China has denied the allegations made by the Pentagon that Chinese nationals targeted American pilots using military-grade lasers. The US called on Beijing to investigate incidents dating back several weeks. This photo taken Monday March 12, shows the port of Djibouti. Djibouti, on the Horn of Africa, hosts a US military base that is home to about 4, personnel, including special operations forces, and is a launch pad for operations in Yemen and Somalia. However, the Pentagon accusations highlight the concern the United States has about a Chinese military base just miles from a critical US base in Djibouti. We have formally demarched the Chinese government and we’ve requested the Chinese investigate these incidents,” Pentagon spokeswoman Dana White told reporters. White said the Pentagon was confident the lasers had been pointed by Chinese nationals and in the past few weeks fewer than 10 incidents had taken place. The intent was unclear. Pilots injured A US official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said that in one incident last month, two pilots in a C suffered minor eye injuries.
Saudi pilots trained by the RAF as more than learn how to fly in the UK
Click a base name to learn more about it. The , acre base sits three miles from Valparaiso and Niceville. A short distance to the west lies the city of Fort Walton Beach. It is an unusual arrangement whereby each base has housing, but military members from Eglin can receive housing at Hurlbert, and vice versa. They also co-share the Air Force veterans and widows housing projects.
The nearest city, Starke, is eight miles away.
Good coverage of the South Asian region.
Description[ edit ] The wingman’s role is to add an element of mutual support to aerial combat. The presence of a wingman makes the flight both offensively and defensively more capable by increasing firepower and situational awareness, permitting the attack of enemies, and increasing the ability to employ more dynamic tactics. On 9 August , Oswald Boelcke was already acting in the role when he shot down a French airplane pursuing Max Immelmann. Among the wingman’s primary responsibilities are remaining close to the leader of the aerial formation and warning the leader of any immediate threats at the cost of losing mutual protection.
Smith describes the responsibilities as mutually exclusive; never losing the leader required attention in front of the wingman, but warning the lead of any aircraft threats meant focusing on the rear. The wingman needs to protect the leader and react constantly according to his surroundings and movements. Smith describes the difficulties of flying under poor visibility and the trying effects on human perception under such conditions, especially considering the danger of being separated from the leader of the formation.
According to Smith, wingmen are expected to remain with the leader, even at the cost of scoring an easy kill.
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A Hamilton US military “general purpose” watch from In keeping with similar watches of this type, the dial bears the “H3” mark which I think signifies the use of Tritium in the luminescent compound and the Radiation tri-foil symbol. The back of the watch bears the relevant military specification, part number and date information, together with the instruction that it should be disposed of as “radiation waste”.
This watch has an interesting life story! As I understand it, it was procured, along with many other watches, by the British MoD in the ‘s and was evaluated at Herstmonceux Castle at that time owned by the Admiralty for potential military use. In the 70’s, the watches used in the evaluation were sold and became part of a private collection.
Pilot Sightings There have been over 3, documented sightings of Unidentified Aerial Phenomena by military, civilian and commercial airline pilots.
Afghan police officers take position during a blast and gun fire in Jalalabad, Afghanistan. Thousands of Russian Orthodox Church followers will plunge into icy rivers and ponds across the country to mark Epiphany, cleansing themselves with water deemed holy for the day. Anees Ansari, Zainab’s father, accused the police of being slow to respond when his daughter went missing in the eastern Punjab province.
Two people were killed and three others were wounded in clashes between angry Kasur residents and police after protesters enraged over her death attacked a police station in the city. North and South Korea began their first official talks in more than two years, focusing on the forthcoming Winter Olympics after months of tensions over Pyongyang’s nuclear weapons programme. Thirty-seven people died overnight when torrential rain and mudslides swept though shanty homes.
Reuters People take part in pro-government rallies, Iran. Mayor Bill de Blasio said at a press conference from the scene that ‘it is the worst fire tragedy we have seen in this city in at least a quarter century. People have died and others are missing as the storm struck the southern Philippines unleashing floods and landslides across a region of 20 million people. Marines take part in a winter military drill in Pyeongchang, South Korea.
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Student pilot or PIC in the right-hand seat, where all primary flight instrument are. The two seating configurations for trainer aircraft are: The side-by-side seating configuration has the advantage that pilot and instructor can see each other’s actions, allowing the pilot to learn from the instructor and the instructor to correct the student pilot. The tandem configuration has the advantage of being closer to the normal working environment that a fast jet pilot is likely to encounter.
It is now the norm for pilots to begin their flight training in an aircraft with side by side seating and to progress to aircraft with tandem seating. This, however, has not always been the case.
General Henry Arnold, the commanding officer of the United States Army Air Forces, stated that “Negro pilots cannot be used in our present Air Corps units since this would result in Negro officers serving over white enlisted men, creating an impossible social situation.
June 1, , Air Force is facing a severe crisis. There are two very different types of leadership employed by officers in the Air Force. There is officer-to-enlisted leadership, which most support and maintenance officers learn on the job from the onset, and then there is peer to peer leadership, which young pilots learn beginning at Undergraduate Pilot Training UPT and into their first few assignments. I know that I have learned a lot from my operator colleagues, and many of them have learned a lot from me and my fellow support and maintenance officers.
Not only is senior service leadership comprised of pilots, but most Wing commanders are also pilots, even when the base could often be better served by having someone with a support or maintenance background at the helm. We ask way too much of our operators. Why does almost every single wing commander need to be an operator? And while we are on that thought, why are we making some operators mission support group commanders?
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Donn de Grand-Pre Col. Donn de Grand-Pre, U. Also served as Commander of Special Troops for the U. Served as radio operator in World War II. Became commissioned officer in
The back of the watch bears the relevant military specification, part number and date information, together with the instruction that it should be disposed of as “radiation waste”.
One of the most recent studies of aircraft assisted suicides in the United States found in a yr period the proportion of general aviation suicides in relation to the total number of fatal aviation accidents is 0. The study entitled ‘Aircraft-Assisted Pilot Suicides: Lessons to be Learned’, is important to the issue of whether forcing psychological or psychiatric assessments onto pilots will do anything to make the skies safer.
Raj Persaud Lead author of the study, Alpo Vuorio , and colleagues, also reviewed the statistics for other countries and found in the United Kingdom, during a yr period – , aircraft-assisted pilot suicide frequency was 0. The largest single data source in their study is from Germany, where during – the figure was 0. Indications and warnings for suicides should be taken seriously, so that effective interventions can be implemented.
The reality is that reliably detecting psychological problems, particularly at the beginning stages, if the patient does not cooperate , can become extremely difficult. If one’s livelihood depends ever more on passing a psychiatric testing, the number of people opening up with mental health problems will in fact decline. It is already small as people fear stigma and discrimination. Also most pilots are male and hence perhaps struggle much more with seeking medical help in general and mental health treatment even more so.
The authors quote another study that found among U. Similarly, The Civil Aviation Safety Authority Australia do not consider suicide attempts, after careful consideration, necessarily as disqualifying and holistically include that as an indication of the severity of psychiatric illness. Raj Persaud But pilots, as other professionals, may find themselves under pressure to not declare they have depression as the diagnosis, or the treatment, could end their careers.
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Latest What has happened today so far? Russia hit back at Turkey and its Nato allies today, announcing it was deploying high-end anti-aircraft missiles to its military facilities in the country, write Roland Oliphant in Moscow and Richard Spencer, Middle East Editor. Meanwhile, the Russian navigator rescued after his jet was shot down has promised to keep flying missions as revenge for the death of his pilot, Lt Col Oleg Peshkov, who was shot dead by Syrian rebels.
He told Russian TV: But IHH denied this on Twitter.
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Game Time Decisions As a pilot, you are a member of a unique group of people — a group that is sometimes difficult to understand, at least for non-pilots. In some ways, pilots are the most consistent and even-keeled group anyone is likely to meet, which makes it all the more surprising when a pilot’s behavior seems contradictory and inconsistent. What comprises a typical pilot’s personality? What characteristics do they generally share? Industrial psychologist Robert Rose, Ph.
The term “personality” is used in many ways. In popular parlance people have “personality” if they are fun and outgoing. Some discussions use arcane words for psychologist-to-psychologist use and make no more sense to the layperson that “ILS” would make to a non-pilot. All too often “pop psych” treatments are unnecessarily dense, even silly, and merit the term “psychobabble.
Easy-to-use but glib and shallow, these tests lump people into a few overly-general categories and have about as much practical use as your horoscope. For example, no one acts or feels the same way all the time but some of us are much more likely to respond “yes” to a party invitation and some of us more likely to pass and stay home with a good book.
The outgoing extroverted, gregarious, etc. Their traits describe the way they normally act. An adequate examination of the many traits of personality requires high-level tests with professional interpretation — and even those tests and interpretations must be viewed with an acknowledgment of their limitations.
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Alan Richman August 05, Radar operators close their eyes and just listen, knowing precisely what is coming their way. High heels in the hallway. She makes her living developing tactics for the defense of aircraft carriers, and she is about to be immortalized—or at least fictionalized. Tom Cruise plays a hot pilot, and Kelly McGillis plays the tall, beautiful civilian who lectures him and other fighter pilots on enemy aircraft, which is a reasonable approximation of what Fox really does.
Utility theory the basis of game theory describes how decisions are made based on the perceived value of taking an action.
The innately practical, all-weather jacket may be the unofficial uniform of the modern-day cool-girl-slash-blogger, but the iconic layering piece actually has a very practical start, dating back to the early s during the First World War. With a rich history that spans its incarnation from WWI to its presence among the present-day fashion set, it’s easy to see how this versatile closet-staple has retained its cool factor through it all. A brief history of surprisingly stylish VMA outfits you don’t remember but should Function met fashion in when Manhattan raincoat maker Irving Schott designed the first motorcycle jacket for Harley Davidson.
The jacket was dubbed the “Perfecto,” named after a cigar. The element-withstanding street style was essentially a shortened version that adopted a zipper instead of buttons like the aviator jackets worn during the war. Army standardizing the A-2 leather flight jacket during this time. The popular aviator style has since evolved into a fashion industry mainstay.
Non-conforminst female musicians, especially, began to regularly sport the once male-dominated trend. The majority of fashion followers were still high off of lingering alternative rock and grunge trends from previous decades. That paired with the rise of supermodel stardom perpetuated a new wave of casual-chic fashion. High-fashion supermodels like Kate Moss who has held onto the trend over the years pared down the once harsh leather jacket, by wearing less ornate, streamlined versions.
Present The leather jacket and its many iterations seems to have found a permanent home in high fashion. Designer takes from Rick Owens, Balenciaga, Anine Bing and other casual-cool brands are at the forefront of celeb street style, gracing the shoulders of many a trendsetter.