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    Yeah in many cases bonding is counter productive...

    Yeah in many cases bonding is counter productive as it doesn't help to engender loyalty, as you have commoditized the skill.

    However the RAF have done this and in fact Bond Pilots for their...
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    Some had 10yrs, many had 12, there was a proposal...

    Some had 10yrs, many had 12, there was a proposal to increase it to 15(in line with the change to pension entitlements) I don't know did that happen.
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    Not quite True..

    Not quite True..
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    Why are they recruiting cadet classes if they...

    Why are they recruiting cadet classes if they don't have the capacity to train them??

    Maybe it ticks the box for some political type..
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    It was done in the past.

    It was done in the past.
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    Is there something I am missing here, are they...

    Is there something I am missing here, are they really going to spend 7 Million for Two years of service.. This seams outrageous. Lear 31A's are available too buy for significantly less then 1...
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    CN-235 Can't do 6T in any config, I'm sure the...

    CN-235 Can't do 6T in any config, I'm sure the C-295 could take 20 troops with the consoles installed, depending on where the consoles are located 6 Tonnes might be possible. The New FITS and Radar...
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    Doesn't necessarily require a palletized system,...

    Doesn't necessarily require a palletized system, all those roles are achievable with FITS type consoles in place, this has been demonstrated with the current aircraft.

    Its a pity they don't...
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    Yes that was the requirement.. But Two...

    Yes that was the requirement..
    But Two questions:

    1. When was the last prosecution based on Photo evidence from the MPA?
    2. Can the New HD EO systems give the resolution required to identify...
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    I suppose the real question is: Do they want a...

    I suppose the real question is: Do they want a CN-235 Replacement with slightly more capability, or do they want a Genuine Military Air-lifter that can also multi task as an MPA.

    I think a review...
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    Sounds Like a C-295 Capacity and Range

    Sounds Like a C-295 Capacity and Range
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    The first thing is to get the Politicians and the...

    The first thing is to get the Politicians and the DOD to invest and support the DF in a meaningful way..

    Anything is possible after that.
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    Only ever a rumor!

    Only ever a rumor!
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    Agrees, here's my previous post again.. Maybe...

    Agrees, here's my previous post again..

    Maybe its time to stop discussing Cessna replacement, Casa Replacement, PC-9 replacement and maybe do a Proper Re-Org.

    Its more then a decade since the...
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    This happened on C-250, the white one, it was...

    This happened on C-250, the white one, it was about a Tonne Lighter then the blue ones..
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    More airframes has to be the goal, otherwise...

    More airframes has to be the goal, otherwise there will always be the problem of new pilots getting the flying experience to become commanders.
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    "if hunting and killing Boomers and Skimmers is...

    "if hunting and killing Boomers and Skimmers is seriously sought"

    Its not! Its basic Marpat with an eye towards some transport capability.. the fleet will be Two and in fantasy land maybe a third!
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    AFAIK A decent Polution Surveillance solution is...

    AFAIK A decent Polution Surveillance solution is possible with the current radar, it just require some different hardware cards and some extra software.

    A reasonable fleet of C-90's and BE-300's...
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    We have the stuff in Hanger 13 for that:biggrin:...

    We have the stuff in Hanger 13 for that:biggrin:

    I agree the PC-12 looks like a shoe in, in my view its a shame and a wasted opportunity.
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    It was about 25 years ago

    It was about 25 years ago
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    Sure there a technical differences in the types...

    Sure there a technical differences in the types but they are a common type rating.

    Whatever the NZAF are at it is in a different league to what the AC are doing.

    Looking at fishing boats is...
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    Just Did... "The existing CASA 235s primarily...

    Just Did...

    "The existing CASA 235s primarily undertake maritime surveillance, although they may also be used for a broader range of tasks. These include, air ambulance missions, evacuation...
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    On the one hand you see problems and yet you also...

    On the one hand you see problems and yet you also see the capabilities of a 350er type airframe.. not sure what your point is? Have you an alternative?

    But be clear the IAC CN-235 is a Fish Pat...
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    Fingers of one hand, and never in anger!

    Fingers of one hand, and never in anger!
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    I think its 115M all in!!

    I think its 115M all in!!
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