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Former Royal Air Force fighter pilot and fast jet tactical weapons flying instructor talks about performance psychology and overcoming struggle to accelerate your life.
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Fast Jet Performance Tim Davies

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Former Royal Air Force fighter pilot and fast jet tactical weapons flying instructor talks about performance psychology and overcoming struggle to accelerate your life.
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    Lost Job Advice - What to Do if Unemployed

    Lost Job Advice - What to Do if Unemployed

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    Hi Tim
    First I'd like to thank you for your podcast, I'm not Ex-Military, I'm only 26, I don't know why but I find your podcast quite reassuring. I really like way your project isn't just about planes (even though I'm a pilot) it branches out and covers performance in general from an aviators perspective, something I have said but nobody believes me is that learning how to fly teaches you to be good at "life". Please feel free to use my email for what ever you want, I trust you and if you're kind enough to advise me on my current situation your words maybe of help to a lot of people especially now. 
    So 2 weeks ago I was laid off from where I worked, I had been a welder working at this small company for the past 18 months, it was not my first job since moving to France but it was my first CDI (permanent) contract. They helped me a lot, for example buying me French lessons and just being patient in general so I'm grateful and glad things are still friendly, it's not their fault it's just 2020. 
    Honestly, I feel great right now, although I am grateful for the help, the job bored me, my input wasn't "their way" and it just wasn't for me. I feel like I have a great opportunity right now because Pole-Emploi (French job center) will retrain me but my unemployment benefit and retraining only lasts a year and I want to make the absolute best of it. Obviously, I am going to take every French lesson they are willing to give me but as for new job I'd like to do something different.
    Although I am open to any ideas, my criteria for my new career is simple, it must pay for me to keep making my flying videos. 
    My options as I see them:
    1) Aircraft mechanic - EASA part 66 requires a year of school (pole-emploi will pay for my course) but it has a long apprenticeship and the end pay is only about 25,000€/year. I love aircraft and I do volunteer on projects but I would prefer to earn money and homebuild a kit than take a pay cut. Would also require moving and buying a car, happy to do but that would cut into my flying money.
    2) High school tech teacher - Will be tricky to get into here (I never actually finished high school, I have an engineering diploma though). It would be stable plus I like helping kids.
    3) Car or truck mechanic - I already fix my friends cars, I like cars, I love getting greasy. 
    4) ULM pilot - I see a lot of ads in "pilote et avion" magazine looking for ultra light pilots to tow banners and do tourist flights, would be cool but its all short term contract and I can't see ULM turning into much after (ULM hours don't count toward CPL), I want a new path not a summer holiday.
    5) Entrepreneurship - In France Pole-Emploi offer assistance to starting a bussiness, by following their formula you can raise between 4,000€ to 8,000€ unsecured, I have taken courses on Entrepreneurship before and would love to one day walk this path. Even though I have business ideas evevryday, I can't think of one that conforms to both the 4.000€ budget and the COVID-19 restrictions. But hej if you have any ideas 😉
    6) Find another welding job - I have been looking for other welding jobs, could even be better than the one I had but doesn't feel like a move forward. 
    What do you think of my options? Do you know of any others? Is there something I'm missing or doing stupid? What comes to mind? Go nuts! 
    Sorry to drag on Tim and I am really grateful if you got this far! It's a weird time for me, I feel both more optimistic and more lost than I did when I turned up here with a couple phrases of French and a backpack two years ago. 
    Cheers
    George
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    Harry Tangye, British Armed Response Police Officer Talks about his Career

    Harry Tangye, British Armed Response Police Officer Talks about his Career

    Harry Tangye - Former Police Armed Response Sergeant.
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    Author of 'Firearms and Fatals', Police Consultant, Public Speaker and former D&C, VIP, ARV and Traffic Cop.
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    Red Pilled Fighter Pilot Reacts to Virtue Signalling Woke Keyboard Warrior SJWs!

    Red Pilled Fighter Pilot Reacts to Virtue Signalling Woke Keyboard Warrior SJWs!

    Sometimes people get things wrong but, if you go against an RAF fighter pilot then you'd better bring your 'A Game' because they are trained for war and they will not back down!
    Today we look at a complaint that was made against a fighter pilot in the RAF by someone who got upset at a factually correct, yet provocative, statement that they found in his email signature block!
    Thing is, if you go up against one fighter pilot, you go up against them all!
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    • 43 min
    MAILBOX: How to ADD MAXIMUM VALUE to Your Military Application

    MAILBOX: How to ADD MAXIMUM VALUE to Your Military Application

    Warriors ASSEMBLE!
    3 Emails:
    1:23- 17 YO wannabe fast jet pilot
    21:30 - 19 YO Passionless ATPL student
    44:55 - Future Intelligence Officer overloaded with what to read
    30:20 - RANT, lol!
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    • 59 min
    Do I 'LEAVE' Military Flying Training?

    Do I 'LEAVE' Military Flying Training?

    Tim,
    I'm currently serving in the Air Force as a pupil pilot (prefer not to mention which Air Force). The journey hasn't been easy, not that I thought it would be, just been testing in aspects where one wouldn't expect and be able to prepare for. What I mean with this is; physically I knew it was going to be testing so I could train for it; mentally is so broad you can only prepare certain aspects but others catch you completely off guard; lifestyle comes with its own challenges but one can gradually adapt to them I feel; spiritually you can't prepare for but you must allow for growth in the most demanding times, which is super tough as one doesn't always see the bigger picture in the moment, so a lot of introspection is needed (thank you covid 19); emotionally is truly the most difficult one even more so during these tough times, as I'm not an emotional person and I struggle to share emotions if I do feel them. 
    How does one prepare oneself mentally, physically, spiritually and emotionally throughout the different phases? How does one keep adapting to the ever changing environments? How did you as a pupil pilot share or offload some of your emotions and feelings? 
    My time in the military has come with quite a few challenges. I applied in 2015 while busy with my 2nd year at university, went for selection that year March and failed the psychomotor tests as I was trying to be to precise and completely disregarded speed. After failing I was eager to try again but had to take a 6 months break before being able to. The Air Force called me in October that year to try again, I improved on my previous shortcomings and passed. November that year I went for my interviews, which I found pretty easy as I had been for job interviews before. 
    2016 is where the hiccups in my military career started. I received a call early January telling me basic training will start next week and expect a call in the week with information on where, what and how. I had to reapply for uni in that same week, naive as I was I didn't reapply to uni cause I was off to the military in my mind. Let's just say they never called and I spent a year working, started a handyman company with one of my mates and worked for a NPO. 
    2017 came about and I finally received a call the Friday while away on trip with the NPO, had to travel home and get all my things packed and ready to ship off the Sunday. Basics is basics, don't think I need to elaborate much there as you have walked that path before. One thing I did find difficult during that time was sharing the experience with my friends as they had not walked that path but with the older generation it was easy and our stories were very similar. Officers training is my least favourite course to date, as it felt like an absolute waste of time, I just wanted to get to the flying part. Also felt that most of the people I was on course with didn't have the leadership abilities needed of an officer and they were just there because they knew someone in the right place. 
    2018 was ground school, which was loads of fun and challenging at the same time. It is where I learnt balance in life is key, I learnt it the hard way by failing 1 of the exams due to me enjoying my birthday weekend too much. June that year we signed our contracts and were made to believe we will start ground school/flying September that year. So off we went to the flying school to go work on the flight line for the time being. This is where the major hiccups start.
    We ended up working on the flight line for a whole year, where we were fed the same story of you will start next month. When next month comes around, we get fed more less the same story of next month. After a year we decided to write a letter to be sent to home units so we could be closer to family, as it came out our training was only going to start in January 2020. 
    I do believe the flight lin

    • 40 min
    How To Go Shopping in Enemy Territory

    How To Go Shopping in Enemy Territory

    Today we talk about minimising outings, planning a shopping trip and how to brief it. Don't be a statistic, you only have to make one mistake and you will have exposed yourself - stay safe! (20 mins)
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I've been a huge fan of the blog, and now this podcast. Useful insights into how the military think, with some great tips I've applied myself in my career to date. Highly recommended.

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