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Old 05-04-2008, 06:20 AM
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Am I right in thinking that the terrain in Scotland is somewhat rugged? I do know that flying a large (rescue) helicopter in mountainous country can be very demanding and dangerous when factoring in thermals etc. It takes skill, guts and nerve to keep it all together and not endanger the crew.
Without a substantial amount of further training, William would not 'normally' even be considered as a pilot or a Winchman on Air/Sea Rescue.

All I can tell you is that yes the rescues can be 'hairy', (not my expression ), but there are very few accidents involving RAF search and rescue. The ones a lot of them hate are the rescues at sea, they really can test skills to the limit.

To transfer to the RAF isn't a great problem, especially for an officer.
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Old 05-06-2008, 03:33 PM
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Prince william visit the royal marsden hospital but near happened in shooting where he visit there.. Thankully no hurt...

Police come under fire in London's fashionable King's Road close to Prince William's visit to hospital | the Daily Mail
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Old 05-07-2008, 05:58 AM
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William to join Navy patrols

The Press Association: William 'to join Navy drug patrols'
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New pics... No, They did not wear uniforms...

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Old 05-07-2008, 06:08 PM
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The whole City Salutes Sunset Pageant was memorable.

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Old 05-08-2008, 04:52 PM
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Prince William has been showing off his tennis skills after being challenged to a game of Wii during an official visit

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Prince William shows he's inherited Diana's common touch

William shows he's inherited his mother's common touch - by blowing a comedy raspberry for schoolchildren | the Daily Mail

Seriously Will please do something with the hair. Ok random question here slightly off topic but can hair loss reach a certain point and then stop or does it just continue running it's course?
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Old 05-08-2008, 07:51 PM
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In most cases in just continues until men are left with a "fringe" effect surrounding a bald pate. Sad to say it looks as though William inherited the early hair loss gene in the family. I had a friend who was pretty much bald by the time he was 26 due to early male pattern hair loss. He learned to live with it, was quite blasé about it in fact, and he never lacked for female attention, so I'm sure William will cope very nicely (or invest in Rogane).

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Is it possible for it to stop from now or is it likely to continue? I mean that is if you have any knowledge about that type of thing I have seen men who's bald spot is like William's granted I dunno how long they've had the hair loss but like I said is it possible for it to stop now or no? Sorry I know I'm going off topic just wanted to know. lol I'll stop now.
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Prince William visits South Wales.

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I love this shot. Everyone is standing around oblivious to the person they just "rescued".

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I wonder at what point they remembered to release him from the straps?
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Prince William Addresses Helicopter Controversy - Prince William : People.com
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Old 05-09-2008, 11:00 AM
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If it was all about gaining his pilots license, I suggest he uses a commercial training company and pays for it himself! So yes it was misuse of taxpayer and MOD money!
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Could William have mispoken (ie meaning some further military flying quaification) If thatwas really what he met to say than it was totally wrong doing those flights whether he had pemission or not.
He looked good at Blackburn with the kids.
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If it was all about gaining his pilots license, I suggest he uses a commercial training company and pays for it himself! So yes it was misuse of taxpayer and MOD money!
The British public should just accept the fact that Prince William is using to taxpayer and MOD funds to indulge himself. Nothing else can be done. Prince Charles seems to approve of his son's endeavours to learn how to fly.
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If it was all about gaining his pilots license, I suggest he uses a commercial training company and pays for it himself! So yes it was misuse of taxpayer and MOD money!

But isn't that what every other military person who trains to fly helicopters does...gets in hours by using tax money? Why should William get singled out.
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From what I can see, the problem is that William got in his flight hours by taking off and landing in his girlfriend's lawn, flying himself and his brother to a stag party, and flying around his family's properties--which is probably what every trainee would like to be able to do during training but perhaps doesn't get the chance to do. To me, the problem isn't that William took these jaunts, but that neither he nor his advisors seemed to understand how bad this would LOOK to the tax-paying public. William came across as looking like a spoiled rich kid, and so now his public appearances are suspected as being PR shams to make up some goodwill among his future subjects. That's not my opinion, but that's what I'm picking up on.

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But isn't that what every other military person who trains to fly helicopters does...gets in hours by using tax money? Why should William get singled out.
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