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by Gannet167
Fri Oct 02, 2020 12:18 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Air force training syllabus
Replies: 38
Views: 1763

Re: Air force training syllabus

Maybe we should no longer hold military flight training in such high regard then, if economics dictates military pilots are denied adequate solo flight to move from being merely safe, even to being competent. There does seem to be a disconnect here between military and civilian practice, and I wond...
by Gannet167
Fri Oct 02, 2020 12:07 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Air force training syllabus
Replies: 38
Views: 1763

Re: Air force training syllabus

The reason the current military training program has so little solo time is economics. I’ve talked with the guys who did Moose Jaw in the 80s and 90s. They had ~ 50 hrs solo on the Tutor. As the military budget shrank over the years solo time was an attractive target for budget conscious senior off...
by Gannet167
Fri Oct 02, 2020 11:54 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Air force training syllabus
Replies: 38
Views: 1763

Re: Air force training syllabus

It may or may not be; but if it was demonstrably an inefficient way to achieve competency compared to dual training, a million impoverished PPL and CPL students would bite off your arm to skip it. Fair, but that standard is set by TC. I don't know the efficacy of building time by taking a plane sol...
by Gannet167
Thu Oct 01, 2020 8:45 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Air force training syllabus
Replies: 38
Views: 1763

Re: Air force training syllabus

So perhaps that’s a difference between civilian and military training that’s worth exploring. Civilian training puts a lot of store in getting students to go off and practice by themselves. Maybe that’s wrong, or ineffective, or at least inefficient. Not inefficient. Just a different goal. Most peo...
by Gannet167
Thu Oct 01, 2020 8:31 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Air force training syllabus
Replies: 38
Views: 1763

Re: Air force training syllabus

36 hours training with only 0.3 solo isn't very impressive. It isn't 36 hours. At best it's 20. I will try to find out but my understanding is PFT is now only 12 to 15. The course isn't meant to teach students to fly. It's mainly to select them and ensure they can progress through the training syst...
by Gannet167
Thu Oct 01, 2020 1:04 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Marine C130J Midair
Replies: 16
Views: 2223

Re: Marine C130J Midair

Mick G wrote: Thu Oct 01, 2020 6:21 am Whats the white thing on the outer wing?
That looks like fuel draining out.
by Gannet167
Thu Oct 01, 2020 7:53 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Air force training syllabus
Replies: 38
Views: 1763

Re: Air force training syllabus

PFT used to have 2 solos, I believe it was about 26 hrs. But currently I understand there are no solos in PFT, and it's about 12 hrs. It is really a selection course. When students get to BFT in Moose Jaw, they're treated as if they have zero flight time and start from scratch. Future plans for the ...
by Gannet167
Wed Sep 30, 2020 7:00 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Air force training syllabus
Replies: 38
Views: 1763

Re: Air force training syllabus

A few things have changed in the past few years. Notably, no longer are students put on a Progress Review Board after two consecutive failed flights. Rather than having to meet the minimum standard for every maneuver on every training mission, students have a 'block' of flights in which they have to...
by Gannet167
Wed Sep 30, 2020 2:03 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Marine C130J Midair
Replies: 16
Views: 2223

Re: Marine C130J Midair

2 engines yes. Preferable if both of them have all their prop blades. #2 seems to be missing a blade and #1 looks to be missing several.
by Gannet167
Wed Sep 30, 2020 7:37 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Marine C130J Midair
Replies: 16
Views: 2223

Marine C130J Midair

Pilot and crew of F-35 fighter jet parachute to safety after colliding with a C130 Hercules aircraft | Daily Mail Online https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/articl ... craft.html

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by Gannet167
Sat Sep 26, 2020 8:02 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Attitude indicator for IFR/Night
Replies: 8
Views: 754

Re: Attitude indicator for IFR/Night

Who cares. Let him do him. Not your problem. The OP cares, asking to help out his friend, potentially save him from costs/regulatory issues/death, to learn more about aviation generally, to engage in discussion with like minded people engaged in aviation and draw on their knowledge and experience. ...
by Gannet167
Fri Sep 04, 2020 11:49 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: A mom to a child here. Needed some info
Replies: 38
Views: 2354

Re: A mom to a child here. Needed some info

Top Gun 2 comes out soon. I remember watching the first one in 1986 and going to an airshow shortly after. It probably had an impact on my motivation and direction. If he finds that type of flying appealing, the military can provide a degree and several million $ of pilot training, while earning a s...
by Gannet167
Tue Sep 01, 2020 7:32 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: ONLY IN LA: American Airline’s Airbus A321 Near Miss with a Jetpack near LAX
Replies: 5
Views: 584

Re: American Airline’s Airbus 321 Near Miss with a Jetpack Flying person over LAX

Who is the government to tell me if I can and where I can fly a jet pack? It should be a choice. You fools, sheep, brainwashed by the government, being controlled, morons who believe that flying objects around busy airspace creates a hazard! Pfffft. What idiots, show me the evidence? Where's the &qu...
by Gannet167
Mon Aug 24, 2020 6:59 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Flight Control Problem Could be the Autopilot
Replies: 35
Views: 1675

Re: Flight Control Problem Could be the Autopilot

If an autopilot is unable to cope with the forces it is subjected to (regardless of pilot input or aerodynamic forces) it should disconnect. It is a fairly simple logic to implement (if the difference between the commanded output and the actual output grows by y over x seconds, disconnect). It mean...
by Gannet167
Mon Aug 24, 2020 6:37 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Flight Control Problem Could be the Autopilot
Replies: 35
Views: 1675

Re: Flight Control Problem Could be the Autopilot

Recovering an aircraft undamaged with no injuries is generally hard to argue against as an "acceptable" outcome. However, there likely are some problems with the pilot either not knowing he/she had that mode engaged, and/or didn't understand what that mode does, and/or didn't know how to d...
by Gannet167
Sat Aug 22, 2020 11:20 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Flight Control Problem Could be the Autopilot
Replies: 35
Views: 1675

Re: Flight Control Problem Could be the Autopilot

I would say the AP functioned perfectly. Perhaps a better way to think of it is the flight control problem was due to the AP, but possibly caused by poor automation mode awareness, bad SOP, misuse of SOP, poor training/misunderstanding of AP function.
by Gannet167
Sun Aug 16, 2020 10:14 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: SFU facial hair study
Replies: 28
Views: 2318

Re: SFU facial hair study

So I imagine that for the religious minorities, if the person isn't in a position that requires safety helmets, masks, specific hours they are permitted to follow their religious requirements. For aircraft helmets, safety gear, masks etc., I imagine that those situations trump the wearing of such a...
by Gannet167
Sun Aug 16, 2020 10:10 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: SFU facial hair study
Replies: 28
Views: 2318

Re: SFU facial hair study

Since we are on the subject of facial hair - I have often wondered how the RCAF handles the religious minorities such as Muslims and Sikhs who serve in our Armed Forces. Are they exempted from these regulations under a religious right to wear turbans, long hair, full beards, beards with no mustache...
by Gannet167
Thu Aug 13, 2020 3:21 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: SFU facial hair study
Replies: 28
Views: 2318

Re: SFU facial hair study

Full text of the CANFORGEN is below. The key takeaway is: 4.WHERE THE WEARING OF A BEARD IS AUTHORIZED: A. IT SHALL BE WORN WITH A MOUSTACHE, B. IT SHALL BE NEATLY TRIMMED, ESPECIALLY ON THE LOWER NECK AND CHEEKBONES, C. IT SHALL NOT EXCEED TWO CENTIMETERS IN BULK. _________________ Full Text: R 251...
by Gannet167
Thu Aug 13, 2020 11:44 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: SFU facial hair study
Replies: 28
Views: 2318

Re: SFU facial hair study

I've worked with pilots from european and middle eastern air forces who were permitted to wear beards, while flying aircraft that required full time use of masks. They had no problems getting a seal. The RCAF has recently also permitted beards, including on aircraft that require wearing a mask full ...

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