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17th Aug 2014, 18:20
Replies: 89
Views: 18,945
Posted By FFP

"I know you've PVR'd, but any chance you can stay...

"I know you've PVR'd, but any chance you can stay on a bit longer ?"
"As in, you'd like to retain me for a couple of months ?"
"Yes"
"Would I get my retention pay back ?"
"Probably not"
"There's...
15th Apr 2014, 15:19
Replies: 33
Views: 5,322
Posted By FFP

What do the drone operators think of the term...

What do the drone operators think of the term drone operator ?

They really don't care.

Don't hate the players, hate the game ;)
4th Apr 2014, 01:38
Replies: 121
Views: 25,929
Posted By FFP

"Last year the pension calculator wasn't fully...

"Last year the pension calculator wasn't fully functional and there was some uncertainty over the NEM, so we expect this year there will be a much larger uptake"

Oh dear.......:rolleyes:
24th Mar 2014, 16:40
Replies: 9
Views: 2,185
Posted By FFP

Thanks Voxpop, David was swift and in agreement...

Thanks Voxpop, David was swift and in agreement too :ok:
24th Mar 2014, 11:55
Replies: 9
Views: 2,185
Posted By FFP

Have sent this question to the FPS, but if...

Have sent this question to the FPS, but if someone here knows the answer it'll save me the suspense !

Let's say you have someone who joins as a direct entrant at 20, turns 21 during officer...
13th Mar 2014, 15:22
Replies: 38
Views: 8,845
Posted By FFP

Anyone seen that advert in the RAF News about...

Anyone seen that advert in the RAF News about "claiming back money if you use your own car to drive to work....." Makes it sound like HTD but don't want to waste my time if they are referring to...
16th Feb 2014, 16:00
Replies: 25
Views: 4,247
Posted By FFP

Good to know, that's pretty much the exact...

Good to know, that's pretty much the exact situation I'm in (Out Jan 15) !
17th Jan 2014, 20:22
Replies: 39
Views: 6,488
Posted By FFP

It's not the person that gets the badge, more so...

It's not the person that gets the badge, more so their application and story that gets it :E
16th Jan 2014, 21:51
Replies: 3
Views: 1,938
Posted By FFP

Members of the Armed Forces and...

Members of the Armed Forces and Prisoners.......nice to be lumped together :ok:
15th Nov 2013, 00:29
Replies: 88
Views: 14,435
Posted By FFP

There will be more to it than that. Let's wait...

There will be more to it than that. Let's wait till the full story gets out. May alleviate some anti-drone fears once all the facts are known.
1st Aug 2013, 17:12
Replies: 34
Views: 6,401
Posted By FFP

Is anyone aware of a business / service that...

Is anyone aware of a business / service that exists to help those with ATPLs/CPLs navigate through the requirements and advise on what needs to be done ? I have a fairly complicated situation that...
28th Jun 2013, 03:02
Replies: 12
Views: 3,295
Posted By FFP

Sounds like a case for drones......:E In all...

Sounds like a case for drones......:E

In all seriousness, glad they got out ok.
24th Jun 2013, 13:15
Replies: 147
Views: 33,376
Posted By FFP

When is the term Kill Chain handy ? When some...

When is the term Kill Chain handy ? When some random person watching your feed from half way around the world decides they know better than you what the situation is and sends you a PM while your...
24th Jun 2013, 13:05
Replies: 40
Views: 7,270
Posted By FFP

5 forward 6 back has it spot on regarding the...

5 forward 6 back has it spot on regarding the Fg(RPAS) branch. We're a few years away from having the first people come through the door of an AFCO before they hit the front line (and I don't think...
12th Jun 2013, 21:11
Replies: 108
Views: 21,660
Posted By FFP

True, but PAS does come with a 5 yr RoS from your...

True, but PAS does come with a 5 yr RoS from your 38 point. Only really helps if you plan on PVR'ing at year 4 to be out after 5 years.
8th Jun 2013, 03:34
Replies: 4
Views: 1,809
Posted By FFP

Wasn't there a thread recently in which someone...

Wasn't there a thread recently in which someone said the scheme was all but dead ?
3rd Jun 2013, 15:59
Replies: 0
Views: 1,182
Posted By FFP

Las Vegas Pilots

Hey everyone,

Will be making the jump from Military life to the real world in the next 18 months and considering my options. Have JAA ATPL / FAA CPL and CFI with ATP, just a check ride and some...
19th Feb 2013, 17:15
Replies: 121
Views: 25,929
Posted By FFP

We must know the same person as I too only know...

We must know the same person as I too only know of 1 person who'll take it now.
6th Feb 2013, 02:41
Replies: 9
Views: 1,887
Posted By FFP

12 months I think.

12 months I think.
2nd Dec 2012, 22:40
Replies: 17
Views: 4,181
Posted By FFP

Very few drone pilots actually get to work from...

Very few drone pilots actually get to work from home (limited to a few CR(A) type operators) due to the security assessment / hardware requirements. Those that have operated from home tend to prefer...
30th Oct 2012, 21:54
Replies: 47
Views: 12,035
Posted By FFP

They have ex VC-10 pilots flying those things...

They have ex VC-10 pilots flying those things ?!?!?!?!:eek:
12th Jun 2012, 05:45
Replies: 61
Views: 16,812
Posted By FFP

Mr B, Classic story that doesn't surprise me...

Mr B,

Classic story that doesn't surprise me at all. Mind you, better than the Army watch keeper that though the VC-10 was some artillery piece for the first few weeks in post....;)
5th Jun 2012, 22:15
Replies: 1
FPS
Views: 1,048
Posted By FFP

FPS

Am a fully paid up member of the FPS, but can't for the life of me find the pension hotline number on the website.

Any steers greatly appreciated !
2nd Jun 2012, 13:00
Replies: 66
Views: 10,839
Posted By FFP

A ID card would be useful for getting onto the...

A ID card would be useful for getting onto the local base to use the Spar shop..........:E
19th May 2012, 15:11
Replies: 23
Views: 4,754
Posted By FFP

Olympic Flame ? I thought this thread would have...

Olympic Flame ? I thought this thread would have been about certain ME navigators as in they go around the world but never go out :E
24th Apr 2012, 06:23
Replies: 31
Views: 6,925
Posted By FFP

Next Sqn to stand up ? XIII surely ?

Next Sqn to stand up ? XIII surely ?
17th Apr 2012, 15:25
Replies: 107
Views: 17,830
Posted By FFP

A day out of uniform is a day wasted......no more...

A day out of uniform is a day wasted......no more ! Fit in with the 3 civilian friends you keep to show that you're not instituitionalised and still be loyal to your life long vocation by wearing...
12th Apr 2012, 22:36
Replies: 159
Views: 41,711
Posted By FFP

Did I miss a chance to call "Beadwindow !" ...

Did I miss a chance to call "Beadwindow !" Bugger. That and spotting a spelling mistake are the only reasons to read posts these days.....;)

(Agree Leon. People get too precious about open...
4th Mar 2012, 05:24
Replies: 123
Views: 16,438
Posted By FFP

My LOA has just gone up. Not much consolation I...

My LOA has just gone up. Not much consolation I know, but just another side to the story.

(Will have to start filling the swimming pool with notes soon, running out of space in the 6 bed house...
11th Feb 2012, 14:39
Replies: 53
Views: 11,058
Posted By FFP

Herein lies a misconception that I find from...

Herein lies a misconception that I find from those that haven't operated UAV's. Were you to spend a week with one of these units, you'd find that ego stroking and resentment at what they do is non...
11th Feb 2012, 04:45
Replies: 53
Views: 11,058
Posted By FFP

Other than the satellite delay (which is just...

Other than the satellite delay (which is just over a second) the situational judgement is actually enhanced. Why ? Because UAV pilot hasn't been living in a portacabin by the airfield, hasn't lived...
7th Dec 2011, 14:35
Replies: 267
Views: 86,181
Posted By FFP

And, in addition to RLE's comment above, I...

And, in addition to RLE's comment above, I believe that the IPP is not considered "retirement" age, which makes me all the more nervous.....
6th Dec 2011, 21:09
Replies: 267
Views: 86,181
Posted By FFP

Cheers everyone, my thoughts too. Being so close,...

Cheers everyone, my thoughts too. Being so close, a change like that would have a huge effect on my plans. I too would go earlier if the gratuity / immediate pension was taken away. I'm hoping it...
6th Dec 2011, 17:15
Replies: 267
Views: 86,181
Posted By FFP

Does anyone really expect the 16 yr point to be a...

Does anyone really expect the 16 yr point to be a viable option for the chop come 2015 ? For instance, all those on PC's whose exit date is 2015 would be kicked out of the door (unless they got PA /...
6th Dec 2011, 17:00
Replies: 228
Views: 46,768
Posted By FFP

In my humble experience, I would wager that you...

In my humble experience, I would wager that you could extrapolate the square root of nothing (polite version) from such keystrokes. Guiding the vehicles around would just give a load of numbers as...
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