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Forum: Jet Blast
16th Sep 2020, 19:39
Replies: 10,185
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Posted By fireflybob

There's a cycling route I take locally on a...

There's a cycling route I take locally on a regular basis and I noticed a testing centre in the car park behind the Council offices and every time I've cycled past in the last ten days or so on an...
8th Sep 2020, 17:07
Replies: 1,698
Views: 322,016
Posted By fireflybob

UPDATE Coronavirus – 8th September...

UPDATE Coronavirus – 8th September (https://queeniesdailysnippets.wordpress.com/2020/09/08/update-coronavirus-8th-september/)

Depends a bit on which island you go to. Gran Canaria have the highest...
Forum: Jet Blast
6th Sep 2020, 20:47
Replies: 10,185
Views: 917,582
Posted By fireflybob

Given that more testing is going on, is this...

Given that more testing is going on, is this anything to do with increased number of infections?

Coronavirus: Tests 'could be picking up dead virus'...
31st Aug 2020, 14:49
Replies: 1,698
Views: 322,016
Posted By fireflybob

When I flew to/from Tenerife in July/August with...

When I flew to/from Tenerife in July/August with another operator the rules were strictly enforced. I would like to hear the cabin crew's version of events. Cabin crew are not police personnel and...
Forum: Jet Blast
24th Aug 2020, 16:13
Replies: 10,185
Views: 917,582
Posted By fireflybob

This week I was chatting with a retired Professor...

This week I was chatting with a retired Professor of Immunology. I asked him what the future held re Covid19. He confidently said he expected the Oxford vaccine to be available by mid Autumn this...
16th Aug 2020, 19:11
Replies: 1,920
Views: 1,150,056
Posted By fireflybob

Also the Canaries have recently taken out a block...

Also the Canaries have recently taken out a block insurance for all visitors to their islands to cover if taken ill with Covid19 whilst there. You have to be staying in a hotel or equivalent (not...
16th Aug 2020, 19:05
Replies: 1,920
Views: 1,150,056
Posted By fireflybob

JCSL, which bank is that?

JCSL, which bank is that?
Forum: Jet Blast
16th Aug 2020, 18:50
Replies: 10,185
Views: 917,582
Posted By fireflybob

Were you in shared dormitories? Was it in winter...

Were you in shared dormitories? Was it in winter when weather was colder therefore windows closed?
Forum: Jet Blast
6th Aug 2020, 21:08
Replies: 10,185
Views: 917,582
Posted By fireflybob

ATNotts - when I went to Tenerife ten days ago...

ATNotts - when I went to Tenerife ten days ago you could hand in a paper form (cabin crew were handing them out on the outbound flight if you needed one) so yes Spain certainly offer that option. I...
Forum: Jet Blast
6th Aug 2020, 13:08
Replies: 10,185
Views: 917,582
Posted By fireflybob

ATNotts that's an interesting observation. ...

ATNotts that's an interesting observation.
Having returned from Tenerife last Saturday and now "enjoying" 14 days of self-isolation I thought the Spanish online form going outbound from UK was much...
Forum: Jet Blast
3rd Aug 2020, 17:15
Replies: 16
Views: 1,945
Posted By fireflybob

I got back home in UK early hours Saturday from a...

I got back home in UK early hours Saturday from a week's holiday in Tenerife so now "enjoying" 14 days quarantining which being a retiree is a minor inconvenience.

I thought long and hard about...
1st Aug 2020, 13:20
Replies: 202
Views: 44,107
Posted By fireflybob

Well that's not me! I think some people will...

Well that's not me! I think some people will disregard sensible precautions irrespective of how one attempts to motivate them.
1st Aug 2020, 11:31
Replies: 202
Views: 44,107
Posted By fireflybob

I've just returned from a week in Tenerife so now...

I've just returned from a week in Tenerife so now have to quarantine for 14 days, being a retiree this is not too much of an issue for me.
I felt far safer in Tenerife than I do back in the UK....
29th Jul 2020, 21:54
Replies: 202
Views: 44,107
Posted By fireflybob

I read today there is an insurance company which...

I read today there is an insurance company which will insure you, after all you’re not flying into a war zone. No idea what premiums and level of cover but when there’s a will! One wonders if this is...
30th Jun 2020, 08:44
Replies: 105
Views: 33,684
Posted By fireflybob

I think you will find their SOPs say that if the...

I think you will find their SOPs say that if the approach is not "coded" in the FMC then it is not permitted to engage LNAV/VNAV to fly the approach, or words to that effect.
I'm not saying I agree...
27th Jun 2020, 15:20
Replies: 161
Views: 97,839
Posted By fireflybob

I think another important aspect is that those...

I think another important aspect is that those who flaunt one rule (I can fake my licence, for example) are predisposed to breaking any of the other "rules".

Surely now the insurers are formally...
Forum: Jet Blast
8th Jun 2020, 17:02
Replies: 63
Views: 5,414
Posted By fireflybob

I think much of this is down to "memes". A meme...

I think much of this is down to "memes". A meme is a mind virus which acts upon the host the way any other virus does. We're familiar with how a virus can infect a computer and now certainly aware of...
Forum: Jet Blast
8th Jun 2020, 15:47
Replies: 10,185
Views: 917,582
Posted By fireflybob

The population density in New Zealand is 18 per...

The population density in New Zealand is 18 per Km2 (47 people per mi2).

The population density in the United Kingdom is 281 per Km2 (727 people per mi2). (From Worldometer 2020)

England is by...
Forum: Jet Blast
8th Jun 2020, 15:44
Replies: 10,185
Views: 917,582
Posted By fireflybob

Perhaps arriving passengers could be sniffed out...

Perhaps arriving passengers could be sniffed out by dogs - go to 22.15 on this:-

Sniffer Dogs
Forum: Jet Blast
10th May 2020, 20:55
Replies: 10,185
Views: 917,582
Posted By fireflybob

I've been watching Dr John Campbell who puts some...

I've been watching Dr John Campbell who puts some really good stuff on youtube everyday and here is one of his recent reports on Vitamin D.

Start at 18.00

Vitamin D

An earlier one here
...
21st Apr 2020, 16:16
Replies: 40
Views: 5,950
Posted By fireflybob

A couple of things occur to me. If either...

A couple of things occur to me.

If either (or both) instructor or student have had the virus (proof required?) then presumably the individuals could fly together?

It may be a year or two away...
19th Apr 2020, 14:21
Replies: 4
Views: 2,208
Posted By fireflybob

Kaver, I am delighted to hear that. He was my...

Kaver, I am delighted to hear that. He was my basic instructor at Hamble in 1969.
Forum: Jet Blast
13th Apr 2020, 12:22
Replies: 58
Views: 4,566
Posted By fireflybob

Churches don't have to have services just because...

Churches don't have to have services just because they are open. But if they are open individuals who feel they need some solace and sanctuary would be able to enter the church and spend a few...
9th Apr 2020, 18:21
Replies: 4
Views: 2,208
Posted By fireflybob

Mike Edwards, Hamble instructor, CAFU examiner

Looking to trace Mike Edwards who was an instructor at Hamble in the 1970s and subsequently a CAFU Examiner.
31st Mar 2020, 11:41
Replies: 10
Views: 1,048
Posted By fireflybob

Partial engine failures carry a much higher...

Partial engine failures carry a much higher fatality rate than total engine failure and yet, statistically, are 3 times more likely to happen (from an Australian study which I don't have to hand...
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