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Offline Popurhedoff

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Re: what pilots do when they are not flying?
« Reply #50 on: November 24, 2006, 18:36:28 »
This may come off a little brash but here goes,  I tend to talk and debate about stuff I know, not about stuff that I do not have all the facts about unless I add a caveate. I do not try use a broad brush to paint a whole element in a bad light.  If I related all the unflattering, stupid, dangerous, or Charlie Foxtrot stories I have witnessed over the years , that here some might be embarrassed enough to remuster.

Some of you youngn's haven't figured it out yet... We are on the same freaking team.  This, that, yip, yap, some of you sound like a bunch of snot nosed Lil rapscallions... Get some friggen time in and make for some intelligent debates... or use some humor here.

Now back to the topic at hand..."what pilots do when they are not flying?"...

Some (pilots) have been known to use Romulian Cloaking Devices immediately after their Debriefs, some have been rumored to hang with the "Tavelocity Gnome" and some actually take extra courses i.e"

"Tactical Hair Care Products for the Modern Battlefield",
"Oakley's the Ultimate Accessory for Flight Suits", and my personal favorite
"How to win the Army Ironman Competition with less than 1 hr of PT a day"

Statutory Holidays + Weekends off + Annual Leave taken since I enlisted = 3794 days or 10.4 years.

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Re: what pilots do when they are not flying?
« Reply #51 on: November 24, 2006, 18:39:46 »
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"Tactical Hair Care Products for the Modern Battlefield",
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 :rofl:

Personally, I listen to the purple Kangaroo's recommendations.  ;D

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Re: what pilots do when they are not flying?
« Reply #52 on: November 24, 2006, 19:03:31 »
you sound like a bunch of snot nosed Lil rapscallions

You owe me a new keyboard, Rapscallions...geez show your age there old man!  ;)


Statutory Holidays + Weekends off + Annual Leave taken since I enlisted = 3794 days or 10.4 years.

More days off then I have days in uniform, so what was the airforce like when they piloted terydactyl?
« Last Edit: November 24, 2006, 19:12:27 by HitorMiss »
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Re: what pilots do when they are not flying?
« Reply #53 on: November 24, 2006, 19:11:54 »
More days off then I have days in uniform, so what was the airforce like when they piloted trydactyl?

Well FOD clean-up on the runway was a pretty crappy job.... ;D
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Re: what pilots do when they are not flying?
« Reply #54 on: November 24, 2006, 20:00:48 »
... so what was the airforce like when they piloted terydactyl?

Kids were seen and not heard :P   and the Teryldactyl had an army guy in each claw... the original "Dumb Bombs"

No Organic FOD Haggis... just Hugh organic land mines  :(

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Re: what pilots do when they are not flying?
« Reply #55 on: November 24, 2006, 23:47:39 »
Statutory Holidays + Weekends off + Annual Leave taken since I enlisted = 3794 days or 10.4 years.

.....having enough time to sit around and calculate that - priceless.  ;)

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Re: what pilots do when they are not flying?
« Reply #56 on: November 25, 2006, 00:32:11 »
Go!!!.........you with 3VP? I think one of the snafu's with us involved you guys also. Heard the scuttle at work but never payed attention. I'll ask next week and find out how many Generals were "inconvienced".
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Re: what pilots do when they are not flying?
« Reply #57 on: November 25, 2006, 09:12:21 »
.....having enough time to sit around and calculate that - priceless.  ;)
Kids  ;D  why sit around with a pencil (non mechanical)  and cypher that... get with the times and use an excel worksheet  ;D

I could send you a copy... it will also calculate your time in  in Years, months, days, hours, minutes, and guess what... hold the F9 key and it gives it to you in running seconds... it will give you percentages of time in service vs civie time,  calculate your happiness factor  :)
All you have to do it enter your Birthdate, date enrolled and your retirement date...  the program does the rest...  people have been adding to it over the years...  feel free to add to it.

Having the experience and time in to enjoy that 6th week on annual leave/per year may not be priceless... but I enjoy it   :dontpanic:
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Re: what pilots do when they are not flying?
« Reply #58 on: November 25, 2006, 12:55:02 »
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"How to win the Army Ironman Competition with less than 1 hr of PT a day"

I noticed no one jumped in on THAT little point...
 ;D ;D
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Re: what pilots do when they are not flying?
« Reply #59 on: November 25, 2006, 12:56:12 »
Pfffft 1 RCR was deployed, see how you do next year!
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Re: what pilots do when they are not flying?
« Reply #60 on: November 25, 2006, 22:05:26 »
Pfffft 1 RCR was deployed, see how you do next year!

and???  weren't the 22e' guys that beat 1RCR guys there this year again... yes  ;D  Now dont go making excuses... next thing you know you will be asking for shooting lessons from the AirForce...   ;)

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P.S.  see you at the range at noon.  :P
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Re: what pilots do when they are not flying?
« Reply #61 on: November 25, 2006, 22:55:31 »
and???  weren't the 22e' guys that beat 1RCR guys there this year again... yes  ;D  Now dont go making excuses... next thing you know you will be asking for shooting lessons from the AirForce...   ;)

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Re: what pilots do when they are not flying?
« Reply #62 on: November 25, 2006, 23:01:12 »
Your on your own here GO!!!

Pop overthere could teach the DHTC boys a few things about pistol shooting thats for sure(Oh wait he has...), He has mad skillz!

As for the Ironman we'll see next year wont we Pop  ;)
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Re: what pilots do when they are not flying?
« Reply #63 on: November 26, 2006, 04:57:26 »
Seems like... there is life after the flight :) cheers guys

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Re: what pilots do when they are not flying?
« Reply #64 on: August 26, 2007, 07:30:49 »
That's right. Pilots are serious professionals, even if they spend most of their time on the ground moving their hands in odd ways and making buzz noises through pursed lips.

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Re: what pilots do when they are not flying?
« Reply #65 on: August 26, 2007, 09:20:23 »
There are a number of us posting on this thread who have already "busted our balls" (or the female equivalent thereof, whatever that is) and none of us seem to have a problem.

Amen to that.
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Re: what pilots do when they are not flying?
« Reply #66 on: August 26, 2007, 12:40:28 »
That's right. Pilots are serious professionals, even if they spend most of their time on the ground moving their hands in odd ways and making buzz noises through pursed lips.

Old sweat has clearly experienced the tac hel equivalent of fighter pilot "Timex killers"...stange mumblings, trying to recall the conversations on 3 or 4 tactical nets, wiggling their fingers like main rotors as their hands hold tight formation with each other flying around the mess...  ;D

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Re: what pilots do when they are not flying?
« Reply #67 on: August 26, 2007, 13:59:15 »
G2G,

Over my career I have trusted my life to service pilots in an astonishing variety of aircraft, and I guess I would probably do so again. These include L19s (Canadian and Norwegian), Otter, Twin Otter, Buffalo, Boxcar, Bristol Freighter, Dakota, Yukon, 707, Cosmopolitan, a British Army Beaver, some US Army light executive turboprops and an US ANG 123 in the fixed wing field and CH112, CH113, Kiowas (Canadian and US), various UH-1 variants and Chinook helicopters. Most flights were routine, some were exciting, a bunch included a take off but not a landing and a few just plain scared the crap out of me.

I guess, since they all delivered me to the planned destination - or somewhat close to it when parachuting -, that most soldiers really don't care all that much what pilots do with their 'down time' as long as they are competent in the air. That, however, has never and will never stop me from pointing out their many social failings real and imagined.

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edit: How could I have forgotten the mighty Hercules?
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Re: what pilots do when they are not flying?
« Reply #68 on: August 26, 2007, 14:11:34 »
OS, I'm a walking posterchild for disfunction (although I usually keep the greasy side down)! ;D

p.s.  In my spare time, I try to answer the 200+ e-mails a day I get at work...yuck!

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Re: what pilots do when they are not flying?
« Reply #69 on: August 26, 2007, 22:12:48 »
Hey, what happenned to this thread?  Were there not a few more posts here?
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Re: what pilots do when they are not flying?
« Reply #70 on: August 26, 2007, 22:17:45 »
Hey, what happenned to this thread?  Were there not a few more posts here?

Yes there were.  Someone was posting irrelevant material in a very immature manner and we cleaned the trash out.  Perhaps you remember him, and will be on the watch for him in the future.   ;)
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Re: what pilots do when they are not flying?
« Reply #71 on: August 27, 2007, 00:12:06 »
Gentlemen, I can't believe it was me who started this thread.  Does anybody remember original question?

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Re: what pilots do when they are not flying?
« Reply #72 on: August 27, 2007, 00:49:57 »
Yes there were.  Someone was posting irrelevant material in a very immature manner and we cleaned the trash out.  Perhaps you remember him, and will be on the watch for him in the future.   ;)

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Re: what pilots do when they are not flying?
« Reply #73 on: June 08, 2009, 12:17:20 »
Gentlemen, I can't believe it was me who started this thread.  Does anybody remember original question?

Yes. The original question was "what do pilots do when they arent flying".......

As a corrollory question:

What do pilots use for Birth Control?
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Re: what pilots do when they are not flying?
« Reply #74 on: June 08, 2009, 22:26:09 »
From my experience at 443 Sqdn in Esquimalt, when pilots aren't flying they spend their time sitting in the briefing room b*tching about not flying ... OR bugging the techs to try to speed them up so the Pilots can be flying again (conversely having the actual effect of slowing the Techs down, either by preventing them from getting work done or by annoying them so they intentionally slow down)

But that's just an old Bin Rat's perspective...I'm sure in real life they're training or studying or doing something else useful.  :-X
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