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by speedbird2639
Sun 11 Oct 2020, 9:19 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: BA retires entire Boeing 747 fleet
Replies: 118
Views: 10009

Re: BA retires entire Boeing 747 fleet

It is only a coat of paint !! Let's be thankful that somebody is thinking about saving it from the scrapman. If the 747 is still around in ten years time then will be the time to discuss what colour to paint it. ^^ This - you can paint any aircraft in any livery. More important to make sure you get...
by speedbird2639
Fri 02 Oct 2020, 10:10 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: F1 ( and other motorsports ) 2020
Replies: 161
Views: 12428

Re: F1 ( and other motorsports ) 2020

Honda: Red Bull engine partner to leave F1 at end of 2021 https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/formula1/54383259 Given how Red Bull fell out with Renault when they used their engines I suspect that the remaining engine suppliers will be scrambling to take their phones off the hook/ block Horner's number/ put...
by speedbird2639
Tue 29 Sep 2020, 9:31 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 2827
Views: 136051

Re: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.

Announced on the News this morning, Global deaths to Covid 19 have now passed 1 million. https://news.sky.com/story/coronavirus-deaths-more-than-one-million-have-now-died-worldwide-12083123 I'm not sure we will ever know the true figure. Between countries over reporting (recording some deaths as Co...
by speedbird2639
Fri 18 Sep 2020, 6:36 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 2827
Views: 136051

Re: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.

Question I have thought of today, with football transfers happening at the moment, shouldn't those arriving from Spain etc be self isolating on arrival and therefore not completing medicals and deals etc?? Football is exempt from all things COVID. This was clearly illustrated on the BBC news when C...
by speedbird2639
Thu 03 Sep 2020, 11:08 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Airline pilots landing at LAX report "a guy in jetpack" flying alongside them WTF?!?
Replies: 3
Views: 812

Re: Airline pilots landing at LAX report "a guy in jetpack" flying alongside them WTF?!?

https://www.foxla.com/news/fbi-investig ... nes-at-lax

Given the fact a) its Fox News b) on a plane full of people not one person appears to have access to a functioning camera I'm calling "Kris Kris Tofferson!" on this one.
by speedbird2639
Thu 03 Sep 2020, 7:15 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 2827
Views: 136051

Re: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.

My company has said that their interpretation of the Government rules on social distancing means they can have a maximum of 15% of the usual headcount back in the office from 1 October. I think they will struggle to find 15% who want to go back to be honest. Most people have loved WFH. No commute, s...
by speedbird2639
Thu 23 Jul 2020, 8:00 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Guy Gibson's Dog Headstone replaced
Replies: 59
Views: 3570

Re: Guy Gibson's Dog Headstone replaced

FJ - the point I was making was to replace one unacceptable word with another which is also perjorative shows the ignorance of the person/committee making the decision on the substitute word . Unless they knew EXACTLY what they were doing - so the 'insult' is hidden in plain sight. To the casual ob...
by speedbird2639
Sat 11 Jul 2020, 8:08 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Deceased in 2020
Replies: 276
Views: 40411

Re: Deceased in 2020

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/53373542

Jack Charlton: England World Cup winner and ex-Republic of Ireland boss dies aged 85
by speedbird2639
Wed 22 Apr 2020, 12:24 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 2827
Views: 136051

Re: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.

Numerous stories circulating from people who have tried to provide PPE to the NHS but have been ignored as they aee not on the 'NHS preferred' sellers list which is only reviewed twice a year. I'll leave it up to you to decide whether this was just 'business as usual' NHS bureaucracy being too restr...
by speedbird2639
Sun 19 Apr 2020, 8:02 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 2827
Views: 136051

Re: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.

https://unherd.com/thepost/coming-up-epidemiologist-prof-johan-giesecke-shares-lessons-from-sweden/?=frpo Interview with Professor Johan Giesecke, one of the world’s most senior epidemiologists, advisor to the Swedish Government , the first Chief Scientist of the European Centre for Disease Prevent...
by speedbird2639
Sat 11 Apr 2020, 8:33 am
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: BCWM Jaguar.
Replies: 11
Views: 2387

Re: BCWM Jaguar.

I think the poster was referring to the slow taxi runs Cosford did a few years ago. Given their runway is only 1100m with virtually no run off at each end and then a live railway line I doubt a fast taxi was ever considered. Bentwaters on the other hand from Google Earth appears to have a runway of ...
by speedbird2639
Mon 06 Apr 2020, 4:49 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 2827
Views: 136051

Re: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.

Link to BBC News If you are stupid enough to go for a drive in the current climate: a) Don't take the kids with you b) When stopped by the Old Bill come up with a better excuse than you were driving to London from Leicester to 'buy bread because it was cheaper there' c) If you are on a deserted mot...
by speedbird2639
Thu 02 Apr 2020, 4:34 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 2827
Views: 136051

Re: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.

Thanks for the update Berf. It's been mentioned in the MSM here.

When crisis is finally declared over it will be interesting to compare and contrast the results from the UK method of tackling Covid-19 and the Swedish method and to see which (if either) could be said to have been more successful.
by speedbird2639
Wed 25 Mar 2020, 7:00 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 2827
Views: 136051

Re: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.

My employer (financial services, remember) have said they will be paying everyone £30 p/m expenses to cover incidental expenses while we're all WFH. Which given the fact that I'm not incurring any additional expenses by being at home as its warm enough to not need the heating on now and I'm saving m...
by speedbird2639
Sun 22 Mar 2020, 6:42 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2020 - CANCELLED
Replies: 1085
Views: 176619

Re: RIAT 2020 - CANCELLED

G67 wrote:
MiG_Eater wrote:Extremely sad, but not unexpected. RIAT is always the highlight of my year. Come July I think those that complained about last years airshow may suddenly realise how incredibly good it was.


RIAT 2019: better than no show at all.

Damning with faint praise!

:lol:
by speedbird2639
Sun 22 Mar 2020, 7:58 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Pausing Sky Sports
Replies: 12
Views: 1272

Re: Pausing Sky Sports

If you pay by direct debit, cancel it, and then see how long it takes for them to contact you. A mate of mine did that. The rigmarole for cancelling with Sky was so convoluted he just cancelled his direct debit. Sky simply and illegally unilaterally reinstated the DDEB and carried on collecting the...
by speedbird2639
Sat 21 Mar 2020, 8:51 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 2827
Views: 136051

Re: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.

I work in financial services in a non-customer facing role. So reading the indignant rants about insurance companies from ignorant people who don't understand insurance terms, conditions and exclusions has been funny. We've been told to work from home for the foreseeable but as everything i do is on...
by speedbird2639
Sun 15 Mar 2020, 8:35 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Will air shows be cancelled because of coronavirus
Replies: 293
Views: 37889

Re: Will air shows be cancelled because of coronavirus

Pick up the virus and then go to visit our lock down parents and transmit the virus to them. What...what do you think lockdown means? I think you've accidentally hit on a very important point there. In China they were able to use their totalitarian regime to have a 100% water tight lock down. Try t...
by speedbird2639
Thu 12 Mar 2020, 7:53 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Will air shows be cancelled because of coronavirus
Replies: 293
Views: 37889

Re: Will air shows be cancelled because of coronavirus

I think it is only a matter of time before the decision to cancel events such as RIAT and Yeovilton is made. Zero chance the virus will still be going in July/ August. This article shows how with a lock down like they have in Italy currently and we will almost certainly have here shortly you can br...
by speedbird2639
Wed 04 Mar 2020, 9:43 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Daily Fail reporting Flybe gone
Replies: 13
Views: 1739

Re: Daily Fail reporting Flybe gone

It's all over most of papers that they have gone/ are going bust. Someone posted a photo Facebook the documents stating that Glasgow Airport had seized one of their aircraft due to non payment but the photo was quickly taken by the group mods.
by speedbird2639
Wed 04 Mar 2020, 7:30 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Will air shows be cancelled because of coronavirus
Replies: 293
Views: 37889

Re: Will air shows be cancelled because of coronavirus

DerekF wrote:I think some on here need to tone down the rhetoric. Calling those with whom you disagree "moronic" is not helpful


And how crushingly ironic that the person doing it a staffer. He'd the first to complain if we behaved as such.
by speedbird2639
Wed 04 Mar 2020, 7:32 am
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: UK Heritage Aviation Trust
Replies: 272
Views: 70004

Re: UK Heritage Aviation Trust

Well at least he's calling himself a 'company' rather than his previous attempt at being a 'charity'.
by speedbird2639
Tue 03 Mar 2020, 6:33 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: The Red Arrows will be moving to.....
Replies: 56
Views: 13529

Re: The Red Arrows will be moving to.....

Dear diary. Had the day from hell today. Got up, had breakfast, got in my Typhoon flew around the North Sea for a bit, refuelled then flew around Scotland. Back for lunch. Drove up to Scampton, flew a Spitfire around for a bit, drove back via Waddington where I popped into the mess for a chat with ...
by speedbird2639
Tue 03 Mar 2020, 6:05 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Will air shows be cancelled because of coronavirus
Replies: 293
Views: 37889

Re: Will air shows be cancelled because of coronavirus

Total WORLDWIDE Coronavirus deaths = approx. 3,000 UK winter flu deaths every winter = approx. 8,000 WORLD - Get a grip and STOP Panicking +1 from me as well When the death rate exceeds ebola then I'll accept there may be a problem. Until then 'Keep calm and carry on'! At the time of writing the de...
by speedbird2639
Tue 28 Jan 2020, 10:32 pm
Forum: Other UK Airshows and Events
Topic: Bruntingthorpe CWJ 2020?
Replies: 7
Views: 4475

Re: Bruntingthorpe CWJ 2020?

https://www.bruntingthorpe.com/aviation/discover-explore/fast-taxi-days

We haven’t yet confirmed if the taxi days will be on in 2020 however should they go ahead they will happen on 24th May and 30th August 2020. Please check back to this page for updates as and when they happen