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Forum: Jet Blast
1st Jan 2014, 21:05
Replies: 30
Views: 3,372
Posted By Pitts2112

Mid-90s, had a new 2 star commander of 3rd Air...

Mid-90s, had a new 2 star commander of 3rd Air Force show up at RAF Mildenhall. Or, should I say, his wife showed up, he just tagged along. She was given full permission by the general to wear his...
Forum: Jet Blast
24th Dec 2013, 03:24
Replies: 11
Views: 1,279
Posted By Pitts2112

Can't comment on van drivers but I do remember a...

Can't comment on van drivers but I do remember a figure given out that convenience sick-calls were so rampant in the cabin crew that BA kept an extra 1,000 on staff beyond what would have been...
Forum: Jet Blast
12th Dec 2013, 03:36
Replies: 81
Views: 6,755
Posted By Pitts2112

Must've been a hard childhood for you, Mechta. ...

Must've been a hard childhood for you, Mechta. Social Service never called in? :)
Forum: Jet Blast
9th Dec 2013, 01:02
Replies: 81
Views: 6,755
Posted By Pitts2112

You sound a bit like my mum. She always put her...

You sound a bit like my mum. She always put her constraints on our toys, sod what we wanted to do. Play-doh was not to be mixed up or "we'd regret it later". We were always made to feel a failure...
Forum: Jet Blast
1st Dec 2013, 13:17
Replies: 185
Views: 14,831
Posted By Pitts2112

British Engineering

An old RAF mechanic I know at Popham once summed up British Engineering brilliantly in describing working on the Hunter:

"It didn't matter what part you needed to get at - you could see it or you...
Forum: Jet Blast
30th Nov 2013, 18:28
Replies: 185
Views: 14,831
Posted By Pitts2112

Oh, Yeah...

Never heard of dogging until moving to the UK! :)
Forum: Jet Blast
30th Nov 2013, 17:44
Replies: 185
Views: 14,831
Posted By Pitts2112

American moved to UK in 1995

A few impressions I remember when I first moved to the country:

British engineering is generally ingenious but heinously overcomplicated, as though maximum complication is the mark of achievement...
Forum: Jet Blast
7th Sep 2013, 02:05
Replies: 22
Views: 1,788
Posted By Pitts2112

Similar happened when you were airline staff at a...

Similar happened when you were airline staff at a legacy airline, until you had about 40 years in and enough seniority that you had priority over all other staff. Anything less than that on popular...
Forum: Jet Blast
6th Sep 2013, 23:07
Replies: 22
Views: 1,788
Posted By Pitts2112

And about time BA changed that policy, too,...

And about time BA changed that policy, too, because it condemned single staff to either traveling alone or never getting to use this perq like couples. At one time, the travel partner had to be a...
Forum: Jet Blast
3rd Aug 2013, 17:20
Replies: 30
Views: 2,485
Posted By Pitts2112

Stevie Ray Vaughn. Arguably the best blues...

Stevie Ray Vaughn.

Arguably the best blues guitarist to have ever lived, and was just getting his life and career back in order...
Forum: Jet Blast
18th Jul 2013, 01:32
Replies: 163
Views: 7,279
Posted By Pitts2112

Everything you mentioned in the original post is...

Everything you mentioned in the original post is the stuff we throw away. A bit like Asian sea food - made up of the stuff we use as bait.
Forum: Jet Blast
22nd Jun 2013, 19:27
Replies: 135
Views: 12,620
Posted By Pitts2112

In the USAF, when a senior officer has been...

In the USAF, when a senior officer has been relieved of office pending the outcome of an investigation of some nefarious skullduggery, he is made the "special assistant to the commander".
17th Feb 2013, 21:47
Replies: 57
Views: 7,557
Posted By Pitts2112

It's a bit late now but I used to do a...

It's a bit late now but I used to do a pre-digital age backup of my logbook.

Photocopy each page as it's completed, keep the copy in a drawer at home.
Forum: Jet Blast
29th Jan 2013, 17:50
Replies: 9
Views: 2,210
Posted By Pitts2112

As someone who has also benefited from the...

As someone who has also benefited from the generosity of the Prune community, the support does not surprise me and the outcome delights me.

Great news and thanks very much for posting, 10W!
24th Jan 2013, 17:05
Replies: 48
Views: 16,534
Posted By Pitts2112

Bellerophon, Akatacs, Thanks for the info. ...

Bellerophon, Akatacs,

Thanks for the info. I didn't remember that FL600 was a limitation and only remembered the "she kind of does what she wants within these parameters" part.

Cheers!
22nd Jan 2013, 23:56
Replies: 48
Views: 16,534
Posted By Pitts2112

Have you got a source reference for that? As it...

Have you got a source reference for that? As it was explained to me, once Concorde was supersonic, she was left in full dry power and was allowed to naturally gain altitude as fuel weight burned...
Forum: Jet Blast
19th Jan 2013, 17:43
Replies: 23
Views: 3,918
Posted By Pitts2112

Not to kill the fun in the thread, but the last...

Not to kill the fun in the thread, but the last few lines of the broadcast are the presenter revealing that his friend who first told him about the problem actually made the whole thing up to spoof...
Forum: Jet Blast
30th Dec 2012, 13:06
Replies: 96
Views: 10,269
Posted By Pitts2112

The only one my graduating class has had was our...

The only one my graduating class has had was our 25th and, at that, probably only half of the class had been found, and maybe 1/3 showed up. It was just a party at one person's house. I didn't go...
Forum: Jet Blast
8th Dec 2012, 15:45
Replies: 63
So,
Views: 3,511
Posted By Pitts2112

A trend I first noticed last year. Annoying as...

A trend I first noticed last year. Annoying as hell.
Forum: Jet Blast
13th Nov 2012, 23:17
Replies: 29
Views: 2,546
Posted By Pitts2112

Thanks for that, Sprogget. Not disappointed! :)

Thanks for that, Sprogget. Not disappointed! :)
Forum: Jet Blast
10th Nov 2012, 20:16
Replies: 29
Views: 2,546
Posted By Pitts2112

EMI have claimed copyright of the "Aggers" clips...

EMI have claimed copyright of the "Aggers" clips so, alas, those of us in the US will never know the depth of the mirth. :(
Forum: Jet Blast
26th Oct 2012, 22:56
Replies: 27
Views: 2,130
Posted By Pitts2112

Crop burning banned? Then was it a wildfire I...

Crop burning banned? Then was it a wildfire I spotted in the Brecon Beacons just a few years ago?
Forum: Jet Blast
2nd Oct 2012, 18:34
Replies: 105
Views: 6,944
Posted By Pitts2112

And it works differently in different...

And it works differently in different regions/states.

Here in Massachusetts, we have several levels of law enforcement (leaving out all the feds).

Locally, each town will have its own police...
Forum: Jet Blast
1st Sep 2012, 04:19
Replies: 26
Views: 2,994
Posted By Pitts2112

Nice to see this little bit of modern common...

Nice to see this little bit of modern common sense finally being applied. Of all the daft laws in my beloved UK (and there are many. Laws, that is, not UKs), this one has always baffled me the...
Forum: Jet Blast
29th Jul 2012, 16:37
Replies: 28
Views: 1,730
Posted By Pitts2112

In theory, lower interest rates mean it is...

In theory, lower interest rates mean it is cheaper to borrow money, incentivising companies to take on debt for capital improvements and expansion. Capital improvements, in either equipment,...
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