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Forum: Rotorheads 5th Dec 2013, 18:30
Replies: 2,955
Views: 1,928,743
Posted By adr
Question The photo above appears to show three wires...

The photo above appears to show three wires angling down towards the ground from the lighting column. In this street view (http://goo.gl/maps/h2Xrs), the wires can be seen crossing at an angle the...
Forum: Rotorheads 2nd Dec 2013, 20:26
Replies: 64
Views: 15,379
Posted By adr
May they rest in peace.

May they rest in peace.
Forum: Rotorheads 2nd Dec 2013, 20:04
Replies: 2,955
Views: 1,928,743
Posted By adr
Agreed. The pattern of destruction appears...

Agreed. The pattern of destruction appears consistent with the ceiling/roof collapse in the side of the bar where the band was playing occurring a little after the aircraft punched through the roof...
Forum: Military Aviation 16th Aug 2013, 20:17
Replies: 19
Views: 4,651
Posted By adr
Arrow Quick link to RAF section

For the sake of those with limited time or bandwidth, and a pertinent interest: the newly declassified section on British participation starts on p153 of the printed volume, which appears as p61 of...
Forum: Military Aviation 10th Jul 2012, 22:06
Replies: 144
Views: 116,605
Posted By adr
Unhappy May they rest in peace. And may their...

May they rest in peace.

And may their grieving relatives be left in peace.

A speedy recovery to the one who's in a "serious but stable condition."

adr
Forum: Military Aviation 10th Jul 2012, 16:49
Replies: 5
Views: 1,354
Posted By adr
Cool That was quick

Thanks, chaps, for those efforts, and for that warning.

You're all stars. Wombat, tyvm! PM to follow soon.

As per SOP here, a donation will be made to RAFBF (http://www.rafbf.org/) (unless you...
Forum: Military Aviation 10th Jul 2012, 12:07
Replies: 5
Views: 1,354
Posted By adr
Snoop Independence Day UK - that radio play

Wrinklies like me might remember the radio play (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Independence_Day_UK) in which the RAF took on the aliens from Independence Day. Some who were at Waddington or Coningsby...
Forum: Military Aviation 21st Aug 2011, 12:00
Replies: 150
Views: 29,059
Posted By adr
requiescat in pace

May he rest in peace.

Condolences to all who grieve for him.

adr
Forum: Military Aviation 5th May 2011, 12:39
Replies: 31,326
Views: 4,209,866
Posted By adr
He won the shiny mug with ease, as for some...

He won the shiny mug with ease, as for some reason nobody else at the picnic took part in the Tina Turner lookalike competition.

adr
Forum: Military Aviation 4th May 2011, 20:23
Replies: 102
Views: 17,683
Posted By adr
I've no idea why it shows twice. Skilful...

I've no idea why it shows twice.
Skilful editing? :E

I'll get me coat.

adr
Forum: Military Aviation 4th May 2011, 14:46
Replies: 83
Views: 23,684
Posted By adr
This was fun reading! Bin Laden and the...

This was fun reading!

Bin Laden and the SEAL's secret stealth helicopter
Yeah, but how did the author know about that field behind my house? :ooh:

adr
Forum: Military Aviation 4th May 2011, 14:35
Replies: 102
Views: 17,683
Posted By adr
Cool Thank you, BEagle

This is the only place where you will hear in one thread the word "soliflucation" and discussion of Ms York's uniform-shirt-and-stockings scene in BoB. -- LO
Not just in combination, either....
Forum: Military Aviation 3rd May 2011, 20:57
Replies: 31,326
Views: 4,209,866
Posted By adr
Another scoop from Wikileaks! RESPECTFULLY...

Another scoop from Wikileaks!

RESPECTFULLY SUBMIT THAT IT IS BECOMING INCREASINGLY DIFFICULT IN THE FIELD TO CONTINUE ASSERTING THAT QUOTE DESPITE A CHALLENGING BUDGETARY ENVIRONMENT, CSE IS STILL...
Forum: Military Aviation 3rd May 2011, 10:09
Replies: 102
Views: 17,683
Posted By adr
In terms of telling the story, not as good as...

In terms of telling the story, not as good as 1954, I thought, and with too much pretending-not-to-know-things.

But my hat is off to the good prof for getting a film company to fund him to have...
Forum: Military Aviation 3rd May 2011, 09:56
Replies: 31,326
Views: 4,209,866
Posted By adr
Post Historical footnote

I bet if you asked all the people who work in UK ADGE today, only a handful would be able to tell you that originally the acronym stood for Airship Detecting Giant Ears.
...
Forum: Military Aviation 2nd May 2011, 23:01
Replies: 31,326
Views: 4,209,866
Posted By adr
Talking http://img808.imageshack.us/img808/8481/picture4ua...

http://img808.imageshack.us/img808/8481/picture4ua.png
Prune had been looking forward to playing his part in passive monitoring of "DC to Ultraviolet," until he found what part of the spectrum he'd...
Forum: Military Aviation 29th Apr 2011, 19:48
Replies: 128
Views: 28,479
Posted By adr
Thanks for that link, SW. I'd missed that...

Thanks for that link, SW. I'd missed that highlight. :ok:

And BEAgle, c'mon, you know, geoplanar repulsion is only half the story; just one of the two effects that make rotary aircraft stay in the...
Forum: Military Aviation 29th Apr 2011, 14:38
Replies: 128
Views: 28,479
Posted By adr
Anyone know how many aircraft were in the first...

Anyone know how many aircraft were in the first royal wedding flypast, in 1923?

Yes, I've looked in AP3003.

adr
Forum: Military Aviation 20th Feb 2011, 21:35
Replies: 31,326
Views: 4,209,866
Posted By adr
Fitness In a simple jog down the runway, this...

Fitness In a simple jog down the runway, this individual could not even keep up with Fat Albert.

adr
Forum: Military Aviation 16th Feb 2011, 15:44
Replies: 25
Views: 6,280
Posted By adr
Exclamation How about a new safety sign? ----- [hazard...

How about a new safety sign?

-----
[hazard pictogram]

Loud and persistent whine

[ear defenders pictogram]

Wear ear defenders when the illustrated equipment is energised.
Forum: Military Aviation 4th Jul 2008, 09:12
Replies: 31,326
Views: 4,209,866
Posted By adr
Flt Lt Prune was pleased to note that his...

Flt Lt Prune was pleased to note that his transport was in full compliance with the second provision of Hague IV, Annex I,I,1 (http://www.yale.edu/lawweb/avalon/lawofwar/hague04.htm#art1).
Forum: Military Aviation 30th Jun 2008, 22:37
Replies: 52
Views: 7,818
Posted By adr
Or 20p cheaper at Chav Central...

Or 20p cheaper at Chav Central (http://www.argos.co.uk/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?storeId=10001&catalogId=1500001001&productId=1500164297).

Exact same watch, though? The Telegraph...
Forum: Military Aviation 29th Jun 2008, 13:50
Replies: 23
Views: 2,920
Posted By adr
Spot on. It lacked a copper-roofed cruciform...

Spot on.

It lacked a copper-roofed cruciform church, a school, and a clergyman standing on a eurobin or something, waving his hat in a large arc; and it was on a large irregular park, instead of...
Forum: Military Aviation 28th Jun 2008, 22:05
Replies: 25
Views: 2,265
Posted By adr
Nice work, Sandds! Care to share some tech...

Nice work, Sandds!

Care to share some tech info? Camera? Lens? Settings? Burst mode, continuous shooting, or <gulp> single shots? Just for us who aspire to get pics as good as yours. :ok:

adr
Forum: Military Aviation 28th Jun 2008, 20:13
Replies: 23
Views: 2,920
Posted By adr
One embarrassed clergyman

He used the PA to give an excellent potted history of the Dakota, and explained that it was flown by the BBMF. Then told people to get their cameras ready.

Two years in the planning, the golden...
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