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 21 
 on: October 17, 2017, 06:44:53 PM 
Started by Eclipse - Last post by Eclipse
True enough - also the ongoing discussions regarding "official" paper color.

 22 
 on: October 17, 2017, 06:43:20 PM 
Started by Eclipse - Last post by Luis R. Ramos
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From Eclipse...

...the Cadet will spend his time trying to get a cell signal so he can ask his Unit CC to approve his 101 card.


This has not been my experience with cadets... What I find is that cadets spend their time folding over and over their 101 cards instead of cutting and gluing as instructed...

 >:D

 23 
 on: October 17, 2017, 05:35:37 PM 
Started by Eclipse - Last post by Eclipse
A lost Boy Scout seems to be included in every graded exercise. Truth be told, a scout would be more likely to rescue a lost cadet.

Based on what, exactly?

The average Scout is no more, or less prepared than a Cadet to be involved in SAR.

You could make the argument that am Eagle Scout, or one on the Eagle Track, is more prepared to survive
in a wilderness environment then a Spaatz, since they have to have completed the Camping merit badge, and the Emergency Preparedness
badge might help, but a Spaatz need never go near the woods, or utter the words "SAR", but
on the average, most Scout camping is as much "glamping" as camping, and fully supervised
by parents.

When you start talking about extra badges like Hiking, Orienteering, and maybe OA, those Scouts will
be "better then average", but still it's mostly about self-care, whereas a cadet GTM is at least ensconced in the
ideas and nomenclature of SARexs.

The reality is that on the average neither is going to be prepared to do much but yell themselves horse.
 
The Scout won't be allowed to make a fire or cut kindling because his mom will have both his Firem'n Chit and his Totin' Chip
cards in her purse, and the Cadet will spend his time trying to get a cell signal so he can ask his Unit CC to approve his 101 card.

 24 
 on: October 17, 2017, 05:17:20 PM 
Started by Eclipse - Last post by isuhawkeye
has cap ever actually rescued a scout?

 25 
 on: October 17, 2017, 03:59:19 PM 
Started by Mordecai - Last post by SarDragon
Tarmac, as originally made, is no longer in use anywhere in the aviation arena, because of its lack of strength and durability. On the other side of the pond, the term migrated to refer to what we call asphalt (properly bituminous concrete). I got educated about tarmac by some Brits years ago.

Brits and Americans - two similar cultures separated by a common language.

 26 
 on: October 17, 2017, 03:48:01 PM 
Started by Mordecai - Last post by NIN
And

Wikipedia
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tarmac
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The term is also often used to describe airport aprons (also referred to as "ramps"), taxiways, and runways regardless of the surface.

Oxford Dictionary
https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/tarmac
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1.1the tarmac A runway or other area surfaced with tarmac or a similar material.

Cambridge Dictionary
http://dictionary.cambridge.org/us/dictionary/english/tarmac
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an area of ground covered with a hard surface, esp. the areas of an airport where aircraft park, land, and take off

Dictionary.com
http://www.dictionary.com/browse/tarmac
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(lowercase) a road, airport runway, parking area, etc., paved with Tarmac, tarmacadam, or a layer of tar.
(Dictionary.com actually suggests its ONLY the area paved with tarmacadam, vice concrete)


It would seem that AeroSavvy ain't EnglishSavvy.

If you need me, I'll be out on the tarmac.

 27 
 on: October 17, 2017, 03:22:33 PM 
Started by Mordecai - Last post by jeders
A brief break from the original topic for an aerospace lesson. The word tarmac is cringeworthy to aviation professionals. See this link for more information. http://aerosavvy.com/aviation-terminology/

A) No it's not
B) Depending on what the taxiways, runways, and ramps are made of, tarmac may very well be the most correct word to use.

 28 
 on: October 17, 2017, 02:47:17 PM 
Started by Mordecai - Last post by Luis R. Ramos
Very strange...

Clicking on the Tarmac link gave me an error message, that it had malware in it.

 29 
 on: October 17, 2017, 02:45:58 PM 
Started by Mordecai - Last post by stillamarine
Does the airport not have a parking lot? Or could you do opening formations on the tarmac in front of the terminal? How busy is the airport during your meeting times? My squadron meets at an airport and utilizes the tarmac for drill and one of the taxiways for pt testing. But it's not very busy during meeting hours.


A brief break from the original topic for an aerospace lesson. The word tarmac is cringeworthy to aviation professionals. See this link for more information. http://aerosavvy.com/aviation-terminology/

Word that was taught to me in the Marine Corps and the one we used talking with the AF regularly and yet no one corrected it then.

 30 
 on: October 17, 2017, 02:36:23 PM 
Started by Mordecai - Last post by Robert Hartigan
Does the airport not have a parking lot? Or could you do opening formations on the tarmac in front of the terminal? How busy is the airport during your meeting times? My squadron meets at an airport and utilizes the tarmac for drill and one of the taxiways for pt testing. But it's not very busy during meeting hours.


A brief break from the original topic for an aerospace lesson. The word tarmac is cringeworthy to aviation professionals. See this link for more information. http://aerosavvy.com/aviation-terminology/

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