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by Gregg
Thu 22 May 2014, 7:02 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Airshow - Aviation Traders/Stalls
Replies: 32
Views: 3479

Re: Airshow - Aviation Traders/Stalls

rdchawk wrote:Aviation stalls are a part of going to shows, it's the weird stalls that sell completely unrelated stuff at shows that could be cut! I remember a stall selling garden gnomes and ornaments at an airshow!

Plus the one selling sheds! Who goes to an airshow and decides to buy a shed??
by Gregg
Thu 22 May 2014, 6:06 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Airshow - Aviation Traders/Stalls
Replies: 32
Views: 3479

Re: Airshow - Aviation Traders/Stalls

The stalls bring in a fair chunk of money for the shows, amounts varie depending on the size and location of pitch. For traders and charities like us they're essential.
by Gregg
Tue 15 Apr 2014, 9:12 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Airseeker - too dangerous?
Replies: 25
Views: 4868

Re: Airseeker - too dangerous?

It's not just a paperwork issue. Work has had to be carried out on the aircraft (insulation on fuel pipes etc) to get it near MAA requirements. Some of those have been rewritten to get it through.
by Gregg
Sat 12 Apr 2014, 6:57 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Culdrose visit
Replies: 12
Views: 2039

Re: Culdrose visit

Birmingham? :D
by Gregg
Fri 11 Apr 2014, 9:46 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Culdrose visit
Replies: 12
Views: 2039

Re: Culdrose visit

Yup. Plenty of parking too.
by Gregg
Fri 11 Apr 2014, 6:33 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Culdrose visit
Replies: 12
Views: 2039

Re: Culdrose visit

I was there last summer and the viewing area is still open, nice food and a cuppa. They also run station tours which are very good.
by Gregg
Sat 08 Feb 2014, 10:34 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: GR3 Lives
Replies: 22
Views: 3444

Re: GR3 Lives

The owner wishes the location to remain private. If you do guess correctly then keep it under your hat :)
by Gregg
Wed 29 Jan 2014, 9:45 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Oh YES! Lightning XS452 flies again
Replies: 98
Views: 31129

Re: Oh YES! Lightning XS452 flies again

True. But the flame out the day before wasn't investigated neither was the huge puddle of fuel below the aircraft the day of the flight. Fuel could be seen pouring out the back of the aircraft as it lined up for take off. The aircraft should never have left the ground.
by Gregg
Wed 29 Jan 2014, 7:29 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Oh YES! Lightning XS452 flies again
Replies: 98
Views: 31129

Re: Oh YES! Lightning XS452 flies again

Firstly the Vulcan would have faired a hell of a lot better. It wouldn't have been in that situation for a start. The Vulcan is operated and maintained to very high standards, the level of gross negligence that brought the Lightning down just wouldn't happen with 558. That aside the Vulcan has a lev...
by Gregg
Wed 29 Jan 2014, 3:25 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Oh YES! Lightning XS452 flies again
Replies: 98
Views: 31129

Re: Oh YES! Lightning XS452 flies again

I imagine the standard "lessons learnt" line is applicable.
by Gregg
Mon 27 Jan 2014, 11:28 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Benefits Street !!
Replies: 48
Views: 3867

Re: Benefits Street !!

If you want a Corsa you can have one, or even a Jag. Unbeliveable! So if you want a Jag, how much contribution towards the cost of the car do you have to make? The costlier the car the bigger the contribution. My parents have a Nissan Qashqui. I'm a named driver with my own key and drive it without...
by Gregg
Sun 26 Jan 2014, 7:21 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Benefits Street !!
Replies: 48
Views: 3867

Re: Benefits Street !!

If you want a Corsa you can have one, or even a Jag. Mobility cars are alway brand new to get the best resale price when they're sold. They're also exchanged every 3 years before the first MOT.
by Gregg
Sat 25 Jan 2014, 11:22 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Benefits Street !!
Replies: 48
Views: 3867

Re: Benefits Street !!

It's a teeny weeny tiny amount that don't want to work.
by Gregg
Fri 24 Jan 2014, 8:05 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Benefits Street !!
Replies: 48
Views: 3867

Re: Benefits Street !!

wages to low or benefits to high?

Minimum wage is £6.32? An hour. Living wage is £7+an hour. Not hard to work out.
by Gregg
Fri 24 Jan 2014, 6:54 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Benefits Street !!
Replies: 48
Views: 3867

Re: Benefits Street !!

I dread to think what stuff he got off her, I do hope it's cleared up though.
by Gregg
Fri 24 Jan 2014, 1:27 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Benefits Street !!
Replies: 48
Views: 3867

Re: Benefits Street !!

Very true and I wasn't seriously suggesting offing old people. I just wanted to highlight the reality of the welfare system rather than the fictional nonsense the media shows.
by Gregg
Fri 24 Jan 2014, 1:23 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Changes to UKAR
Replies: 242
Views: 16174

Re: Changes to UKAR

I expressed my views on the changes and the numerous comments on banter and offence. The fact you don't like them doesn't make it trolling. If you don't like what I have to say then feel free not to read it.
by Gregg
Fri 24 Jan 2014, 12:09 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Changes to UKAR
Replies: 242
Views: 16174

Re: Changes to UKAR

I doubt it, I can't stand the man.

Regardless of who else has said it the point still remains.
by Gregg
Fri 24 Jan 2014, 1:06 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Benefits Street !!
Replies: 48
Views: 3867

Re: Benefits Street !!

Unemployement benefit makes up around 2% of the welfare budget, Pensions account for about 44% of the budget. Benefit fraud is a tiny fragment of the budget. Lets stop having a go at the jobless and start shooting old people. they cost us a lot more. :wink:
by Gregg
Fri 24 Jan 2014, 1:01 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Changes to UKAR
Replies: 242
Views: 16174

Re: Changes to UKAR

I was given a shout today about the new improved UKAR 3.0. I came and had a look in the expectation of a sudden outbreak of maturity, I was wrong. If it was me in charge i'd call it a day and pull the plug as it's just not worth the hassle. For those that are queing for the outrage bus over "ba...
by Gregg
Tue 14 Jan 2014, 10:48 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Oh YES! Lightning XS452 flies again
Replies: 98
Views: 31129

Re: Oh YES! Lightning XS452 flies again

Sorry but I know the background behind the silica bag episode and it's miles away from the lightning crash. There's a huge difference between a genuine honest mistake and knowingly engaging in, to put it mildly, the dodgy methods used by Thunder City. You're correct about the South African CAA's rol...
by Gregg
Tue 14 Jan 2014, 10:16 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Oh YES! Lightning XS452 flies again
Replies: 98
Views: 31129

Re: Oh YES! Lightning XS452 flies again

No, it's based on knowing the aircraft.

The string of mistakes weren't mistakes though were they? A better description would be a consistently incompetent, negligen, complacent and criminal.
by Gregg
Tue 14 Jan 2014, 9:24 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Oh YES! Lightning XS452 flies again
Replies: 98
Views: 31129

Re: Oh YES! Lightning XS452 flies again

Are you serious? You're comparing a mistake to the mess that was Thunder City? You have read the accident report haven't you? A man died in that accident, a man that shouldn't have been in the aircraft to begin with. That crash wasn't because of a mistake. Yes I'm being serious, and so should you, ...
by Gregg
Tue 14 Jan 2014, 6:54 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Oh YES! Lightning XS452 flies again
Replies: 98
Views: 31129

Re: Oh YES! Lightning XS452 flies again

Are you serious? You're comparing a mistake to the mess that was Thunder City? You have read the accident report haven't you? A man died in that accident, a man that shouldn't have been in the aircraft to begin with. That crash wasn't because of a mistake.
by Gregg
Tue 14 Jan 2014, 6:39 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Oh YES! Lightning XS452 flies again
Replies: 98
Views: 31129

Re: Oh YES! Lightning XS452 flies again

They're meant to learn that to safely operate one of these things then you have to do it strictly by the book. No cutting corners etc. Frankly I'm astounded and worries that the same bunch are allowed to continue operating any aircraft, never mind a lightning.