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19th Jun 2020, 08:55
Replies: 466
Views: 184,299
Posted By tow1709

TTN, a 130 m long yacht is roughly twice as long...

TTN, a 130 m long yacht is roughly twice as long as an A330-300, and if we assume the beam and overall height are twice as much too (a very crude estimate I know), then we are talking four times the...
Forum: Jet Blast
16th May 2020, 15:46
Replies: 62
Views: 4,241
Posted By tow1709

​​​​​​ Another good book is The Good Shepherd by...

​​​​​​ Another good book is The Good Shepherd by C S Forester. A Battle of the Atlantic story which is being made into a film due for release this year starring Tom Hanks, although it will be delayed...
Forum: Jet Blast
16th May 2020, 09:48
Replies: 62
Views: 4,241
Posted By tow1709

A book I enjoyed reading many years ago was "Very...

A book I enjoyed reading many years ago was "Very Ordinary Seaman" by JPW Mallalieu. It tells the story of the initial recruitment, training and subsequent posting to a convoy escort destroyer of a...
Forum: Jet Blast
14th May 2020, 20:27
Replies: 62
Views: 4,241
Posted By tow1709

Re Coronel and the Falklands as mentioned by...

Re Coronel and the Falklands as mentioned by Union Jack above. There is an excellent book of the same name by Geoffrey Bennett, who also wrote one about Jutland.
Captain John Luce who commanded HMS...
Forum: Jet Blast
22nd Mar 2020, 17:28
Replies: 68
Views: 5,184
Posted By tow1709

KelvinD, State Pensions rise 3.9% from 7 April....

KelvinD, State Pensions rise 3.9% from 7 April. Letter from DWP received yesterday. Reflects annual earnings increase as measured last September
Forum: Jet Blast
26th Jan 2020, 18:37
Replies: 20
Views: 3,293
Posted By tow1709

... and their commander was Admiral Graf Spee.

... and their commander was Admiral Graf Spee.
Forum: Jet Blast
26th Jan 2020, 18:33
Replies: 20
Views: 3,293
Posted By tow1709

Replying to Icare9: Delete "trapped", insert...

Replying to Icare9: Delete "trapped", insert "present" in my OP.
No, these were not released prisoners from the Graf Spee - at least Steve and Dan were not. My sister-in-law-in-law (sic) would have...
Forum: Jet Blast
21st Jan 2020, 22:09
Replies: 20
Views: 3,293
Posted By tow1709

Correction - father of my wife's sister in law!

Correction - father of my wife's sister in law!
Forum: Jet Blast
21st Jan 2020, 14:51
Replies: 20
Views: 3,293
Posted By tow1709

Battle of the River Plate

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/1502x937/montevideo_1939_0c70a3b185338a60647dfa470367b89b2b58c54e.jpg

I meant to post this in early December last year, close to the 80th...
14th Jan 2020, 15:14
Replies: 637
Views: 1,574,119
Posted By tow1709

Could the flight crew simply have dialled up a...

Could the flight crew simply have dialled up a wrong squawk code? One that was not on the list of traffic the SAM ground crew was expecting, or did not IFF itself correctly in some way? Would such an...
15th Dec 2019, 10:56
Replies: 33
Views: 20,299
Posted By tow1709

A few years ago one January sitting (SLF) in an...

A few years ago one January sitting (SLF) in an EasyJet B737 (yes, that long ago) at Lyon awaiting take off for Gatwick, and there was a delay while we waited our turn to be deiced.

I had a window...
10th Dec 2019, 13:28
Replies: 135
Views: 83,645
Posted By tow1709

SLF here. Are sim sessions routinely recorded on...

SLF here. Are sim sessions routinely recorded on video? If so, then makes sense if some sessions are chosen to be used for further training purposes. Adds realism, as I think someone has already said.
Forum: Jet Blast
4th Nov 2019, 15:01
Replies: 25
Views: 3,518
Posted By tow1709

Another Oxbridge type entrance exam qustion...

Another Oxbridge type entrance exam qustion went:"If the sunlight power incident on an open umbrella is sufficient to drive a washing machine, estimate the rate of loss of mass of the sun".
31st Aug 2019, 09:32
Replies: 42
Views: 22,517
Posted By tow1709

SLF here. Reading the CVR transcript...

SLF here. Reading the CVR transcript http://www.tailstrike.com/190789.pdf, there was initially an (unnamed) Captain riding in the jumpseat, who contributed early on to getting the aircraft under some...
Forum: Jet Blast
11th Apr 2019, 12:41
Replies: 13
Views: 2,023
Posted By tow1709

Prunella Scales' performance as Martin's mother...

Prunella Scales' performance as Martin's mother in "Wokingham" is absolutely perfect.
I believe writer John Finnemore's father is a retired British Airways Captain.
Forum: Tech Log
1st Apr 2019, 12:12
Replies: 12
Views: 3,429
Posted By tow1709

Could it be a noise reason? Aircraft landing very...

Could it be a noise reason? Aircraft landing very early at LHR T4 (< 6am?) have to wait for a tug rather than taxi under their own power. Happened to me (SLF) several times inbound from Abu Dhabi on...
30th Mar 2019, 19:20
Replies: 37
Views: 7,184
Posted By tow1709

30 years of flying on average 6 times a year to...

30 years of flying on average 6 times a year to somewhere on business, plus about 60 personal round trips so say about 500 sectors. Only ever one go-around - at Edinburgh on Easyjet on a very stormy...
Forum: Jet Blast
21st Feb 2019, 18:31
Replies: 26
Views: 3,879
Posted By tow1709

Have your appendix taken out.

Have your appendix taken out.
Forum: Jet Blast
30th Nov 2018, 12:12
Replies: 83
Views: 5,987
Posted By tow1709

Always thought Gilbert O'Sullvan's "Clare" or...

Always thought Gilbert O'Sullvan's "Clare" or "Clair"(?) from 1972 a bit disturbing.
18th Nov 2018, 19:37
Replies: 161
Views: 36,683
Posted By tow1709

RIP and thank you so much.

RIP and thank you so much.
5th Nov 2018, 12:59
Replies: 25
Views: 4,597
Posted By tow1709

This happened to me in France a couple of years...

This happened to me in France a couple of years ago. Even the instructor beside me was unable to stop us wandering all over the parallel grass runway before control was finally regained. Please...
Forum: Jet Blast
2nd Sep 2018, 16:42
Replies: 119
Views: 17,650
Posted By tow1709

VP959 and Ricardian, thank you both for your...

VP959 and Ricardian, thank you both for your efforts. Both these links lead to the same tune, here called "Rhys". It's a nice enough tune, but I don't think it's the one I heard - it's not "special"...
Forum: Jet Blast
2nd Sep 2018, 09:38
Replies: 119
Views: 17,650
Posted By tow1709

When my Welsh stepmother died in 1979, my dad...

When my Welsh stepmother died in 1979, my dad (now himself deceased) chose a Welsh hymn for her funeral whose first verse (of four) goes

Rho im yr hedd, na ŵyr y byd amdano,
Y nefol hedd a ddaeth...
Forum: Jet Blast
30th Aug 2018, 13:44
Replies: 117
Views: 12,399
Posted By tow1709

I had a phone call last week from a man called...

I had a phone call last week from a man called Alexander in New York. I couldn't tell from his accent where he was from, but he purported to represent a consortium that was seeking to take over...
Forum: Jet Blast
13th Aug 2018, 20:26
Replies: 190
Views: 18,824
Posted By tow1709

Many of the usual suspects as SLF, and four or...

Many of the usual suspects as SLF, and four or five trainers as P/UT or PIC, but I was surprised to see I have two that no-one else has mentioned: Dassault Mercure (Air Inter from Marseille to CDG in...
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