The rule of consistency
When I was a technical instructor in the RAF I worked alongside civilian instructors. Now while we service personnel where only in post for a between 3 to 5 years after which we moved on back to actually maintaining aircraft, these civilian instructors where permanent. All where ex-servicemen themselves but most had been civilian instructors for quite some time, many over ten years. As a result when something had to change either in the curriculum or physically such as classr
More than just a record holder.
Yesterday I heard the sad news of the death of Captain Eric Brown. It was just a short two or three lines on the radio but later it did make to TV news saying Eric “Winkle” Brown, the world record holder for the most aircraft types flown, had died. I thought how sad it was that although his death made the news the news editors thought it appropriate not to mention why this man was as important in the history of our country and aviation as a whole. I dare say the majority of p