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by AllanL
30 Jun 2022, 15:27
Forum: Escorts and Stewards
Topic: This is the last time I................
Replies: 3
Views: 89

Re: This is the last time I................

I have noticed a number of such tales from (choose your town) live.co etc. websites. Mostly on msn newsfeeds. My wife keeps quoting them from her yahoo feed too. I suspect they are mostly click bait. I have seen advice that 9 to 3 is now safer than 10 to 2, particularly for small steering wheels, du...
by AllanL
21 Jun 2022, 23:02
Forum: Escorts and Stewards
Topic: Solstice Sadness
Replies: 20
Views: 361

Re: Solstice Sadness

When I worked at a Scottish petrochemical site many moons ago there was one dour engineer whose party trick was to proclaim, "Aye, the nights are fair drawing in." every year a day after the summer solstice.
by AllanL
21 Jun 2022, 11:54
Forum: Escorts and Stewards
Topic: CBFS SPOTTER
Replies: 662
Views: 28916

Re: CBFS SPOTTER

The fuselage might send you the wrong way. Certainly did for me. I'd had two guesses before realising the thing was upside down. A real 'Doh' moment. Mick Wood Don't feel too bad about it - seeing as it was posted from Oz it sort of isn't - depending on your point of view. (Flat Earthers exempted) :)
by AllanL
20 Jun 2022, 23:36
Forum: Escorts and Stewards
Topic: Ouch!
Replies: 7
Views: 108

Re: Ouch!

Must get SWMBO booked up for a trip in this Rapide! 17 years ago I watched it light up the starboard wing fabric with a backfire from the engine on start-up, and apparently it repeated the start-up trick in 2012. At least they got their flight this time. I wonder at what time the attending firemen a...
by AllanL
13 Jun 2022, 14:09
Forum: Escorts and Stewards
Topic: CBFS SPOTTER
Replies: 662
Views: 28916

Re: CBFS SPOTTER

I reckon it is Dave Moly's first flight from Southport Beach. Note the blanked out guy with the red flag keeping up in the bottom right corner. :)
by AllanL
11 Jun 2022, 20:19
Forum: Escorts and Stewards
Topic: Holiday.....
Replies: 5
Views: 134

Re: Holiday.....

Perhaps potential visitors have checked out the tripadvisor reviews since 2018........or the degree of deterioration since pictures allegedly taken in 2017.

Still, I'm sure we could all up come with a list of a few people we could gladly send there. :cheers:
by AllanL
09 Jun 2022, 00:33
Forum: Escorts and Stewards
Topic: Broken?
Replies: 12
Views: 251

Re: Broken?

Don't worry Mike, it is probably just a Scottish thermometer. Ours stays about that level 12 months a year. I think they just paint the numbers on. Like our weather forecasts, if they get caught out the standard fallback is rain/clouds for the west/(or any other region) for the coming days/weeks. ch...
by AllanL
27 May 2022, 17:44
Forum: Escorts and Stewards
Topic: WHY?
Replies: 26
Views: 579

Re: WHY?

My son pointed out last night that our rate in the UK for knife crime deaths (per 100k) is lower than the rate for knife crime in the US. US Gun deaths are of the order of 100x the UK rate needless to say. Some of the reporting from Texas of inaction and/or handcuffing/tasering/pepper spraying agita...
by AllanL
27 May 2022, 17:31
Forum: Escorts and Stewards
Topic: A Tricky Problem?
Replies: 11
Views: 288

Re: A Tricky Problem?

Problem sorted, as could only happen with the other volunteer who was in with me on Wednesday. I had told him, no names no pack drill - we'll just call him Alistair, to put them downstairs out of the way while I figured out what to do. I walked in this morning and asked the manager if she had been b...
by AllanL
25 May 2022, 22:04
Forum: Escorts and Stewards
Topic: A Tricky Problem?
Replies: 11
Views: 288

A Tricky Problem?

Now that I have finally joined the permanently (or is that terminally) unemployed, I have started putting a couple of days a week in hanging about a local charity shop. I joined to sort out their book sales, but managed to spend half this afternoon helping a lass sort out an outfit for a wedding on ...