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Old 22nd Apr 2012, 18:10
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You mend a classic car using lockwire to secure the nuts, it passes an MOT but you can't fix an aircraft that is more straightforward as you don't have the right licence.
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Old 22nd Apr 2012, 18:14
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other people who know and use the phonetic alphabet. They can't all be pilots, surely?
Friend of mine knows them from her police job. We once used them at an informal meeting and one person was highly offended, thinking we were mocking him in our secret code language.
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Old 22nd Apr 2012, 18:18
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Haha jollyrog
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Old 22nd Apr 2012, 18:28
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you get into the car on the left side and wonder why the wheel is not in front of you
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Old 22nd Apr 2012, 18:35
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Easy solution is to come and live on the Continent.
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Old 22nd Apr 2012, 18:54
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"When installing a cat flap you find yourself measuring the height of your cat in nautical miles and then drilling everything, sawing everything, based on nautical miles."

Love this - been `DIY,ing in the house for about 15 yrs with the same nm ruler - why does it not lose itself after a week like any normal ruler ?
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Old 22nd Apr 2012, 19:25
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BTW. Whilst the Final(s) discussion continues - surely proof the wx in Albion is poor this week. And thus on a similar pedantic vein............

'A rule is a measuring device, a ruler is a thing for drawing straight lines', is what my maths master used to drill into us.

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Old 22nd Apr 2012, 19:32
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While out for the Sunday drive with the wife your attention is constantly drawn to the PCAS unit you have stuck up on the dash for the afternoon
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Old 22nd Apr 2012, 21:39
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Yes, yes, yes Jollyrog!
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Old 22nd Apr 2012, 21:57
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You are a pilot when...

The following question evinces the following reply: -

"How fast do you usually drive on the motorway"?

"77 mph indicated; 70 true".

Regards,

BP.
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Old 22nd Apr 2012, 22:02
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You turn off all the electrics on your car before switching off the ignition and are offended when others don't do the same.
Haha! I do this all the time!
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Old 22nd Apr 2012, 22:15
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... you hear your family asking each other to "Say again"
Yup, that happens in my family
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Old 22nd Apr 2012, 22:23
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Love this - been `DIY,ing in the house for about 15 yrs with the same nm ruler - why does it not lose itself after a week like any normal ruler ?
Because it has an anti-loss device built in - why else would it cost ten times the normal ruler?
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Old 23rd Apr 2012, 02:09
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...you absent-mindedly increase the pressure on the gas pedal when the nose of the car drifts to the left.

...an hour of flight time becomes your basic economic unit..."Lessee this dinner is costing me...ummmm...an hour and a half of flying! Sod that. We're eating at home!"
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Old 23rd Apr 2012, 04:42
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You hear an electric bell and automatically think fire drill and look to press the red engine fire switchlight in front of you.
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Old 23rd Apr 2012, 08:29
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...you come upon an inconvenient detour in your car, and think "I have not seen a NOTAM about this."
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Old 23rd Apr 2012, 10:40
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... the word 'flaps' no longer elicits a school boy chuckle
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Old 23rd Apr 2012, 10:42
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...an hour of flight time becomes your basic economic unit...
Very true
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Old 23rd Apr 2012, 10:55
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told a customer on the phone the other day "read you fives" when they were concerned about their line not working, you can imagine the confused reaction....
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Old 23rd Apr 2012, 12:21
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When you never ever tell anyone about that moment when you were flying when you thought "Oh Shit".
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