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25th Jul 2022, 05:40
Replies: 265
Views: 48,654
Posted By ExSp33db1rd

Million years ago ..... VC-10 ex-London overflew...

Million years ago ..... VC-10 ex-London overflew Boston en route New York, and on approaching JFK was given a holding time that would have meant landing with less then the minimum required on...
Forum: Jet Blast
11th Jul 2022, 00:30
Replies: 20
Views: 2,520
Posted By ExSp33db1rd

Posted to Canada 1956 courtesy of the RAF. Got...

Posted to Canada 1956 courtesy of the RAF. Got IDP before departure, when it came it was stamped " Not valid in USA or Canada " !! After arrival in rural Ontario visited the butcher, who was also the...
23rd Jun 2022, 05:24
Replies: 43
Views: 4,439
Posted By ExSp33db1rd

Leaving LAX for TYO, B-747. Gave the usual...

Leaving LAX for TYO, B-747. Gave the usual Welcome Aboard rubbish, route, weather, time of arrival etc then added that if this is your birthday then make the most of it as in about four hours time...
Forum: Jet Blast
12th Jun 2022, 17:05
Replies: 58
Views: 5,826
Posted By ExSp33db1rd

Can't disagree. Couple of years since I drove...

Can't disagree. Couple of years since I drove said EV. only once, briefly, whilst my gas guzzler was being serviced, but I seem to recall that the small direction selector invoked no sense of...
Forum: Jet Blast
10th Jun 2022, 19:01
Replies: 58
Views: 5,826
Posted By ExSp33db1rd

Ref: comments …. Taught to double de-clutch from...

Ref: comments …. Taught to double de-clutch from day one, ( 70 years ago ) and depress the button, or handle, on the handbrake when applying, but NEVER had it even suggested to depress the clutch...
Forum: Jet Blast
10th Jun 2022, 02:35
Replies: 58
Views: 5,826
Posted By ExSp33db1rd

Last time I rented car, many years ago now, was...

Last time I rented car, many years ago now, was in the USA. I asked for the cheapest deal for 1 day, and was offered a "manual" but did I know how to drive a manual ? I explained that I had been...
Forum: Jet Blast
4th May 2022, 22:41
Replies: 742
Views: 91,600
Posted By ExSp33db1rd

K & C Nothing to do with the topic, but as...

K & C

Nothing to do with the topic, but as you seem to want a pat on the back ................I'll remind you of the rude and aggressive comments you made to me, which was rightly removed.

I'm...
Forum: Jet Blast
2nd May 2022, 00:30
Replies: 42
Views: 5,236
Posted By ExSp33db1rd

Well said. We get a multitude of junk...

Well said.



We get a multitude of junk from the various Estate Agents offices around town, and when, occasionally, I have nothing better to do collect it all and walk into one of the Agents...
Forum: Jet Blast
1st May 2022, 02:42
Replies: 42
Views: 5,236
Posted By ExSp33db1rd

Online "Chat" robots are the most infuriating,...

Online "Chat" robots are the most infuriating, their options to press 1, 2,3 ......9, 10 etc never include the one you want, and "tell me in a few words" and my answer... "connect me to a human" ...
Forum: Jet Blast
30th Apr 2022, 08:52
Replies: 42
Views: 5,236
Posted By ExSp33db1rd

Last week After three attempts during...

Last week



After three attempts during the morning, we finally hung on for the afternoon, using a speaker phone on a landline so that we could get on with Life. At least when we did eventually...
Forum: Jet Blast
29th Apr 2022, 23:42
Replies: 42
Views: 5,236
Posted By ExSp33db1rd

No, since cutting off my Staff Travel I want...

No, since cutting off my Staff Travel I want nothing more to do with them, except receive my pension of course !!

Recently booked with Air NZ, initially their call centre advised over a 1 hour...
Forum: Jet Blast
29th Apr 2022, 06:56
Replies: 146
Views: 16,580
Posted By ExSp33db1rd

K & C Who could well be happy with the...

K & C



Who could well be happy with the state of affairs and ignore individual complaints about poor service, only action that might eventually affect their bottom line could be the only way to...
Forum: Jet Blast
28th Apr 2022, 23:09
Replies: 146
Views: 16,580
Posted By ExSp33db1rd

Blues&twos .......... First of all, No. I...

Blues&twos .......... First of all, No.

I think you might be referring to an exchange between K&C and myself that appears to have been "moderated", certainly he accused me of being pompous and...
Forum: Jet Blast
28th Apr 2022, 02:08
Replies: 146
Views: 16,580
Posted By ExSp33db1rd

tdracer - Thanks, I am aware of all that, but it...

tdracer - Thanks, I am aware of all that, but it doesn't make it any easier for the normal, law abiding, majority to accept. Like all the hoops we have to go through and put up with to conduct normal...
Forum: Jet Blast
27th Apr 2022, 23:15
Replies: 146
Views: 16,580
Posted By ExSp33db1rd

Another pet hate, not only Supermarkets but other...

Another pet hate, not only Supermarkets but other retail outlets /shops when after queuing for some time and eventually getting to just one or two from the front, the phone rings and the assistant...
Forum: Jet Blast
24th Apr 2022, 23:25
Replies: 146
Views: 16,580
Posted By ExSp33db1rd

We have two "chain" supermarkets in our town, and...

We have two "chain" supermarkets in our town, and this happens ALL the time, but .... we rarely question it at the check out, just pick up the goods then go around the corner and check the bill...
Forum: Jet Blast
16th Apr 2022, 23:28
Replies: 146
Views: 16,580
Posted By ExSp33db1rd

K & C You just don't get it, do you ? Of...

K & C

You just don't get it, do you ? Of course men are sometimes unprepared to pay, just like women, A totally gender neutral comment, but a man normally only has to reach into a trouser pocket,...
Forum: Jet Blast
16th Apr 2022, 07:37
Replies: 146
Views: 16,580
Posted By ExSp33db1rd

Agree with 42 psi, and ..... ram raiders have a...

Agree with 42 psi, and ..... ram raiders have a pre-theft recce and know exactly which way to run to get the goods they are hoping to steal and get out again as quickly as possible, then ... stuff...
Forum: Jet Blast
15th Apr 2022, 23:53
Replies: 146
Views: 16,580
Posted By ExSp33db1rd

Correct. I wouldn't be married to one if a...

Correct. I wouldn't be married to one if a misogynist.

Uplinker, Null Orifice - Progress ? I guess you're right, on our local Senior Discount Tuesday one can't even find a car park slot.


...
Forum: Jet Blast
15th Apr 2022, 02:20
Replies: 146
Views: 16,580
Posted By ExSp33db1rd

I hate them, tho; I do use them, usually shouting...

I hate them, tho; I do use them, usually shouting back at the robot voice telling me to "Collect your items" I'm bloody well doing it, bitch.

My Mother used to give me a one pound note, and a...
Forum: Jet Blast
14th Mar 2022, 23:40
Replies: 53
Views: 7,676
Posted By ExSp33db1rd

Sometime ago now, can't remember what I was...

Sometime ago now, can't remember what I was posting but it was removed with the comment " No one is interested in your interminable stories"

Occasionally lurk, as now, but won't participate of...
Forum: Jet Blast
31st Jan 2022, 21:53
Replies: 220
Views: 26,516
Posted By ExSp33db1rd

Early 1950's I fitted a 25cc two-stroke to my...

Early 1950's I fitted a 25cc two-stroke to my school pushbike, ( aka present e-bikes ? ) then had to register it, apply number plates fore and aft, wear a helmet and take a motor cycle driving test...
Forum: Jet Blast
15th May 2021, 07:36
Forum: Jet Blast
15th May 2021, 01:15
Replies: 15,842
Views: 2,603,474
Posted By ExSp33db1rd

Quote: Mod moves in mysterious ways. ...

Quote:


Mod moves in mysterious ways.

Say that again. With reference to the mid-air collision in Colorado, which thread I am forbidden to participate in ( Why ? ) there has now been published...
Forum: Jet Blast
12th May 2021, 23:23
Replies: 15,842
Views: 2,603,474
Posted By ExSp33db1rd

I was trying to make a comment on the present No...

I was trying to make a comment on the present No 1 Trending Thread, " Mid-Air in the US." and when I signed in I got the message that I am prohibited from participating in this thread. This...
Forum: Jet Blast
8th May 2021, 01:13
Replies: 117
Views: 8,848
Posted By ExSp33db1rd

Why do you drink beer, for the - usually...

Why do you drink beer, for the - usually unfortunate - affect that alcohol has on you, or for the taste ? Unfortunately I've yet to find a decent tasting non-alcoholic beer, so unfortunately I'm...
Forum: Jet Blast
7th May 2021, 09:50
Replies: 68
Views: 5,414
Posted By ExSp33db1rd

Agreed, I understand the principle, but would I...

Agreed, I understand the principle, but would I have had the determination !
Forum: Jet Blast
7th May 2021, 07:46
Replies: 68
Views: 5,414
Posted By ExSp33db1rd

Forgot to say ( #27) that we had a Latitude...

Forgot to say ( #27) that we had a Latitude adjustment knob for each gyro, and, I think (?) set that to the mid-latitude value between present position and estimated next fix.
Forum: Jet Blast
6th May 2021, 22:47
Replies: 68
Views: 5,414
Posted By ExSp33db1rd

Which has reminded me ....... using the DG to...

Which has reminded me ....... using the DG to navigate across the Pole and on down the other side to Alaska, we used the time before reaching the Arctic Circle, and switching from magnetic heading to...
Forum: Jet Blast
3rd May 2021, 23:38
Replies: 117
Views: 8,848
Posted By ExSp33db1rd

When we first came to New Zealand, some 25 years...

When we first came to New Zealand, some 25 years ago, it was strictly No Tipping everywhere, my American wife couldn't believe it, but soon gratefully caught on ! Then we held the America's Cup...
Forum: Jet Blast
29th Apr 2021, 01:00
Replies: 115
Views: 10,812
Posted By ExSp33db1rd

Whatever happened to being responsibly for one's...

Whatever happened to being responsibly for one's own life ? Why not drive your car, and not rely on technology ? Ok Ok, I relied on Cat III autopilot approaches, but I had my hands and feet on the...
28th Apr 2021, 23:40
Replies: 14
Views: 3,340
Posted By ExSp33db1rd

One stuttering Captain offered to make the VHF...

One stuttering Captain offered to make the VHF call to a USA manned Weather Ship, mid-Atlantic, and after slowly stuttering his way through the position report ended with " Di- di- di- did you co-...
25th Apr 2021, 02:36
Replies: 42
Views: 7,691
Posted By ExSp33db1rd

Training on a low wing Tecnam P.96, (low...

Training on a low wing Tecnam P.96, (low wing,)04- for nearly 20 years, I always suggested that my students "were kind to the nose-wheel". Never had any problems, but can appreciate some of the...
Forum: Jet Blast
23rd Apr 2021, 05:14
Replies: 0
Views: 535
Posted By ExSp33db1rd

Why ?

Tried to post on the thread about NavCanada and Magnetic North, and got this, why ?

ExSp33db1rd, you do not have permission to access this page. This could be due to one of several reasons:


...
Forum: Jet Blast
17th Apr 2021, 22:45
Replies: 65
Views: 4,622
Posted By ExSp33db1rd

It was once suggested that when stopped at busy...

It was once suggested that when stopped at busy traffic lights on the inside lane of 2 lane roads, one would like to "lean" away from cars in the adjacent, outside lane ? It was suggested that one...
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