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Forum: Jet Blast
13th Sep 2020, 13:44
Replies: 744
Views: 69,221
Posted By Blackfriar

A few thoughts for everyone. Ceres Power, a UK...

A few thoughts for everyone.
Ceres Power, a UK company, designs fuel cells that convert gas (natural or hydrogen) to electricity and heat.
They are being used by Bosch to replace domestic heating...
Forum: Jet Blast
6th Sep 2020, 09:11
Replies: 20
Views: 1,423
Posted By Blackfriar

GP appointments

I was told recently to contact my GP about my blood pressure - already taking tablets but seemed a bit higher. I tried the surgery last week. The recorded message said "don't call, use the "askmyGP"...
31st Aug 2020, 15:16
Replies: 21
Views: 5,385
Posted By Blackfriar

We used to ship 20 tonnes of beef every week from...

We used to ship 20 tonnes of beef every week from Belfast to Cairo in a 707. No freight door, boxed beef on pallets raised to door level on a hilo and then carried in. Also did it with cigarettes...
31st Aug 2020, 10:49
Replies: 323
Views: 163,915
Posted By Blackfriar

With regard to nationality of airlines, IAG is...

With regard to nationality of airlines, IAG is "an anglo-Spanish business", Aer Lingus is registered in Ireland. How does anyone decide which airlines can fly by nationality when they've gone global?...
30th Aug 2020, 12:55
Replies: 3
Views: 989
Posted By Blackfriar

Brooklands Museum has the Concorde sim. I've not...

Brooklands Museum has the Concorde sim. I've not had a go but good reports. Ex BA pilots are part of the experience.
27th Aug 2020, 19:57
Replies: 5
Views: 2,035
Posted By Blackfriar

Maybe get young people interested in some kind of...

Maybe get young people interested in some kind of Air Training Corps......
8th Aug 2020, 11:27
Replies: 900
Views: 629,436
Posted By Blackfriar

It probably would have been cheaper to tarmac the...

It probably would have been cheaper to tarmac the line anad make it single track with passing places to be used only by buses and coaches. No expensive track maintenance, no expensive signalling,...
3rd Jul 2020, 20:14
Replies: 20
Views: 3,129
Posted By Blackfriar

Strange that a bunch of "brown jobs" can build a...

Strange that a bunch of "brown jobs" can build a intensive care hospital in 2 weeks but the "light blue jobs" can no longer cope with a bit of gliding or Volunteer Gliding/AEF flying for kids. It's...
28th Jun 2020, 13:20
Replies: 161
Views: 99,020
Posted By Blackfriar

Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?

Having read this thread and considered the background to the whole issue of qualifcations and their validity I have come to two conclusions:

1. We must stop faking of licences and qualifications....
27th Jun 2020, 12:54
Replies: 8
Views: 1,932
Posted By Blackfriar

If nursing is now a degree course with classroom...

If nursing is now a degree course with classroom and practical mixed, why couldn't the RAF have an Officer's degree - it could be split into different trades with holidays and other "work experience"...
26th Jun 2020, 18:24
Replies: 161
Views: 99,020
Posted By Blackfriar

It's suprising during my admittedly non-flying...

It's suprising during my admittedly non-flying and non-doctoring career that I have been asked for exam certificates only once, even though the qualifications were said to be "an advantage" in the...
20th Jun 2020, 09:09
Replies: 223
Views: 45,554
Posted By Blackfriar

Don't think so. The blockade of German materials...

Don't think so. The blockade of German materials and food exhausted them and the arrival of US troops helped. Throwing men at barbed wire and machine guns never became a success story.
17th May 2020, 14:57
Replies: 30
Views: 4,058
Posted By Blackfriar

In the mid-eighties GibAir were using the...

In the mid-eighties GibAir were using the Viscount for the flights across the med to Africa - except when they needed to get one to the UK for maintenance and then they subbed it for the 737....
Forum: Jet Blast
17th May 2020, 14:42
Replies: 62
Views: 4,246
Posted By Blackfriar

Too soon? We've got TV series about Afghanistan...

Too soon? We've got TV series about Afghanistan on the BBC.
The best book of a film yet to be made is Vulcan 607. It reads like a film script. Great one-liners (Russian Naval Attache in New York, or...
17th May 2020, 06:59
Replies: 29
Views: 4,216
Posted By Blackfriar

If you want a MacBook look, for half the price...

If you want a MacBook look, for half the price why not get a highly specced HP laptop? I decided on an Envy (silly name) 13 inch. Aluminium body, touch screen, i7 processor, 16GB RAM and a 1TB SSD...
Forum: Middle East
15th May 2020, 19:18
Replies: 19
Views: 3,990
Posted By Blackfriar

“This fund has only one way to grow (sic) and...

“This fund has only one way to grow (sic) and that is up” This advisor cannot be regulated as no one can say things like this without all the usual caveats that you might end up with more than you...
15th Mar 2020, 16:44
Replies: 2,152
Views: 2,644,715
Posted By Blackfriar

Calm down, I'm not the CAA. I have no idea if he...

Calm down, I'm not the CAA. I have no idea if he was prosecuted or not and I agree he should have been.
15th Mar 2020, 12:31
Replies: 2,152
Views: 2,644,715
Posted By Blackfriar

A few years ago we had a single piston-engined...

A few years ago we had a single piston-engined vintage helicopter reglarly fly low (below 1,000ft) overhead on certain weekends. This was not long after a couple of high profie helicopter crashes in...
15th Mar 2020, 09:15
Replies: 2,152
Views: 2,644,715
Posted By Blackfriar

It seems that, in many areas not just aviation,...

It seems that, in many areas not just aviation, rules are there for those who choose to follow them and are no longer enforced. This can only end in the break-down of civilisation when the vast...
8th Mar 2020, 12:07
Replies: 27
Views: 3,534
Posted By Blackfriar

When I worked in BA in the late 80s/early 90s we...

When I worked in BA in the late 80s/early 90s we schedued them on Internal German Services from Berlin to replace the budgies (HS748). Everyone hated them as they had a terrible availability record....
8th Mar 2020, 08:59
Replies: 7
Views: 530
Posted By Blackfriar

No matter how many slots, there will be a limit...

No matter how many slots, there will be a limit on how much RAM you can install. That's down to the motherboard and build of the machine. I've found the best place to look is Crucial (search for it,...
Forum: Jet Blast
22nd Feb 2020, 13:03
Replies: 49
Views: 5,108
Posted By Blackfriar

Try Raileasy Trainsplit for cheaper tickets. It...

Try Raileasy Trainsplit for cheaper tickets. It uses a series of the cheapest fares, so Bridgwater to Paddington might be Bridgwater-Bath, Bath-Didcot, Didcot-Reading, Reading-London. You can use...
Forum: Rotorheads
26th Jan 2020, 14:06
Replies: 35
Views: 16,497
Posted By Blackfriar

Well if no-ne is making money, suppliers will...

Well if no-ne is making money, suppliers will close down reducing capacity and the price to the oil companies will go up until operators are making money again.

How would the customer operate if...
Forum: Rotorheads
26th Jan 2020, 14:00
Replies: 35
Views: 16,497
Posted By Blackfriar

Even if you pay for it in cash, the only affect...

Even if you pay for it in cash, the only affect on Profit will be the depreciation - i.e. one-20th of the cost (more or less depending on the type of asset).
Cash flow and profit are not the same.
Forum: Rotorheads
26th Jan 2020, 13:53
Replies: 35
Views: 16,497
Posted By Blackfriar

Investment in hangars and terminal will be fixed...

Investment in hangars and terminal will be fixed assets and depreciated over 10-25 years, so apart from a fractional increase in annual costs it doesn't affect annual profit.
MBAs have some value...
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