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7th Jun 2021, 16:49
Replies: 130
Views: 10,682
Posted By flash8

Well, this seems the thread to assist my quest,...

Well, this seems the thread to assist my quest, over the years have often wondered.

Back in 1991/1992 as a fresher at (Edinburgh) University we had an older black gentleman on our course (in his...
30th May 2021, 20:15
Replies: 93
Views: 15,549
Posted By flash8

Whilst Rome burns comes to mind...

Whilst Rome burns comes to mind...
27th May 2021, 21:48
Replies: 23
Views: 1,948
Posted By flash8

I was always under the impression it was a much...

I was always under the impression it was a much shorter time, not that now, we'll ever know why,
27th May 2021, 19:54
Replies: 113
Views: 16,311
Posted By flash8

Not to the Med I'd imagine? but certainly to the...

Not to the Med I'd imagine? but certainly to the Black Sea resorts, with Balkan on charter?
5th May 2021, 19:18
Replies: 52
Views: 7,950
Posted By flash8

US Army I think still use the DAGR which has...

US Army I think still use the DAGR which has anti-spoofing technology, they did a while back anyhow when I worked for them, although have not ever heard of a case of spoofing a GPS in theatre -...
Forum: Jet Blast
5th May 2021, 15:29
Replies: 63
Views: 5,271
Posted By flash8

Torque, you may have a point there ) SA,...

Torque, you may have a point there )


SA, I don't advocate such methods, but I do feel for those trampled under her and the Post offices/Fujitsu senior management feet, they behaved despicably...
Forum: Jet Blast
2nd May 2021, 12:32
Replies: 63
Views: 5,271
Posted By flash8

Instead she will quietly retire with Millions in...

Instead she will quietly retire with Millions in bonuses. Oh, the British way.
Forum: Jet Blast
30th Apr 2021, 09:58
Replies: 117
Views: 7,057
Posted By flash8

The British obsession of getting pissed. Lived in...

The British obsession of getting pissed. Lived in quite a few places and invariably if there is trouble in the bars it comes from drunk Brits, Irish, Aussies, Kiwis or South Africans, all five have...
Forum: Jet Blast
23rd Apr 2021, 16:54
Replies: 63
Views: 5,271
Posted By flash8

Those that suffered horrendously with Prison,...

Those that suffered horrendously with Prison, relationships, family etc. were fobbed off I believe with an average 20K settlement.

There were many complicit in this affair that allowed things to...
Forum: Jet Blast
22nd Apr 2021, 21:49
Replies: 77
Views: 5,515
Posted By flash8

Can we diverge into model railways? As a boy...

Can we diverge into model railways?

As a boy I had a 00 Hornby Shunter and a Lima Shunter (these were cheapest way when you couldn't afford the regular engines to haul your carriages) - I was...
Forum: Jet Blast
20th Apr 2021, 13:47
Replies: 144
Views: 26,546
Posted By flash8

A really good point that never occured to me,...

A really good point that never occured to me, would be trivial to implement so interested to hear any reason it hasn't been.
Forum: Jet Blast
20th Apr 2021, 13:42
Replies: 145
Views: 12,404
Posted By flash8

Not sure I'd attempt to go that far Gypsy! But...

Not sure I'd attempt to go that far Gypsy! But was thinking about this today and realized for those of use fifty and over the Royals have in some way been an integral part of our lives, for better or...
Forum: Jet Blast
19th Apr 2021, 20:13
Replies: 145
Views: 12,404
Posted By flash8

When the Queen departs it will truly be an end of...

When the Queen departs it will truly be an end of an era, one that even I will be moved by (and I'm not exactly endeared to the old country) - suspect that it will also be the end of the Royals as...
Forum: Jet Blast
19th Apr 2021, 20:05
Replies: 15
Views: 2,301
Posted By flash8

Indeed.. the Shamrock (opened '91), Molly Gwynn's...

Indeed.. the Shamrock (opened '91), Molly Gwynn's (original version) and others.. many long gone but not forgotten by flash. They were expat haunts for many a year for myself, and indeed many others...
Forum: Jet Blast
19th Apr 2021, 13:51
Replies: 15
Views: 2,301
Posted By flash8

Transaero jets (initially I believe the 737-200)...

Transaero jets (initially I believe the 737-200) were registered in Ireland way back in the mid 90's, this has been going on at least 25 years.
Forum: Jet Blast
19th Apr 2021, 13:38
Replies: 77
Views: 5,515
Posted By flash8

Airfix were great, I remember building the...

Airfix were great, I remember building the Braniff Big Orange amd Lufthansa 737-200 back in the day.... also the Space 1999 Eagle Interceptor, which "flew" around the garden with Commander Flash in...
Forum: Jet Blast
19th Apr 2021, 12:38
Replies: 144
Views: 26,546
Posted By flash8

Irrespective of the circumstances of the accident...

Irrespective of the circumstances of the accident it is most concerning that the image processing software and sensors, gps, etc allowed this to happen on 'autopilot" where such events I'd imagine...
Forum: Jet Blast
19th Apr 2021, 11:08
Replies: 3,252
Views: 367,689
Posted By flash8

They were interviewed here in Russia by Margarita...

They were interviewed here in Russia by Margarita Simonyan, a very well respected journalist, who managed in the interview to ridicule them at every turn before delivering one of the ultimate insults...
18th Apr 2021, 21:40
Replies: 194
Views: 32,999
Posted By flash8

1954... so not so ancestral ) For many older...

1954... so not so ancestral )
For many older Russians the Crimea holds a magnetic hold. That may well be the tipping point despite any rationality, those that speak Russian will surely know the...
13th Apr 2021, 13:51
Replies: 194
Views: 32,999
Posted By flash8

I did hear from a Russian Military colleague that...

I did hear from a Russian Military colleague that if things were to escalate we'd see much activity in Tiraspol beforehand (stuff flying in), forgive my lack of knowledge but would this be called a...
12th Apr 2021, 22:54
Replies: 194
Views: 32,999
Posted By flash8

Never underestimate ethnic Ukrainians hatred for...

Never underestimate ethnic Ukrainians hatred for the Russians is all I can add.

Lived there for a number of years (Kiev and Odessa) and I've seen perfectly normal boys and girls turn into rabid...
1st Apr 2021, 20:53
Replies: 26
Views: 5,379
Posted By flash8

The original label is "BOAC April 1971 - B747...

The original label is "BOAC April 1971 - B747 complete crew in front of aircraft LHR - April 1971 (https://dibley.eu.com/images/1BOACApril1971-B747completecrewinfrontofaircraftLHR-Aoril1971.jpg)", so...
1st Apr 2021, 19:54
Replies: 26
Views: 5,379
Posted By flash8

BOAC 747 - April 1971

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/1556x600/1boacapril1971_b747completecrewinfrontofaircraftlhr_aoril1971_16388b7f870cd998cec279ab765c98c5b36e4e1c.jpg
Boeing 747 LHR April 1971 (With...
27th Mar 2021, 19:50
Replies: 103
Views: 20,383
Posted By flash8

PPL Instructor (Eva, TPC, Denham) got me through...

PPL Instructor (Eva, TPC, Denham) got me through PPL and was one of the best pilots I have ever flown with, she taught me a hell of a lot, CPL Instructor (Anna the Finn, VFC) got me through CPL (and...
6th Mar 2021, 02:15
Replies: 849
Views: 805,426
Posted By flash8

Or even less.

Or even less.
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