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by speedbird2639
Mon 26 Jul 2021, 7:55 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The 2021 departures board
Replies: 236
Views: 23641

Re: The 2021 departures board

Jackie Mason, rabbi turned comedian, dies aged 93

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-57960048
by speedbird2639
Fri 23 Jul 2021, 4:07 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Formula One 2021
Replies: 98
Views: 4592

Re: Formula One 2021

Russell already has a contract with Merc and is just driving at Williams until one of the Merc roles opens up.

So I think they would only be looking at Norris if LH retires and they sacked VB.
by speedbird2639
Wed 21 Jul 2021, 9:25 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Formula One 2021
Replies: 98
Views: 4592

Re: Formula One 2021

Lewis must kicking himself when he remembers he would probably be leading the WDC if he hadn't messed up the restart in Baku and shot off down the escape lane. He should've settled for a strong points finish rather than gambling to try and win - but I guess that's not in the make up of someone with ...
by speedbird2639
Fri 16 Jul 2021, 12:42 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The Angry Thread...
Replies: 2515
Views: 352405

Re: The Angry Thread...

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-m ... r-57852315

Turns out the MSM have been whipping up a storm over nothing - the graffiti wasn't racist.
by speedbird2639
Thu 08 Jul 2021, 2:40 pm
Forum: RAF Cosford Air Show
Topic: RAF Cosford Air Show 2021 - UPDATE: CANCELLED
Replies: 53
Views: 12412

Re: RAF Cosford Air Show 2021 - UPDATE: CANCELLED

Those who do hold tickets over will not be subject to any price increase
Hello RIAT - take note!
by speedbird2639
Thu 01 Jul 2021, 11:32 am
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Shorts Belfast
Replies: 7
Views: 1331

Re: Shorts Belfast

Wiki says (yes, yes I know! :rolling_eyes: ) " A Belfast formerly operated by Heavylift Cargo is lying abandoned at Cairns Airport in Australia and is the subject of a legal dispute for fees between the airport and the current owner of the aircraft, Flying Tigers" Hopefully this can be resolved amic...
by speedbird2639
Thu 24 Jun 2021, 1:21 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: AN225 Mriya in England tomorrow
Replies: 72
Views: 6141

Re: AN225 Mriya in England tomorrow

Cheers Rick! :thumbsup:
by speedbird2639
Thu 24 Jun 2021, 12:27 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: AN225 Mriya in England tomorrow
Replies: 72
Views: 6141

Re: AN225 Mriya in England tomorrow

Surprised Jerry Dyer isn't at Brize with a live feed today. He calls his product 'Big Jet TV' and they don't get much bigger than this!
by speedbird2639
Wed 23 Jun 2021, 9:48 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The 2021 departures board
Replies: 236
Views: 23641

Re: The 2021 departures board

John McAfee: Anti-virus creator found dead in prison cell

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-57589822
by speedbird2639
Fri 18 Jun 2021, 1:27 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Interesting Internet
Replies: 608
Views: 188013

Re: Interesting Internet

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-57524179

Thinks "I wonder what this button does?"

Presses 'Retract undercarriage' button in cockpit.
by speedbird2639
Thu 27 May 2021, 1:38 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The 2021 departures board
Replies: 236
Views: 23641

Re: The 2021 departures board

by speedbird2639
Mon 24 May 2021, 11:59 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Aerobatic Smoke
Replies: 22
Views: 2211

Re: Aerobatic Smoke

Slight thread drift but I don't understand why, in these environmentally aware times, displays are still allowed to use 'smoke'. People can't drive into my local city centre in a diesel car without paying a daily fee/ tax and restrictions are being tightened on wood burning stoves used to heat your ...
by speedbird2639
Fri 07 May 2021, 9:54 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The UKAR politics thread
Replies: 2046
Views: 122495

Re: The UKAR politics thread

"English people don't care about the truth as they are a bunch of cretins" Wow that's some superiority complex there Boff - exactly the same superiority complex that is costing Labour seats left and right and putting them into a tail spin the Lib Dems would be proud of. From Twitter froma London AM ...
by speedbird2639
Wed 05 May 2021, 1:44 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The 2021 departures board
Replies: 236
Views: 23641

Re: The 2021 departures board

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-56991728

Nick Kamen: Model from the Levi's ad and singer dies aged 59
by speedbird2639
Fri 16 Apr 2021, 5:13 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The 2021 departures board
Replies: 236
Views: 23641

Re: The 2021 departures board

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-56770593

Actress Helen McCrory, known for her roles in Peaky Blinders and three Harry Potter films, has died of cancer at the age of 52, according to her husband, the actor Damian Lewis.
by speedbird2639
Mon 12 Apr 2021, 8:13 pm
Forum: Other UK Airshows and Events
Topic: G7 Cornwall
Replies: 2
Views: 655

Re: G7 Cornwall

viewtopic.php?f=2&t=86919&p=915720&hili ... ll#p915720

Already been some discussion - personally I doubt anyone will be allowed closer than Devon so 'spotting' may be restricted/ disappointing.
by speedbird2639
Wed 24 Mar 2021, 8:29 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The 2021 departures board
Replies: 236
Views: 23641

Re: The 2021 departures board

by speedbird2639
Tue 23 Mar 2021, 9:55 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Harry & Meghan Interview
Replies: 95
Views: 4244

Re: Harry & Meghan Interview

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/articl ... s-job.html

Yet another of their employees has decided they can't be bothered with their nonsense.
by speedbird2639
Tue 23 Mar 2021, 8:04 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Red Arrows Flying For Their Lives
Replies: 23
Views: 3257

Re: Red Arrows Flying For Their Lives

Wasn't there a rumour (possibly an April fools) that the RAFAT might convert to tranche 1 Typhoons one day? This would be awesome! No point in keeping the tranche 1 airframes in storage until some bean counter says they should be dismantled - drag 'em out, paint 'em red and thrash them until they'v...
by speedbird2639
Fri 19 Mar 2021, 6:07 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: President Biden
Replies: 40
Views: 3200

Re: President Biden

https://youtu.be/2yWn04egc-o Kamala might be getting her hands on the top job sooner rather than later. https://twitter.com/i/status/1372960642341081092 In the spirit of balance here is the Donald with what looks like a piece of loo paper stuck to the sole of his shoe. How do Presidents make walkin...
by speedbird2639
Fri 19 Mar 2021, 10:09 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Big jet TV YouTube channel
Replies: 220
Views: 40058

Re: Big jet TV YouTube channel

Unless he lives very local to Fairford, isn't this breaching Covid rules? He describes himself as 'media' so he believes he is entitled to be there filming under the current guidelines. He's just confirmed that he spoke with the local Police yesterday about being at Fairford today and they confirme...
by speedbird2639
Fri 19 Mar 2021, 9:05 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Big jet TV YouTube channel
Replies: 220
Views: 40058

Re: Big jet TV YouTube channel

I don't wish to reignite the debate around whether Gerry and his Big Jets TV site adds value to the aviation community but in case anyone is interested he's at Fairford today.

by speedbird2639
Wed 17 Mar 2021, 4:54 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The UKAR politics thread
Replies: 2046
Views: 122495

Re: The UKAR politics thread

https://twitter.com/electpoliticsuk/status/1372143356491526147 If this survey is of sufficient size and accuracy to be believed independence seems to have been moved to the 'back burner' in a lot of peoples minds North of the border. Whether this is as a result of the recent Sturgeon/ Salmond row o...
by speedbird2639
Wed 17 Mar 2021, 8:12 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Local Elections
Replies: 20
Views: 744

Re: Local Elections

With the Cons currently 7 points ahead of Labour (admittedly in Westminster voting intention surveys) this seems optimistic at best. Governing parties typically see a mid term drop in popularity. Couple this with a year long pandemic and people who believe (rightly or wrongly) that their business ha...
by speedbird2639
Sat 13 Mar 2021, 10:38 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Anyone room for a V bomber cockpit?
Replies: 25
Views: 4304

Re: Anyone room for a V bomber cockpit?

the owner will lose his battle to save the cockpits If he offered the cockpits at sensible price or for free to a suitable facility such as a museum then I'm sure some agreement could be reached on saving the cockpits. From the prices quoted he clearly thinks his shed full of battered incomplete sc...