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  1. Griffon

    Allowances - Post Living Differential (PLD) [MERGED]

    This is such a difficult topic to tackle. Those in the CAF that were actually involved in the process literally cannot talk about it or likely share their own opinions. Almost any General I’ve ever talked to on a personal basis actually knows the issues. But the solutions the troops are looking...
  2. Griffon

    CEOTP (Continuing Ed Officer Trg Plan) 2003-2018 [Merged]

    Evidence: 8 PRBs in a single week last year. One week. Remember, CTs happen for course failure, medical issues, and voluntary withdrawals. 1-3 per course is far from an astronomical figure. We lost one guy on my course. Two from the following. It just happens. The point is getting to MJ does...
  3. Griffon

    CEOTP (Continuing Ed Officer Trg Plan) 2003-2018 [Merged]

    Glad to see speculation is still rampant here! For the uninformed: failures still can and do occur both in Portage and Moose Jaw. On average you’ll see 1-3 people CT’d per course in Moose Jaw, I can’t speak to the stats in Portage. It’s just a fact of life, and not something one should really be...
  4. Griffon

    "So You Want To Be A Pilot" Merged Thread 2002 - 2018

    I would actually very cautious to send my friends the CEOTO route. Apart from the issues getting into post-grad with the Seneca degree, there's also the very real possibility of release in the event of course failure for CEOTP student pilots. There is a much higher probability of retention for...
  5. Griffon

    Blog about pilot training in CF

    I was debating writing up a little piece about PFT as it is these days, I just finished the course up today. However, I'll patiently await powerrussia's take on his experience instead.
  6. Griffon

    Best Military Themed Licence Plate Ever?

    Hmmm...a rank tattoo could be seen as a work in progress from Pte --> Sgt and from OCdt --> Capt.  But in either case you'd end up capped out.
  7. Griffon

    F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF)

    It's funny how that point is very conveniently looked over every time there's a conversation about the next fighter, isn't it?
  8. Griffon

    CFRG and the broken recruiting system-Split

    The slow process experienced by many applicants has been covered by the subject of this thread, so I won't try to beat a dead horse here, but I think the RCs often forget that the recruiting process is two-way; if an applicant has a negative experience with the recruiting process, the CAF will...
  9. Griffon

    PLD in BMOQ with Service Spouse

    Spouse CT'd, so no longer a PRes member and not moved. But the body of your quoted ref states: 205.45(12) (Member of service couple posted) A member of a service couple referred to in paragraph (11) who is posted to a new place of duty: [list type=decimal] authorized to move, is entitled to...
  10. Griffon

    PLD in BMOQ with Service Spouse

    Was she authorized a move on her CT message? If so, then you are both entitled to 75% PLD.  If no, then the CBI could be interpreted to say that your PLD will stay as is, but could be argued otherwise.  I'd just print off a copy of the relevant CBI and get her to do the PLD request form at her...
  11. Griffon

    CEOTP (Continuing Ed Officer Trg Plan) 2003-2018 [Merged]

    Or, a non-serious heart "problem" that is compatible with those requirements.  You'll just have to wait and see.
  12. Griffon

    Failing rate for pilots/taux d'échecs pour les pilotes

    You are being told that you should hae a Plan "B" in the event you do not pass pilot training.  In the event you are selected for further processing, you will have to attend Aircrew Selection in Trenton; historically, less than half of the candidates that attend Aircrew Selection pass it. If you...
  13. Griffon

    PLD in BMOQ with Service Spouse

    She doesn't pay quarters because she is separated from you, but she is in fact posted to CFLRS for BMOQ and is therefore not entitled to PLD in Halifax.  Her place of primary residence when she enrolled is irrelevant, she is not required by the CAF to maintain a residence in Halifax and so the...
  14. Griffon

    I need advice for getting better at sprints

    Hills, hills, hills. If you're looking for top 100m-type sprinting, it's the best bet. Running as fast as you can up the hills best simulates the muscles you use in the early stages of the sprint: quads, calves, and (probably most importantly) the psoas major muscles. These are the muscles that...
  15. Griffon

    Drones are just Airpower without the Adult Diapers - Vice News

    My first post was based on a formed opinion I had from years ago, with little research done to amend/update it in years.  So your first assertion was actually more correct, in that I "don't have a clue" about the current thoughts and views on the subject.  Loachman and Dimsum obviously have...
  16. Griffon

    Drones are just Airpower without the Adult Diapers - Vice News

    My sincerest apologies for some of the wording in my last post, it was made in haste.  I do not mean to make little of the sacrifices made by our members at all, and I'm sorry you took it that way.  I haven't personally known anyone that lost their life in our Operations, but I do know many that...
  17. Griffon

    Drones are just Airpower without the Adult Diapers - Vice News

    I don't read it as losing the war itself, but more that there is a risk of incurring a loss. Whether it be a flight crew, a platoon, whatever. It's the sentiment that there is a cost to war that matters to me, and more than a financial one. I wouldn't suggest it should be an even fight by any...
  18. Griffon

    Drones are just Airpower without the Adult Diapers - Vice News

    "War should be horrible and traumatic—but not because this ennobles the spirit, or cultivates the warrior’s virtues, or creates the hardened but fully-rounded character reflective of the entire human condition. War should be horrible and traumatic because otherwise it threatens to become merely...
  19. Griffon

    What's the Dumbest Thing You've SEEN Today?

    THIS; apparently it was the "order of dress" for a mess dinner last week.  To all people in a position to influence these decisions: Please, for the love of all things good in this world, do all you can to stop this from EVER happening again.  It's an embarrassment to the Air Force. Somebody...
  20. Griffon

    Sailor Derek de Jong and Other Ship Misconducts?

    Great...there's an unbiased source of information!  :sarcasm: I'd wait for the transcript and read it myself if I really wanted to know what happened.