The really boring and totally pointless snippets thread IV

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Re: The really boring and totally pointless snippets thread IV

#9181 Post by CharlieOneSix » Sun Jul 14, 2019 8:20 am

larsssnowpharter wrote:
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Back in 1999, Silverstone became the busiest airfield in the World on the day of the Grand Prix. All done VFR. Over 4000 movements.
I flew the Silverstone shuttle for a few years, last one in 1998. There were several visual holding points from which you were called in to land. I forget when it was but one year a S61 joined and started to go round one of the holds in the wrong direction. It just had to be ......Irish Helicopters!

The days of the exodus from Aberdeen to Silverstone of large helicopters for the weekend have long gone.
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Re: The really boring and totally pointless snippets thread IV

#9182 Post by Ex-Ascot » Sun Jul 14, 2019 9:11 am

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Please give our best wishes to RiS. See if you can beat him to the draw when it comes to paying!
Ah now then already won on that because signing on our hotel room. Regards from RiS.

He is managing to slide the odd round in though.
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Re: The really boring and totally pointless snippets thread IV

#9183 Post by OFSO » Sun Jul 14, 2019 9:19 am

Would appear that the Ex-Ascots and my brother/wife in law were both in Athens departures at the same time. (Is that trivial enough for this thread ?)

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Re: The really boring and totally pointless snippets thread IV

#9184 Post by 4mastacker » Sun Jul 14, 2019 9:21 am

Mrs 4ma has now ceased all domestic activity until the Cricket World Cup Final has finished.
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Re: The really boring and totally pointless snippets thread IV

#9185 Post by Wodrick » Sun Jul 14, 2019 10:08 am

Morning all,
Is 27 guess 32, Cloudless. Windless.

Henry has lost his squeaky ball.

Bum he has found it again, it has the most piercing shriek.




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Re: The really boring and totally pointless snippets thread IV

#9186 Post by Pontius Navigator » Sun Jul 14, 2019 10:14 am

4m, I totally concur. It beats watching paint dry. I just hope the rain holds off as I painted the bench outside for the 8th time. First 3 ended when the B&Q water based paint changed colour when wet. Next 3 were fine until a light drizzle pitted the final coat. The 7th undercoat of waterbase ran when heavy unforecast rain arrived. Now waiting for 8th to dry.

AND first wicket 😀

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Re: The really boring and totally pointless snippets thread IV

#9187 Post by Ex-Ascot » Sun Jul 14, 2019 10:40 am

OFSO wrote:
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Would appear that the Ex-Ascots and my brother/wife in law were both in Athens departures at the same time. (Is that trivial enough for this thread ?)
Ain't got that far Sir, still at the Marriot in town. Taxi in 90 mins.

Wodders our dog used to get the squeaky thing out in minutes.
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Re: The really boring and totally pointless snippets thread IV

#9188 Post by Wodrick » Sun Jul 14, 2019 10:44 am

He can, particularly from the fluffy toys, The Ball is proving resilient though. I could spend the whole day throwing it if I wanted.

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Re: The really boring and totally pointless snippets thread IV

#9189 Post by CharlieOneSix » Sun Jul 14, 2019 11:46 am

Decisions, decisions....what to watch, Cricket World Cup, Wimbledon Men's Final or British Grand Prix. All on the box at the same time... :-?
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#9190 Post by Groundgripper » Sun Jul 14, 2019 11:50 am

Apropos of nothing at all, an Avro Anson has just flown over, presumably on his way to Blackpool.
what to watch, Cricket World Cup, Wimbledon Men's Final or British Grand Prix.
As far as we're concerned, none of them, we're out to lunch as it is SM's birthday tomorrow and on Mondays we're always busy.

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Re: The really boring and totally pointless snippets thread IV

#9191 Post by ian16th » Sun Jul 14, 2019 12:04 pm

Groundgripper wrote:
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Apropos of nothing at all, an Avro Anson has just flown over, presumably on his way to Blackpool.

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At the RAF Museum Cosford, I went all bleary eyed at the Anson, and informed SM that I made my 1st air-experience flight as a B/E in one in 1952.

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Re: The really boring and totally pointless snippets thread IV

#9192 Post by om15 » Sun Jul 14, 2019 12:08 pm

Went for a run into Somerset on the Tracer this morning, heading south from Yeovil a familiar shape flew over me heading north, a Shorts Skyvan, I didn't know there were any left in service, possibly dropping parachutists somewhere.
Very muggy, just watered the allotment and off for Sunday lunch at the pub, this week it is the Swan in Stur, I hope to have a pie.

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Re: The really boring and totally pointless snippets thread IV

#9193 Post by OFSO » Sun Jul 14, 2019 12:46 pm

....and the Tour de France with collapsing carbon fibre bikes....

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Re: The really boring and totally pointless snippets thread IV

#9194 Post by ian16th » Sun Jul 14, 2019 1:12 pm

om15 wrote:
Sun Jul 14, 2019 12:08 pm
Very muggy, just watered the allotment and off for Sunday lunch at the pub, this week it is the Swan in Stur, I hope to have a pie.
We went out here earlier this week.

The pie I had was not like the one in their website pic.
Rather mediocre and not to be recommended.
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Re: The really boring and totally pointless snippets thread IV

#9195 Post by Ex-Ascot » Sun Jul 14, 2019 1:52 pm

Incredible service at ATH. Fast tracked all the way through even lowered a barrier to let us go through the diplomatic passport clearance. New lounge to us here, Qatar use Swissport. Much better than the one EK use. That one often used to get full. Only a few other folk in here. All looks new. Very smart leather couches. Loads of booze and good grub.

Guess which idiot tried to walk through security with his smart phone in his pocket.
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Re: The really boring and totally pointless snippets thread IV

#9196 Post by 4mastacker » Sun Jul 14, 2019 1:57 pm

A Skyvan used to make the occasional appearance at Langar so human meatballs could jump out of the back.

PN, I spotted the error of your ways with painting your bench - you mentioned "B&Q". ;)))
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Re: The really boring and totally pointless snippets thread IV

#9197 Post by ian16th » Sun Jul 14, 2019 2:07 pm

Just opened the 1st beer from a case of 24, and discovered that the case contains 'Limited Edition' cans!

It seems that are numbered 1 to 15 to celebrate the winning Bokkie team of the 1995 RWC.

Anyone in the market for 24 empty beer cans? The beer tastes normal, so I'll be drinking it.
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Re: The really boring and totally pointless snippets thread IV

#9198 Post by Ex-Ascot » Sun Jul 14, 2019 4:28 pm

Nine flights scheduled to leave ATH at 19.00. Funny old thing we are still.sitting on the stand. Rag head captain is keeping us well informed. Stewardess can't stand frogs but said she couldn't discuss it in uniform. Told her to take it off.
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#9199 Post by Rwy in Sight » Sun Jul 14, 2019 4:38 pm

Ex-Ascot wrote:
Sun Jul 14, 2019 4:28 pm
Nine flights scheduled to leave ATH at 19.00. Funny old thing we are still.sitting on the stand. Rag head captain is keeping us well informed. Stewardess can't stand frogs but said she couldn't discuss it in uniform. Told her to take it off.
One is risking his life if the team I met earlier today was still together while above exchange took place.

For some reason I still feel sleepy. I have arranged to go out for A bier later today.
ian16th can you get another special package?

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Re: The really boring and totally pointless snippets thread IV

#9200 Post by Undried Plum » Sun Jul 14, 2019 4:50 pm

CharlieOneSix wrote:
Sun Jul 14, 2019 8:20 am
I flew the Silverstone shuttle for a few years, last one in 1998.
I flew a 206 on that gig in '79 and the Alouette in '81. It was fun to be among so many helicopters.

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