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Forum: Jet Blast
11th Oct 2019, 12:36
Replies: 37
Views: 4,289
Posted By esa-aardvark

For those who travel an ATM is important. Was...

For those who travel an ATM is important.
Was in Papeete last year, there is a nice market, needed cash.
Fortunately there were a couple of ATM's, one of which accepted
one of my bank cards....
Forum: Jet Blast
10th Oct 2019, 12:06
Replies: 82
Views: 8,342
Posted By esa-aardvark

Worked for many years with French, German,...

Worked for many years with French, German, Italian, Russian .....
At a meeting heard a German friend say 'I won't be told what to do by another F'ing Kraut'
4th Oct 2019, 11:44
Replies: 21
Views: 5,402
Posted By esa-aardvark

I made a decent amount of money out of Y2K...

I made a decent amount of money out of Y2K investments (IT related).
No idea of how to do that in relation to Brexit.
Forum: Jet Blast
25th Sep 2019, 21:00
Replies: 32
Views: 3,567
Posted By esa-aardvark

I ttreat that sign as meaning that the...

I ttreat that sign as meaning that the establishment means to abuse me.
25th Sep 2019, 09:25
Replies: 7
Views: 1,890
Posted By esa-aardvark

re: drones

Was getting ready for a trip to Bangkok & came across this

https://www.bangkokpost.com/opinion/opinion/1757814/the-democratisation-of-airpower...
Forum: Jet Blast
16th Sep 2019, 14:09
Replies: 3,013
Views: 441,329
Posted By esa-aardvark

Is there really 'free' movement.

Recently drove (as a passenger) past the Spanish-French border at La Jonquera.
Had a chance to see the border arrangements. There is a slip road 'La Jonquera - Douana (customs) just before
the...
5th Sep 2019, 18:18
Replies: 3,071
Views: 2,666,543
Posted By esa-aardvark

I think the real issue that the regulators must,...

I think the real issue that the regulators must, sooner or later, deal with, is that the
persons insisting on 'Grandfather rights' are accountants, not licensed engineers.
Additionally, those who...
22nd Jul 2019, 17:19
Replies: 3,071
Views: 2,666,543
Posted By esa-aardvark

286, where would you purchase those nowadays ?

286, where would you purchase those nowadays ?
21st Jul 2019, 13:18
Replies: 63
Views: 41,809
Posted By esa-aardvark

Perhaps, remembering the Kuwait/Gulf war 1...

Perhaps, remembering the Kuwait/Gulf war 1 incident BA are
a bit nervous if something seems to be blowing up.
Forum: Jet Blast
18th Jul 2019, 15:25
Replies: 36
Views: 3,455
Posted By esa-aardvark

I a m not yup to date in these matters, bur back...

I a m not yup to date in these matters, bur back in my day some launchers were
"Aerodynamically degraded" to reduce performance.
18th Jul 2019, 12:58
Replies: 26
Views: 14,283
Posted By esa-aardvark

Earlier today, I had three satellites with SNR ...

Earlier today, I had three satellites with SNR in the Green range, The rest red.
Now when I check I see about 12 with Red SNR, I suppose from the Almanac.
After 30 seconds or so this drops to 6...
16th Jul 2019, 17:22
Replies: 26
Views: 14,283
Posted By esa-aardvark

I think the satellite position comes from the...

I think the satellite position comes from the almanac.
Signal, however, is usually to be trusted.
16th Jul 2019, 11:52
Replies: 26
Views: 14,283
Posted By esa-aardvark

Maybe a mis-op, Fucino do have previous form in...

Maybe a mis-op, Fucino do have previous form in that area.
Last time it was 'around the world in 80 days' for a certain satellite.
16th Jul 2019, 09:31
Replies: 26
Views: 14,283
Posted By esa-aardvark

This morning my newish cell-phone shows 8...

This morning my newish cell-phone shows 8 Galileo,
all coloured red, meaning no signal.
Forum: Jet Blast
7th Jul 2019, 20:53
Replies: 25
Views: 2,121
Posted By esa-aardvark

Wife & I spent 20 years oscillating between New...

Wife & I spent 20 years oscillating between New Zealand and Europe.
Doable, and we liked it. Now I am 77 we had to stop and ended up in
(climate change) United Kingdom.
1st Jul 2019, 16:41
Replies: 3,071
Views: 2,666,543
Posted By esa-aardvark

If the trim motor was stalled, could that somehow...

If the trim motor was stalled, could that somehow generate sufficient number of messages
on the 629 databus to overwhelm the computer?
I ask in the context of the FAA being able to overload the...
1st Jul 2019, 14:27
Replies: 16
Views: 4,405
Posted By esa-aardvark

Back when I worked, one had to stay over the...

Back when I worked, one had to stay over the weekend to get a cheap return.
After a monumental cock-up by my airline, I got to know the MD and made an arrangement
whereby if I booked direct with...
1st Jul 2019, 14:05
Replies: 4,866
Views: 1,290,130
Posted By esa-aardvark

Landing out

years ago, my father "landed out" at a UK missile base.
Many difficulties ensued, pointed guns etc.
Also UK schoolchildren attended - "those are the Thor (?) missiles".
One day I will see if I can...
Forum: Jet Blast
28th Jun 2019, 08:49
Replies: 22
Views: 2,545
Posted By esa-aardvark

I have excellent medical insurance, and...

I have excellent medical insurance, and experience of private
care outside the UK. In my experience the UK private medical
system is shambolic and greedy, always "death by a thousand cuts",
and...
25th Jun 2019, 14:04
Replies: 4,866
Views: 1,290,130
Posted By esa-aardvark

The ATC taught me to fly gliders (Alf Warminger...

The ATC taught me to fly gliders (Alf Warminger at Swanton Morley, Square (=S/L Ware) at Marham.
Flew once, with my father, in some metal glider somewhere in Germany.
After that my career was Space...
Forum: Jet Blast
24th Jun 2019, 09:49
Replies: 1,717
Views: 190,652
Posted By esa-aardvark

Will be in Muscat, just for a day by ship. What...

Will be in Muscat, just for a day by ship.
What would be nice to see ? Must I get local currency ?
Thanks, John
Forum: Jet Blast
21st Jun 2019, 20:32
Replies: 22
Views: 2,545
Posted By esa-aardvark

medical costs

Still dealing with my insurance company...
UK280 for the use of a comfy chair for 10 minutes.
UK600 for the nice (pin-strip suit & bow tie) gent who did the stuff in 10 mins.
UK2500 for the...
Forum: Jet Blast
21st Jun 2019, 17:29
Replies: 22
Views: 2,545
Posted By esa-aardvark

Change.org

Thes people asked me to support their petition to prevent the Americans taking over the NHS.
I might have supported, but found no way to 'not support' which I objected to. I wrote to them as...
Forum: Jet Blast
21st Jun 2019, 15:27
Replies: 40
Views: 4,889
Posted By esa-aardvark

Actual Dexterity of Surgeons

I had surgery on my eyelids in 2014. The Surgeon concerned, looked about 18,
was actually very competent. Surgery was a worry, the scalpel is within a mm or two of your eyeball.
Painless surgery....
11th Jun 2019, 15:16
Replies: 28
Views: 6,662
Posted By esa-aardvark

Champagne corks..... use the blunt side of a...

Champagne corks..... use the blunt side of a cutlass blade,
just 'slide' it sharply down the neck of the bottle to catch under
the moulding by the cork. I have friend who dares to do this, and film...
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