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Typhoon driver with a sense of humour...

Old 24th Aug 2017, 18:40
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Typhoon driver with a sense of humour...

Well I know it's from the Daily Fail..., but...

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Old 24th Aug 2017, 19:15
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Ah, but did he leave a contrail?
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Old 24th Aug 2017, 19:18
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What makes you think it was a "he?"
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Old 24th Aug 2017, 19:32
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Some people are always looking for the opportunity to be offended

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Old 24th Aug 2017, 19:33
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What makes you think it was a "he?"
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Old 24th Aug 2017, 19:34
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Not offended in the slightest, just wondered why anyone in 2017 would assume it was a he?
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If it was a chap it would have been bigger.
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Old 24th Aug 2017, 19:37
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I live in Lincolnshire but have yet to find RAF Corningsby.....

Jez they can't get anything right !
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Old 24th Aug 2017, 19:52
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I live in Lincolnshire but have yet to find RAF Corningsby.....

Jez they can't get anything right !
You're lucky. There isn't much to recommend in Lincolnshire, and Conisngsby is nowhere near top of a very short list.

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Old 24th Aug 2017, 20:01
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Being '2017' may make it more likely that a randomly-selected Typhoon pilot would be female, but still less than a 10% chance. And this isn't a randomly-selected Typhoon pilot, it's one with a puerile* sense of humour. Being '2017' means that females can be as puerile as they like, and some surely are (yes, including at least one Typhoon pilot), but even in these enlightened days sniggering about bodily functions and scrawling crude images of genitalia a few pages ahead in someone's notebook remain largely male pastimes. DG is on firm (snigger) probabilistic ground...

[* boylike (Latin). What terrible gender stereotyping!]
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Old 24th Aug 2017, 20:02
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Easy Street,
But still making an assumption...
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Old 24th Aug 2017, 20:27
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Is he/she/it leaving to go to Easyjet..?
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Old 24th Aug 2017, 20:29
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This says more about you, the 'observer', than it does about the pilot. Hilarious exposure of how you think. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pareidolia
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Old 24th Aug 2017, 20:37
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But in this case, I'd be willing to bet the Typhoon pilot knew exactly what he was doing.
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Old 24th Aug 2017, 20:41
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What's wrong with assumptions? We make them all the time during our social interactions. For instance, even after extensive D&I training, I still assume that if I speak English to a stranger in England then they will understand me and reply in English. No doubt someone out there will find that a terribly regressive attitude, but it is one that greases the wheels of everyday life.
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Old 24th Aug 2017, 21:18
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Or just maybe, when you see what comes after that image, the pilot was just in a set pattern on-top of Holbeach range for some pre-set training/trials purpose...

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Old 24th Aug 2017, 21:31
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Sorry, put me in mind of Austin Powers.


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Old 24th Aug 2017, 21:33
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Sky willies are hardly new.

Back in the glory days of the RAuxAF, someone drew one in the sky near Edinburgh - on the Sabbath. This upset some senior Jockistani god-botherer, who rang the Stn Cdr....

A little later, a squadron of (Meteors?) took off, formed up and flew across the offending item, as if to cross it out; then a couple of battle turns and back at 90 to the first pass, to make absolutely certain.

Which merely had the effect of drawing the original creation to the attention of those who hadn't noticed it earlier...

In the mid-70s, noting the upper winds and contrail levels, the boss of the 4FTS Hunter squadron allegedly drew one, which slowly made its way across the skies over Manchester...
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Old 25th Aug 2017, 05:59
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Brilliant - I reckon the sexless pilot could make a very good Boeing Test pilot.
When I saw the pic of the CONUS-sized Dreamliner I have to admit that my first thought was that an aeroplane would not have been the first thing that sprang to mind to 'draw' - glad to see I'm not alone.
Just imagine the scene on the flight deck as skipper looking over at the 'co' programming the FMS;
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Old 25th Aug 2017, 06:30
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You know that all is well in the world when the RAF are drawing knobs in the sky.


Any chance of a huge pair of hooters over the Quantocks chaps ?
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