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1st Mar 2021, 11:07
Replies: 2
Views: 208
Posted By ShyTorque

Surely, you are flying aircraft which have to be...

Surely, you are flying aircraft which have to be flown multi crew anyway? So, in practice, an OML wouldn’t make a major difference. The only real restriction is flying with another pilot who also has...
27th Feb 2021, 20:33
Replies: 176
Views: 38,729
Posted By ShyTorque

Ron Dowler’s life was saved by one of the station...

Ron Dowler’s life was saved by one of the station doctors who performed a tracheotomy on him whilst he was still strapped into a live ejection seat in the inverted JP. The seat’s top handle was...
26th Feb 2021, 21:26
Replies: 176
Views: 38,729
Posted By ShyTorque

Ron Dowler crashed his JP the day before I...

Ron Dowler crashed his JP the day before I arrived to begin the BFTS course. It was still lying inverted on the airfield. Quite a sobering sight.
Forum: Rotorheads
24th Feb 2021, 21:56
Replies: 23
Views: 4,393
Posted By ShyTorque

I think that was part of the same Air Staff...

I think that was part of the same Air Staff Target. Unfortunately I can’t remember the AST number.
Forum: Rotorheads
24th Feb 2021, 21:51
Replies: 23
Views: 4,393
Posted By ShyTorque

Talk about long winded. The RAF were in...

Talk about long winded.

The RAF were in serious discussions about the contenders for a Puma replacement when I began my first tour flying them in 1979. So, 42 years later....
Forum: Jet Blast
24th Feb 2021, 21:20
Replies: 68
Views: 4,205
Posted By ShyTorque

The manufacturer denied it. However, I bought a...

The manufacturer denied it. However, I bought a Yamaha stacking hifi in the 1980s, around the same time as that story was doing the rounds. After a few years I decided to remove the outer covers of...
Forum: Jet Blast
24th Feb 2021, 15:52
Replies: 146
Views: 14,820
Posted By ShyTorque

My ďpetĒ motorsport is classic trials. This...

My ďpetĒ motorsport is classic trials. This involves driving relatively long distances between off road sections, usually muddy tracks or special tests on grass. Limited slip diffs arenít allowed...
Forum: Jet Blast
24th Feb 2021, 15:33
Replies: 68
Views: 4,205
Posted By ShyTorque

I always wanted a Troll in my younger day. Not...

I always wanted a Troll in my younger day. Not the Norwegian version but one of these:

https://youtu.be/JJszLcL7-Zg
Forum: Jet Blast
23rd Feb 2021, 23:09
Replies: 29
Views: 1,071
Posted By ShyTorque

Iím sure that was advice for the OP. Itís...

Iím sure that was advice for the OP. Itís certainly not something Iíve ever been accused of before...... the outline of the pigeon on our window has been there for many weeks.
23rd Feb 2021, 21:31
Replies: 164
Views: 4,972
Posted By ShyTorque

Fourth girl back “No, Agnes, cross your...

Fourth girl back “No, Agnes, cross your legs....we’re only supposed to say “Wheeeeh”, NOT actually do one!”
Forum: Jet Blast
23rd Feb 2021, 19:50
Replies: 29
Views: 1,071
Posted By ShyTorque

Reminds me...I must have another go at the wood...

Reminds me...I must have another go at the wood pigeon outline on one of our large longe windows. I’m convinced the same pigeon has flown head on into it once before....we have at least one resident...
Forum: Jet Blast
23rd Feb 2021, 10:36
Replies: 88
Views: 5,091
Posted By ShyTorque

A car main dealership in my local town was...

A car main dealership in my local town was prosecuted by trading standards after they specifically advertised a finance deal that didn’t exist and someone complained when they tried to buy the car...
Forum: Jet Blast
23rd Feb 2021, 10:18
Replies: 88
Views: 5,091
Posted By ShyTorque

Optional equipment in my book is the name...

Optional equipment in my book is the name “Porsche”.
23rd Feb 2021, 00:03
Replies: 5
Views: 2,132
Posted By ShyTorque

Still in the bottle?

Still in the bottle?
Forum: Jet Blast
22nd Feb 2021, 19:10
Replies: 368
Views: 20,370
Posted By ShyTorque

Iíve still got a special tool thatís needed to...

Iíve still got a special tool thatís needed to hold the innards of a Stromberg carb when adjusting the mixture, to prevent the diaphragm from being twisted and split. Triumph Spitfire, Hillman Hunter...
Forum: Jet Blast
22nd Feb 2021, 14:53
Replies: 88
Views: 5,091
Posted By ShyTorque

I don’t trust main dealers. Last time I viewed a...

I don’t trust main dealers. Last time I viewed a car at one of the UK’s most well known BMW dealers it was a Z4 coupe. The price was steep, to say the least, well over book price.

I made an...
22nd Feb 2021, 13:48
Replies: 10,020
Views: 521,848
Posted By ShyTorque

According to the tarot cards in my hand.....I’m...

According to the tarot cards in my hand.....I’m afraid for you, it’s not looking very good!
Forum: Jet Blast
22nd Feb 2021, 11:42
Replies: 146
Views: 14,820
Posted By ShyTorque

The first Land Rover in the second video,...

The first Land Rover in the second video, CK54GDZ, is, according to DVLA, powered by a 2.2 Diesel engine.

Not really sure what that video is all about because I’d be totally confident of getting...
Forum: Jet Blast
22nd Feb 2021, 09:50
Replies: 21
Views: 1,404
Posted By ShyTorque

I very much admire her, especially at such a...

I very much admire her, especially at such a young age. I used to be a strong amateur rower in my youth and being a bit of an erstwhile hermit I always dreamed of being able to carry out a solo, long...
Forum: Jet Blast
21st Feb 2021, 20:01
Replies: 850
Views: 84,719
Posted By ShyTorque

Where did the last three months of debate go?

Where did the last three months of debate go?
21st Feb 2021, 19:30
Replies: 47
Views: 6,539
Posted By ShyTorque

I have a vague memory of the airstrip by the...

I have a vague memory of the airstrip by the Water Witch pub in use and then of it being replaced by the one at Scotland Farm, by J5 of the M3.
20th Feb 2021, 08:57
Replies: 36
Views: 11,771
Posted By ShyTorque

Oh, well that’s alright then, job done. :oh:

Oh, well that’s alright then, job done.

:oh:
17th Feb 2021, 22:49
Replies: 176
Views: 38,729
Posted By ShyTorque

During the aftermath of a dinner night in the...

During the aftermath of a dinner night in the late 1970s a certain young officer decided for some reason that it would be a good idea to remove all the contents of a certain absent QFI’s bedroom and...
Forum: Jet Blast
17th Feb 2021, 20:21
Replies: 146
Views: 14,820
Posted By ShyTorque

I think I worked for him during one forgettable...

I think I worked for him during one forgettable tour...
Forum: Jet Blast
17th Feb 2021, 19:28
Replies: 576
Views: 28,685
Posted By ShyTorque

I’ll bet his daily commute isn’t very far...

I’ll bet his daily commute isn’t very far though....Having shown an initial interest in EVs I visited a Nissan dealer at a car show. I very soon discounted the early Leaf because according to Nissan...
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