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by Berf
Fri 22 Jan 2021, 9:37 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Is anybody happy with the Brexit white paper?
Replies: 4538
Views: 283115

Re: Is anybody happy with the Brexit white paper?

There is no material evidence it can be a success, indeed, I’m still waiting for a single benefit from Brexit to happen. From The Guardian Nissan has said Brexit has given the company an edge, as the Japanese carmaker said it will buy more batteries from within the UK to avoid tariffs. The owner of...
by Berf
Wed 20 Jan 2021, 9:02 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Presidential Election 2020
Replies: 1241
Views: 111828

Re: Presidential Election 2020

iainpeden wrote:
Tue 19 Jan 2021, 2:44 pm
The very idea of a Presidential Pardon is feudal.
Maybe it matches the 'justice' system then
by Berf
Tue 19 Jan 2021, 6:48 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Is anybody happy with the Brexit white paper?
Replies: 4538
Views: 283115

Re: Is anybody happy with the Brexit white paper?

I genuinely think the EU has held the UK back for the last few decades. The data suggests we have been indexed to the EU. I think as a nation we are better than the average of the whole EU. We are inventive and creative. Going forward we will either lag behind or surge in front of the EU. With the ...
by Berf
Tue 19 Jan 2021, 6:30 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 4350
Views: 197941

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

iainpeden wrote:
Mon 18 Jan 2021, 9:26 pm
we’d all be being given that Sputnik vaccine the Russians are mass testing at the moment.

(Enjoy the wine, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday are my dry days.)

So - How do you know it's not as effective as the Astra Zeneca?
by Berf
Fri 15 Jan 2021, 11:00 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Presidential Election 2020
Replies: 1241
Views: 111828

Re: Presidential Election 2020

Maybe the republicans need a bit more time to persuade republican senators that it is in the party interest to convict him even if he is a republican president...
by Berf
Sun 03 Jan 2021, 4:39 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Mystery object ! Any ideas?
Replies: 32
Views: 3263

Re: Mystery object ! Any ideas?

aircraft trail after take off from Heathrow climbing on the Brookmans Park SID -I have several with aircraft doing the same at differing times during the event....
by Berf
Fri 11 Dec 2020, 7:08 pm
Forum: Worldwide Events
Topic: MAKS 2021
Replies: 5
Views: 5809

Re: MAKS 2021

Extract from Aviasalon: ...the International Aviation and Space Salon MAKS, held in Zhukovsky near Moscow, will be held on the set dates. Registration of participants, which started in mid-October, is proceeding at a high pace. Leading Russian aircraft manufacturers and a number of foreign companies...
by Berf
Tue 08 Dec 2020, 4:20 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2021 Participation and Discussion Thread
Replies: 160
Views: 14990

Re: RIAT 2021 Participation and Discussion Thread

Surprisingly no Snowbirds - same source as before

Schedule shows no engagement for the A10 over the RIAT period
by Berf
Tue 08 Dec 2020, 3:55 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2021 Participation and Discussion Thread
Replies: 160
Views: 14990

Re: RIAT 2021 Participation and Discussion Thread

Well according to some posted prelim schedules on US forum no Thunderbirds - no announced Blue Angels but for all those who love speculating out there 17-18 July is a weekend off - haven't some of these schedules been round for awhile though? F22 prelim schedule does not include RIAT but there is a ...
by Berf
Sat 05 Dec 2020, 10:26 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Snow Watch 2020 - 21
Replies: 24
Views: 994

Re: Snow Watch 2020 - 21

No snow - western Sweden
by Berf
Sat 21 Nov 2020, 7:37 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The UKAR politics thread
Replies: 1673
Views: 89145

Re: The UKAR politics thread

Well done Boris on a stonking trade deal with Canada that will no doubt help us recover from Covid..


.....even if it is exactly what we had before
by Berf
Thu 19 Nov 2020, 6:22 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The UKAR politics thread
Replies: 1673
Views: 89145

Re: The UKAR politics thread

I would rather people make the transition when they feel it is a viable alternative, not be forced into it. I can’t see how the infrastructure is going to be there to support it either? I work inside the industry that is providing the alternative and the infrastructure. there are models for hydroge...
by Berf
Sat 14 Nov 2020, 3:55 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: More Typhoons for Germany and F35s for UAE
Replies: 0
Views: 632

More Typhoons for Germany and F35s for UAE

Airbus has signed a contract for the delivery of 38 new Eurofighter Typhoons to the Luftwaffe, the German Air Force. The order is valued at €5.5 billion. Members of the Bundestag, the German Parliament, had given their approval on November 6, 2020. The order, also known as the Quadriga project, is n...
by Berf
Fri 13 Nov 2020, 8:28 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The UKAR politics thread
Replies: 1673
Views: 89145

Re: The UKAR politics thread

..and if Carrie happens to be a communications professional she can have no opinion? Newspapers may say she did not like him but maybe that's from a professional stance as well as quite possibly personal...
by Berf
Thu 12 Nov 2020, 9:44 am
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Blackburn Beverley anyone?
Replies: 87
Views: 10511

Re: Blackburn Beverley anyone?

The Last Remaining Blackburn Beverley Is Saved from Scrapheap The last remaining Blackburn Beverley, has been saved from the scrapheap, thanks to an anonymous benefactor and Condor Aviation. First built in 1952 by Blackburn in Brough, East Yorkshire, the 49 built Beverley aircraft were some of the l...
by Berf
Wed 11 Nov 2020, 2:22 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Presidential Election 2020
Replies: 1241
Views: 111828

Re: Presidential Election 2020

starbuck wrote:
Tue 10 Nov 2020, 10:02 am
I'll take that bet Iain.

I think he's finished politically.

Don't forget if he did want to run again he would have to go through the whole Republican nomination shenanigans and I don't think they would buy it a second time around
Only if he wanted to run for the Republican Party...
by Berf
Tue 10 Nov 2020, 9:16 pm
Forum: Worldwide Events
Topic: MAKS 2021
Replies: 5
Views: 5809

Re: MAKS 2021

From Aviasalon: The Republic of Korea Air Force Black Eagles Aerobatic Team was invited to participate in the 2021 International Aviation and Space Salon. At the meeting of Aleksandr Levin, Director General of Aviasalon JSC, with Colonel Kim Yong Wook, Air Force Attache of the Republic of Korea in t...
by Berf
Sun 08 Nov 2020, 2:17 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Presidential Election 2020
Replies: 1241
Views: 111828

Re: Presidential Election 2020

With the highest number of votes in history bar one I would not be surprised if he stood again in 2024, as a republican or independent. It must be what the republican's fear as it would split their vote if they did not endorse him.
by Berf
Sun 08 Nov 2020, 8:28 am
Forum: Other UK Airshows and Events
Topic: Flying Legends 2021 - 10th & 11th July at Sywell (Merged)
Replies: 89
Views: 11144

Re: Flying Legends 2021 - 10th & 11th July at Sywell (Merged)

If you look at the map as indicated in a previous post is not the sun behind you most of the day?
by Berf
Fri 06 Nov 2020, 7:31 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Presidential Election 2020
Replies: 1241
Views: 111828

Re: Presidential Election 2020

Perhaps the more interesting race now is in Congress - without a democratic majority in both the Senate and House Biden could be blocked and bogged down for years
by Berf
Fri 06 Nov 2020, 7:11 pm
Forum: Other UK Airshows and Events
Topic: Flying Legends 2021 - 10th & 11th July at Sywell (Merged)
Replies: 89
Views: 11144

Re: Flying Legends 2021 - 10th & 11th July at Sywell (Merged)

As I live abroad how am I going to swing this one: Yes dear just going to a little airshow at Sywell not worth me flying back for a day as I am then six days at RIAT and as I am at Heathrow on the way back thought I would just go direct to Moscow for a week but I will be back in time for the Rammste...
by Berf
Fri 06 Nov 2020, 6:58 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Presidential Election 2020
Replies: 1241
Views: 111828

Re: Presidential Election 2020

Are you talking about BJ and Brexit here? (CJS post above)
by Berf
Wed 04 Nov 2020, 9:18 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Presidential Election 2020
Replies: 1241
Views: 111828

Re: Presidential Election 2020

Looks like it four more years No it doesn't. It looks like no one knows yet who will win. Don't take Trump's fake news as fact, please. No I took the live results and percentages on the Guardian's report coverage. Whatever your personal view of Trump there are a massive number of people who think d...
by Berf
Wed 04 Nov 2020, 7:17 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Presidential Election 2020
Replies: 1241
Views: 111828

Re: Presidential Election 2020

Looks like it four more years
by Berf
Fri 23 Oct 2020, 7:28 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: BLM - what's in a name?
Replies: 8
Views: 855

BLM - what's in a name?

Does changing name from Black Lives Matter to Black Liberation Movement make a difference?