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Old 19th Dec 2004, 17:22   #81 (permalink)
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I need a bit of prompting please on how to post a photo.
Hi Milt, and welcome back. Good to know you've not disappeared.

If the photo already exists somewhere on the web, put in into your post by pressing the IMG button on the page where you compose your message. A box will pop up: type or paste into it the full URL for the image. Press OK. Your message will now contain a line with IMG tags before and after the image location. You can also add the IMG tags manually. Look here (scroll down to Adding images ) for more information.

If the image exists on a computer you have access to, but not on the Internet, you can upload it to your webspace if you have any, or to an image hosting service like photobucket (see Mike's post above) or tinypic.com. Then follow the instructions in the paragraph above once you know the URL where your photo now lives.

Have a Merry Christmas!

Oh, Christmas pressie time: a captioned photo inspired by Milt's winning entry is online here.

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Old 20th Dec 2004, 11:59   #82 (permalink)
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Milt requests your captions for this:

As the most recent and worthy winner of this challenge, Milt has set this as your next topic:

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Old 20th Dec 2004, 12:57   #83 (permalink)
 
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-Adopting mad scientist voice-

"Where we're going, we don't need roads!"

or perhaps

"Ok Bloggs, a judicious use of full flap here can be used to bring the touch down point closer to the.... sh*t."

ok, last one...

"No one was more surprised than Nigel when the lightning bolt leapt from his fingers..."

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Old 20th Dec 2004, 13:24   #84 (permalink)
 
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'SATCO could visualise using the CL3B lights as a pistol target range when they closed the airfield..............

....2 weeks after they were installed......'
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Old 20th Dec 2004, 14:03   #85 (permalink)
 
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Once you've chosen a winner will you kindly give us the story to this photo. Looks expensive whatever happened.
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Old 20th Dec 2004, 14:47   #86 (permalink)
 
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That's much better Bloggs but we still aren't quite getting the round-out right, are we?

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Old 20th Dec 2004, 14:51   #87 (permalink)
 
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Even the most skeptical aircrew wondered if it was indeed the Padre's 'Combat Benediction' that had allowed the stricken aircraft to take off just in time.
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Old 20th Dec 2004, 15:09   #88 (permalink)
 
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"Yes, we've just bought this house and the garden's a mess but . . . My God, there's an airfield over there. . . ."
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Old 20th Dec 2004, 15:34   #89 (permalink)
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Mr Staish pointed out the tracks left by his caravan in Friday night's incident, and went on to tell our reporter what he plans to do to the culprits if he catches them.

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Old 20th Dec 2004, 15:37   #90 (permalink)
 
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The Micro Exorcist was ready for the possessed head lice in Dickie Davies's fringe
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Old 20th Dec 2004, 16:48   #91 (permalink)
 
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"OK, you've made your point - you're well cammed up. But stand up and be recognised NOW before I blow your effing head off!"
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Old 20th Dec 2004, 17:26   #92 (permalink)

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In an attempt to find the last resting place of "The Stig" and the rocket propelled Toyota Hilux, Top Gear presenter, Mr Jeremy Clarkson was today asked by the inquiry to point out in which direction he was last seen heading after lift-off.
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Old 20th Dec 2004, 17:29   #93 (permalink)
 
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Jethro had just finished pissing on a bush in the Culdrose undershoot "when this damn Nimrod almost took me head off". "It went that way" added Jethro.

Any similarities between this and real events in the late 80's is purely coincidental. Isn't that right Sir!!

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Old 20th Dec 2004, 21:00   #94 (permalink)
 
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..... and this is where my depression begins.
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Old 21st Dec 2004, 11:51   #95 (permalink)
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Milt did mention the delta-winged bomber and a secret BAe airbase ....

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Old 21st Dec 2004, 14:24   #96 (permalink)
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"President Galtieri was today shown the spot where a British special forces patrol observed aircraft departures in the spring of 1982.

He is photographed demonstrating how the air base commander was rewarded after the conflict ...."
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Old 21st Dec 2004, 22:46   #97 (permalink)
 
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"They just turned up in this big green helicopter and one of them, aircrew I think, asked to borrow my Landrover for ten minutes, then they all drove off in that direction. That was three days ago now"
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Old 27th Dec 2004, 00:20   #98 (permalink)
 
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Congratulations to the Winner ACW599 for his reading of the clues so accurately and some added humour with the entry

"That's much better Bloggs but we aren't quite getting the round-out right are we?"

Your prize is the great satisfaction you feel as you choose the next challenge to the sharp minded competitors.

The story behind the scene follows:-

During 1956 the Vulcan B1 was to be refitted with uprated engines. The first refit was done at Avro's plant at Woodford near Manchester. Boscombe Down sent 2 TPs and an FTE to Woodford to test the new engines at high altitude. Bristol received the "Yeah of the Day" with the results describing the engines as a "Credit to the Manufacturers."

Returning to Woodford Sqn Ldr Bloggs, relatively new to having more than one throttle in his hand, was making a steep approach to clear the high railway viaduct just short of the Woodford runway. Being experienced on Vulcan and also a QFI, I had been prompted to keep him out of trouble.

By the time I had realised that a necessary exaggerated flair was not forthcoming I made a desperate grab for the stick reefing it back to cause the nose to start coming up but just micro-seconds too late to prevent the collection of a few branches off the top of the bush in the photo as the trailing truck of the right main gear rolled up and over the lip of the bank of the stream.

It was still a heavy jarring landing closely followed by thumps as we then rode up over the lip of the runway accompanied by cries of consternation from the FTE.

An inch lower and we would have cartwheeled after leaving the right gear in the ditch.

An error in judgement such as this by a TP is rarely forgiven. It only took a 2/3 days for Bloggs to disappear from BD.
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Old 27th Dec 2004, 17:39   #99 (permalink)

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A good story, as usual Milt.

Earlier Bluewings asked:
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is it or is not the might hunter strutting its stuff !!!!
Nope, its a Fouga Magister on a long stick outside the museum entrance at Le Bourget.

(Doffs anorak, heads off to pub).
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Old 27th Dec 2004, 22:12   #100 (permalink)
 
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>Congratulations to the Winner ACW599 for his reading of the clues so accurately and some added humour with the entry: "That's much better Bloggs but we aren't quite getting the round-out right are we?"<

I'm amazed. I thought all the entries were better than mine, especially the one about The Stig.

>Your prize is the great satisfaction you feel as you choose the next challenge to the sharp minded competitors.<

Captions may be from the point of view of the tractor driver, the Lightning pilot or the photographer. Commendations will be awarded in each category.

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