This article has some relevance from an operational realities/impacts on the people who will crew/support RCAF RPAS. Mark is originally from the LRP fleet and has since completed his OUTCAN with the USN P-8 fleet.
The Mental Health Risks Associated with Remotely Piloted Aircraft Operations
I forgot to mention the Spewer/CHUD folks in Afghanistan. We also have some aircrew working with NATO RPAS on OUTCANs, and some ASCOs who have done exchange postings with the RAAF that did operational tours in a theatre IIRC.
Not the same level of compensation; I should have worded it differently. I meant “similar as in their
ATC isn’t going to deal with targetting / dropping kill stores on other humans. RPAS crews…more than likely. They will likely experience things like Aurora crews did in Libya, Iraq and...
I’d support an allowance different than AIRCRA, similar to CANSOF supporter levels; AIRCRA is rather peanuts, especially at the start, after taxes. I was getting $327/month AIRCRA for just shy of 120 flying hours on IMPACT R0. It’s not a motivator to anyone who takes 30 seconds to do some...
Yup. IMO, CR2.1 was done ass backwards. Not sure if it was popular with the crews but…the MHWS IMS was a clusterfuck pre-CR2.1. The TWC change was poorly thought out and implemented IMO. MHWS IMS was completely void of LL from the LRP Block 3 LL and development. The brick wall between the 2...
I was significantly underwhelmed with the projected IOC and FOC capabilities as briefed by a Proj O on the RPAS file. I haven’t heard of many operators wanting to move to the NCR and lose their AIRCRA either.
“Current fleet of 15 P-3 Orions”
That isn’t the number of aircraft we have and Canada never had a single P-3 Orion. Ever.
The rest of the Bombardier stuff is likely less accurate.
We need the replacement before 2031. We needed the replacement before we started wasting money on Block 4. GD...
It should go to your Secure inbox if you use My VAC account services. My most recent one was about 5 days from receiving notification on Step 4 to it reaching my inbox.
Hoping your decision is favourable and you’re happy with it!