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by Ken Shabby
Thu 01 Oct 2009, 12:51 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: BBMF to give away LF363!?
Replies: 67
Views: 7913

Re: BBMF to give away LF363!?

It's probably all Gordon Brown's idea. Don't worry, Dave will stop it when elected.
by Ken Shabby
Mon 21 Sep 2009, 1:29 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: F1 2009
Replies: 607
Views: 52409

Re: F1 2009

Renault have been hit hard with a two-year suspended ban. Briatore is banned from attending FIA-sanctioned events for an unlimited period; Symonds for five years. The main problem for Briatore would appear to be the FIA's decree that no driver associated with him will be granted a Superlicence, whic...
by Ken Shabby
Mon 21 Sep 2009, 1:08 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The Damned United
Replies: 35
Views: 2549

Re: The Damned United

aceyone wrote:Also apparently the fourth official only indicated an extra 4 minutes of injury-time,make your own conclusions . :wink:


Yes but that was before Bellamy scored and Man Utd made the substitution - hence the phrase "The Fourth Official has indicated a MINIMUM of 4 minutes additional time".

Ken
by Ken Shabby
Thu 17 Sep 2009, 9:34 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: F1 2009
Replies: 607
Views: 52409

Re: F1 2009

Wes_Howes wrote:
Ken Shabby wrote:Ken 'Did Alonso Know Anything About It, After All He Knew What Was Happening at McLaren, Not That I'm Trying to Start a Rumour or Anything Like That' Shabby


What size are your business cards??? :grin:


I'll hand them out in the libel court!

Ken 'I didn't mean it, but it does make you wonder' Shabby
by Ken Shabby
Wed 16 Sep 2009, 8:47 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: F1 2009
Replies: 607
Views: 52409

Re: F1 2009

It has to be said that it's a brilliant bit of management from Flavio Briatore. There's nothing like sacking someone who knows something that can cost you your own job and put your company at risk! Ken 'Did Alonso Know Anything About It, After All He Knew What Was Happening at McLaren, Not That I'm ...
by Ken Shabby
Wed 16 Sep 2009, 4:18 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: F1 2009
Replies: 607
Views: 52409

Re: F1 2009

With regard to the resurrection of the Lotus name in F1 (see BBC F1 website), I have posted this on the "606" discussion page.... Whatever the new team calls itself, it is not and never will be truly "Lotus". Lotus was a British team backed by British money (though not much)oper...
by Ken Shabby
Wed 16 Sep 2009, 12:45 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: F1 2009
Replies: 607
Views: 52409

Re: F1 2009

If they get fined, how much will it be? If copying another team's drawings is worth $1 million, what's ordering a deliberate crash that could have endangered the lives of spectators, officials and other competitors, besides fixing the race result, worth?

Ken
by Ken Shabby
Fri 11 Sep 2009, 3:58 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Is there a reason you don't buy Airshow DVD's anymore?
Replies: 35
Views: 8201

Re: Is there a reason you don't buy Airshow DVD's anymore?

I agree with much of the above. I've never been a fan of 'single show' DVDs (with the exception of RIAT) as the line-up of aircraft at most shows these days - whilst entertaining on the day - rarely lends itself to exciting home viewing. I'm happy to watch good modern jet and warbird footage, but 10...
by Ken Shabby
Wed 09 Sep 2009, 12:34 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: A new high in quality journalism
Replies: 90
Views: 9617

Re: A new high in quality journalism

Will we learn the lesson though? When we read a newspaper article or headline on a subject where we're not experts, will we treat it with as much skepticism? The next time we're being incited to hate Muslims or being assured that our entire way of life is at threat from Eastern European migrants, w...
by Ken Shabby
Tue 04 Aug 2009, 12:38 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Gutter Press attack RAF Families' Days
Replies: 44
Views: 5077

Re: Gutter Press attack RAF Families' Days

I fully support service familes being given joyrides in Chinooks as a 'thank you' for all the support they give and the hardships they put up with. What I do object to is civilians getting rides in Chinooks at events just because they have the word "Commentator" on their back whilst their ...
by Ken Shabby
Mon 03 Aug 2009, 1:58 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Gutter Press attack RAF Families' Days
Replies: 44
Views: 5077

Re: Gutter Press attack RAF Families' Days

Presumably the same UKAR members will show the same disbelieving reaction the next time the press publishes a "Gordon Brown to build 6,000 houses for immigrants" story or such like ... or will they assume the story is correct?

Ken
by Ken Shabby
Thu 30 Jul 2009, 1:54 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Health and Safety Does it Again
Replies: 9
Views: 1024

Re: Health and Safety Does it Again

No, guys, this is a serious problem I went to school back in the 80's when we had proper ties and at my east end school people were getting injured and killed every day due to these ties getting wrapped around machinery, caught in car doors and being used as nooses in the boys toilets I quite agree...
by Ken Shabby
Fri 17 Jul 2009, 1:14 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Dartford Crossing Tolls
Replies: 25
Views: 3365

Re: Dartford Crossing Tolls

8 lanes doesn't come into it, there's only 4 in each direction. Take away the toll booths and the fanning out into said toll booths altogether and there will be no queues whatsoever on the bridge, there may be a tiny delay splitting the 4 lanes into 2 tunnels still but not a lot. The other thing th...
by Ken Shabby
Thu 16 Jul 2009, 1:03 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Dartford Crossing Tolls
Replies: 25
Views: 3365

Re: Dartford Crossing Tolls

So how do they get the eight lanes of road down to four without stopping / filtering traffic? Build another two tunnels I guess - and who would pay for that?

Ken
by Ken Shabby
Wed 01 Jul 2009, 12:46 pm
Forum: Biggin Hill International Air Fair
Topic: SeaVixen?
Replies: 39
Views: 3091

Re: SeaVixen?

Well, naturally, as the Vixen was stuck on the deck... Not on the Saturday, it wasn't. (I am right in saying that the best displays are judged on Saturday, aren't I?) Edit - agreed re: Miss D, that was a stonking display. Nigel Lamb takes it for me though; his MH434 closing solo was remarkable. It ...
by Ken Shabby
Wed 01 Jul 2009, 12:42 pm
Forum: Biggin Hill International Air Fair
Topic: Flying Display 2009
Replies: 80
Views: 10067

Re: Flying Display 2009

You crossed on a fenced-off strip of grass next to the fence at the southern end of the main runway. As far as I can recall, you were still allowed to cross when aircraft were displaying, although sometimes people were stopped at either side during a fast jet or heavy bomber display. You weren't all...
by Ken Shabby
Mon 29 Jun 2009, 11:53 am
Forum: Biggin Hill International Air Fair
Topic: What did you think of this years Show
Replies: 88
Views: 5715

Re: What did you think of this years Show

As for the traffic problems, get their earlier, its that simple, got their about nine each day : I did and im sure a lot of people on this board did, I havnt seen any complaints about traffic getting in to the show, it was the farce getting out. Agree - most gripes are about getting to the exit at ...
by Ken Shabby
Mon 29 Jun 2009, 11:41 am
Forum: Biggin Hill International Air Fair
Topic: SeaVixen?
Replies: 39
Views: 3091

Re: SeaVixen?

If all the above is true, this is a really BAD call from the air display organisers. Apart from the Reds/747 flypasts and Red Arrows display, any of the display items could have been dropped.

Ken
by Ken Shabby
Thu 25 Jun 2009, 7:48 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: The Great British Airshow Robbery
Replies: 61
Views: 9042

Re: The Great British Airshow Robbery

Like it or lump it, event organisers are faced with "full cost recovery" for Police costs so must take them into account. Either that or they can police the event themselves and deal with the consequences if things go wrong. I don't see why the council tax payers in a local authority shoul...
by Ken Shabby
Sat 20 Jun 2009, 6:25 pm
Forum: Other UK Airshows and Events
Topic: Chelsfield Fair - Flying Displays - Sat 11th July
Replies: 11
Views: 2398

Re: Chelsfield Fair - Flying Displays - Sat 11th July

..£1 to get in .. You could, of course, freeload from outside. A local farmer is opening up one of his fields nearby for 50p, so if you want to just watch the planes and avoid paying the full £1 to get into the fete itself you can do so. Take the Orpington exit from the M25 and follow the signs say...
by Ken Shabby
Fri 19 Jun 2009, 7:32 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: F1 2009
Replies: 607
Views: 52409

Re: F1 2009

A breakway series might be a good thing. Not being tied to Bernie's money-machine means it could race at racing circuits rather than the soulless autodromes we've seen F1 move towards in recent years. We might have to put up with not seeing Bahrain (yawn), Singapore (it's a night race - so what, you...
by Ken Shabby
Tue 09 Jun 2009, 12:19 pm
Forum: Seaside Shows
Topic: Southend Airshow 2009
Replies: 307
Views: 49094

Re: Southend Airshow 2009

cfan wrote:What an idiot, that guy needs to get out.


I think it will be best for everyone if he just stays in.

Ken
by Ken Shabby
Thu 07 May 2009, 2:19 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: Toilets
Replies: 124
Views: 11119

Re: Toilets

Despite the fact that RIAT is well over 2 months away, I feel the urge to join in the mindless posting. Could anyone advise whereabouts the toilets will be situated this year? This is a good question. My contacts at RIAT inform me that there will be NO toilets at RIAT this year. They estimate that ...
by Ken Shabby
Wed 06 May 2009, 12:37 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: No to Sir Keith Park statue in Trafalgar Square...
Replies: 16
Views: 2885

Re: No to Sir Keith Park statue in Trafalgar Square...

Patchg wrote:No place for that sort of thing in Britian these days.

They'll put up a statue of a muslim lesbian single mother instead :mad:

Thought I'd type that seeing as it's a Daily Mail article :grin:


.. or in Britain either.

Ken
by Ken Shabby
Mon 04 May 2009, 10:17 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: 30 years since Thatcher came to power...
Replies: 84
Views: 5351

Re: 30 years since Thatcher came to power...

Gareth I agree that Cameron is no Thatcher, but we dont need another Thatcher, her work is done and her time is over. We do need a change of Government. However that is for the electorate to decide. Oh and I'd rather have an old Etonian PM than one from anywhere else, its the breeding ground of lea...