RAF Chinook crews train for Afghanistan in California

Discussion in 'Royal Air Force' started by MoD_RSS, Jul 22, 2011.

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  2. Have you got any news on that dashing chap Hagar......we ALL want to hear about him and how hes getting on.....
  3. Grumblegrunt

    Grumblegrunt LE Book Reviewer

    good golf courses out there - whats wrong with spain? oh wait I get it we havent got enough so we have to learn to fly theirs! clever.

    we'll be flying our uav's out of nevada next.
  4. Servicemen about to deploy go on exercise? Whatever will they think of next?

    How many PR ******* are getting redundancy notices?
  5. To think I had to go to sunny, sunny SPTA for PDT.
  6. I've always done PDT exercises in either Thetford, Brecon or SPTA. Why can't I go to America on exercise? I think I'm going to transfer to the RAF as air crew, who's got some white socks?
  7. Let's hope that the male pilots don't engage in more alleged, man 'o' man sexual practices in Vegas during their time off.

    Especially in the Limelight Club near the Stratosphere Tower, like they did in 2002.

    The manky queer *****.
  8. They need to fly the aircraft in an environment similar to Afghanistan for several reasons:
    Constraints on the aircraft through difference in altitude and heat (thinner air, less lift).
    Dust landings which cause 'brown outs'
    Black, green and Red illum periods for NVG tasking.
    Air ranges available in America.
    Flying missions with other assets engaging (fast air, arty and specialist ground troops-wink, wink).

    As you can see, Thetford can't provide any of the above!
  9. Stop being sensible, you're not impressing anyone you know
  10. You liked it though, right?
  11. Simulators?
  12. It made me decide to change my name to Clive, buy 50 pairs of white socks and I'm off to join the RAF tomorrow
  13. Because simulators don't have 5-star hotels?
  14. Neither do the CRABS, they stay in NAFEC accommodation like everyone else. Although, it is great 'digs' compared to Brit SSA.
  15. the_boy_syrup

    the_boy_syrup LE Book Reviewer

    Could you get me the dates when Tom Jones is playing Helmand I'd like to go and see him

    Are there any Chinok crews who haven't flown in Afghanistan?

    How did the cope before?