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Forum: Jet Blast
24th May 2020, 21:04
Replies: 3,125
Views: 235,886
Posted By old,not bold

Smile I predicted in this very forum that BoJo would...

I predicted in this very forum that BoJo would not last to the end of 2020. The basis for this assertion was that as his incompetence became more and more apparent and his Brexit negotiations went...
Forum: Jet Blast
19th May 2020, 21:02
Replies: 32
Views: 2,101
Posted By old,not bold

And now, for a good laugh, let's introduce the...

And now, for a good laugh, let's introduce the concept of Mass, which has displaced weight in aviation for reasons I never understood. What's the Mass of the QE2, for example?
17th May 2020, 18:33
Replies: 118
Views: 45,920
Posted By old,not bold

The majority of the components will not be...

The majority of the components will not be exclusively usable on the A380 alone.

Who knows (I don't); maybe even the Trent 900 and GP7000 can be used in other applications after some...
Forum: Rotorheads
15th May 2020, 14:45
Replies: 44
Views: 8,892
Posted By old,not bold

It's not simply that products fail, it's the...

It's not simply that products fail, it's the manufacturer's response when they do that really counts. That paint problem is clearly unacceptable, but maybe it's the paint that's bad, not Robinson.
...
Forum: Jet Blast
13th May 2020, 18:20
Replies: 57
Views: 4,039
Posted By old,not bold

Per, I don't think that can be the one; wrong...

Per, I don't think that can be the one; wrong place, wrong time of year. Our minesweeper trip certainly took place as described, but it was much nearer to mid-winter; cold-weather training was the...
13th May 2020, 17:43
Replies: 30
Views: 3,415
Posted By old,not bold

Hmmm...depending on how many seats were blocked...

Hmmm...depending on how many seats were blocked off?

The BAF Viscounts could only reach PMI from SEN if some seats were unsold, or by selling every seat and flight planning to Nice with a...
Forum: Jet Blast
13th May 2020, 16:00
Replies: 57
Views: 4,039
Posted By old,not bold

Early '60s, returning with a Commando artillery...

Early '60s, returning with a Commando artillery battery, (about 120 men) from the Winter Exercise in northern Norway; big storms with powerful gales made flying from Bardufoss impossible, so the...
10th May 2020, 16:53
Replies: 29
Views: 2,604
Posted By old,not bold

Here you go........

Here you go..... (https://zroadster.org/threads/xv257-mr2-nimrod-fire-1984.21510/)
10th May 2020, 16:34
Replies: 32
Views: 6,258
Posted By old,not bold

To add my two-penn'orth; my Prentice, when I...

To add my two-penn'orth; my Prentice, when I bought it for 700 st Sywell in 1967, came with the original RAF 4-channel valve VHF, together with what I assumed was an original RAF throat mic. I...
Forum: Jet Blast
6th May 2020, 14:09
Replies: 7,153
Views: 593,796
Posted By old,not bold

Only in America.... Drive-in foodbanks...

Only in America....

Drive-in foodbanks (https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/video_and_audio/must_see/52489327/coronavirus-we-used-to-donate-to-this-food-bank-now-we-rely-on-it)......
3rd May 2020, 10:35
Replies: 43
Views: 20,379
Posted By old,not bold

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/...

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/640x335/uydndls_48d991686deaab7ca7382c2ea37029844c513058.jpg

[/QUOTE]Everything we do ladders up to ensuring the best customer experience and...
Forum: Jet Blast
28th Apr 2020, 16:11
Replies: 27
Views: 2,534
Posted By old,not bold

And now let's see the UK tax...

And now let's see the UK tax avoidance/minimisation arrangements of many of those "UK-based" companies. Perfectly legal, let's assume, but avoidance none-the-less. BP's arrangements would be a good...
28th Apr 2020, 14:46
Replies: 93
Views: 20,279
Posted By old,not bold

Which is why those of us who learned to fly in...

Which is why those of us who learned to fly in Austers just knew that we were the only people who could really fly properly. The past tense is deliberate; most of us have by definition one foot in...
25th Apr 2020, 10:23
Replies: 97
Views: 29,902
Posted By old,not bold

I'm struggling to understand why the manufacturer...

I'm struggling to understand why the manufacturer suspended the use of Kathlon, especially when doing that leaves EU operators with no approved biocide treatment.

It wasn't the product that caused...
Forum: Jet Blast
21st Apr 2020, 13:12
Replies: 23
Views: 1,742
Posted By old,not bold

OK, I give up. I don't understand why "Spam...

OK, I give up. I don't understand why "Spam Bashing" refers to "Bashing the U.S. of A." Could Mr SASless please explain?

It seems odd, in a post that protests against bashing the USA, to use...
Forum: Jet Blast
19th Apr 2020, 10:42
Replies: 43
Views: 2,991
Posted By old,not bold

Gluten needs to be avoided if you have coeliac...

Gluten needs to be avoided if you have coeliac disease. Otherwise "gluten-free" is of no benefit whatsoever. Marketing of "gluten-free" products as having health benefits exemplifies the cynical...
Forum: Jet Blast
17th Apr 2020, 14:50
Replies: 386
Views: 89,513
Posted By old,not bold

Got another of these today, will they ever give...

Got another of these today, will they ever give up? The sender address is "Jerry Jones <[email protected]>".....

(I've damaged the link)
15th Apr 2020, 16:30
Replies: 37
Views: 5,092
Posted By old,not bold

[color=#000000] We went to see the Asprou...

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We went to see the Asprou brothers when they first got going as a tour operator (Aspro) to persuade them that Exeter Airport presented a unique opportunity to get ahead of the...
8th Apr 2020, 10:51
Replies: 66
Views: 18,522
Posted By old,not bold

To get an insight into relative intellectual...

To get an insight into relative intellectual levels of different kinds of soldier in the UK Armed Forces in the '60s, at least, look no further than how artillery support was provided for the then...
Forum: Jet Blast
7th Apr 2020, 16:26
Replies: 22
Views: 2,155
Posted By old,not bold

I haven't had a letter yet.....maybe I'll get an...

I haven't had a letter yet.....maybe I'll get an 80th birthday card from BoJo next month instead, if someone as old as that can manage to hang on that long. And if he does as well, of course.
Forum: Jet Blast
6th Apr 2020, 17:30
Replies: 225
Views: 22,114
Posted By old,not bold

The continued assertions that BoJo is manfully...

The continued assertions that BoJo is manfully running the country single-handed from his sickbed don't ring true.

Moreover, they are an admission that there's no-one able to take over and run...
6th Apr 2020, 13:14
Replies: 66
Views: 18,522
Posted By old,not bold

I was training recruits in the Royal Artillery...

I was training recruits in the Royal Artillery '64-'65 (Oswestry); in those days the Army tested recruits' intellectual abilities on joining, and graded them from SG (Standard Grade) 1, down to SG 9....
5th Apr 2020, 13:45
Replies: 24
Views: 5,480
Posted By old,not bold

Just to round off the story started in Post #1, I...

Just to round off the story started in Post #1, I got an email today saying;[h2]Booking Reference: XXXXXXX

So that was worth waiting for. Many thanks, BA. Strangely, an email sent 12 minutes...
Forum: Jet Blast
4th Apr 2020, 11:35
Replies: 386
Views: 89,513
Posted By old,not bold

Don't worry, they're hard at it; this appeared in...

Don't worry, they're hard at it; this appeared in my Junk inbox yesterday; I get the same thing about once a week, usually claiming to be from the "telus.net" domain, but obviously not. It's a...
3rd Apr 2020, 11:11
Replies: 120
Views: 20,942
Posted By old,not bold

Sleap was used as a satellite to Shawbury in the...

Sleap was used as a satellite to Shawbury in the early-mid '60s; I recollect that it was some kind of approach training, and club flying was stopped during it. Was it with Piston Provosts? Jet...
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