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by DerekF
Thu 30 Sep 2021, 9:34 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 7386
Views: 386371

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

Our recent experience seems to becoming quite common. My 17 year old daughter started with a sniffle and a runny nose and a bit of a fever. It was thought to be a cold to start with. Sense of taste was fine, no muscular aches, no shortness of breath. She's only had one COVID vaccination so far. She ...
by DerekF
Wed 29 Sep 2021, 10:46 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Presidential Election 2020
Replies: 1335
Views: 138086

Re: Presidential Election 2020

Andyph wrote:
Wed 29 Sep 2021, 9:36 pm
Derek you are wasting your time if you are looking to educate or enter an informed dicussion.

Best to say nothing and let him get bored and head off somewhere else
You are of course correct. I just don't like letting stupidity go unchallenged and seeing rubbish posted as fact.
by DerekF
Wed 29 Sep 2021, 6:38 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Presidential Election 2020
Replies: 1335
Views: 138086

Re: Presidential Election 2020

It's behind a paywall. :rolling_eyes:
by DerekF
Wed 29 Sep 2021, 9:21 am
Forum: Themed Photo Threads
Topic: 48 Hour Competition: 1+1+1
Replies: 27
Views: 786

Re: 48 Hour Competition: 1+1+1

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51320258400_480082c2fd_o.jpg uuD750_01_DSC_2650 by Derek N.Ferguson , on Flickr https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51319459363_8190b61361_o.jpg uuD750_01_DSC_1734 by Derek N.Ferguson , on Flickr https://live.staticflickr.com/1788/43384150372_272a86e306_o.jpg D60...
by DerekF
Wed 29 Sep 2021, 8:34 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Presidential Election 2020
Replies: 1335
Views: 138086

Re: Presidential Election 2020

Classic "whataboutery". Like it or not, Trump made the USA a joke around the world and Biden is doing little to help reverse that. It isn't meant to be a race to the bottom. Trump's main legacy is in using a divided nation for his own ends, making it worse and it will take decades to sort - if ever....
by DerekF
Mon 27 Sep 2021, 9:49 pm
Forum: Aircraft Modelling
Topic: Eduard 1/48 Grumman Hellcat Blue Angels
Replies: 1
Views: 294

Eduard 1/48 Grumman Hellcat Blue Angels

The first aircraft operated by the Blue Angels and only for a very few shows. Eduard's Hellcat is a lovely kit and goes together very well. Finished in Hataka acrylics and once again excellent Draw decal markings in gold. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51522956236_38922c666f_b.jpg 20210926_2101...
by DerekF
Mon 27 Sep 2021, 9:41 pm
Forum: Aircraft Modelling
Topic: Hobbyboss 1/48 F8F-1 Bearcat Blue Angels
Replies: 1
Views: 282

Hobbyboss 1/48 F8F-1 Bearcat Blue Angels

In an effort to complete my Blue Angels collection, here is the Bearcat in 1/48 scale from Hobbyboss. Nice simple kit with excellent fit all round. Finished in Vallejo FS15050 with superb Draw Decals markings. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51523185963_52101b8a4c_b.jpg 20210926_210041 by Derek ...
by DerekF
Mon 27 Sep 2021, 9:24 pm
Forum: Aircraft Modelling
Topic: Airfix 1/48 Tiger Moth
Replies: 2
Views: 484

Airfix 1/48 Tiger Moth

The newish Airfix Tiger Moth in 1/48 scale. Another nice little kit with no real problems in build. Built and finished out of the box. As always self-inflicted build issues around the top wing which I left off unitl near the end, after applying decals and partial rigging. Matching the red was a chal...
by DerekF
Mon 27 Sep 2021, 9:11 pm
Forum: Aircraft Modelling
Topic: Airfix 1/48 Chipmunk T.10
Replies: 1
Views: 229

Airfix 1/48 Chipmunk T.10

First of a batch I've just finished. This is the new Airfix Chipmunk in 1/48 scale. Nice little kit but the cockpit canopy gave me a bit of grief. It comes in three pieces with a little jig to ensure the right angles. The wings needed a bit of bracing to stop a distinct droop on the outer sections. ...
by DerekF
Sun 26 Sep 2021, 9:53 pm
Forum: Themed Photo Threads
Topic: 48 Hour Photo Competition - Silver
Replies: 23
Views: 847

Re: 48 Hour Photo Competition - Silver

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50750835672_7dcc43675d_b.jpg z2003469_09 by Derek N.Ferguson , on Flickr https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51326075178_006ee53c68_h.jpg uuD750_01_DSC_1630 by Derek N.Ferguson , on Flickr https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51320258375_eb72bb40bf_h.jpg uuD750_01...
by DerekF
Sun 26 Sep 2021, 1:20 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The 2021 departures board
Replies: 303
Views: 34302

Re: The 2021 departures board

I was lucky enough to see the "Frantic Four" at the Manchester Apollo in March 2014. The newest song they did was from 1976. Superb.
by DerekF
Sun 26 Sep 2021, 9:42 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The 2021 departures board
Replies: 303
Views: 34302

Re: The 2021 departures board

Alan Lancaster, original bass player with Status Quo has died aged 72.
by DerekF
Sat 25 Sep 2021, 10:42 pm
Forum: General Photography
Topic: Concerts 2021
Replies: 9
Views: 962

Re: Concerts 2021

On Wednesday we went to a concert that has been postponed three times. It was originally on Saturday 21 March 2020, Thursday 17 September 2020 and Sunday 14 March 2021.It eventually happened on 22nd September. Ash can always be relied on for a good night out and this was no exception. Support was fr...
by DerekF
Fri 24 Sep 2021, 8:46 am
Forum: Themed Photo Threads
Topic: 48 Hour Photo Competition- Reconnaissance
Replies: 22
Views: 762

Re: 48 Hour Photo Competition- Reconnaissance

Spitfire PR.XIX at Fairford 2017. https://live.staticflickr.com/4298/35579763750_c0b887415c_o.jpg D600_02_DSC_6724_DxO_edit by Derek N.Ferguson , on Flickr Spitfire PR.XIX at Cosford 2009. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50614149876_c22816a981_o.jpg zDSC_7382B_1 by Derek N.Ferguson , on Flickr S...
by DerekF
Wed 22 Sep 2021, 10:56 am
Forum: Themed Photo Threads
Topic: 48 Hours Photo Comp: Corsair
Replies: 22
Views: 855

Re: 48 Hours Photo Comp: Corsair

Two for the price of one A-7D and A-7E at Greenham Common in 1983. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51503369055_25a89dff84_o.jpg z1983045_18 by Derek N.Ferguson , on Flickr A-7E at Mildenhall in 1984. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51502667223_fcee6d9638_o.jpg z1984060_13 by Derek N.Ferguson...
by DerekF
Wed 22 Sep 2021, 8:50 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 7386
Views: 386371

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

My employer (an American company) has decided that vaccines will mandatory for all US employees by the end of the year. It doesn't apply to the UK subsidiary at the moment.
by DerekF
Tue 21 Sep 2021, 6:42 pm
Forum: Themed Photo Threads
Topic: 48 Hour Photo Comp: MiGs
Replies: 23
Views: 1675

Re: 48 Hour Photo Comp: MiGs

Judging time again.
Once more some fine photos but I'm going to go with Bernard's lovely Hungarian MiG-21 take-off shot.

Over to you Bernard.
by DerekF
Sun 19 Sep 2021, 9:56 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: BBMF Lancaster email
Replies: 54
Views: 5289

Re: BBMF Lancaster email

I know not of whom the &&&& Mike is? But if your reduced to basic insults or name calling go find how many books you have written or worked on How many is it? I doubt its any A fair number of us here have done a few between us ;-) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_Air_Power_Journal Great publicat...
by DerekF
Sun 19 Sep 2021, 2:42 pm
Forum: Themed Photo Threads
Topic: 48 Hour Photo Comp: MiGs
Replies: 23
Views: 1675

48 Hour Photo Comp: MiGs

I don't think this subject has come up before. Your three best photos of MiGs. https://live.staticflickr.com/1758/40970545580_73e2ba6131_o.jpg DSC_4070_edit3 by Derek N.Ferguson , on Flickr https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48359971752_eb64a011a6_o.jpg xzD600_04_DSC_9024 by Derek N.Ferguson , on F...
by DerekF
Sun 19 Sep 2021, 1:00 pm
Forum: Themed Photo Threads
Topic: 48 Hour Photo Comp: Penne for your thoughts?
Replies: 25
Views: 1007

Re: 48 Hour Photo Comp: Penne for your thoughts?

Thanks Tommy. An unexpected surprise. I'll get something new up later.
by DerekF
Sat 18 Sep 2021, 7:37 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Is anybody happy with the Brexit white paper?
Replies: 4749
Views: 365464

Re: Is anybody happy with the Brexit white paper?

Anyone who is in the aerospace industry has to deal with a mixture of units all the time. Depending on their origin aircraft weights are in kg or lb, one aircraft I knew of, had the loadsheet data in kg - inches. A nightmare. Many of the atmospheric and air data equations are empirical and only work...
by DerekF
Fri 17 Sep 2021, 2:52 pm
Forum: Themed Photo Threads
Topic: 48 Hour Photo Comp: Penne for your thoughts?
Replies: 25
Views: 1007

Re: 48 Hour Photo Comp: Penne for your thoughts?

Tornado at Woodford in 1995 https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51486846420_1ed8aa5d67_o.jpg x1995268_28 by Derek N.Ferguson , on Flickr C-47 at Fairford in 1985 https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51486141498_9c74f3d04e_o.jpg x1985083_29 by Derek N.Ferguson , on Flickr F-104S at Fairford in 1985 ht...
by DerekF
Wed 15 Sep 2021, 11:22 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Presidential Election 2020
Replies: 1335
Views: 138086

Re: Presidential Election 2020

I wonder what medical issue would stop someone from wearing a mask but have no problems wearing a full-face helmet. It can't be breathing problems can it? Ah, so you decided to up with the disparaging comments about the disabled? Well done. Perhaps have someone show you the difference between a mas...
by DerekF
Wed 15 Sep 2021, 10:28 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Presidential Election 2020
Replies: 1335
Views: 138086

Re: Presidential Election 2020

I wonder what medical issue would stop someone from wearing a mask but have no problems wearing a full-face helmet. It can't be breathing problems can it?
by DerekF
Wed 15 Sep 2021, 9:52 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Presidential Election 2020
Replies: 1335
Views: 138086

Re: Presidential Election 2020

So you criticize Biden for his mask wearing habits and yet you brag about flouting the same rules yourself. Hypocritical much? Comprehension issue? There are a slew of exemptions to wearing a mask, at least a dozen, maybe 15 or so. FOUR of them apply to me. Senility is NOT an exemption to mask wear...