Swatting up before Sultan

sgtpepperband

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#2
Yeah, just learn it all from a book beforehand so you bypass Naval enginering training and go straight to your Squadron so your bosses can let you loose on millions of pounds of military hardware... :roll:

Think of the money Pusser could save if they did this for all trainees?! 8O
 
#3
Any pre knowledge would be an advantage but not a requirement. You will be fine as long as you know the difference between a hammer and spanner !
 

Ueshiba

Lantern Swinger
#4
sgtpepperband said:
Yeah, just learn it all from a book beforehand so you bypass Naval enginering training and go straight to your Squadron so your bosses can let you loose on millions of pounds of military hardware... :roll:

Think of the money Pusser could save if they did this for all trainees?! 8O
IIIII can fix aircraft well, I learn it a from a booook. :wtf:
 
#5
I wasnt planning on knowing it all. I just wanted a bit of backing so i can stand out at sultan. This is a career and i want to get promoted as quickly as possible. Back to the questions! Is it worth buying this book or another book for that matter to give me a little head start.
 
#7
shippers i have that very book on my bookshelf - a student left it when he left Sultan, dont buy it because

1. you get all the notes you will need here
2. you may confuse or worry yourself unneccessarilly (spelling)
3. its aimed at civvy boys not military

dont bother - however if you really want too come and look at mey copy
 
#11
Joe_Crow said:
2tatsjack said:
Any pre knowledge would be an advantage but not a requirement. You will be fine as long as you know the difference between a hammer and spanner !
There's a difference?!
Course there's a difference. hammers are for putting wood screws in and spanners are for throwing in the air and catching
 

tiddlyoggy

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#13
Moo,
Don't try to learn engineering from a book unless you're goign in as an engineer officer. As stated previously (by clanky I think), get as much hands on spanner work as possible by an old moped, help rellies fix cars/ bikes/ boats whatever, just get used to using tools and mental processes applied to engineering.
 

GPZ_pilot

Lantern Swinger
#14
haha, so it has..

oh well.. we potential officers are very perceptive like that XD

have fun with your trade training.

oh, btw, a Cornish screwdriver is a 14lb sledge hammer - but then again, Cornish screws are 6" nails...
 
#15
Read as many books as you like but don't take them as gospel. Be flexible in your approach, open your ears and eyes and listen.
Aircraft like everything else have more than one way of fixing them - or so said the Qantas engineer recently :wink:
 

GPZ_pilot

Lantern Swinger
#16
bit o speed tape and that hole will be as good as new..

i knew a guy once.. he fixed a bird strike to a hawk with speed tape, then said aircraft flew to St Athen to be fixed properly..

it made it..


Go RAF bodging...
 

morsehorse

Lantern Swinger
#18
mooo said:
I wasnt planning on knowing it all. I just wanted a bit of backing so i can stand out at sultan. This is a career and i want to get promoted as quickly as possible. Back to the questions! Is it worth buying this book or another book for that matter to give me a little head start.
Let's hope you don't stand out in the wrong way and come over as a knowitall :thumright:
You could alienate yourself from both your classmates and instructors.No one likes a smartarse!!
Remember when I was instructing at Mercury one of the girls was ex Sea Cadets and knew everything lol Yeh right :toilet:
She was soon put in her place.
I don't know if the same policy applies but we used to instruct at the pace of the slowest trainee,so therefore you may find the course very boring if you are 3 steps ahead
Just my own thoughts
MH
 
#19
2tatsjack said:
Any pre knowledge would be an advantage but not a requirement. You will be fine as long as you know the difference between a hammer and spanner !
If I remember correctly, both can be used as effective weapons against raiding parties of civilians.
 
#20
Part 2 training at Sultan easy just learn all about the YB100 boiler and you should be fine :thumright: Thats what I had to do back in 88 :study:
 
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