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RAF Chinook crews train for Afghanistan in California

Grumblegrunt

LE
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#3
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.
 
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Zarathustra

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#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
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?
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!
 
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Zarathustra

Guest
#9
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!
Stop being sensible, you're not impressing anyone you know
 
#17
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?
There are soldiers who have fought in Afghanistan before, they still go back to basics and complete PDTs to comply with revised TTPs!

Before El Centro it was Oman, Morocco and any other hot climate. This is nothing new, and will always be.

I know, you are feeling slightly silly with your comment. That's what happens when you try to be funny!
 
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Zarathustra

Guest
#18
There are soldiers who have fought in Afghanistan before, they still go back to basics and complete PDTs to comply with revised TTPs!

Before El Centro it was Oman, Morocco and any other hot climate. This is nothing new, and will always be.

I know, you are feeling slightly silly with your comment. That's what happens when you try to be funny!
You've not got a job attached to CRAB PR have you?
 

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