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by Boac
Sun Jun 26, 2022 4:34 pm
Forum: Space Related (& Freight) Ops
Topic: SpaceX 1st Astronaut Launch
Replies: 772
Views: 13327

Re: SpaceX 1st Astronaut Launch

During the impressive 3 Falcon9 launches in 37 hours, SpaceX achieved the first CatIIIB recovery of a first stage at Vandenburg. Apologies to all for no METAR or RVRs. but the video of the SARah1 satellite launch and landing of the booster in the fog was impressive. Launch at 14:40 and recovery at 2...
by Boac
Sun Jun 26, 2022 4:07 pm
Forum: Politics & Controversial Topics
Topic: Millions of us might be **** if we ignore the Russian-Ukraine war
Replies: 1622
Views: 23996

Re: Millions of us might be **** if we ignore the Russian-Ukraine war

It is not possible to realistically suggest that the "west" initiated the war in Ukraine for their own purposes but it seems that in light of the initial Russian incompetence that the "west" quickly realised that they had a great opportunity to bleed Russian forces both in manpower and equipment. H...
by Boac
Sun Jun 26, 2022 2:45 pm
Forum: Politics & Controversial Topics
Topic: Millions of us might be **** if we ignore the Russian-Ukraine war
Replies: 1622
Views: 23996

Re: Millions of us might be **** if we ignore the Russian-Ukraine war

Damned clever of the USA to persuade Russia to move all those troops and armour to the border, don'tcha think? Not forgetting persuading them to annexe the area in 2014. I view Obama's strategy in a new light now.
by Boac
Sat Jun 25, 2022 4:12 pm
Forum: Politics & Controversial Topics
Topic: Well it happened.
Replies: 112
Views: 8909

Re: Well it happened.

According to the 'gospel according to Dom', he was largely responsible for the shambles that is Brexit. https://dominiccummings.substack.com/p/risk-aggression-brexit-and-article?s=w and BoJo was/?is? merely a hapless idiot on the bus. Once again BoJo's lack of judgement strikes. With a spad like him...
by Boac
Thu Jun 23, 2022 8:37 pm
Forum: Crewroom
Topic: Friday Jokes
Replies: 8640
Views: 285225

Re: Friday Jokes

Yes and no.
by Boac
Thu Jun 23, 2022 2:40 pm
Forum: Experiences in Aviation
Topic: Views of flying around Europe, north Africa and the Middle East etc
Replies: 64
Views: 1079

Re: Views of flying around Europe, north Africa and the Middle East etc

no cabin crew on a ferry flight?
Who do you think is in the cockpit? :))
by Boac
Thu Jun 23, 2022 10:49 am
Forum: Crewroom
Topic: The really boring and totally pointless snippets thread V
Replies: 7178
Views: 117383

Re: The really boring and totally pointless snippets thread V

Ex-Ascot wrote: ↑Thu Jun 23, 2022 9:05 am I do not understand the sunrise/sunset times here. One would expect our days to get longer after 21st June but they do not. They stay about the same until August then we gain quite a few minutes every day. Explanation? Ex-A - you obviously dozed through all...
by Boac
Thu Jun 23, 2022 10:01 am
Forum: Aviation Incidents
Topic: Duxford Dragon Rapide Nose-over
Replies: 15
Views: 170

Re: Duxford Dragon Rapide Nose-over

Don't know what happened to it.
Last seen in the USA as NX89DH. No METAR available.
by Boac
Thu Jun 23, 2022 7:37 am
Forum: Aviation Incidents
Topic: Duxford Dragon Rapide Nose-over
Replies: 15
Views: 170

Re: Duxford Dragon Rapide Nose-over

I have - he says don't worry, PN will be along shortly. :))
by Boac
Thu Jun 23, 2022 7:02 am
Forum: Aviation Incidents
Topic: Duxford Dragon Rapide Nose-over
Replies: 15
Views: 170

Re: Duxford Dragon Rapide Nose-over

Shock/horror - I have just noticed there is no METAR and what is worse, not one of our contributors has asked for one!
by Boac
Wed Jun 22, 2022 8:16 pm
Forum: Aviation Incidents
Topic: Duxford Dragon Rapide Nose-over
Replies: 15
Views: 170

Re: Duxford Dragon Rapide Nose-over

These nose-wheel failures are not unknown.
by Boac
Wed Jun 22, 2022 9:15 am
Forum: Crewroom
Topic: The really boring and totally pointless snippets thread V
Replies: 7178
Views: 117383

Re: The really boring and totally pointless snippets thread V

Don't know, but it has operated at Bournemouth and Glasgow where the swell is moderate :))

In my book it is an amphib. Great aircraft.

This is what MAF say https://www.maf-uk.org/plane/amphibious-cessna-caravan
by Boac
Wed Jun 22, 2022 7:45 am
Forum: Crewroom
Topic: The really boring and totally pointless snippets thread V
Replies: 7178
Views: 117383

Re: The really boring and totally pointless snippets thread V

Amphibian? I'm sure I've seen it on wheels.

Yup, here it is
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by Boac
Wed Jun 22, 2022 7:22 am
Forum: Crewroom
Topic: The really boring and totally pointless snippets thread V
Replies: 7178
Views: 117383

Re: The really boring and totally pointless snippets thread V

PN wrote:Wonder where he was going to splash down. He was a bit high for Rutland Water but Grafham was possible.
BOAC wrote:Why would it need water?
by Boac
Wed Jun 22, 2022 7:06 am
Forum: Aviation Incidents
Topic: MD-82 Gear Collapse and Fire at Miami
Replies: 9
Views: 99

Re: MD-82 Gear Collapse and Fire at Miami

G~Man wrote:It did not seem they were in a huge rush to get off that airplane...
6 seconds from stopped to doors open?
by Boac
Tue Jun 21, 2022 9:29 pm
Forum: Crewroom
Topic: The really boring and totally pointless snippets thread V
Replies: 7178
Views: 117383

How not to take part in the parent's race at the school sports day

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Alternative caption:
"Does my bum look big out of this?"
by Boac
Tue Jun 21, 2022 9:23 pm
Forum: Crewroom
Topic: Rant of the Day v2.
Replies: 6205
Views: 133108

Re: Rant of the Day v2.

by Boac
Tue Jun 21, 2022 8:27 pm
Forum: Space Related (& Freight) Ops
Topic: SLS Roll-out
Replies: 12
Views: 270

Re: SLS Roll-out

It won't be a problem, though, will it? They are going in daytime.
by Boac
Tue Jun 21, 2022 3:29 pm
Forum: Crewroom
Topic: The really boring and totally pointless snippets thread V
Replies: 7178
Views: 117383

Re: The really boring and totally pointless snippets thread V

Good for Spain! Galicia is tightening up on bad behaviour on the beach and other Spanish resorts also have alcohol restrictions. About time.
by Boac
Tue Jun 21, 2022 1:47 pm
Forum: Politics & Controversial Topics
Topic: WTF is happening in the UK?
Replies: 4431
Views: 84386

Re: WTF is happening in the UK?

Apparently Boris had 'minor surgery' this morning.
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