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19th Aug 2019, 12:57
Replies: 34
Views: 11,339
Posted By skua

The owner is doing a noble job for husbands...

The owner is doing a noble job for husbands around the world. Next time your wife tells you are a hoarder (or worse, chucks some of your vital memorabilia out), just show her this man's collection!
10th Jul 2019, 13:05
Replies: 44
Views: 9,897
Posted By skua

The Reds do of course have retrofitted GPS to...

The Reds do of course have retrofitted GPS to hinder this sort of cock-up.....
25th Mar 2019, 16:30
Replies: 107
Views: 98,307
Posted By skua

The days of the "world's favourite airline" seem...

The days of the "world's favourite airline" seem very distant......
27th Feb 2019, 11:23
Replies: 15
Views: 5,361
Posted By skua

WW2 airmen brutally honest

Thank you to the wonderful series of tweets from "WW2 Tweets from 1941".
Today's gem is a Mass Observation survey of the reasons why RAF airmen "went out".

Note the third most popular pastime!...
14th Feb 2019, 07:15
Replies: 118
Views: 64,890
Posted By skua

Agreed, an excellent production. But it made me...

Agreed, an excellent production. But it made me feel old, very old, when one of the 2019 season newbies mentioned (with no hint of irony, indeed with some pride) that he and his wife had a "vision...
Forum: Jet Blast
15th Jan 2019, 21:27
Replies: 11,676
Views: 739,923
Posted By skua

what she measured on the Beaufort scale

what she measured on the Beaufort scale
11th Jan 2019, 12:59
Replies: 54
Views: 13,767
Posted By skua

Jo does work at PwC - in their HR consultancy...

Jo does work at PwC - in their HR consultancy bit, see here...
1st Dec 2018, 07:34
Replies: 46
Views: 7,043
Posted By skua

George HW Bush RIP

Died in Houston yesterday. One time youngest aviator in the US Navy. Awarded DFC after heroic action in Sept 1944 in his TBM Avenger. Wartime experiences seem to have informed his desire to be a...
14th Nov 2018, 14:21
Replies: 161
Views: 32,434
Posted By skua

I hope Danny knows how much he was loved here. I...

I hope Danny knows how much he was loved here. I can think of few others whom one meets online whose human warmth glows from the screen. And what a memory he had!
Irreplaceable. RIP Danny.
Forum: Jet Blast
9th Nov 2018, 19:00
Replies: 2
Views: 1,244
Posted By skua

James Hunt & BA Customer Relations

Just reading that Hunt the Shunt "entertained 33 BA hostesses in his suite at the Tokyo Hilton on the eve of his 1976 world championship victory ".

Now that that an indecent passage of time has...
21st Oct 2018, 19:06
Replies: 451
Views: 63,480
Posted By skua

Jonzarno, agreed. worth noting that TCT voted...

Jonzarno, agreed.
worth noting that TCT voted in favour of both motions. If she had been a gentleman (!), she would have abstained!
12th Oct 2018, 10:04
Replies: 110
Views: 15,788
Posted By skua

Did TB pass PV when he was in the Service then?

Did TB pass PV when he was in the Service then?
27th Aug 2018, 14:23
Replies: 44
Views: 9,108
Posted By skua

TTN, agreed. 4 important lines in the excellent...

TTN, agreed.
4 important lines in the excellent obit in today's (UK) Times:
"Many Americans avoided Vietnam. McCain pressed to go there."

"He is a war hero because he was captured. I like people...
19th Jul 2018, 08:37
Replies: 29
Views: 6,666
Posted By skua

Anybody know which is the grass airfield used in...

Anybody know which is the grass airfield used in the scene where 3 Spits take off in line abreast? It looks rather beautiful.
17th Jul 2018, 11:02
Replies: 29
Views: 6,666
Posted By skua

My mates who went to the celeb premiere last week...

My mates who went to the celeb premiere last week were deeply impressed. I am going to one of the showings tonight, and much looking forward to it.
6th Jul 2018, 17:06
Replies: 6
Views: 3,001
Posted By skua

"An alternative form of entertainment" - I would...

"An alternative form of entertainment" - I would have thought the most appropriate form of entertainment for this most intellectually challenged (and possibly one of the most priapic, although there...
24th May 2018, 09:42
Replies: 14
Views: 2,214
Posted By skua

Indeed she does - I believe ACAS had a high...

Indeed she does - I believe ACAS had a high degree of input!
10th May 2018, 15:05
Replies: 16
Views: 3,879
Posted By skua

Flew over Marham yesterday, and it was, as usual,...

Flew over Marham yesterday, and it was, as usual, depressingly quiet. But then I had the joy of 2 Tonkas fly underneath me on the Lincolnshire coast, who must have been recovering to Marham from the...
28th Apr 2018, 08:24
Replies: 5
Views: 3,141
Posted By skua

I understand the taxi runs are at 1400 local....

I understand the taxi runs are at 1400 local....
16th Apr 2018, 11:50
Replies: 123
Views: 25,254
Posted By skua

Mine too was at South Yorks Flying Club at...

Mine too was at South Yorks Flying Club at Donnie. April 1971, left alone in a Condor (on a Flying Schol) by Jim Watson, retd Sqn Ldr (Vampires I recall). He piled in when he or his student hit the...
10th Apr 2018, 14:53
Replies: 30
Views: 8,671
Posted By skua

Just noticed on the Tube a poster for the Tower...

Just noticed on the Tube a poster for the Tower Bridge Museum ( I didn't know it existed) headlined "Daredevil Pilot & Flying Buses".... It can only refer to Al. Not sure about "daredevil" - more...
21st Mar 2018, 12:38
Replies: 372
Views: 283,980
Posted By skua

Well for a start Oberon, the Valley Hawks are all...

Well for a start Oberon, the Valley Hawks are all T2s with the Reds being possibly the last unit to operate the T1. Big difference in cockpit/avionics, for a start.........
14th Feb 2018, 05:40
Replies: 143
Views: 35,403
Posted By skua

Great Ancient Forested Area. 😉 Well it's...

Great Ancient Forested Area. 😉 Well it's certainly great!
1st Feb 2018, 07:36
Replies: 22
Views: 4,136
Posted By skua

Deborah Haynes' piece in full

"A military plan to buy warships, jets and submarines is unaffordable and unrealistic, with a funding hole of up to £21 billion over ten years, the UK’s spending watchdog said yesterday.


The...
12th Dec 2017, 08:16
Replies: 399
Views: 134,970
Posted By skua

Having just finished David Herrick's Cold War...

Having just finished David Herrick's Cold War Fast-Jet Nav I am surprised Laarbruch's infamous toga party has not been mentioned in this thread. Please could we have a description from a partygoer?!
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