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7th May 2022, 15:29
Replies: 0
Views: 468
Posted By stevef

Northern Air Maintenance, Maun, Botswana

Anyone in the dustbowl know if Northern Air Maintenance is still around? Their website has been pretty sparse for quite a while. Another casualty of Covid perhaps, due to work drying up?
Forum: Jet Blast
7th May 2022, 15:13
Replies: 47
Views: 9,852
Posted By stevef

This is Jet Blast (see the header that states:...

This is Jet Blast (see the header that states: Topics that don't fit the other forums) and virtually anything goes. I'd suggest a fair percentage of posters here aren't pilots. Some of us have got an...
Forum: Jet Blast
7th May 2022, 15:02
Replies: 47
Views: 9,852
Posted By stevef

I was on the bus yesterday and two men in their...

I was on the bus yesterday and two men in their late '40's/early '50s were having a very loud conversation, which included swearing and sexual comments about women they worked with. On the same route...
Forum: Jet Blast
2nd May 2022, 13:45
Replies: 11,339
Views: 1,072,890
Posted By stevef

About 20 years ago I was surfing the web for the...

About 20 years ago I was surfing the web for the 1950's Leeds United B team's colours as my (now late) father played for them until a knee injury finished his sporting days. He was in the early stage...
Forum: Jet Blast
25th Apr 2022, 21:48
Replies: 11,339
Views: 1,072,890
Posted By stevef

Er, actually Chamberlain resigned. :)

Er, actually Chamberlain resigned. :)
Forum: Jet Blast
23rd Apr 2022, 07:15
Replies: 78
Views: 10,091
Posted By stevef

My wife's grandfather was a butcher. He would...

My wife's grandfather was a butcher. He would never eat sausages.[/QUOTE]

Here's a culinary horror show. Once viewed, never eaten again..

https://youtu.be/2NzUm7UEEIY
Forum: Jet Blast
22nd Apr 2022, 10:14
Replies: 11,339
Views: 1,072,890
Posted By stevef

Is that a brain transplant bandage?

Is that a brain transplant bandage?
Forum: Jet Blast
19th Apr 2022, 19:21
Replies: 11,339
Views: 1,072,890
Posted By stevef

My tuppence-worth: I'm no fan of Johnson but...

My tuppence-worth:
I'm no fan of Johnson but perhaps it's better not to change PMs until the Ukrainian crisis is resolved as he's a key player in the support process. He does seem to be behaving in...
19th Apr 2022, 19:07
Replies: 149
Views: 15,986
Posted By stevef

Hmmm - from experience that could equally apply...

Hmmm - from experience that could equally apply to many British expat 'enclaves' in Africa and Spain. Some have lived in their host countries for years and made little or no effort to learn the local...
15th Apr 2022, 18:05
Replies: 28
Views: 3,206
Posted By stevef

There was one in Keith Fordyce's Torbay Aircraft...

There was one in Keith Fordyce's Torbay Aircraft Museum until it closed in the mid-eighties. An interesting concept.
Forum: Jet Blast
15th Apr 2022, 14:43
Replies: 11,339
Views: 1,072,890
Posted By stevef

I didn't conveniently 'forget' anything -...

I didn't conveniently 'forget' anything - virtually all asylum seekers enter the UK from the English Channel and very few (about 6000) have been relocated to Wales and Scotland since 2014.
I doubt...
Forum: Jet Blast
15th Apr 2022, 13:54
Replies: 11,339
Views: 1,072,890
Posted By stevef

The proportion of people coming to the UK to seek...

The proportion of people coming to the UK to seek asylum is actually very small. France, Germany and Greece all accept far higher numbers of asylum applicants than the UK does. In fact France...
Forum: Jet Blast
15th Apr 2022, 10:27
Replies: 11,339
Views: 1,072,890
Posted By stevef

What does the panel suggest? We can't continue...

What does the panel suggest? We can't continue with the influx of illegal migrants and it's all very well to accuse (any) measures of being heartless but probably most of them have passed through...
14th Apr 2022, 15:37
Replies: 5,957
Views: 3,203,208
Posted By stevef

Earlier this week, Mr Aslinís younger brother...

Earlier this week, Mr Aslinís younger brother Nathan Wood begged Russian authorities to take good care of him.

He told MailOnline:...
Forum: Jet Blast
13th Apr 2022, 10:05
Replies: 146
Views: 15,760
Posted By stevef

Self check-ins ... A few years ago me and my...

Self check-ins ... A few years ago me and my partner were flying from Stansted to Spain with a well-know Irish airline and we were confronted by a line of check-in pedestals. I'd never seen the...
Forum: Jet Blast
11th Apr 2022, 17:10
Replies: 61
Views: 9,657
Posted By stevef

Sorry, I should have worded it better - I meant...

Sorry, I should have worded it better - I meant that Argentina's lineage (along with other Latin American countries) goes back to the cruel 16th century Spanish colonisations. Meanwhile, they're...
Forum: Jet Blast
11th Apr 2022, 16:02
Replies: 61
Views: 9,657
Posted By stevef

Argentina and The Falkland Isles

I see on the BBC news that the Argentinian government is again calling for the return of 'their' Las Malvinas, citing 21st century British colonialism. 'Colonialism' is an interesting term,...
Forum: Jet Blast
30th Mar 2022, 08:21
Replies: 17
Views: 1,354
Posted By stevef

Musicians who can play several individual...

Musicians who can play several individual instruments (guitar, harmonica, kick drum and foot cymbal for example) simultaneously amaze me - I can't even speak and play guitar at the same time. :{...
Forum: Jet Blast
21st Mar 2022, 13:52
Replies: 696
Views: 79,276
Posted By stevef

I wonder which day of the week was responsible...

I wonder which day of the week was responsible for the water filter in my Kinshasa apartment 30 years ago! Maybe someone on the cutting bench was day-dreaming about The Leaning Tower of Pisa ......
Forum: Jet Blast
20th Mar 2022, 14:18
Replies: 696
Views: 79,276
Posted By stevef

Renaults ... A '90s Megane I owned had niggling...

Renaults ...
A '90s Megane I owned had niggling electrical faults, like-wise my partner's two Clios. They both had heater issues - I spent a week of evenings changing a heater matrix, which involved...
Forum: Jet Blast
18th Mar 2022, 21:27
Replies: 696
Views: 79,276
Posted By stevef

Why on earth are many small appliance three-pin...

Why on earth are many small appliance three-pin electrical mains plugs now designed with the cable exiting at the top instead of trailing from the bottom? When plugging them into difficult to reach...
Forum: Jet Blast
17th Mar 2022, 14:31
Replies: 178
Views: 29,692
Posted By stevef

From BBC News: They [the Maritime Executive]...

From BBC News:

They [the Maritime Executive] pointed to the fact that British and French seafarers are particularly expensive to employ compared to foreign staff.

Hmmm, let's re-word that to:...
12th Mar 2022, 14:08
Replies: 35
Views: 4,907
Posted By stevef

I was in a DC3 when the forward freight door...

I was in a DC3 when the forward freight door unlatched itself on climb-out and stayed three or four inches open. The captain looked back when the door warning light came on but we gave him the...
Forum: Jet Blast
12th Mar 2022, 10:42
Replies: 65
Views: 10,013
Posted By stevef

So it is non-fattening.

So it is non-fattening.
Forum: Jet Blast
11th Mar 2022, 19:07
Replies: 65
Views: 10,013
Posted By stevef

Try mixing it 50/50 with milk. Sounds disgusting...

Try mixing it 50/50 with milk. Sounds disgusting but tastes quite good. They call it Brown Cow in Africa.
Forum: Jet Blast
11th Mar 2022, 16:15
Replies: 22
Views: 2,831
Posted By stevef

I was checking my saved guitar and writing...

I was checking my saved guitar and writing websites too often (habit) so I deleted the page shortcuts and now I have to Google them for access. That soon changed by mouse habits. :)
8th Mar 2022, 19:53
Replies: 64
Views: 8,192
Posted By stevef

I don't know if this has leaked into the RAF from...

I don't know if this has leaked into the RAF from the civil side yet but a term for a 'less than popular or useless' colleague is Leatherman.
(Complete tool). :E
Forum: Jet Blast
4th Mar 2022, 13:30
Replies: 7
Views: 1,815
Posted By stevef

A powerful (and prophetic) piece of moving...

A powerful (and prophetic) piece of moving artistry - definitely eight minutes very well-spent.
What a gifted girl! Putin and his vermin would probably have her behind bars today.
28th Feb 2022, 16:06
Replies: 91
Views: 21,041
Posted By stevef

Most of my engineering history has been on...

Most of my engineering history has been on piston-engined aircraft, small and large. Favourites are DC3, An2, Dove and Heron. Despised are Jodels, Robins and Grumman AA5s. I wouldn't do overtime on...
Forum: Jet Blast
24th Feb 2022, 18:53
Forum: Jet Blast
21st Feb 2022, 18:02
Replies: 15
Views: 1,705
Posted By stevef

The reason Polynesians can't enter the luge, Is...

The reason Polynesians can't enter the luge,
Is simply because ... they are too huge.
Forum: Jet Blast
9th Feb 2022, 12:16
Replies: 14
Views: 1,904
Posted By stevef

I agree with the above - I've twice been on the...

I agree with the above - I've twice been on the sharp end of dogs continually yapping whilst their owners were at work and it's a misery. When I lived in Spain, someone in the neighbourhood threw...
Forum: Jet Blast
8th Feb 2022, 15:14
Replies: 43
Views: 6,203
Posted By stevef

Rain water drain grill?

Rain water drain grill?
Forum: Jet Blast
3rd Feb 2022, 19:35
Replies: 332
Views: 29,815
Posted By stevef

From a relative who studied psychology at Exeter...

From a relative who studied psychology at Exeter University (redacted):

Trolls often have problems engaging with others in normal social circumstances and feel safe in the security of anonymity...
Forum: Jet Blast
2nd Feb 2022, 17:27
Replies: 332
Views: 29,815
Posted By stevef

He's been enjoying winding Jet Blasters up for...

He's been enjoying winding Jet Blasters up for the last week or so. I doubt he's even been forward of Row One in his life unless it's to clean the cockpit floor. Time his walk-round oxygen bottle...
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