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Forum: Jet Blast
23rd Sep 2020, 12:17
Replies: 4,449
Views: 350,463
Posted By Fitter2

I see little Jimmie Crankie has been on TV saying...

I see little Jimmie Crankie has been on TV saying it's 'disgraceful' that Boris hasn't dropped everything to jump into Piers Morgan's interview chair as soon as Piers demanded his presence. She knows...
Forum: Jet Blast
14th Sep 2020, 14:52
Replies: 5,874
Views: 859,892
Posted By Fitter2

You can tell when people are losing the argument...

You can tell when people are losing the argument when they resort to smears and name calling, having nothing else left..
Forum: Jet Blast
13th Sep 2020, 15:48
Replies: 8,518
Views: 3,578,717
Posted By Fitter2

Except (as Seb pointed out) they get a full extra...

Except (as Seb pointed out) they get a full extra lap to prepare their tyres. That probably robbed Russell of a point (or two?)

Actually, logically they should have started 3rd and 4th on the...
12th Sep 2020, 11:15
Replies: 25
Views: 4,471
Posted By Fitter2

Very special circumstances. Voters still...

Very special circumstances. Voters still remembered vividly 45 to 51, under Labour, the post-war debt state, exaggerated by the appalling 47 winter. rationing of virtually everything. Churchill...
Forum: Jet Blast
12th Sep 2020, 10:03
Replies: 5,874
Views: 859,892
Posted By Fitter2

Reading between the lines, the EU plan seems to...

Reading between the lines, the EU plan seems to have been (when the trade negotiations reached crunch point) to say"of course, with no trade deal that satisfies the EU we interpret the Withdrawal...
Forum: Jet Blast
8th Sep 2020, 14:15
Replies: 5,874
Views: 859,892
Posted By Fitter2

Good example of selective quoting by the BBC. The...

Good example of selective quoting by the BBC. The full phrase was "“Yes this does break international law in a very specific and limited way. We are taking the power to disapply the EU law concept of...
7th Sep 2020, 14:00
Replies: 61
Views: 4,279
Posted By Fitter2

In one of his books the late, great and...

In one of his books the late, great and thoroughly politically incorrect writer (and veteran of the Burma campaign) George MacDonald Fraser quoted an 18th Century Judge:

"Reform - why, aren't...
Forum: Jet Blast
6th Sep 2020, 15:19
Replies: 8,518
Views: 3,578,717
Posted By Fitter2

OK, I admit I was wrong 3.5 out of 4. (turns 1,2...

OK, I admit I was wrong 3.5 out of 4. (turns 1,2 was guaranteed).

But Lewis, after being put 33 seconds behind last place with a penalty he could do nothing to avoid, lost (after driving fastest...
Forum: Jet Blast
6th Sep 2020, 11:56
Replies: 85
Views: 6,428
Posted By Fitter2

A_Van Whereas nobody (except the usual...

A_Van



Whereas nobody (except the usual Russian Trolls) are buying the feeble defence of the indefensible use of Internationally banned WMD.
Forum: Jet Blast
6th Sep 2020, 11:49
Replies: 8,518
Views: 3,578,717
Posted By Fitter2

Last place of cars that see the chequered flag,...

Last place of cars that see the chequered flag, Lafiti. (100%)

Chaos in turns 1 & 2. (95%)

Verstappen up to 3rd place by lap 10. (90%)

(or last place if he hits somebody in the process)...
6th Sep 2020, 11:41
Replies: 30
Views: 5,673
Posted By Fitter2

In the '70s I operated from there in a Slingby...

In the '70s I operated from there in a Slingby T61 in support of the BAC-111 hush kit trials. First arrival in a 25Kt gusting due Northerly I asked to use 36; they agreed but "land beyond the 'hover...
Forum: Jet Blast
4th Sep 2020, 20:06
Replies: 20
Views: 1,302
Posted By Fitter2

Hi TLDNMCL (may I call TLD ?) Oddly enough I...

Hi TLDNMCL (may I call TLD ?)

Oddly enough I had precisely the same last Wednesday, was rung later in the day with an appointment date today (Friday, 9 days later), confirmed by letter and...
Forum: Jet Blast
16th Aug 2020, 11:52
Replies: 4,449
Views: 350,463
Posted By Fitter2

Kelvin D's rants make good entertaining reading,...

Kelvin D's rants make good entertaining reading, I must find out what he is drinking, really good stuff obviously.

Now, consider the following:
School A, with a similar intake as last year, (with...
Forum: Jet Blast
4th Aug 2020, 13:43
Replies: 6
Views: 1,242
Posted By Fitter2

In the 1970s he was a 'visiting professor' of our...

In the 1970s he was a 'visiting professor' of our department at Reading U, and came and gave a talk about once a year. He was always interesting and supported his arguments with facts from a wide...
3rd Aug 2020, 14:32
Replies: 23
Views: 6,157
Posted By Fitter2

If anyone in aviation is using a piece of kit...

If anyone in aviation is using a piece of kit where they haven't studied the manual, and doesn't know how to use it, the flight safety hazard is not the piece of kit.:suspect:
Forum: Jet Blast
29th Jul 2020, 14:00
Replies: 4,449
Views: 350,463
Posted By Fitter2

Ah, Good old honest Harold. As they used to say,...

Ah, Good old honest Harold. As they used to say, when he's holding his pipe in his left hand, he's telling the truth, but if he moves his lips, he's lying. The pound in your pocket is worth just...
Forum: Jet Blast
24th Jul 2020, 15:09
Replies: 4,449
Views: 350,463
Posted By Fitter2

The rule is 'Broad white stripe uppermost next to...

The rule is 'Broad white stripe uppermost next to the flagpole' and the flag is 'transparent' so it is flying incorrectly. Easy mistake to make. I guess the US Stars and Stripes is designed easier to...
Forum: Jet Blast
21st Jul 2020, 15:44
Replies: 12
Views: 1,497
Posted By Fitter2

A fascinating report, and given the...

A fascinating report, and given the idiosyncrasies of the English language, non-native speakers can be forgiven for minor lapses. I particularly liked the 3rd member of a team to compliment the other...
Forum: Jet Blast
21st Jul 2020, 15:34
Replies: 4,376
Views: 556,341
Posted By Fitter2

Undoubtedly we would have been entitled to a...

Undoubtedly we would have been entitled to a slice of the €750bn if we had still been members. Now subtract the contribution expected to the fund, if we had still been members, and as one of the...
Forum: Jet Blast
18th Jul 2020, 21:50
Replies: 650
Views: 118,582
Posted By Fitter2

There seems to be a confusion here about the...

There seems to be a confusion here about the point of law immediately involved. The issue is not about whether she can have a fair trial in absentia, but whether the Home Secretary can remove her...
Forum: Jet Blast
16th Jul 2020, 20:15
Replies: 650
Views: 118,582
Posted By Fitter2

Once she is back in UK it will be impossible to...

Once she is back in UK it will be impossible to remove her - any competent lawyer can ensure that. Then what? Any useful radicalisation program is open to the same sort of challenges from sympathetic...
2nd Jul 2020, 21:03
Replies: 20
Views: 3,073
Posted By Fitter2

Many years ago, the GSA club at Cosford operated...

Many years ago, the GSA club at Cosford operated to the South East of the main runway and the ATC Gliding School on the North West side (closer to the hangars and larger operational area). Running...
27th Jun 2020, 11:34
Replies: 22
Views: 1,685
Posted By Fitter2

Sensible answers so far, although nobody has...

Sensible answers so far, although nobody has mentioned spanwise lift distribution, which gives a discontinuity (stress concentration) at the flap end. Multiple stress cases are a bore....
22nd Jun 2020, 13:38
Replies: 467
Views: 182,107
Posted By Fitter2

Flying Hi: Don't forget they defeated the...

Flying Hi:


Don't forget they defeated the USA :cool:
19th Jun 2020, 12:49
Replies: 467
Views: 182,107
Posted By Fitter2

[h1]The Times (which is happy to criticise every...

[h1]The Times (which is happy to criticise every Government decision) view
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