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Forum: Jet Blast
9th Jun 2022, 12:21
Replies: 58
Views: 5,696
Posted By OldLurker

You didn't say which weekend costs £390, but it's...

You didn't say which weekend costs £390, but it's likely that something major is happening on or around that weekend, so demand is high so prices are high.

For example: there's a week of national...
Forum: Rotorheads
1st May 2022, 13:14
Replies: 64
Views: 10,051
Posted By OldLurker

Maybe more accurate to say that the crane boom...

Maybe more accurate to say that the crane boom cut down the 109 – which shouldn't have been there, of course – with tragic results.
Unsurprisingly, the crane was damaged by the collision and the...
Forum: Jet Blast
20th Apr 2022, 16:08
Replies: 12,024
Views: 1,133,073
Posted By OldLurker

The legal title to 10 Downing Street is...

The legal title to 10 Downing Street is registered to the Secretary of State for "Levelling Up, Housing and Communities" (formerly "Communities and Local Government"). The Secretary of State is a...
Forum: Jet Blast
13th Apr 2022, 19:02
Replies: 61
Views: 9,821
Posted By OldLurker

Interesting map - where did it come from? ...

Interesting map - where did it come from?

It's the wrong colour, of course - in the old maps, the 'British Empire' was coloured pink, not red.

And I'm not sure of its accuracy in some places....
Forum: Jet Blast
11th Apr 2022, 19:04
Replies: 61
Views: 9,821
Posted By OldLurker

The Malvinas were a colony of Argentina (and...

The Malvinas were a colony of Argentina (and others) before they formally became a British colony. Argentina has no more right to the Falklands than Britain - probably less. Since there's no evidence...
16th Mar 2022, 21:41
Replies: 103
Views: 20,813
Posted By OldLurker

AAIB investigation to various Airbus and Boeing...

AAIB investigation to various Airbus and Boeing aircraft between 9 June and 19 July 2021...
1st Feb 2022, 16:44
Replies: 79
Views: 41,330
Posted By OldLurker

Tail strike or not (probably not), when the...

Tail strike or not (probably not), when the landing went pear-shaped, PF surely did the right thing to get away and go round and do it again.
27th Jan 2022, 18:31
Replies: 264
Views: 26,672
Posted By OldLurker

Yes, it does. It uses the national flag of the...

Yes, it does. It uses the national flag of the country of registration, so it puts the Irish national flag beside the registration letters on its Irish (EI-) registered aircraft.
...
26th Jan 2022, 13:28
Replies: 264
Views: 26,672
Posted By OldLurker

Although this is your forum, it's read by people...

Although this is your forum, it's read by people around the world who may not be familiar with the details of Aussie controvesries. Would someone care to explain what this is all about?

Hasn't the...
26th Jan 2022, 13:17
Replies: 264
Views: 26,672
Posted By OldLurker

ISTR that back in the 70s, BA and SQ flew...

ISTR that back in the 70s, BA and SQ flew Concorde between London and Singapore with BA paint job on one side and SQ on the other.
Forum: Rotorheads
19th Jan 2022, 10:45
Replies: 64
Views: 12,049
Posted By OldLurker

212man and others - thanks for your helpful...

212man and others - thanks for your helpful comments.
Forum: Rotorheads
18th Jan 2022, 11:41
Replies: 64
Views: 12,049
Posted By OldLurker

Please forgive an ignorant question – I know very...

Please forgive an ignorant question – I know very little of the subtleties of rotary flying – but if it's possible to do a 1G barrel roll in a fixed-wing, isn't it possible to do a 1G barrel roll in...
Forum: Jet Blast
16th Jan 2022, 19:03
Replies: 63
Views: 12,135
Posted By OldLurker

Trace of the atmospheric pressure wave as it...

Trace of the atmospheric pressure wave as it reached the UK, from the UK Met Office
https://twitter.com/metoffice/status/1482605906659622914
shows QNH bouncing over a 3 hPa range in about 15...
10th Jan 2022, 10:38
Replies: 21
Views: 9,101
Posted By OldLurker

As mentioned already, this no-fly zone was...

As mentioned already, this no-fly zone was promulgated long before the December incident. The statutory instrument (formal legislation) is here...
7th Jan 2022, 13:29
Replies: 64
Views: 10,205
Posted By OldLurker

”Human Resources” is a horrible title, IMNVHO,...

”Human Resources” is a horrible title, IMNVHO, because it represents a management viewpoint that places human beings alongside finance, material, etc, as mere inputs to the organisation. “Personnel”...
Forum: Jet Blast
30th Dec 2021, 15:08
Replies: 55
Views: 9,559
Posted By OldLurker

The wreck isn't secret in any way. It's well...

The wreck isn't secret in any way. It's well known to anyone who uses that part of the Thames or Medway, and it's written up in Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SS_Richard_Montgomery).

I...
28th Nov 2021, 20:11
Replies: 72
Views: 13,218
Posted By OldLurker

BBC news reports that in today's talks (from...

BBC news reports that in today's talks (from which PP was disinvited) apparently EU Border Force agreed to do it themselves, from 1st December. How much difference that'll make remains to be seen.
Forum: ATC Issues
22nd Nov 2021, 16:40
Replies: 15
Views: 2,764
Posted By OldLurker

Might they now be able to use 09R for landings...

Might they now be able to use 09R for landings and 09L for takeoffs
Forum: Tech Log
22nd Nov 2021, 16:31
Replies: 20
Views: 8,463
Posted By OldLurker

Less Hair Concorde didn't pay back its...

Less Hair

Concorde didn't pay back its development cost, but when BA decided to ignore that and fly it anyway, there was no lack of customers willing to pay (usually someone else's money) to go to...
Forum: Tech Log
18th Nov 2021, 19:53
Replies: 49
Views: 12,634
Posted By OldLurker

AFAIR (but those who were there will correct me)...

AFAIR (but those who were there will correct me) the 747, and other four-engined aircraft, were designed with four engines so that they could get off the ground at max weight in a reasonable...
17th Nov 2021, 11:35
Replies: 48
Views: 8,608
Posted By OldLurker

The Telegraph story is here...

The Telegraph story is here (https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2021/11/17/raf-tests-green-fuel-made-air-water-power-planes-tomorrow/). It doesn't say "fake fuel".
The producer of the fuel, called...
Forum: Tech Log
23rd Oct 2021, 11:01
Replies: 31
Views: 5,117
Posted By OldLurker

Forgive an ignorant question from humble SLF, but...

Forgive an ignorant question from humble SLF, but isn't it normal to change altitude for optimum performance during cruise? For example, 4,000ft 'step climb' as fuel is used up? Pax never notice.
20th Oct 2021, 11:47
Replies: 22
Views: 2,343
Posted By OldLurker

Unfortunately COP26 seems to be attracting all...

Unfortunately COP26 seems to be attracting all sorts of attention-seekers, and some of the stunts they're planning may well involve aircraft – of any size, big, small or tiny.
Among the...
Forum: ATC Issues
17th Oct 2021, 21:37
Replies: 7
Views: 1,918
Posted By OldLurker

Thanks, DaveReidUK, that's a very interesting...

Thanks, DaveReidUK, that's a very interesting website that I hadn't seen before.

Topofthestack, do aircraft approaching EGLL fly anything that we'd recognise as a 'base leg'? Mostly, after exiting...
12th Oct 2021, 11:09
Replies: 546
Views: 184,013
Posted By OldLurker

Web site: www.flybonza.com...

Web site: www.flybonza.com (https://www.flybonza.com/)
9th Oct 2021, 18:15
Replies: 23
Views: 5,911
Posted By OldLurker

I think they're far too wide for the Panama Canal...

I think they're far too wide for the Panama Canal locks. They're theoretically OK on the waterline but the enormous overhanging flight deck would collide with lock-side structures. And as munnst...
9th Oct 2021, 17:35
Replies: 43
Views: 8,798
Posted By OldLurker

ISTR that a 747 out of LAX or SFO (I forget...

ISTR that a 747 out of LAX or SFO (I forget which), destination LHR, lost an engine on takeoff and, with plenty of options in North America before they committed to the pond, the crew elected to...
5th Oct 2021, 15:33
Replies: 18
Views: 4,606
Posted By OldLurker

Algeria, like all of the Maghreb, has been fought...

Algeria, like all of the Maghreb, has been fought over and conquered and colonised and recolonised for centuries: Carthaginians, Romans, Arabs ... even the Spanish were there for a while before the...
5th Oct 2021, 15:08
Replies: 80
Views: 10,757
Posted By OldLurker

Even if you're vaccinated you can still catch,...

Even if you're vaccinated you can still catch, and transmit, Covid – you just don't get it as seriously as if you weren't vaccinated – especially the 'Delta variant' which is now everywhere.
The...
3rd Oct 2021, 12:34
Replies: 80
Views: 10,757
Posted By OldLurker

I seem to recall that sometime last year (?)...

I seem to recall that sometime last year (?) people were saying something like, it's OK, cabin ventilation is excellent, air replaced many times a minute, each seat has your own air vent, minimal...
5th Sep 2021, 18:49
Replies: 44
Views: 19,424
Posted By OldLurker

I don't think Jenkins Marine win any prizes for...

I don't think Jenkins Marine win any prizes for aircraft recovery. Look at the way they've bust up the tail with the arm of the crane.
24th Aug 2021, 16:05
Replies: 95
Views: 21,627
Posted By OldLurker

Don't forget that depending on who's doing the...

Don't forget that depending on who's doing the classifying and where, anyone under the age of 18 may count as a 'child', and anyone a bit over 18 may claim to be under 18 (having, of course, 'lost'...
24th Jul 2021, 15:25
Replies: 38
Views: 4,277
Posted By OldLurker

AFAIK Office 365 (now called "Microsoft 365")...

AFAIK Office 365 (now called "Microsoft 365") files are stored locally unless you choose to let it use OneDrive.

As others have mentioned, if you have complete installation media for Office 2003,...
22nd Jul 2021, 07:04
Replies: 122
Views: 31,835
Posted By OldLurker

There's quite a lot of motorway that isn't...

There's quite a lot of motorway that isn't 'smart' or planned to be so, and quite a lot of other possible road that could be used - it may not even have to be dual-carriageway, depending on the...
9th Jul 2021, 18:27
Replies: 65
Views: 10,544
Posted By OldLurker

Of course this can't really be a 'zero emissions...

Of course this can't really be a 'zero emissions trainer' unless its 'fuel' is genuinely net-zero and all the tasks involved in building it and its components (eg mining the lithium for the battery)...
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