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Old 6th Sep 2020, 18:55
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https://genius.com/White-noise-group-firebird-lyrics
Dr Who ?
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Old 6th Sep 2020, 19:18
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Correct. Delia Derbyshire.
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Old 6th Sep 2020, 19:23
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Ah.
she again worked with Hodgson in setting up the Kaleidophon studio at 281283 Camden High Street in Camden Town with fellow electronic musician David Vorhaus.[1] The studio produced electronic music for various London theatres and in 1968 the three used it to produce their first album as the band White Noise
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Old 7th Sep 2020, 19:12
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Home again.
Every now and then, I am reminded what an awesome job I have and what an incredible view I have at the office.
An unbelievably wealthy pax just wanted us to fly low over the Alps so he could enjoy the view. He came up the front and just "wow'd" at the view we have. He was just overjoyed that we could do that for him. At 5k/hr, it's the least we could do
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Old 7th Sep 2020, 19:47
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redsnail, had a good view of the alps in a back seat of a BAC1-11 en route to Italy yonks ago. Cockpit visits on a DC10 between Sydney and Manila, there was even a Flight Engineer, (how quaint). And a qantas 747 betwixt Sydney and Melbourne, we were the only two on the top deck, cockpit door left open so I just knocked. "Come in, no worries."
I love flying.
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Old 7th Sep 2020, 21:33
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I was lucky enough to sit in the jump seat of a 1-11 landing at Zurich - bloody typical, grey crap all the way down to about a half mile final. Interesting to watch an ILS from the sharp end.
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Old 7th Sep 2020, 22:22
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TCM went a bit off piste this weekend broadcasting solid music concert vids and films.. Dylan, Neil Young, Petty, many others. including 'Don't Look Back'.
Very refreshing.
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Old 8th Sep 2020, 15:20
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We're getting old.....
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Old 8th Sep 2020, 23:18
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An unbelievably wealthy pax just wanted us to fly low over the Alps so he could enjoy the view. He came up the front and just "wow'd" at the view we have. He was just overjoyed that we could do that for him.
Redsnail, I had a task to fly a family around in an S76. They arrived from Ireland in their own Gulfstream, Dad, Mum and 2 teenage kids. I flew them through Sydney to the Hunter Valley, landing at several horse studs so Dad could look at possible purchases. Had a lovely lunch, and flew them back to Sydney.

The teenagers didn't look up from their iPads the whole time, missed some marvellous sights. Bored off their scones.
At least Dad was appreciative, and slipped a tip into my shirt pocket as he got into his jet. After he had gone, I looked in my pocket - US $1000. What a nice man.
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Old 9th Sep 2020, 00:16
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Most of the reason I love flying is to be able to see the world below... Some people are dead keen on virtual reality, I want reality. Google maps gives you a picture of the world but seeing it for real is so much better. Especially as you might happen across the Google Street view of me... fortunately a historic pic now...
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Old 9th Sep 2020, 13:11
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Cool

I know what you mean. My most memorable flight was low level over tropical forest in Sumatra, following the valleys looking up at the peaks either side. I was all on my lonesome, sat right at the back of an otherwise empty Twotter with a ridiculous grin on my face because I was being paid to do it.
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Old 9th Sep 2020, 13:48
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Flew to Inverness in a Jetstream once (me as the right seat dogsbody), to pick up a management accountant, who was going to spend a week sorting out the asset values for everything we had, as a part of our transition from being a government establishment to being a trading fund agency. I gave him the safety brief when boarding, said he could have any seat he liked as he was the only passenger, and suggested he'd get a good view of the scenery from one of the front seats, as we would be be flying back to the SW corner of Scotland low level, along the Great Glen and then across into the Clyde and South along the coast.

Usually, passengers really liked this run, great views of Loch Ness and the mountains either side, the exhilaration of zipping at low level through Hell's Glen and dropping down into the head of Loch Goil, plus the view of the Clyde and the Ayrshire coast, with Ailsa Craig sticking up out of the sea like a giant titty. Just as we turned down into Hell's Glen at around 500ft AGL, I turned back to see if our passenger was enjoying the ride, only to find he was as white as a sheet, and had turned around in his seat so his back was to the window. Funny chap, as when it came time for him to head home, he point blank refused the offer of a free flight. . . .
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Old 9th Sep 2020, 14:24
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During a spell in Nepal with RNAC - as it was before the fall of the monarchy and dropping the 'R' - the airline flew regular "Mountain Flights" that passed up the Himal as far as Cholmolungma (aka Mount Everest) and circled the summit at 31,000 feet -a bit less than 2,000 feet above it. When on morning shift, after preparing the flight, we'd climb aboard and fly on the flight deck - so we each had several of these trips. The views are fantastic! On another occasion, returning from the Delhi overnight run, the cloud cover over the ridge on Kathmandu approach was too low, so the pilots decided to take an alternative route up the valley from the west. The clouds almost covered the hill tops so we were effectively in a tunnel - quite exciting, as it was a bit like flying the Mach Loop but in a 757 and the views were what you might call, interesting! [I've long thought that those "Mountain Pilots" are a bit crazy.]
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Old 10th Sep 2020, 19:32
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I always thought it a pity that blinds had to be drawn to avoid interfering with the entertainment screens. The view was the best part of the ordeal.
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Old 10th Sep 2020, 19:45
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Today was spent looking at kitchen options. Now the threat of the Big Fella being made redundant is fading, time to get the kitchen sorted.
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Old 10th Sep 2020, 20:02
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Careful redders, I'd hate to dampen your enthusiasm but this Covid thing is a moving target.

At the last minute I got wind of a steam train visiting Hastings station this lunchtime, I popped down there to see it arrive. Quite a few steam heads, cameras ready were standing at the end of the platform opposite the one it was due to arrive at. As the steam train pulled in, another train rumbled through obscuring the steam train. For those still interested, the loco was Brounton a West Country Bulleid Pacific and a mighty sight it was too.
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Old 10th Sep 2020, 20:18
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Keep seeing this large red 1950s style sports car round here, lovely big burbling engine - managed to get the reg today and it's a Ronart W152, probably with a Jag V12 engine. Never heard of the marque, apparently a production car built since early 1980s. It's a "pre-reg" wonder if it acquired the identity of the doner Jag. Makes a lovely noise compared with all the vulgar modern tat affected by many of the local Carlos Fandangos... He went off for a drive today with his mate who has a very early Porsche.

Another guy nearby restores/repairs vintage cars, had one of those 1930s Bentleys in his workshop a few years ago.
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Old 10th Sep 2020, 20:20
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Has is your son doing hifly?
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Old 10th Sep 2020, 20:44
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Has is your son doing hifly?
He's getting much better thanks. Up until last Monday he hadn't eaten for four days and the meds given by the hospital he couldn't keep down. We were on the point of taking him back to the hospital when he asked for some Horlicks and some scrabbled eggs. Since then his appetite has returned as is his sense of taste and smell. He's getting plenty of rest and prefers quiet, ie no clattering of plates from the kitchen please.

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