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 on: Today at 12:04:48 PM 
Started by lam_the_lame - Last post by mdickinson
You {a cadet} wear your highest Cadet Program Achievement ribbon. Same rule the senior members follow.
What “rule the senior members follow”?? [...]
There is no rule about seniors short-stacking. There is a ribbon+device height limit, but beyond that no rule - only one sentence saying we are "encouraged" (:o) to choose our prof.dev. ribbons as the first to go. (See attached snip from M39-1.)

The rule where seniors who are former cadets wear their highest cadet achievement ribbon.

Ah, now I understand what you meant. "same rule that you will follow after you turn senior, regarding wearing only your highest achievement ribbon." Makes sense.

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 on: Today at 11:52:29 AM 
Started by lam_the_lame - Last post by PHall
What about Milestone awards?
What about them? The milestone is a Cadet Program achievement. So as a C/TSgt, you would wear your Rickenbacker ribbon, not your Wright Brothers ribbon.
You wear your highest Cadet Program Achievement ribbon. Same rule the senior members follow.

What “rule the senior members follow”??

(a) there is no rule about seniors short-stacking. There is a ribbon+device height limit, but beyond that no rule - only one sentence saying we are "encouraged" (:o) to choose our prof.dev. ribbons as the first to go. (See attached snip from M39-1.)

(b) when have senior members ever followed a rule - especially one regarding uniform wear?!  ;D




The rule where seniors who are former cadets wear their highest cadet achievement ribbon.

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 on: Today at 10:03:24 AM 
Started by Eclipse - Last post by TheSkyHornet
I see the social media outrage on this subject...and my question is this: How does it differ from an emergency broadcast on television? The medium changed, not the practice of doing it. Nationwide broadcasting through communications technology has been used for quite some time. So this isn't anything new.



From the comments I have seen, the nay sayers think it is going to be used by the President himself to send personal/political messages directly to the country in a twitter esque format vs an emergency alerting platform.

MK

That's exactly what I was getting at...like there's some abuse of my cellphone going on here.

And this is where I want to avoid any political remarks here; but I'm going with it being politically motivated as to why there is this outrage...or as Eclipse called it, "recreational outrage"

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 on: Today at 09:59:37 AM 
Started by airplanes_fly - Last post by TheSkyHornet
Caveat:
I am making no intention of assuming that someone wants to perform to a lesser standard because of their gender (i.e., female cadet hopes the standards are easier). If that ends up being the case, then I hang my head in disappointment.

Let's be honest: a lot of these types of opportunities are male-dominated/male-majority. That's just the nature of the biological and cultural differences between the genders. I greatly appreciate when a female steps up to kick butt and show the boys that she fits right in.

I've got a newer female cadet who has been really pushing to prove herself in CAP, and I hope to see her take these opportunities as she progresses to better herself (as any other cadet should) and to set the bar high for all cadets (male or female). But I refuse to encourage her "because she's a female." None of that means anything to me. You're either mentally in it, or you aren't.

Push hard. Fight hard.

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 on: Today at 09:55:20 AM 
Started by Color Guard Rifleman - Last post by TheSkyHornet
I knew that I was going to no get chosen but I still wanted to apply.

If you don't think you'll get it, don't bother applying to something. Go in with the confidence that you're the ideal candidate, and sell yourself to that extent.

Cadets don't generally "apply" to be on CAC, they are appointed by their Unit CC to the body
and then work their way up through the echelons.

The squadron may have internal applications if there are multiple people interested. It's not common to my knowledge, but not abnormal.


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 on: Today at 09:51:18 AM 
Started by Eclipse - Last post by TheSkyHornet
There were two people their, one was standing on the wing on the passenger side. Why wasn't someone in the aircraft to flip switches and ensure a safe start?

Yup.

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Why did the pilot doing the hand propping run directly in front of the propeller to get to the cockpit?

Yup.

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Why weren't the breaks applied?

Yup.

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Again, there are safe ways to hand prop an airplane, if you follow a checklist. Why wasn't a checklist followed?

Yup.

Yeah, I bet the throttle was a bit more then "cracked".
As was the guy hand propping...
Definitely to the first part, and quite possibly to the second part.

YUP.


 7 
 on: Today at 09:49:34 AM 
Started by Eclipse - Last post by sarmed1
I see the social media outrage on this subject...and my question is this: How does it differ from an emergency broadcast on television? The medium changed, not the practice of doing it. Nationwide broadcasting through communications technology has been used for quite some time. So this isn't anything new.



From the comments I have seen, the nay sayers think it is going to be used by the President himself to send personal/political messages directly to the country in a twitter esque format vs an emergency alerting platform.

MK

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 on: Today at 09:36:08 AM 
Started by OldGuy - Last post by TheSkyHornet
It's a bit more complicated then flipping a switch.

System-wise, maybe. Procedure-wise, not really; it's literally kicking on the packs.

I agree with you: my guess is they didn't switch on after engine start, unless they have a procedure in their AOM to turn the bleeds off on takeoff and never turned them back on. An FDR download should easily conclude it.

It's definitely an easy thing to miss if you don't do your checks, which is exactly why checks exist. .

Just doing a FlightAware check, it looks like they started their takeoff roll at 8:42pm. At 8:48, they crossed through 11,000 ft (v/s was between 1500 and 2700 fpm). At 8:49, they were on the descent. It looks like they didn't break 14,000 feet, or came just close enough to it. They descended to 10,000 and held until 9:01, then started step descents to enter back on the approach (assuming an emergency was declared) for Runway 27 (the same as the takeoff runway).

So a pretty standard climb out, not all that aggressive---unless you aren't pressurized and everyone's ears start fizzling.

Someone is in a no bueno situation; that's for sure. Wings are getting clipped over this.


Side remark:
What the heck is it with passengers who can't put their oxygen masks on correctly? Cover your nose, people!

CNN article with video:
https://www.cnn.com/2018/09/20/asia/india-jet-airways-pressure-intl/index.html

FlightAware:
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/JAI697/history/20180920/0025Z/VABB/VABB

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 on: Today at 09:24:55 AM 
Started by Eclipse - Last post by jeders
Hand propping can be done very safely...or it can turn out like this. After watching the first few second of the video:

There were two people their, one was standing on the wing on the passenger side. Why wasn't someone in the aircraft to flip switches and ensure a safe start?

Why did the pilot doing the hand propping run directly in front of the propeller to get to the cockpit?

Why weren't the breaks applied?

Again, there are safe ways to hand prop an airplane, if you follow a checklist. Why wasn't a checklist followed?

Yeah, I bet the throttle was a bit more then "cracked".
As was the guy hand propping...

Definitely to the first part, and quite possibly to the second part.

 10 
 on: Today at 09:15:29 AM 
Started by OldGuy - Last post by Blanding
Willing to bet they never turned the packs back on after engine start.
That's why they have that checklist thingy... ::)

Or bleed air was selected off for the takeoff to increase performance and was never turned back on. Perhaps that + a complicated climb-out with one or more distractions could have led to the crew missing the step.

Hard to judge without facts, unproductive even.

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