Little Equipment Help

Discussion in 'Intermediate and Advanced Training (Jets)' started by scoober78, Dec 26, 2011.

  1. eas7888

    eas7888 Looking forward to some P-8 action None

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    If you're looking for approach plates:

    http://aeronav.faa.gov/index.asp?xml=aeronav/applications/d_tpp
  2. wlawr005

    wlawr005 Well-Known Member None

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    awesome...a similar link was elsewhere on here, but it didn't work. Cheers!
  3. Gatordev

    Gatordev Well-Known Member None

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    You can also try pdfplates.com but if you do, I'd throw some money his way. He converts them to be more Kindle friendly and then pays for the bandwidth to give it to you for free.
  4. pourts

    pourts Marine F/A-18D pilot None

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    We had them available at Twentynine Palms, but nobody used them. Partly because of functionality and partly because most people prefer to put lots of work into re-inventing the wheel making products for each flight. How else can you signal to the command that you are second cockpit tour material?

    EDIT: and by functionality, I mean that nobody really got to play around with them before hand and get used to them.
  5. pourts

    pourts Marine F/A-18D pilot None

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    You better take that back immediately. There are infinately worse locations you can be sent as a navy or Marine aviation stud in the pipeline.
  6. Brett327

    Brett327 Magnum! None

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    What was your experience in OEF though? I'm pretty sure people are using them there.

    Brett
  7. pourts

    pourts Marine F/A-18D pilot None

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    Never been to the shit.
  8. jtmedli

    jtmedli Playing the game... None

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    Since when? I've seen much worse. Ever been to New Jersey?
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  9. Brett327

    Brett327 Magnum! None

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    Well, that's where that stuff is being used. When you're faced with the possibility of operating in a large range of KBs with TICs going down in unbriefed areas, having a source of electronic GRGs is pretty useful.

    Brett
  10. MIDNJAC

    MIDNJAC is clara ship None

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    During IGS this year, they talked about ipad rules for use, and I completely thought it was just a really bad joke until someone explained that it was real and they are used in country.
  11. Brett327

    Brett327 Magnum! None

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    If NSAWC is smart, they'll start incorporating them into the CAS/CSAR events in Fallon. Maybe they're already heading that way, but I know it sucks to be learning how to use new gear on your transit time to OEF when flying opportunities can be limited.

    Brett
  12. pourts

    pourts Marine F/A-18D pilot None

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    Right now I think the issue might be that they aren't very many and they are owned by the Wing/ MAG (don't quote me on that). They showed up at the s-2 a week before we left to get loaded up. For the most part they sat in a big pelican box while there, and I haven't seen one since we left the land of K-spans.
  13. NightVisionPen

    NightVisionPen In transition None

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    You are correct that they would do this if they are smart. In fact I know the guy responsible for trying to do this very thing. It took forever, but they got approval to buy a bunch of iPads ... and then they weren't allowed to bring them into any of the buildings for IA reasons. So they sit in a storage locker somewhere ...

    Bureaucracy, she's a bitch.
  14. Brett327

    Brett327 Magnum! None

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    Surely there's an UNCLAS room they can be used in and trained on. It's not like they have to be in the MP rooms.

    Brett
  15. NightVisionPen

    NightVisionPen In transition None

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    You have never been to NSAWC have you?

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