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Forum: Jet Blast
30th Jun 2022, 14:08
Replies: 17
Views: 1,304
Posted By uxb99

How big is the pond? Stakes around the pond at...

How big is the pond? Stakes around the pond at regular intervals with black cotton strung between will prevent Heron.
They can feel the cotton but can't see it. As far as I am aware Heron won't land...
28th Jun 2022, 20:30
Replies: 6,851
Views: 4,200,110
Posted By uxb99

Don't forget Spain was the proving ground for the...

Don't forget Spain was the proving ground for the Nazi war machine. So who's training who?
28th Jun 2022, 20:12
Replies: 36
Views: 4,713
Posted By uxb99

For fear of turning this into a price of fuel...

For fear of turning this into a price of fuel thread. Headcorn on Sunday. Small independent garage diesel £1.98.9. Large multinational service station £2.01.9.
So if it's the war causing this it...
Forum: Jet Blast
27th Jun 2022, 20:52
Replies: 20
Views: 3,010
Posted By uxb99

I loved the series but as a child who grew up...

I loved the series but as a child who grew up with "Protect and Survive" I hated the ending and that siren. Still haunts me to this day.
Forum: Jet Blast
26th Jun 2022, 21:09
Replies: 18,684
Views: 1,320,990
Posted By uxb99

were inserted into the body cavity

were inserted into the body cavity
Forum: Jet Blast
25th Jun 2022, 20:47
Replies: 11,815
Views: 1,119,071
Posted By uxb99

Indeed. If only the other two, well okay Labour...

Indeed. If only the other two, well okay Labour stepped up to the mark and actually had some policies to correct all these issues I might be inclined to vote for them.
At the moment I'm on the fence.
Forum: Jet Blast
24th Jun 2022, 21:18
Replies: 11,815
Views: 1,119,071
Posted By uxb99

I don't think it matters who is in charge...

I don't think it matters who is in charge anymore.
55. My energy bill £376. £120 to fill up the car. Everything else rocketing skyward. I'm screwed.
Forum: Jet Blast
24th Jun 2022, 20:27
Replies: 11,815
Views: 1,119,071
Posted By uxb99

I'll just leave this here... ...

I'll just leave this here...
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/FWATAwXXwAAMZUv?format=jpg&name=small
24th Jun 2022, 19:17
Replies: 6,851
Views: 4,200,110
Posted By uxb99

My Dad was in the Navy during WW2. When firing...

My Dad was in the Navy during WW2. When firing the AA guns if you had a miss fire the whole load of ammo from the ready use locker went over the side and you called up more on the hoist.
Forum: Rotorheads
24th Jun 2022, 19:10
Replies: 30
Views: 4,858
Posted By uxb99

Mike Durant's bookIn The Company Of Heroesdetails...

Mike Durant's bookIn The Company Of Heroesdetails his experience in Somalia (Black Hawk Down) is a good read.
24th Jun 2022, 18:47
Replies: 26
Views: 8,065
Posted By uxb99

Yes I agree. But do we have to take such joy at...

Yes I agree. But do we have to take such joy at the killing?
Forum: Jet Blast
24th Jun 2022, 18:32
Replies: 3,204
Views: 1,162,496
Posted By uxb99

A lot of noise regarding Ukraine's application to...

A lot of noise regarding Ukraine's application to the EU. Apart from putting Putins nose out of joint who cares?
How is that going to change events in Ukraine?
24th Jun 2022, 18:19
Replies: 26
Views: 8,065
Posted By uxb99

I take no joy from seeing people killed on either...

I take no joy from seeing people killed on either side. Have we really lost our humanity to a point we can't see past the propaganda? Having said that I will be happy when Russia is defeated.
...
24th Jun 2022, 18:16
Replies: 33
Views: 7,409
Posted By uxb99

Is the Hunter especially difficult to eject from?...

Is the Hunter especially difficult to eject from? I seem to recall a Hunter with electrical issues going down over an estuary some years ago in Wales (?). Pilot also suffered back injuries.
24th Jun 2022, 18:12
Replies: 18
Views: 2,116
Posted By uxb99

Why did the Spanish use German aircraft with RR engines?

I'm talking about CASA He111p and Buchons.
So why were the airframes mated to Merlins more importantly why German airframes at all when there was a glut of other types after WW2?
24th Jun 2022, 09:43
Replies: 33
Views: 7,409
Posted By uxb99

Is the Hunter the only vintage Jet still in...

Is the Hunter the only vintage Jet still in service?
24th Jun 2022, 07:17
Replies: 4
Views: 1,772
Posted By uxb99

Russian II-76 Transport down in Ukraine

Accident or shoot down?
Rob Lee on Twitter: "More footage from the crash site. The death toll is 3 with another 6 injured. 3/ https://t.co/VOzgPeyPh6 https://t.co/KJPV8OcZoU" / Twitter
Forum: Jet Blast
23rd Jun 2022, 15:56
Replies: 105
Views: 12,420
Posted By uxb99

Filled up the Mondeo which was on half tank....

Filled up the Mondeo which was on half tank....
23rd Jun 2022, 15:54
Replies: 6,851
Views: 4,200,110
Posted By uxb99

Much like previous wars there is a high attrition...

Much like previous wars there is a high attrition rate at the start which tails off as pilots "Learn the trade". Then you have highly experienced pilots who
seem to survive till the end. Unless you...
23rd Jun 2022, 15:51
Replies: 6,851
Views: 4,200,110
Posted By uxb99

Maybe they should upgrade with a wet rack? That's...

Maybe they should upgrade with a wet rack? That's surrounding the charges in water not Pamela Anderson in Baywatch.
Forum: Jet Blast
22nd Jun 2022, 21:27
Replies: 38
Views: 4,543
Posted By uxb99

Why do people always talk about `Pensioners` in...

Why do people always talk about `Pensioners` in derogatory terms forgetting they will be one eventually?
Forum: Jet Blast
22nd Jun 2022, 21:08
Replies: 3,204
Views: 1,162,496
Posted By uxb99

Anton Gerashchenko on Twitter: "This is Sofia, a...

Anton Gerashchenko on Twitter: "This is Sofia, a little Ukrainian girl, who lost her mother, her arm and her cat in #Bucha. More than 916 children were affected by the Russian armed aggression in...
Forum: Jet Blast
22nd Jun 2022, 13:46
Replies: 3,204
Views: 1,162,496
Posted By uxb99

It occured to me as I popped to lunch during...

It occured to me as I popped to lunch during work. A beautiful sunny day. Had a beer and something to eat. Passed a train of school children on a trip. It seemed to me that the world was at peace at...
22nd Jun 2022, 13:40
Replies: 33
Views: 7,409
Posted By uxb99

How many Hunters left? This is the second I'm...

How many Hunters left? This is the second I'm aware of over the last few years.
Forum: Jet Blast
20th Jun 2022, 16:00
Replies: 105
Views: 12,420
Posted By uxb99

Approach to Margate town centre diesel £1.99.9 a...

Approach to Margate town centre diesel £1.99.9 a litre.
I wouldn't call Margate `rich` ?
One of the benefits of a diesel I didn't need to fill up.
20th Jun 2022, 15:48
Replies: 152
Views: 24,959
Posted By uxb99

Truncheon Meat?

Truncheon Meat?
20th Jun 2022, 14:37
Replies: 6,851
Views: 4,200,110
Posted By uxb99

How long I wonder before the Russians pull X...

How long I wonder before the Russians pull X number of civilians into the street and shoot them in retaliation?
History repeats itself in the most terrible of ways.
On a lighter note maybe the UK...
Forum: Jet Blast
19th Jun 2022, 16:44
Replies: 3,204
Views: 1,162,496
Posted By uxb99

I was shocked listening to LBC on the radio on...

I was shocked listening to LBC on the radio on Saturday. They had a phone in about the war in Ukraine.
It seemed to me that most callers thought that the war was caused by the West and the UK was...
Forum: Jet Blast
18th Jun 2022, 19:23
Replies: 80
Views: 8,795
Posted By uxb99

54 and listening to Glenn Miller. Does that count?

54 and listening to Glenn Miller. Does that count?
18th Jun 2022, 19:21
Replies: 3
Views: 1,019
Posted By uxb99

Airliner near miss or acceptable clearance?

aviation_scholar on Instagram: Sizce uçaklar birbirlerine yakın uçabilir mi? 🤷🏼‍♂️😱 - Do you think planes can fly close to each other? 🤷🏼‍♂️😱 - @aviation_scholar…...
18th Jun 2022, 19:19
Replies: 2
Views: 1,477
Posted By uxb99

That's an interesting point. Warbirds wear camo...

That's an interesting point. Warbirds wear camo paint schemes deliberately designed not to be seen. Do pilots of these aircraft consider that when flying? A civilian pilot may not even see a Warbird...
16th Jun 2022, 20:48
Replies: 6,851
Views: 4,200,110
Posted By uxb99

Next stage in drone tech would be autonomous...

Next stage in drone tech would be autonomous drones. Drones that can seek out and recon or destroy the enemy on their own.
Drones launched in packs who communicate to each other and work as a team.
16th Jun 2022, 17:57
Replies: 6,851
Views: 4,200,110
Posted By uxb99

Something Military and Aviation related for a...

Something Military and Aviation related for a change.
Rob Lee on Twitter: "Better footage of the Russian Mi-35M helicopter that was shot down. https://t.co/efkU6VtytA https://t.co/9DOn1sXE2U" /...
Forum: Jet Blast
16th Jun 2022, 15:16
Replies: 21
Views: 2,841
Posted By uxb99

So to expand this discussion a little. What is...

So to expand this discussion a little. What is the trigger for the UK (as an example) to order weapons manufacture?
Presumably Russia is not yet a valid threat but if the tide turned against Ukraine...
Forum: Jet Blast
16th Jun 2022, 14:59
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