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Forum: Jet Blast
20th Oct 2020, 21:57
Replies: 998
Views: 144,747
Posted By flash8

VP, this is the UK we are speaking about - folk...

VP, this is the UK we are speaking about - folk high up the food chain are never prosecuted (I can't think of a single CEO example!). One thing I admire about the US incidentally being they go in...
Forum: Jet Blast
20th Oct 2020, 21:05
Replies: 998
Views: 144,747
Posted By flash8

She's either entirely loopy or has something to...

She's either entirely loopy or has something to hide (or quite possibly both). When I heard this I literally gaped...
Replies: 41
Views: 5,043
Posted By flash8

Fair point, employers will invariably offer the...

Fair point, employers will invariably offer the least they can get away with for the maximum experience, and given the thousands unemployed this will drive down to sub 50K SH Captains, no matter what...
7th Oct 2020, 21:31
Replies: 42
Views: 6,428
Posted By flash8

Dunno, we had a Captain (737-300/500) who was 5...

Dunno, we had a Captain (737-300/500) who was 5 foot probably to the inch, very proud of the fact as well, my memories of him are his ability to hold alcohol (huge) and his extraordinary knowledge of...
Forum: Jet Blast
7th Oct 2020, 21:04
Replies: 50
Views: 4,594
Posted By flash8

The Tories well know that talking and (after many...

The Tories well know that talking and (after many years) finally acting tough on immigration (of individuals of a certain persuasion) will do them no harm politically and may well be a selling point...
Forum: Jet Blast
7th Oct 2020, 20:54
Replies: 84
Views: 5,080
Posted By flash8

Well, I was curious to look up the meaning of...

Well, I was curious to look up the meaning of "2x4".... I had absolutely no idea what you were referring to!
Forum: Jet Blast
7th Oct 2020, 17:33
Replies: 84
Views: 5,080
Posted By flash8

Heck, I don't even close the door if Mrs Flash is...

Heck, I don't even close the door if Mrs Flash is nearby (she does though, always), only if my small daughter is around (admittedly most of the time) do I close the door.

How one is "interested"...
Forum: Jet Blast
7th Oct 2020, 13:18
Replies: 7
Views: 1,388
Posted By flash8

I recall from the Snowden leaks that GCHQ were...

I recall from the Snowden leaks that GCHQ were using operatives from the intelligence services to do their dirty work, which included breaking the law with what seemed impunity to obtain...
Forum: Jet Blast
27th Sep 2020, 08:43
Replies: 167
Views: 54,790
Posted By flash8

That is one scary graph.

That is one scary graph.
Forum: Jet Blast
26th Sep 2020, 17:49
Replies: 6
Views: 1,016
Posted By flash8

Non-existent many would argue!

Non-existent many would argue!
Forum: Jet Blast
26th Sep 2020, 17:41
Replies: 167
Views: 54,790
Posted By flash8

Civil unrest always seems contagious to me, that...

Civil unrest always seems contagious to me, that is after breaking out in one part of the country (cars overturned, disaffected youth) it rapidly seems to spread to other parts. Given the significant...
Forum: Jet Blast
20th Sep 2020, 11:31
Replies: 111
Views: 11,068
Posted By flash8

Alas, no, I neither live in the UK, nor do my...

Alas, no, I neither live in the UK, nor do my parents! But the JB crew has added this to my repertoire of knowledge... along with all sorts of assorted tidbits over the years.
Forum: Jet Blast
19th Sep 2020, 17:48
Replies: 111
Views: 11,068
Posted By flash8

You learn something new every day, despite...

You learn something new every day, despite hitting 50 I have never even heard of the "yearly flu jab" until I read this thread! I'd never even heard of a "flu jab" actually, seriously. Must have led...
Forum: Jet Blast
15th Sep 2020, 22:22
Replies: 475
Views: 105,677
Posted By flash8

Back in the late 90's some Nigerian "Princes"...

Back in the late 90's some Nigerian "Princes" landed at Sheremetyevo-2 (Moscow) to meet some local businessman, whom they then persuaded to hand over hundreds of thousands of dollars in a suitcase in...
Forum: Questions
12th Sep 2020, 19:42
Replies: 38
Views: 20,494
Posted By flash8

Hubert Horan is an independent aviation and...

Hubert Horan is an independent aviation and transport consultant (https://www.google.com/search?client=safari&rls=en&q=hubert+horan+aviation&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8) with more than 40 years’ worth of...
Replies: 25
Views: 9,137
Posted By flash8

Another warning, if the training "guarantees" 6...

Another warning, if the training "guarantees" 6 months (or whatever hours etc) line 737/A320 walk away, better still run a mile... such promises are not only worthless... but that time (which would...
Forum: Jet Blast
10th Sep 2020, 18:45
Replies: 14
Views: 1,040
Posted By flash8

Potential for misuse, I'd trust these large...

Potential for misuse, I'd trust these large corporates as far as I could throw them, as the saying goes.
Forum: Jet Blast
9th Sep 2020, 19:12
Replies: 69
Views: 6,660
Posted By flash8

Workload high, slightly stressed, called out by...

Workload high, slightly stressed, called out by crew who were also likely stressed, made a snap judgement (perhaps wrongly) can't see that was shameful, again, wrong perhaps, but he had to make a...
Forum: Jet Blast
9th Sep 2020, 16:10
Replies: 14
Views: 1,040
Posted By flash8

Obviously the most worrisome aspect is the...

Obviously the most worrisome aspect is the synthesis of data (and associated AI back-ends) that allows Google (and Apple) to build up a scarily accurate profile of a user that goes I imagine far far...
Forum: Jet Blast
9th Sep 2020, 10:39
Replies: 14
Views: 1,040
Posted By flash8

I use a Blackberry Passport phone now that has...

I use a Blackberry Passport phone now that has zero connection to the Google infrastructure, it does e-mails well, browses acceptably (with Opera) great for calls, long battery, and battery lasts...
Forum: Jet Blast
8th Sep 2020, 20:54
Replies: 6,339
Views: 894,090
Posted By flash8

Were they ever trustworthy? Probably the most...

Were they ever trustworthy? Probably the most dysfunctional PM and cabinet in history, even calling them politicians is a bit of a stretch, Charlatans possibly.
Forum: Jet Blast
7th Sep 2020, 18:37
Replies: 76
Views: 8,819
Posted By flash8

Very surprised she didn't apply for the...

Very surprised she didn't apply for the spokesperson position vacant for Boris Johnson/Government, I have no doubt they tried to recruit her, perfect material.
Forum: Jet Blast
7th Sep 2020, 18:35
Replies: 28
Views: 3,284
Posted By flash8

Same with all confectionary, buy imported British...

Same with all confectionary, buy imported British stuff and find them to be a joke compared to what they used to be when I left some 20 odd years ago. I mean Mars Bars seem half the size... like...
Forum: Jet Blast
6th Sep 2020, 16:11
Replies: 35
Views: 2,331
Posted By flash8

I read a lot of these as a kid and some of them...

I read a lot of these as a kid and some of them had extremely well written story lines, so much so that only as an adult I began to realize how good some of them were!

Like others have mentioned...
Forum: Jet Blast
6th Sep 2020, 16:07
Replies: 85
Views: 6,817
Posted By flash8

Actually who knows what games are being played,...

Actually who knows what games are being played, what truths and untruths we are being fed and whether we have been told the entire story. The narrative certainly benefits critics of Putin, as well as...
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