i sympathise with the situation.
however from Paracetamol’s point of view, we CFAVs and Cadets are at the mercy of the AEF’s go/no go decision.
It is the AEF who put us in the situation where an alternative is required, is there not an element of responsibility with that decision of commitment and “providing a service”?
if i go on holiday and the flight is delayed or cancelled and I am force to catch a later flight, it is the flight operator who puts it right, or at least softens the blow by offering compensation vouchers puts me up in a hotel for the night until the situation can be resolved.
I appreciate that if the weather isn’t suitable for AEF activities a hotel stay for flying tomorrow won’t work, and vouchers for McDs although popular wouldn’t be practical either
but given a coach load of people have in good faith made a commitment it is cold of the AEF staff to basically say “tough - better luck next time” and be off home before the coach has reached the motorway junction for the return journey
i think this is the frustration that Paracetamol is letting out
I have been in an odd situation where I have been served by the same AEF living both 30 minutes away and having found a job after graduation 3 hours away.
As a Cadet I flew on my birthday picking up a last minute available flight when my CO phoned up as we were a “local unit”
Later as a CFAV I was up on the weekend to catch a coach to get me to the same AEF 3 hours coach trip away and was sat in the briefing room knowing full well flying wasn’t going to happen. The morning flying was binned off due to the fog and we were told they [the pilots] expected it to lift late morning. After an hour it hadn’t improved and so trundled our way back home having achieved nothing.
The pilots, ground crew and aircraft were all in place and equally were sat around.
No one had achieved anything that day – what is stopping those AEF staff from achieving something for the Cadets and provide “something”??
At least then something could have been rescued from an otherwise pointless excuse for the day…