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Forum: Middle East
18th Jan 2022, 20:39
Replies: 142
Views: 70,865
Posted By SMT Member

I’ve been coming here for more than 15 years,...

I’ve been coming here for more than 15 years, others have been here much longer. In all that time Pprune has never been short of threads giving advice, usually in the form of a warning, about joining...
18th Jan 2022, 12:38
Replies: 6
Views: 4,026
Posted By SMT Member

Well done the chap from the Mirror, who dived...

Well done the chap from the Mirror, who dived into the archives for a picture of "airport in UAE”.

https://i.ibb.co/PzJNT4M/Screenshot-2022-01-18-at-13-35-47.png (https://ibb.co/Wp76DF0)
Forum: Jet Blast
13th Dec 2021, 09:01
Replies: 11,057
Views: 4,815,340
Posted By SMT Member

Are you saying that they shouldn’t have deployed...

Are you saying that they shouldn’t have deployed the safety car? Screw safety just to make sure your favourite driver would win? If that’s your position then I don’t really know what to say, expect...
Forum: Jet Blast
13th Dec 2021, 08:47
Replies: 11,057
Views: 4,815,340
Posted By SMT Member

If this is directed at me, then I can only offer...

If this is directed at me, then I can only offer the possible explanation that the intention was to decide who becomes world champion in a race rather than under safety car. But it’s really not for...
Forum: Jet Blast
13th Dec 2021, 07:49
Replies: 11,057
Views: 4,815,340
Posted By SMT Member

Lots of sore butts and hurt feelings from the...

Lots of sore butts and hurt feelings from the home country of Lewis Hamilton on this thread. Which, if nothing else, makes a marked change from all the hatred that is usually sent his way on this...
Forum: Jet Blast
12th Dec 2021, 15:33
Replies: 11,057
Views: 4,815,340
Posted By SMT Member

Oh you, oh unadulterated joy. Not a big...

Oh you, oh unadulterated joy. Not a big Verstappen fan, it’s just that I dislike SLH and Mercedes quite a large bit more.

And seeing Toto crack? Priceless, just priceless.

Hats off to SLH for...
Forum: Jet Blast
16th Nov 2021, 17:57
Replies: 11,057
Views: 4,815,340
Posted By SMT Member

Not a fan of Hamilton, and never will be. But...

Not a fan of Hamilton, and never will be. But credit where credit's due, and that was a couple of sublime races he laid on. Some of the best I've seen in a very long time.

Don't like Verstappen...
7th Nov 2021, 08:28
Replies: 11
Views: 7,130
Posted By SMT Member

Not in this neck of the woods (Denmark) it ain't;...

Not in this neck of the woods (Denmark) it ain't; has been quite clearly reported as a deliberate attempt to gain access to the EU through a, more or less, well planned exercise.

It was a rather...
Forum: Jet Blast
4th Oct 2021, 14:33
Replies: 69
Views: 5,221
Posted By SMT Member

Pouring raw, unburned, fuel into a hot exhaust...

Pouring raw, unburned, fuel into a hot exhaust for the sole purpose of making noise is, in my mind, a wonderful way of spending unwanted money. Nearly every modern sporty motor vehicle with a sense...
Forum: Jet Blast
28th Sep 2021, 18:41
Replies: 12,404
Views: 1,698,795
Posted By SMT Member

It's an absolutely ridiculous statement. The...

It's an absolutely ridiculous statement. The hauliers have for years been hiring foreign labour, simply because they were cheaper. Knowing full well that Brexit was coming, they did absolutely sod...
Forum: Jet Blast
16th Sep 2021, 06:33
Replies: 40
Views: 2,410
Posted By SMT Member

Beat you both - we are using 20 year old CPH...

Beat you both - we are using 20 year old CPH Tax-free bags and they still have plenty of life left in them.
Forum: Jet Blast
27th Jun 2021, 10:18
Replies: 255
Views: 19,463
Posted By SMT Member

I very much enjoy the Olympics, mainly the...

I very much enjoy the Olympics, mainly the athletics and gymnastics side of things, but it always seems that one obscure competition or another attracts my attention at any given Olympic Game. Been...
Forum: Jet Blast
25th Jun 2021, 11:58
Replies: 11,057
Views: 4,815,340
Posted By SMT Member

What on earth is the mandatory extension of pit...

What on earth is the mandatory extension of pit stop times idea really all about?

Artificially extending the stop times for a change of boots, presumably because someone previously hasn't been...
Forum: Middle East
21st Jun 2021, 14:37
Replies: 1,986
Views: 1,834,065
Posted By SMT Member

I suppose when you write "the likes of British...

I suppose when you write "the likes of British Airways", that actually includes British Airways? In which case that airline has received state aid, in the form of a government backed loan. You may...
Forum: Jet Blast
16th May 2021, 06:16
Replies: 82
Views: 5,755
Posted By SMT Member

"Join the gravy train", must be spoken by someone...

"Join the gravy train", must be spoken by someone who haven't got a flippin' clue!

I live in a country with some of the most generous social welfare nets in the world, and living off the...
19th Apr 2021, 12:00
Replies: 57
Views: 55,650
Posted By SMT Member

And yet the aircraft (G500) is still listed on...

And yet the aircraft (G500) is still listed on QE's website as available for charter.
Forum: Jet Blast
2nd Apr 2021, 07:59
Replies: 11,057
Views: 4,815,340
Posted By SMT Member

I'm not a wannabe; I'm an "ex". Obviously not in...

I'm not a wannabe; I'm an "ex". Obviously not in F1, but I have raced competitively.

F1 is supposed to be the pinnacle, assembling the 20 best drivers in the world driving the fastest cars. If...
Forum: Jet Blast
1st Apr 2021, 13:07
Replies: 11,057
Views: 4,815,340
Posted By SMT Member

Exactly, and the rules could be made perfectly...

Exactly, and the rules could be made perfectly clear, unambiguous and equal for all:

The rule
All 4 wheels must be inside the white demarcation lines at all times. Not just in one, two, or three...
Forum: Jet Blast
26th Mar 2021, 10:41
Replies: 137
Views: 11,264
Posted By SMT Member

The first car I can remember was Dad's FIAT 127,...

The first car I can remember was Dad's FIAT 127, in a dark blue colour. It was succeeded by a Datsun Cherry, brand new in 1980, and bought from a life-long friend of my dad owned the largest Datsun...
Forum: Jet Blast
14th Mar 2021, 21:31
Replies: 38
Views: 2,984
Posted By SMT Member

The largest producer of oil in the EU, Denmark,...

The largest producer of oil in the EU, Denmark, has already put a ban on future exploration and are planning to gradually phase North Sea oil production out. They're also planning the build of two...
Forum: Middle East
22nd Jan 2021, 22:24
Replies: 1,986
Views: 1,834,065
Posted By SMT Member

More news reveals 50 passengers arrived CPH on EK...

More news reveals 50 passengers arrived CPH on EK infected with CV-19. All passengers are tested on arrival. Of those 50 from EK flights, 33 had a false negative test from Dubai, as they tested...
Forum: Middle East
22nd Jan 2021, 13:52
Replies: 1,986
Views: 1,834,065
Posted By SMT Member

I'm not pointing my fingers at anyone, merely...

I'm not pointing my fingers at anyone, merely pointing out that the Danish authorities have introduced a ban on flights from the UAE and the reasons why.
Forum: Middle East
22nd Jan 2021, 06:54
Replies: 1,986
Views: 1,834,065
Posted By SMT Member

Denmark just banned all passenger flights from...

Denmark just banned all passenger flights from the UAE (effectively only DXB) for minimum 5 days, over suspicion of "sloppy" PCR testing and possible counterfeit PCR tests being made available for...
Forum: Jet Blast
17th Jan 2021, 17:16
Replies: 372
Views: 29,009
Posted By SMT Member

The word "classic" is, by and large, synonymous...

The word "classic" is, by and large, synonymous with "pretty shyte quality, won't work when you need it, requires umpteen hours of work and/or deep pockets, and are between utterly and somewhat crap...
Forum: Jet Blast
13th Jan 2021, 09:47
Replies: 86
Views: 5,386
Posted By SMT Member

Most of those I could mention have already been...

Most of those I could mention have already been done, so, only one left:

Alfa Romeo V6 at full chat
25th Dec 2020, 16:44
Replies: 289
Views: 134,428
Posted By SMT Member

The present status of the UK having left EASA is,...

The present status of the UK having left EASA is, that the UK CAA recognises and accepts EASA competence, but not the other way around. It's a major pain in the administrative posterior, not least...
20th Dec 2020, 19:31
Replies: 156
Views: 105,965
Posted By SMT Member

One obvious solution to culture change would be...

One obvious solution to culture change would be to end all financial or productivity based bonuses for each and every employee of Boeing, from the board down. If a bonus system must be in place,...
Forum: Jet Blast
16th Dec 2020, 07:33
Replies: 30
Views: 4,019
Posted By SMT Member

My objection is that the reader promotes him- or...

My objection is that the reader promotes him- or herself. I really don't care who reads from the teleprompter, nor whether they're male or femaie. It's the news that's important, not the person...
Forum: Jet Blast
14th Dec 2020, 22:20
Replies: 30
Views: 4,019
Posted By SMT Member

Years ago I was puzzled when I noticed the BBC...

Years ago I was puzzled when I noticed the BBC doing short self-promo bits, with some news reader stating something along the lines of "join me, Holly Cumpuddle, at 9 o'clock for the news", and I...
Forum: Jet Blast
6th Dec 2020, 20:29
Replies: 11,057
Views: 4,815,340
Posted By SMT Member

Russel here, Russel there and a spot of Hamilton....

Russel here, Russel there and a spot of Hamilton. Sod that, boring.

Congratulations to Checo for winning his first race, fully deserved after Leclerc had yet another brain fart and pushing back up...
3rd Dec 2020, 16:33
Replies: 39
Views: 20,172
Posted By SMT Member

Which is utterly irrelevant as the accident...

Which is utterly irrelevant as the accident didn't happen in Djibouti. The aircraft landed down short in Garowe on a service that was supposed to be Djibouti-Hargeisa-Garowe-Mogadishu. The fire truck...
Forum: Jet Blast
25th Nov 2020, 21:40
Replies: 33
Views: 4,358
Posted By SMT Member

The "hand of god" wasn't what won that particular...

The "hand of god" wasn't what won that particular match, it was a good team meeting a less good team. And the good team also happened to have the best player in the world at their side, as evidence...
Forum: Jet Blast
25th Nov 2020, 19:12
Replies: 33
Views: 4,358
Posted By SMT Member

Diego Maradona

One of the greatest, perhaps even the greatest, football players has passed at the age of 60.

As big and indisputable as his talent was on the pitch, he was also a "weak" person who fell into the...
21st Nov 2020, 06:04
Replies: 49
Views: 21,903
Posted By SMT Member

The most expensive corporate blunder was...

The most expensive corporate blunder was Deepwater Horizon and BP, which came in at a cost of around 65BN. But BP is a company which sported a 278BN turnover in 2019, vs. 76BN for Boeing in the same...
Forum: Jet Blast
15th Nov 2020, 08:57
Replies: 1,355
Views: 87,915
Posted By SMT Member

I suppose it's possible to be a sadder old...

I suppose it's possible to be a sadder old curmudgeon, but this is getting pretty close to relative limits. When I lived abroad it was very common for me to fire up the wagon and head back home for a...
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