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  1. SupersonicMax

    RCAF pilots promotion and rank upgrade!

    Backpay was paid out in December and everyone is on the new scales.
  2. SupersonicMax

    RCAF pilots promotion and rank upgrade!

    The new payscales offer that. The issue is that we need a fair amount of flying supervisors (Majors) to run Squadrons. With our staffing levels, a majority of the folks that stay past their restricted release need to promote…
  3. SupersonicMax

    RCAF pilots promotion and rank upgrade!

    It’s important to note that the gating system hasn’t been implemented yet and is still very much being defined.
  4. SupersonicMax

    The RCAF's Next Generation Fighter (CF-188 Replacement)

    That was during my time at AETE an active test pilot, while I was also the Standards and Eval OC for Top Aces and executing a test project on the Harvard II (ADS-B/TAS integration). Four is definitely not common but two is not that uncommon. We had a fair amount of Hornet pilots posted to the...
  5. SupersonicMax

    The RCAF's Next Generation Fighter (CF-188 Replacement)

    I had, at one point, a ticket and maintained currency on four aircraft (Hornet, Tutor, Harvard II and Alphajet). I had no issues whatsoever with the Hornet and Tutor, both of which I flew more regularly but I required a bit of study before every flight on the Harvard and Alphajet. Maintaining...
  6. SupersonicMax

    You Want To Be A Pilot : 2018 - present

    I have no idea how CFAST is done now. I did it 20 years ago…
  7. SupersonicMax

    You Want To Be A Pilot : 2018 - present

    Get it after. If you fail CFAST, all you’d have to do to try again is write the CPL exam. If you finished your CPL before, you’d have to get to ATPL.
  8. SupersonicMax

    Liberals announce $1.24B sole-sourced deal to upgrade search and rescue helicopter fleet

    I am pretty sure (but I don’t have them in front of me to confirm) that SPFPs and OACs for Tablets state that ownship position can’t be used for navigation, not the chart itself.
  9. SupersonicMax

    Liberals announce $1.24B sole-sourced deal to upgrade search and rescue helicopter fleet

    NavCanada isn’t a regulator. There are two air regulators in Canada: DND and TC. We are also not bound by the standards that TC publishes. We publish our own (including for certification), although we heavily borrow from other regulators (too often civilian regulators imo). It is...
  10. SupersonicMax

    New Dress Regs 🤣

    In fact, there is a legal and regulatory framework to do exactly this… I am the kind of person that tries to do the right thing by doing things right but when doing things right prevents me from doing the right thing, I’ll find grey space that allows me to do the right thing.
  11. SupersonicMax

    New Dress Regs 🤣

    It does not contravene the NDA. The NDA states that rank designations are found in regulations made by the GiC. That regulation is QR&O 3.01. QR&O 1.23, however, gives the power to the CDS to issue orders that are not inconsistent with the National Defence Act or with any regulations made by...
  12. SupersonicMax

    New Dress Regs 🤣

    As long as it is not inconsistent with with the National Defence Act or with any regulations made by the Governor in Council, the Treasury Board or the Minister, pretty much, yes. That’s the type of authority that comes wih being the CDS. I wrote policy and orders for a good portion of my...
  13. SupersonicMax

    New Dress Regs 🤣

    The Minister made the announcement (Royal Canadian Navy release new rank designation - Canadian Military Family Magazine). For Master Seaman, look at QR&Os 3.08. The only appointment possible is to Master Corporal. I am just using this to demonstrate the silliness of the argument you make...
  14. SupersonicMax

    Liberals announce $1.24B sole-sourced deal to upgrade search and rescue helicopter fleet

    AETE doesn’t sign off on anything. It makes recommendations. DTAES (for airworthiness issues) and the Project Sponsor (for qualification issues) sign off on things.
  15. SupersonicMax

    New Dress Regs 🤣

    Explain to me how using Sailor is « not compatible or in keeping with » using Seaman? Also, please point out where, in the QR&Os, Master Seaman is defined. It is not a dance. It is using intent vs black and white, something you don’t seem capable of doing.
  16. SupersonicMax

    New Dress Regs 🤣

    Sailor and seaman can be considered synonym. In that sense, it is not inconsistent. Inconsistent doesn’t mean it has to be the exact same…. Just like many things in the military and life, intent is more important. And the intent between the seaman series and the sailor series is pretty much...
  17. SupersonicMax

    New Dress Regs 🤣

    There are also procedures to ammend things quickly, outside of normal cycles. The CDS has that power through the QR&Os and NDA, as long as it is not inconsistent with the NDA (which changing how we call ourselves is not).
  18. SupersonicMax

    New Dress Regs 🤣

    Publishing an order with your name on it is owning it. What makes you believe the rank change wasn’t first discussed with lawyers and politicians?
  19. SupersonicMax

    New Dress Regs 🤣

    If they decide to go with a committee recommendation, how are they hiding behind it? They gave an order to follow.
  20. SupersonicMax

    New Dress Regs 🤣

    Committees make recommendations to commanders who order things. Committees/working groups exists (and need to exist) to inform/advise commanders.
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