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15th Mar 2019, 05:49
Replies: 7
Views: 2,274
Posted By hoofie

I very much doubt it - The Middle East and Asian...

I very much doubt it - The Middle East and Asian airlines have the market for Perth to Europe sewn up after Qantas in a brilliant bit of planning walked away from it. They have had to bring in...
Forum: Jet Blast
29th Jan 2019, 03:47
Replies: 8
Views: 1,005
Posted By hoofie

There is a lot of complete bollocks being spouted...

There is a lot of complete bollocks being spouted about 5G.

Essentially all it consists off is a speedier version of existing cellular networks. It works at much higher frequencies [28-39...
Forum: Jet Blast
24th Aug 2017, 06:07
Replies: 62
Views: 8,906
Posted By hoofie

I'll put my tuppence in and throw down a contrary...

I'll put my tuppence in and throw down a contrary viewpoint.

My wife is a Senior Manager in a Hospital here in Oz. She is a Registered Nurse and has climbed the slippery pole to get out of being...
17th Aug 2017, 12:55
Replies: 6
Views: 2,512
Posted By hoofie

Cheers - she seems to be taking it in her stride....

Cheers - she seems to be taking it in her stride. She has been rerouted through Charlotte and should be in Raleigh by now.

My 15 year old is doing the exact same trip next Tue but her only...
17th Aug 2017, 02:58
Replies: 6
Views: 2,512
Posted By hoofie

12 hour delay at LAX

On Tuesday we said goodbye to our American Exchange Student, Age 15, who has spent the last 5 weeks with us.

She managed to do Perth->Sydney and the Sydney->Los Angeles where she had suddenly hit...
Forum: Jet Blast
29th Mar 2017, 05:31
Replies: 12,473
Views: 1,243,184
Posted By hoofie

Stuff It

Speaking as an expat Scot who has been away for some 20 years if there is enough of a vote in Scotland for Independence [which I severely doubt] then they are welcome to it.

I am sick to the back...
Forum: Jet Blast
28th Mar 2017, 04:56
Replies: 38
Views: 5,480
Posted By hoofie

I met Mike Brewer many years ago when he had just...

I met Mike Brewer many years ago when he had just started out on TV. He was a car dealer than and used to rock up at Epsom Racecourse in a different car almost every week [he likes to Fly Nitro RC...
Forum: Jet Blast
16th Jan 2017, 04:40
Replies: 89
Views: 7,796
Posted By hoofie

All I remember from the 70's when I was little is...

All I remember from the 70's when I was little is that if I needed to see the Doctor my mum phoned up and I was seen that day. The Doctor would even come to the house if need be [Good Old Doctor...
Forum: Jet Blast
22nd Dec 2016, 02:36
Replies: 28
Views: 4,361
Posted By hoofie

I would imagine that at Heathrow people yakking...

I would imagine that at Heathrow people yakking away in Arabic to their friends and on their phones is not exactly a rare occurrence. I would even suggest that a fair percentage of the staff speak...
27th Jun 2016, 04:08
Replies: 872
Views: 434,493
Posted By hoofie

As a non-pilot lurker [but with a technical...

As a non-pilot lurker [but with a technical interest etc] I have to say if I was on that flight I would be screaming at the crew to order an evacuation.

Yes I know there are fire bottles in the...
Forum: Jet Blast
13th Oct 2015, 08:44
Replies: 114
Views: 10,926
Posted By hoofie

Slightly off-topic, but Australia is having a...

Slightly off-topic, but Australia is having a problem with shoddy building materials coming from China.

There was an high-rise apartment block that caught fire ...
Forum: Jet Blast
25th Sep 2015, 03:33
Replies: 41
Views: 5,716
Posted By hoofie

Going supersonic on Concorde was like losing my...

Going supersonic on Concorde was like losing my virginity - f***ing excellent at the time, looked back on fondly but I know I will never get to do either of them again.
Forum: Jet Blast
25th Aug 2015, 03:50
Replies: 20,218
Views: 2,634,046
Posted By hoofie

As a rusted-on liberal voter I have to say I'm...

As a rusted-on liberal voter I have to say I'm fed up with the PM. His judgement has not always been spot-on and I think on the gay marriage question [which let's face it, the vast majority of...
Forum: Jet Blast
18th Aug 2015, 03:03
Replies: 54
Views: 4,386
Posted By hoofie

In 1977 Jimmy Carter was responsible for banning...

In 1977 Jimmy Carter was responsible for banning the reprocessing of spent Nuclear Fuel in the US. [Ford started it by suspending operations]. Now the US is stuck with a legacy of massive quantities...
Forum: Jet Blast
23rd Jul 2015, 01:39
Replies: 25
Views: 2,465
Posted By hoofie

sitigeltfel wrote: Now wiping my coffee...

sitigeltfel wrote:


Now wiping my coffee off the screen - brilliant.
25th Jun 2015, 04:02
Replies: 47
Views: 10,718
Posted By hoofie

Was Prince Philip holding on to a pair of...

Was Prince Philip holding on to a pair of imaginary Brownings and shouting "Dagga Dagga Dagga !" out of the window at the Luftwaffe pair ?
Forum: Jet Blast
19th Jun 2015, 06:26
Replies: 32
Views: 2,641
Posted By hoofie

To be fair to Michael Foot, he was hammered...

To be fair to Michael Foot, he was hammered senseless by the press.

A socialist he may well have been, but he was a man of principle and deeply believed in what he was doing. He was against...
Forum: Jet Blast
19th Jun 2015, 06:20
Replies: 36
Views: 3,083
Posted By hoofie

I still love the fact that the first London...

I still love the fact that the first London station you would arrive at when stepping off the boat at Dover/Folkestone from France was called Waterloo.
Forum: Jet Blast
19th Jun 2015, 06:17
Replies: 33
Views: 4,114
Posted By hoofie

Krystal n Chips - exact same thing happened to me...

Krystal n Chips - exact same thing happened to me as a Graduate Engineer. I had spent some time working in a semiconductor plant as a process engineering whilst I was at Uni.

I went to a...
Forum: Jet Blast
19th Jun 2015, 05:54
Replies: 1,046
Views: 143,822
Posted By hoofie

Impress to Inflate wrote: Rotten as the...

Impress to Inflate wrote:


Rotten as the Ozzie version is, Shane Jacobsen is a shining light in it
Forum: Jet Blast
19th Jun 2015, 05:52
Replies: 197
Views: 16,991
Posted By hoofie

The irony is, if you pay your way in life and...

The irony is, if you pay your way in life and then fall on hard times for whatever reason, good luck getting help from the state.

You have to know how to game the system which isn't something...
Forum: Jet Blast
16th Jun 2015, 05:38
Replies: 13,099
Views: 10,306,605
Posted By hoofie

Brilliant

Ricardian - best joke I've seen in years:ok:
Forum: Jet Blast
11th Jun 2015, 04:33
Replies: 57
Views: 3,678
Posted By hoofie

My daughter had a school trip to Canberra &...

My daughter had a school trip to Canberra & Sydney [From Perth] last year for 9 days. Cost was about $2500 ozzie, about 1200 quid. To be fair she went round all the memorials in Canberra and managed...
Forum: Jet Blast
30th Apr 2015, 09:15
Replies: 185
Views: 16,787
Posted By hoofie

No Sleep Lost

I won't lose any sleep over their deaths. They played big boys rules and took their chances. They knew what could happen if they were caught so tough luck.

The families I feel very sorry for, they...
23rd Apr 2015, 08:10
Replies: 92
Views: 16,047
Posted By hoofie

Reinhardt - UK Nuclear weapon warheads are UK...

Reinhardt - UK Nuclear weapon warheads are UK designed, built and use plutonium from UK reactors. The only control the US has is the provision of replacement missile bodies and servicing since they...
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