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  1. BurmaShave

    Dress During Final Release Appt

    The decimal distances really drive home your point, although I don't think it's the one you were trying to make. That being said, 412 and AETE are both operational flying units based in Ottawa (and thus employ all manner of 'orrible flight suited jaywalkers). This seems like it's talking about...
  2. BurmaShave

    Dress During Final Release Appt

    My vote is: Furniture vs. The Pilots (or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Flight Suit) I feel like this is kinda my fault, sorry MJP.
  3. BurmaShave

    Dress During Final Release Appt

    For sure, 3Bs would be much better if they fit. I’m tall and thin. How, in a service of primarily young men (for whom this build is not uncommon), can I not get a short sleeve shirt that fits correctly? Harkening back to the authority thing, in no way do I project more...
  4. BurmaShave

    Dress During Final Release Appt

    That seems like a very “army” solution, don’t you think? “The pilots don’t like DEU? They prefer their Nomex PJs? Well, we have just the solution. More DEU!”
  5. BurmaShave

    Dress During Final Release Appt

    Maybe I'm biased, but your guys' 3s/1As look waaaay better than the RCAF ones. Also, DEUs as punishment is partially a pilot quirk. The schools use it a lot as a "you messed up", so being the only guy in DEU feels like a screwup (parades etc are different). The same goes for CADPAT; you have to...
  6. BurmaShave

    The Post-pandemic Canadian Armed Forces

    Where's the pay freeze rumour coming from? Does it apply to civil servants, given that we mimic their pay? (cause PSAC is done negotiating and will be livid)
  7. BurmaShave

    Non-Commissioned Pilots in the RCAF Discussion

    From a new pilot perspective, I think we need to go the other way. The multi-engine course is super short; it's basically an exposure course. 5 clearhood (basic aircraft handling) rides, test, 2 night flights, 2 nav trips, 2 round robins, 2 cross countries, final test. I have less than 50 hours...
  8. BurmaShave

    TOP Aces - 414 EWS Alphajets soon to be replaced by F-16

    I'm referring to the Aussie cast-offs, which went from good idea fairy to chequebook before anyone could even say "but you need 3 quotes".
  9. BurmaShave

    TOP Aces - 414 EWS Alphajets soon to be replaced by F-16

    I mean, we made a very similar purchase for a very similar price (excluding upgrades), and that was decided seemingly at the drop of a hat :whistle:
  10. BurmaShave

    NCM Regard for Officers; Army vs RCAF vs RCN

    Well, the "doctrine" reason for that is fairly simple, and isn't pay or WWI tradition. It comes down to formal authority. Aircrew exist to take aircraft over the horizon and do the Queen's (very indirect) bidding. That requires authority for decision making beyond arms reach of the CoC, which...
  11. BurmaShave

    Smart Weapons Need to Be Smarter No missiles should shoot down civilian airline

    Well, there's other ways to ID your targets than just by what they say they are, called Non-Cooperative Target Recognition (NCTR). It's all very technical stuff, but in a broad sense you can identify radar targets via specific characteristics of their return. Makes it hard to pretend your big...
  12. BurmaShave

    USAF Woes

    I imagine those will be the the ones that didn't get re-winged. 173 got new wings out of 282. Stands to reason those 109 that didn't will be retired. As to why they didn't re-wing all of them, its role has been somewhat cannibalized. On the high end (non permissive environments, "smart bomb"...
  13. BurmaShave

    You Want To Be A Pilot : 2018 - present

    You'll have to Phase I if you don't have a CPL or equivalent. Either way, you're going to have to relearn how to fly, on Phase I or Phase II. I thought civvie flying would prepare me...no way b'y.
  14. BurmaShave

    The RCAF's Next Generation Fighter (CF-188 Replacement)

    Yeah, but the good idea fairies were trying to explain to lil ole me how their plans for FaCT could be leveraged for Ph IV/FLIT. Nothing official, I was just a chatty student talking to tours. Still, it struck me as weird. Especially cause they also tried to convince me the majority of my...
  15. BurmaShave

    The RCAF's Next Generation Fighter (CF-188 Replacement)

    PC-21 and King Air 350 seem likely. No idea for Ph I, Ph IV/FLIT, or helo. Planes change as we juggle requirements. When the actual bidding time comes around, we'll see what they go for. I've heard some interesting (and not the good kind of interesting) ideas from some of the players. Things...
  16. BurmaShave

    Looking into being a Pilot, did research and have questions

    Not my course, but guys do. And, get this: they all love it. Guys are afraid of getting helos till they fly em. Turns out, all the cowboy flying is super sick. Centrifuge course is not a failable thing, barring medical issues. Lotta people worry about it for some reason (Jetstream, maybe?)...
  17. BurmaShave

    Looking into being a Pilot, did research and have questions

    [list type=decimal] The hard answer is gonna be "it depends". Stream to stream, squadron to squadron, day to day. In the training system alone, I've started weeks with 2 hour days and ended them with back-to-back 16 hour days (what is crew rest anyways). Other guys will be able to speak more for...
  18. BurmaShave

    The RCAF's Next Generation Fighter (CF-188 Replacement)

    Boeing can take their Congressman tricker and kick rocks IMO. Between the Bombardier rubbish, the 737 Max crashes, and the persistent QC issues, they're not in my good books. The requirements are stilted in favour of the F-35 for sure...because it's a competition to select the best aircraft. If...
  19. BurmaShave

    The Need for a Small Tactical Airlifter

    Caravan, Twotter, An-2...none of those matter in a world where the Chinook exists. Yeah, they're "short takeoff and landing". Still need at least a quarter mile. The Chinook needs a dirt patch. Five times the payload capacity. Same cruise speed. Light transports can have better range. Good for...
  20. BurmaShave

    You Want To Be A Pilot : 2018 - present

    Air Ops isn't going to cut recruiting, it's just going (ideally) free up aircrew. Make good some of the shortages. We're reducing New Wings Grad production for a few reasons. 1, Phase II was overloaded by the push the last 2 years (and ugly winter wx) and needs to unsurge. 2, it turns out a...
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