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Forum: Jet Blast
24th Sep 2020, 11:09
Replies: 137
Views: 11,088
Posted By longer ron

You can be banned from individual threads and...

You can be banned from individual threads and forums without the 'Banned' Icon,I suspect he is just banned from JB.
Forum: Jet Blast
15th Sep 2020, 10:25
Replies: 649
Views: 59,309
Posted By longer ron

I certainly was glad of the flexibility of our...

I certainly was glad of the flexibility of our old Devil Diesel Sportage last week,almost last minute decision (due to factors beyond my control) to drive from scotland down to englandshire to look...
13th Sep 2020, 07:54
Replies: 1,743
Views: 178,628
Posted By longer ron

My young lady tells me it is a Boeing XPW-9...

My young lady tells me it is a Boeing XPW-9 /Model15.

Sorry will have to be OH.
Forum: Jet Blast
11th Sep 2020, 18:30
Replies: 649
Views: 59,309
Posted By longer ron

Funny you should say that - I saw a Scimitar on...

Funny you should say that - I saw a Scimitar on fire many years ago - it might have been in a motorway services car park but too long ago to be sure.
I had forgotten about it until I read your post.
Forum: Jet Blast
9th Sep 2020, 14:35
Replies: 28
Views: 2,865
Posted By longer ron

The 'Old' Wagon Wheels were very nice though...

The 'Old' Wagon Wheels were very nice though Treadi,the more modern ones are not just smaller - they have a completely different recipe/taste/ingredients - yuk :(
4th Sep 2020, 09:06
Replies: 70
Views: 12,070
Posted By longer ron

Not seen very often these days,the last one I was...

Not seen very often these days,the last one I was involved with (although it was not an empty hangar) was after an evening display - we waved a low back seafire into our hangar with the exhausts...
3rd Sep 2020, 08:38
Replies: 70
Views: 12,070
Posted By longer ron

60 Sqn Pembrokes - I put Pembrokes (?) in my...

60 Sqn Pembrokes -
I put Pembrokes (?) in my original (edited) post above but wasn't sure from memory,but yes looks like 60 sqn did do some corridor flights.
3rd Sep 2020, 08:33
Replies: 6
Views: 886
Posted By longer ron

Funny you should mention the RAF Fire Axe KnC -...

Funny you should mention the RAF Fire Axe KnC - my first airframe repair job in the early 70's was to the Wing L/E of a Canberra at Cottesmore,It was a smallish 'Square' hole which exactly matched...
3rd Sep 2020, 08:15
Replies: 70
Views: 12,070
Posted By longer ron

2 x Chipmunks.(Gatow Station Flight)

2 x Chipmunks.(Gatow Station Flight)
Forum: Jet Blast
2nd Sep 2020, 10:35
Replies: 33
Views: 2,869
Posted By longer ron

CJ - a legend in his own lunchtime :)

CJ - a legend in his own lunchtime :)
25th Aug 2020, 09:40
Replies: 46
Views: 5,375
Posted By longer ron

It would be useful to know where the mystery...

It would be useful to know where the mystery 'Plane' picture was taken (ie which school did the pilot qualify for his RAe 'ticket')

Without even trying - we have found Caudron G types built by at...
Forum: Jet Blast
25th Aug 2020, 07:50
Replies: 68
Views: 2,599
Posted By longer ron

We have a reasonably definite Pink/Blue...

We have a reasonably definite Pink/Blue demarcation for jobs in our wee hoose.
My good lady does most of the cleaning
I do most of the drinking :) (to help keep the fridge and drinks cupboard...
Forum: Jet Blast
23rd Aug 2020, 20:35
Replies: 225
Views: 16,422
Posted By longer ron

Magna Carta 1971 - some lovely vocals and...

Magna Carta 1971 - some lovely vocals and harmonising https://static.xx.fbcdn.net/images/emoji.php/v9/ta5/1.5/16/1f642.png - some very tasty guitar from approx 3.00 when Davey changes to electric...
Forum: Jet Blast
20th Aug 2020, 19:52
Replies: 63
Views: 2,525
Posted By longer ron

Steve - you have just reminded me of some lagers...

Steve - you have just reminded me of some lagers in zimbabwe,I did have an occasional drink whilst working out there in 1984ish.
There were 3 'levels' of lager available where i was based......
Forum: Jet Blast
20th Aug 2020, 08:02
Replies: 63
Views: 2,525
Posted By longer ron

Back in the early 70's when I was a 19 yo J/T,our...

Back in the early 70's when I was a 19 yo J/T,our 'old' Sqn leccy Cpl went for a 'Sign On' medical (I assume he was 30/35 ish and wanted to sign on to 22),the medic told him that he needed to quit...
Forum: Jet Blast
18th Aug 2020, 22:55
Replies: 137
Views: 6,199
Posted By longer ron

Not originally though wowzz- in the early ish...

Not originally though wowzz- in the early ish days most Little Chef food was prepared fresh,in fact IIRC you could see the staff cooking it on the hotplates etc,things obviously changed as time went...
Forum: Jet Blast
18th Aug 2020, 15:19
Replies: 137
Views: 6,199
Posted By longer ron

That was brave :),I did use little chef's...

That was brave :),I did use little chef's occasionally,some of them were ok - especially in the early ish days.
Forum: Jet Blast
18th Aug 2020, 10:32
Replies: 137
Views: 6,199
Posted By longer ron

Hifly - it was the Happy Eater logo,but they did...

Hifly - it was the Happy Eater logo,but they did become part of the Little Chef group.
...
18th Aug 2020, 07:39
Replies: 10
Views: 674
Posted By longer ron

Allan - And not forgetting 'Tug' Wilson of course...

Allan - And not forgetting 'Tug' Wilson of course :)
Forum: Jet Blast
16th Aug 2020, 15:18
Replies: 4,448
Views: 350,379
Posted By longer ron

= All my own work signed Cornish Jack (age 9) ...

= All my own work
signed Cornish Jack (age 9)

Au Contraire mon ami - it is you who seems to have a problem with numeracy - just let it go and sit back and enjoy your remaining years .
I never...
Forum: Jet Blast
16th Aug 2020, 12:46
Replies: 4,448
Views: 350,379
Posted By longer ron

Answer = when Cornish Jack doesn't get the result...

Answer = when Cornish Jack doesn't get the result he wants and then bangs on about it Ad Nauseum for years :)
Forum: Jet Blast
15th Aug 2020, 08:17
Replies: 137
Views: 6,199
Posted By longer ron

We also stopped in Red Hook on the way into Old...

We also stopped in Red Hook on the way into Old Rhinebeck :),the Railcar Diner was closed (refurb ?)so we had to 'slum it' in the Red Hook Diner which was also an absolutely spectacular breakfast...
Forum: Jet Blast
14th Aug 2020, 19:46
Replies: 137
Views: 6,199
Posted By longer ron

Casey Jones Restaurant Car,Red Caboose Motel near...

Casey Jones Restaurant Car,Red Caboose Motel near the Strasburg Railroad,Pa
Got the prize for the swirliest Rye Toast of our june 2018 holiday.
The rest of the breakfast was delish :)
...
10th Aug 2020, 14:43
Replies: 34
Views: 7,131
Posted By longer ron

I am assuming that the Bowser is a very recent...

I am assuming that the Bowser is a very recent arrival and perhaps not 'commissioned' yet,also possibly still nobody qualified to operate the refuelling ?
I never said fuel was available - just that...
10th Aug 2020, 10:29
Replies: 46
Views: 25,757
Posted By longer ron

Kirsty I think you need 10 posts to be able to...

Kirsty I think you need 10 posts to be able to post photos on pprune ('jet blast' section posts do not count).
If you have any little anecdotes you could post them on here or just keep replying to...
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