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25th Nov 2021, 11:10
Replies: 50
Views: 15,781
Posted By skridlov

In the brilliant, hilarious, (IMHO) series...

In the brilliant, hilarious, (IMHO) series "Succession", which depicts the disfunctional family empire of a right wing global media tycoon (think Murdoch) there is a brief shot, during the lead-in,...
Forum: Rotorheads
31st Oct 2021, 12:02
Replies: 31
Views: 4,354
Posted By skridlov

Do-eezy flying

This should get a few laughs. I hope they're including some UFO-detecting code.
https://www.vice.com/en/article/wxdq59/startup-that-wants-to-let-you-fly-helicopter-with-an-ipad-gets-dollar200-million
27th Oct 2021, 09:13
Replies: 856
Views: 153,606
Posted By skridlov

There is no shortage of books about Afghanistan...

There is no shortage of books about Afghanistan and its history. One of the most insightful is William Dalrymple's "The Return of a King". To say that history repeats itself is an understatement.
Forum: Rotorheads
14th Oct 2021, 18:06
Replies: 30
Views: 5,614
Posted By skridlov

Interesting that all anyone can respond with is...

Interesting that all anyone can respond with is hilarious jokes about Yetis etc. Try reading the actual question rather than reacting reflexively to key words...I obviously overestimated the probable...
Forum: Rotorheads
14th Oct 2021, 17:49
Replies: 30
Views: 5,614
Posted By skridlov

Lest it be misunderstood, the program is...

Lest it be misunderstood, the program is predominantly nonsensical with a few interesting oddities. That said, Robert Bigelow spent a lot of money and 20 years investigating the place in conjunction...
Forum: Rotorheads
14th Oct 2021, 16:05
Replies: 30
Views: 5,614
Posted By skridlov

A UFO in the radalt?

I'll apologise in advance for this post. It's the only place I can think of where I might get an intelligent answer...

I have a guilty pleasure in watching "The Curse of Skinwalker Ranch". For...
12th Oct 2021, 11:05
Replies: 9
Views: 3,482
Posted By skridlov

Perhaps this type of operation might be improved...

Perhaps this type of operation might be improved if it wasn't burdened by such a preposterous name.
1st Oct 2021, 10:03
Replies: 856
Views: 153,606
Posted By skridlov

Having travelled around Afghanistan (and other...

Having travelled around Afghanistan (and other countries in the region) in the 70s and subsequently paid pretty close attention to it - I've got a small library on the subject - I'd like to think...
23rd Sep 2021, 09:50
Replies: 856
Views: 153,606
Posted By skridlov

Afghan "economic reconstruction" proceeds apace. ...

Afghan "economic reconstruction" proceeds apace.
3000 Kg of Afghan heroin intercepted at a port in Gujarat (India) originating in Afghanistan and shipped via the port of Bandar Abbas in Iran....
21st Sep 2021, 11:30
Replies: 4
Views: 1,634
Posted By skridlov

Thanks! Amazingly rapid solution. Roy

Thanks! Amazingly rapid solution.
Roy
21st Sep 2021, 10:07
Replies: 4
Views: 1,634
Posted By skridlov

Unidentified vintage twin over Worthing 20/09

Strolling along Worthing seafront in the autumn sunshine yesterday I was surprised to see, at about 1000ft, a silver twin flying east very close to the coast. Radial engines, H tail section, largely...
16th Sep 2021, 11:20
Replies: 98
Views: 12,392
Posted By skridlov

It's sad to think that we might never again see...

It's sad to think that we might never again see one of the BoB recreations which used to take place at Shoreham Air Show. I was present when the Hurricane went into the Downs below Lancing College -...
14th Sep 2021, 13:36
Replies: 856
Views: 153,606
Posted By skridlov

I could do a lot more damage to the fixed wing...

I could do a lot more damage to the fixed wing aircraft given half an hour with a sledge hammer. Assuming that avionics etc have been removed, it's hard to understand why the airframes have been left...
10th Sep 2021, 10:06
Replies: 856
Views: 153,606
Posted By skridlov

Absolutely. He spoke at the European Parliament...

Absolutely. He spoke at the European Parliament to warn us about the threat posed by Al Quaeda but not many were listening. The moment that the news of the attacks appeared it was the first thing...
8th Sep 2021, 13:18
Replies: 856
Views: 153,606
Posted By skridlov

It looks like the Panjshir rebellion is crushed...

It looks like the Panjshir rebellion is crushed already. It never had much chance given the Taliban's strategic wisdom in closing off all the border access - to Tajikstan in this instance. That plus...
21st Aug 2021, 12:01
Replies: 856
Views: 153,606
Posted By skridlov

The media-waves are awash with comment on the...

The media-waves are awash with comment on the situation in Afghanistan. If you're prepared to devote 22 minutes of your time, I heartily commend Rory Stewart's analysis of how we got here and the...
15th Aug 2021, 12:21
Replies: 856
Views: 153,606
Posted By skridlov

Afghanistan has long been a proxy location for...

Afghanistan has long been a proxy location for the conflict between Pakistan and India however that's not the whole issue. They have their own Taliban, the TTP, which, like the Afghan version, is a...
15th Aug 2021, 10:34
Replies: 856
Views: 153,606
Posted By skridlov

"transitional government" Sure, the Taliban are...

"transitional government"
Sure, the Taliban are going to negotiate... It's a total defeat and the notion that they're a "reformed" movement is the worst kind of wishful thinking. An interview with...
11th Aug 2021, 11:09
Replies: 856
Views: 153,606
Posted By skridlov

There's a great deal that could be said about...

There's a great deal that could be said about Pakistan's involvement - but seldom is, at least as far as news coverage is concerned. The US government also continues its fan dance where Pakistan...
27th Jul 2021, 10:03
Replies: 1,213
Views: 370,741
Posted By skridlov

The HK situation provides most of the information...

The HK situation provides most of the information we need to predict the future relationship between Taiwan and the PRC. Did anyone actually believe that the PRC would be prepared to tolerate a...
10th Jul 2021, 12:42
Replies: 856
Views: 153,606
Posted By skridlov

Sunni fundamentalists of many stripes. Pakistan -...

Sunni fundamentalists of many stripes. Pakistan - through political and logistical support. The Saudis via many proxy fig-leaves, like the Deobandi movement. Deobandi mosques in our towns. And,...
10th Jul 2021, 11:44
Replies: 856
Views: 153,606
Posted By skridlov

"Return of a King" - William Dalrymple

Having travelled around Afghanistan in the 70s whilst Zaher Shah was still present and having read many books about the country's history, I can strongly recommend to anyone interested that they read...
18th Jun 2021, 18:08
Replies: 707
Views: 435,568
Posted By skridlov

https://www.westsussex.gov.uk/news/shoreham-airsho...

https://www.westsussex.gov.uk/news/shoreham-airshow-crash-inquest-postponed-until-february-2022/
25th May 2021, 10:15
Replies: 291
Views: 156,915
Posted By skridlov

The cynic in me reflects on the fact that a...

The cynic in me reflects on the fact that a somewhat lukewarm response to this outrageous act of international piracy might be motivated by a wish to reserve the possibility of a similar action by a...
Forum: Rotorheads
10th Mar 2021, 10:13
Replies: 202
Views: 49,086
Posted By skridlov

Now I live in a country where it's all but...

Now I live in a country where it's all but impossible to own a firearm these days but as a young man I used to use shotguns a lot and when I lived in Australia (before Port Arthur massacre) I had a...
1st Mar 2021, 09:49
Replies: 19
Views: 6,781
Posted By skridlov

As a mere SLF I refrain from posting on PPRUNE...

As a mere SLF I refrain from posting on PPRUNE lest I offend... Until about 10 years ago I'd have been inclined to subscribe to Carl Jung's explanation for UFOs - ie that they are manifestations of...
Forum: Rotorheads
29th Aug 2020, 09:55
Replies: 238
Views: 138,473
Posted By skridlov

No Facebook

Thanks for the suggestion. Personally I abhor Facebook and "social media" in general and Bill's vision is too limited for screens of any sort. But maybe someone will encounter this thread in due...
Forum: Rotorheads
29th Aug 2020, 09:26
Replies: 238
Views: 138,473
Posted By skridlov

I'm not sure whether or not this is the...

I'm not sure whether or not this is the appropriate thread but here goes.
Down here on the South Coast of England - well, Worthing to be precise - I sometimes encounter an old gentleman taking the...
Forum: Rotorheads
30th Jun 2020, 16:05
Replies: 1,216
Views: 618,771
Posted By skridlov

It's been a few years since I had the temerity to...

It's been a few years since I had the temerity to post on PPRUNE but something I just read caused a double-take:
"The current situation is that the actuator has been modified by replacing the right...
11th Aug 2017, 10:21
Replies: 31
Views: 15,178
Posted By skridlov

I'm just a naive SLF but it amazes me that any...

I'm just a naive SLF but it amazes me that any pilot is ever allowed control of a passenger aircraft after a second violation of this kind. Given that the established recovery rate for alcoholics is...
3rd Aug 2017, 09:56
Replies: 29
Views: 27,385
Posted By skridlov

Lots of travellers carry some nitroglycerine with...

Lots of travellers carry some nitroglycerine with them. It's only a problem if it's in a metal container with a primer attached. It's essential to avoid unwarranted persecution of "minorities" on the...
1st Apr 2017, 18:07
Replies: 27
Views: 7,329
Posted By skridlov

The NLG had partially folded back and there was...

The NLG had partially folded back and there was clearly major structural damage in that area but the prop was undamaged (at least I don't recall seeing any). The aircraft had been dragged out of the...
1st Apr 2017, 08:07
Replies: 27
Views: 7,329
Posted By skridlov

Sorry about the crappy mobile phone snap. Owner...

Sorry about the crappy mobile phone snap. Owner looked pretty glum.
27th Feb 2017, 13:54
Replies: 1,087
Views: 996,210
Posted By skridlov

"Smaller papers at the weekend..." Eh?

"Smaller papers at the weekend..."
Eh?
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