What do the Red Arrows do this year?

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Pen Pusher wrote:[fb-post]https://www.facebook.com/royalairforce/posts/10158296301294885:0[/fb-post]

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Displays though, it mentions nothing about continuing to fly to train / keep current.
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BBMF Chipmunk & Spitfire "P7350" were flying this morning.

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CJS wrote:
Pen Pusher wrote:[fb-post]https://www.facebook.com/royalairforce/posts/10158296301294885:0[/fb-post]

Brian


Displays though, it mentions nothing about continuing to fly to train / keep current.


But if the Armed Forces are deemed essential and your job is a pilot, doesn’t that mean you are obliged to stay current and train. No matter what it is you are assigned to fly now - we might need trained pilots at a moments notice, for many essential tasks that might come up. They might be taken from their non-essential flying and be asked to replace other pilots in jobs you deem as essential if they take ill, for instance.

That leads me onto another question if all these airlines are grounding all these aircraft. Will they need months after it’s all finished to get their pilots certified again if they haven’t been up flying and landing as per their licence/currency requirements ?
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ericbee123 wrote:That leads me onto another question if all these airlines are grounding all these aircraft. Will they need months after it’s all finished to get their pilots certified again if they haven’t been up flying and landing as per their licence/currency requirements ?


At a total guess, since currency requirements are less than normal schedules, they will do their best to keep rotating aircrew on what flights are going on, to keep currency for the maximum number.

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AAC confirmed no Apache display this year.

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FarnboroJohn wrote:
ericbee123 wrote:That leads me onto another question if all these airlines are grounding all these aircraft. Will they need months after it’s all finished to get their pilots certified again if they haven’t been up flying and landing as per their licence/currency requirements ?


At a total guess, since currency requirements are less than normal schedules, they will do their best to keep rotating aircrew on what flights are going on, to keep currency for the maximum number.


I expect the simulators will be running 24 hours a day to keep pilots current

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ted633 wrote:
FarnboroJohn wrote:
ericbee123 wrote:That leads me onto another question if all these airlines are grounding all these aircraft. Will they need months after it’s all finished to get their pilots certified again if they haven’t been up flying and landing as per their licence/currency requirements ?


At a total guess, since currency requirements are less than normal schedules, they will do their best to keep rotating aircrew on what flights are going on, to keep currency for the maximum number.


I expect the simulators will be running 24 hours a day to keep pilots current


I thought of that but wondered whether the sims or the sim managers might not be able to social distance during use.