 all the dates would be the same.
21st Apr 2013, 15:42
Replies: 100
Views: 24,182
Posted By Backwards PLT

TwoTunnels- no, the date in that sentence is when...

TwoTunnels- no, the date in that sentence is when FAFPS starts - 1 Apr 15. Glad I posted now as there clearly is some confusion!
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