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Forum: Jet Blast
14th Feb 2013, 16:26
Replies: 4
Views: 718
Posted By Captain Stable

Looking for quote

I recall many years ago seeing a quote from a senior RAF or RFC officer dating back to World War I which said something along the lines of "Pilots are forbidden from making mistakes and should be...
Forum: Jet Blast
30th Jan 2013, 11:51
Replies: 22
Views: 4,310
Posted By Captain Stable

Yep, I'm still alive, contrary to the theories of...

Yep, I'm still alive, contrary to the theories of modern science & medicine (and the desires of a few)!

Been v busy with things not aviation-related. Since losing my medical my life has taken a...
Forum: Jet Blast
29th Jan 2013, 12:43
Replies: 22
Views: 4,310
Posted By Captain Stable

Spot on, pigboat - thanks v much.

Spot on, pigboat - thanks v much.
Forum: Jet Blast
29th Jan 2013, 11:57
Replies: 22
Views: 4,310
Posted By Captain Stable

Anyone know what aircraft this is?

http://www.myksoftware.com/images/cockpit.jpg
Forum: Jet Blast
6th Feb 2012, 13:27
Replies: 37
Views: 3,182
Posted By Captain Stable

Meanwhile, at the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst...

... two new Officer Cadets make an unexpected appearance at Platoon Drill...

http://www.royalmemorialchapel.com/images/winter/newcadets-s.jpg
Forum: Jet Blast
28th Nov 2011, 15:05
Replies: 15
Views: 2,883
Posted By Captain Stable

It must be Christmas! Ok - so for the ladies...

It must be Christmas!

Ok - so for the ladies we have the candle bra.

For the gents we have "Deck the balls with boughs of holly"...
Forum: Jet Blast
28th Nov 2011, 14:48
Replies: 5
Views: 733
Posted By Captain Stable

RIP Ken Russell

BBC News - Ken Russell, Women In Love director, dies at 84 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-15917073)

Some great films. One or two [email protected] ones. And all weird.
Forum: Jet Blast
23rd Nov 2011, 18:26
Replies: 9
Views: 1,140
Posted By Captain Stable

The Game

You're playing The Game. You might not have known it a second ago, and in fact up until then you were probably doing quite well. Now you're losing.

The Rules

Basically, there are three...
Forum: Jet Blast
23rd Nov 2011, 18:06
Replies: 58
Views: 4,163
Posted By Captain Stable

con-pilot, yes, I did read the link, and a few...

con-pilot, yes, I did read the link, and a few others besides.

Whirly has already pointed out to you that is was in the Daily Mail, probably authored by someone in their (rather extensive) Fiction...
Forum: Jet Blast
22nd Nov 2011, 08:36
Replies: 385
Views: 22,483
Posted By Captain Stable

Very good, acbus! :D :O ...

Very good, acbus! :D :O

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/math/1/9/3/193d2e97a5b0a6da8ec1ed1105a2d8e5.png

I'm just looking forward to Jim Al Khalili eating his boxer shorts on live...
Forum: Jet Blast
22nd Nov 2011, 08:22
Replies: 17
Views: 1,973
Posted By Captain Stable

Let me get this straight in my head, Capot... ...

Let me get this straight in my head, Capot...

You are berating HMRC because they, in effect, want to deal electronically rather than have to sift through masses of paper.

You, on the other...
Forum: Jet Blast
22nd Nov 2011, 08:06
Replies: 58
Views: 4,163
Posted By Captain Stable

I have no idea at all whether or not Zooker is...

I have no idea at all whether or not Zooker is for real. At the moment I am tending to the idea that he is not, and is playing Devil's Advocate in order to point up the "I'm entitled - I know my...
Forum: Jet Blast
10th Apr 2011, 05:13
Replies: 91
Views: 9,922
Posted By Captain Stable

Yep, me too. Passed the car & bike driving...

Yep, me too.

Passed the car & bike driving tests both first time. HGV was a bit different! Had a couple of failures there...
Forum: Jet Blast
9th Apr 2011, 18:48
Replies: 29,974
Views: 1,123,209
Posted By Captain Stable

... going from Hendon to Ikea with their...

... going from Hendon to Ikea with their...
Forum: Jet Blast
9th Apr 2011, 18:19
Replies: 91
Views: 9,922
Posted By Captain Stable

This is a fuel bowser:- ...

This is a fuel bowser:-

http://www.bowser-hire.com/image_library/library/b/bow/bowser-hire.com/medium_fuel_bowserre_sized.jpg
Forum: Jet Blast
9th Apr 2011, 18:05
Replies: 26
Views: 2,174
Posted By Captain Stable

Are we being invaded by the Gauls here? First...

Are we being invaded by the Gauls here? First Cacophonix, then Vercingetorix... I'm just waiting for Asterix and Obelix next, no doubt followed by that Roman legionary Raucus Halleluyahchorus...
Forum: Jet Blast
9th Apr 2011, 18:01
Replies: 144
Views: 9,193
Posted By Captain Stable

I've never found any natural gas below FL100 -...

I've never found any natural gas below FL100 - although, come to think of it, there was one F/O I flew with who had a little problem... :\
Forum: Jet Blast
9th Apr 2011, 17:56
Replies: 29,974
Views: 1,123,209
Posted By Captain Stable

...not many have pigtails, they being...

...not many have pigtails, they being considered...
Forum: Jet Blast
9th Apr 2011, 17:47
Replies: 144
Views: 9,193
Posted By Captain Stable

Abiogenic petroleum origin - Wikipedia, the free...

Abiogenic petroleum origin - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abiotic_oil)
Spot on. :ok:
Forum: Jet Blast
9th Apr 2011, 17:22
Replies: 180
Views: 14,496
Posted By Captain Stable

Certainly Casanova had an affair with at least...

Certainly Casanova had an affair with at least one nun. And I suspect the nuns' method of money-raising was not limited to Venetians. :ooh:
Forum: Jet Blast
9th Apr 2011, 17:08
Replies: 32,174
Views: 1,503,434
Posted By Captain Stable

Correct! Too damn fast, as well! :}

Correct! Too damn fast, as well! :}
Forum: Jet Blast
9th Apr 2011, 16:31
Replies: 180
Views: 14,496
Posted By Captain Stable

Austria doesn't have a coast! Prolly why they...

Austria doesn't have a coast! Prolly why they wanted Venice. They were, of course, fighting Prussia as well at the time.

And that's probably why, although they won the battle, they lost the war...
Forum: Jet Blast
9th Apr 2011, 14:03
Replies: 26
Views: 2,174
Posted By Captain Stable

You omitted "German-born..". His family having...

You omitted "German-born..". His family having fled persecution in 1938 (a tad late - they were lucky to get out), he would have been none too popular with some elements of the former regime.
Forum: Jet Blast
9th Apr 2011, 13:55
Replies: 13
Views: 1,015
Posted By Captain Stable

Cecil omitted one scenario in which a cockroach...

Cecil omitted one scenario in which a cockroach could meet its end -
(4) Cockroach is hit on the head with a bloody great hammer. Result - on it's feet, but said feet (and the rest of its body)...
Forum: Jet Blast
9th Apr 2011, 13:47
Replies: 32,174
Views: 1,503,434
Posted By Captain Stable

http://static.panoramio.com/photos/original/318301...

http://static.panoramio.com/photos/original/31830112.jpg
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