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11th Oct 2020, 23:49
Replies: 27
Views: 4,652
Posted By Pearly White

Possibly because of this apocryphal incident:...

Possibly because of this apocryphal incident: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BOAC_Flight_712
11th Oct 2020, 10:28
Replies: 27
Views: 4,652
Posted By Pearly White

Move Over, Thronomister

It appears the dreaded thronomister which has contributed to so many incidents in no longer the first thing the accident investigators are checking - the flux capacitator, where an errant potato...
9th Sep 2020, 10:17
Replies: 51
Views: 18,629
Posted By Pearly White

After my first solo almost fifty years ago, my...

After my first solo almost fifty years ago, my instructor told me my landing was just about perfect and that I should not expect to land like that every time. Considering I'd been a little unnerved...
4th Sep 2020, 04:48
Replies: 67
Views: 13,658
Posted By Pearly White

The defence would say that though, wouldn't they?...

The defence would say that though, wouldn't they? How many here have seen the evidence, as opposed to making a subjective judgement?
2nd Sep 2020, 05:10
Replies: 124
Views: 27,360
Posted By Pearly White

Surprising that you can catch a cab in most major...

Surprising that you can catch a cab in most major countries and be filmed the whole time in case you bash the driver or try to do a runner. But there are no security cameras in aircraft.

Would...
29th Aug 2020, 10:59
Replies: 1,252
Views: 647,459
Posted By Pearly White

Not saying the Commonwealth Ombudsman is...

Not saying the Commonwealth Ombudsman is necessarily a better approach than court, but the article might be food for thought:
...
24th Aug 2020, 10:49
Replies: 153
Views: 66,388
Posted By Pearly White

What's the evidence for herd immunity? Medical...

What's the evidence for herd immunity? Medical experts I've heard talking about it seem to think post-infection antibodies have a half-life of around six weeks. So any post-infection immunity would...
14th Aug 2020, 06:09
Replies: 1,865
Views: 254,210
Posted By Pearly White

He'd be more brave if he vaccinated HIMSELF with...

He'd be more brave if he vaccinated HIMSELF with it.
12th Aug 2020, 14:28
Replies: 93
Views: 22,973
Posted By Pearly White

But where's the evidence/indication that...

But where's the evidence/indication that lockdowns may actually exacerbate the spread?
6th Aug 2020, 05:19
Replies: 9
Views: 1,514
Posted By Pearly White

The guy was unreal. I saw him do an aerobatic...

The guy was unreal. I saw him do an aerobatic display in about 1970, in a Spitfire modified with a second seat, came in just over the treetops at Blackbushe at over 400kt, pulled straight up and...
6th Aug 2020, 04:53
Replies: 152
Views: 22,349
Posted By Pearly White

Mate, reality check. This disease has the...

Mate, reality check. This disease has the capacity to seriously affect everyone. As soon as we get R>1, every person who gets it infects more than one other person.

Yesterday a Melbourne man...
6th Aug 2020, 04:48
Replies: 152
Views: 22,349
Posted By Pearly White

Speaking as someone who has a parent in care, and...

Speaking as someone who has a parent in care, and a spouse who is a nurse in an Aged Care facility, I can tell you nobody's been visiting Mum and Dad in Aged Care for weeks, perhaps months, save for...
6th Aug 2020, 04:38
Replies: 152
Views: 22,349
Posted By Pearly White

You still have to comply with the 8PM-5AM Curfew....

You still have to comply with the 8PM-5AM Curfew. So if you just hooked up on Tinder or gave someone a booty call, you need to be there for an early evening and hope things go well, 'cos you're going...
23rd Jul 2020, 03:27
Replies: 87
Views: 23,863
Posted By Pearly White

Are you the bloke who criticised the woodwind...

Are you the bloke who criticised the woodwind section of the orchestra playing on the Titanic as she slipped beneath the waves?
23rd Jul 2020, 03:18
Replies: 87
Views: 23,863
Posted By Pearly White

Certainly a lot cheaper than the ads they made...

Certainly a lot cheaper than the ads they made where the flew the children's choir all over the world.
20th Jul 2020, 02:08
Replies: 17
Views: 2,314
Posted By Pearly White

Yeah, but noise sharing around the electorates...

Yeah, but noise sharing around the electorates...
20th Jul 2020, 02:02
Replies: 38
Views: 17,611
Posted By Pearly White

Why worry? It's obviously an unsustainable...

Why worry? It's obviously an unsustainable position. Who can afford to work for nothing?

And it might just be a management troll.
16th Jul 2020, 11:52
Replies: 616
Views: 201,407
Posted By Pearly White

Yup, sounds legit from that place, full and frank...

Yup, sounds legit from that place, full and frank disclosure at all times, right?
15th Jun 2020, 06:26
Replies: 9
Views: 2,495
Posted By Pearly White

I'm guessing the passenger was thinking "He's...

I'm guessing the passenger was thinking "He's really not going to make it over these trees". Meanwhile "OK Boomer" from the front seat.
12th Jun 2020, 04:15
Replies: 616
Views: 201,407
Posted By Pearly White

China's domestic capacity is now running at 90%...

China's domestic capacity is now running at 90% of 2019 figure, about to increase to 96%. Load Factors still low, though.
...
12th Jun 2020, 02:21
Replies: 20
Views: 13,090
Posted By Pearly White

...Unless somebody starts a shooting war, that...

...Unless somebody starts a shooting war, that is. At which point sitting anywhere but in the line of fire seems like a better option.
21st May 2020, 01:04
Replies: 616
Views: 201,407
Posted By Pearly White

An adaptive immune system, aided in no small...

An adaptive immune system, aided in no small measure by the globally available Flu Vaccine which all frontline medical workers get at the start of every flu season.

Where’s the CV19 vaccine at,...
21st May 2020, 00:57
Replies: 616
Views: 201,407
Posted By Pearly White

do you really think Sweden represents the...

do you really think Sweden represents the benchmark to which all others should aspire?
http://www.sbs.com.au/news/sweden-tops-europe-covid-19-deaths-per-capita-over-past-week
21st May 2020, 00:17
Replies: 92
Views: 44,235
Posted By Pearly White

Impulse purchase, more like!

Impulse purchase, more like!
12th May 2020, 01:06
Replies: 54
Views: 15,787
Posted By Pearly White

There's a similar example in Australia restored...

There's a similar example in Australia restored to airworthy condition - I've seen it fly at an air show - by the Historical Aircraft Restoration Society:...
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