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6th Jun 2020, 08:11
Replies: 24
Views: 2,468
Posted By Meldrew

I also did my ppl on a Condor in the early...

I also did my ppl on a Condor in the early seventies. No one ever said to me “ this is a tail dragger, its much harder to operate than a Tricycle” After passing the ppl tests, I converted onto...
Forum: Jet Blast
28th May 2020, 08:21
Replies: 5,523
Views: 829,942
Posted By Meldrew

Err.....No it wouldn’t!

Err.....No it wouldn’t!
Forum: Jet Blast
9th Oct 2019, 08:56
Replies: 92
Views: 12,259
Posted By Meldrew

I believe that “Bennies”and “Still” originated...

I believe that “Bennies”and “Still” originated during the Falklands conflict. Soldiers would refer to The Islanders as “Bennies” due to an implied similarity in interlect to a certain soap opera...
Forum: Jet Blast
24th Sep 2019, 15:58
Replies: 47
Views: 9,158
Posted By Meldrew

Paperwork ruling as usual, over plain common...

Paperwork ruling as usual, over plain common sense and logic.
Forum: Jet Blast
21st Sep 2019, 09:02
Replies: 11
Views: 1,759
Posted By Meldrew

Like meeting a bear in the woods. You do not have...

Like meeting a bear in the woods. You do not have to run faster than the bear, only faster than the person standing next to you.
Forum: Jet Blast
15th Aug 2019, 17:18
Replies: 24
Views: 3,839
Posted By Meldrew

Did the PPI claim thing about a year ago. it...

Did the PPI claim thing about a year ago. it turned out that I was owed about three quid. I said “ Yes, Thanks. I accept this as full and final payment” Never heard another thing ! I guess if you are...
Forum: Jet Blast
15th Aug 2019, 17:00
Replies: 46
Views: 4,748
Posted By Meldrew

55% means an “A” That means they got almost half...

55% means an “A” That means they got almost half the questions wrong! They are having a laugh ain’t they?
28th Jul 2019, 09:24
Replies: 20
Views: 8,582
Posted By Meldrew

I also solo’d in a Condor February 1971 at SFC....

I also solo’d in a Condor February 1971 at SFC. chief instructor was Fiona Smith ( later to become Fiona Thorpe)
I remember Captain Thurston as a true gentleman of the old school. Did not realise...
20th Jul 2019, 08:59
Replies: 77
Views: 44,355
Posted By Meldrew

I would think that the air cadets organisation...

I would think that the air cadets organisation was the most effective recruiter for the RAF. it certainly worked on my son.
Forum: Jet Blast
28th Jun 2019, 14:31
Replies: 211
Views: 18,254
Posted By Meldrew

since leaving skool, my inglish has got a lot...

since leaving skool, my inglish has got a lot more betterer
Forum: Jet Blast
28th Jun 2019, 08:02
Replies: 310
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Views: 43,716
Posted By Meldrew

I spent 50years working in Film and TV. As a...

I spent 50years working in Film and TV. As a cameraman I used to have an assistant, electricians sound man and possibly his assistant.
In my latter years of working as a freelance on documentary and...
Forum: Jet Blast
24th Jun 2019, 08:23
Replies: 64
Views: 8,952
Posted By Meldrew

My personal favourite “Guns At Batasi” One great...

My personal favourite “Guns At Batasi” One great line: “I think he’s doing something outside sir!
Forum: Jet Blast
25th May 2019, 08:30
Replies: 457
Views: 48,547
Posted By Meldrew

20mph speed limits increase pollution.I can stay...

20mph speed limits increase pollution.I can stay in fourth gear at 30 mph, but have to change down to third at 20mph
resulting in higher engine revs for the distance travelled!
Forum: Jet Blast
2nd May 2019, 08:50
Replies: 391
Views: 93,312
Posted By Meldrew

BBC Watchdog last night highlighted a scam where...

BBC Watchdog last night highlighted a scam where you receive a text message saying something along the lines of “Thank you for subscribing to.....
£4.50p will be taken from your mobile phone account...
27th Feb 2019, 13:02
Replies: 21
Views: 7,056
Posted By Meldrew

Thanks BEagle. I seem to have got confusing...

Thanks BEagle.
I seem to have got confusing info from a friend who is a CRI. Has there been any legislation that may be causing this confusion?
27th Feb 2019, 10:14
Replies: 21
Views: 7,056
Posted By Meldrew

Demise of the IMC/IR/R

I have just heard a rumour that simple revalidating an expired IMC or IR/R rating becomes impossible after this April, and a whole new set of exams and training will be required for a new type of IR....
Forum: Jet Blast
30th Dec 2018, 11:16
Replies: 45
Views: 4,173
Posted By Meldrew

There’s some good stuff on You tube too !

There’s some good stuff on You tube too !
Forum: Jet Blast
2nd Dec 2018, 08:31
Replies: 83
Views: 5,819
Posted By Meldrew

Steve Forbert’s song “Schoolgirl”should be...

Steve Forbert’s song “Schoolgirl”should be renamed “The Paedophile Song”
Forum: Jet Blast
28th Nov 2018, 16:06
Replies: 102
Views: 12,374
Posted By Meldrew

I stand corrected. The kid was Syrian, not...

I stand corrected. The kid was Syrian, not Iranian. However, my comments still apply.
Just to add, £50,000 In crowd funding so far? Thats well worth undergoing a bit if bulkying for!
Forum: Jet Blast
28th Nov 2018, 15:49
Replies: 102
Views: 12,374
Posted By Meldrew

Tashengurt. I know what you mean. I am also aware...

Tashengurt. I know what you mean. I am also aware that when other social services shut down for the night at around 5pm, the police have to take on those duties as well. Operating as a kind of taxi...
Forum: Jet Blast
28th Nov 2018, 14:54
Replies: 102
Views: 12,374
Posted By Meldrew

Angry There has been an incident reported today about...

There has been an incident reported today about an act of “bullying” involving a kid attacking with a water bottle another kid reported as being of Iranian origin at a school. The offending child has...
Forum: Jet Blast
4th Nov 2018, 08:35
Replies: 50
Views: 3,420
Posted By Meldrew

Grrr I remember a few years ago a picture of a labour...

I remember a few years ago a picture of a labour female politician draped seductively over a roulette table, to promote some new government of the time, plan to increase the number of gambling...
Forum: Questions
23rd Sep 2018, 10:33
Replies: 6
Views: 1,368
Posted By Meldrew

Just to clarify, do the three landings have to be...

Just to clarify, do the three landings have to be full stop, or does a touch and go count as a landing as long as the wheels actually touch the runway?
6th Jul 2018, 14:21
Replies: 7
Views: 2,999
Posted By Meldrew

BBC News channel 100 years of RAF

Tonight (Friday 6th July) on the BBC News channel there is a programme on the 100 years of the Royal Air Force.
Scheduled for 21.30.
Forum: Jet Blast
16th May 2018, 15:05
Replies: 86
Views: 6,479
Posted By Meldrew

The rpm of the helecopter engine reducing as it...

The rpm of the helecopter engine reducing as it descends to the ground, before the actual touch down
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