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21st Jan 2019, 09:29
Replies: 6
Views: 871
Posted By Fareastdriver

A slight difference. The Leonides had a single...

A slight difference. The Leonides had a single bank of nine cylinders; the Major a double bank of seven so none of the structural parts are interchangeable.

There is one just North of Palau...
Forum: Jet Blast
20th Jan 2019, 12:41
Replies: 9,459
Views: 851,220
Posted By Fareastdriver

Much wailing and knashing of teeth from SWMBO. ...

Much wailing and knashing of teeth from SWMBO. Roger Federer has just been duffed up.
Forum: Jet Blast
20th Jan 2019, 11:09
Replies: 3,178
Views: 126,918
Posted By Fareastdriver

Assuming the World's population reduces by one...

Assuming the World's population reduces by one third every seventy years, approximately 420. That's assuming that people die off at an average of seventy. Should we keep going as we are now it would...
Forum: Jet Blast
19th Jan 2019, 13:05
Replies: 9,459
Views: 851,220
Posted By Fareastdriver

Changing the subject: After living in...

Changing the subject:

After living in Scotland for forty years I thought that I would partake of that celebrated Scottish delicacy, the Deep Fried Mars Bar.

IT WAS [email protected]@DY DISGUSTING.

It...
Forum: Jet Blast
19th Jan 2019, 12:22
Replies: 137
Views: 9,133
Posted By Fareastdriver

Would he have tried to take it to Diego Garcia he...

Would he have tried to take it to Diego Garcia he might have made a simple FMS mistake. As he was in the Northern Hemisphere he may not have realised that DG is in the Southern Hemisphere therebye...
Forum: Jet Blast
19th Jan 2019, 11:59
Replies: 13
Views: 1,476
Posted By Fareastdriver

Classic!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Classic!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Forum: Jet Blast
18th Jan 2019, 16:02
Replies: 9,459
Views: 851,220
Posted By Fareastdriver

I have had the usual begging from my utility...

I have had the usual begging from my utility company to put in smart meters for a year or so. I had to give in when our electricity meter packed in. A chap came along to change both gas and...
18th Jan 2019, 15:16
Replies: 8
Views: 1,308
Posted By Fareastdriver

The HCC12s were the jet propelled Whirlwinds...

The HCC12s were the jet propelled Whirlwinds built for the Royal Flight; one lost it's rotor assembly in December 1967. There were, however, two predecessors that became Whirlwind 10s. They were...
Forum: Jet Blast
18th Jan 2019, 14:19
Replies: 3,178
Views: 126,918
Posted By Fareastdriver

Should there be too many children for the social...

Should there be too many children for the social system to maintain do what the left wing Socialists do: Impose a one-child policy.

It sorted China's problems for a few decades.
Forum: Jet Blast
18th Jan 2019, 11:04
Replies: 36
Views: 7,335
Posted By Fareastdriver

The other occasions I know where meals were...

The other occasions I know where meals were bought for ATC was China. My old company used to take them out for a Gala dinner regularly.

It saved a fortune in fuel being routed direct!
Forum: Jet Blast
18th Jan 2019, 09:44
Replies: 133
Views: 6,411
Posted By Fareastdriver

I bet he was choked off to realise that his Land...

I bet he was choked off to realise that his Land Rover had been pushed over by a Kia built by slitty-eyed Asians.
18th Jan 2019, 09:34
Replies: 48
Views: 7,267
Posted By Fareastdriver

I don't know what the S A S's problem is because...

I don't know what the S A S's problem is because there are thousands of them. I know this because every other person I meet in a pub has whispered.

"I shouldn't really tell you this, but I used to...
Forum: Jet Blast
17th Jan 2019, 19:50
Replies: 133
Views: 6,411
Posted By Fareastdriver

Without attempting to prejudge a 97 year old...

Without attempting to prejudge a 97 year old driver having a road accident but just how would you prosecute Phil the Greek.

Does he have Royal Immunity or would it go to court?

Should it go to...
Forum: Jet Blast
16th Jan 2019, 14:38
Replies: 3,178
Views: 126,918
Posted By Fareastdriver

When I first went to China twenty five years ago...

When I first went to China twenty five years ago it was blindingly obvious that any Western domestic equipment manufacturer should sell up whilst his plant was still worth something.
Forum: Jet Blast
16th Jan 2019, 10:43
Replies: 85
Views: 4,804
Posted By Fareastdriver

I used to write 'Left' on my right hand flying...

I used to write 'Left' on my right hand flying glove and 'Right' on my left hand flying glove.

It stopped them getting nicked!
Forum: Jet Blast
15th Jan 2019, 20:34
Replies: 3,178
Views: 126,918
Posted By Fareastdriver

All the BBC experts wringing their hands and...

All the BBC experts wringing their hands and telling us how the £ will collapse should the Deal be rejected. It immediately picked up to where it was yesterday.
Forum: Jet Blast
15th Jan 2019, 14:57
Replies: 85
Views: 4,804
Posted By Fareastdriver

During my time in China common courtesies towards...

During my time in China common courtesies towards ladies drew a varied response because of the social history of Chinese women. A century ago they were little more than chattels and despite their...
13th Jan 2019, 21:22
Replies: 13
Views: 3,081
Posted By Fareastdriver

The 'shootdown' theory is based on the triumphal...

The 'shootdown' theory is based on the triumphal cries from a Fouga Magister trainer, without gunsights or ground radar, overheard by a US listening station in Cyprus some 3,200 miles away. He would...
Forum: Jet Blast
13th Jan 2019, 16:50
Replies: 19
Views: 2,824
Posted By Fareastdriver

Probably from Paris.

Probably from Paris.
Forum: Jet Blast
13th Jan 2019, 13:18
Replies: 14
Views: 1,234
Posted By Fareastdriver

In the 1990s in China the Gas Mains system was...

In the 1990s in China the Gas Mains system was still being installed so apartments blocks had large LPG tanks and smaller apartments like mine just had a tank delivered by the local supplier.

They...
13th Jan 2019, 12:52
Replies: 13
Views: 3,081
Posted By Fareastdriver

Most of the evidence seems to have been based on...

Most of the evidence seems to have been based on what an American surveillance station in Cyprus heard from a Fouga Magister's cockpit transmission 3,200 miles away.
Forum: Rotorheads
13th Jan 2019, 09:53
Replies: 17
Views: 4,086
Posted By Fareastdriver

It could well be; it's certainly wasn't done by...

It could well be; it's certainly wasn't done by me! It was loaded, with everything else, into my present computer in July 2017.
Forum: Rotorheads
12th Jan 2019, 11:31
Replies: 77
Views: 9,052
Posted By Fareastdriver

Northern Norway, late Seventies. British...

Northern Norway, late Seventies.

British Army lands his Scout on the snow and shuts it down to talk to various personnel. Whilst engrossed in this Scout slides down the hill into a snowbank.
...
Forum: Rotorheads
12th Jan 2019, 11:17
Replies: 17
Views: 4,086
Posted By Fareastdriver

Here's a colour version. ...

Here's a colour version.

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/585x521/helicopter_pilot_a6f06fb840bdbe81ea88f14eadedd948eae234a4.jpg
10th Jan 2019, 10:08
Replies: 17
Views: 1,717
Posted By Fareastdriver

The RFC pilot looks fairly happy. He's going to...

The RFC pilot looks fairly happy. He's going to last out the War
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