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Forum: Jet Blast
16th May 2021, 05:16
Replies: 82
Views: 3,954
Posted By SMT Member

"Join the gravy train", must be spoken by someone...

"Join the gravy train", must be spoken by someone who haven't got a flippin' clue!

I live in a country with some of the most generous social welfare nets in the world, and living off the...
19th Apr 2021, 11:00
Replies: 55
Views: 49,541
Posted By SMT Member

And yet the aircraft (G500) is still listed on...

And yet the aircraft (G500) is still listed on QE's website as available for charter.
Forum: Jet Blast
2nd Apr 2021, 06:59
Replies: 9,496
Views: 4,221,805
Posted By SMT Member

I'm not a wannabe; I'm an "ex". Obviously not in...

I'm not a wannabe; I'm an "ex". Obviously not in F1, but I have raced competitively.

F1 is supposed to be the pinnacle, assembling the 20 best drivers in the world driving the fastest cars. If...
Forum: Jet Blast
1st Apr 2021, 12:07
Replies: 9,496
Views: 4,221,805
Posted By SMT Member

Exactly, and the rules could be made perfectly...

Exactly, and the rules could be made perfectly clear, unambiguous and equal for all:

The rule
All 4 wheels must be inside the white demarcation lines at all times. Not just in one, two, or three...
Forum: Jet Blast
26th Mar 2021, 09:41
Replies: 137
Views: 8,781
Posted By SMT Member

The first car I can remember was Dad's FIAT 127,...

The first car I can remember was Dad's FIAT 127, in a dark blue colour. It was succeeded by a Datsun Cherry, brand new in 1980, and bought from a life-long friend of my dad owned the largest Datsun...
Forum: Jet Blast
14th Mar 2021, 20:31
Replies: 38
Views: 2,348
Posted By SMT Member

The largest producer of oil in the EU, Denmark,...

The largest producer of oil in the EU, Denmark, has already put a ban on future exploration and are planning to gradually phase North Sea oil production out. They're also planning the build of two...
Forum: Middle East
22nd Jan 2021, 21:24
Replies: 1,907
Views: 1,720,568
Posted By SMT Member

More news reveals 50 passengers arrived CPH on EK...

More news reveals 50 passengers arrived CPH on EK infected with CV-19. All passengers are tested on arrival. Of those 50 from EK flights, 33 had a false negative test from Dubai, as they tested...
Forum: Middle East
22nd Jan 2021, 12:52
Replies: 1,907
Views: 1,720,568
Posted By SMT Member

I'm not pointing my fingers at anyone, merely...

I'm not pointing my fingers at anyone, merely pointing out that the Danish authorities have introduced a ban on flights from the UAE and the reasons why.
Forum: Middle East
22nd Jan 2021, 05:54
Replies: 1,907
Views: 1,720,568
Posted By SMT Member

Denmark just banned all passenger flights from...

Denmark just banned all passenger flights from the UAE (effectively only DXB) for minimum 5 days, over suspicion of "sloppy" PCR testing and possible counterfeit PCR tests being made available for...
Forum: Jet Blast
17th Jan 2021, 16:16
Replies: 372
Views: 24,434
Posted By SMT Member

The word "classic" is, by and large, synonymous...

The word "classic" is, by and large, synonymous with "pretty shyte quality, won't work when you need it, requires umpteen hours of work and/or deep pockets, and are between utterly and somewhat crap...
Forum: Jet Blast
13th Jan 2021, 08:47
Replies: 87
Views: 4,830
Posted By SMT Member

Most of those I could mention have already been...

Most of those I could mention have already been done, so, only one left:

Alfa Romeo V6 at full chat
25th Dec 2020, 15:44
Replies: 288
Views: 122,655
Posted By SMT Member

The present status of the UK having left EASA is,...

The present status of the UK having left EASA is, that the UK CAA recognises and accepts EASA competence, but not the other way around. It's a major pain in the administrative posterior, not least...
20th Dec 2020, 18:31
Replies: 106
Views: 66,074
Posted By SMT Member

One obvious solution to culture change would be...

One obvious solution to culture change would be to end all financial or productivity based bonuses for each and every employee of Boeing, from the board down. If a bonus system must be in place,...
Forum: Jet Blast
16th Dec 2020, 06:33
Replies: 30
Views: 3,254
Posted By SMT Member

My objection is that the reader promotes him- or...

My objection is that the reader promotes him- or herself. I really don't care who reads from the teleprompter, nor whether they're male or femaie. It's the news that's important, not the person...
Forum: Jet Blast
14th Dec 2020, 21:20
Replies: 30
Views: 3,254
Posted By SMT Member

Years ago I was puzzled when I noticed the BBC...

Years ago I was puzzled when I noticed the BBC doing short self-promo bits, with some news reader stating something along the lines of "join me, Holly Cumpuddle, at 9 o'clock for the news", and I...
Forum: Jet Blast
6th Dec 2020, 19:29
Replies: 9,496
Views: 4,221,805
Posted By SMT Member

Russel here, Russel there and a spot of Hamilton....

Russel here, Russel there and a spot of Hamilton. Sod that, boring.

Congratulations to Checo for winning his first race, fully deserved after Leclerc had yet another brain fart and pushing back up...
3rd Dec 2020, 15:33
Replies: 39
Views: 18,544
Posted By SMT Member

Which is utterly irrelevant as the accident...

Which is utterly irrelevant as the accident didn't happen in Djibouti. The aircraft landed down short in Garowe on a service that was supposed to be Djibouti-Hargeisa-Garowe-Mogadishu. The fire truck...
Forum: Jet Blast
25th Nov 2020, 20:40
Replies: 33
Views: 3,854
Posted By SMT Member

The "hand of god" wasn't what won that particular...

The "hand of god" wasn't what won that particular match, it was a good team meeting a less good team. And the good team also happened to have the best player in the world at their side, as evidence...
Forum: Jet Blast
25th Nov 2020, 18:12
Replies: 33
Views: 3,854
Posted By SMT Member

Diego Maradona

One of the greatest, perhaps even the greatest, football players has passed at the age of 60.

As big and indisputable as his talent was on the pitch, he was also a "weak" person who fell into the...
21st Nov 2020, 05:04
Replies: 49
Views: 20,106
Posted By SMT Member

The most expensive corporate blunder was...

The most expensive corporate blunder was Deepwater Horizon and BP, which came in at a cost of around 65BN. But BP is a company which sported a 278BN turnover in 2019, vs. 76BN for Boeing in the same...
Forum: Jet Blast
15th Nov 2020, 07:57
Replies: 772
Views: 42,877
Posted By SMT Member

I suppose it's possible to be a sadder old...

I suppose it's possible to be a sadder old curmudgeon, but this is getting pretty close to relative limits. When I lived abroad it was very common for me to fire up the wagon and head back home for a...
Forum: Jet Blast
15th Nov 2020, 07:29
Replies: 6,613
Views: 458,295
Posted By SMT Member

There's nothing "far left", and much less...

There's nothing "far left", and much less "socialist", about such programs. In fact that's how most of the civilised world run things.

Some Americans have an extremely warped sense of reality, and...
Forum: Jet Blast
14th Nov 2020, 15:04
Replies: 9,496
Views: 4,221,805
Posted By SMT Member

1: First of all a massive congratulations to...

1: First of all a massive congratulations to Stroll for securing his first pole, especially under such challenging conditions. One could perhaps argue the Force India (or whatever they're called...
Forum: Jet Blast
11th Nov 2020, 15:19
Replies: 6,613
Views: 458,295
Posted By SMT Member

The Orange Panda is free to feel as he pleases...

The Orange Panda is free to feel as he pleases (albeit I honestly think the only feelings he's capably of mustering are hunger and lust for his daughter), but there is currently zero evidence to...
Forum: Jet Blast
10th Oct 2020, 07:26
Replies: 6,613
Views: 458,295
Posted By SMT Member

Tens of millions backed Hitler and Mussolini too...

Tens of millions backed Hitler and Mussolini too and I, for one, would very much refer to them as undesireable.

I would, however, say that both shameless and undesirable are much too kind....
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