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27th Jun 2019, 18:08
Replies: 25
Views: 9,709
Posted By ExGrunt

The briefcase was returned. I read a book about...

The briefcase was returned. I read a book about the operation years ago which included details of the testing done on the briefcase and contents after it was returned. IIRC one of the sealed...
5th Jun 2019, 22:27
Replies: 4
Views: 3,626
Posted By ExGrunt

As an Excel user that approach simply offends my...

As an Excel user that approach simply offends my eyes. :yuk:

The answer to your problem is array multiplication. Please try the following array formula in column D:

Assuming your last row with...
21st Mar 2019, 17:35
Replies: 37
Views: 6,740
Posted By ExGrunt

No GA, but 1 RTO in 300 flights. Just started the...

No GA, but 1 RTO in 300 flights. Just started the takeoff roll - big bang - power off - brakes on.

Happened at midnight in Cairo - so I thought: that is us stuffed for the night. But, in fairness...
21st Feb 2019, 15:48
Replies: 26
Views: 7,131
Posted By ExGrunt

Is the RAF big enough to need any 3* these days. ...

Is the RAF big enough to need any 3* these days. At 35,000 ish all up it is really only the size of a reinforced Division (2*).

'Light the blue touch paper - Stand well back' ;o)

EG
22nd Jan 2019, 15:42
Replies: 138
Views: 55,494
Posted By ExGrunt

Signed - It is important that future researchers...

Signed - It is important that future researchers can access the details of this important event.

EG
19th Jan 2019, 12:10
Replies: 51
Views: 12,332
Posted By ExGrunt

I met DD while in the services and from first...

I met DD while in the services and from first hand knowledge say that what you wrote here is false.

I would encourage you to withdraw that statement. Wrongly disparaging another manís service...
Forum: Rotorheads
19th Jan 2019, 10:13
Replies: 41
Views: 6,156
Posted By ExGrunt

One change I suppose is the availability of...

One change I suppose is the availability of relatively cheap rugged satphones like the Iridium extreme.

Something to consider carrying these days.

EG
24th Dec 2018, 06:31
Replies: 14
Views: 4,186
Posted By ExGrunt

One of the many poignant items we recovered was a...

One of the many poignant items we recovered was a blood-stained flight attendant's scarf. I'm sorry for your loss.

EG
21st Dec 2018, 14:41
Replies: 14
Views: 4,186
Posted By ExGrunt

PA103 - 30 Years - 21 Dec 1988

Tonight at 19:01 will mark 30 years since PA 103 was destroyed above Lockerbie.

At the time I was involved with the effects recovery. Even now after 30 years I can feel the sadness of having to...
13th Jun 2018, 14:18
Replies: 1
Views: 864
Posted By ExGrunt

Special declaration of Interest

Taking a flight on KLM with a lot of baggage over the value limit for coverage by the carrier. In these circumstances you can make a Special declaration of Interest. The relevant part of the...
5th Jun 2018, 18:50
Replies: 7
Views: 980
Posted By ExGrunt

Hi, If you have the information in the...

Hi,

If you have the information in the layout of DIBO's post - dates in column A, values in column B. You could use this array formula (not in either column A or B which must only have data):
...
1st Jun 2018, 20:13
Replies: 33
Views: 5,143
Posted By ExGrunt

... and no 4/5* hotels, so no crabs then ;o)

... and no 4/5* hotels, so no crabs then ;o)
Forum: Rotorheads
15th Feb 2018, 08:57
Replies: 129
Views: 55,081
Posted By ExGrunt

NTSB Press conference video; ...

NTSB Press conference video;

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gbzIt6i9LQs
Forum: Rotorheads
13th Feb 2018, 03:57
Replies: 129
Views: 55,081
Posted By ExGrunt

NTSB press conference announced:

NTSB press conference announced:
Forum: Rotorheads
11th Feb 2018, 07:47
Replies: 129
Views: 55,081
Posted By ExGrunt

Agreed, Doesn’t look good - I just took my...

Agreed,

Doesn’t look good - I just took my family on one of these trips earlier this year. I was surprised by how busy it was, with a dozen cabs in our group.

The arrangement was pilot+2 in...
12th Nov 2017, 20:17
Replies: 5
Views: 1,932
Posted By ExGrunt

Hi, I worked in NL for several years and the...

Hi,

I worked in NL for several years and the inbound non-Schengen passport queues can be a real drag.

My personal best is from the station platform to gate D2 in 7 minutes.
27th Oct 2017, 16:40
Replies: 83
Views: 35,110
Posted By ExGrunt

JTO, In part I agree with you. I...

JTO,



In part I agree with you. I disagree with you antipathy towards guns. Guns do work (5 kills in FI), but you need LOTS of them. IJN Mushashi had one hundred and thirty 25 mm guns, but...
Forum: Jet Blast
27th Oct 2017, 14:55
Replies: 12
Views: 1,938
Posted By ExGrunt

This is one of those WTF crises that could easily...

This is one of those WTF crises that could easily escalate into something really nasty.

I'd bet there isn't a SPE plan for Spain.

EG
12th Oct 2017, 22:07
Replies: 82
Views: 22,267
Posted By ExGrunt

You could apply these virtually verbatim to the...

You could apply these virtually verbatim to the two recent UK wars.
11th Oct 2017, 12:43
Replies: 82
Views: 22,267
Posted By ExGrunt

The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall is one of the...

The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall is one of the most moving things about a trip to Washington DC.

I always thought the Vietnam War deserved a treatment like 'The world at War' did for the second...
27th Sep 2017, 15:52
Replies: 3
Views: 1,971
Posted By ExGrunt

Hi Co, What you are asking for is somewhat...

Hi Co,

What you are asking for is somewhat non trivial. Because you need to keep track of the old data and when it is changes. Really, you should be using a database.

You can do it in...
27th Sep 2017, 15:35
Replies: 6
Views: 1,083
Posted By ExGrunt

Hi, I am at the end of a long exchange line...

Hi,

I am at the end of a long exchange line and use this:

Billion BiPAC 7800DXL

Not cheap, but a rock solid performer. In 4 years the only down time I have had was a fault at the ISP end. ...
20th Sep 2017, 17:55
Replies: 37
Views: 16,834
Posted By ExGrunt

TTN, I think that is meant for me. You...

TTN,


I think that is meant for me. You are correct, while Bruneval and Lofoten were fairly straightforward, Dieppe was anything but and it is sobering to reflect on the recognition received.
...
20th Sep 2017, 12:06
Replies: 37
Views: 16,834
Posted By ExGrunt

@ES I agree with your analysis, but the...

@ES


I agree with your analysis, but the gap it points to in our decorations system is the lack of an equivalent to the US Combat Infantryman's Badge. The grunts make up a minority of any force...
18th Sep 2017, 09:01
Replies: 104
Views: 25,403
Posted By ExGrunt

Had my first experience of BoB today. I am...

Had my first experience of BoB today.

I am left with the feeling of what is the point of BA? A no frills service cannot sustain a full service fare.

Further, when flying from a regional...
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