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Forum: Jet Blast
1st Mar 2021, 06:53
Replies: 56
Views: 1,389
Posted By India Four Two

I thought the second Thomas Crown Affair was...

I thought the second Thomas Crown Affair was quite good but the new Dunkirk was simply awful.

The mention of The Railway Children reminded me of the two versions of Swallows and Amazons. The first...
Forum: Jet Blast
1st Mar 2021, 02:05
Replies: 32
Views: 1,363
Posted By India Four Two

BWSBoy6, Thanks for your post. It gives me...

BWSBoy6,

Thanks for your post. It gives me an opportunity to post this link to a fascinating video. The narration is equal-opportunity - it is scathing about aspects of both the North American and...
Forum: Jet Blast
28th Feb 2021, 08:15
Replies: 70
Views: 6,304
Posted By India Four Two

There is a very good description of why the...

There is a very good description of why the Greenwich meridian has moved in the link posted by netstruggler:
The Greenwich Meridian - where east meets west: WGS84 and the Greenwich Meridian...
28th Feb 2021, 05:54
Replies: 17
Views: 2,637
Posted By India Four Two

I live about four miles from the last radar...

I live about four miles from the last radar position but hadn't heard of the accident. Below is a local report, which states that the crash occurred in US waters, but Picture 2 in the NTSB report...
Forum: Jet Blast
22nd Feb 2021, 06:15
Replies: 70
Views: 6,304
Posted By India Four Two

The main reason for the adoption of Greenwich as...

The main reason for the adoption of Greenwich as the Prime Meridian was that most commercial vessels were using British Almanacs for navigation. Hence the French were unsuccessful, but in France the...
Forum: Jet Blast
22nd Feb 2021, 05:58
Replies: 70
Views: 6,304
Posted By India Four Two

Not directly related to the OP's question but a...

Not directly related to the OP's question but a fascinating book:
...
20th Feb 2021, 21:55
Replies: 47
Views: 6,536
Posted By India Four Two

Minor thread drift but I've always wondered what...

Minor thread drift but I've always wondered what was the AA's commercial justification for owning any aircraft, never mind a Learjet!

Flying spare parts around to ensure prompt roadside repairs? ;)
20th Feb 2021, 21:45
Replies: 36
Views: 11,766
Posted By India Four Two

I've read the whole report. What I find...

I've read the whole report. What I find incomprehensible is that the CAA approved the operation of a prototype drone, imported for the purposes of a commercial demonstration, without even seeing it!...
20th Feb 2021, 21:34
Replies: 18
Views: 4,523
Posted By India Four Two

This caught my attention: What's the...

This caught my attention:



What's the reason behind that statement?
18th Feb 2021, 14:10
Replies: 8
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Posted By India Four Two

Me too. When I signed up, I got a very cheap...

Me too. When I signed up, I got a very cheap three-year deal. They are currently offering a discounted multi-year deal.
17th Feb 2021, 03:44
Replies: 20,057
Views: 2,412,691
Posted By India Four Two

Doh! I spent a long time looking at pictures of...

Doh! I spent a long time looking at pictures of Australian churches! A university never occurred to me. :)
16th Feb 2021, 11:59
Replies: 20,057
Views: 2,412,691
Posted By India Four Two

Norfolk pines, palm trees, driving on the left....

Norfolk pines, palm trees, driving on the left. Australia?
15th Feb 2021, 07:02
Replies: 2,156
Views: 271,324
Posted By India Four Two

oldpax, it looks American to me, particularly the...

oldpax, it looks American to me, particularly the ASI and the ignition switch.
15th Feb 2021, 04:18
Replies: 9
Views: 6,011
Posted By India Four Two

If the reports are true, I'm amazed that all nine...

If the reports are true, I'm amazed that all nine people were able to get out of an inverted Twin Otter.
15th Feb 2021, 02:11
Replies: 23
Views: 5,806
Posted By India Four Two

GALHI, One of my all time favourite photos: ...

GALHI,

One of my all time favourite photos:
https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/768x1132/ata_joan_hughes_stirling_768x1132_232bd2c72121117780e96d04b4de597e91eee8df.jpg photos!
...
15th Feb 2021, 02:00
Replies: 20,057
Views: 2,412,691
Posted By India Four Two

Are we in the Po Valley? On second thoughts...

Are we in the Po Valley?

On second thoughts no. Apple tells me that's an 11 hour drive for Slb. Paris is in the six hour plus range, so northern France?
15th Feb 2021, 01:54
Replies: 34
Views: 5,091
Posted By India Four Two

WHBM, That's interesting. I thought I had...

WHBM,

That's interesting. I thought I had read that rear-facing seats had to be much stronger than forward-facing ones because they had to cope with the mass of the passenger in a rapid...
14th Feb 2021, 00:47
Replies: 2,156
Views: 271,324
Posted By India Four Two

The windshield looks like an Ashton. ...

The windshield looks like an Ashton.


https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/442x292/screen_shot_2021_02_13_at_4_46_11_pm_6a0c8b92cb44753b0ec9907e2ffe60e20d74f902.png
11th Feb 2021, 00:23
Replies: 20,057
Views: 2,412,691
Posted By India Four Two

Nice challenge Max Tow. Although I'm quite...

Nice challenge Max Tow.

Although I'm quite familiar with history of the Burma Campaign - I've read a lot and my dad was at Imphal - it was only during my searches for this aerodrome that I...
10th Feb 2021, 10:02
Replies: 20,057
Views: 2,412,691
Posted By India Four Two

Burma Road?

Burma Road?
10th Feb 2021, 02:31
Replies: 20,057
Views: 2,412,691
Posted By India Four Two

Burma Campaign? Imphal? ...

Burma Campaign? Imphal?


https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/580x463/screen_shot_2021_02_09_at_6_28_36_pm_aa9ff84eeb0752dbebf5bd27404d4b037833a16f.png
5th Feb 2021, 20:43
Replies: 2,156
Views: 271,324
Posted By India Four Two

Probably less than the unit cost of an F-35! :E

Probably less than the unit cost of an F-35! :E
Forum: Jet Blast
5th Feb 2021, 11:08
Replies: 685
Views: 60,819
Posted By India Four Two

When I was doing fieldwork in my University days,...

When I was doing fieldwork in my University days, I had close encounters with magma. However being a sensible chap, I only approached it because it had been cool for 450 million years. ;)

I...
3rd Feb 2021, 05:59
Replies: 2,156
Views: 271,324
Posted By India Four Two

Well done! The PZL I-22 Iryda it is. Development...

Well done! The PZL I-22 Iryda it is. Development began in 1976, first flew in 1985, 17 built, retired in 1996. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PZL_I-22_Iryda

...
1st Feb 2021, 20:23
Replies: 2,156
Views: 271,324
Posted By India Four Two

Excellent sleuthing, meleagertoo. :ok: ...

Excellent sleuthing, meleagertoo. :ok:

Soviet bloc and westernised. 1970s. MB Mk10L seat. Twin jet.

A 1970s design but with a long and protracted development. Only a few were built.
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