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11th Aug 2022, 02:53
Replies: 39
Views: 3,357
Posted By Asturias56

CDG Tuesday Long haul Business 45 minutes from...

CDG Tuesday Long haul Business 45 minutes from taxi to airside with priority throughout. Very busy but moving steadily. Biggest problem at Security where sensors seemed to be picking up EVERYTHING...
7th Aug 2022, 07:45
Replies: 24
Views: 4,791
Posted By Asturias56

Years ago I shared the circuit at Newcastle...

Years ago I shared the circuit at Newcastle Woolsington with a pair of USAF F-111's - shooting the ILS to keep up some currency they said
7th Aug 2022, 07:44
Replies: 72
Views: 16,629
Posted By Asturias56

For years the UK talks about Reserves etc etc...

For years the UK talks about Reserves etc etc but they are never funded properly and there is no constituency in the full-time services or the MoD that supports the ideas really. You need ...
7th Aug 2022, 07:39
Replies: 1,419
Views: 428,479
Posted By Asturias56

Taiwan is still officially "The Republic of...

Taiwan is still officially "The Republic of China" I believe

the DDR/BDR isn't really the same as neither side claimed to "own" or represent the other

A more interesting example is the Republic...
6th Aug 2022, 18:07
Replies: 406
Views: 116,351
Posted By Asturias56

"a Would I spend money on keep the heating and...

"a Would I spend money on keep the heating and lights on, and putting food on the table, or on two weeks in Tenerife? Its a no brainer."

yuo, turn everything off and head for the sun - and cheap...
6th Aug 2022, 18:05
Replies: 1,363
Views: 90,019
Posted By Asturias56

Are we in Southern England?

Are we in Southern England?
6th Aug 2022, 18:04
Replies: 1,419
Views: 428,479
Posted By Asturias56

"Part of China but not part of communist China" ...

"Part of China but not part of communist China"

IIRC the KMT claimed to run the whole shooting match - and a lot of people in DC agreed with them - until they didn't of course.

I sometimes...
6th Aug 2022, 07:50
Replies: 21
Views: 2,264
Posted By Asturias56

"I always thought is interesting in that as...

"I always thought is interesting in that as strong as his interest in this facet of aviation, Paul Allen never flew in any of his warbirds. "

A very wise man................ I don't repaint the...
6th Aug 2022, 07:44
Replies: 1,419
Views: 428,479
Posted By Asturias56

If , in 1945-48, the KMT had declared Taiwan...

If , in 1945-48, the KMT had declared Taiwan independent and asked for US recognition we wouldn't be where we are today - China would almost certainly claim Taiwan but Is upectthe rhetoric would be...
5th Aug 2022, 11:22
Replies: 3,262
Views: 442,846
Posted By Asturias56

"Dual stick controls that is interesting!2 ...

"Dual stick controls that is interesting!2

maybe they got them from a tank............
5th Aug 2022, 11:19
Replies: 20
Views: 2,452
Posted By Asturias56

"But I can see why we would want to be able to...

"But I can see why we would want to be able to hold threats at distance"

and hold a lot of exercises with the Indonesian and Philippine armed services - they and their people will be the ones...
5th Aug 2022, 07:35
Replies: 3,262
Views: 442,846
Posted By Asturias56

Ahhhh - well after 1914 then! I think Noyade...

Ahhhh - well after 1914 then!

I think Noyade needs to name the challenge tho! Not sure that's the most comfortable (or quiet) cockpit I've ever seen

PS "you can see a bit of an aileron" yes...
5th Aug 2022, 07:34
Replies: 21
Views: 2,264
Posted By Asturias56

Good news!! :ok:

Good news!! :ok:
5th Aug 2022, 07:33
Replies: 11
Views: 2,627
Posted By Asturias56

I can't remember demonstrations at Thor bases -...

I can't remember demonstrations at Thor bases - there was the annual CND Easter Jamboree to/from Aldermaston but that was understandable as there was a good railway or bus home if you got sore feet...
5th Aug 2022, 07:28
Replies: 1,419
Views: 428,479
Posted By Asturias56

Trouble is Xi has chosen to inflame Nationalist ...

Trouble is Xi has chosen to inflame Nationalist tendencies rather than cool them - no doubt so they "need" a Strong Leader.

Now he has to wind down the tension whilst still banging the big drum.
5th Aug 2022, 07:25
Replies: 20
Views: 2,452
Posted By Asturias56

"I had thought the Abrams were bought to be...

"I had thought the Abrams were bought to be embarked (by ship or C-17) for infantry cover in the near island chains."

there are 17,00 islands in Indonesia - you'd better choose the right one to...
Forum: Jet Blast
5th Aug 2022, 07:21
Replies: 121
Views: 17,763
Posted By Asturias56

"Doctors have warned there is "significant risk"...

"Doctors have warned there is "significant risk" in moving him." -

these would be the same doctors that say he's already effectively dead? And have fought tooth and nail to stop treating him??
...
4th Aug 2022, 06:55
Replies: 33
Views: 7,347
Posted By Asturias56

To be fair we chased and still chase nazis...

To be fair we chased and still chase nazis involved in the Holocaust 75+ years after the event. This strike just shows that there is no statue of limitations on mass murder or mass murderers
4th Aug 2022, 06:52
Replies: 1,419
Views: 428,479
Posted By Asturias56

The Chinese (and very few westerners TBH) don't...

The Chinese (and very few westerners TBH) don't understand the "she's, strictly speaking, operating under her role in the Legislative Branch (we had a few visits by Senators while I was deployed some...
4th Aug 2022, 06:48
Replies: 894
Views: 316,526
Posted By Asturias56

I'm sure the Russian Defence Industry are...

I'm sure the Russian Defence Industry are working over time!
4th Aug 2022, 06:48
Replies: 20
Views: 2,452
Posted By Asturias56

"What are we thinking - that there'll be a ground...

"What are we thinking - that there'll be a ground war in our backyard big enough to worry us but too small for the Yanks to care?"

The big question in my mind is does Australia need to be able to...
4th Aug 2022, 06:38
Replies: 3,262
Views: 442,846
Posted By Asturias56

Thought it was a really early wing-warper but not...

Thought it was a really early wing-warper but not so sure looking at the wing (and that would be far too easy!) Is it post 1914 Bear?
3rd Aug 2022, 11:45
Replies: 20
Views: 1,077
Posted By Asturias56

"I can't recall ever being on a flight where,...

"I can't recall ever being on a flight where, whether instructed or not, passengers only stood up one row at a time. "

I can remember a single occasion - JAL
3rd Aug 2022, 11:43
Replies: 11
Views: 2,627
Posted By Asturias56

I was thinking of the Great British Public - I...

I was thinking of the Great British Public - I doubt 1 in a hundred thousand knew (or cared) about them - whereas the GLCM's were a media circus for ages before they even appeared
3rd Aug 2022, 11:41
Replies: 1,419
Views: 428,479
Posted By Asturias56

The dark blue "Territorial Waters" line looks a...

The dark blue "Territorial Waters" line looks a lot more than 12 miles off the coast?

"I read that the Administration asked her to cancel the trip ("

I read the same thing but it was "sources...
3rd Aug 2022, 11:36
Replies: 20
Views: 2,452
Posted By Asturias56

" We were getting 12 French subs and now probably...

" We were getting 12 French subs and now probably 8 nukes."

Since the UK can only afford 7 SSN's and the French 6 I think that's hope over experience
3rd Aug 2022, 06:42
Replies: 6,519
Views: 1,976,642
Posted By Asturias56

The people who believe that sort of thing are...

The people who believe that sort of thing are also first in the queue to suggest we need more teachers, more health workers, more police, more people at the DVLA, more people at the passport office,...
3rd Aug 2022, 06:38
Replies: 894
Views: 316,526
Posted By Asturias56

makes sense - I doubt they have many left after...

makes sense - I doubt they have many left after supplying Ukraine
3rd Aug 2022, 06:36
Replies: 11
Views: 2,627
Posted By Asturias56

What amazes me is how low profile the Thor force...

What amazes me is how low profile the Thor force was . Compare it to the Cruise Missile protests 25 years later.
2nd Aug 2022, 06:54
Replies: 20
Views: 1,077
Posted By Asturias56

IIRC a few years back someone in the USA...

IIRC a few years back someone in the USA published research showing it was faster to load and unload by distance from the aisle . I think it utilises the whole length of the aircraft aisle all the...
2nd Aug 2022, 06:49
Replies: 6,519
Views: 1,976,642
Posted By Asturias56

Article is firewalled

Article is firewalled
2nd Aug 2022, 06:48
Replies: 1,419
Views: 428,479
Posted By Asturias56

"Attempts at bullying usually start with bluster,...

"Attempts at bullying usually start with bluster, yes."

and so do many wars I'm afraid.
1st Aug 2022, 08:40
Replies: 3,262
Views: 442,846
Posted By Asturias56

"The Desert Rats"? Mason played Rommel in that ...

"The Desert Rats"? Mason played Rommel in that - could be a JU51 with the Cross painted over the rear window aft of the door?
1st Aug 2022, 08:35
Replies: 9
Views: 1,418
Posted By Asturias56

"What reason do you have to distrust the PA...

"What reason do you have to distrust the PA announcement about an engine problem ?"

Agreed - I was on an Air Canada 747 out of LHR late 80's where exactly that happened - the plane sort "wallowed"...
30th Jul 2022, 09:50
Replies: 499
Views: 169,974
Posted By Asturias56

"The ontime performance of trunk routes ex LHR...

"The ontime performance of trunk routes ex LHR meanwhile seem much better which is surprising."

Its the same everywhere and regular LHR users don't think its good at all...................
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