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Forum: ATC Issues
8th Apr 2012, 20:48
Replies: 3
Views: 1,606
Posted By Scooby Don't

No, just justifying a fam flight.

No, just justifying a fam flight.
Forum: ATC Issues
8th Apr 2012, 17:06
Replies: 3
Views: 1,606
Posted By Scooby Don't

Thanks to my PMer!

Thanks to my PMer!
Forum: ATC Issues
7th Apr 2012, 14:12
Replies: 3
Views: 1,606
Posted By Scooby Don't

Newcastle ATC - who to contact for a visit?

I'll be in Geordieland soon and would like to pay a brief visit to Newcastle ATC. Does anyone have a phone number for the WM's desk or whoever is best placed to approve a visit? All I can find on the...
Forum: Jet Blast
13th Jul 2010, 15:44
Replies: 26
Views: 2,226
Posted By Scooby Don't

Octane magazine would be worth a look - they have...

Octane magazine would be worth a look - they have some info on auctions as well as plenty of dealer and private ads for classics. It is also a pretty good read!

It is worth pointing out that while...
Forum: ATC Issues
9th Jul 2010, 10:04
Replies: 7
Views: 2,288
Posted By Scooby Don't

No need for a rooster. The morning call to prayer...

No need for a rooster. The morning call to prayer will wake you up... :}
Forum: ATC Issues
7th Jul 2010, 18:48
Replies: 16
Views: 4,261
Posted By Scooby Don't

The sporty stuff is good to do anyway, as is the...

The sporty stuff is good to do anyway, as is the D of E Award Scheme. As a CV builder though, it has more application to the RAF than to civil ATC. The reason is that the RAF is picking officers (and...
Forum: Jet Blast
1st Jul 2010, 22:01
Replies: 25
Views: 2,681
Posted By Scooby Don't

V2 - Nice Beaver! :ok:

V2 - Nice Beaver! :ok:
Forum: Jet Blast
1st Jul 2010, 11:30
Replies: 22
Views: 2,227
Posted By Scooby Don't

36 inches long? Umm, that'd be a bit short......

36 inches long? Umm, that'd be a bit short... Minimum legal barrel length in the UK is 24 inches, but anything shorter than 28 inches is unusual. Add a couple of inches for the trigger's distance...
Forum: Jet Blast
1st Jul 2010, 07:19
Replies: 55
Views: 3,426
Posted By Scooby Don't

ehwat - some things are far too serious to joke...

ehwat - some things are far too serious to joke about.... :eek:
Forum: Jet Blast
30th Jun 2010, 21:04
Replies: 55
Views: 3,426
Posted By Scooby Don't

When parking in a multi-story car park (parkade...

When parking in a multi-story car park (parkade to Canadians), you must count out each level, in the style accorded by the car park operators - P1, P2, or Level 1, Level 2, etc etc - and each half...
Forum: Jet Blast
30th Jun 2010, 20:56
Replies: 22
Views: 2,227
Posted By Scooby Don't

There are two possible issues with your rabbits. ...

There are two possible issues with your rabbits.

1. A lead deficiency in the brain.

2. An overly-short spinal cord.

Problem #1 can be solved with the application of a small piece of lead...
Forum: Jet Blast
27th Jun 2010, 14:49
Replies: 13
Views: 2,087
Posted By Scooby Don't

North American trains start at about 6,000 ft...

North American trains start at about 6,000 ft long (hmm, that would be over a statute mile...) and go up to about 20,000 ft with distributed power, i.e. 2 locomotives at the front and a third in the...
Forum: ATC Issues
24th Jun 2010, 21:18
Replies: 2
Views: 1,027
Posted By Scooby Don't

Things be different in Canada! Local...

Things be different in Canada!

Local procedures may differ, but in general if you're starting your flight VFR beneath a terminal, contact the VTA frequency. It should be published on the VTA chart.
Forum: Jet Blast
20th Jun 2010, 21:02
Replies: 6
Views: 1,226
Posted By Scooby Don't

There are levels of alcohol dependency, with out...

There are levels of alcohol dependency, with out and out alcoholism at the top of the scale. If you're able to delay your drinking until, say, supper time or later, you may not be quite all the way...
Forum: Jet Blast
17th Jun 2010, 07:52
Replies: 76
Views: 6,332
Posted By Scooby Don't

Quite right mini. It's a hangover from Articles 2...

Quite right mini. It's a hangover from Articles 2 and 3 of the 1937 Irish Constitution, which stated that the whole island of Ireland formed a single "national territory".That claim was dropped as...
Forum: Jet Blast
16th Jun 2010, 20:38
Replies: 76
Views: 6,332
Posted By Scooby Don't

Hey Low Flier, has the government "discharged its...

Hey Low Flier, has the government "discharged its duty of care" or should it be that "the murderers who slaughtered unarmed civilians on Bloody Sunday will be charged and tried for what they did?"...
Forum: Jet Blast
15th Jun 2010, 15:40
Replies: 83
Views: 5,393
Posted By Scooby Don't

Whichever council jobsworth spewed his...

Whichever council jobsworth spewed his "knowledge" at philrigger has presumably never head of the general licence, under which any landowner (or his agent, which includes anyone he allows on his land...
Forum: Jet Blast
14th Jun 2010, 14:12
Replies: 26
Views: 4,134
Posted By Scooby Don't

Football is fine when preceded by the words...

Football is fine when preceded by the words "rugby" and "union"; otherwise I find it dull and its fans boorish no matter where they hail from.

However, a couple of points worth making...

There...
Forum: Jet Blast
14th Jun 2010, 08:38
Replies: 83
Views: 5,393
Posted By Scooby Don't

Squirrel brain being a delicacy in parts of the...

Squirrel brain being a delicacy in parts of the southern US, the was a rash of CJD cases in, I think, Kentucky or West Virginia in the 90s which were blamed on the brains. This, despite the average...
Forum: Jet Blast
13th Jun 2010, 22:16
Replies: 83
Views: 5,393
Posted By Scooby Don't

Air pistols for pigeons... Bad idea! The...

Air pistols for pigeons...

Bad idea! The legal power limit for an air pistol is half that for an air rifle - only 6 ft lbs. Pigeons are tough! It takes a good pointed pellet to get through the...
Forum: Jet Blast
13th Jun 2010, 20:05
Replies: 83
Views: 5,393
Posted By Scooby Don't

In no particular order.... Grey squirrels...

In no particular order....

Grey squirrels ARE non-indigenous, so you can't catch and release them!

A 12 ft lbs air rifle should be able to kill a squirrel at 30 yards or so. Maybe try a...
Forum: ATC Issues
13th Jun 2010, 19:58
Replies: 14
Views: 3,105
Posted By Scooby Don't

I've said before that I prefer new recruits to...

I've said before that I prefer new recruits to have a genuine and long-standing interest in aviation, and I've been disagreed with by some! In general, I'd say most of those who aren't aviation...
Forum: Jet Blast
13th Jun 2010, 19:30
Replies: 83
Views: 5,393
Posted By Scooby Don't

Option A - shoot the buggers. An air rifle at the...

Option A - shoot the buggers. An air rifle at the maximum legal power output for the UK (assuming no major change in the law since I left), 12 ft lbs, is perfectly adequate. Despite being difficult...
Forum: ATC Issues
10th Jun 2010, 07:27
Replies: 21
Views: 2,281
Posted By Scooby Don't

criss - you may be right, but since I don't have...

criss - you may be right, but since I don't have a copy of Doc4444 to hand I was hoping you'd give us the actual wording from it! If this is a case of UK phraseology having been adopted by an ICAO...
Forum: ATC Issues
9th Jun 2010, 14:42
Replies: 21
Views: 2,281
Posted By Scooby Don't

criss - would you care to enlighten us with a cut...

criss - would you care to enlighten us with a cut and paste from your copy of Doc4444?
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