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Forum: Jet Blast
19th Feb 2019, 17:14
Replies: 42
Views: 2,683
Posted By ShyTorque

I didn't say that the tyre lifted off. The tyre...

I didn't say that the tyre lifted off. The tyre "tucked under" so that it ran onto the outside shoulder of it's tread, then onto the sidewall.

The Spitfire never had rubber doughnut couplings -...
Forum: Jet Blast
18th Feb 2019, 11:35
Replies: 42
Views: 2,683
Posted By ShyTorque

The Spitfire (and the Herald) was a car that took...

The Spitfire (and the Herald) was a car that took no prisoners, because of the "quirky" rear suspension resulting in "individual" handling characteristics.
Having been used to rear wheel drive, but...
Forum: Rotorheads
17th Feb 2019, 23:51
Replies: 19
Views: 1,462
Posted By ShyTorque

Fly the Royal Family. Or me.

Fly the Royal Family.

Or me.
17th Feb 2019, 18:30
Replies: 62
Views: 77,435
Posted By ShyTorque

The accuracy of the BBC news seems to be getting...

The accuracy of the BBC news seems to be getting ever worse. The first few news items about the A380 production coming to an end incuded images of an aircraft that actually had "Airbus A320"...
Forum: Jet Blast
17th Feb 2019, 18:26
Replies: 39
Views: 2,271
Posted By ShyTorque

Some friends of ours live on an adjacent housing...

Some friends of ours live on an adjacent housing estate, built about ten years ago by a well-known contractor. Their house is a three storey one. They have suffered a number of cold water mains riser...
16th Feb 2019, 23:21
Replies: 29
Views: 14,527
Posted By ShyTorque

Hopefully Stilton will have got over his...

Hopefully Stilton will have got over his problems.....he posted over eight years ago.
16th Feb 2019, 09:49
Replies: 117
Views: 58,549
Posted By ShyTorque

“Use” to use? That really gets my back up.... ...

“Use” to use? That really gets my back up....

Where’s your grammar? Down the Bingo? ;)
Forum: Jet Blast
16th Feb 2019, 09:23
Replies: 277
Views: 34,099
Posted By ShyTorque

I suggest that the mother is left in situ as a...

I suggest that the mother is left in situ as a traitor to our nation. The child could be brought to UK and adopted by PDR1 who can take all financial responsibility.
Forum: Jet Blast
14th Feb 2019, 23:41
Replies: 42
Views: 2,683
Posted By ShyTorque

Ken, I've bought quite a few more manuals over...

Ken, I've bought quite a few more manuals over the years but let them go with cars I sold on.
I used to buy inexpensive old bangers needing a few little jobs as our second car (usually the one I got...
Forum: Rotorheads
14th Feb 2019, 20:02
Replies: 11
Views: 2,296
Posted By ShyTorque

Haven't they got breakdown cover for that? ...

Haven't they got breakdown cover for that?

ADAC apparently do quite a good service.... :p
Forum: Jet Blast
14th Feb 2019, 19:39
Replies: 42
Views: 2,683
Posted By ShyTorque

Just did a head count. There are fourteen Haynes...

Just did a head count. There are fourteen Haynes manuals on my bedroom table!

The oldest was bought in 1977 and is by far the most battered and oily. That's the one for the Triumph Spitfire....
14th Feb 2019, 11:55
Replies: 53,327
Views: 7,461,565
Posted By ShyTorque

Despite the drought, SAR crews find a way to keep...

Despite the drought, SAR crews find a way to keep current in wet winching practice.
14th Feb 2019, 11:34
Replies: 117
Views: 58,549
Posted By ShyTorque

Nice to see that 'young' Bunny Warren did so well...

Nice to see that 'young' Bunny Warren did so well for himself.

Well, we were all younger twenty two years ago when we worked from the same building.
13th Feb 2019, 20:49
Replies: 11
Views: 1,586
Posted By ShyTorque

Maybe the co-pilot had locked the captain out of...

Maybe the co-pilot had locked the captain out of the cockpit.
13th Feb 2019, 11:09
Replies: 53,327
Views: 7,461,565
Posted By ShyTorque

One could make a joke about sticky seconds, but I...

One could make a joke about sticky seconds, but I will refrain from doing so.
13th Feb 2019, 11:07
Replies: 119
Views: 51,020
Posted By ShyTorque

CG, There was an earlier, almost identical...

CG, There was an earlier, almost identical accident with a Harrier display pilot in Germany (I thought it was at 'Auf Den Dumpel' though - might be wrong; it's a very long time ago).
Forum: Jet Blast
13th Feb 2019, 10:50
Replies: 35
Views: 2,854
Posted By ShyTorque

Hence my original post on this subject.... :D

Hence my original post on this subject.... :D
Forum: Jet Blast
13th Feb 2019, 09:22
Replies: 35
Views: 2,854
Posted By ShyTorque

A better situation would be for employers in the...

A better situation would be for employers in the aviation industry to provide private health care.
Forum: Jet Blast
12th Feb 2019, 22:19
Replies: 35
Views: 2,854
Posted By ShyTorque

Of course they can (to fly commercially or any...

Of course they can (to fly commercially or any other type of flying). That doesn't solve the problem of not easily being able to see a doctor for medical help, which would hopefully hasten recovery.
12th Feb 2019, 21:07
Replies: 51
Views: 25,387
Posted By ShyTorque

I feel sorry for her. My first thought was:...

I feel sorry for her.

My first thought was: "1000 hours? That's not many hours at all for such a huge responsibility".
Forum: Jet Blast
12th Feb 2019, 19:55
Replies: 263
Views: 29,756
Posted By ShyTorque

I'm an arsonist in my spare time.

I'm an arsonist in my spare time.
Forum: Jet Blast
12th Feb 2019, 19:50
Replies: 35
Views: 2,854
Posted By ShyTorque

PN, By the term "based", I meant not...

PN,

By the term "based", I meant not operating from an airport, rather than not living at one.

Unfortunately, it isn't ever going to happen in the real world.
Forum: Jet Blast
12th Feb 2019, 18:26
Replies: 263
Views: 29,756
Posted By ShyTorque

My wife still occasionally buys a newspaper. I...

My wife still occasionally buys a newspaper. I seldom read them but I do find them useful for lighting the fire, cleaning windows, soaking up oil in the garage and for putting down on the utility...
Forum: Jet Blast
12th Feb 2019, 17:41
Replies: 35
Views: 2,854
Posted By ShyTorque

PN, 1). An "AvMed doctor" at each...

PN,


1). An "AvMed doctor" at each airport? How would that be funded? Also, not everyone is actually based at an airport per se.

2). I'm more than old enough to understand the limitations of...
Forum: Questions
12th Feb 2019, 17:04
Replies: 40
Views: 7,139
Posted By ShyTorque

I use feet because that's what is written on my...

I use feet because that's what is written on my altifeeter.
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