Yup. Been doing it since at least when I started doing SAR in 2004.
Corm free fall is relatively new, last 4-5 years.
Static line is still only approved exit technique for operational jumps (ie with SARPELS and equipment) - can only do this on Fixed Wing.
There are no side doors on the CC-295.
We don’t dispatch STs via side door anymore - so moot point.
The ramp on the Kingfisher is longer and wider than the Buff and Cormorant. We freefall off both those platforms safely.
Degree doesn’t matter unless you want to be a Test Pilot later on in your career.
Fighter selection is done primarily at Moose Jaw during phase 2 - kick ass at academics and flying and they will give you a a chance if the fit is right.
Where does this still happen? We wonder why we have a retention problem - it’s the leadership who perpetuate these examples that are slowly killing our numbers.
I wouldn’t answer the phone at 5am for an early show, or the night before (call display FTW)!
Military justice doesn‘t allow for...
Each trade has its own medical standard - if you breach those standards DMCA 2 will look at your file and conduct an Admin Review. As long as you don’t breach UoS, they may come back and recommend retention with restrictions or COT is staffed. If you breach UoS, you can request a Period of...
If your PCAT MELs breach UoS, you can be offered a Period of Retention to April 2025. They are redefining UoS in the meantime - if you are still in breach under new criteria, you will be released under 3(b). Essentially the new UoS will lower the bar on medical requirements, however will...
there are four ”gates” spread out over the 20 incentive pay levels for Captain (pilot). Each mbr only needs to pass through each gate once in their career - usually each gate involves progressing significantly through milestones associated with being a Pilot. There are no “gates” for Major...
G2G - do you have a NSN or anything. As Wing ALSEO, I am interested to see what our supply can do for our two piece crews.
Separate topic - new high viz ranks for RCAF. Scuttlebutt from CWO network is that zoom suits will simply just use DEU rank slip ons- any FR concerns about those...
That’s literally what it does.
Numerous inferences in this thread about PAL and TC Dash-8s doing maritime surveillance tasks for the GoC - they are doing that on a civilian airliner adopted for that use. The 295 is purpose built for this task.
I suspect that we will be using these...
Infrastructure is a CAF wide problem. I work in a Hangar built in the 1950s - it is expected to collapse during a significant seismic event. We have no plans to replace this building - we just keep upgrading the HVAC and electrical. lipstick on a pig.