Flying officer

Flying officer is a junior commissioned rank in the Royal Air Force and the air forces of many countries which have historical British influence. It is sometimes used as the English translation of an equivalent rank in countries which have a non-English air force-specific rank structure. In these cases a flying officer ranks above pilot officer and below flight lieutenant, it has a NATO ranking code of OF-1 and is equivalent to a lieutenant in the British Army or the Royal Marines. However, it is superior to the nearest equivalent rank of sub-lieutenant in the Royal Navy; the equivalent rank in the Women's Auxiliary Air Force was "section officer". The term "flying officer" was used in the Royal Flying Corps as a flying appointment for junior officers, not a rank. On 1 April 1918, the newly created RAF adopted its officer rank titles from the British Army, with Royal Naval Air Service sub-lieutenants and Royal Flying Corps lieutenants becoming lieutenants in the RAF. However, with the creation of the RAF's own rank structure on 1 August 1919, RAF lieutenants were re-titled flying officers, a rank, in continuous use since.

The rank title does not imply. Some flying officers are aircrew. Amongst the ground branches some flying officers have command of flights. In the RAF, aircrew and engineer officers are commissioned directly into the rank of flying officer, while ground branches are commissioned as pilot officers for an initial period of six months. Time served in the rank of flying officer varies depending on branch before automatic promotion to flight lieutenant. A graduate entrant who has an MEng but is joining a ground branch other than engineer will serve 3½ years as a flying officer – the early promotion for MEng engineers is designed as a recruitment incentive; the starting salary for a flying officer is £30,616.80 per year. In many cases the rank of flying officer is the first rank an air force officer holds after successful completion of his professional training. A flying officer might serve as a pilot in training, an adjutant, a security officer or an administrative officer and is given charge of personnel and/or resources.

By the time aviators have completed their training, they will have served their 2½ years and join their frontline squadrons as flight lieutenants. The rank insignia consists of one narrow blue band on wider black band; this is worn on both the lower sleeves of the tunic or on the shoulders of the flying suit or the casual uniform. The rank insignia on the mess uniform is similar to the naval pattern, being one band of gold running around each cuff but without the Royal Navy's loop; the rank of flying officer is used in a number of the air forces in the Commonwealth, including the Bangladesh Air Force, Indian Air Force, Pakistan Air Force, Royal Australian Air Force and Royal New Zealand Air Force. The Royal Canadian Air Force used the rank until unification of the three armed services into the Canadian Forces in 1968 and army-type ranks were adopted. RCAF personnel holding this rank switched to the rank of lieutenant. In official French Canadian usage, a flying officer's rank title was lieutenant d'aviation.

Although the RCAF again became a named organization in the Canadian Forces in 2011, the RCAF continued to retain army-type ranks. The rank of "warrant flying officer" was used by the air service of the Imperial Japanese military; this rank is the equivalent of a lieutenant in the Royal Malaysian Air Force. Air force officer rank insignia British and U. S. military ranks compared Comparative military ranks RAF officer ranks Ranks of the RAAF


"Bigfat" is the seventeeth episode of the eleventh season and the 205th overall episode of the animated comedy series Family Guy. It aired on Fox in the United States on April 14, 2013, is written by Brian Scully and directed by Julius Wu. In the episode, Peter and Joe take a road trip to Canada, but their private plane crashes and Peter goes missing for two months; when his family finds him, he can no longer communicate intelligently. The crossover consisted of American Dad!, King of the Hill, Family Guy characters. It starts in Quahog when the Griffins visit their new neighbors, the Smiths, living in Cleveland's old house. Peter is shot by Stan Smith for revealing Roger's identity to Quagmire. Peter wakes up in his bed and discovered it was a dream. At that moment, Hank walks into the bedroom questioning, "Hey, what's that fat man doing in our bed?" Next, the scene cuts to Hank waking up in his bed saying, "Ugh, damn it, I always wake up before I find out if they can understand the baby!" The episode opens with a King of the Hill-styled opening involving Quagmire, Peter and Brian replacing Boomhauer, Hank and Dale at their respective spots in "The Alley".

Quagmire asks the guys to come along with him on a trip to some Montreal strip clubs. Quagmire asks that they lie about where they are going in order to keep the wives from complaining to him about going to strip clubs. On the private luxury plane Quagmire acquires by "catching John Travolta with not Kelly Preston", Peter reenacts The Twilight Zone episode "Nightmare at 20,000 Feet", opening a door and causing the plane to crash in the Canadian wilderness, they settle in for the night. Thanks to one of Peter's animal traps, Quagmire's legs get broken. With Peter the only able-bodied person left, he sets out to find help, but just after he leaves, they find out. Quagmire worries about Peter, but he has disappeared into the woods as confirmed by the Predator, watching them. Two months the Search and Rescue Party nearly gives up the search when signs of Peter start to turn up; the family rushes to where Peter left a doll of Edna Garrett from The Facts of Life and find him in the bushes acting like a nonspeaking feral beast with long hair, a long beard, a muddy body, wearing what's left of his underwear.

Getting Peter home, they try to reintroduce him to his life. Lois shows Peter a video that he made before he became feral; when it comes to the second tape, the Peter on that tape tells Peter not to listen to the Peter on the first video since that Peter is lying and tells Peter to be free as he runs out of the house. Stewie tries to make the best of things by singing with Peter where he grunts to the tunes of "War" and "Baby Got Back." Lois awakes to find Peter in the garbage. Quagmire and Joe come over to check on things and find that every attempt to re-civilize Peter did not go well; the Griffin family decides to return Peter to the wild to be happy. As Lois and the family cries at their departure, Peter heads off towards the woods, but when Meg says goodbye, Peter struggles to tell Meg to shut up and regains his speech. Peter and Lois embrace, he tells her "Jim. Your name is Jim". At home and returned to normal in only a day, Peter announces that Quagmire is taking him to a strip club in Montreal to celebrate Peter returning to normal.

At the strip club, Peter is surprised to see Charlotte Rae as a stripper. The episode received a 2.5 rating in the 18-49 demographic and was watched by a total of 5.02 million viewers. This made it the most watched show on Fox's Animation Domination line-up that night, beating The Simpsons, American Dad!, Bob's Burgers and The Cleveland Show. The episode was met with mixed reviews from critics. Kevin McFarland of The A. V. Club gave the episode a C, saying "Bigfat" is one of those funny episodes brought down by too much Meg-bashing. Mark Trammell of TV Equals said "All in all, a good but not great episode that had the makings of a classic, but faltered in the end. If you’re a fan of the older style of "Family Guy" humor, you’ll at least want to see the first bit of the episode, but be forewarned, it doesn’t get any better than that." Carter Dotson of TV Fanatic gave the episode three out of five stars, saying "Peter going feral didn't last long enough, nor had any great comic consequences. It just wasn't nearly as funny as it could or should have been, minus Peter getting his humanity back by way of wanting Meg to shut up.

It all felt like an extremely-missed opportunity. It was all half-baked. Survival was a theme in the Family Guy Season 11 premiere. Most of the jokes felt like lazy references. None of the plot threads were given any room to develop; this could have been a lot better than it turned out to be, but instead was just mediocre. Still, it had the King of the Hill homage, which justified the whole half-hour." Bigfat at Family Guy Wiki "Bigfat" on IMDb "Bigfat" at

NEUF architect(e)s

NEUF architects is a Canadian architecture firm based in Montreal, Quebec with an additional office in Ottawa, Ontario. The firm employs one hundred professionals in the field of design; the partners of the firm are André Cousineau, Bruno St-Jean, Anh Lequang, Antoine Cousineau, Azad Chichmanian, Guy Caron and Jean-François Trahan. Founded in 1971, the firm was known as DCYSA until 2012, when it changed its name to NEUF architects, it has been involved in over 6,500 jobs in the fields of urban design, residential, retail and office around the world. The project scope includes China, South America, the United States and the Middle East. Construction for the new Centre hospitalier de l'Université de Montréal, designed by NEUF, began in 2011; the firm won the third prize of the 2011 Awards of Excellence in the category "Industrial Buildings $5 million and over" for the project's headquarters Schlüter-Systems inc. in Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue. Official website