Fcuks sake tally, a forum just for three of us? I've told my German Tornado story all the rest are boring, oh except for the the one who called Mayday engine out as I was about to clear him, we all shit it and started to flap and he came back on successful re-light did the drop and RTB'd straight after. He was British naturally.
Falls go for it bud. Lets see how long it goes before you get mongs on it. At least with our job nobody knows much about it. A para one will get all types of pretenders on it. I guess you could police it like a Nazi.
Maybe not quite dodgy controls but on my course I missed out on back seating as I'm so huge. (In every respect ) My femurs exceeded the ejection seat parameters by 2cm. So I was grounded and the Number of sorties flown (as passenger) box had a big fat zero in it.
However, I got an extra days worth of controls and as a very poor substitute was forced to sit in the back of the course Gazelle and do a few airborne controls from there.
The only bonus being the cab driver was a charming, if not slightly boyish, young lady captain.
Ironically when the Squadron clerk updated my quals after course completion I was awarded the specialist qualification: SQ/MQ HQ JASO/Airborne Forwarder Air Controller?
The job and is cool and the cool ethos is up held as much as possible. Unfortunately with up these young bucks passing the course, the coolness is warming a little. Good job the old "Delta 2, North 55..." guard are upholding the ethos