Some informative details sent very quickly by 2FTS.
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The notification concerning the major revisions to ACTOs 31 & 32 had distribution to "ALL ACO CFAV" - please ensure you are so notified!
Limitation of one sortie per 7 days, yes this a "hard" limit, no exceptions, based on a comprehensive In flight noise assessment conducted by the Noise & Vibration Division of RAF Centre Av Med. Their findings resulted in the Flying Orders and Guidance (FOG) - Tutor Order 36 being amended as follows:
d. Air Experience and Passengers. All air experience and passengers are limited to a single sortie in any week.
There are ways of mitigating the noise risk / increasing exposure limits, such as fitting the Mk4A4 helmet & the Inner Ear Comms Device (IECD); however, these are not always practical due issues such as Cadet head size (too small!) or availability of IECD at an AEF unit. So, policy as stated as per Flying Orders!
Note - "individual" helmets normally have to be fitted by Medical officers, so that route is probably out of the window. IECD - maybe an option?? However, if that is possible, until they are widely available, I doubt if there will be any revision to the ACTO / Flying Orders.
I suggested that even a brief explanatory note to the ACTO (one sortie per 7 days) would highlight the reason & minimise hassles at the AEF.