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Forum: Jet Blast
11th Aug 2019, 07:45
Replies: 98
Views: 11,899
Posted By Pegpilot

And back in the 1980's London Underground had two...

And back in the 1980's London Underground had two power stations of its own at Chelsea Lots Road and Greenwich. The decision to close both was partly based on public assurances that the national...
20th Jun 2019, 09:23
Replies: 4,857
Views: 1,274,498
Posted By Pegpilot

But it's not just the Air Cadets infected by this...

But it's not just the Air Cadets infected by this risk paralysis. My gliding club has just been approached by a local school to offer them some glider flights on an activity day. Happy to help,...
3rd May 2019, 15:24
Replies: 24
Views: 6,268
Posted By Pegpilot

So a final synopsis of the SAS strike experience....

So a final synopsis of the SAS strike experience.
The intended flight was 17.30 Thursday, LHR - Oslo
Wednesday lunchtime - I spot ono the SAS website that my flight is not amongst those slated to...
1st May 2019, 21:19
Replies: 24
Views: 6,268
Posted By Pegpilot

Oh and it gets better. 45 minutes on hold at...

Oh and it gets better. 45 minutes on hold at lunchtime to be told that my flight WILL operate. And 8 hours later I get a text to say that it is after all cancelled, I could have spent the last 6...
1st May 2019, 14:50
Replies: 24
Views: 6,268
Posted By Pegpilot

booked to fly from LHR to Oslo tomorrow for the...

booked to fly from LHR to Oslo tomorrow for the start of my mum's 80th birthday treat. My flight sk 810 is flagged as not operating on their website and no one has contacted me to let me know. I've...
10th Apr 2019, 09:45
Replies: 4,857
Views: 1,274,498
Posted By Pegpilot

Shaft109 - you're right to suspect that 200...

Shaft109 - you're right to suspect that 200 launches p.a per glider is unimpressive. Our small weekend-only club last year managed 1300 launches between two training gliders or 650 per glider. I'm...
2nd Apr 2019, 15:29
Replies: 169
Views: 89,958
Posted By Pegpilot

In response to Sky Sports question yesterday,...

In response to Sky Sports question yesterday, public consultation meetings are indeed planned for the other 2 sites, on the 9th for Leeming and the 10th for Waddington.
Forum: Jet Blast
10th Feb 2019, 16:20
Replies: 31
Views: 3,951
Posted By Pegpilot

No votes for Dangermouse then ? A travesty ! ...

No votes for Dangermouse then ? A travesty !
Dirt cheap animation at its very best
I must try and work in the words "Penfold, Shush" into the currency checks I'm doing on Wednesday at the gliding...
10th Jan 2019, 14:52
Replies: 201
Views: 37,394
Posted By Pegpilot

XN246, RAF Manston, summer 1977. 40 flights and 2...

XN246, RAF Manston, summer 1977. 40 flights and 2 hr 26 minutes flying time before being let loose. XN246 still exists, dangling from the roof of Southampton Air Museum.
Happy days ! I now have a...
Forum: Jet Blast
10th Jan 2019, 12:24
Replies: 47
Views: 3,521
Posted By Pegpilot

The elephant in the room here is the dreadful...

The elephant in the room here is the dreadful mess Network Rail has made of the electrification programme in the last few years, leading to massive cuts in the ambition to extend the wires (e.g....
Forum: Jet Blast
18th Dec 2018, 11:13
Replies: 29
Views: 3,325
Posted By Pegpilot

Gordon, you're not wrong, It depends on how the...

Gordon, you're not wrong, It depends on how the system is configured. On the Jubilee and Northern lines the normal driving mode is Auto. But the train can be driven manually in PM, or Protected...
Forum: Jet Blast
17th Dec 2018, 19:03
Replies: 29
Views: 3,325
Posted By Pegpilot

57mm is spot on about the air quality. When I...

57mm is spot on about the air quality. When I used to work the occasional 8 hour engineering shift down those tunnels I'd be coughing up black gunk for 3 days afterwards. Not nice. And the shifts...
Forum: Jet Blast
6th Nov 2018, 11:36
Replies: 73
Views: 4,296
Posted By Pegpilot

Well I can't see that the Grenfell Bonfire case...

Well I can't see that the Grenfell Bonfire case is that much different from us Bradford City supporters enduring 30 years of taunting chants from opposing fans reminding us about the 1985 Valley...
24th Oct 2018, 12:03
Replies: 86
Views: 10,210
Posted By Pegpilot

Hi Henwood Not that familiar with either...

Hi Henwood
Not that familiar with either Dunstable or Booker, but the key difference between the two is that Dunstable offers both winch and aerotow launch facilities whereas Booker is to my...
16th Oct 2018, 10:31
Replies: 39
Views: 15,296
Posted By Pegpilot

So all Turbo's then Dave, if you're right ? I...

So all Turbo's then Dave, if you're right ? I presume that if you're soaring the cliffs then you don't really have the height and time to get the donk started in the first place if the ridge stops...
8th Oct 2018, 19:58
Replies: 86
Views: 10,210
Posted By Pegpilot

Evening Jazzer I speak as a glider pilot of a...

Evening Jazzer
I speak as a glider pilot of a quarter century standing. Firstly, the 250 offer from SGC is highly unlikely to get you to solo standard - you should reckon on 50 to 100 winch...
9th Sep 2018, 22:20
Replies: 5
Views: 1,484
Posted By Pegpilot

Particularly enjoyed the strapline at the bottom...

Particularly enjoyed the strapline at the bottom of the BBC article exhorting us to see the full story on Monday 11th September, posted on Sunday 9th September. Ho hum....
16th Apr 2018, 18:03
Replies: 44
Views: 24,148
Posted By Pegpilot

AndoniP speaks the truth. Back in the day I saw...

AndoniP speaks the truth. Back in the day I saw Maiden play the White Swan outside Hammersmith tube station with Di'Annoas singer. The gig was a freebie for the pub, because a few months before...
Forum: Jet Blast
12th Apr 2018, 20:57
Replies: 32
Views: 3,877
Posted By Pegpilot

Do Ryanair drivers have to pay to reserve 0A and...

Do Ryanair drivers have to pay to reserve 0A and 0B ? It wouldn't surprise me.....
Forum: Jet Blast
29th Mar 2018, 16:25
Replies: 110
Views: 8,845
Posted By Pegpilot

Reminds me of this old chestnut. An oldie but...

Reminds me of this old chestnut. An oldie but goodie....

Dr. Schambaugh, of the University of Oklahoma School of Chemical Engineering, Final Exam question for May of 1997. Dr. Schambaugh is known...
Forum: Jet Blast
28th Mar 2018, 11:31
Replies: 22
Views: 2,482
Posted By Pegpilot

I've come to this debate a bit late, but as an...

I've come to this debate a bit late, but as an ex tube employee of 30 years here's my happorth if we're going to be completely anal about the challenge. From the working timetables, both the...
10th Feb 2018, 01:54
Replies: 4
Views: 1,411
Posted By Pegpilot

Thanks Tango Man. Passenger comfort then. Also...

Thanks Tango Man. Passenger comfort then. Also the reason why we don't accelerate and decelerate tube trains more than about 1.2 m/s/s, otherwise they end up in a big pile behind the driver's cab...
10th Feb 2018, 00:09
Replies: 4
Views: 1,411
Posted By Pegpilot

Pressurisation question

A silly question from a dumb SLF. As my holiday flight left the 38,000 ft cruise this afternoon my ears started popping pretty much straight away as usual, implying an immediate increase in cabin...
27th Dec 2017, 20:55
Replies: 16
Views: 7,453
Posted By Pegpilot

Brazen or what ? And I note that it's advertised...

Brazen or what ? And I note that it's advertised WITH a trailer when we know it left the victim's hangar without one. So where did THAT come from ? Thanks for heads up WW
10th Dec 2017, 12:15
Replies: 17
Views: 3,405
Posted By Pegpilot

Agree with your comments, Captivep, but having...

Agree with your comments, Captivep, but having visited Ushuaia last year to join a boat to the Falklands and Antarctica, the big sign at the port gates insisting "No Anchorage to the British Pirates"...
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