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Forum: Jet Blast
27th Aug 2018, 17:00
Replies: 31
Views: 2,823
Posted By Ripline

Hopefully they'll take out a loan "to tide them...

Hopefully they'll take out a loan "to tide them over" with another of their shark brethren companies......
18th Aug 2018, 15:35
Replies: 198
Views: 111,117
Posted By Ripline

After he (presumably) disconnect the tug, how did...

After he (presumably) disconnect the tug, how did he get back on board? Does this model have built-in air stairs, or would the re-entry to the cockpit require a ladder which he then kicked away...
Forum: Jet Blast
4th Feb 2018, 11:01
Replies: 80
Views: 7,392
Posted By Ripline

A fine sentiment, but there again, if we did, we...

A fine sentiment, but there again, if we did, we wouldn't be spending a fine Sunday morning reading Jet Blast and giggling, would we? :)

I know, h, c & d.....

Ripline
14th Apr 2017, 12:09
Replies: 19
Views: 2,982
Posted By Ripline

Essentially, what he said........ ...

Essentially, what he said........

rans6andrew wrote:
I don't think that any recreational balloon pilot would ever claim that it was.

Doesn't mean that it's not worth doing, though. One of my...
10th Apr 2017, 17:11
Replies: 19
Views: 2,982
Posted By Ripline

Thank-you, Rob! The problem is that hot air...

Thank-you, Rob! The problem is that hot air ballooning (and gas ballooning) is, and is perceived as, a minority sport, with a generally ageing pilot/crew base: I doubt if there are more than 1000...
10th Apr 2017, 17:01
Replies: 19
Views: 2,982
Posted By Ripline

Martin_123 - seize away! As mentioned above by...

Martin_123 - seize away! As mentioned above by tmmorris wind gradient is the key. Generally speaking the higher you climb the more the gradient wind speeds up and turns to the right, at least it does...
9th Apr 2017, 22:01
Replies: 19
Views: 2,982
Posted By Ripline

Steady on, chaps, this is the slippery slope to a...

Steady on, chaps, this is the slippery slope to a Ballooning Forum........

Parachutes are not normally worn unless something dangerous is being attempted. Ian Ashpole in earlier years was fond of...
9th Apr 2017, 10:15
Replies: 19
Views: 2,982
Posted By Ripline

We did indeed, thank you! The BBC Points...

We did indeed, thank you!

The BBC Points West video made the point that these flights are very special and that it is a strange position for balloon crew to be in, out of sight of land in all...
17th Feb 2017, 17:33
Replies: 58,012
Views: 8,264,955
Posted By Ripline

"Darling, what shall we call him?" "Houdini,...

"Darling, what shall we call him?"

"Houdini, if he gets out of that one...."
23rd Jan 2017, 16:48
Replies: 12,739
Views: 3,638,075
Posted By Ripline

Good grief.....whatever you're on, Danny42C,...

Good grief.....whatever you're on, Danny42C, could I have some, please? :)

Ripline
Forum: Jet Blast
20th Jan 2017, 14:05
Replies: 38
Views: 3,468
Posted By Ripline

In Thailand? Mwahahaha......

In Thailand? Mwahahaha......
24th Aug 2016, 17:18
Replies: 22
Views: 4,034
Posted By Ripline

You're right. I probably meant centrifugal....

You're right. I probably meant centrifugal. Distinctive sound from my childhood, anyway!
24th Aug 2016, 16:45
Replies: 22
Views: 4,034
Posted By Ripline

Meteors over Oxford today?

Just heard the sound of four axial-flow jets right over the house this afternoon and caught the splendid sight of what had to be two Meteors in close formation heading west in the direction of...
23rd Aug 2016, 13:10
Replies: 12,739
Views: 3,638,075
Posted By Ripline

Dear Danny, I never usually respond to these...

Dear Danny, I never usually respond to these losses, but I do so now with tears in my eyes. You Sir, are an inspiration to people like me and I can only imagine the effect of the loss of your life...
18th Aug 2016, 13:36
Replies: 12,739
Views: 3,638,075
Posted By Ripline

John Magee's Poem - read by pilots military & civilian

From the BBC website :-

Pilots' poem read by aviators - BBC News (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/video_and_audio/headlines/37109005)

Inspirational, after all these years.

Ripline
Forum: Jet Blast
6th Aug 2016, 14:41
Replies: 13,168
Views: 10,672,086
Posted By Ripline

Shamelessly culled from FB, made oi larf.... ...

Shamelessly culled from FB, made oi larf....

Sunday Morning Sex -
Upon hearing that her elderly grandfather had just passed away, Katie went straight to her grandparent's house to visit her 95...
Forum: Jet Blast
29th Jun 2016, 16:37
Replies: 3,039
Views: 438,891
Posted By Ripline

Similar figures here: 19.1, 5.2 after hormone...

Similar figures here: 19.1, 5.2 after hormone treatment, 1.6 at 3 weeks after radiotherapy. Followup in 6 months, but, like you, it's looking reassuring.

6 years of active surveillance since...
Forum: Jet Blast
23rd Apr 2016, 22:31
Replies: 28
Views: 2,601
Posted By Ripline

Well, SSD, I've flown the English flag today from...

Well, SSD, I've flown the English flag today from the house in honour of St. George's Day and I'm not a football hooligan as far as I know.

If one allows ones national symbols to be appropriated...
Forum: Jet Blast
1st Apr 2016, 11:06
Replies: 42
Views: 6,379
Posted By Ripline

SSS, Only by non-balloonists! And only in...

SSS,

Only by non-balloonists! And only in Germany are we called "drivers". We hide our skills well, most of the time. Ask the South African Ambassador to Thailand what she thought of mine earlier...
Forum: Jet Blast
27th Mar 2016, 11:01
Replies: 42
Views: 6,379
Posted By Ripline

"Your Pilotness" is what one of my loyal...

"Your Pilotness" is what one of my loyal Clacton-based balloon crew call me. I can totally live with that. For some reason Mrs. Ripline smirks when this happens.....

Ripline
16th Jan 2016, 20:40
Replies: 58,012
Views: 8,264,955
Posted By Ripline

Just one suggestion, Group Captain. As a VIP, I...

Just one suggestion, Group Captain. As a VIP, I couldn't help noticing that your gallant lads were making sure that all the props were symetrical while I was falling out of the bloody bomb bay owing...
8th Dec 2015, 19:16
Replies: 58,012
Views: 8,264,955
Posted By Ripline

You haven't got a clue how to mend it, have you?...

You haven't got a clue how to mend it, have you? Look - you'll need this big screwdriver thingy I just found under your vehicle, I don't think it's ticking.....
10th Nov 2015, 17:01
Replies: 12,739
Views: 3,638,075
Posted By Ripline

Happy Birthday, Danny, SIR! It obviously...

Happy Birthday, Danny, SIR!

It obviously gives you great satisfaction to entertain us youngsters with your fascinating tales of yesteryear. I'm certain that you are well aware of the appreciation...
10th Jul 2015, 13:17
Replies: 12
Views: 3,150
Posted By Ripline

Oh pleeeze don't tell me that the chemtrail...

Oh pleeeze don't tell me that the chemtrail conspiracists had it right all along......

Ripline
15th Jun 2015, 20:39
Replies: 28
Views: 6,475
Posted By Ripline

Just to add to the general experiences of first...

Just to add to the general experiences of first contact with OSA.

When you're 17, first job, away from home etc., you sign whatever you're damn well told to sign without giving it much further...
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