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19th Jul 2019, 14:14
Replies: 4
Views: 659
Posted By Allan Lupton

I agree with the above. Well worth the few...

I agree with the above. Well worth the few minutes of your time it takes to read!
Forum: Jet Blast
17th Jul 2019, 14:23
Replies: 48
Views: 5,371
Posted By Allan Lupton

Time was when European transcontinental passenger...

Time was when European transcontinental passenger carriages had four-language notices by the windows. As I remember it we had:
Do not lean out of the window
Nicht hinauslehnen
Ne pas se pencher en...
Forum: Jet Blast
15th Jul 2019, 13:58
Replies: 12
Views: 1,264
Posted By Allan Lupton

I wondered when someone would spot that . . .

I wondered when someone would spot that . . .
Forum: Jet Blast
15th Jul 2019, 07:58
Replies: 12
Views: 1,264
Posted By Allan Lupton

Please Inform Allah

Please Inform Allah
13th Jul 2019, 18:36
Replies: 3,779
Views: 1,041,885
Posted By Allan Lupton

Napier re-engined a Convairliner and that would...

Napier re-engined a Convairliner and that would have flown from Luton - I think this may be it and there
...
8th Jul 2019, 08:32
Replies: 15,693
Views: 1,665,257
Posted By Allan Lupton

Berlin ...

Berlin
https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/151x248/berlin_a01df7165347ac0356ea564e7ff9da863667d178.png
or Bern?
...
4th Jul 2019, 07:56
Replies: 15,693
Views: 1,665,257
Posted By Allan Lupton

Perhaps it's San Andrea, Venice, in 1927

Perhaps it's San Andrea, Venice, in 1927
Forum: Jet Blast
30th Jun 2019, 14:27
Replies: 30
Views: 2,514
Posted By Allan Lupton

Nothing at all, but the purveyors of fake meat...

Nothing at all, but the purveyors of fake meat don't help - they and some restaurants seem to think that we'd eat meat if only it were not made of animals. A few people who convert to vegetarianism...
25th Jun 2019, 18:55
Replies: 21
Views: 3,383
Posted By Allan Lupton

Ian Chichester-Miles did not design it for...

Ian Chichester-Miles did not design it for supersonic flight so not this topic.
28th May 2019, 07:42
Replies: 43
Views: 10,429
Posted By Allan Lupton

The Spey was for the Trident initially and had...

The Spey was for the Trident initially and had separate starter and CSD systems.
The 111 had the air-driven CSD/starter referred to above which, inter alia, added a good bit to the noise that...
Forum: Jet Blast
27th May 2019, 18:27
Replies: 75
Views: 6,266
Posted By Allan Lupton

Quite so. 'tis often the case that the industrial...

Quite so. 'tis often the case that the industrial cooking of vegetables (i.e. restaurants' kitchens) seems to be aimed at making the worst of what's there.
Forum: Jet Blast
17th May 2019, 14:52
Replies: 36
Views: 3,314
Posted By Allan Lupton

Years ago I used the services of a sole trader...

Years ago I used the services of a sole trader optometrist friend and after one session he did some sums and then put the test rig back on my nose. Told me to look at the scene outside the window and...
Forum: Jet Blast
11th May 2019, 18:26
Replies: 40
Views: 5,079
Posted By Allan Lupton

Presumably they survived because they run on the...

Presumably they survived because they run on the only locally-sourced fuel they've got.


Like all steamers they run both ways, but also like most others, the cab arrangements are not symmetrical...
Forum: Jet Blast
29th Apr 2019, 07:42
Replies: 11
Views: 1,188
Posted By Allan Lupton

On Nevsky Bridge a sentry stood Chewing his...

On Nevsky Bridge a sentry stood
Chewing his beard for lack of food.
He said "It's tough this stuff to eat
But a damn sight better than shredded wheat!"
13th Apr 2019, 18:29
Replies: 15,693
Views: 1,665,257
Posted By Allan Lupton

Perhaps Koggala, Ceylon (as we called it then!)?

Perhaps Koggala, Ceylon (as we called it then!)?
13th Apr 2019, 16:23
Replies: 15,693
Views: 1,665,257
Posted By Allan Lupton

Who said Washington? I used WA as the...

Who said Washington? I used WA as the abbreviation for Western Australia (as one does), so perhaps I've confused you.
13th Apr 2019, 15:50
Replies: 15,693
Views: 1,665,257
Posted By Allan Lupton

Over-informed guesswork leads me to Matilda Bay,...

Over-informed guesswork leads me to Matilda Bay, WA
Forum: Jet Blast
10th Apr 2019, 21:43
Replies: 14
Views: 4,768
Posted By Allan Lupton

No I do not. My point is that we were told how...

No I do not.
My point is that we were told how valuable that stuff has become and later the same evening the burglary took place. I called it an unhappy coincidence and that's what it was.
Forum: Jet Blast
10th Apr 2019, 10:21
Replies: 14
Views: 4,768
Posted By Allan Lupton

By an unhappy coincidence we saw another Concord...

By an unhappy coincidence we saw another Concord captain on Antiques Roadshow on Sunday and were told the "value" of all sorts of stuff he'd accumulated. At least we were not told where he lives.
Forum: Jet Blast
8th Apr 2019, 18:17
Replies: 28
Views: 3,381
Posted By Allan Lupton

I can never see that word without thinking that...

I can never see that word without thinking that it should have an "r" as the fourth letter and that the result would be the feeling one has when the power fails. . .
7th Apr 2019, 20:22
Replies: 123
Views: 29,871
Posted By Allan Lupton

More like the Me262 really when wing planform and...

More like the Me262 really when wing planform and empennage are also considered. . .
Forum: Jet Blast
6th Apr 2019, 14:22
Replies: 54
Views: 9,381
Posted By Allan Lupton

You can (or could) travel from Waterloo to...

You can (or could) travel from Waterloo to Reading without involving Paddington or the GWR track. It's a bit scenic (or slow!) and passes such places as Twickenham, Staines & Ascot
Forum: Jet Blast
6th Apr 2019, 14:11
Replies: 54
Views: 9,381
Posted By Allan Lupton

When I travelled a lot we had to check in when we...

When I travelled a lot we had to check in when we arrived at the airport terminal concerned. It seems that these days what is called check in is done on-line before you even leave home which seems to...
Forum: Jet Blast
1st Apr 2019, 10:27
Replies: 15
Views: 1,730
Posted By Allan Lupton

I'd vote for ditching the GBP in favour of the ...

I'd vote for ditching the GBP in favour of the which we used in all contexts until the ABC World Airways Guide had no "special charcters" and also gave us the USD where a $ sign had served.
Forum: Jet Blast
1st Apr 2019, 10:22
Replies: 52
Views: 4,874
Posted By Allan Lupton

A similar case was "A Very British Map," a...

A similar case was "A Very British Map," a feature on Ordnance Survey mapping which was excellent in its coverage of the history of the OS and its maps, but was let down by the voice-over lady who...
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