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Heavy Metal Fan Flies to Spain instead of Penzance!

Old 28th Jan 2019, 10:03
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but, sadly, lacked a basic understanding of UK geography and locations
My son,( who certainly doesn't come from frightfully good stock), is equally ignorant of UK geography. In a previous job where he had to travel the country sorting out problems and giving tech advice on spraying equipment he was entirely reliant on his sat nav. When he got to his destination he usually had only the vaguest notion of where he was. Once when visiting a factory in Manchester he phoned his sister and suggested that as he was in the area he might pop over to see her for an hour in the evening.

She lives in Nottingham!
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Old 28th Jan 2019, 10:47
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Originally Posted by Tankertrashnav View Post
My son,( who certainly doesn't come from frightfully good stock), is equally ignorant of UK geography. In a previous job where he had to travel the country sorting out problems and giving tech advice on spraying equipment he was entirely reliant on his sat nav. When he got to his destination he usually had only the vaguest notion of where he was. Once when visiting a factory in Manchester he phoned his sister and suggested that as he was in the area he might pop over to see her for an hour in the evening.

She lives in Nottingham!
Relax TTN..your son is far from alone. Some time ago now, the Ops Dept of a now defunct airline, based in the Sarf, were very fond of asking if we could pop up or down, as the case may be, to Manchester / Leeds / Newcastle or Glasgow......as they were "only up the road ". from each other......they were serious.

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Old 28th Jan 2019, 11:28
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Had a similar experience when doing teacher training in Bristol. A fellow student from the Wirral once said he wished he had a short trip home like me as it was a long way for him each weekend. He couldnt believe it when I showed him that my home in West Cornwall was in fact further away from Bristol than his was. It's a common phenomenon. Londoners think that Swindon is in the West country, whilst Northerners talking about "down South" actually mean London and the area within the M25. In their heads, most people haven't really moved on from the time when the next village was the limit of most peoples' horizons.
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Old 28th Jan 2019, 11:52
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Originally Posted by Sir Niall Dementia View Post
<br /><br />The Chief Pilot was quite polite during the subsequent chat (one of the pax had complained) and suggested I start taking more notice of what went into the destination section of the magic box.<br /><br />SND
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Old 28th Jan 2019, 11:58
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Originally Posted by Krystal n chips View Post
Relax TTN..your son is far from alone. Some time ago now, the Ops Dept of a now defunct airline, based in the Sarf, were very fond of asking if we could pop up or down, as the case may be, to Manchester / Leeds / Newcastle or Glasgow......as they were "only up the road ". from each other......they were serious.
PA for a Sales company booked Sales Director onto a flight from London to Manchester, when he looked at the ticket he just asked "WTF I said Edinburgh", her reply was "I looked on the map and they are not far apart". Joyful look on our faces in the meeting said it all, he just didn't have the heart to tell her the truth.

A pure coincidence was that following this, every travel arrangement was emailed by him to her and the travel company we used.
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Old 28th Jan 2019, 12:08
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Acquaintance of mine was once in Birmingham New St Station, running to catch the last train of the evening back to London. Saw "Liverpool St" on the departure board, jumped on the train, found a seat and nodded off. On arrival at "Liverpool St" some time around midnight she wandered out of the station, hailed a cab, and asked to be driven to Putney; the cab driver responded, in his best Scouse accent, that he had no idea where Putney was.

Those more familiar with the rail network will know that trains from Birmingham to London tend to arrive at Euston (or occasionally Marylebone) station, but there is a direct service from Birmingham to Liverpool Lime St.
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Old 28th Jan 2019, 13:38
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Originally Posted by jolihokistix View Post
Reminds me of the Japanese woman some years ago picked up wandering around Torquay at midnight with her suitcase. A university professor, she had thought she was on the right train going from London to Turkey to take up her teaching post.

this is from a Adrian Mole book!!! She asks him how to get to Turkey and he thinks she says Torquay so sends her to the train station! He then sees it on the news after.
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Old 28th Jan 2019, 15:37
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To be fair a single passenger making a mistake is not bad but imagine lots of people from one country being involved in a terrorism act which kills many people. But you then attack the country next door.
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Old 29th Jan 2019, 02:23
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Racedo, I think I see some black SUVs parked outside your door...
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Old 29th Jan 2019, 03:23
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Heavy Metal Fan Flies to Spain instead of Penzance!


So, going just by the headline, my questions are:

I thought we were moving to composite fans - what are the advantages of using a heavy metal?

What was the fan's N1 at take-off - does that account for the difference in range?
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Old 29th Jan 2019, 10:24
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An ex employee of mine had previously worked as a taxi driver. One night he was asked to do a pick up in "Heath Road" when the hirer phoned in half an hour later to ask where her cab was they radioed Paul. He was en route to Heathrow!
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Old 29th Jan 2019, 11:19
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Originally Posted by Ascend Charlie View Post
Racedo, I think I see some black SUVs parked outside your door...
I moved and didn't tell them
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Old 29th Jan 2019, 11:24
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I once had a trouble shooting job that required virtually consistent UK travel.
The first PA was great at this.
The second one would have me in Middlesbrough at lunch time and Grangemouth immediately after lunch.
I bought her a map.
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Old 29th Jan 2019, 13:02
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Originally Posted by Effluent Man View Post
An ex employee of mine had previously worked as a taxi driver. One night he was asked to do a pick up in "Heath Road" when the hirer phoned in half an hour later to ask where her cab was they radioed Paul. He was en route to Heathrow!
Last year I was at Ayr rail station buying a single to Oban. That'll be 7.50 please. Seemed incredibly cheap to this London dweller and I said so.. "Ye can pay more if ye want tae" said the bloke behind the counter. Oban? "Och, ah thought ye said Irvine!"
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Old 29th Jan 2019, 22:15
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Last year I was at Ayr rail station buying a single to Oban. That'll be 7.50 please. Seemed incredibly cheap to this London dweller and I said so.. "Ye can pay more if ye want tae" said the bloke behind the counter. Oban? "Och, ah thought ye said Irvine!"
Should have done what every Englander does when in a Foreign country............. Speak LOUDLY and SLOWLY, so they understand.

It's Scotland so above rule applies
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Old 30th Jan 2019, 04:34
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Obviously the grub screw was not tight enough on the shaft ��
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Old 30th Jan 2019, 10:28
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Originally Posted by Helz Belz View Post
this is from a Adrian Mole book!!! She asks him how to get to Turkey and he thinks she says Torquay so sends her to the train station! He then sees it on the news after.
Haha! I saw it here in the Telegraph or perhaps in the Independent in 1997. So, fake news and trumpery, originally from Adrian Mole?!
FoRK Archive: Tourist bound for Turkey ends up in Torquay
https://www.independent.co.uk/voices...t-1257110.html

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Old 30th Jan 2019, 12:08
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And then there were the Italians who wanted to travel to Monaco who ended up in Munich (= Monaco di Baviera in Italian)...
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