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by boff180
Sat 16 Jan 2021, 11:26 am
Forum: Themed Photo Threads
Topic: 48 Hour Photo Comp - Red
Replies: 37
Views: 1085

Re: 48 Hour Photo Comp - Red

Red Chipmunk https://live.staticflickr.com/4684/24234998417_d55c596413_o.jpg Chipmunk by Andrew Evans , on Flickr https://live.staticflickr.com/5756/22484865038_643fa0f7fb_o.jpg Sean D Tucker by Andrew Evans , on Flickr https://live.staticflickr.com/4632/25969937918_f2cd22cbdc_o.jpg Lingy in full fl...
by boff180
Sat 16 Jan 2021, 6:16 am
Forum: Heads Up/OTT
Topic: An12BP
Replies: 13
Views: 1504

Re: An12BP

For those that might be interested, we’re expecting a pair of An-12 again today. The first arrives around 0800. The second around 1330. Plus there is already atleast one An-26 on the ground that came in at 0100. We also currently have an SAS A330 doing daily freight flights to/from Brussels. It arri...
by boff180
Fri 15 Jan 2021, 9:59 pm
Forum: Heads Up/OTT
Topic: An12BP
Replies: 13
Views: 1504

Re: An12BP

It has been glorious over the past week or so, sitting working at home to hear that soviet era drone as one of the two types took off. Nice distraction :-)
by boff180
Tue 12 Jan 2021, 3:31 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 4306
Views: 196539

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

We’re at the moment ramping up to 200,000 a day, in order to meet the target, that needs to be 400,000 within the next fortnight.

I can only see it being possible with the major hubs operating 24 hours with the GP surgeries operating normal hours plus weekends along side it.
by boff180
Fri 08 Jan 2021, 4:48 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Is anybody happy with the Brexit white paper?
Replies: 4535
Views: 282767

Re: Is anybody happy with the Brexit white paper?

How daft is this....

Product made in Germany
Transported via UK to Ireland (easiest route)
UK Gov taxes product as it re-enters the EU!!!!

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-55583244
by boff180
Fri 08 Jan 2021, 4:43 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 4306
Views: 196539

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

So we are what, 1.5 weeks since Christmas Day and the "relaxation" of regulations. Entering the prime period of seeing confirmed cases from that date and.... 68,053 cases today - a new record. It's sadly going to get worse over the next week, but will anyone in power admit how wrong they were to rel...
by boff180
Fri 08 Jan 2021, 4:27 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The 2021 departures board
Replies: 42
Views: 2675

Re: The 2021 departures board

The world tonight lost Marion Ramsey.

Perhaps most famous for playing the mild voiced Officer Hooks in the Police Academy series.

I loved those movies when I was growing up!

by boff180
Tue 05 Jan 2021, 4:57 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 4306
Views: 196539

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? It was 80,000 individuals who returned a positive test on the 29th - that includes both new and known cases (ie infected people being re-tested to...
by boff180
Tue 05 Jan 2021, 1:45 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 4306
Views: 196539

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

The dataset you are (incorrectly) challenging or using to highlight your hypothesis is a stat on the number of tests undertaken not the number of people tested. Doesn’t take a rocket scientist to understand the implication on how those two figures are going to differ. The 80,000 figure is simple too...
by boff180
Sun 03 Jan 2021, 9:14 am
Forum: Themed Photo Threads
Topic: 48 Hour Photo Comp: F-5
Replies: 21
Views: 916

Re: 48 Hour Photo Comp: F-5

https://live.staticflickr.com/5744/21907932719_a1fff4681b_o.jpg F-5F Tiger by Andrew Evans , on Flickr https://live.staticflickr.com/5652/21473727053_8447e1d4a1_o.jpg F-5E Tiger by Andrew Evans , on Flickr https://live.staticflickr.com/8599/15378446644_537f2d1092_o.jpg Legacy Formation by Andrew Ev...
by boff180
Sat 02 Jan 2021, 3:40 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: New Russian 5th gen fighter
Replies: 10
Views: 1477

Re: New Russian 5th gen fighter

They’re now technically one company - the UAC.

MiG currently make the MiG-35 and the MiG-29K both of which have export orders, their only manufacturing plant also makes the Yak-130.

Russia are supposedly studying a new light weight fighter idea and if so, it’s likely that will be a MiG.

Andy
by boff180
Sat 02 Jan 2021, 1:47 am
Forum: North American Events
Topic: MCAS Yuma Airshow 2020 and 2021
Replies: 9
Views: 3022

Re: MCAS Yuma Airshow 13th and 14th March 2020

I meant to post this earlier in the week.

Rather than creating a new thread, Yuma Airshow 2021 has been cancelled due to Covid.

Ta

Andy
by boff180
Fri 01 Jan 2021, 9:12 pm
Forum: Themed Photo Threads
Topic: 48 Hour Photo Comp - Best of 2020
Replies: 28
Views: 1062

Re: 48 Hour Photo Comp - Best of 2020

I managed to get out a couple of times this year, here are a few of my favourites. 1. As with everyone, I went to catch the Buzzards at Lakenheath on their first day of operations. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50324005928_ead3b37204_h.jpg F-16C by Andrew Evans , on Flickr 2. My first ever tri...
by boff180
Wed 30 Dec 2020, 6:58 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 4306
Views: 196539

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

A previous chief government advisor is currently live on TV, Sir David King who now chairs the independent sage group. They have a press conference at 10. They are calling for a full national lockdown for a month immediately. They are saying the tiers won’t work and the lockdown must stay in place u...
by boff180
Tue 29 Dec 2020, 7:21 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 4306
Views: 196539

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

Nightingale hospitals used staff from the local hospitals. If they're at capacity, there's no spare staff for Nightingales. Odd that the government never mentioned that... Many hospitals/trusts have tried to maintain a normal service alongside the Covid response which they didn't do during the firs...
by boff180
Mon 28 Dec 2020, 6:50 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 4306
Views: 196539

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

41,000 new cases today and that is before the lag from the Christmas Day relaxation kicks in.

A full blown lockdown is now inevitable, I can't see the logic in the kids going back either.
by boff180
Mon 28 Dec 2020, 1:35 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Proud to be British?
Replies: 39
Views: 1476

Re: Proud to be British?

Lots of citizens assume their Government can get them released from foreign jail just by asking. But the honest truth is that no Government anywhere in the world has a stack of "get out of jail for free" cards for use when their citizens fall foul of a foreign Government's judicial system. The poin...
by boff180
Sun 27 Dec 2020, 1:22 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: New Russian 5th gen fighter
Replies: 10
Views: 1477

Re: New Russian 5th gen fighter

pako-2008 wrote:
Sun 27 Dec 2020, 1:06 pm
I think what's meant here is that the first production Su-57 has been delivered to the VKS though.
It isn't the first production aircraft, the first one crashed during a pre-delivery test flight.
by boff180
Sat 26 Dec 2020, 6:43 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Your holiday plans
Replies: 63
Views: 4926

Re: Your holiday plans

I'm in the same position leave wise, 20 days to use by end of March. I'll spend the time relaxing I think. Well no-one at the moment will be going to Europe after 31st December, the UK will be on the no-entry list except with good reason due to Covid. I've put back all confirmed foreign holidays unt...
by boff180
Sat 26 Dec 2020, 5:23 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Is anybody happy with the Brexit white paper?
Replies: 4535
Views: 282767

Re: Is anybody happy with the Brexit white paper?

The devil is going to be in the detail. Take driving in the EU for instance using your own vehicle From what we know so far, yes you are going to need a green card, yes you will need to carry your V5C, GB number plates will no longer be valid, you will need a GB sticker, and no you aren't going to n...
by boff180
Thu 24 Dec 2020, 9:02 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Is anybody happy with the Brexit white paper?
Replies: 4535
Views: 282767

Re: Is anybody happy with the Brexit white paper?

The BBC interviewed a "typical" brexit supporter earlier.

What did he say?

He said Germany had too much influence over us and didn't want to go to war as much as we did......
by boff180
Thu 24 Dec 2020, 8:11 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Is anybody happy with the Brexit white paper?
Replies: 4535
Views: 282767

Re: Is anybody happy with the Brexit white paper?

Even in announcing the deal, Boris lied to the people..... Boris Johnson claimed at his press conference that from 1 January “there will be no non-tariff barriers to trade”. But that’s not right. Non-tariff barriers are things like paperwork to be filled in or regulations that must be followed if tr...
by boff180
Thu 24 Dec 2020, 4:33 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Brexit Deal,your thoughts
Replies: 3
Views: 239

Re: Brexit Deal,your thoughts

I tell you what, put your thoughts in the existing thread instead of creating a new one :-)

Thread locked.
by boff180
Wed 23 Dec 2020, 6:21 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 4306
Views: 196539

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

Has anybody found data regarding where the infection in spreading - in terms of location so pubs, gyms, large shops, small shops, households etc. I can't help thinking that closing non-essential shops but keeping pubs serving food and gyms open could have been a good tier 2.5 given that the shops o...
by boff180
Sat 19 Dec 2020, 12:27 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 4306
Views: 196539

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

The WHO said months ago that lockdowns don’t work No they didn't, that is a widely reported false statement coming from a deliberate misreporting of an interview in the Spectator by certain individuals/social media (Trump being one of them as he claimed it justified his stance). The WHO envoy said ...