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by parsley
Thu 21 Jan 2021, 2:47 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 4306
Views: 196542

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

I understand that before going into Westminster he was a Fireplace salesman. Hardly qualification for running one of the highest offices in the land. He also go fired from his job as Defence Secretary for a leak (which he denied). I have never seen such a dull, monotonous, uninspiring person in my ...
by parsley
Thu 21 Jan 2021, 1:26 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 4306
Views: 196542

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

I understand that before going into Westminster he was a Fireplace salesman. Hardly qualification for running one of the highest offices in the land. He also go fired from his job as Defence Secretary for a leak (which he denied). I have never seen such a dull, monotonous, uninspiring person in my ...
by parsley
Mon 18 Jan 2021, 1:57 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Is anybody happy with the Brexit white paper?
Replies: 4535
Views: 282769

Re: Is anybody happy with the Brexit white paper?

rockfordstone wrote:
Mon 18 Jan 2021, 10:25 am
it appears there is a convoy of fisherman's trucks delivering the catch they can't sell to the EU to westminster....going well then
Delivering JRM some of his happier British fish ?
by parsley
Thu 10 Dec 2020, 8:22 pm
Forum: Heads Up/OTT
Topic: Apaches over the Thames
Replies: 2
Views: 741

Re: Apaches over the Thames

According to FC one of the helicopters was a Turkmenistan government S-92 which is here for maintenance and spent an hour at Duxford. There were 4 two ships of AH64's which flew eastbound along the Thames yesterday morning en route Middle Wallop to Wattisham between about 1040 and 1130 ish. The Tur...
by parsley
Thu 10 Dec 2020, 5:06 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 4306
Views: 196542

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

Surely that would be discrimination mate, scenario - I ring up RIAT with my credit card to the ready - "Yes please I would like to book the Saturday please - Have you had the vaccine - do you have the pass as you will need to show that at the entrance - no my GP advised me not to have it due to my ...
by parsley
Sun 06 Dec 2020, 9:43 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Airshow melancholy.
Replies: 29
Views: 3101

Re: Airshow melancholy.

First one for me was the Hawker Siddeley family day at Dunsfold in 1969...I was 9 years old at the time..An uncle who worked at the Kingston HS factory took myself and my brother down there for a day out.I don't remember a huge amount about it apart from a Harrier GR1 flying but the bug bit seeing t...
by parsley
Thu 03 Dec 2020, 5:11 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: BA retires entire Boeing 747 fleet
Replies: 168
Views: 17863

Re: BA retires entire Boeing 747 fleet

An "aviation park" is shown in the plans for Dunsfold on the runway line which is meant to honour the site's aviation past...however a 747 would be stretching that idea to say the least !
by parsley
Fri 13 Nov 2020, 6:20 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Presidential Election 2020
Replies: 1241
Views: 111653

Re: Presidential Election 2020

Trump could pardon himself before he leaves the presidency. No doubt he will pardon his family members and his personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani. Pardons can cover conduct that has not yet resulted in legal proceedings. Apparently the pardons are limited to federal crimes. I expect that he will issue m...
by parsley
Thu 05 Nov 2020, 5:34 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Presidential Election 2020
Replies: 1241
Views: 111653

Re: Presidential Election 2020

Trump shot himself in the foot with regard to postal votes by questioning their legitimacy months ago, ergo the majority of his supporters chose not to vote by post and went to the polling booth instead. This was always Trump's plan. Cast doubt about the validity of postal votes, make people questi...
by parsley
Fri 30 Oct 2020, 11:57 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The UKAR politics thread
Replies: 1673
Views: 89054

Re: The UKAR politics thread

Old times might remember how Neil Kinnock gained plaudits and set the way for (New) Labour to be elected by taking on Militant. By taking on the extreme wing of the Labour party in this way, Starmer is showing exactly the type of leadership that is required for a national, encompassing leader. That...
by parsley
Sun 25 Oct 2020, 5:13 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: BA retires entire Boeing 747 fleet
Replies: 168
Views: 17863

Re: BA retires entire Boeing 747 fleet

G-CIVF flew Cardiff-Newquay this afternoon as BA9179.

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by parsley
Wed 21 Oct 2020, 7:35 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: BA retires entire Boeing 747 fleet
Replies: 168
Views: 17863

Re: BA retires entire Boeing 747 fleet

Looking at the OS map there are less than 2 sq km between the runway and the former canal (which is slowly being restored) so not a lot of room There's not a lot of viable land North of the airfield either because of a fairly large farm (on a hill) so I imagine the whole site will be flattened As p...
by parsley
Tue 20 Oct 2020, 5:59 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: BA retires entire Boeing 747 fleet
Replies: 168
Views: 17863

Re: BA retires entire Boeing 747 fleet

Unless it's been shelved there is a proposal to turn all of Dunsfold into a new village (whatever a village constitutes in terms of 1000s of houses) complete with a canal basin so it won't be a permanent home but thanks for the heads-up I'll try to see it! Was looking at the plans earlier. for Duns...
by parsley
Mon 19 Oct 2020, 7:52 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: BA retires entire Boeing 747 fleet
Replies: 168
Views: 17863

Re: BA retires entire Boeing 747 fleet

There is still one complete Conway powered 707 airframe still in existence in Europe with ex EL Al series 458 aircraft 4X-ATB painted in fading period Lufthansa scheme as "D-ABOC" tucked away in a remote corner of the soon to close Berlin Tegel Airport. There is (or was recently) one in Hamburg as ...
by parsley
Sun 11 Oct 2020, 6:57 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: BA retires entire Boeing 747 fleet
Replies: 168
Views: 17863

Re: BA retires entire Boeing 747 fleet

Tend to agree but I doubt the only reason G-CIVB was chosen was its livery. They have a Concorde in Chatham livery although not that accessible at the moment. There are BEA / BOAC / Landor liveries at Duxford IIRC There is one historically accurate Negus aircraft already in preservation, and an ina...
by parsley
Thu 08 Oct 2020, 3:21 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: North Weald to be covered in lorries?
Replies: 3
Views: 1054

Re: North Weald to be covered in lorries?

Berf wrote:
Thu 08 Oct 2020, 3:17 pm
Seems the government has announced that North Weald will be a lorry park to cope with the post Brexit chaos...

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/20 ... congestion
Just beat me to it !
by parsley
Tue 06 Oct 2020, 12:14 pm
Forum: Heads Up/OTT
Topic: BA 747 Retirement - 8/10/20
Replies: 3
Views: 1264

Re: BA 747 Retirement - 8/10/20

All dependant on weather conditions at Kemble which is visual approach only.
by parsley
Sat 03 Oct 2020, 9:22 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Big jet TV YouTube channel
Replies: 168
Views: 29915

Re: Big jet TV YouTube channel

f4phixeruk wrote:
Tue 22 Sep 2020, 5:20 am
CJS wrote:
Mon 21 Sep 2020, 7:31 pm
capercaillie wrote:
Wed 16 Sep 2020, 10:35 am
BobL wrote:
Wed 16 Sep 2020, 10:20 am
Is there a Big Trains TV?....
I'll be chuffed if there is.
It's probably only got a couple of members ...

Lots of sleepers though



I've got my coat and the taxi is waiting :-D
I'd go loco watching it :grinning:
by parsley
Thu 27 Aug 2020, 11:48 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Presidential Election 2020
Replies: 1241
Views: 111653

Re: President Trump

It’s probably not even worth this much nuance, but the Trump 2020 campaign is entirely predicated in “sleepy Joe” not being able to string a sentence together. And Trump sort of, completely of his own volition, torpedoed that: https://twitter.com/keejayov2/status/1296548895187763203?s=21 Trump real...
by parsley
Wed 19 Aug 2020, 12:54 pm
Forum: Airline & Commercial Aviation Photos
Topic: Amsterdam August 12th 2020
Replies: 5
Views: 1300

Re: Amsterdam August 12th 2020

Mike wrote:
Fri 14 Aug 2020, 11:21 am
Surprised to see the KLM passenger 747, I thought they only had a couple of freighters left now.
It's a combi so there's some useful cargo space on the rear main deck (you can see the main deck cargo door in the picture just behind the wing).3 have been kept in service for this purpose.
by parsley
Mon 20 Jul 2020, 6:24 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The UKAR politics thread
Replies: 1673
Views: 89054

Re: The UKAR politics thread

More Project Fear? https://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/uknews/brexit-food-shortage-fears-as-three-quarters-of-uk-hauliers-face-being-locked-out-of-eu/ar-BB16X8Nl?ocid=msedgntp The UK Road Haulage Association raised this issue in November 2018,although the amount of permits has increased since then but s...
by parsley
Sat 18 Jul 2020, 9:50 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: BA retires entire Boeing 747 fleet
Replies: 168
Views: 17863

Re: BA retires entire Boeing 747 fleet

I had a memorable (for all the wrong reasons) flight from Washington to LHR in October 1988 in G-BDXH ( a -200). I was unfortunately on a full aircraft in an inner seat in the centre section of economy.To my left side was a hyperactive child who for the first couple of hours was in full on hyper act...
by parsley
Wed 08 Jul 2020, 9:46 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 4306
Views: 196542

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

T_J wrote:
Tue 07 Jul 2020, 3:28 pm
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has tested positive for Covid-19.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-53319517

Karma strikes.
by parsley
Wed 24 Jun 2020, 11:14 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 4306
Views: 196542

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

The care home situation has been one of horrible irony. Keeping people 'at home' is an understandable step to take during a pandemic, but when you're elderly and share your home with dozens of others, some of whom have had positive Covid tests, its just horrendous. Understandably, at the beginning ...
by parsley
Tue 09 Jun 2020, 12:17 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Edward Colston statue removal,your views.
Replies: 199
Views: 9379

Re: Edward Colston statue removal,your views.

I love the ‘where does it stop, do we burn the city to the ground?’ Argument. To me it’s very simple. We do what we can to show that glorifying this part of our history is wrong. Removing a statue (that the people of Bristol have been trying to remove for years) is very different to burning a schoo...