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Forum: Jet Blast
24th Sep 2021, 09:51
Replies: 89
Views: 5,616
Posted By stevef

I've just shown the above video to a visiting...

I've just shown the above video to a visiting Spanish chum. He burst out laughing at the police standing around and said that La Guardia Civil would have cleared that bunch away in five minutes. If...
Forum: Jet Blast
20th Sep 2021, 18:57
Replies: 89
Views: 5,616
Posted By stevef

It would be interesting to see these disruptive...

It would be interesting to see these disruptive activists pull the same stunts in Spain. La Guardia Civil would soon put a stop to their nonsense and there would be few tears shed about it, says my...
Forum: Jet Blast
20th Sep 2021, 17:59
Replies: 856
Views: 147,622
Posted By stevef

As BWSBoy6 says, the Catholic church no longer...

As BWSBoy6 says, the Catholic church no longer requires women to wear head coverings at Mass and hasn't done so for many years. It's a sign of devotion in modern times, not an obligation. My mother...
Forum: Jet Blast
18th Sep 2021, 20:20
Replies: 856
Views: 147,622
Posted By stevef

Oh, dear, how pedantic. The term is...

Oh, dear, how pedantic.

The term is generally accepted as being an example to others as you well know. Well-done on Googling the original 18th century source to show how smart you are.

My...
Forum: Jet Blast
18th Sep 2021, 18:16
Replies: 856
Views: 147,622
Posted By stevef

The French have a phrase that would seem to fit...

The French have a phrase that would seem to fit the bill regarding her banishing: pour encourager les autres. It should deter other nave youngsters from turning their backs on a country that gave...
Forum: Jet Blast
15th Sep 2021, 19:41
Replies: 856
Views: 147,622
Posted By stevef

Is she dim enough not to realise that she might...

Is she dim enough not to realise that she might well get bumped off by UK terrorist sympathisers for blowing the whistle on their workings...
Not that she's doing it out of regret for her past...
15th Sep 2021, 12:52
Replies: 2
Views: 970
Posted By stevef

Avgas or Avtur? Avgas stains are blue. Looks like...

Avgas or Avtur? Avgas stains are blue. Looks like a jet aircraft to me. Are you talking about the lighter 'stain' between the span-wise black lines?
Could well be cold soak as it appears to be the...
Forum: Jet Blast
9th Sep 2021, 19:35
Replies: 44
Views: 3,798
Posted By stevef

On the subject of habits, a chum of mine in the...

On the subject of habits, a chum of mine in the '70s passed his motorcycle test on a BSA 350 and sidecar. You could bypass the 250cc limit for learners in those days by bolting those infernal things...
Forum: Jet Blast
9th Sep 2021, 17:03
Replies: 44
Views: 3,798
Posted By stevef

What a strange coincidence, I saw this on today's...

What a strange coincidence, I saw this on today's BBC News just before heading here:

A driver has died after he was struck by his own car as it rolled away from a petrol station pump, police have...
7th Sep 2021, 20:44
Replies: 701
Views: 249,876
Posted By stevef

There may be technical reasons that I'm unaware...

There may be technical reasons that I'm unaware of but, as a licenced aircraft engineer, I find it hard to understand why servicing instructions (or common sense) would stipulate pinching a shackle...
7th Sep 2021, 18:34
Replies: 1
Views: 398
Posted By stevef

Removed due to lack of response.

Removed due to lack of response.
7th Sep 2021, 18:26
Replies: 59
Views: 21,393
Posted By stevef

I don't recall any RAF Regiment airmen doing a...

I don't recall any RAF Regiment airmen doing a turn on gate guard at a certain Wiltshire unit in the seventies. So much for airfield defence specialists... :}
(Flippant comment before the assault...
Forum: Jet Blast
6th Sep 2021, 18:21
Replies: 4
Views: 813
Posted By stevef

I'd agree with double barrel. Using an agent is...

I'd agree with double barrel. Using an agent is probably your best bet if you can somehow scrape up the repair bill. I ended losing a lot of money and almost had a CCJ against me for letting a...
2nd Sep 2021, 18:00
Replies: 19
Views: 3,077
Posted By stevef

I had several photos of those airframes in...

I had several photos of those airframes in Coventry's AAT/Air Atlantique Hangar 7 in 1999 but they got lost by a second-rate shipping company in one of my moves. :{
Forum: Jet Blast
2nd Sep 2021, 17:52
Replies: 23
Views: 1,844
Posted By stevef

That's true. Paul Jones, Paul Edmunds, Cerys...

That's true.

Paul Jones, Paul Edmunds, Cerys Matthews, Alexis Korner, IBBA (members of the Independent Blues Broadcasters Association) are/were all (ethnic white) blues radio presenters in the UK....
Forum: Jet Blast
1st Sep 2021, 21:04
Replies: 23
Views: 1,844
Posted By stevef

Yeah, I can see that. :)

Yeah, I can see that. :)
Forum: Jet Blast
1st Sep 2021, 19:16
Replies: 23
Views: 1,844
Posted By stevef

R&B No Longer Multi-racial.

I see on the BBC News that there's a lot of upset from certain quarters that the new 12-part R&B podcast shouldn't have been presented by Cheryl Cole (a white British singer, for those not familiar...
Forum: Jet Blast
1st Sep 2021, 18:41
Replies: 114
Views: 10,551
Posted By stevef

How the f*** would the cast know that it felt...

How the f*** would the cast know that it felt 'genuine'? :confused:
Forum: Jet Blast
1st Sep 2021, 17:49
Replies: 114
Views: 10,551
Posted By stevef

There's a great British1950s film called The...

There's a great British1950s film called The Night My Number Came Up. It featured a group of passengers with various personal issues in a Dakota that eventually had to force-land in a mountain pass...
Forum: Jet Blast
31st Aug 2021, 14:37
Replies: 302
Views: 33,355
Posted By stevef

It's infuriating to see the Taliban walking...

It's infuriating to see the Taliban walking around in abandoned Coalition uniforms and equipment. Wouldn't it have been a shame if all the clothing had been intentionally infected with nits or...
Forum: Jet Blast
30th Aug 2021, 18:18
Replies: 114
Views: 10,551
Posted By stevef

Pre-retirement I was an aircraft professional and...

Pre-retirement I was an aircraft professional and aviation movie inaccuracies often used to annoy me but I eventually realised they're for entertainment, not documentaries. Joe Public doesn't care...
Forum: Jet Blast
28th Aug 2021, 09:39
Replies: 17,333
Views: 1,933,479
Posted By stevef

Last year, my local pharmacy was charging 5.00...

Last year, my local pharmacy was charging 5.00 for their kit of five masks Then I found a clothing store on a visit to a nearby city and a box of fifty was 5.00. They conformed to the three quality...
25th Aug 2021, 15:16
Replies: 11
Views: 1,616
Posted By stevef

Ah, that's better. It doesn't appear to be an RAF...

Ah, that's better. It doesn't appear to be an RAF Type B helmet now. I'd suggest it's a Fleet Air Arm Type C but others may have a more definitive answer. An interesting acquisition anyway.
25th Aug 2021, 13:50
Replies: 11
Views: 1,616
Posted By stevef

More photos might be useful but they look to me: ...

More photos might be useful but they look to me:
Type B flying helmet
Type H oxygen mask
Mk VIII goggles.
Forum: Jet Blast
23rd Aug 2021, 19:33
Replies: 68
Views: 6,736
Posted By stevef

He's changed from being a likeable young man into...

He's changed from being a likeable young man into a complete a*se in my opinion. The polar opposite to Prince William (and the ultra-refined Sophie). He's globally cheapened the royal image and sold...
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