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4th May 2021, 21:20
Replies: 67
Views: 15,417
Posted By layman

Climb150 It seems RPT flights can be a bit a...

Climb150

It seems RPT flights can be a bit a lottery

Only a sample size of 2 Australian diplomatic staff but 1 was on a wait list to fly back to Australia - rung in the early morning, flew...
30th Apr 2021, 02:47
Replies: 20
Views: 5,244
Posted By layman

Many (many) years ago a work colleague was at the...

Many (many) years ago a work colleague was at the Smithsonian asking questions about the Apollo program. The guide(?) said he couldn’t answer but knew some one who could.

My colleague said he was...
8th Apr 2021, 07:58
Replies: 4,729
Views: 682,666
Posted By layman

Not quite ... 51 million doses of Novovax on...

Not quite ... 51 million doses of Novovax on order for Australia for delivery in 2021

https://www.health.gov.au/node/18777/australias-vaccine-agreements
30th Mar 2021, 11:11
Replies: 85
Views: 10,801
Posted By layman

Watched it and thought it made a fair effort to...

Watched it and thought it made a fair effort to cover all the RAAF activities ... in an hour.

Will probably watch again after the fly past - to see what I’ve missed.

Noticed the RAAF flying...
Forum: Jet Blast
22nd Mar 2021, 20:45
Replies: 38
Views: 6,549
Posted By layman

This might explain how the first shot missed ...

This might explain how the first shot missed

JFK: The Lost Bullet - Willis Lamm's Traffic Signal Collection (http://www.kbrhorse.net/signals/eagle03a.html)

4th photo down (and caption below it)...
Forum: Jet Blast
20th Mar 2021, 23:26
Replies: 9,545
Views: 4,135,259
Posted By layman

Perhaps F1 could learn something from the...

Perhaps F1 could learn something from the Australian V8 ‘supercars’ ?? !!

2022 regulations will significantly reduce permitted downforce. The intent is to place greater emphasis on the skill of...
15th Mar 2021, 02:27
Replies: 4,729
Views: 682,666
Posted By layman

“Outbreak of one case” Italy went from 1...

“Outbreak of one case”

Italy went from 1 case to 170,000 in 6 weeks; New York from 12 to 200,000 in less than 7 weeks.

We’re better prepared now but it can very quickly get away from us.
...
9th Mar 2021, 06:48
Replies: 4,729
Views: 682,666
Posted By layman

Quarantine for international arrivals. A...

Quarantine for international arrivals.

A friend of a friend of a friend (it is a rumour network) heard that DFAT are working on quarantine possibly being required for a further 18 months to 2...
Forum: Jet Blast
8th Feb 2021, 09:56
Replies: 215
Views: 49,410
Posted By layman

Have read a couple of long reviews (in English) ...

Have read a couple of long reviews (in English) on Malaysian sites of “The Disappearing Act”. Without reading the book, it sounds more like a Dale Brown story than something I (an interested...
5th Feb 2021, 20:45
Replies: 4,729
Views: 682,666
Posted By layman

Climb150 97% of fatal bicycle accident...

Climb150

97% of fatal bicycle accident victims were not wearing a helmet

74% of severe injuries (mainly head trauma) were not wearing a helmet

Mandatory or not, wearing a helmet seems to be...
31st Jan 2021, 08:04
Replies: 12
Views: 3,255
Posted By layman

Deaths due to radiation ... difficult to measure...

Deaths due to radiation ... difficult to measure but you might consider:
* Belarus cancer diagnosis increased from less than 25,000 (pre-1990) to 50,000 (2016) & expected to rise to 70,000 in 2020...
30th Jan 2021, 10:34
Replies: 12
Views: 3,255
Posted By layman

I found HBO’s series to be an excellent...

I found HBO’s series to be an excellent dramatisation. It curled the hair on the back of my (non-military) neck.

Higginbotham’s book was one of the main sources for the series. Very well...
Forum: Jet Blast
26th Jan 2021, 09:13
Replies: 147
Views: 20,152
Posted By layman

As I understand it, in Australia, volunteer...

As I understand it, in Australia, volunteer firefighters are just that; volunteers who do not get paid.

Aside from the risks and exhaustion, lack of payment was (is?) a real issue. The extended...
16th Jan 2021, 02:07
Replies: 4,729
Views: 682,666
Posted By layman

neville_nobody (and others) As asked before,...

neville_nobody (and others)

As asked before, what verifiable information do you offer in place of published scientific research?

You seem to omitting the effect of ‘peer review’ from your...
Forum: Jet Blast
12th Jan 2021, 09:08
Replies: 9,545
Views: 4,135,259
Posted By layman

Australian Grand Prix postponed until 21 November...

Australian Grand Prix postponed until 21 November (21st of 23 GPs)

Bahrein now 1st GP on 28 March
...
Forum: Jet Blast
7th Jan 2021, 08:29
Replies: 6,613
Views: 448,794
Posted By layman

So many things to comment on. The 4 deaths...

So many things to comment on. The 4 deaths (whatever their beliefs) are a tragedy for them and their families.

The vote was only 282-138 against overturning the election result. While I wouldn’t...
16th Dec 2020, 19:03
Replies: 4,729
Views: 682,666
Posted By layman

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-12-17/are-airline...

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-12-17/are-airline-crews-weakest-link-in-coronavirus-quarantine/12989508

For those who haven’t heard, the current ‘community spread’ cases in Sydney originated from...
15th Dec 2020, 10:40
Replies: 67
Views: 15,909
Posted By layman

From the Canberra Times Sydney Seaplanes...

From the Canberra Times
Sydney Seaplanes demonstration flight from Rose Bay to Lake Burley Griffin to test for future route | The Canberra Times | Canberra, ACT...
14th Dec 2020, 20:25
Replies: 67
Views: 15,909
Posted By layman

Heard a news report the proving flight landing is...

Heard a news report the proving flight landing is to happen at 11:00AM today (Tuesday, 15 December).
8th Dec 2020, 04:58
Replies: 67
Views: 15,909
Posted By layman

https://www.canberratimes.com.au/story/7044469/the...

https://www.canberratimes.com.au/story/7044469/there-could-soon-be-a-new-way-to-commute-to-sydney/

A 208 for the 'proving' flight with larger capacity (Twin Otter) if sufficient demand?

If the...
7th Dec 2020, 19:56
Replies: 67
Views: 15,909
Posted By layman

Sydney-Canberra proposed Twin-Otter floatplane service

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-12-08/sydney-to-canberra-seaplane-route-proposed/12957556

Sydney Seaplanes are proposing a twice daily Rose Bay - Lake Burley Griffen (West Basin) service using a...
1st Dec 2020, 05:03
Replies: 224
Views: 71,796
Posted By layman

https://www.npr.org/2020/11/30/940302619/navy-will...

https://www.npr.org/2020/11/30/940302619/navy-will-dismantle-uss-bonhomme-richard

Seemingly not mentioned elsewhere on pprune

USS Bonhomme Richard to be decommissioned. It was estimated that...
Forum: Jet Blast
28th Nov 2020, 09:49
Replies: 6,613
Views: 448,794
Posted By layman

Read this the other day and wonder how close it...

Read this the other day and wonder how close it comes to describing the actions of Trump and his team?

"In an ever-changing, incomprehensible world the masses had reached the point where they...
20th Nov 2020, 03:38
Replies: 126
Views: 36,003
Posted By layman

There is video of one of the killings that took...

There is video of one of the killings that took place. The video starts about 36:30 into the 4 Corners ‘Killing Fields’ report.

It shows a trooper shooting a civilian. The civilian was unarmed,...
19th Nov 2020, 10:54
Replies: 126
Views: 36,003
Posted By layman

It is alleged there were 36 killings of unarmed...

It is alleged there were 36 killings of unarmed civilians or restrained prisoners by 25 then Australian service personnel - of the more than 26,000 who served in Afghanistan.
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