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Old 18th May 2017, 07:34   #141 (permalink)
Ecce Homo! Loquitur...
 
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Never, never ask someone in a bar if they are a fighter pilot. If they are, they'll tell you; if they're not, you'll embarrass them.....
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Old 25th May 2017, 11:25   #142 (permalink)
 
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Never do business with the Navy!
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Old 26th May 2017, 05:44   #143 (permalink)
 
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"To be somebody or to do something.
In life there is often a roll call.
That’s when you will have to make a decision.
To be or to do?
Which way will you go?”

John Boyd.

Never a truer word spoken in my opinion...
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Old 26th May 2017, 12:57   #144 (permalink)
 
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Memorable remarks from teachers I greatly respected:

Translate ideas not words

Mozart never knew when to stop

Enid Blyton has much to answer for

Always back the favourite at a point-to-point


Everything else at school was mere detail
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Old 26th May 2017, 13:07   #145 (permalink)
 
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Old 26th May 2017, 13:19   #146 (permalink)
 
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Told to me by an ex RAF Fighter Pilot and Ex Captain in the Airlines.....


The 3 most useless things in aviation:


Fuel you've burned.
Altitude above you.
A commendation from the CEO of the Airline....
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Old 26th May 2017, 15:57   #147 (permalink)

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Old 26th May 2017, 16:10   #148 (permalink)
 
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Following on from 111, a couple more old favourites:
The air in your fuel tanks.
The runway behind you.
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Old 27th May 2017, 07:28   #149 (permalink)
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MT is always late.
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Old 27th May 2017, 17:49   #150 (permalink)

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Attributable to today's Times. Ex Ukip MEP calls for the death sentence for suicide bombers
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Old 27th May 2017, 19:22   #151 (permalink)
 
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Ex Ukip MEP calls for the death sentence for suicide bombers
Would that be a bit overkill maybe?
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Old 27th May 2017, 21:42   #152 (permalink)
 
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Old 27th May 2017, 22:18   #153 (permalink)
 
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Old 27th May 2017, 23:25   #154 (permalink)
 
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BA's IT systems are second to none.

Edited to add; sorry. Wrong section. Should be in the '18 Gp Cake & Arse' thread.
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Old 28th May 2017, 13:57   #155 (permalink)
 
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any privilege attributable to the next higher rank is removed as/when one attains that rank.

and a weather one:

many a forecast has been ruined by one last look at the observations to check.
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Old 28th May 2017, 14:26   #156 (permalink)
 
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Old 28th May 2017, 15:23   #157 (permalink)
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The wife spends your pay rise before you get it.

The wife will spend twice the actual pay rise (if she went to the same school as Diane Abbot.
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Old 28th May 2017, 15:26   #158 (permalink)
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If it's the last item in Stores you can't have in case someone wants it.

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Old 28th May 2017, 16:05   #159 (permalink)
 
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