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Re: Flying...gulp.
« Reply #25 on: July 17, 2014, 10:38:51 PM »

Rich,
If you are nervous sit in the rear.
I have never heard of an aircraft REVERSING into a mountain.


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Re: Flying...gulp.
« Reply #26 on: July 17, 2014, 11:40:18 PM »

 ok2...one day...we were travelling from Sydney to Adelaide [about 1100 km] & naturally with out own namesake QANTAS

So we taxi out to the middle of Botany Bay on the main runway & the Boeing 737 stops......
Big booming Australian voice says...morning folks...the Captain here...we have a small issue.... <*< a dial in the dash board doesn't work  <:( & we really need it to work before we depart
10 minutes later big booming Australian voice says...sorry folks... a technician from the technical department is on his way.....
20 minutes later big booming Australian voice says...sorry folks... technician says it's broken  %% & a new dial is on it's way
30 minutes later big booming Australian voice says...folks... new dial works OK...... :-))
We are on our way and unlimited free courtesy wine for all on board en-route to Adelaide [yes wine from those little 50 ml bottles O0]

Now with my wife being tea-total.....& without me being greedy, when the Hostie gets to me I politely say two bottles of RED please
The response is ....sorry sir...we only have Australian Chardonnay

Chardonnay I say..... >>:-( ...no self respecting Australian drinks Chardonnay ....we export/deport every drop to the UK........I wouldn't even clean my teeth with it  :P

So Rich..........before you book your flight....just make sure the Airline has a larger wine selection than just Chardonnay   <*< .......Derek






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Re: Flying...gulp.
« Reply #27 on: July 18, 2014, 08:33:26 AM »


And you were correct in your assumption...the new arrival does begin with U. Gawd knows what I'm going to do with it, it doesn't fit under the bed, or on top of the wardrobes...and there's another U boat coming back from Norwich.


Rich


Erm, this I have to see, you had better hurry up and make room for it, in just over a week's time your have two of the things  {-)


Will it not go diagonal under the bed corner to corner? how long is it?
I bet it would look good on my work bench, Oh no I shouldn't of said that  :-X
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Re: Flying...gulp.
« Reply #28 on: July 18, 2014, 09:08:50 AM »

Hang on, I'll post up a pic...
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Re: Flying...gulp.
« Reply #29 on: July 18, 2014, 09:14:04 AM »

Here you go, Ian...


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Re: Flying...gulp.
« Reply #30 on: July 18, 2014, 09:14:51 AM »

It would look grand on your bench... ;D


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Re: Flying...gulp.
« Reply #31 on: July 18, 2014, 09:39:41 AM »

I love that Rich............a bed in your workshop..............where have I been going wrong, lol %% %% %%
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Re: Flying...gulp.
« Reply #32 on: July 18, 2014, 09:49:58 AM »

You can see why I don't get many 'romantic interludes' nowadays, Neil...  ;D


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Re: Flying...gulp.
« Reply #33 on: July 18, 2014, 10:27:40 AM »

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And when the driver says ''we are cruising at 500mph and 35000 feet''
As long as its that way round and not flying at 35000mph at 500 feet.
Recently, "they" have insisted that all electronic devices that are in hand luggage must be demonstrated to work or be lost.  I would take a good book - the batteries in those never run out.
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Re: Flying...gulp.
« Reply #34 on: July 18, 2014, 10:32:21 AM »

If the driver starts flying at 500 feet, I'm getting out...smartish!


A good book...yep, that'll be good. War and Peace...that should last me.


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Re: Flying...gulp.
« Reply #35 on: July 18, 2014, 03:33:24 PM »

As promised, the insurance company they use is.....


http://www.able2travel.com/


There is also this one that is linked to the British Lung Foundation


https://www.allcleartravel.co.uk/CGI-BIN/LANSAWEB?PROCFUN+MSDWEB05+MSDSX03+ALC+ENG
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Re: Flying...gulp.
« Reply #36 on: July 18, 2014, 03:44:49 PM »

Thanks mate...much appreciated.


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Re: Flying...gulp.
« Reply #37 on: July 19, 2014, 09:08:16 AM »

Hi all,

"If the driver starts flying at 500 feet"

You can bet he will, at least twice every trip!

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Re: Flying...gulp.
« Reply #38 on: July 19, 2014, 09:09:55 AM »

Do they still issue passengers with a parachute?


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Re: Flying...gulp.
« Reply #39 on: July 19, 2014, 09:14:30 AM »

Do they still issue passengers with a parachute?


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Re: Flying...gulp.
« Reply #40 on: July 19, 2014, 09:17:43 AM »

Do they still issue passengers with a parachute?


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and if it doesn't work they will replace it free gratis :D

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Re: Flying...gulp.
« Reply #41 on: July 19, 2014, 09:22:06 AM »

Can you travel by boat? At least if that runs out of petrol it will float....


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Re: Flying...gulp.
« Reply #42 on: July 19, 2014, 11:21:06 AM »

Re: 'pilot looking where he's going'. A study a few years ago showed that most pilots' eyes were focused twelve feet in front of the windscreen...
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Re: Flying...gulp.
« Reply #43 on: July 19, 2014, 11:24:00 AM »

Yep...that's really filling me with confidence. ''Oh look, there's a mount....''


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Re: Flying...gulp.
« Reply #44 on: July 19, 2014, 12:04:02 PM »

Re: 'pilot looking where he's going'. A study a few years ago showed that most pilots' eyes were focused twelve feet in front of the windscreen...

A few years ago?!? When I was flying (military) about 40 years ago it was well established knowledge that when there is nothing to 'lock onto', such as a bland sky, ours eyes 'idle' to a mid-distance of some yards. Hence looking into a clear sky (from the ground as well) you don't see something like a bird until you suddenly do and then it's so obvious you wonder why you didn't see it before. Now you know  :-)

Radar doesn't have that shortcoming - hence we now have ATC and collision avoidance systems.

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Re: Flying...gulp.
« Reply #45 on: July 19, 2014, 12:14:25 PM »

With all the present/past pilots we seem to have on here, wouldn't someone be interested in earning a few quid and flying me over? We could talk boats all the way, then I'd forget about being nervous. I'll take a flask and some sarnies... ;)


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« Reply #46 on: July 19, 2014, 01:09:02 PM »

a true story now Rich....

I used to live in a pub called the "Bell" in a little village called Waltham St Lawrence, just down the road from a ww2 fighter station called White Waltham and where they filmed "those magnificent men...." etc.......it was a bit of a hooray henry 14th century pub and the landlord was an ex fighter pilot who flew hellcats off aircraft carriers in the pacific during ww2.
not long after I had moved in (was teaching just down the road in Maidenhead) he held a party for me.....there were a lot of his friends their and I was made most welcome by all.....there were three youngish guys putting it back very freely when at about 2.00am one of them keeled over and fell flat on the ground face down.

one mate said..........."Got any strong coffee, Landlord".

to which the second friend said......."yeh, the stronger the better please..........gotta sober him up, he's flying to Bahrain in four hours"

To which I said................."oh, is he going on holiday"

"No mate" came the reply.........."he's the pilot".......????
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Re: Flying...gulp.
« Reply #47 on: July 19, 2014, 01:32:57 PM »

If I were to reply to that using sweeper driver's language, Martin and Ken would be collectively having kittens.. :o ...so I'll stick to saying ''oh gawd'' and leave it that.


Remind me to stand close to the pilot and check for alcohol fumes...


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« Reply #48 on: July 19, 2014, 03:00:09 PM »

If I were to reply to that using sweeper driver's language, Martin and Ken would be collectively having kittens.. :o ...so I'll stick to saying ''oh gawd'' and leave it that.

Airliners always have at least 2 pilots and it's very rare for both to be drunk  :D

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« Reply #49 on: July 19, 2014, 03:12:01 PM »

I must admit when I first flew commercially I was nervous as everything I'd been up in before were two seater trainers-modern and WW2 (Scottish Aviation Bulldog and de Havilland Tigermoth). I had never been through customs or anything like it but luckily for me I transiting through RAF Brize Norton so at least I roughly knew where I was going. But try to enjoy it, after my first nine hour stint heading for Ascension Island I was that bored at 35,000ft that I went to sleep and didn't wake up until we were coming over the Falklands!
The strange thing is if you've been on a boat before some of the movements are very similar but I found the Boeing and the Airbus I was in to be quite comfortable and stress free. Take a good book and take whatever the Hosties offer you. :-))
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