Probably due to the need to push students through the course. In wartime you don't have the luxury of a slow and steady development of recruits. There would have been many reasons like a sky full of aircraft whose pilots were at different skill levels. Weather and equipment failures would have taken their toll. Every wartime air force had high training fatality rates. Then after the pilots were "qualified" they killed themselves and crew during mission training.Does anybody know the story of why there were so many fatalities during wartime basic training in Tiger Moths? I have read, but find it hard to believe, that the Port Pirie wartime basic training operation killed 5% of recruits.
The local pc-9's often fly around at 200 ft or so....especially down the coast.do we know why was a Tiger flying that low?
Except Ag aircraft, survey machines, firebombers and the odd droneThe local pc-9's often fly around at 200 ft or so....especially down the coast.
I asked a military instructor once why that was.
He said any "civillian" aircraft shouldn't be below 500, so it was actually safer for them at that height....
M16A1 - I trust someone reminds Farmer Dave, he can also add, "nervous and pyschological trauma to stock (namely, sheep), and extensive agricultural losses leading from same", to the action.And in other news.....a popular law firm followed the emergency vehicles and has assisted Farmer Dave of Maclagan in launching legal proceedings against the ADF for the mental anguish suffered because his beer was no longer ice cold after the power was interupted.
Unfortunately, due to drought there were no crops or livestock, but I’m sure they will look for trace levels of contaminants that might impact future agriculture.M16A1 - I trust someone reminds Farmer Dave, he can also add, "nervous and pyschological trauma to stock (namely, sheep), and extensive agricultural losses leading from same", to the action.
There there's obviously the, "pasture damage created by the unauthorised landing", which will need to be measured and assessed by a fully qualified person. This will no doubt impact seriously on milk production for the foreseeable future.
Let alone the added nervous shock to Farmer Dave, caused by trespass of a large number of unauthorised military personnel, leading him to believe a North Korean invasion was under way, and forcing him to take shelter in his nuclear bunker.
Of course, the lawyers will have to spend much more time (measured in 15 minute charge time sections), assessing the full impact of the intrusion, which shattered the peaceful calm of Mossy Hollow, and which possibly also has severe quarantine implications, leading to further calculations of more extensive agricultural losses.
Shhhh! There are always well-known legal actors searching for more ways to boost their turnover and profits. Don't give them ideas! The very thought of hitting an uncharted rock in the sky, makes them rub their hands!Are the crew of a military aircraft court-martialled for losing their aircraft like the captain of a naval vessel is?