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Forum: Jet Blast
24th May 2022, 21:56
Replies: 1,399
Views: 100,012
Posted By ShyTorque

Hurrah for environmentally friendly, low...

Hurrah for environmentally friendly, low emission, battery powered public transport.

https://youtu.be/5r-yN8SugWM

:eek: (https://youtu.be/5r-yN8SugWM)
Forum: Rotorheads
21st May 2022, 19:24
Replies: 24
Views: 4,254
Posted By ShyTorque

Iíve done it in a military Puma from an offshore...

Iíve done it in a military Puma from an offshore island back to the mainland.

It required a running takeoff and a running landing but was otherwise uneventful.
20th May 2022, 08:06
Replies: 10,633
Views: 487,991
Posted By ShyTorque

My apologies but personal circumstances right now...

My apologies but personal circumstances right now mean I’m unable to take up the torch. Please reallocate!

S.
17th May 2022, 18:05
Replies: 10,633
Views: 487,991
Posted By ShyTorque

“Well, one of you definitely left the toilet seat...

“Well, one of you definitely left the toilet seat up!”
Forum: Jet Blast
17th May 2022, 17:13
Replies: 81
Views: 9,011
Posted By ShyTorque

Having been based a couple of miles from that one...

Having been based a couple of miles from that one for over twenty years, you should see how hard it works on a still, foggy morning, when solar and wind generators are useless.
17th May 2022, 07:58
Replies: 56
Views: 23,222
Posted By ShyTorque

At one time I would consider five of the team...

At one time I would consider five of the team good mates, the others seemed nice enough. One of them offered me a ride in a nine ship practice, unfortunately I got called away at the last minute...
15th May 2022, 20:24
Replies: 56
Views: 23,222
Posted By ShyTorque

Well that might have been inadvertently...

Well that might have been inadvertently appropriate! :D
Forum: Jet Blast
15th May 2022, 20:15
Replies: 81
Views: 9,011
Posted By ShyTorque

Fuel prices are one aspect of car ownership. How...

Fuel prices are one aspect of car ownership. How much is a new PCP on an electric vehicle?
Forum: Rotorheads
14th May 2022, 20:29
Replies: 13
Views: 2,392
Posted By ShyTorque

I flew a 109 where on random occasions the cyclic...

I flew a 109 where on random occasions the cyclic would vibrate violently as soon as the battery was switched on. Turned out to be an internal failure of the SAS control box. In effect, the SAS was...
Forum: Jet Blast
12th May 2022, 22:30
Replies: 52
Views: 3,948
Posted By ShyTorque

Swifts donít nest in barns and definitely donít...

Swifts donít nest in barns and definitely donít walkÖ.because they canít!
I think you might mean Swallows, which definitely do both of those things.
Forum: Jet Blast
12th May 2022, 17:25
Replies: 52
Views: 3,948
Posted By ShyTorque

Iím not sure about that. The M6 can be hell!

Iím not sure about that. The M6 can be hell!
12th May 2022, 07:09
Replies: 17
Views: 3,331
Posted By ShyTorque

Well that would certainly have got them noticed....

Well that would certainly have got them noticed. Perhaps it was looking for a starter….
Forum: Jet Blast
12th May 2022, 05:42
Replies: 52
Views: 3,948
Posted By ShyTorque

I suppose someone had to say it…… ;)

I suppose someone had to say it…… ;)
Forum: Jet Blast
11th May 2022, 16:49
Replies: 52
Views: 3,948
Posted By ShyTorque

Saw one solitary Swift today, glimpsed it as it...

Saw one solitary Swift today, glimpsed it as it crossed the M6, somewhere north of Penrith.
Forum: Rotorheads
10th May 2022, 18:00
Replies: 196
Views: 13,093
Posted By ShyTorque

According to her profile, she was female.

According to her profile, she was female.
Forum: Jet Blast
10th May 2022, 17:57
Replies: 52
Views: 3,948
Posted By ShyTorque

Our local (North midlands) housemartins are...

Our local (North midlands) housemartins are running a week late in arriving, they’re normally here by the second week of May. They usually nest under the eaves of the newish houses opposite us. I’ve...
9th May 2022, 22:35
Replies: 44
Views: 3,218
Posted By ShyTorque

First twin engined helicopter I flew and I loved...

First twin engined helicopter I flew and I loved it, tbh. I did just over 30 hours on the Wessex 5 (which were on loan to the RAF from the RN) but then got posted onto something a bit faster!
Forum: Rotorheads
8th May 2022, 17:33
Replies: 42
Views: 6,223
Posted By ShyTorque

I flew the Blackhawk S-70 for four years. Unlike...

I flew the Blackhawk S-70 for four years. Unlike with the Wessex, I have no recollection of the type having a ground resonance tendency. I think Sikorsky had already learned their lesson.
Forum: Jet Blast
7th May 2022, 22:41
Replies: 47
Views: 9,852
Posted By ShyTorque

If the music isn’t to one’s taste during one’s...

If the music isn’t to one’s taste during one’s journey, surely one can just instruct the chauffeur to turn it down?
6th May 2022, 14:26
Replies: 10,633
Views: 487,991
Posted By ShyTorque

Pilot's Report: "Suspect engine missing" ...

Pilot's Report: "Suspect engine missing"

Engineer's report: "No evidence of engine missing. Almost everything else IS."
Forum: Jet Blast
6th May 2022, 10:20
Replies: 18
Views: 1,947
Posted By ShyTorque

Milliards, or Millyards? ...

Milliards, or Millyards?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZtRnAI1jHao
Forum: Rotorheads
4th May 2022, 21:27
Replies: 64
Views: 9,432
Posted By ShyTorque

A favourite exchange between my wife and I, as I...

A favourite exchange between my wife and I, as I was leaving for work, was “Good luck!”

My reply was always “Thanks, but I’m not going to depend on luck!”

Same thing when I take a car or...
Forum: Jet Blast
4th May 2022, 10:06
Replies: 696
Views: 79,276
Posted By ShyTorque

The best way of removing toxicity from this forum...

The best way of removing toxicity from this forum is to use the “ignore” facility.
Forum: Jet Blast
3rd May 2022, 05:22
Replies: 146
Views: 15,760
Posted By ShyTorque

Now some would call that a bone of contentionÖ.

Now some would call that a bone of contentionÖ.
Forum: Jet Blast
3rd May 2022, 05:09
Replies: 696
Views: 79,276
Posted By ShyTorque

You could try connecting through a small 12V...

You could try connecting through a small 12V battery, to give the charger a reference voltage. I’ve done this to revive another almost “dead” car battery after the so called smart charger didn’t...
Forum: Jet Blast
2nd May 2022, 19:14
Replies: 11
Views: 2,375
Posted By ShyTorque

Some years ago the local newsagent (in Hook,...

Some years ago the local newsagent (in Hook, Hampshire, if my memory is correct) had an advert for a Triumph Spitfire in the window.

It was handwritten and the wording went along the lines of...
Forum: Jet Blast
2nd May 2022, 19:06
Replies: 42
Views: 4,876
Posted By ShyTorque

I thought the same.

I thought the same.
Forum: Jet Blast
1st May 2022, 22:34
Replies: 42
Views: 4,876
Posted By ShyTorque

We’ve asked our local post office, which is less...

We’ve asked our local post office, which is less than two minute’s walk away from here, on any number of times to desist from posting unaddressed junk mail leaflets / flyers to our house. This was...
Forum: Rotorheads
1st May 2022, 16:06
Replies: 64
Views: 9,432
Posted By ShyTorque

I didnít! Read my post again; I was...

I didnít!

Read my post again; I was responding to the post that I quoted.
Forum: Rotorheads
1st May 2022, 08:51
Replies: 64
Views: 9,432
Posted By ShyTorque

There are a number of U.K. helicopter pilots who...

There are a number of U.K. helicopter pilots who do hold IRs and regularly use them during onshore ops. Itís quite legal to fly VFR - IFR - VFR (or continue to an airfield under IFR) in U.K. without...
29th Apr 2022, 19:50
Replies: 39
Views: 3,968
Posted By ShyTorque

I was a part time burglar…. ;)

I was a part time burglar…. ;)
29th Apr 2022, 13:01
Replies: 39
Views: 3,968
Posted By ShyTorque

Iíve never worn mine at all since I took my RAF...

Iíve never worn mine at all since I took my RAF uniform off in 1994. It stays in its little box near the bottom of our display cabinet alongside other stuff connected with that era and with stuff...
Forum: Jet Blast
29th Apr 2022, 12:41
Replies: 146
Views: 15,760
Posted By ShyTorque

Problem here is that certain people make a habit...

Problem here is that certain people make a habit of failing to abide by the forum rules, which specifically state that personal attacks are not allowed. The lower left corner of all posts has a...
27th Apr 2022, 22:06
Replies: 39
Views: 3,968
Posted By ShyTorque

An excolleague of mine chose to wear medals on...

An excolleague of mine chose to wear medals on his civvy pilot's uniform; I think the company encouraged it. I chose not to wear mine.
Personal choice.
Forum: Jet Blast
27th Apr 2022, 22:00
Replies: 146
Views: 15,760
Posted By ShyTorque

I try to be patient because I realise that...

I try to be patient because I realise that speaking to the checkout operator might be the only human contact that some shoppers have all day.
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