If you put it to them, I wonder howmany would qualify as pilots and then take a sabatical in or out of the RAF?
Just a quick one, but can an aircraft out-hour the pilots? ie could we have 1 plane flown by 2 or 3 pilots?
Consider how hard the gunners and RAC are fighting for a role in Afghanistan. .
You may come to regret those words acrab! If the number of peelots is reduced then the support for them will follow quickly after. Mind you, it is probably happening now but is not as newsworthy.
I cant understand why they are going to axe post IOT and EFT pilots, and not axe those currently in IOT with 0 hours?
Or are they getting the good news as well?
Come again while I grant the Royal Regiment isnt firing its Guns as much as it once did in Afghanistan the role of ISTAR and precision strike has lead to huge development in kit and personnel in theatre. Of which the Royal Artillery is at the forefront. The Gunner role is changing but fighting for role is way off.