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5th Dec 2021, 20:32
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Posted By Herod

"Indeed, it has been said that democracy is the...

"Indeed, it has been said that democracy is the worst form of Government, except all those other forms that have been tried from time to time" (Churchill, House of Commons 11 Nov 1947)
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Views: 4,335
Posted By Herod

Sorry Jack. I've likewise been out of it a long...

Sorry Jack. I've likewise been out of it a long time, so I can't answer your question. I would suspect it's still around. Very useful.
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Views: 4,335
Posted By Herod

I wish I could believe it. If so things must have...

I wish I could believe it. If so things must have changed since my day
29th Nov 2021, 12:14
Replies: 72
Views: 10,870
Posted By Herod

An interesting suggestion in the letters page of...

An interesting suggestion in the letters page of today's Times. Any refugee or asylum seeker who provides the French authorities with information about the smuggler, that leads to a successful...
29th Nov 2021, 10:12
Replies: 72
Views: 10,870
Posted By Herod

Time the UK had another think about ID cards? ...

Time the UK had another think about ID cards? Many people have ID cards for where they work, the military, NHS local government etc. As a 74 year-old volunteer, I have photo ID for my position. ...
28th Nov 2021, 23:01
Replies: 282
Views: 116,263
Posted By Herod

Ninthace. "alhamdulillah". Must be fifty years...

Ninthace. "alhamdulillah". Must be fifty years since I last heard that phrase..
28th Nov 2021, 21:23
Replies: 6
Views: 2,635
Posted By Herod

Googling it took less than 30 seconds. ...

Googling it took less than 30 seconds. www.world-airport-codes.com/united-kingdom/rae-bedford-65123.html I entered I"CAO code EGVW" and up it popped. OK, us smartas*es get their own coats.
27th Nov 2021, 09:07
Replies: 12
Views: 6,455
Posted By Herod

If you want historic. "Que Sera Sera" was the...

If you want historic. "Que Sera Sera" was the first to land at the South Pole itself. 31st October 1956. A DC3, ski equipped. Quite an apt name, considering. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VXE-6
25th Nov 2021, 22:51
Replies: 11
Views: 872
Posted By Herod

OK Captain. Point taken. Enjoy the challenge.

OK Captain. Point taken. Enjoy the challenge.
25th Nov 2021, 17:55
Replies: 140
Views: 44,684
Posted By Herod

oxenos; You misread me. I wasn't calling you a...

oxenos; You misread me. I wasn't calling you a B.O.F., but thanking you for stopping me from talking about mu meters when they haven't been used for years. No offence was intended.
25th Nov 2021, 09:19
Replies: 11
Views: 872
Posted By Herod

Probably too late, but have you looked into the...

Probably too late, but have you looked into the flight sim world? I run FSX on a desktop, and get endless enjoyment/challenge from it. There are other options such as P3D or Xplane. Add peripherals...
25th Nov 2021, 09:12
Replies: 140
Views: 44,684
Posted By Herod

oxenos; thanks for the mu meter update. I stopped...

oxenos; thanks for the mu meter update. I stopped flying on '04, when it was still in use. You gen saves me writing about things that don't happen any more, and coming across a a boring old f*rt
17th Nov 2021, 21:25
Replies: 48
Views: 7,931
Posted By Herod

Funnily enough, I was once told that it was...

Funnily enough, I was once told that it was possible to replace all the propellers with windmills, and use zero fuel. Then again, he was a university graduate.
14th Nov 2021, 22:30
Replies: 303
Views: 54,124
Posted By Herod

Not that simple. Do you think for a moment that...

Not that simple. Do you think for a moment that they will all stop in Poland? Most will head for France and the Channel. Then it ceases to be the EU's problem. Suddenly it's ours.
12th Nov 2021, 22:33
Replies: 10
Views: 3,329
Posted By Herod

And a Happy Christmas to all our veterans.

And a Happy Christmas to all our veterans.
11th Nov 2021, 21:24
Replies: 30
Views: 4,484
Posted By Herod

Hand grenades are simple "Just pull the pin out,...

Hand grenades are simple "Just pull the pin out, and throw it".
10th Nov 2021, 09:00
Replies: 2,751
Views: 354,456
Posted By Herod

One thing for sure; it's not a Drover. :)

One thing for sure; it's not a Drover. :)
8th Nov 2021, 21:46
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Views: 354,456
Posted By Herod

Jean Batten by any chance?

Jean Batten by any chance?
8th Nov 2021, 15:37
Replies: 74
Views: 12,947
Posted By Herod

I remember one of our instructors many years ago,...

I remember one of our instructors many years ago, expressing shock horror . "Cadet X has a steel-grey suit..and a red lining to his No1 jacket". I have a grey suit (not steel-grey) and my black...
7th Nov 2021, 22:14
Replies: 278
Views: 43,879
Posted By Herod

Since it says "Engine sound" and not "Aero-engine...

Since it says "Engine sound" and not "Aero-engine sound", can I forward a 3 cylinder Lister diesel in a narrowboat?
3rd Nov 2021, 22:21
Replies: 60
Views: 20,076
Posted By Herod

Ninthace I was going to suggest a big window...

Ninthace I was going to suggest a big window in the front, and a whacking great headlight.. :ok:
3rd Nov 2021, 21:56
Replies: 25
Views: 6,376
Posted By Herod

air-pig. It has to be WAY BACK. I had the Yellow...

air-pig. It has to be WAY BACK. I had the Yellow Fever jab in '66, and it was a lifetime one then
1st Nov 2021, 08:20
Replies: 95
Views: 11,530
Posted By Herod

Dave Hurley. Have we mentioned the famous Tarwid...

Dave Hurley. Have we mentioned the famous Tarwid yet?
31st Oct 2021, 14:29
Replies: 95
Views: 11,530
Posted By Herod

O-D. Bill Barrell's name is/was on the side of...

O-D. Bill Barrell's name is/was on the side of XP 299, on display at Hendon. I came across it at Cosford way back (1990?) . It shocked me, since it was the first time I'd seen an aeroplane I'd...
31st Oct 2021, 09:48
Replies: 95
Views: 11,530
Posted By Herod

Bill McEachern did my Valley training, and Chick...

Bill McEachern did my Valley training, and Chick Witten-Hayden did my FHT on the Whirlwind at the end of the Tern Hill course. The FHT was 19th Oct '66. The aircraft, XP 345 is still about I believe,...
29th Oct 2021, 20:53
Replies: 52
Views: 18,561
Posted By Herod

So have I, Simon. T'other Peter

So have I, Simon.

T'other Peter
28th Oct 2021, 22:10
Replies: 95
Views: 11,530
Posted By Herod

Thanks ShyTorque. I should think the Whirlwind...

Thanks ShyTorque. I should think the Whirlwind was a handful ab initio. At least we had a few hours on a simpler and more forgiving machine. The Wessex conversion, at Odiham, was about 30 hours
28th Oct 2021, 17:53
Replies: 95
Views: 11,530
Posted By Herod

Shy Torque. When was that? I did the Whirlwind...

Shy Torque. When was that? I did the Whirlwind course at Tern Hill in the second half of '66. We did the basic 40 hour course on the Sioux, then 60 hours on the Whirlwind. I don't know when they...
26th Oct 2021, 23:00
Replies: 84
Views: 15,158
Posted By Herod

Sycamore; I think confrontation had settled down...

Sycamore; I think confrontation had settled down by then. The official peace treaty was Aug '66. I was training at Tern Hill, and slated to join 230 after completion. As it turned out, I joined 230...
25th Oct 2021, 10:16
Replies: 175
Views: 93,263
Posted By Herod

Witnesses are often unreliable. It even happens...

Witnesses are often unreliable. It even happens to professionals. After an incident, many years ago, myself and the F.O. had certain recollections of the order in which events took place. The CVR and...
24th Oct 2021, 22:25
Replies: 84
Views: 15,158
Posted By Herod

NRU74. Happened a few times at Habilayn. They...

NRU74. Happened a few times at Habilayn. They didn't try to take-off though. Fast run down the runway, windmill start, then return for pax/freight.

Apologies for thread drift. It seems we need...
24th Oct 2021, 18:32
Replies: 84
Views: 15,158
Posted By Herod

One Beverley written off through enemy action....

One Beverley written off through enemy action. Habilayn, 1967.
22nd Oct 2021, 17:54
Replies: 84
Views: 15,158
Posted By Herod

Not overdesigned. Just designed by skilled people...

Not overdesigned. Just designed by skilled people who knew what they were doing.
21st Oct 2021, 21:26
Replies: 748
Views: 127,828
Posted By Herod

Come on! Somebody has got to bite on this one.

Come on! Somebody has got to bite on this one.
21st Oct 2021, 15:30
Replies: 68
Views: 11,254
Posted By Herod

I opened my copy a few days ago, and was...

I opened my copy a few days ago, and was surprised to find it in mint, unread, condition. Obviously one I had bought to replace a "borrowed" copy that was never returned. I last read it many years...
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