Self aware since 2014
NATOPS brief? They all boil down to the following "Big 5" (that has become 6, or 8 depending on how you count): Fuel, nav, weather, comm, contigencies/emergencies, ORM/CRM. Add in some TACADMIN and the mission overview and we're out in 30 minutes. And there is nothing wrong with "per SOP". We're professional aviators and we all know the SOPs. We don't need to brief them, but we should brief exceptions.How would it be possible for a squadron to not do the NATOPS brief? Isn’t the NATOPS brief a list of things that must be briefed prior to flight per NATOPS, and therefore required to do by everyone flying a T-6B?
I was the NE for the RQ-21. I've been to the various good deal 3710 level NATOPS conferences. It ceases to amaze me about we turn something called a "brief" into an hour long (read: NOT BRIEF) event. If your briefing lasts longer that your flight perhaps you're covering too much material.
And I'm stepping off of my soapbox now.