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Forum: Jet Blast
18th Apr 2019, 14:40
Replies: 33
Views: 3,539
Posted By spittingimage

TBH, I have never seen the point of wearing high...

TBH, I have never seen the point of wearing high heel shoes/boots.
12th Feb 2019, 10:07
Replies: 17
Views: 2,022
Posted By spittingimage

BIEG (Egillstadir) is indeed a nice, neat, quiet,...

BIEG (Egillstadir) is indeed a nice, neat, quiet, friendly airport that I have used 3 times IIRC. However, I once arrived a few years ago outside 'normal office hours' and was apologetically relieved...
Forum: Jet Blast
14th Jan 2019, 12:10
Replies: 84
Views: 6,463
Posted By spittingimage

Read the book entitled ‘Rude’ by Katie Hopkins...

Read the book entitled ‘Rude’ by Katie Hopkins recently. Not necessarily about holding doors open for others but she suggested that in dealing with those bridling at such courtesies to say something...
Forum: Jet Blast
9th Jan 2019, 17:30
Replies: 56
Views: 3,519
Posted By spittingimage

Infrequent log on. Only just seen this. Twice...

Infrequent log on. Only just seen this. Twice sold my car's registration mark, as issued by DVLA (nothing special). Very quick and easy money !
Forum: Jet Blast
8th Dec 2018, 15:54
Replies: 17
Views: 1,133
Posted By spittingimage

Yup, I am a parkrun addict, having started at...

Yup, I am a parkrun addict, having started at Bushy Park, Teddington in 2008. Well over 250 runs to my name now … And, yes, as OP states, it is quite free for participants; all run by volunteers.
...
Forum: Jet Blast
8th Dec 2018, 15:41
Replies: 46
Views: 3,475
Posted By spittingimage

Social Media Rejection

Just read that about one person in eight has an Instagram account. Blimey : thatís about 800 MILLION accounts worldwide, unless I am much mistaken ! I donít have one. I donít have a Facebook account,...
27th Nov 2018, 08:57
Replies: 40
Views: 6,916
Posted By spittingimage

I think the most challenging airfield in the UK...

I think the most challenging airfield in the UK for me was Out Skerries in Shetland; it is short and not flat. In fact, if you get yourself up there you will find that there is a whole bunch of...
Forum: Jet Blast
15th Aug 2018, 22:24
Replies: 190
Views: 15,228
Posted By spittingimage

TBH I have not kept records of types flown when...

TBH I have not kept records of types flown when SLF, but I guess it would be around 25 or so. Nerdily, I would deliberately seek out slower prop-types, given a choice.. So DC3, Britannia, Herald,...
2nd Aug 2018, 19:50
Replies: 38
Views: 9,269
Posted By spittingimage

Cost me about £650 in 1975/6 with about 40 hours...

Cost me about £650 in 1975/6 with about 40 hours dual and solo time in C150/152, ground exams, medical etc. Am guessing this might well be the equivalent of about £7,000 today. I sold my stamp...
7th Feb 2017, 15:26
Replies: 62
Views: 16,075
Posted By spittingimage

Over water, at night ? In SEP, even ? Been...

Over water, at night ? In SEP, even ? Been there, done that, many times transAtlantic .. and got away with it :} ! I don't do it any more these days though.

But it is quite routine : just...
19th Dec 2016, 16:09
Replies: 19
Views: 6,301
Posted By spittingimage

If I may, I would just like to add belatedly my...

If I may, I would just like to add belatedly my 2p-worth to this interesting thread. I no longer ferry aircraft transatlantic; in fact, I no longer fly personally anywhere. But my experiences, when...
25th Nov 2016, 10:07
Replies: 33
Views: 4,283
Posted By spittingimage

Nice little story DD .. and congrats ! :D I...

Nice little story DD .. and congrats ! :D

I no longer fly for reasons various but it inevitably reminded me of my own triumphant QXC flight : Manchester (Barton) - Halfpenny Green - Hawarden and...
Forum: Jet Blast
24th Oct 2016, 14:14
Replies: 25
Views: 2,407
Posted By spittingimage

Churchyards and Cemeteries

I do not often enter churches these days. I have moved on, I like to think :} . However, what still bugs me about CofE churches in particular is their collection of graves surrounding the church. ...
21st Mar 2016, 10:31
Replies: 95
Views: 15,319
Posted By spittingimage

'Too many moving parts' indeed, Mr Pace ! ...

'Too many moving parts' indeed, Mr Pace !

And all trying to get away from each other !

Maybe I have been lucky, but with my logbooks totalling 3,500+ hrs now, mostly SEP, I can honestly say...
17th Mar 2016, 19:04
Replies: 95
Views: 15,319
Posted By spittingimage

Interesting experience there, ATC. I have...

Interesting experience there, ATC.

I have flown 60 SEPs transatlantic, mostly new from factory. On my ferries of new aircraft I almost always got problems, if any, before reaching the coast. ...
Forum: Jet Blast
24th Sep 2015, 08:24
Replies: 143
Views: 18,424
Posted By spittingimage

C150 G-AXWE in June 1975 at Barton (Manchester). ...

C150 G-AXWE in June 1975 at Barton (Manchester).

QFI Ian Ratcliffe of Lancashire Aero Club set me loose ... :}

Last time I saw a photo of this aircraft it was a sorry sight: just a fuselage...
Forum: Jet Blast
7th Jun 2015, 19:00
Replies: 20
Views: 4,558
Posted By spittingimage

Agree .. and you forgot the almost complete...

Agree .. and you forgot the almost complete absence of swearing on the field too. And it's not just limited to the international scene. I have watched the Reading Women's football team play this...
Forum: Jet Blast
25th Sep 2014, 19:31
Replies: 19
Views: 1,663
Posted By spittingimage

All confidential household paper is shredded at...

All confidential household paper is shredded at Spittingimage Towers using a Fellowes P-45C shredder. Same shredder has lasted for years now; an occasional few drops of oil is the only maintenance...
24th Sep 2014, 20:45
Replies: 11
Views: 6,012
Posted By spittingimage

You have PM. SI

You have PM.

SI
Forum: Jet Blast
24th Sep 2014, 19:38
Replies: 63
Views: 3,509
Posted By spittingimage

£600 p.a. in 1966 as a lab technician for the...

£600 p.a. in 1966 as a lab technician for the NCB, i.e. National Coal Board (I am that old). I got paid in cash weekly in a little envelope where you had to check the contents without opening it...
Forum: Jet Blast
7th Sep 2014, 08:09
Replies: 20
Views: 1,768
Posted By spittingimage

A melon and a box of tissues ? I don't think...

A melon and a box of tissues ?

I don't think you would need a third ...
Forum: Jet Blast
28th Aug 2014, 18:30
Replies: 37
Views: 2,024
Posted By spittingimage

Doubt Mr Cameron is much worried by a miniscule...

Doubt Mr Cameron is much worried by a miniscule defection like this really. It will be forgotten in a week. Furthermore, if Alex Salmond gets his SNP way next month there will be 40 fewer Labour...
Forum: Jet Blast
27th Aug 2014, 07:22
Replies: 23
Views: 1,446
Posted By spittingimage

I am only an occasional reader these days, having...

I am only an occasional reader these days, having withdrawn from aerial activities, but I go largely by title. This really should have the subject matter stated in it to give us a clue. Obscure...
Forum: Jet Blast
14th Mar 2014, 09:21
Replies: 114
Views: 7,383
Posted By spittingimage

Hate anything with vinegar in it .. and that is...

Hate anything with vinegar in it .. and that is quite a lot.

OTOH, being a true Englishman, naturally I love Marmite. :ok:
Forum: Jet Blast
14th Mar 2014, 09:04
Replies: 47
Views: 2,730
Posted By spittingimage

Had Plod round at my door earlier this week,...

Had Plod round at my door earlier this week, informing me (and neighbours) that anti-social youths locally had progressed to pointing these laser thingys at local motorists now. Suggested I keep a...
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