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Forum: Jet Blast
1st Mar 2021, 18:32
Replies: 14,448
Views: 1,404,061
Posted By stevef

I've just watched the BBC News Hancock's...

I've just watched the BBC News Hancock's Half-hour bulletin and Thomas Moore (Sky TV) specifically asked for Professor Van Tam to level with him over any prospect of a holiday abroad this summer when...
Forum: Jet Blast
1st Mar 2021, 12:08
Replies: 734
Views: 127,568
Posted By stevef

Never minding the 'human rights' outcry, I'm...

Never minding the 'human rights' outcry, I'm pretty sure of which way public opinion leans regarding this Begum woman. Her excommunication should serve as a warning to other weak-minded 'warriors'.
Forum: Jet Blast
28th Feb 2021, 18:49
Replies: 56
Views: 1,389
Posted By stevef

Try watching the 1965 and 2004 versions of Flight...

Try watching the 1965 and 2004 versions of Flight of the Phoenix for contrasts between gritty character realism and shallow stereotypes basking in Hollywood special effects.
Forum: Jet Blast
28th Feb 2021, 18:21
Replies: 32
Views: 1,363
Posted By stevef

Well, they're not very user-friendly if you...

Well, they're not very user-friendly if you happen to be balanced on wobbly stepladder. :}
Forum: Jet Blast
28th Feb 2021, 18:14
Replies: 29
Views: 1,246
Posted By stevef

I know Exeter fairly well; I wonder if the bomb...

I know Exeter fairly well; I wonder if the bomb was intended for the St David's railway station freight yards.
An unexpected and interesting lesson for those wondering what life was like for their...
Forum: Jet Blast
26th Feb 2021, 10:08
Replies: 40
Views: 8,171
Posted By stevef

Easy, mon - he brew beer and got de hangover...

Easy, mon - he brew beer and got de hangover...
25th Feb 2021, 21:23
Replies: 255
Views: 31,862
Posted By stevef

Ah, G-ATIG... I recall (I think!) there were...

Ah, G-ATIG... I recall (I think!) there were always pressurisation problems with it. The other sub-leased Herald was G-BEYK. They both live on as beer cans now. :{
25th Feb 2021, 19:19
Replies: 255
Views: 31,862
Posted By stevef

A bit after my time, Dixi; I was there in '92 and...

A bit after my time, Dixi; I was there in '92 and as far as I can remember (about five minutes these days) there weren't any Vanguards/Merchantmen. I did work on them for Air Bridge for a short time...
25th Feb 2021, 08:49
Replies: 255
Views: 31,862
Posted By stevef

Close - Coventry! We occasionally went to EMA for...

Close - Coventry! We occasionally went to EMA for daily checks or defects.
25th Feb 2021, 07:52
Replies: 255
Views: 31,862
Posted By stevef

About 30 years ago I used to work as a line...

About 30 years ago I used to work as a line engineer at a very busy night-time freight hub and most of the aircraft coming and going on the apron were HS748s and Handley Page Heralds. Plenty of...
25th Feb 2021, 07:36
Replies: 44
Views: 4,938
Posted By stevef

RAFVR aircrew officers minimum daily pay in...

RAFVR aircrew officers minimum daily pay in pounds, shillings and pence ( s d) according to my 1943 ABC of the RAF:

Acting Pilot Officer: 0. 11s 10d
Pilot Officer: 0. 14s 6d
Flying Officer:...
Forum: Jet Blast
19th Feb 2021, 09:02
Replies: 14,448
Views: 1,404,061
Posted By stevef

I had an Astra Zeneca vaccination in my local...

I had an Astra Zeneca vaccination in my local medical centre yesterday. I was in and out within ten minutes; the whole procedure was very well organised, as was my flu jab a few months ago. Some...
13th Feb 2021, 16:13
Replies: 530
Views: 152,069
Posted By stevef

True banter from the early '70s. Airframe SAC...

True banter from the early '70s.
Airframe SAC doing a C130 sheet metal repair (alongside a corporal) needs another Avdel skin pin to secure a cleat or something.
SAC: 'Have you got a gripper?'...
11th Feb 2021, 20:58
Replies: 255
Views: 31,862
Posted By stevef

Some of the Russian turboprop transports that...

Some of the Russian turboprop transports that operated in and out of Zaire made one hell of a racket but the dirty exhaust smoke lasted longer than the sound did. I got to be rather fond of the AN2's...
11th Feb 2021, 20:45
Replies: 69
Views: 13,056
Posted By stevef

The RAF's never been the same since the Hairy...

The RAF's never been the same since the Hairy Mary No2 battledresses and collar-detachable shirts were phased out. Oh, and those 'pregnancy' raincoats and grey servicing overalls with dark blue...
10th Feb 2021, 12:27
Replies: 7
Views: 529
Posted By stevef

Motherboard specs: download Belarc Advisor. It'll...

Motherboard specs: download Belarc Advisor. It'll give you a snapshot of your hardware, software, updates and product keys. A pretty useful reference to have.
Forum: Jet Blast
8th Feb 2021, 18:47
Replies: 119
Views: 8,096
Posted By stevef

More to do with the British sense of humour, as...

More to do with the British sense of humour, as are double entendres. ;)
Forum: Jet Blast
7th Feb 2021, 15:56
Replies: 38
Views: 2,744
Posted By stevef

A few years ago there was a corner shop advert...

A few years ago there was a corner shop advert from someone selling an old Vox electric guitar. I dashed off to take a look but the seller told me it had just been sold. Then he said he had a...
Forum: Jet Blast
5th Feb 2021, 20:37
Replies: 46
Views: 1,847
Posted By stevef

In Botswana, the Setswana term for the male...

In Botswana, the Setswana term for the male appendage is polo. Not very amusing if you've got that particular VW model.
Forum: Jet Blast
29th Jan 2021, 20:39
Replies: 368
Views: 20,368
Posted By stevef

I guess I'm lucky with mine, then. It's always...

I guess I'm lucky with mine, then. It's always been parked in the street since I got it in 2014 and was used daily until I got laid off last March. Now it's only twice a week. The offside rear wing...
Forum: Jet Blast
29th Jan 2021, 18:28
Replies: 368
Views: 20,368
Posted By stevef

Apparently smoking can be good for you. After...

Apparently smoking can be good for you.
After all, it cures kippers.
Back on track, I've got a 1992 Audi 80 2.0 saloon with less than 80,000 miles on the clock. It does everything I need and is...
26th Jan 2021, 18:22
Replies: 15
Views: 1,953
Posted By stevef

That was one ugly-looking dog's dinner. Check the...

That was one ugly-looking dog's dinner. Check the Wiki entry for its construction details. The stainless steel, fine-wire ribbon skin had to be checked for the correct tension with a tuning fork....
Forum: Jet Blast
21st Jan 2021, 20:46
Replies: 47
Views: 3,689
Posted By stevef

:ouch: That'll teach me to pay more attention!

:ouch: That'll teach me to pay more attention!
Forum: Jet Blast
21st Jan 2021, 09:02
Replies: 47
Views: 3,689
Posted By stevef

That should be interesting for those receiving a...

That should be interesting for those receiving a road tax refund cheque from DVLA after selling a vehicle. :confused:
Forum: Jet Blast
20th Jan 2021, 18:50
Replies: 47
Views: 3,689
Posted By stevef

About ten years ago, someone I used to work with...

About ten years ago, someone I used to work with called me a dinosaur for refusing to use on-line banking. He assured me it was perfectly safe but I've got a deep distrust of things like that. He...
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