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Re: Is it just me?

PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2018 9:27 pm
by CW-2E0UCW
Looking at your questions "1 Topic is what does the rsgb actually do for our hobby that they deserve to get paid for and is there better management out there to be had and 2 is the license system to awkward as it is and does it need changing to get a lot of people into the hobby quicker and more efficiently along with other rubber stamp procedures ,3 how can it change and with what positive actions I.e new management, management overhaul etc"

(1) What they get paid has ZERO to do with you as you do not pay them anything - it's Ofcom's choice to have them in place so complain to Ofcom

(2) If the licence system was made any easier then would it be a technical hobby or attract the local village idiots? We could follow some countries and have a simplified licencing system that only provides one level of licence. Or we could have multiple licence levels and make the system harder to run in the background. We could also do what other countries do, and charge an annual licence fee.

(3) You don't belong to the RSGB so why should you be entitled to decide it needs a change? Does it actually make a difference to you since you aren't a member and have no direct dealings with them? And as you are not a member of the RSGB should you have any say into how it operates?

If others wish to join the RSGB then it's their choice - you obviously have no interest so then why should you be worried about them as you do not pay them anything and they do not affect you on a day to day basis.

Overall, you seem to be overly concerned about something that you wish to have no part of and has no direct influence on yourself so why worry!

Re: Is it just me?

PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2018 11:27 pm
by m0lsx
Changing topics slightly. What is the best training course you have ever attended?
I trained as a hypnotist many years ago & loved that. I also loved a defensive driving course I did in HGV's for high security loads.

Re: Is it just me?

PostPosted: Tue Jun 05, 2018 10:31 am
by G4RMT
Helicopter video camera training with the late Mike Smith. The course ended with a test - he had the rule that the only people they would fly with as camera operator could, in an emergency, keep the aircraft in the air. We were individually put into a hover over a manhole cover on the airfield, with the pod camera centred on the small square. Anyone who could be given the "you have control" command and keep the thing centred for 30 seconds got put on the list. Three seconds! Bottom of the class. Still the best two days I've ever done.

Re: Is it just me?

PostPosted: Tue Jun 05, 2018 12:47 pm
by m0lsx
G4RMT wrote:Helicopter video camera training with the late Mike Smith.

He was an OK DJ, he I believe started on Hospital Radio. But I love Ghostwatch.

Although Ghostwatch was aired under the Screen One drama banner, its documentary style led many viewers to believe the events were real, causing much controversy after the show's airing. The BBC was besieged with phone calls from irate and frightened viewers, and British tabloids and other newspapers criticised the BBC the next day for the disturbing nature of some scenes, such as (Sarah)Greene's final scene where she is locked in an under-stairs cupboard with the howling ghost, and (Michael) Parkinson's eerie possession scene.

The reaction to the programme led the BBC to place a decade-long ban on the programme being repeated after its initial broadcast.

Mike Smith was also the only celebrity BTCC racer who was any good.

Re: Is it just me?

PostPosted: Tue Jun 05, 2018 4:32 pm
by G4RMT
Mike and Sarah were really good at their aviation video business - because presenting to clients was second nature for them. With really nice people too, which is rare.