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Forum: Jet Blast
10th May 2021, 09:35
Replies: 9,544
Views: 4,135,135
Posted By Fitter2

Well, up to a point. If he had been able to...

Well, up to a point. If he had been able to match Max's pace when on similar tyres, he wouldn't have needed the 2nd pitstop and still been comfortably 3rd, MV wouldn't have been able to pit for the...
6th May 2021, 16:01
Replies: 34
Views: 5,282
Posted By Fitter2

Einar Enevoldson (Nasa test pilot who held...

Einar Enevoldson (Nasa test pilot who held various time-to-height records in the rocket assisted F-104 that Yeager wrote off) told me he was once scheduled as the second 'warm body' to occupy the...
6th May 2021, 15:43
Replies: 77
Views: 9,713
Posted By Fitter2

And when R V Jones visited the USA after WW2 and...

And when R V Jones visited the USA after WW2 and was shown the Top Secret Sidewinder air-to-air missile prototype, he said 'Ah, infra-red heat seeking'. Asked by the embarrassed hosts 'who told...
Forum: Jet Blast
19th Apr 2021, 14:42
Replies: 9,544
Views: 4,135,135
Posted By Fitter2

Max was also gifted an easier victory by Leclerc...

Max was also gifted an easier victory by Leclerc dozing at the wheel. When Max spun off onto the grass he should have shot ahead, and had Max overtaken, he would have had a drive through penalty...
Forum: Jet Blast
19th Apr 2021, 14:38
Replies: 3,252
Views: 364,841
Posted By Fitter2

flash8 Vladimir Putin is a totally...

flash8



Vladimir Putin is a totally innocent misunderstood victim of Western media ?
Forum: Jet Blast
18th Apr 2021, 11:54
Replies: 62
Views: 7,999
Posted By Fitter2

'Cloud foot'

aaaaaaagh!



Seeing off 2 side-by-side Javelins at Tengah in about '65. A heavy shower edge moving slowly down the pan. As ours taxied out we sprinted to the line hut, bone dry. The other...
Forum: Jet Blast
17th Apr 2021, 10:05
Replies: 65
Views: 3,460
Posted By Fitter2

In the '70s the Thalidomide generation were...

In the '70s the Thalidomide generation were starting to have 17th birthdays, and wanted to have drivers licences. I was part of a University consultancy tasked with designing the conversion of...
Forum: Jet Blast
25th Mar 2021, 14:37
Replies: 416
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Views: 60,201
Posted By Fitter2

Interesting question, to which I'm not qualified...

Interesting question, to which I'm not qualified to answer. However, I was involved 40 years ago in something that both BBC and the area ITV station covered. The ITV crew arrived in 1 vehicle,...
Forum: Jet Blast
23rd Mar 2021, 19:18
Replies: 52
Views: 6,072
Posted By Fitter2

9-18 - You're in good company. Richard Feynman...

9-18 - You're in good company. Richard Feynman said that if anybody told you they understood the physical reality of quantum theory, they didn't understand it.
Forum: Jet Blast
13th Mar 2021, 20:52
Replies: 83
Views: 3,693
Posted By Fitter2

Way back in my youth, I found the...

Way back in my youth, I found the inch-to-the-mile OS maps didn't have enough land area on a folded square, and borrowed aviation 1/4 million had insufficient detail; the half-inch Bartholomew series...
Forum: Rotorheads
6th Mar 2021, 17:22
Replies: 59
Views: 16,483
Posted By Fitter2

How many hours do you have to do, in what time...

How many hours do you have to do, in what time period, to remain legal on his license?
Forum: Jet Blast
3rd Mar 2021, 11:32
Replies: 20
Views: 2,107
Posted By Fitter2

Pontins and the Irish

In the highly unlikely event that anyone civilised enough to be a PPRuner would holiday at Pontins, would the revelations about their policy of keeping out the Irish make it more or less likely that...
Forum: Jet Blast
1st Mar 2021, 14:21
Replies: 735
Views: 130,262
Posted By Fitter2

KelvinD You ask 2 points. Firstly,...

KelvinD

You ask


2 points. Firstly, they are not of 'equal authority', but I concede they should have equal expertise, but

secondly, without seeing the whole transcript of both hearings,...
Forum: Jet Blast
1st Mar 2021, 11:44
Replies: 735
Views: 130,262
Posted By Fitter2

Public opinion (as often created by slanted...

Public opinion (as often created by slanted media) is a poor guide to law and morality. The Supreme Court is as good as we get to acting correctly on our (i.e. the publics') behalf.

They are not...
Forum: Jet Blast
27th Feb 2021, 21:33
Replies: 735
Views: 130,262
Posted By Fitter2

And, Kelvin, completely irrelevantly quoting...

And, Kelvin, completely irrelevantly quoting LTNman



and arguing


since the WA relates to the EU and ECJ, whereas the ECHR is an entirely different and independent organisation (which makes...
Forum: Jet Blast
27th Feb 2021, 15:56
Replies: 735
Views: 130,262
Posted By Fitter2

Sorry, PDR. I can see you feel strongly about...

Sorry, PDR. I can see you feel strongly about this, but she is a Bangla Deshi citizen automatically - she doesn't have to claim it.



Your authority for that opinion?
Forum: Jet Blast
27th Feb 2021, 15:48
Replies: 735
Views: 130,262
Posted By Fitter2

Hi Kelvin. I assume you either have not read...

Hi Kelvin. I assume you either have not read VP959's post, or do not regard Wiki as an 'authority'. The Home Office, lawyers, in their opinion quoted the Bangladeshi citizenship act, so one assumes...
Forum: Jet Blast
27th Feb 2021, 14:59
Replies: 735
Views: 130,262
Posted By Fitter2

What possible new information could she give to...

What possible new information could she give to her legal representatives which could assist them in arguing her case in her absence, or is their insistence that she must be present when her case is...
Forum: Jet Blast
25th Feb 2021, 12:12
Replies: 477
Views: 529,441
Posted By Fitter2

Jesus College, Cambridge is proposing to remove a...

Jesus College, Cambridge is proposing to remove a memorial in their chapel to an alleged profiteer from the slave trade, and store it in an unused wine cellar. A graduate of the college wrote to the...
Forum: Jet Blast
16th Feb 2021, 10:23
Replies: 686
Views: 38,232
Posted By Fitter2

Cattletruck I first flew a Redux bonded...

Cattletruck


I first flew a Redux bonded spar glider in 1962, and since the late 1960s every glider I owned has been epoxy bonded construction. None has fallen apart yet. Why would car...
Forum: Jet Blast
4th Feb 2021, 18:57
Replies: 299
Views: 58,576
Posted By Fitter2

And of course anything said by a US lawyer in a...

And of course anything said by a US lawyer in a US court defending against a lawsuit can be relied on to be the truth and nothing but the truth (although in some high profile cases recently well paid...
Forum: Jet Blast
30th Jan 2021, 14:26
Replies: 372
Views: 23,674
Posted By Fitter2

A long time ago, at a gliding club members would...

A long time ago, at a gliding club members would tow out their gliders, and then have to either drive back to the clubhouse and walk back, or leave the cars unlocked with the keys in in case that the...
Forum: Jet Blast
28th Jan 2021, 11:15
Replies: 23
Views: 1,902
Posted By Fitter2

Unfortunately demanding the evidence for the...

Unfortunately demanding the evidence for the outcome of an action is not terribly helpful until time travel is invented.

Some of the criticism of the government is justified, but most of the...
Forum: Jet Blast
25th Jan 2021, 14:16
Replies: 10,707
Views: 1,331,168
Posted By Fitter2

alfaman - we could and did indeed have the...

alfaman - we could and did indeed have the freedom to trade across the planet before Brexit, but under rules and tariffs set in Brussels.

As far as the outcome goes, as Zhou Enlai said when asked...
Forum: Jet Blast
25th Jan 2021, 14:09
Replies: 92
Views: 8,556
Posted By Fitter2

50 years ago I worked with an academic who had...

50 years ago I worked with an academic who had done his PhD at the Lord's Bridge radio-astronomy site (the Mullard RAO) with Martin Ryle & Tony Hewish. He recounted the difficulty of getting...
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