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24th Feb 2021, 12:24
Replies: 12
Views: 1,624
Posted By homonculus

I was highly critical of the government's failure...

I was highly critical of the government's failure to lock down last spring but the reality is we will soon have groups 1-9 vaccinated and then there is little risk of hospitalisation or death. Anyway...
14th Feb 2021, 12:57
Replies: 12
Views: 4,700
Posted By homonculus

I agree that the risk was negligible. We are...

I agree that the risk was negligible. We are seeing 'younger' patients but I am not seeing 25-40 year olds that would pass muster to go to sea

What is of more concern is that they got in this...
Forum: Jet Blast
6th Feb 2021, 15:13
Replies: 14,448
Views: 1,404,061
Posted By homonculus

That was my understanding too. The only people...

That was my understanding too. The only people needing quarantine will be UK residents coming from the 30 odd countries, but you arent supposed to go abroad in the first place and there are no direct...
Forum: Rotorheads
2nd Feb 2021, 15:50
Replies: 273
Views: 55,352
Posted By homonculus

Mr Hill has an answer for every question bar one,...

Mr Hill has an answer for every question bar one, and I am not sure his business case (taking money up front from the government then prospective customers) is that bad either

The one question he...
Forum: Jet Blast
29th Jan 2021, 00:20
Replies: 14,448
Views: 1,404,061
Posted By homonculus

The reality is that the West has ordered far more...

The reality is that the West has ordered far more vaccine than needed. The UK about 4 times, the US 5 times and Canada top of the league at over 6 times. The issue is speed of manufacture, and in the...
Forum: Jet Blast
26th Jan 2021, 19:32
Replies: 19
Views: 946
Posted By homonculus

The legislation is clearly explained at...

The legislation is clearly explained at https://www.gov.uk/guidance/national-lockdown-stay-at-home and says



Unfortunately there doesnt seem to be an option currently to pop into the voting...
23rd Jan 2021, 11:36
Replies: 5
Views: 1,182
Posted By homonculus

Anyone can buy a domain for a few pounds..........

Anyone can buy a domain for a few pounds....... just because the email is @international pilots.com instead of @hotmail.com means nothing

These petty bureaucratic hurdles annoy and have no...
Forum: Jet Blast
19th Jan 2021, 12:09
Replies: 45
Views: 3,006
Posted By homonculus

Who is Jeremy Vine? Sounds a very silly man. ...

Who is Jeremy Vine? Sounds a very silly man.

Those working in ITU are having a dreadful time. They are working very long hours and outside the normal regulations of one to one nursing frequently...
Forum: Jet Blast
10th Jan 2021, 17:06
Replies: 14,448
Views: 1,404,061
Posted By homonculus

Just to add as soon as the word 'should' appears...

Just to add as soon as the word 'should' appears in the sentence then failure to comply is not illegal and cannot result in punishment. Total utter confusion resulting from sloppy drafting.
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Forum: Questions
28th Dec 2020, 12:21
Replies: 7
Views: 2,101
Posted By homonculus

That is because the science shows travelling /...

That is because the science shows travelling / mixing / sociallising increases risk. An excellent paper in Science shows how much suppression is produced by each restriction
...
Forum: Jet Blast
21st Dec 2020, 12:56
Replies: 40
Views: 13,779
Posted By homonculus

Whilst I totally agree with your post, I dont see...

Whilst I totally agree with your post, I dont see the connection between the virus and France laying siege to the UK. I read somewhere that there are some negotiations going on in Brussels where the...
7th Dec 2020, 19:51
Replies: 39
Views: 9,839
Posted By homonculus

Actually that ice cream van would be perfect for...

Actually that ice cream van would be perfect for driving around rural areas vaccinating farmers and others.

Anyone got the chap's name?
7th Dec 2020, 10:41
Replies: 39
Views: 9,839
Posted By homonculus

Sorry, totally untrue. The manufacturers are...

Sorry, totally untrue. The manufacturers are really frustrated about this false information. The vaccine comes in special boxes. In the UK they look like pizza trays but in the US they have...
6th Dec 2020, 17:34
Replies: 39
Views: 9,839
Posted By homonculus

Dont need anything clever. The packs last 15 days...

Dont need anything clever. The packs last 15 days if unopened. Even with my navigation skills that isnt a challenge.

Once in the UK the vaccine should be distributed overnight and even when...
22nd Nov 2020, 11:16
Replies: 50
Views: 11,995
Posted By homonculus

I would like to give OP some more serious advice...

I would like to give OP some more serious advice than the definition of frozen ATPL

Objectively the pandemic will be suppressed in H2 2021 in the first world and Q2 2022 worldwide but we have...
3rd Nov 2020, 21:29
Replies: 44
Views: 6,592
Posted By homonculus

Goodness ak7274, I posted an objective analysis...

Goodness ak7274, I posted an objective analysis of the rules in response to OP's initial question. I then said I didnt support them. Your aggressive and unpleasant response is inappropriate. I really...
3rd Nov 2020, 16:32
Replies: 44
Views: 6,592
Posted By homonculus

Until the law is passed, the Gov.uk guidelines...

Until the law is passed, the Gov.uk guidelines state



It seems therefore that Mr Shapps PPL is correct and I suspect very very few people will be able to justify GA flights. I agree with the...
Forum: Rotorheads
29th Oct 2020, 14:57
Replies: 40
Views: 11,951
Posted By homonculus

Dennis did my 500 conversion. Nothing was too...

Dennis did my 500 conversion. Nothing was too much trouble. He never rushed, was always charming, and he oozed confidence. Sadly our paths only rarely crossed after that but he will always be one of...
Forum: Rotorheads
30th Sep 2020, 19:29
Replies: 64
Views: 10,193
Posted By homonculus

And the paramedic has to trained to fly the jet...

And the paramedic has to trained to fly the jet pack, and remain current when GNAAS will want him to be usefully employed at all the mundane call outs.

Interested in the payload....cant see how...
Forum: Rotorheads
26th Sep 2020, 12:45
Replies: 7
Views: 3,390
Posted By homonculus

I thought Uncle Ian had retired :O

I thought Uncle Ian had retired :O
Forum: Rotorheads
22nd Sep 2020, 00:29
Replies: 29
Views: 6,423
Posted By homonculus

No comparison

No comparison
19th Sep 2020, 11:56
Replies: 45
Views: 16,004
Posted By homonculus

Unless the manned aircraft in and around the...

Unless the manned aircraft in and around the corridor are also controlled they remain mere random movers. I presume therefore that this will be yet another airspace restriction to contend with in...
Forum: Rotorheads
27th Aug 2020, 13:29
Replies: 550
Views: 452,341
Posted By homonculus

Cant fault these comments. My take is they were...

Cant fault these comments. My take is they were able to fly daytime VFR to an extent that they survived. Now take an unexpected nighttime flight, illegality, plus sudden illness and a need to 'save a...
Forum: Rotorheads
21st Aug 2020, 14:15
Replies: 81
Views: 15,576
Posted By homonculus

As with the government's response to Covid, too...

As with the government's response to Covid, too true.

As with the government's response to Covid, the common man is disadvantaged and has to obey
17th Aug 2020, 14:27
Replies: 15
Views: 8,491
Posted By homonculus

These tests are specific for SARS-Cov-2 but I...

These tests are specific for SARS-Cov-2 but I agree there is a high false negative proportion. Their usefulness is in reducing the quarantine time. So 1 negative test and 9 days quarantine is as good...
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