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27th Jan 2023, 12:57
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Posted By SpringHeeledJack

Was he singing 'Amadeus Amadeus' ? ;-) What...

Was he singing 'Amadeus Amadeus' ? ;-)

What kind of Falcon was it ? An oldie perchance ?
23rd Jan 2023, 16:16
Replies: 26
Views: 2,527
Posted By SpringHeeledJack

Fair point, I assumed that as it ran along a...

Fair point, I assumed that as it ran along a track it was a type of monorail, but the tyres don't fit that description! I'm usually observant, but can only think that most times I arrived by train...
23rd Jan 2023, 10:35
Replies: 26
Views: 2,527
Posted By SpringHeeledJack

It was very 'of the future' when it opened,...

It was very 'of the future' when it opened, especially as it was connected to the South Terminal by a monorail. I used it a fair bit back in the day and if I recall correctly it was only US...
20th Jan 2023, 11:34
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Posted By SpringHeeledJack

Although still in daily use, those Galaxy's seem...

Although still in daily use, those Galaxy's seem to be somewhat rare these days. Speaking of which, an MD-11 trailed over London this morning with the distinctive 3 contrails. Nice to see.
19th Jan 2023, 14:28
Replies: 4
Views: 486
Posted By SpringHeeledJack

I think that it's simply a ready stockpile of...

I think that it's simply a ready stockpile of inventory (if one can refer to such large bits and bobs thus). As there's space to store things, at least when the photo was taken, it would be easier to...
18th Jan 2023, 06:43
Replies: 5
Views: 992
Posted By SpringHeeledJack

Thanks for the replies. The photo I saw had a...

Thanks for the replies. The photo I saw had a caption that seemed to be in script that was of the time (40's), so I took it at face value. Bearing in mind Churchill's state of health and need to fly...
15th Jan 2023, 20:34
Replies: 5
Views: 992
Posted By SpringHeeledJack

Churchill's Chamber

I saw this photo in a random series of photos and it was unknown to me. I'm sure that some of you in this forum might know all about it.
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12th Jan 2023, 14:31
Replies: 13
Views: 986
Posted By SpringHeeledJack

I can't remotely beat that! Back in the...

I can't remotely beat that! Back in the noughties, before APT reared it's horrible head, I took loads of impromptu day trips or weekends to varying destinations for between 5-20 euro all in....
11th Jan 2023, 14:25
Replies: 13
Views: 986
Posted By SpringHeeledJack

The black arts of airline pricing.....who knows,...

The black arts of airline pricing.....who knows, perhaps only the developers of the algorithm that does the deed. There are so many variables, whether the route carries regular cargo, one route...
11th Jan 2023, 14:09
Replies: 36
Views: 11,542
Posted By SpringHeeledJack

In the tail of early 747's I believe. The...

In the tail of early 747's I believe. The scrap-metal story sounds unlikely, unless it was scrap precious metals to be refined/recovered in some way and there was a portion of uranium within it by...
9th Jan 2023, 20:53
Replies: 40
Views: 4,120
Posted By SpringHeeledJack

Live feed here...

Live feed here https://www.youtube.com/@VirginOrbit in case anyone fancies a gander.
9th Jan 2023, 12:06
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Views: 4,120
Posted By SpringHeeledJack

I always find it fascinating how launches are...

I always find it fascinating how launches are timed and oriented so as not to come close to any other celestial object, or debris during the launch or orbiting phases.I realise there's a lot of space...
5th Jan 2023, 21:37
Replies: 25
Views: 1,928
Posted By SpringHeeledJack

Thank you for the response. You are, most likely...

Thank you for the response. You are, most likely correct. The 'new normal', what a shame it has got to this though. I'll contact the bot/Indian service centre and ok the 'compensation'.

Back in...
5th Jan 2023, 13:57
Replies: 23
Views: 10,850
Posted By SpringHeeledJack

​​​​​​​If you have a moment, could you give a...

​​​​​​​If you have a moment, could you give a short explanation of that ? Accident reports are dull, if full of details.
5th Jan 2023, 10:45
Replies: 25
Views: 1,928
Posted By SpringHeeledJack

No-one ? ;-)

No-one ?

;-)
3rd Jan 2023, 15:46
Replies: 25
Views: 1,928
Posted By SpringHeeledJack

A question to the panel regarding my thread...

A question to the panel regarding my thread starting post.

I received an automated email from Lufthansa over Xmas saying just how terribly sorry they were and not up to their normal standards blah...
28th Dec 2022, 10:50
Replies: 19
Views: 1,828
Posted By SpringHeeledJack

SLF innit ? The trend to change monikers to...

SLF innit ?

The trend to change monikers to aggrandise the position or person has been underway for years, so I suppose this is but a logical next step. Cramped in the back of economy stretches...
28th Dec 2022, 10:40
Replies: 80
Views: 8,854
Posted By SpringHeeledJack

Glad you enjoyed your trip to London and...

Glad you enjoyed your trip to London and surrounds and managed to keep away from the shopping expeditions ;-) As always, plans and reality on the day can differ, but it sounds like you managed to do...
18th Dec 2022, 21:18
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Views: 8,854
Posted By SpringHeeledJack

Ze Germans ? ;-)

Ze Germans ? ;-)
18th Dec 2022, 14:47
Replies: 80
Views: 8,854
Posted By SpringHeeledJack

I was going to mention both these points, which...

I was going to mention both these points, which tend to happen in the UK at this time of year. The tubes are working, so an Oystercard will get you here there and anywhere within a huge range of...
17th Dec 2022, 05:15
Replies: 3,495
Views: 455,447
Posted By SpringHeeledJack

Who does that belong to ? NASA maybe, or someone...

Who does that belong to ? NASA maybe, or someone in Africa or S America ?
13th Dec 2022, 15:46
Replies: 3,495
Views: 455,447
Posted By SpringHeeledJack

The NASA/DLR B747SP N747NA just starting it's...

The NASA/DLR B747SP N747NA just starting it's very last flight from Palmdale to Davis Monthan AFB if anyone is interested to follow it's progress.
12th Dec 2022, 15:24
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Views: 455,447
Posted By SpringHeeledJack

With those aircraft it could be mission scrubbed...

With those aircraft it could be mission scrubbed or a non-100% mx status causing a turn-back, rather than that Hank forgot the sammiches and corfee ;-)
9th Dec 2022, 15:36
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Views: 455,447
Posted By SpringHeeledJack

Kernow Proper Job International you mean ? Is it...

Kernow Proper Job International you mean ? Is it due to launch anything soon, or just training ?
4th Dec 2022, 07:37
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Views: 455,447
Posted By SpringHeeledJack

Thanks, although cropped, it twigged something in...

Thanks, although cropped, it twigged something in my grey matter that recognised the view. Was that a by chance photo or you had a heads up ? Just curious....
29th Nov 2022, 15:05
Replies: 32
Views: 3,489
Posted By SpringHeeledJack

Like many here, I've seen many 'off-airfield'...

Like many here, I've seen many 'off-airfield' aircraft here and there over the years, but tbh I can't remember too many of them in detail. Taking a photo, or sharing the experience with regular...
27th Nov 2022, 19:44
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Posted By SpringHeeledJack

Thanks Mr Liffy! Nice photo of yours. Is that...

Thanks Mr Liffy! Nice photo of yours. Is that from the car-park on the South side of the airport by chance ?
27th Nov 2022, 19:39
Replies: 32
Views: 3,489
Posted By SpringHeeledJack

Where are the rotating exhibits kept when not on...

Where are the rotating exhibits kept when not on the roof of Vanguard Self-Storage ??
25th Nov 2022, 22:03
Replies: 3,495
Views: 455,447
Posted By SpringHeeledJack

​​​​​​​Thank you Mr T! Any idea why it was there,...

​​​​​​​Thank you Mr T! Any idea why it was there, seems unusual. Perhaps Mx ?
25th Nov 2022, 21:36
Replies: 9
Views: 1,151
Posted By SpringHeeledJack

I have to confess back in the day when I...

I have to confess back in the day when I collected registrations, the above got under my skin at first and it made the joy of spotting diminish for a while :}​​​​​​​
24th Nov 2022, 21:23
Replies: 3,495
Views: 455,447
Posted By SpringHeeledJack

A friend mentioned that they's seen a grey 707 at...

A friend mentioned that they's seen a grey 707 at Dublin yesterday. Any one have any idea what it was ? Seems a bit unusual. Most likely a USAF diversion, but perhaps some South American bound...
24th Nov 2022, 21:17
Replies: 9
Views: 1,151
Posted By SpringHeeledJack

Yes,I've been wondering about that for the last...

Yes,I've been wondering about that for the last few years when I've encountered the odd 'strange' reg. I suppose that after the amazing success of the M- register above and beyond the VP- registers,...
20th Nov 2022, 19:47
Replies: 3,495
Views: 455,447
Posted By SpringHeeledJack

I've noticed this aircraft a good few times. What...

I've noticed this aircraft a good few times. What has the USCG got to do with anything 12miles outside any territory that belongs to the USA ?
20th Nov 2022, 19:20
Replies: 94
Views: 38,407
Posted By SpringHeeledJack

If we occam away the more exotic possibilities,...

If we occam away the more exotic possibilities, it is most likely that as the above poster says, some form of space-mil tech being tested, or used. Maybe in a portion of the sky that apart from...
20th Nov 2022, 17:47
Replies: 3,495
Views: 455,447
Posted By SpringHeeledJack

Last night (19th Nov) there were 2 sets of 3...

Last night (19th Nov) there were 2 sets of 3 KC-135 tankers in a line tanking an E-4B + whatever coming from the US and a 2nd set of 3 down to the eastern Med and back. Probably to do with the POTUS...
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