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parker

Newbie
hi all, can anyone (preferably pilot) tell me what the day to day life is like as a pilot in one of the fleet air arms junglie squadrons in peacetime and on ops and also what do you guys(and girls) generally think of the sqaudrons/pilots. thanks for any replies.

cdt parker
 

buffer01

Lantern Swinger
Sorry, Can't resist.

1. Drop kids at school.
2.Turn up on the Squadron, mid morning. In flying overalls, even if your not flying today.
3. Consume your own body weight of iffs and piffs.
4. Sign out a cab.
5. Kick the tyres and light the fires.
6. Treat it like a lady and take it to heaven and back. Twice.
7. Sign it in with a long list of nebulous and spurious faults. It gives the Blue and smellies something to do for the night.
8. Surf the net.
9. Go home and count your flying pay.

I do appologise to all rotary wing aviators for that, but I can't resist a dig.

For fixed wing pilots, between 6 and 7, insert- break the aircraft. by either:- a. over temping. b. over stressing. c. flaming out. d. hitting a:- i.bird. ii. other aircraft. iii. ship. Or if none of the above work, land with your brakes on so Goodyear get a repeat order on a set covers.

"If flying was difficult, they'd get Cheif Airfitters to do it Sir."
 

junglynx

Midshipman
Sorry, did't get the joke. I'm rotary and that DOES describe my average day at work!

Except for the kids... I have a very fast and expensive sports car instead.

I fail to see the downside!
 

flynavy

Lantern Swinger
parker said:
hi all, can anyone (preferably pilot) tell me what the day to day life is like as a pilot in one of the fleet air arms junglie squadrons in peacetime and on ops and also what do you guys(and girls) generally think of the sqaudrons/pilots. thanks for any replies.

cdt parker

1. First off ensure your daddy owns hampshire!
2. Arrive at work in either your TVR or Porsche boxster
3. Like above keep flying ovies on whether flying or not
4. Sit in Planning working out a route where you can fly over daddies estate and still put it down as "training" whilst you're at it plan a weekend jaunt to europe for £40k all at the taxpayers expense
5. When signing aircraft out make small talk to groundcrew in a demeaning and belittling voice
6. Fly for 90 minutes and radio in a major unserviceability
7. Sign in aircraft and snag everything your fingers have touched (if its friday mention over temping, not enough power, excessive vibration)
8. Hand in survival equipment
9. Sit in office doing "de brief" discussing new TVR you are thinking of adding to your ever expanding car empire! or about that hot blonde who works in the wardroom
10. Leave your recent payslip loafing knowing that the young AB who is duty keys (who earns £42 a day) will pick it up and read it and be pleasantly upset by your copious amounts of pay.
11. Drop roof on car turn on cd to TOP GEAR Anthems and smile/wave to ground crew as they walk out to aircraft to get it ready for ground run/jacking/engine change


rant over!
 

fido

MIA
flynavy said:
parker said:
hi all, can anyone (preferably pilot) tell me what the day to day life is like as a pilot in one of the fleet air arms junglie squadrons in peacetime and on ops and also what do you guys(and girls) generally think of the sqaudrons/pilots. thanks for any replies.

cdt parker

1. First off ensure your daddy owns hampshire!
2. Arrive at work in either your TVR or Porsche boxster
3. Like above keep flying ovies on whether flying or not
4. Sit in Planning working out a route where you can fly over daddies estate and still put it down as "training" whilst you're at it plan a weekend jaunt to europe for £40k all at the taxpayers expense
5. When signing aircraft out make small talk to groundcrew in a demeaning and belittling voice
6. Fly for 90 minutes and radio in a major unserviceability
7. Sign in aircraft and snag everything your fingers have touched (if its friday mention over temping, not enough power, excessive vibration)
8. Hand in survival equipment
9. Sit in office doing "de brief" discussing new TVR you are thinking of adding to your ever expanding car empire! or about that hot blonde who works in the wardroom
10. Leave your recent payslip loafing knowing that the young AB who is duty keys (who earns £42 a day) will pick it up and read it and be pleasantly upset by your copious amounts of pay.
11. Drop roof on car turn on cd to TOP GEAR Anthems and smile/wave to ground crew as they walk out to aircraft to get it ready for ground run/jacking/engine change


rant over!

What a sad stovie grubber!

fido
 

the_chisler

Badgeman
yes the retention bonuses paid to aircrew to stop them leaving the Service, when in truth, they havent got any intention of leaving. Who thought of that one....classic accounting of Tax payers money!
 
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