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by Alisoncc
Mon Aug 10, 2020 4:21 pm
Forum: Crewroom
Topic: The really boring and totally pointless snippets thread IV
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Re: The really boring and totally pointless snippets thread IV

looking at the trees ahead and the glacial climb rate thinking that this probably wasn't one of my better ideas. Fortunately I didn't hang up in the trees but it was the first fixed wing flight in 4 months and the rust and the heat showed. Learnt a long time ago in PNG why the best time to go flyin...
by Alisoncc
Mon Aug 10, 2020 4:39 am
Forum: Military Nostalgia
Topic: The secret black Lancasters & the atomic bomb
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Re: The secret black Lancasters & the atomic bomb

I have no idea how much contamination we collected flying well above the Trop. You wouldn't get much inside your aluminum toob, shirley. Remember when they modified the wash pan so all the water could be collected and taken away. I believe it was all taken off to the officers mess to be used for th...
by Alisoncc
Sun Aug 09, 2020 5:18 am
Forum: Crewroom
Topic: The really boring and totally pointless snippets thread IV
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Re: The really boring and totally pointless snippets thread IV

State Emergency Service are advising people living just down the road to prepare for evacuation due potential floods. Wasn't that long ago they were being advised to evacuate due to bush fires. It really is a fun place to live down here. Previously wrote:- Two consecutive days of rain. 1st 154mm, 2n...
by Alisoncc
Sun Aug 09, 2020 12:56 am
Forum: Crewroom
Topic: What's that you're drinking?
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Re: What's that you're drinking?

Not now, it's morning, but last night well. Favourite Winter tipple before bed is a glass of 50/50 milk and Muscat. For those up there unfamiliar with Ozzie Muscat. A Liqueur Muscat (or, to give it its correct name, Muscat) is a fortified wine made in Australia from the Muscat à Petits Grains Rouge ...
by Alisoncc
Sun Aug 09, 2020 12:31 am
Forum: Military Nostalgia
Topic: The secret black Lancasters & the atomic bomb
Replies: 25
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Re: The secret black Lancasters & the atomic bomb

Pontius Navigator wrote:
Fri Aug 07, 2020 7:48 am
Ground crew carried little radiation monitor tags; aircrew were not issued with them.
That would be the little dosimeters we carried clipped to our denims. Mine use to glow in the dark.
by Alisoncc
Sat Aug 08, 2020 10:22 pm
Forum: Crewroom
Topic: The really boring and totally pointless snippets thread IV
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Re: The really boring and totally pointless snippets thread IV

Two consecutive days of rain. 1st 154mm, 2nd 130mm. That makes for an awfully lot of water, and cold with it. Yesterday top of 13 degC.

Alison
by Alisoncc
Fri Aug 07, 2020 3:55 am
Forum: Crewroom
Topic: The really boring and totally pointless snippets thread IV
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Re: The really boring and totally pointless snippets thread IV

Jeez, dogs are funny. Her ladyship standing near the front door, tail wagging like buggery and wide grin on her face, telling me she wants to go out. It's eight degree outside and pissing it down. so I open the front door and and the screen door. She sticks her nose out, realises it ain't too nice a...
by Alisoncc
Tue Aug 04, 2020 6:03 am
Forum: Crewroom
Topic: Rant of the Day v2.
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Re: Rant of the Day v2.

What is really beginning to give me the sh1ts is every organisation I do business with would like me to do a survey to as to how well they did. For f*cks sake. Just had an email from the courier that delivered a parcel yesterday "how well did they do?. Having previously had one from the organisation...
by Alisoncc
Sat Aug 01, 2020 5:52 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: A little bit about who we are
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Re: A little bit about who we are

Buckleys chance living in frogland.
by Alisoncc
Tue Jul 28, 2020 12:21 pm
Forum: Crewroom
Topic: Hypocracy at its best
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Re: Hypocracy at its best

Lest you forget seenenough... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hLBBxXyFV-M We used to sing Sarie Marais every Sunday evening before dinner in the residential hotel I stayed at in Germiston. Mind you it was full of krunchies. Used to know all of the words. Most probably the Transvaal has also gone no...
by Alisoncc
Mon Jul 27, 2020 5:52 pm
Forum: Crewroom
Topic: The Game of 'Flog'
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Re: The Game of 'Flog'

it'll be freezing!, and barely light! Best time to play. One course I played regularly you wouldn't hit off until you got a cooee from the group in front to say they were clear. Thick mist. Unfortunately haven't been able to play for the last six months due to deteriorating health. Look at tons of ...
by Alisoncc
Sun Jul 26, 2020 7:27 pm
Forum: Crewroom
Topic: The really boring and totally pointless snippets thread IV
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Re: The really boring and totally pointless snippets thread IV

Torrential rain for last 14/15 hours. Dog could wait no longer and had to go. She is long haired with very thick Winter coat, and when she returned she was sodden. The water was dripping off. So at 05:00am trying to dry her off which she thinks is fun. Trying to catch her before she does her full bo...
by Alisoncc
Sun Jul 26, 2020 9:07 am
Forum: Crewroom
Topic: The really boring and totally pointless snippets thread IV
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Re: The really boring and totally pointless snippets thread IV

TheGreenGoblin wrote:
Sun Jul 26, 2020 7:41 am
I had the luck (or perhaps misfortune) to be posted to Bourke's Luck (about as far as a Capetonian could be posted from home) during my army training.
Used to fly into Phalaborwa and Skukuza with some regularity.
by Alisoncc
Sun Jul 26, 2020 8:04 am
Forum: Crewroom
Topic: The really boring and totally pointless snippets thread IV
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Re: The really boring and totally pointless snippets thread IV

Now you are talking! :-bd I assume you were flying in and out of Mozambique as well. No, but do remember a most fantastic seafood meal in LM. Green salad and a ginormous plate of langoustines, prawns, crabs and mussels. The meat off the langoustines was unbelievably sweet with a nice chilly/mango s...
by Alisoncc
Sun Jul 26, 2020 7:37 am
Forum: Engineering/Technical Discussions
Topic: TCAS - To Avoid or Not?
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Re: TCAS - To Avoid or Not?

Reminds me of a recent re-run of an Air Craft Investigation episode "1 July 2002, Bashkirian Airlines Flight 2937, a Tupolev Tu-154 passenger jet, and DHL Flight 611" in a pending collision where I think the TCAS told an aircraft to climb whilst the ATC told them to descend. Interesting to conjectur...
by Alisoncc
Sun Jul 26, 2020 7:24 am
Forum: Crewroom
Topic: The really boring and totally pointless snippets thread IV
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Re: The really boring and totally pointless snippets thread IV

Of course, in fact, the rift runs in trenches run all the way down Africa, through Mozambique and into the the Drakensburg mountains in South Africa, GG there was a time when I was pushing collections of rivets around RSA that I got to spend some time around the Blyde River Canyon. Made the Grand C...
by Alisoncc
Thu Jul 23, 2020 5:31 am
Forum: Crewroom
Topic: The Capetonian WOE Thread
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Re: The Capetonian WOE Thread

I thought the collective noun for hippos is a Mud. As in

Mud Mud glorious mud
Nothing quite like it for cooling the blood
So follow me follow
down to the hollow
and there we will wallow in glorious mud.
by Alisoncc
Thu Jul 23, 2020 2:31 am
Forum: Military Nostalgia
Topic: Service japes, cock ups and other silly stuff...
Replies: 26
Views: 410
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Re: Service japes, cock ups and other silly stuff...

Not an intentional jape, but God was it funny - afterwards. Newish Flg Off engineering accompanying visiting Sqdn Ldr from HQ in Bahrain for facility inspection of electronics centre at Sharjah. Said centre being run by yours truly. We used to get bottles of cordial issued in order to stay hydrated....
by Alisoncc
Sun Jul 19, 2020 10:04 am
Forum: Military Nostalgia
Topic: Vulcan
Replies: 171
Views: 2178
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Re: Vulcan

PN if you recollect when climbing the ladder if you turned around half way up to face the rear of the aircraft there was a shelf. Jumping on to the shelf and then on to your knees you could push yourself up into a standing position on the shelf giving you access to the rear of all the Nav's, AEO's e...
by Alisoncc
Sat Jul 18, 2020 6:01 am
Forum: Military Nostalgia
Topic: Casual Working?
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Re: Casual Working?

Do remember down the Gulf we had awfully long lunch breaks. Think they used to run from 11:00am to 3:00pm. We had a 7:00am start, and I think the working day ended about 6:00pm. A snooze after lunch was brilliant.