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by Dragon Rapide
Thu 29 Sep 2016, 10:51 am
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2017 wishlist
Replies: 485
Views: 115908

Re: RIAT 2017 wishlist

Now I know how sensitive mods are here - deleting a harmless but mildly provocative post in response to a rather petulant reminder...... :roll:
by Dragon Rapide
Thu 29 Sep 2016, 10:44 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Norwegian Starfighter Soon to Fly?
Replies: 98
Views: 15982

Re: Norwegian Starfighter Soon to Fly?

Yes, airshows on mainland Europe just become rather more attractive. You could feasibly have an airshow on the continent featuring: Viggen, Draken, Lansen, Tunnan, F-104, Mirage III - all in the flying display. To say nothing of the various other classic jet types kicking around anyway: Hunters, Ma...
by Dragon Rapide
Thu 29 Sep 2016, 8:32 am
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2017 wishlist
Replies: 485
Views: 115908

Re: RIAT 2017 wishlist

Does the CAA hold the same jurisdiction over the Channel Islands as it does over the UK mainland?
by Dragon Rapide
Thu 29 Sep 2016, 7:37 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Norwegian Starfighter Soon to Fly?
Replies: 98
Views: 15982

Re: Norwegian Starfighter Soon to Fly?

Thankis, and not complaining but it seems to be the You Tube video RobS posted earlier. It would be good to see some footage from the South of the full take off and touch and go.
by Dragon Rapide
Thu 29 Sep 2016, 4:54 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Norwegian Starfighter Soon to Fly?
Replies: 98
Views: 15982

Re: Norwegian Starfighter Soon to Fly?

Fantastic sight and sounds to wake up to!!
by Dragon Rapide
Wed 28 Sep 2016, 4:31 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: England Manager! What you done?
Replies: 23
Views: 1710

Re: England Manager! What you done?

Interesting points Geoff and I guess there is a fraction of the money in the top flight over the border than there is down here. Money rules - everything else is secondary. And I really cannot see why anyone would be shedding a single tear for Allardyce. I see Lineker and some other bods are calling...
by Dragon Rapide
Wed 28 Sep 2016, 3:48 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: England Manager! What you done?
Replies: 23
Views: 1710

Re: England Manager! What you done?

.....greedy and untouchable.
by Dragon Rapide
Wed 28 Sep 2016, 1:12 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Monarch Airlines To Cease Trading?
Replies: 176
Views: 36531

Re: Monarch Airlines To Cease Trading?

Therein lies a tale.........
by Dragon Rapide
Wed 28 Sep 2016, 12:42 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Norwegian Starfighter Soon to Fly?
Replies: 98
Views: 15982

Re: Norwegian Starfighter Soon to Fly?

Thanks! :smile:
by Dragon Rapide
Wed 28 Sep 2016, 12:29 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Norwegian Starfighter Soon to Fly?
Replies: 98
Views: 15982

Re: Norwegian Starfighter Soon to Fly?

It sure what I'm supposed to do with that link HA....
by Dragon Rapide
Wed 28 Sep 2016, 11:29 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: England Manager! What you done?
Replies: 23
Views: 1710

Re: England Manager! What you done?

Geoff - That's quite dispiriting. After all a percentage of the increasing gate money you pay will be finding its way to the agents, money fixers and the corrupt practices with which you all indirectly but willingly contribute to. Just for the sake of 90 minutes of often less than scintillating foot...
by Dragon Rapide
Wed 28 Sep 2016, 10:30 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: England Manager! What you done?
Replies: 23
Views: 1710

Re: England Manager! What you done?

Fair enough Geoff but accepting what you say it sounds to me as though the exposure is overdue. FIFA is already discredited and I would have thought that the FA and those at the top of the game would want the whole seedy business cleaned up. If not then it doesn't say much for them or the game. Inve...
by Dragon Rapide
Wed 28 Sep 2016, 10:14 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: England Manager! What you done?
Replies: 23
Views: 1710

Re: England Manager! What you done?

Why baffling? Pure greed driven in the sure self obsessed knowledge that he'd get away with. Oops - he didn't..... :lmao:
by Dragon Rapide
Wed 28 Sep 2016, 8:51 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: England Manager! What you done?
Replies: 23
Views: 1710

Re: England Manager! What you done?

Hence his almost total lack of humility. But it's not new - we are good at rewarding failure in this country - across the board.
by Dragon Rapide
Wed 28 Sep 2016, 8:22 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: England Manager! What you done?
Replies: 23
Views: 1710

Re: England Manager! What you done?

Why do you say the media has shafted the FA? I was meaning that they have possibly effected the calibre of the respective applicants that can be expected to now apply for the job of England Manager. No one who has achieved / won anything, would be thinking, you know what, I'm gonna apply for that j...
by Dragon Rapide
Wed 28 Sep 2016, 7:27 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: England Manager! What you done?
Replies: 23
Views: 1710

Re: England Manager! What you done?

Why do you say the media has shafted the FA? A legitimate piece of investigative journalism unearths corruption at the top of the game. Instead of the FA's lily livered statement they might have had more credibility if they unceremoniously and bluntly sacked him. The investigation is ongoing and per...
by Dragon Rapide
Wed 28 Sep 2016, 6:37 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: England Manager! What you done?
Replies: 23
Views: 1710

Re: England Manager! What you done?

I am sure that is the problem in a nutshell. And some other sports are not far behind. Can it sink any lower, as one ex-player said earlier. Well it just might.......
by Dragon Rapide
Wed 28 Sep 2016, 5:18 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: How to buy a used car?
Replies: 39
Views: 3889

Re: How to buy a used car?

So £600 over 4 years is £150 p.a. That's an extra £12.50 a month so not exactly an eyewateting amount.
by Dragon Rapide
Wed 28 Sep 2016, 5:11 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: England Manager! What you done?
Replies: 23
Views: 1710

Re: England Manager! What you done?

So, Geoff, unless I have misunderstood your comments, it's the Telegraph's fault for exposing this reckless, greedy excuse for a man in English soccer's top job. Better they'd stayed quiet? I can't believe you actually meant that. Allardyce comes away from the affair totally discredited and humiliat...
by Dragon Rapide
Tue 27 Sep 2016, 7:11 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Monarch Airlines To Cease Trading?
Replies: 176
Views: 36531

Re: Monarch Airlines To Cease Trading?

Mul wrote: ........, discussion should be less heresay and more fact.


Couldn't have put it better. As Derek said above there is a great deal of selfish insensitivity in this thread. Quite unpleasant.
:sad:
by Dragon Rapide
Tue 27 Sep 2016, 6:12 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: First North Korean air show
Replies: 80
Views: 10617

Re: First North Korean air show

As you say another thread but I suspect the continually spiralling population increase due to a number of reasons will ultimately be the catalyst for our downfall.
by Dragon Rapide
Tue 27 Sep 2016, 4:41 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: First North Korean air show
Replies: 80
Views: 10617

Re: First North Korean air show

Humans in North Korea??!! That'll be the day! No, I won't engage with you in that argument- I sense we are already poles apart!

Yes it did, didn't it?
by Dragon Rapide
Tue 27 Sep 2016, 2:54 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: First North Korean air show
Replies: 80
Views: 10617

Re: First North Korean air show

I like whales a lot. They don't seem to have any choice in the matter if they get barbarically hunted and killed or not either. No they don't but then neither do the thousands of human beings in North Korea. And pace any Ukarians who equate human and animal life, but I think I know which nation I'd...
by Dragon Rapide
Tue 27 Sep 2016, 2:19 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: First North Korean air show
Replies: 80
Views: 10617

Re: First North Korean air show

Hypocritically however, I have visited both Iceland and Japan, despite being appalled by their continuing whaling practices. Make of that what you will. Chris Don't worry, Chris - I think you'll sleep easily. I don't think you can compare whaling by two democratic nations with the lack of free spee...
by Dragon Rapide
Tue 27 Sep 2016, 12:53 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Monarch Airlines To Cease Trading?
Replies: 176
Views: 36531

Re: Monarch Airlines To Cease Trading?

Except that the secret still is just that - a secret. It's the speculation that's rampant..and all to no avail, other to sow seeds of doubt about a commercial undertaking.