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22nd Jan 2022, 20:42
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Posted By fireflybob

Restricted Airspace near Marham 23rd Jan

Anyone know what the Restricted Airspace for tomorrow (23rd Jan) between 1126 and 1246, corridor running NNE to the west of Marham is for?
8th Oct 2021, 17:52
Replies: 12
Views: 10,195
Posted By fireflybob

Ash cloud affecting flights at TFN?...

Ash cloud affecting flights at TFN? (https://www.canarianweekly.com/posts/ash-cloud-affecting-tenerife-flights)

Interesting that AENA saying TFN airport is open but according to this report some...
28th Sep 2021, 22:22
Replies: 3
Views: 1,057
Posted By fireflybob

Simon Brenchley RIP

Posted on social media on 31st August 2021:-



I was saddened to hear the news of Simon's passing. I last met up with him when he flew his Waco biplane into Tollerton (EGBN) about 2/3 years ago....
7th Dec 2020, 17:05
Replies: 6
Views: 3,634
Posted By fireflybob

Ian Hewitt RIP 24th Sept 2020

I've just received the news that Ian Hewitt passed away on 24th September after a short illness.

He was ex CFS Instructor and Examiner and, I believe, a display pilot in the Rothmans team.

He...
11th Nov 2020, 21:43
Replies: 2,907
Views: 577,343
Posted By fireflybob

Spain just announced that from 23rd Nov ALL...

Spain just announced that from 23rd Nov ALL arrivals from red zone countries (currently includes uk) will have to show proof of negative test within 72 hours of arrival.

That will certainly not...
Forum: Jet Blast
16th Sep 2020, 20:39
Replies: 18,577
Views: 2,220,334
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, 18:07
Replies: 2,907
Views: 577,343
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, 21:47
Replies: 18,577
Views: 2,220,334
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, 15:49
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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, 17:13
Replies: 18,577
Views: 2,220,334
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, 20:11
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Views: 1,232,289
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, 20:05
Replies: 1,978
Views: 1,232,289
Posted By fireflybob

JCSL, which bank is that?

JCSL, which bank is that?
Forum: Jet Blast
16th Aug 2020, 19:50
Replies: 18,577
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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, 22:08
Replies: 18,577
Views: 2,220,334
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, 14:08
Replies: 18,577
Views: 2,220,334
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, 18:15
Replies: 16
Views: 2,158
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, 14:20
Replies: 202
Views: 51,865
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, 12:31
Replies: 202
Views: 51,865
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, 22:54
Replies: 202
Views: 51,865
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, 09:44
Replies: 102
Views: 38,962
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, 16:20
Replies: 159
Views: 108,369
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, 18:02
Replies: 63
Views: 6,344
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, 16:47
Replies: 18,577
Views: 2,220,334
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, 16:44
Replies: 18,577
Views: 2,220,334
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, 21:55
Replies: 18,577
Views: 2,220,334
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, 17:16
Replies: 40
Views: 6,946
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, 15:21
Replies: 4
Views: 2,403
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, 13:22
Replies: 58
Views: 5,229
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, 19:21
Replies: 4
Views: 2,403
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, 12:41
Replies: 10
Views: 1,233
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...
Forum: Jet Blast
30th Mar 2020, 18:58
Replies: 18,577
Views: 2,220,334
Posted By fireflybob

Some interesting information here which covers...

Some interesting information here which covers effectiveness of masks also:-

You Need To Listen To This Leading COVID-19 Expert From South Korea
Forum: Jet Blast
29th Mar 2020, 20:41
Replies: 18,577
Views: 2,220,334
Posted By fireflybob

Not to mention people in their homes or gardens...

Not to mention people in their homes or gardens doing DIY and having accidents which I believe accounts for a significant proportion of people attending A & E.
Forum: Jet Blast
27th Mar 2020, 17:13
Replies: 62
Views: 6,345
Posted By fireflybob

I'm wondering where gyms/health clubs fit in to...

I'm wondering where gyms/health clubs fit in to the order?
Forum: Jet Blast
11th Mar 2020, 21:33
Replies: 18,577
Views: 2,220,334
Posted By fireflybob

I've noticed that in almost all washroom/toilet...

I've noticed that in almost all washroom/toilet facilities in the UK that when one is exiting such facilities they are equipped doors which can only be opened with a handle. So after you have washed...
23rd Feb 2020, 20:18
Replies: 5
Views: 2,360
Posted By fireflybob

Ryan PT22 N53018 accident in France

From social media:-
Very sad news today about Ryan PT22 N53018, which is registered to an owner in Suffolk, lost in France today along with its crew of two.

Ryan PT22 N53018...
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