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by neilos
Wed 08 Jul 2020, 4:21 pm
Forum: IWM Duxford Events
Topic: Duxford Showcase Days 2020
Replies: 18
Views: 3615

Re: Duxford Showcase Days 2020

On both days, my allocated time is 10am. Looks like I get a lie in.

Just as well I'm only 10mins down the road.... :upside_down:
by neilos
Wed 24 Jun 2020, 7:38 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 1907
Views: 82747

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

TBH, who’s been keeping to the 2 metre distance anyway. Only when queuing trying to get into/out of shops. My local Tesco has stupid one way arrows, which even the staff ignore. My local Morrisons has no arrows, everyone just gets on with it as normal, you’re in and out in no-time. Yes it’s great th...
by neilos
Sun 21 Jun 2020, 6:17 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 1907
Views: 82747

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

Ahh well, this poxy virus has now officially ended my 13yr self employed chauffeur career 😢 Yesterday I part-ex’d my loverly 2016 AMG Line e-class, & downgraded slightly!! Having not turned a wheel for 14 weeks, something finally had to be done. TBH, the travel industry in this country is screwed fo...
by neilos
Fri 19 Jun 2020, 5:24 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Boris Force One?
Replies: 101
Views: 6000

Re: Boris Force One?

The aircraft is in for its scheduled maintenance overhaul which will require a complete strip and repaint, the cost is a total of £900,000 all in, it has already been budgeted for and is inline with planned works. All the BS about just the paint being £900,000 is just the press making the weak of m...
by neilos
Fri 22 May 2020, 2:52 pm
Forum: IWM Duxford Events
Topic: Duxford Shows: 2020
Replies: 102
Views: 22805

Re: Duxford Shows: 2020

rockfordstone wrote:
Fri 22 May 2020, 7:47 am
i haven't decided whether to go or not yet. not gonna lie the Friday holds no appeal to me if it's just a couple of groups singing old war songs
If it’ll be anything like their previous ‘Flying Proms’ events they use to hold several years ago, it should be quite good.
by neilos
Thu 26 Mar 2020, 9:13 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 1907
Views: 82747

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

These guys deserve more than people clapping at their front doors. They deseve a decent wage and decent working conditions.End of rant I spent 16yrs working for the NHS in the operating theatres. I only left due to a newly appointed unsupportive "dwad" of a manager who didn’t know his bac...
by neilos
Thu 26 Mar 2020, 7:30 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 1907
Views: 82747

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

Effect on me? Hmmm, lets see. Been out of work past 2 weeks. I’m a self-employed chauffeur with a chauffeur company. None of our clients are travelling. On a daily basis we had them travelling to the US, China and Europe. Within just a week, that all ended. Had no communication from the boss as to w...
by neilos
Sun 22 Mar 2020, 11:18 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 1907
Views: 82747

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

Now the pubs are shut, anyone with a caravan or campervan is heading into the Yorkshire Countryside or the Highlands with the intention of isolating there. To be honest, if I could borrow my uncle n aunts motorhome for several weeks, that’s what I’d be doing. But, I’d be a hermit on wheels. No cont...
by neilos
Fri 13 Mar 2020, 3:04 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The Angry Thread...
Replies: 2132
Views: 273921

Re: The Angry Thread...

And thanks to this virus, I’ve just been made redundant!! :sad: :mad:

No one is travelling, no work, no job..... :sad:
by neilos
Wed 26 Feb 2020, 8:36 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: April Ist
Replies: 17
Views: 2092

Re: April Ist

Funny how golf wasn’t mentioned about getting a ‘hole-in-one’ Or it might have been, I just got bored reading the first few lines of that article.

Wonder if the blokes would have complained if it was an office full of women talking about shoes, hand bags and god knows what!

:roll:
by neilos
Sat 25 Jan 2020, 4:04 pm
Forum: IWM Duxford Events
Topic: Marshalls rule out Duxford relocation, saving display flying
Replies: 6
Views: 2362

Re: Marshalls rule out Duxford relocation, saving display fl

Just need that ridiculous plan for a hotel on the site to be withdrawn/thrown out now :smile:

Mind you, that plan seems to of gone a bit quiet! :dunno:
by neilos
Sun 15 Dec 2019, 9:22 pm
Forum: General Photography
Topic: Littlebrook Powerstation Demolition, Dartford 15/12/19
Replies: 4
Views: 1606

Re: Littlebrook Powerstation Demolition, Dartford 15/12/19

Sad to see that go. Always knew you was approaching the crossing when you saw the chimney first!
by neilos
Sat 14 Dec 2019, 5:51 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: NHS Is being Sold Off.
Replies: 13
Views: 1324

Re: NHS Is being Sold Off.

The reason this personaly worries me - is my wife has to take important life saving drugs, and if these were ever stopped or made to be paid for only, we could not do that so her life would be at risk. I know I am not the only one with this concern. BM. It'll never happen. The drugs I'm on, major s...
by neilos
Sat 14 Dec 2019, 5:47 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: NHS Is being Sold Off.
Replies: 13
Views: 1324

Re: NHS Is being Sold Off.

It will happen slowly starting with more phama companies selling thier drugs to us from the US, then other services selling thier facilities. Eh? what planet are you on? Having worked 16yrs for the NHS in a previous career, where do you think half of the equipment/drugs, blah, blah come from in the...
by neilos
Sun 22 Sep 2019, 3:36 pm
Forum: IWM Duxford Events
Topic: Duxford Battle of Britain Airshow 2019
Replies: 205
Views: 46619

Re: Duxford Battle of Britain Airshow 2019

If the Catalina cancels you know it’s REALLY wet :lol:

I left after ending up looking like a drowned rat. That was some down pour! :sad:
by neilos
Sun 22 Sep 2019, 8:35 am
Forum: IWM Duxford Events
Topic: Duxford Battle of Britain Airshow 2019
Replies: 205
Views: 46619

Re: Duxford Battle of Britain Airshow 2019

Getting in today was probably the easiest it has ever been!. Drove straight in the Royston end, parked up by 08:15, zero queuing :shock:
by neilos
Sat 21 Sep 2019, 8:36 pm
Forum: IWM Duxford Events
Topic: Duxford Battle of Britain Airshow 2019
Replies: 205
Views: 46619

Re: Duxford Battle of Britain Airshow 2019

Airshowhammer wrote:Also every time i've seen the Blenheim i'm always left underwhelmed at Dux. Distant, flat passes, always showing the underside


Going by its past history at being ‘pranged’, can’t exactly blame them for treating it with kid gloves. ☹️
by neilos
Sat 21 Sep 2019, 4:39 pm
Forum: IWM Duxford Events
Topic: Duxford Battle of Britain Airshow 2019
Replies: 205
Views: 46619

Re: Duxford Battle of Britain Airshow 2019

Any feedback on travel from the north down the A1 and A14 would be appreciated. I have read the website, but I would be lying if I said I was totally clear on ilthe implications. Phil Taken from the ‘A14’ twitter feed. This weekend’s #A14C2HClosures (1 of 2) 9pm – 6am unless stated *Fri 9pm – Mon 5...
by neilos
Fri 20 Sep 2019, 7:17 pm
Forum: IWM Duxford Events
Topic: Duxford Battle of Britain Airshow 2019
Replies: 205
Views: 46619

Re: Duxford Battle of Britain Airshow 2019

FlankerPhoto wrote:Did the GWDT turn up today?


Yup, they did. Currently safely hanger’d.
by neilos
Fri 20 Sep 2019, 4:53 pm
Forum: IWM Duxford Events
Topic: Duxford Battle of Britain Airshow 2019
Replies: 205
Views: 46619

Re: Duxford Battle of Britain Airshow 2019

Seemed a bit of a slow start to the day, but once lunch was out the way things really got going!

Awesome day! :tongue: :clap:

Poor chap in the tower really had his work cut out!
by neilos
Tue 17 Sep 2019, 6:38 pm
Forum: IWM Duxford Events
Topic: Duxford Battle of Britain Airshow 2019
Replies: 205
Views: 46619

Re: Duxford Battle of Britain Airshow 2019

SATURDAY SALES FLASH – Duxford Battle of Britain tickets are selling fast! Saturday 21 September onsite parking has sold out, but don’t worry... the best way to travel is by train or Park & Ride. To meet demand for Saturday sales we’ve released Babraham offsite parking tickets, guaranteed space...
by neilos
Fri 13 Sep 2019, 11:30 am
Forum: IWM Duxford Events
Topic: Duxford Battle of Britain Airshow 2019
Replies: 205
Views: 46619

Re: Duxford Battle of Britain Airshow 2019

Morning Gents. Has anyone got any experience of the Park and Ride, to get to the show. Is it really an alternative if you don't mind taking all your stuff around with you. I'd be coming from the A11/A14 direction, so was wondering which would be the best, Trumpington or the newly released Babraham....
by neilos
Wed 11 Sep 2019, 2:57 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Govenment survival pack for everyone.
Replies: 18
Views: 2101

Re: Govenment survival pack for everyone.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-49631455 So its come from UK gov but why? there must be a reason behind planing for what situation what do they think might happen? Let’s just say, and god forbid it doesn’t, your house burns down. You’ve lost everything, mortgage, life insurance, house conten...
by neilos
Wed 11 Sep 2019, 12:34 pm
Forum: IWM Duxford Events
Topic: Duxford Premium membership
Replies: 18
Views: 8367

Re: Duxford Premium membership

As we have a thread on the subject, has anyone else here renewed IWM membership recently? I renewed Joint Premium Membership in July and have still not received new membership cards. I have asked about this a couple of times when onsite at Duxford and been told that the delay is because they have '...