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    Yes

    Yes
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    [QUOTE=GoneToTheCanner;475707] Theoretical...

    Theoretical Loadmaster Course provided by Airbus since at least 2007
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    I know personally of an individual who received...

    I know personally of an individual who received the nato medal for ISAF and Resalute Support Mission medal as mission changed and trip was extended so said individual met the duration requirements...
  4. Thread: Pilatus PC-9M

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    Only one set and one aircraft plumbed so far!

    Only one set and one aircraft plumbed so far!
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    Every aircraft standing still requires...

    Every aircraft standing still requires maintenance. For the capability a combi 737,319/320 would bring its a no brainer. VIP, cargo, trooping, humanitarian etc. And it has the range for the areas of...
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    I don’t agree with this old yarn that a 737 or...

    I don’t agree with this old yarn that a 737 or C-130 would spend most of its time training or on the ground. History has shown the air corps has coped well with single airframes ie; the king air,...
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    Blurry face types require a pressurized aircraft...

    Blurry face types require a pressurized aircraft with on board oxygen system for their parachuting requirements I’d imagine, I feel this is definitely a case where two different aircraft types are...
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    A missed opportunity I believe was not purchasing...

    A missed opportunity I believe was not purchasing the 9 Cougars the Dutch had surplus, I believe possibly Chile got them for €81 million. Medium lift, proven and capable.
  9. Thread: Pilatus PC-9M

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    The 5 other AW139’s

    The 5 other AW139’s
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    I believe if they take a promotion outside of a...

    I believe if they take a promotion outside of a border unit they lose it
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    C295 certainly not able to transport an LTAV, be...

    C295 certainly not able to transport an LTAV, be doing well to get a roofless ford ranger into one.
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    Mechs were doing a C235 course but also covered...

    Mechs were doing a C235 course but also covered for C295 as has a common type rating.
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    No Mod :I know that I have nanny nagged...

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    Mod :I know that I have nanny nagged on about this before, but, once again please, refrain from the single word answers, they are unhelpful and do not paint a good picture of the...
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    Establishment and strength arguably more than...

    Establishment and strength arguably more than enough for what the air corps does ie, 1 EAS machine daylight hours only, 1 inter hospital transfer helicopter by night, maritime patrol/top cover/air...
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    No requirement for Hawks, just another single use...

    No requirement for Hawks, just another single use airframe, PC-9 meant to be able to cover all the training spectrum.
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    No need to restore PC-9 numbers arguably too many...

    No need to restore PC-9 numbers arguably too many of a realistically single use airframe bought in the first place, funds could have been spent on other airframes
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    Arguably a larger fleet of a single type (AW139)...

    Arguably a larger fleet of a single type (AW139) would be more useful for EAS and other tasks
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    Libya evacuation involved Casa and LR45

    Libya evacuation involved Casa and LR45
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    No point in wasting limited funds on replacing...

    No point in wasting limited funds on replacing the cessnas just for the sake of it, their mission doesn't exist anymore no real requirement for their replacement or proposed replacement, time for the...
  20. Thread: A 1 Bde army?

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    Very valid comment

    Very valid comment
  21. Thread: New Generals?

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    Would a number two not be more appropriate

    Would a number two not be more appropriate
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    Don't think these aircraft will be in the class...

    Don't think these aircraft will be in the class of a multi-role vessel to be honest, a C-295 with 9000kg payload only has a max range of 1300 km, Beirut for example or any other current or likely...
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    They are worn out now as it stands

    They are worn out now as it stands
  24. Thread: New Generals?

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    You could say that for the size of the DF the...

    You could say that for the size of the DF the artillery corps has done quite well with COB as COS!
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    Only one aircraft serviceable

    Only one aircraft serviceable
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