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by Dan213
Sat 10 Jul 2021, 10:02 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 7295
Views: 382447

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

This is where the media are not helping, cases have dropped today yet the media are failing to acknowledge it, instead highlighting what's happened earlier this week. Suppose cases dropping didn't suit their agenda of its not news if it's good news! https://news.sky.com/story/covid-19-uk-records-32...
by Dan213
Fri 22 Jan 2021, 12:26 am
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2021 Participation and Discussion Thread
Replies: 386
Views: 70391

Re: RIAT 2021 Participation and Discussion Thread

I think the Glastonbury team have been very fair with this announcement... So RIAT can wait 3 weeks before making an anouncement and still be very fair. Perhaps 5 weeks and still be fair; 8 weeks and be pretty fair... I'd wait until Easter. Things will be much clearer then. I think you have to cons...
by Dan213
Wed 06 Jan 2021, 9:14 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 7295
Views: 382447

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

The figure being given for the new variant is that it's 70% more transmissable. I'm not quite sure what this means; is it: That the droplets are lighter and therefore travel further? That it's become more aerosol based and is therefore more airborne? That it's developed to live longer on surfaces, ...
by Dan213
Wed 06 Jan 2021, 9:05 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 7295
Views: 382447

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

The figure being given for the new variant is that it's 70% more transmissable. I'm not quite sure what this means; is it: That the droplets are lighter and therefore travel further? That it's become more aerosol based and is therefore more airborne? That it's developed to live longer on surfaces, ...
by Dan213
Wed 06 Jan 2021, 8:59 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 7295
Views: 382447

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

I’m sure there’s a good explanation for this, but after nearly one year of this virus circulating in the UK, currently around 60’000 people being tested positive each day with apparently 1 in 50 at present with the disease and 1 in 30 in London, herd immunity is not and never was a possibility. If ...
by Dan213
Wed 06 Jan 2021, 8:36 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 7295
Views: 382447

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

How will the gov know the figures of those carrying the virus if they can not be tested due to having to stay at home with lockdown, will it be on a case study of the figures of those admitted to hospital and tested there? because surely they can not know the figures for the Whole of the UK - just ...
by Dan213
Tue 05 Jan 2021, 11:50 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 7295
Views: 382447

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

How will the gov know the figures of those carrying the virus if they can not be tested due to having to stay at home with lockdown, will it be on a case study of the figures of those admitted to hospital and tested there? because surely they can not know the figures for the Whole of the UK - just ...
by Dan213
Tue 05 Jan 2021, 12:03 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 7295
Views: 382447

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

Does anyone know why there were 80,000 cases reported on the 29th Dec? I assume that this was an anomaly from a Christmas backlog of non reporting days? wasn't that due to one of the authorities "Well, there's no need for that" up and dropped a backlog? The figure is by specimen date, so won't rela...
by Dan213
Thu 31 Dec 2020, 4:59 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Antivirus software
Replies: 6
Views: 568

Re: Antivirus software

Built in Windows Defender is more than adequate. 3rd Party paid products often do no more than these and are a bit of a con
by Dan213
Thu 31 Dec 2020, 12:08 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 7295
Views: 382447

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

I dont understand all the fuss with the schools - keep them closed school the kids from home for the immediate future till the gov are happy, pay the teachers a full wage to carry on teaching from home. I bet if you asked I bet more than half the kids would rather be at home than at school anyway. ...
by Dan213
Mon 20 Aug 2018, 10:48 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Climate Change - Airshows
Replies: 184
Views: 32644

Re: Climate Change - Airshows

Don't forget those bloody Vikings, because recent finds would indicate they caused climate change too, as the last ice-age was clearly their fault. I'd much rather people have a sceptical attitude and question claims than buy into the evangelical fundamentalism currently in vogue. Depends solely on...
by Dan213
Mon 20 Aug 2018, 10:43 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: RAF roundel query
Replies: 18
Views: 2844

Re: RAF roundel query

A roundel is supposed to identify the operating nation of an aircraft, from a distance. Combat, trainer, transport or other role is irrelevant. The current two-tone grey on the Dave goes against international conventions as has blurred the lines somewhat as you can not distinguish certain nations a...
by Dan213
Fri 17 Aug 2018, 8:03 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Climate Change - Airshows
Replies: 184
Views: 32644

Re: Climate Change - Airshows

Can you give an example of a genuine massive reversal? A lot of stories that portray this are terrible misrepresentations of both the previous and new studies they refer to Where to start.... Salt, sugar, butter, meat, alcohol, carbohydrates ( because the 'experts' never used to differentiate ), fa...
by Dan213
Wed 15 Aug 2018, 8:45 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Climate Change - Airshows
Replies: 184
Views: 32644

Re: Climate Change - Airshows

Andyph, While I never like to predict anything at all, I will say this, on the eve of the 2010 RIAT (I believe it was) as I drove away from the East view parking area I was tuned to the local radio station. The local news came on and prominent among the Bulletins was RIAT. They had on a short inter...
by Dan213
Fri 03 Aug 2018, 6:24 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: UK based Gripen?
Replies: 3
Views: 1560

Re: UK based Gripen?

https://saabgroup.com/media/news-press/ ... -training/

Aircraft are based in Sweden and QinetiQ buys flying hours from Saab
by Dan213
Sun 29 Jul 2018, 10:06 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: RAF Voyager?
Replies: 28
Views: 4556

Re: RAF Voyager?

Everything in the UK inventory, bar the C-17, RC-135, and P-8 (likely E-7 too) is refuellable. Considering the normal range of these types, that's not really as much of an issue as the DM would like you to think it is! Did you not read about how the C-17 nearly ran out of fuel when it went to Sudan?
by Dan213
Thu 26 Jul 2018, 10:38 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Bye Bye Scampton?
Replies: 115
Views: 15334

Re: Bye Bye Scampton?

... a distinct possibility that 100 Sqn tasks will be Civilian Contracted & their jets become spares foir the Reds, ... see ASDOT https://www.topaces.com/page?a=2245&lang=en-CA The RAF will be a different beast when the T1 retires. It will be the rise of the RPV. What's the purpose of the R...
by Dan213
Thu 26 Jul 2018, 9:16 am
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: The future of RIAT
Replies: 81
Views: 16296

Re: The future of RIAT

Depends.....subjectively, both Cosford & Yeovilton could be said to be better than RIAT. Cosford was good this year, one of the best for years but 'better than RIAT'? Have you been on the home brew, Brevet? *obvious troll is obvious etc etc Nope, I'm just looking at it from a Joe Pub viewpoint ...
by Dan213
Wed 25 Jul 2018, 5:14 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: The future of RIAT
Replies: 81
Views: 16296

Re: The future of RIAT

Further to my previous point, 2017 saw 160,000 visitors whereas this year saw 185,000. This all but goes to show that the claims that the price is reducing attendance has just been fabricated
by Dan213
Wed 25 Jul 2018, 5:04 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: The future of RIAT
Replies: 81
Views: 16296

Re: The future of RIAT

Brevet Cable wrote:
Dan213 wrote:Hasn’t stopped them selling out the past few years

Except they haven't.....nor did they do so this year.


Friday and Saturday sold out with Sunday coming very close too
by Dan213
Wed 25 Jul 2018, 3:27 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: The future of RIAT
Replies: 81
Views: 16296

Re: The future of RIAT

What will kill RIAT eventually is the rising cost of admission. There's only so much milk in the teat. Asking £50 for a ticket when each year seems to be ever-diminishing returns is bound to end one way. Hasn’t stopped them selling out the past few years. Have you got any evidence to suggest these ...
by Dan213
Tue 24 Jul 2018, 11:37 am
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2018: Thoughts & feedback!
Replies: 353
Views: 48218

Re: RIAT 2018: Thoughts & feedback!

No, 120 Sqn has not yet reformed. U.K. pilots embedded at Beaufort, both RAF and RN, were members of VMFAT-501 until 617 reformed and some instructors and students remain so. The P-8 seedcorn crews at Jax are members of VP-30. The 120 squadron standard was reformed in March with crews being detache...
by Dan213
Sun 22 Jul 2018, 3:01 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2018: Thoughts & feedback!
Replies: 353
Views: 48218

Re: RIAT 2018: Thoughts & feedback!

With reference to the flypast on Friday ,I appreciate that safety is paramount for everyone involved and the last thing you want is multiple aircraft flying through thunderstorms at close proximity..but,assuming that said aircraft had already launched and were loitering in the vicinity of the airfi...
by Dan213
Sun 22 Jul 2018, 2:04 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2018: Thoughts & feedback!
Replies: 353
Views: 48218

Re: RIAT 2018: Thoughts & feedback!

I don't like this 'If its nothing but praise for the RAF then your opinion don't matter' mentality. That’s really not the case here. I do think that it could have been better in areas but there is such a sense of entitlement on this board now that there never used to be. People seem to think that A...
by Dan213
Sun 22 Jul 2018, 1:29 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2018: Thoughts & feedback!
Replies: 353
Views: 48218

Re: RIAT 2018: Thoughts & feedback!

Hell RAF100 is a central theme of Oshkosh this year. Let's see what that's like and all. Oshkosh is essentially celebrating it in a way that RIAT celebrated the USAF last year - however as yet there are no in-service RAF aircraft scheduled to participate in any form, despite it being (I believe) th...