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3rd Jan 2019, 21:16
Replies: 50
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Posted By Fantome

- (slight edit) Now stand out in the...

- (slight edit)

Now stand out in the corridor till this period is over. And if I ever hear you again saying anything bad about a person, such as calling him a FIGJAM . . .. it will be six...
3rd Jan 2019, 02:46
Replies: 161
Views: 29,179
Posted By Fantome

Another snippet of verse that Dennis said echoed...

Another snippet of verse that Dennis said echoed with him -

Measure not with words the immeasurable .. .
Sink not the string of thought into the fathomless . . .
Who asks does err . ..
Who...
31st Dec 2018, 17:41
Replies: 67
Views: 12,364
Posted By Fantome

aahhh . .. . George . .. . you obviously did not...

aahhh . .. . George . .. . you obviously did not lose a loved one. (And you appear to be discounting or ignoring the multiple ill effects of unresolved stress. You also seem to hold Hawke in some...
31st Dec 2018, 08:58
Replies: 50
Views: 16,357
Posted By Fantome

Just in case you were wondering, as I was - ...

Just in case you were wondering, as I was -
What did the spectators mean, booing Adam Goodes ,when they said he's a 'flog' ... Flog is a slang term for WAN***, itself meaning someone who's up...
31st Dec 2018, 08:48
Replies: 67
Views: 12,364
Posted By Fantome

machtuk - your obvious affection for RJL Hawke...

machtuk - your obvious affection for RJL Hawke M.P. , puts me in mind of John Clarke's excellent satires contained in 'The Complete Book of Australian Verse'. Anybody with a cynical, satirical mind...
31st Dec 2018, 03:44
Replies: 67
Views: 12,364
Posted By Fantome

ah yes . .. those TNT couriers with their...

ah yes . .. those TNT couriers with their midnight visits to serve the writs that inflammed the whole bloody business.
31st Dec 2018, 03:37
Replies: 50
Views: 16,357
Posted By Fantome

If it is true that your man displays...

If it is true that your man displays characteristics pointing to an excess of narcissism, an indifference to the opinions of his fellow man that are not in accord with his , a very low reading on the...
31st Dec 2018, 00:13
Replies: 30
Views: 3,791
Posted By Fantome

Had not some unknown in the Essendon maintenance...

Had not some unknown in the Essendon maintenance hangar , with his knockometer , taken to a tightly fitting sleeve designed to take an engine mount bolt where it passed through the main spar? ...
30th Dec 2018, 04:47
Replies: 30
Views: 3,791
Posted By Fantome

From the link in the previous post - ...

From the link in the previous post -

Maintenance error

In its report, the Air Safety Investigation Branch concluded that: "the starboard wing of the aircraft separated from the aircraft in...
29th Dec 2018, 21:54
Replies: 50
Views: 16,357
Posted By Fantome

.... ain't that the guts of it . . .. and anyone...

.... ain't that the guts of it . . .. and anyone who says it matters nil about who or what is the person behind the mask, as opposed to his performance, is naive. (and probably can't get his hand off...
29th Dec 2018, 17:21
Replies: 67
Views: 12,364
Posted By Fantome

It is impossible at this remove to fully...

It is impossible at this remove to fully understand what persuaded the AFAP executive to accept what they thought
was the very best advice from a top silk. Could anyone, with even half a brain and a...
29th Dec 2018, 09:20
Replies: 67
Views: 12,364
Posted By Fantome

There were moderates in the AFAP, whose ability...

There were moderates in the AFAP, whose ability to hold confidential talks, before the law suits, with the men on the other side , from the PM down, has not been recognised or documented. The...
29th Dec 2018, 04:36
Replies: 67
Views: 12,364
Posted By Fantome

and you should go and wash your mouth out . .....

and you should go and wash your mouth out . .. for your lack of grasp of the truth . . . and your total ignorance of the evil collusion that preceded the 24th of August 1989. (You might have lost a...
29th Dec 2018, 04:30
Replies: 67
Views: 12,364
Posted By Fantome

Oh man. . . from EFFEN Q ......how EFFEN TRUE...

Oh man. . . from EFFEN Q ......how EFFEN TRUE (should it so transpire). . . .. . YOU'LL DO !

By the way, Brad Norington, who wrote the twisted, distorted one-eyed "SKY PIRATES" is now a big...
25th Dec 2018, 03:55
Replies: 12,621
Views: 3,365,307
Posted By Fantome

JENKINS at #12538 - Maybe that is why...

JENKINS at #12538 -


Maybe that is why Danny/Dennis did not like his given name 'Joseph'. This he mentioned once to me in a PM.
25th Dec 2018, 03:39
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Posted By Fantome

Talk of flying Hastings and Hercs single pilot...

Talk of flying Hastings and Hercs single pilot reminds me of one day at Perth (W.A.) Airport in early 1965 when an Ace Air Freighters 749 Constellation pulled up on a very quiet freight apron. After...
24th Dec 2018, 14:58
Replies: 25
Views: 8,221
Posted By Fantome

It is an Irish tradition to throw money into an...

It is an Irish tradition to throw money into an open grave just before it is filled. Seamus was standing graveside with a long pointy stick in his hand. He fished out a twenty pound note, pocketed...
24th Dec 2018, 02:44
Replies: 43
Views: 12,263
Posted By Fantome

As I suppose . . a bit of an aside. ... W/C...

As I suppose . . a bit of an aside. ... W/C Harry Purvis RAAF was in command of a transport wing during the Second World War. . . He had a new recruit as an FO who had just come out of his...
21st Dec 2018, 07:12
Replies: 18
Views: 3,267
Posted By Fantome

-- - - - "with nothing on the clock but the...

-- - - - "with nothing on the clock but the maker's name."

Fortunate enough to record and transcribe two who were on Cats in the RAAF. GP CPT Paul Metzler and FL LT Ron Roberts.
Paul's story of...
21st Dec 2018, 06:22
Replies: 306
Views: 205,165
Posted By Fantome

When I was last in VH-NOO they were. In fact I...

When I was last in VH-NOO they were.
In fact I cannot remember a Beaver that had them removed, disabled or stowed.

A little amusing segue, if that's okay. This Beaver was once with Seaplane...
16th Dec 2018, 15:25
Replies: 32
Views: 5,504
Posted By Fantome

In Tasmania in 1998 I met an Englishmen, Ray...

In Tasmania in 1998 I met an Englishmen, Ray Rhodes, who said he was a Lancaster pilot with 617 SQN at the time of the Dam's raid. He said his nav, his best mate, was Nick, who was killed as a result...
16th Dec 2018, 15:09
Replies: 102
Views: 10,246
Posted By Fantome

Hullo Franek . . .. was not Douglas Bader, when...

Hullo Franek . . .. was not Douglas Bader, when he bailed out over the Channel, brought down by a 109?

By the way, have you ever heard of Henry Millicer, who won an international design...
Forum: Jet Blast
16th Dec 2018, 08:56
Replies: 81
Views: 2,924
Posted By Fantome

All you need to know is how to say this with a...

All you need to know is how to say this with a passable accent -

"mon ami va payer"
15th Dec 2018, 20:02
Replies: 13
Views: 4,320
Posted By Fantome

If I may be permitted a segue about a CPL test...

If I may be permitted a segue about a CPL test some time ago conducted by a CASA examiner who had a reputation for failing applicants on any grounds he could devise on the spur of the moment. His...
15th Dec 2018, 19:42
Replies: 12,621
Views: 3,365,307
Posted By Fantome

Them plane makers must have taken the old dictum ...

Them plane makers must have taken the old dictum "simplicate and add more lightness" a bit too far.
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