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  1. Zoomie

    ACSO to PLT??

    Have your ULO book you an appointment with a PSO to discuss your options.
  2. Zoomie

    CMMA - replacing the CP140 Aurora

    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.
  3. Zoomie

    CMMA - replacing the CP140 Aurora

    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.
  4. Zoomie

    CMMA - replacing the CP140 Aurora

    Probably not a good source of information for the 295 is Skies Magazine. Plane flies just fine, sensors work great - sky is not falling. Don’t get too riled up by the hype….
  5. Zoomie

    Fighter pilot requirement ( Bachelor degree)

    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.
  6. Zoomie


    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...
  7. Zoomie

    Medical release vs retention?

    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...
  8. Zoomie

    Medical release vs retention?

    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...
  9. Zoomie

    Shawn Ryan Show and CANSOF

    Still policy today - can’t deploy without updated C19.
  10. Zoomie

    Mystery objects/ Balloons over north America

    All seeing, all knowing….
  11. Zoomie

    RCAF pilots promotion and rank upgrade!

    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...
  12. Zoomie

    New Dress Regs 🤣

    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...
  13. Zoomie

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

    Heck I don’t even fly a plane anymore - I still have an EFB. Pretty sure every fleet has some iteration of use in service.
  14. Zoomie

    CMMA - replacing the CP140 Aurora

    No room for 5x737NG at QQ. Maybe they go and hide out with the A330 fleet?
  15. Zoomie

    CMMA - replacing the CP140 Aurora

    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...
  16. Zoomie

    CMMA - replacing the CP140 Aurora

    Or we use the Kingfisher…
  17. Zoomie

    PRes - Promotion to Maj without AOC qual

    Is AOC a PD requirement for CA Majors? JCSP isn’t even needed until Colonel - I didn’t think there were PD requirements for promotion to Major.
  18. Zoomie

    CMMA - replacing the CP140 Aurora

    Better hurry up - Boeing is shutting down P8 line “soon”, IOT start cranking out E7 wedgies
  19. Zoomie

    Minister Anand announces investment of up to $3.7 billion to supply operational clothing and footwear to the Canadian Armed Forces

    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.
  20. Zoomie

    JUSTAS: the project to buy armed Medium Altitude Long Endurance (MALE) UAVs

    FWIW the J-SAR implementation is a bit of a shit show too. TEF still has its work cut out. Crews need to learn how to plan on the go vice on the ground.