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by CharlieOneSix
Fri Jul 12, 2024 10:10 am
Forum: Non-Airline Rumours, Gossip and Chat
Topic: RAF Firebirds fly again.....really?
Replies: 1
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RAF Firebirds fly again.....really?

Once again our newspaper for the whole of North East Scotland - the Press & Journal - today showed its ignorance of aviation matters. It has just been announced that the Firebirds Display Team will display at Scottish Week in Peterhead this month. So the P&J do a quick Google search on them and the ...
by CharlieOneSix
Mon Jul 08, 2024 10:31 pm
Forum: Military Nostalgia
Topic: RNAS Twatt (aka HMS Tern)
Replies: 2
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Re: RNAS Twatt (aka HMS Tern)

I mentioned in this thread https://ops-normal.org/viewtopic.php?p=392647#p392647 that I once touched skids at Twatt just to get it in my logbook. My boss in the Electricity Board in the late 60s, Sox Hosegood , a former Walrus pilot, flew a Sikorsky R4 Hoverfly to Twatt in 1945 when he was part of t...
by CharlieOneSix
Sun Jul 07, 2024 9:12 pm
Forum: Crewroom
Topic: Caption Competition......
Replies: 425
Views: 42056
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Re: Caption Competition......

Thanks Woody - here's the next one......
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by CharlieOneSix
Thu Jul 04, 2024 10:07 pm
Forum: Politics & Controversial Topics
Topic: Chaos in Scotland.
Replies: 1778
Views: 88334
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Re: Chaos in Scotland.

The Exit Poll suggests that the SNP will lose 38 of their 48 Westminster seats. Even Sturgeon admits that might well be an accurate forecast. If the poll does turn out to be accurate I look forward to seeing how Swinney spins that into repeating that the Scots have voted for a mandate for independen...
by CharlieOneSix
Wed Jul 03, 2024 10:05 pm
Forum: Crewroom
Topic: Caption Competition......
Replies: 425
Views: 42056
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Re: Caption Competition......

Amanda suddenly realised she was in a time warp as she found she was now wearing a 60's mini dress and that the parked cars were also from that era....
by CharlieOneSix
Sat Jun 29, 2024 1:08 pm
Forum: Crewroom
Topic: Rant of the Day v2.
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Re: Rant of the Day v2.

......I use Churchill who have consistently provided lower quotations than others over the past 15 years. Latest quote for fully comp on my Alfa Spider 8000 miles per year was £290. I do agree about Churchill - they were about the same quote as Saga, just a few pounds more expensive. The deciding f...
by CharlieOneSix
Sat Jun 29, 2024 9:58 am
Forum: Crewroom
Topic: The really boring and totally pointless snippets thread VI
Replies: 860
Views: 36232
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Re: Greenhouse news

Rather expensive for what they are but I get spares for my old Alton greenhouse from them. Many thanks for the 'nudge', and Alton as usual came up trumps. I have now replaced the 'what do you call thems' and the edging strips and all is well. I'm completely renovating my 25 year old Alton Greenhous...
by CharlieOneSix
Sat Jun 29, 2024 9:27 am
Forum: Crewroom
Topic: Rant of the Day v2.
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Re: Car Insurance

I wasn't sure whether to put this here or in Friday Jokes. Direct Line sent me a fully comprehensive car insurance renewal quote that was an increase of 59.8% from last year's price - up from £533.89 to £853.27!!!! My only ever own fault claim was 60 years ago when I was 19 and my only other claim w...
by CharlieOneSix
Tue Jun 25, 2024 3:57 pm
Forum: Crewroom
Topic: The really boring and totally pointless snippets thread VI
Replies: 860
Views: 36232
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Re: The really boring and totally pointless snippets thread VI

I need two new ones of these for my ageing greenhouse sliders - can I find what they are called or where to get them?IMG_20240625_114218.jpg Try https://www.altongreenhouses.co.uk/categories/spare-parts Rather expensive for what they are but I get spares for my old Alton greenhouse from them. Vent ...
by CharlieOneSix
Sun Jun 23, 2024 9:23 am
Forum: Crewroom
Topic: The really boring and totally pointless snippets thread VI
Replies: 860
Views: 36232
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Re: The really boring and totally pointless snippets thread VI

......May not see you in September we are thinking about getting a chopper from ATH straight to Amorgos. The ship schedule isn't good. OK you chopper guys. We have rejected single engine options is a Bell 429 OK? I'm a great fan of Bell helicopters with many thousands of hours on them but I'm 25 ye...
by CharlieOneSix
Fri Jun 21, 2024 3:56 pm
Forum: Politics & Controversial Topics
Topic: New Zealand
Replies: 707
Views: 53334
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Re: New Zealand

I may have told this story before - if so my apologies. In the dim and distant pass a new pylon line was being constructed in the Wicklow Mountains south of Dublin. The lower third of the pylons were in situ in large holes dug at each corner. We were tasked with lifting in about 3000lbs of ready mix...
by CharlieOneSix
Mon Jun 17, 2024 6:28 pm
Forum: Military Ops
Topic: Air Brake on Red Arrows displays
Replies: 9
Views: 1019
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Air Brake on Red Arrows displays

A friend watched a video of the Buck House flypast on Saturday and has asked me why the airbrakes were extended on the Hawks. As my only fixed wing experience is Tiger Moths and Chipmunks I was at a loss for an explanation. However, thinking about it afterwards, the only reason I can think of is tha...
by CharlieOneSix
Mon Jun 17, 2024 11:17 am
Forum: Crewroom
Topic: The really boring and totally pointless snippets thread VI
Replies: 860
Views: 36232
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Re: The really boring and totally pointless snippets thread VI

The BBC report on missing tourists in Greek islands: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/articles/cl550xgnpl3o An American dead on Mathraki. A 74-year-old Dutch tourist dead on Samos. 59-year-old American, Albert Calibet, missing on Amorgos. Two French women missing on Sikinos. If my brother goes missing whi...
by CharlieOneSix
Fri Jun 14, 2024 6:16 pm
Forum: Aviation Incidents
Topic: A bit close.......
Replies: 2
Views: 259
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A bit close.......

by CharlieOneSix
Thu Jun 13, 2024 5:58 pm
Forum: Crewroom
Topic: The really boring and totally pointless snippets thread VI
Replies: 860
Views: 36232
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Re: The really boring and totally pointless snippets thread VI

Ricardian-intrigued by the map of your "hood." Is there really a place called "Twatt?" Asking for a friend :-o There certainly is and it's also a former WW2 Fleet Air Arm base - HMS Tern. I just had to have Twatt in my logbook so many years ago when I was on an empty sector between taking lighthous...
by CharlieOneSix
Wed Jun 12, 2024 10:00 pm
Forum: Politics & Controversial Topics
Topic: Chaos in Scotland.
Replies: 1778
Views: 88334
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Re: Chaos in Scotland.

The Ipsos survey in Scotland published yesterday predicts that at the General Election the Scottish Conservatives will lose to the SNP all seven Westminster seats that they presently hold. Ipsos also predicts that Labour and the SNP will have 27 seats each with the Lib Dems having the remaining thre...
by CharlieOneSix
Wed Jun 12, 2024 8:44 am
Forum: Where Are They Now
Topic: Departed During 2024
Replies: 95
Views: 12584
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Re: Departed During 2024

Comment te dire adieu :( . Very sad to hear of her passing, she was an icon from my youth and in particular this song brings back many happy memories of courting my late first wife. I shall dig out my LP with this cover and play it today. Oh oh chéri.

by CharlieOneSix
Tue Jun 11, 2024 10:18 pm
Forum: Aviation Incidents
Topic: Austrian Airlines A320 Hail Damage
Replies: 10
Views: 559
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Re: Austrian Airlines A320 Hail Damage

....... St Elmo's Fire around the rotor blades was interesting at night too. I remember one night flying out to the rigs when we had the most spectacular St Elmo's Fire on the rotor blades - the best I'd ever seen. There was consternation from the pax who had never seen it before and thought someth...
by CharlieOneSix
Mon Jun 10, 2024 10:36 pm
Forum: Crewroom
Topic: The really boring and totally pointless snippets thread VI
Replies: 860
Views: 36232
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Re: The really boring and totally pointless snippets thread VI

All the best, Hydromet. My brother had the TURP operation and it was very successful.
by CharlieOneSix
Mon Jun 10, 2024 10:33 pm
Forum: Computer Chatter
Topic: Malwarebytes warns of malware on Ops-Normal
Replies: 20
Views: 1799
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Re: Malwarebytes warns of malware on Ops-Normal

The Malwarebytes AI Chatbot is as much use as a chocolate teapot. Regardless of how I phrase my query it tells me that Browser Guard is doing what it should with regard to the warnings I'm getting. Their web pages say that I can contact their support people via the Chatbot and they will respond by e...