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Forum: Jet Blast
19th Sep 2019, 12:59
Replies: 5
Views: 774
Posted By SpringHeeledJack

The original Garuda was supersonic, if you...

The original Garuda was supersonic, if you believe that sort of thing ;-)
16th Sep 2019, 12:38
Replies: 11
Views: 1,436
Posted By SpringHeeledJack

That could well be the case, but it's the only...

That could well be the case, but it's the only aircraft of it's size that can take outsize cargo to out of the way rough field airstrips.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6o8p1kFnjqU
Forum: Jet Blast
12th Sep 2019, 10:42
Replies: 142
Views: 15,205
Posted By SpringHeeledJack

As always with any thread regarding the B word,...

As always with any thread regarding the B word, the allegiances come to the fore, rather than staying on message as it were. Whether you've voted for a divorce, or are just swept up unwillingly in...
Forum: Jet Blast
12th Sep 2019, 10:25
Replies: 22
Views: 2,553
Posted By SpringHeeledJack

That is something I hadn't heard of, but I've...

That is something I hadn't heard of, but I've heard from friends in the region that the Decathlon stores in Calais and Boulogne are doing a good trade in leisure kayaks and dingeys in the last year....
Forum: Jet Blast
12th Sep 2019, 07:03
Replies: 142
Views: 15,205
Posted By SpringHeeledJack

A prudent government would be wise to make a...

A prudent government would be wise to make a series of possible projected scenarios for the implementation of Brexit that is bearing down on us, so that is all it should be taken as, possible...
Forum: Jet Blast
12th Sep 2019, 06:52
Replies: 22
Views: 2,553
Posted By SpringHeeledJack

It must be that there is no title to said boats,...

It must be that there is no title to said boats, so therefore once abandoned they are fair game to anyone who wants to salvage them for further use. Bearing in mind these fleeing people pay for...
Forum: Jet Blast
11th Sep 2019, 14:02
Replies: 33
Views: 2,954
Posted By SpringHeeledJack

Whilst there are, no doubt, misogynists and...

Whilst there are, no doubt, misogynists and sexists amongst us on JB, for someone to wheel out the quote every time there is a thread such as this one is a bit disappointing. You almost never hear...
10th Sep 2019, 15:59
Replies: 9
Views: 1,533
Posted By SpringHeeledJack

At Speyer, if memory serves, there is a grand...

At Speyer, if memory serves, there is a grand house (?) filled with period clothing of the finest quality going back many hundreds of years, so there is something for most visitors. My visit was with...
Forum: Jet Blast
10th Sep 2019, 15:52
Replies: 33
Views: 2,954
Posted By SpringHeeledJack

Boycott Award

Listening to the various seething and fuming callers to a radio phone-in this afternoon concerning amongst other topics, outgoing Prime Minister Theresa May's awards to various lackys etc, to one...
10th Sep 2019, 14:13
Replies: 4
Views: 1,477
Posted By SpringHeeledJack

I suppose that, simply put, if the airports...

I suppose that, simply put, if the airports didn't have the space then they couldn't be parked there. They would then be ferried to the nearest field with space appropriate to the aircraft's weight...
9th Sep 2019, 17:12
Replies: 8
Views: 1,570
Posted By SpringHeeledJack

Nudge nudge, wink wink, say no more guv!

Nudge nudge, wink wink, say no more guv!
Forum: Jet Blast
9th Sep 2019, 06:29
Replies: 14
Views: 1,364
Posted By SpringHeeledJack

Speaking of the Gulfstream (Atlantic current) and...

Speaking of the Gulfstream (Atlantic current) and the DailyFail.....https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7440773/Unsinkable-Navy-boat-missing-YEAR-washes-3-300-miles-away.html
Forum: Jet Blast
9th Sep 2019, 06:23
Replies: 65
Views: 6,211
Posted By SpringHeeledJack

A family member witnessed a lovely lady who...

A family member witnessed a lovely lady who stopped in moving commuter traffic, no hazards on, darling daughter opens rear door and steps out without a look, nor care as a cyclist was coming along...
8th Sep 2019, 15:36
Replies: 9
Views: 1,533
Posted By SpringHeeledJack

This is how the AN-22 got to Speyer. Stripped out...

This is how the AN-22 got to Speyer. Stripped out of all non-essential weight at Baden-Baden airport and then deposited with panache by it's crew on the short runway at Speyer, apparently only using...
8th Sep 2019, 15:20
Replies: 8
Views: 1,570
Posted By SpringHeeledJack

Apologies Mr Tredigraph, I was talking barracks....

Apologies Mr Tredigraph, I was talking barracks. I mixed up Chelsea Barracks on Chelsea Bridge Rd, which is now a huuuuuuge building site bought by the Qataris (luxury everything...) with Wellington...
8th Sep 2019, 06:32
Replies: 8
Views: 1,570
Posted By SpringHeeledJack

I wasn't aware that Wellington Barracks still...

I wasn't aware that Wellington Barracks still existed, thought it had been sold off to the Qataris for a huge development. Friend has since said one of the helicopters had 'two lots of rotors' and...
Forum: Jet Blast
7th Sep 2019, 21:17
Replies: 12
Views: 1,684
Posted By SpringHeeledJack

As cute as that photo is, I wonder how wise it is...

As cute as that photo is, I wonder how wise it is to allow a young child (or older) to be alone (assuming they do so) with such a beastie, whose natural instinct is to crush living things before...
7th Sep 2019, 19:02
Replies: 9
Views: 1,533
Posted By SpringHeeledJack

It's an amazing collection at Speyer, also not...

It's an amazing collection at Speyer, also not too distant is Sinsheim which has a great collection including a Concorde and TU-144 and loads of cars/rail and even clothing if I remember.
7th Sep 2019, 18:57
Replies: 8
Views: 1,570
Posted By SpringHeeledJack

2-Ship Helicopters landing in SW1 ?

A friend mentioned that whilst they were visiting the South Bank area of central London today (Saturday) around 2pm and 2 military helicopters flying down the Thames corridor seemed to 'land' in the...
Forum: Jet Blast
7th Sep 2019, 12:02
Replies: 25
Views: 2,184
Posted By SpringHeeledJack

But why, surely the graphic creativity still...

But why, surely the graphic creativity still exists ? Could it be a strategy to make coinage and cash less desirable in the relentless push towards a cashless society ? In the UK, the notes are...
Forum: Jet Blast
5th Sep 2019, 17:01
Replies: 65
Views: 6,211
Posted By SpringHeeledJack

Not that I wish to encourage cars on pavements,...

Not that I wish to encourage cars on pavements, but it might be the case that the shop owner also owns an area outside the front of the shop that can be used for 'loading and unloading etc' and for...
Forum: Jet Blast
5th Sep 2019, 16:55
Replies: 25
Views: 2,184
Posted By SpringHeeledJack

Thanks for the replies. I looked up several...

Thanks for the replies. I looked up several internet sites (can't remember which!) and of course good old eBay ;-) The coins are in good condition for circulated examples, but not in pristine...
Forum: Jet Blast
5th Sep 2019, 05:14
Replies: 25
Views: 2,184
Posted By SpringHeeledJack

Coin conundrums

There are bound to be some (UK) coin collectors reading JB and so I thought this would be an appropriate place to ask. Going through the petty cash of a not for profit group I'm involved in, I came...
15th Aug 2019, 12:39
Replies: 20
Views: 3,695
Posted By SpringHeeledJack

I find that the A400 has a most distinct sound...

I find that the A400 has a most distinct sound when flying over unlike any of the other regulars. The Piaggio push propeller being another that usually needs no checking to see what it is.
13th Aug 2019, 20:05
Replies: 20
Views: 3,695
Posted By SpringHeeledJack

Thank you, that's a case of seeing an...

Thank you, that's a case of seeing an un-identified aircraft and hearing another and making 1+1 = 3 ;-) What ever prop job I heard was not a hero, nor A400, nor flybe, nor russkie but perhaps...
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