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 11 
 on: Yesterday at 09:28:41 PM 
Started by FNelson - Last post by CAPLTC
Yes and attempting to G2 the course from any angle is highly frowned upon (those that have attended this course or APJOC understand this).

This is a strange attitude.
One can get a download of what to expect @ SWCS... why not a cadet NCSA?

 12 
 on: Yesterday at 09:10:44 PM 
Started by Eclipse - Last post by CAPLTC
I wonder how they'll look with black boots.
They will look VASTLY better than this bizarro tiger stripe pattern currently approved.


 13 
 on: Yesterday at 07:36:55 PM 
Started by Cicero - Last post by JoeTomasone
Right now hams in Puerto Rico are not taking inbound traffic since there's essentially no way to pass those messages - roads are impassible, fuel is scarce, phones are down, power is out.    They are, however, taking messages from locals informing loved ones about their status and passing them to stations on the mainland.   I have passed a number myself.

If you are a ham, monitor the SATERN net (14.265) and there is a ham (KK4DCX in San German) passing lots of traffic on 12.270. 


 14 
 on: Yesterday at 07:31:23 PM 
Started by Cicero - Last post by PHall
May take the PR Hams awhile to get their antennas back up too. 120mph winds are not your antenna's friend.

 15 
 on: Yesterday at 07:28:16 PM 
Started by mdickinson - Last post by Live2Learn
So, is this JUST a checkride thing?  Or is it more?  Pilots are on good behaviot during a checkride.  That's a given!  What kind of decisions do we REALLY make when we're not being monitored?  How do we fly and do we exercise good judgment?  The exchange above raises the question of whether this letter of direction is intended to address only a few stick n' rudder issues, or much more?

 16 
 on: Yesterday at 06:11:31 PM 
Started by Cicero - Last post by Cicero
Also found: https://www.vibe.com/2017/09/puerto-rico-hotline-for-family-after-hurricane-maria/

 17 
 on: Yesterday at 06:07:11 PM 
Started by Cicero - Last post by Cicero
First suggestion: Go on to the website of the ARRL (American Radio Relay League), and search for the Puerto Section of the ARRL. The leadership is listed for that section. Also, if you are a ham radio op, or know someone who is, pass traffic to who it is you are trying to reach, into the National Traffic Net, or your local traffic net. Now, the relarity is that it's going to take quite a few days to reach the destination, because of the widespread outages, and, if a ham there has back-up power, they are going to be on the air only when needed. As a member of ARRL, let me know if you need some assistance.

Capt. Barry A. Schwartz
NYC Group Communications Officer

Thank you!

 18 
 on: Yesterday at 05:29:24 PM 
Started by Cicero - Last post by NY015COMMS
First suggestion: Go on to the website of the ARRL (American Radio Relay League), and search for the Puerto Section of the ARRL. The leadership is listed for that section. Also, if you are a ham radio op, or know someone who is, pass traffic to who it is you are trying to reach, into the National Traffic Net, or your local traffic net. Now, the relarity is that it's going to take quite a few days to reach the destination, because of the widespread outages, and, if a ham there has back-up power, they are going to be on the air only when needed. As a member of ARRL, let me know if you need some assistance.

Capt. Barry A. Schwartz
NYC Group Communications Officer

 19 
 on: Yesterday at 05:25:38 PM 
Started by mdickinson - Last post by Spaceman3750
"So this is basically letting folks know that things are going to change and that kind of stuff isn't going to cut it anymore. That if something ain't right, its not cool to just say to your buddy 'Hey, yeah, man, Capt ABC was all over the place on final, glad I don't have to fly with him again this weekend..' and expect that SomeoneElse will somehow notice that Capt ABC probably shouldn't be flying a CAP plane with cadets in it anymore.  That the good old boy "I'll sign you off if you sign me off" dance isn't going to cut it anymore. It even says in the memo 'Donít pass a pilot on a check ride when the pilot does not meet our standards'. We need to be sure that when we're flying CAP iron, we're doing it to the standards.  The Air Force is watching this closely."

"ohhhhh"

To be fair to Capt ABC, everyone has bad days, even pilots. Having one rough landing should not be the sole indicator of a poor pilot. As much as they like to have us believe otherwise, pilots don't execute perfect takeoffs, maneuvers, and landings every time. While that doesn't mean someone shouldn't have a conversation about whether or not that pilot should maybe take the rest of the day off, "he had a bad landing, so let's pull his F5" is not really fair.

Usually it's not just "one rough landing", it's demonstrated sub-par performance for the entire checkride that earns you a fail.
One rough landing would usually just subject you to a critique from the checkpilot if everything else was all right.
And checkpilots usually don't fail anybody for "fun" either. There is 10 times the paperwork and a few phone calls to be made when they fail someone.
Most people don't make work for themselves for "fun".

I completely agree, but I don't think that's what NIN said.

 20 
 on: Yesterday at 05:18:14 PM 
Started by mdickinson - Last post by PHall
"So this is basically letting folks know that things are going to change and that kind of stuff isn't going to cut it anymore. That if something ain't right, its not cool to just say to your buddy 'Hey, yeah, man, Capt ABC was all over the place on final, glad I don't have to fly with him again this weekend..' and expect that SomeoneElse will somehow notice that Capt ABC probably shouldn't be flying a CAP plane with cadets in it anymore.  That the good old boy "I'll sign you off if you sign me off" dance isn't going to cut it anymore. It even says in the memo 'Donít pass a pilot on a check ride when the pilot does not meet our standards'. We need to be sure that when we're flying CAP iron, we're doing it to the standards.  The Air Force is watching this closely."

"ohhhhh"

To be fair to Capt ABC, everyone has bad days, even pilots. Having one rough landing should not be the sole indicator of a poor pilot. As much as they like to have us believe otherwise, pilots don't execute perfect takeoffs, maneuvers, and landings every time. While that doesn't mean someone shouldn't have a conversation about whether or not that pilot should maybe take the rest of the day off, "he had a bad landing, so let's pull his F5" is not really fair.

Usually it's not just "one rough landing", it's demonstrated sub-par performance for the entire checkride that earns you a fail.
One rough landing would usually just subject you to a critique from the checkpilot if everything else was all right.
And checkpilots usually don't fail anybody for "fun" either. There is 10 times the paperwork and a few phone calls to be made when they fail someone.
Most people don't make work for themselves for "fun".

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