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by speedbird2639
Thu 10 Dec 2020, 7:34 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: 'rapid unscheduled disassembly'
Replies: 4
Views: 841

Re: 'rapid unscheduled disassembly'

rapid unscheduled disassembly
Is Ron Dennis (formerly of McLaren F1) working with him on this project?!
by speedbird2639
Tue 08 Dec 2020, 11:58 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Chuck Yeager
Replies: 9
Views: 818

Re: Chuck Yeager

And almost 80 years of disliking “Limeys”
His Twitter feed was always a good read - stereotypical 'Grandpa on social media for the first time' reading.

Many great achievements in this career but civility didn't seem to be a strong suit with him.
by speedbird2639
Fri 04 Dec 2020, 9:50 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Snow Watch 2020 - 21
Replies: 26
Views: 1058

Re: Snow Watch 2020 - 21

Not so much as a single snowflake here in Worcs.
by speedbird2639
Thu 03 Dec 2020, 12:50 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: F1 ( and other motorsports ) 2020
Replies: 221
Views: 16254

Re: F1 ( and other motorsports ) 2020

...the man who dropped his Williams on a safety car lap... F1 is packed to the rafters with people having slow speed incidents with great consequences. 4 times WDC Alain Prost spinning into retirement on the parade lap of the 1991 San Marino GP; 2 times WDC Fernando Alonso spinning on the parade la...
by speedbird2639
Wed 02 Dec 2020, 10:08 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: F1 ( and other motorsports ) 2020
Replies: 221
Views: 16254

Re: F1 ( and other motorsports ) 2020

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/formula1/55152354

Williams driver George Russell will replace Lewis Hamilton at Mercedes for this weekend's Sakhir Grand Prix.

Williams reserve Jack Aitken will replace Russell.
by speedbird2639
Sun 15 Nov 2020, 10:50 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: F1 ( and other motorsports ) 2020
Replies: 221
Views: 16254

Re: F1 ( and other motorsports ) 2020

Put a top driver in the best car and the result is a foregone conclusion I agree. LH is undoubtedly an excellent driver but at no point in his career has he driven for a team that wasn't capable of winning races. I have much more respect for Michael Schumacher who left a championship winning team t...
by speedbird2639
Sun 15 Nov 2020, 9:33 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Deceased in 2020
Replies: 353
Views: 47788

Re: Deceased in 2020

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-54950051

Entertainer Des O'Connor dies aged 88
by speedbird2639
Sat 14 Nov 2020, 11:07 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: F1 ( and other motorsports ) 2020
Replies: 221
Views: 16254

Re: F1 ( and other motorsports ) 2020

The drivers are all moaning as the circuit was fully resurfaced only 2 weeks ago so the surface is still oozing bitumen from the tarmac. And today in final practice it was absolutely sheeting down with rain. No word as to whether quali will go ahead (its that bad apparently).
by speedbird2639
Fri 13 Nov 2020, 8:10 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Deceased in 2020
Replies: 353
Views: 47788

Re: Deceased in 2020

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-54874713

The Yorkshire Ripper Peter Sutcliffe has died at the age of 74.

The serial killer was serving a whole life term for murdering 13 women across Yorkshire and north-west England.
by speedbird2639
Fri 06 Nov 2020, 2:12 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Deceased in 2020
Replies: 353
Views: 47788

Re: Deceased in 2020

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-54838209

Geoffrey Palmer, TV and film actor, dies at 93
by speedbird2639
Thu 29 Oct 2020, 1:18 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The UKAR politics thread
Replies: 1769
Views: 94207

Re: The UKAR politics thread

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-54730425

Presumably 'Bobby Marley' will be along in a moment to point out this is all a conspiracy against 'Magic Grandpa'.
by speedbird2639
Sun 11 Oct 2020, 9:19 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: BA retires entire Boeing 747 fleet
Replies: 168
Views: 17525

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: 221
Views: 16254

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: 3702
Views: 172563

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: 3702
Views: 172563

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: 872

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: 3702
Views: 172563

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: 3828

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: 353
Views: 47788

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: 3702
Views: 172563

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: 3702
Views: 172563

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: 2483

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: 3702
Views: 172563

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: 3702
Views: 172563

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: 3702
Views: 172563

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...