Andrew Sinclair wrote:.., I don’t teach it in HF comms courses.
delighted to hear that these are still offered
I assume that it is still theoretically possible to seek and, after test, receive CAA licences for Flight Radio Operator (including HF Morse), and for that matter Navigator and Flight Engineer; but I wonder when any of these were last sought, and who is still qualified and authorised to set the tests or Examine for them. Does any Forumite know ? ISTR that when the Gander-Shanwick coordinated transatlantic tracks were borought cloer together - 10nm instead of 40 ? - before the GPS era, airliners using them had to carry Omega or triple INS or a Navigator.
I fairly recently watched a TV documentary about a Ukrainian civil-registered An-124 carrying a satellite from France to Guiane for launch from Kourou. I noted that the flight crew included a full complement of traditional crew members, so presumably Ukrainian CAA still issues such licences</>]