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10th Aug 2020, 15:31
Replies: 17
Views: 4,804
Posted By Wig Wag

Aaaah! That was wonderful telly in stored...

Aaaah! That was wonderful telly in stored perpetuity here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NJAVlobjKKY

The scene in the control tower had all the atmosphere of a cocktail party or even garden...
29th Jun 2020, 09:26
Replies: 111
Views: 32,416
Posted By Wig Wag

The Isle of Man pays the UK around £2 million per...

The Isle of Man pays the UK around £2 million per annum for defence. Out of that they get the Red Arrows at the TT and the occasional visit from bomb disposal for WW1 ordnance washed up on the north...
Forum: Jet Blast
23rd Jun 2020, 18:59
Replies: 962
Views: 91,890
Posted By Wig Wag

Precisely. Blackpool Airport, the CAA and the...

Precisely. Blackpool Airport, the CAA and the Police do not have any legal vires to become involved with the banner towing company.

They are reacting politically for fear of being criticised for...
13th Apr 2020, 16:50
Replies: 39
Views: 5,832
Posted By Wig Wag

IEA! Those were the fun days. They were the...

IEA! Those were the fun days.

They were the master of the 'W' pattern where you started, or ended, with a taxi journey. Report Cardiff, taxi Manston, operate Manston - Larnaca, slip three days,...
Forum: Jet Blast
17th Dec 2019, 18:49
Replies: 5,964
Views: 865,390
Posted By Wig Wag

The PM is respecting his core electorate which...

The PM is respecting his core electorate which now includes diehard Labour voters who switched to Tory as they were Leave voters with a Remain Labour MP. If he lets them down they will go back to...
Forum: Jet Blast
17th Nov 2019, 09:36
Replies: 164
Views: 48,630
Posted By Wig Wag

'I reckon he knew all about Epstein's...

'I reckon he knew all about Epstein's predilictions'

Did everyone who associated with Jimmy Saville know about his predilections?
Forum: Jet Blast
17th Nov 2019, 08:07
Replies: 164
Views: 48,630
Posted By Wig Wag

I didn't watch the interview but I do wonder how...

I didn't watch the interview but I do wonder how people like HRH are supposed to deal with allegations.

Some years ago, when this whole issue of celebrities being called to account for past...
3rd Nov 2019, 07:33
Replies: 15
Views: 2,233
Posted By Wig Wag

These munitions in Beaufort's Dyke are...

These munitions in Beaufort's Dyke are occasionally washed up on the north coast of the Isle of Man. The undersea cables get disturbed when the undersea currents are heavy and dislodge the shells...
20th Oct 2019, 19:38
Replies: 41
Views: 9,733
Posted By Wig Wag

'One pilot, two navs jumped out; now that must be...

'One pilot, two navs jumped out; now that must be a record!'

He affectionately acquired the nickname 'Skids' thereafter!
5th Oct 2019, 06:33
Replies: 4
Views: 1,391
Posted By Wig Wag

I listened to this and found his story to be...

I listened to this and found his story to be utterly compelling. The way he tells his story is understated and concise with the result that you learn how it felt to be there at the time.

The scene...
6th Jul 2018, 16:18
Replies: 55
Views: 12,727
Posted By Wig Wag

John Farley's ability to translate the...

John Farley's ability to translate the complicated into the simple left a lasting impression on me. He had made an art of explaining situations, issues and technical matters in a way in which a...
3rd Jul 2018, 07:08
Replies: 55
Views: 12,727
Posted By Wig Wag

​...

​ (https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/obituary-john-farley-the-harriers-champion-449661/)Another obituary in Flight International:
OBITUARY: John Farley – the Harrier’s champion ...
22nd Jun 2018, 09:59
Replies: 155
Views: 30,999
Posted By Wig Wag

Again, easy. The national Governments of France,...

Again, easy. The national Governments of France, Germany and Spain will not want Airbus compromised by EU intransigence. They will lobby the EU for an uninterrupted supply chain post Brexit. The EU...
22nd Jun 2018, 09:39
Replies: 155
Views: 30,999
Posted By Wig Wag

The solution, therefore, is simple. The EU must...

The solution, therefore, is simple. The EU must act to ensure that the post Brexit paperwork is seamless so the supply chain is not interrupted.
22nd Jun 2018, 09:04
Replies: 155
Views: 30,999
Posted By Wig Wag

From the Airbus website: ...

From the Airbus website:

http://www.airbus.com/be-an-airbus-supplier.html:

Why, therefore, should it matter if the UK is outside the EU?
14th Jun 2018, 11:58
Replies: 55
Views: 12,727
Posted By Wig Wag

Very sad news. Some years ago I posted a...

Very sad news.

Some years ago I posted a message on Pprune asking for help with a project and John Farley kindly responded. I had the pleasure of lunch with him and Mrs Farley. He was quite the...
18th May 2018, 19:37
Replies: 20
Views: 2,340
Posted By Wig Wag

I took Wig Wag junior, aged thirteen, to see the...

I took Wig Wag junior, aged thirteen, to see the film. At the end he took my breath away by remarking "Dad,for the first time in my life I feel proud to be British!" He then asked "Can you switch of...
14th Apr 2018, 07:10
Replies: 732
Views: 456,883
Posted By Wig Wag

There is no political significance to this. It is...

There is no political significance to this. It is a statement of fact. All that is required is for Westminster to pass a short piece of legislation bring legal control of licences etc onshore.
...
14th Dec 2017, 13:58
Replies: 132
Views: 30,129
Posted By Wig Wag

That could be quite amusing as a chap could learn...

That could be quite amusing as a chap could learn what the powers that be really thought of him - not what he thought they thought of him! :O
14th Dec 2017, 10:08
Replies: 132
Views: 30,129
Posted By Wig Wag

Just out of interest how detailed are 'service...

Just out of interest how detailed are 'service records' ?

Do they include things like training reports, 1369's, medical reports and correspondence?
14th Dec 2017, 08:09
Replies: 132
Views: 30,129
Posted By Wig Wag

I recall that, back in the 1980's, when the RAF...

I recall that, back in the 1980's, when the RAF had a morale and retention problem, they appointed the splendid Air Commodore Bobby Robson to review the problem and report. He bounded into the...
2nd Oct 2017, 06:40
Replies: 1,189
Views: 898,468
Posted By Wig Wag

Gosh this is sad. Horribile shock when you...

Gosh this is sad. Horribile shock when you airline goes belly up in this way. Damn good Briitish airline Monarch and they did an excellent job throughout.

Huge sympathies to all and here's hoping...
29th Jul 2017, 08:31
Replies: 4
Views: 6,068
Posted By Wig Wag

The Times ran an obituary on 28 July: ...

The Times ran an obituary on 28 July:

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/obituary-professor-roger-wootton-0mxtq6n5m


(continues via the paywall . . . )
9th Jul 2017, 16:24
Replies: 4
Views: 6,068
Posted By Wig Wag

Prof Roger Wootton RIP

Very sad to hear today that Prof Roger Wooton late of the City University MSC courses has passed away.

Tremendous character. Fearfully bright, delightfully quirky and years ahead of his time. I'm...
1st Jul 2016, 16:04
Replies: 51
Views: 22,165
Posted By Wig Wag

Pilots threaten to strike over fatigue concerns - Telegraph

Pilots threaten to strike over fatigue concerns (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2016/06/29/pilots-threaten-to-strike-over-fatigue-concerns/) - Daily Telegraph



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