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18th Jun 2019, 21:19
Replies: 6
Views: 334
Posted By longer ron

There may be limitations on flying with no...

There may be limitations on flying with no passport - I was under the impression that one could only use a driving licence as ID if one did not have any checked baggage/suitcases.When I was...
13th Jun 2019, 10:46
Replies: 61
Views: 18,319
Posted By longer ron

The Herc crew do say 'en route to Abingdon' for...

The Herc crew do say 'en route to Abingdon' for the drop and I have just taken a screen grab from All4 - definitely looks like 'F' Shed at Abingdon in the background.

You can just about make out...
Forum: Jet Blast
12th Jun 2019, 10:31
Replies: 55
Views: 4,121
Posted By longer ron

I have seen appalling driving and parking by many...

I have seen appalling driving and parking by many drivers,many small car drivers are extremely poor at parking - it is just silly to say that SUV drivers are any worse than others.
We live near a...
Forum: Jet Blast
11th Jun 2019, 15:21
Replies: 12
Views: 1,385
Posted By longer ron

We guessed you would have family constraints - at...

We guessed you would have family constraints - at least you only have to do the return trip twice,when we were there we would normally have stayed with a 'friend of a friend' in Sparks but he was in...
Forum: Jet Blast
10th Jun 2019, 17:01
Replies: 12
Views: 1,385
Posted By longer ron

View from the Pits - Gold Final 2017 Just a...

View from the Pits - Gold Final 2017
Just a short video with my wee camera :)
I was not going to video it but it became a real nail biter - so I did but I was watching the race and just guessing on...
Forum: Jet Blast
10th Jun 2019, 16:27
Replies: 12
Views: 1,385
Posted By longer ron

Hope you have a great time :) We were there in...

Hope you have a great time :)
We were there in 2017 and watched the final from the Pit Area with the rowdy crowd - we were very close to the 2 leading teams.
We always got in very early and parked...
Forum: Jet Blast
7th Jun 2019, 06:44
Replies: 51
Views: 5,648
Posted By longer ron

I always right foot brake and leave my left foot...

I always right foot brake and leave my left foot comfortably on the 'Dead Pedal',I cannot see the point of left foot braking for road driving :)
7th Jun 2019, 06:36
Replies: 44
Views: 10,288
Posted By longer ron

I might have agreed many years ago Orca but these...

I might have agreed many years ago Orca but these days even 2 minutes on your PC/Device will bring up WW2 RAF Ranks etc and images of genuine RAF personnel - which is why I say it is as easy to get...
6th Jun 2019, 16:34
Replies: 44
Views: 10,288
Posted By longer ron

As previously posted - it is just as easy to get...

As previously posted - it is just as easy to get most of the details correct as to get them wrong - all the film producer/writer/director had to do was engage with a couple of ex RAF guys - many...
Forum: Jet Blast
31st May 2019, 10:06
Replies: 476
Views: 64,615
Posted By longer ron

At the last 'indy' ref - it was clear that there...

At the last 'indy' ref - it was clear that there was not a huge amount of support for 'independence',many of us up here are absolutely sick of the Krankie continually banging on about 'Independence'...
Forum: Jet Blast
31st May 2019, 09:03
Replies: 476
Views: 64,615
Posted By longer ron

Just please remember that not all us jocks are...

Just please remember that not all us jocks are remotely interested in 'independence' - the thought of even more power going to the SNP/Green alliance (remember the SNP rely on Green Party support to...
25th May 2019, 14:55
Replies: 24
Views: 5,266
Posted By longer ron

Aircrew Cadet up to Aircrew 1 normally worn on...

Aircrew Cadet up to Aircrew 1 normally worn on upper sleeve (A La Chevrons), Master Aircrew wore them on the Cuff (A La Warrant Officer)


https://i.imgur.com/sLANsqc.jpg
Forum: Jet Blast
3rd Apr 2019, 21:53
Replies: 24
Views: 3,324
Posted By longer ron

I think that it may have been Bill Tennant (STV...

I think that it may have been Bill Tennant (STV ?) who uttered that classic phrase (gawd wot a thought - Craddock was seriously scary) !!
28th Mar 2019, 16:44
Replies: 10
Views: 1,395
Posted By longer ron

Hi Capricorn - thanks for the info,we did not...

Hi Capricorn - thanks for the info,we did not have time to visit the pier unfortunately,we had decided to use trains to travel around.We flew into Fiumicino - took the train to Anguillara and stayed...
27th Mar 2019, 20:51
Replies: 10
Views: 1,395
Posted By longer ron

Thank you Treadi - we took a walk around the...

Thank you Treadi - we took a walk around the airfield (by the river) it was a lovely day and we also checked out the gliding club activities too,we did not have any spare time to visit the gliding...
26th Mar 2019, 22:09
Replies: 10
Views: 1,395
Posted By longer ron

After Bracciano we had an exciting rail journey...

After Bracciano we had an exciting rail journey up to Trento (made more interesting by a rail strike) but we managed to get there on the last possible train in daylight- we did not have any 'spare'...
26th Mar 2019, 21:50
Replies: 10
Views: 1,395
Posted By longer ron

We were over in italy for a short break in nov...

We were over in italy for a short break in nov 2017 and managed to visit 2 aviation museums.
The first was the Italian Air Force museum on the shore of Lake Bracciano,this museum is in an idyllic...
12th Mar 2019, 19:07
Replies: 4,812
Views: 1,233,802
Posted By longer ron

Halton has had a reprieve until circa 2025 (?) ...

Halton has had a reprieve until circa 2025 (?)
But I do not know if that includes the airfield.
8th Mar 2019, 10:35
Replies: 16
Views: 2,254
Posted By longer ron

Thanks muchly for that K539,I vaguely remember...

Thanks muchly for that K539,I vaguely remember it showing !
We will watch it later,my Mrs is now gliding - about 70 lchs in and looking like she will be a very good pilot,I have recently re soloed...
5th Mar 2019, 19:52
Replies: 52
Views: 16,371
Posted By longer ron

Very sensible staying on the JP's BA/BY - The...

Very sensible staying on the JP's BA/BY -
The view from the back cockpit of the Hawk by comparison to the Gnat - well there is no comparison - from the back of a Hawk one could see the RWY right...
5th Mar 2019, 18:49
Replies: 52
Views: 16,371
Posted By longer ron

Below is an excerpt from an aerosociety.com...

Below is an excerpt from an aerosociety.com article...
I have a feeling that the the 'Phantom Dive' IIRC did not occur on XX154 (1st Hawk) but on some of the subsequent A/C and came as a nasty...
3rd Mar 2019, 14:51
Replies: 16
Views: 2,254
Posted By longer ron

Just another short video (1938) Some lovely...

Just another short video (1938)
Some lovely footage inc taking gliders uphill via cable car :)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f_vuixM8sjw
Forum: Jet Blast
3rd Mar 2019, 07:25
Replies: 42
Views: 4,246
Posted By longer ron

Not sure that it is that simple - R1 and R2 used...

Not sure that it is that simple - R1 and R2 used to have a totally different 'feel'/presenting style/musical range.
Now much of the time it sounds very much like R1 with irritating presenters and...
Forum: Jet Blast
3rd Mar 2019, 07:19
Replies: 42
Views: 4,246
Posted By longer ron

Neither do ours LOL Our only internet radio is...

Neither do ours LOL
Our only internet radio is at home unfortunately !
Forum: Jet Blast
2nd Mar 2019, 20:18
Replies: 42
Views: 4,246
Posted By longer ron

As you say - Internet Radio - Brilliant :) As...

As you say - Internet Radio - Brilliant :)
As an occasional change from Power FM we sometimes also listen to Caroline Flashback,a wide spread of musical taste and not much chat :)
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