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Forum: Jet Blast
12th Nov 2018, 19:12
Replies: 117
Views: 5,159
Posted By Flash2001

There is also a system based on a single...

There is also a system based on a single standard, the Smoot. The various dimensions are those of a student at MIT who devised the system.
Forum: Jet Blast
24th Oct 2018, 19:35
Replies: 69
Views: 3,464
Posted By Flash2001

The F-- nothing and F-- all appeared in the voice...

The F-- nothing and F-- all appeared in the voice of a Russian in Nicholas Montserrat's "Cruel Sea". It was modified to D--- nothing and D--- all but we know what he meant.

After an excellent...
Forum: Jet Blast
23rd Oct 2018, 16:46
Replies: 310
Views: 26,899
Posted By Flash2001

What is the penalty for murder in Saudi? Turkey? ...

What is the penalty for murder in Saudi? Turkey?

Why a bone saw? An ordinary wrecking saw (Sawzall) would be faster and much less conspicuous.

Flash
Forum: Jet Blast
22nd Oct 2018, 18:47
Replies: 69
Views: 3,464
Posted By Flash2001

I thought "Bought the farm" referred to an...

I thought "Bought the farm" referred to an aircraft crash, generally by a military pilot in training, after which the government was obliged to purchase the land on which the aircraft the crashed on...
Forum: Jet Blast
21st Oct 2018, 18:40
Replies: 69
Views: 3,464
Posted By Flash2001

I noticed this effect more than 60 years ago when...

I noticed this effect more than 60 years ago when I read that so-and-so had "Passed away as a result of an accident at a dynamite factory". Thought it was absurd then, still think it's absurd now.
...
Forum: Jet Blast
20th Oct 2018, 22:28
Replies: 430
Views: 51,599
Posted By Flash2001

Over here 1 news channel had them all as Muslim. ...

Over here 1 news channel had them all as Muslim. Somehow that doesn't seem right for the gent in the turban with Singh in his name.

After an excellent landing etc...
Forum: Jet Blast
16th Oct 2018, 17:27
Replies: 11
Views: 1,039
Posted By Flash2001

ThorMos Thought it was Philippe Khan. ...

ThorMos

Thought it was Philippe Khan.

After an excellent landing etc...
Forum: Jet Blast
16th Oct 2018, 17:23
Replies: 310
Views: 26,899
Posted By Flash2001

The news this morning is that the Saudis are...

The news this morning is that the Saudis are contemplating admitting a "mistake". Some years ago this was called a "modified limited hang-out". Anyone else remember?

After an excellent landing...
Forum: Jet Blast
15th Oct 2018, 20:49
Replies: 67
Views: 5,619
Posted By Flash2001

I once had the good fortune to have access to a...

I once had the good fortune to have access to a set of books issued by the Pennsylvania Railroad around 1912 or so. I had a look at the fireman's apprentice training manual. Those guys had to know...
Forum: Jet Blast
2nd Oct 2018, 15:13
Replies: 17
Views: 1,430
Posted By Flash2001

Around Grey cup 2008 Montreal bars were posted...

Around Grey cup 2008 Montreal bars were posted against the admission of "Any Calgarian on a horse".

After an excellent landing etc...
Forum: Jet Blast
24th Sep 2018, 02:22
Replies: 20
Views: 1,348
Posted By Flash2001

Ballad of I10: The sun is riz, the sun is...

Ballad of I10:

The sun is riz, the sun is set, and we ain't got through Texas yet!

After an excellent landing etc...
Forum: Jet Blast
6th Sep 2018, 17:13
Replies: 3,145
Views: 265,576
Posted By Flash2001

If you're going to smuggle something past...

If you're going to smuggle something past officialdom in a perfume spray, wouldn't you have it carried by a woman?

After an excellent landing etc...
Forum: Jet Blast
1st Sep 2018, 17:19
Replies: 42
Views: 3,572
Posted By Flash2001

Crossed the continent by Amtrak several years...

Crossed the continent by Amtrak several years ago. Food OK and good party up front where the Conductor played finger style guitar and a couple of the passengers brought their own instruments. We...
Forum: Jet Blast
27th Aug 2018, 16:53
Replies: 38
Views: 2,908
Posted By Flash2001

Diesels don't emit all that much CO. If there's...

Diesels don't emit all that much CO. If there's enough to poison you it will really reek of exhaust gas.

Flash
Forum: Jet Blast
25th Aug 2018, 23:45
Replies: 18,665
Views: 2,531,943
Posted By Flash2001

Many years ago in Denver I attended a concert...

Many years ago in Denver I attended a concert given by the massed bands of the British Army and the Pipes and Drums of the 93rd. The pipes struck up The Marine Corps Hymn and every Marine snapped to...
Forum: Jet Blast
22nd Aug 2018, 16:44
Replies: 18,665
Views: 2,531,943
Posted By Flash2001

Well Turbine, look up Wild Bill Hawrelak as an...

Well Turbine, look up Wild Bill Hawrelak as an example.
After an excellent landing etc.
21st Aug 2018, 17:11
Replies: 41
Views: 18,359
Posted By Flash2001

And by the way, who decided to call these...

And by the way, who decided to call these characters Air Marshals? Surely Sky Marshal, airborne corrections officer or some such would do.

After an excellent landing etc...
Forum: Jet Blast
21st Aug 2018, 16:55
Replies: 60
Views: 4,867
Posted By Flash2001

Driving on US 90 just outside of Rosenberg TX...

Driving on US 90 just outside of Rosenberg TX (Where there's a great deal of railroad activity) we watched a trainload of wind turbines passing. Each blade was, I guess a little less than 50m long,...
Forum: Jet Blast
17th Aug 2018, 16:06
Replies: 96
Views: 9,901
Posted By Flash2001

Would the vertical loads on the span not be at...

Would the vertical loads on the span not be at maximum when the traffic is stopped because of weather and thus closed up rather than spaced at say 40m or so at 100 km/h?

After an excellent landing...
15th Aug 2018, 22:17
Replies: 124
Views: 74,032
Posted By Flash2001

Those F86s have only ranging radar, no...

Those F86s have only ranging radar, no positioning info.
Forum: Jet Blast
9th Aug 2018, 02:23
Replies: 3,145
Views: 265,576
Posted By Flash2001

"Russians will lie and know full well that you...

"Russians will lie and know full well that you know they are lying but will
continue to do so"

So much the same as other governments then...
Forum: Tech Log
8th Aug 2018, 21:24
Replies: 18
Views: 8,404
Posted By Flash2001

I don't claim any special expertise but mightn't...

I don't claim any special expertise but mightn't it be useful to surround them with a reduced oxygen atmosphere as they do with apples? Bearing in mind that they've been out in the atmosphere since...
7th Aug 2018, 22:52
Replies: 117
Views: 35,093
Posted By Flash2001

Read Ernest Gann's description of a take off in a...

Read Ernest Gann's description of a take off in a tail heavy Dak!

After an excellent landing etc...
Forum: Jet Blast
6th Aug 2018, 17:43
Replies: 96
Views: 3,879
Posted By Flash2001

The last man on earth sat alone in a room and...

The last man on earth sat alone in a room and there was a knock at the door...
Frederic Brown...

After an excellent landing...
Forum: Jet Blast
31st Jul 2018, 16:20
Replies: 72
Views: 3,503
Posted By Flash2001

You might like to know... Does this mean...

You might like to know...

Does this mean that the judge was privy to evidence not adduced in court by the prosecution?

After an excellent landing...
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