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2nd Nov 2018, 13:29
Replies: 11
Views: 3,933
Posted By davejb

RIP skipper

RIP skipper
29th Apr 2017, 21:48
Replies: 100
Views: 42,973
Posted By davejb

Well it's a good job we mothballed the Nimrod...

Well it's a good job we mothballed the Nimrod 2000 then isn't it...
31st May 2014, 13:05
Replies: 15
Views: 2,479
Posted By davejb

I heard that some Pprune threads are actually...

I heard that some Pprune threads are actually started by the government to distract attention from what's really going on elsewhere....
...or ARE they?
17th Sep 2013, 22:30
Replies: 86
Views: 9,988
Posted By davejb

Quite right mate. Given that much of the...

Quite right mate.

Given that much of the developed world went down the toilet financially it's hard to see that we can blame our politicians especially for doing what everyone else's commissars...
29th Mar 2013, 14:30
Replies: 94
Views: 18,857
Posted By davejb

Half a guinea...

Come come Beagle,
this is no time for modesty...



...what DID your letter say?

Dave
14th Jan 2013, 21:20
Replies: 83
Views: 18,933
Posted By davejb

ORAC an Iranian? Don't tell Blake...

Never mind all that, what about this bit.....



...when did you retire from the IRG?
9th Aug 2012, 23:10
Replies: 50
Views: 5,960
Posted By davejb

Joined 1977, left 2000, Dad did national service...

Joined 1977, left 2000, Dad did national service 47-49 or thereabouts, and we try not to talk about great uncle Herman too much....
7th Jul 2012, 16:03
Replies: 36
Views: 7,752
Posted By davejb

I read it too, and swear it will leave a deep and...

I read it too, and swear it will leave a deep and abiding impression,
just as soon as I stop laughing about the helo joke the other geezer cracked.
19th Jun 2012, 16:59
Replies: 32
Views: 8,907
Posted By davejb

I think he likes to be called Nobby, so you might...

I think he likes to be called Nobby, so you might like to try that?
30th May 2012, 13:45
Replies: 37
Views: 5,315
Posted By davejb

I think the problem is that the police have...

I think the problem is that the police have evolved - they've evolved into the coppers that those who make laws (giovernment, last time I checked) insisted on passing - the police don't write the...
25th May 2012, 20:48
Replies: 37
Views: 8,450
Posted By davejb

5F6B sounds (to me) like a sensible opinion -...

5F6B sounds (to me) like a sensible opinion - capabilities generally outperform the ROE restrictions, in which case you can argue that sensors trump all else (the better they are the sooner you can...
18th May 2012, 19:28
Replies: 9
Views: 4,456
Posted By davejb

It might also help to remember that F1 drivers...

It might also help to remember that F1 drivers have to position their cars within inches of the ideal spot at high speed - watch
F1 1991 Spain Nigel Mansell overtakes Ayrton Senna - YouTube

and...
13th Apr 2012, 12:57
Replies: 159
Views: 39,682
Posted By davejb

Oooh, I can't stop myself.... Durham...

Oooh, I can't stop myself....

Durham photographs: DC 20 The Venerable Bede Window (http://www.images-on-durham.co.uk/photo_8457319.html)

Bede's window!

Arf ark snicker....
31st Mar 2012, 15:40
Replies: 44
Views: 13,009
Posted By davejb

Depends where you view it from, nose on is not a...

Depends where you view it from, nose on is not a flattering angle <g>

The 'hand it to the RN' argument is fair, the only thing I'd have against that (assuming there's not a significant amount of...
31st Mar 2012, 14:15
Replies: 56
Views: 8,762
Posted By davejb

Glojo, according to UNITE the dispute is about...

Glojo,
according to UNITE the dispute is about the refusal to agree that there should be national standards on H&S for drivers, and a national forum established to oversee the industry to ensure...
31st Mar 2012, 13:56
Replies: 44
Views: 13,009
Posted By davejb

Nice video Glojo, but how does having all that...

Nice video Glojo,
but how does having all that cheese onboard affect the P-8's performance? That was definitely the cheesiest video I've seen in some time, anyway...

Still, nice to see Grant...
30th Mar 2012, 18:31
Replies: 56
Views: 8,762
Posted By davejb

Well said. I have no argument at all with...

Well said.

I have no argument at all with the idea of military drivers keeping petrol flowing to the emergency services, but I do object to the use of the military simply to break strikes. Using...
30th Mar 2012, 16:18
Replies: 56
Views: 8,762
Posted By davejb

I'm getting a bit fed up with this, every threat...

I'm getting a bit fed up with this, every threat of industrial action, provided the law is followed, is an example of democracy in action - you may not liike it, but the way to change it is to pass...
29th Feb 2012, 16:39
Replies: 25
Views: 4,598
Posted By davejb

As a RHS stude (AEOp) for a short while on Doms,...

As a RHS stude (AEOp) for a short while on Doms, I'd take VOR fixes regularly - can't be sure this late in life whether DME was available.... I vaguely recall that it was, but probably not used by...
23rd Feb 2012, 15:22
Replies: 58
Views: 12,391
Posted By davejb

Wyvern, I don't doubt it - I was just...

Wyvern,
I don't doubt it - I was just mentioning this as one possible 'off the top of my head' options that one might apply when a pilot is so badfly affected by a medical condition. Of course it...
22nd Feb 2012, 20:39
Replies: 58
Views: 12,391
Posted By davejb

I don't think it's correct to point to the...

I don't think it's correct to point to the drinking MO or a conspiracy to suggest that Mike was allowed to fly as a fiddle of some sort - he flew Nimrods whilst significantly affected, and was...
22nd Feb 2012, 20:21
Replies: 98
Views: 21,443
Posted By davejb

Be fair, he probably only knew to include the...

Be fair, he probably only knew to include the Merlin, ASW frigates and SSNs 'cos they'd been mentioned in the question.

Being of an evil bent, had I asked the question it would have included...
22nd Feb 2012, 20:16
Replies: 84
Views: 13,020
Posted By davejb

It's known as justice IF the pirate has been...

It's known as justice IF the pirate has been tried in court prior to execution, otherwise it's generally referred to as 'state sanctioned murder' to execute without trial.

Just being picky, like,...
5th Feb 2012, 20:06
Replies: 98
Views: 21,443
Posted By davejb

We are not broke, we (the UK) have quite a decent...

We are not broke, we (the UK) have quite a decent income, so much so that we can afford to give rather large amounts to other countries.

It's simply that the govt choose to spend varying...
5th Feb 2012, 12:57
Replies: 98
Views: 21,443
Posted By davejb

So we haven't needed it* since cancellation,...

So we haven't needed it* since cancellation, which was SUCH a long time ago it's fine to extrapolate the idea of never needing it?

Dave

*Except for those times I watched US P3's operating...
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