PM HE to Purchase Four L-39 Jets from Czech Republic

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Re: PM HE to Purchase Four L-39 Jets from Czech Republic

Post by SternAAlbifrons » Fri Oct 18, 2019 10:07 pm

Some years ago i had a couple of lessons in a powered glider.
Fan tast ic! and relatively cheap. It was only going to cost about Aus$2000 for the hours and lessons to get a solo licence.
But then Cambodia came along and hijacked me.

I'm envious. It must be fab flying in Cambodia with empty skies, great scenery and "interesting" weather conditions.
I must say I would be concerned about the standard of mechanical maintenance and safety here tho'. (???)
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Re: PM HE to Purchase Four L-39 Jets from Czech Republic

Post by newkidontheblock » Sat Oct 19, 2019 6:19 am

It’s a stepping stone.

Throwing a bunch of untrained farmers/construction/factory workers into a high performance jet fighter is a recipe for disaster.

As others have alluded to the Albatross is a lot cheaper to fly and maintain than Super Hornet and Sukhoi fighters.

It’s a smart move. Cambodia creates a pool of jet pilots capable of moving up to future combat planes or increasing the number of local commercial aviation pilots.
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Re: PM HE to Purchase Four L-39 Jets from Czech Republic

Post by John Bingham » Sat Oct 19, 2019 10:03 am

newkidontheblock wrote:
Sat Oct 19, 2019 6:19 am


Throwing a bunch of untrained farmers/construction/factory workers into a high performance jet fighter is a recipe for disaster.

What are you on about? There are these people called "pilots" they employ to fly aircraft.
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Re: PM HE to Purchase Four L-39 Jets from Czech Republic

Post by Mishmash » Sat Oct 19, 2019 11:36 am

John Bingham wrote:
Sat Oct 19, 2019 10:03 am
newkidontheblock wrote:
Sat Oct 19, 2019 6:19 am


Throwing a bunch of untrained farmers/construction/factory workers into a high performance jet fighter is a recipe for disaster.

What are you on about? There are these people called "pilots" they employ to fly aircraft.
I agree - the air-base is a well run operation - here are some learning to be pilots with yours truly in the center.

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