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by thehappyotter
27 Jul 2020, 13:30
Forum: Escorts and Stewards
Topic: Sad News If True
Replies: 4
Views: 264

Re: Sad News If True

I fly over Bruntingthorpe on an almost daily basis. The site has had a significant number of cars covering large parts of the concrete areas for some time and there are more and more arriving all the time, it's expansion has been particularly noticeable during lockdown as cars are not being sold. Do...
by thehappyotter
20 Jul 2020, 22:52
Forum: Escorts and Stewards
Topic: Any-one seen it yet?
Replies: 20
Views: 556

Re: Any-one seen it yet?

Whilst that's just as impressive Joe I wouldn't have seen it. I'd have been too busy hiding under the bed! When I was a teenager one of my mates houses was a lovely bungalow on the hill at the top of the village. One night the tree in their garden got struck by lightning, fell onto the house and set...
by thehappyotter
15 Jul 2020, 20:41
Forum: Escorts and Stewards
Topic: Any-one seen it yet?
Replies: 20
Views: 556

Re: Any-one seen it yet?

We have Nigel. The Humberside unit was closed when the lease on their aircraft expired in 2016 and it's usually either us, the helicopter from Wakefield or the new P68's from Doncaster who attend jobs in Lincs. In fairness they've never really required much of our service, even when Humberside was a...
by thehappyotter
15 Jul 2020, 18:37
Forum: Escorts and Stewards
Topic: Any-one seen it yet?
Replies: 20
Views: 556

Re: Any-one seen it yet?

I was involved with NVG's back in 1978 at Farnborough when they wanted to use the American ANVISS with gen 1 optics used only for choppers, to be safe to use on fast jets. The ANVISS was attached to the helmet adapter via two spring loaded ball bearings which would not stand more than 3 g before la...
by thehappyotter
14 Jul 2020, 09:39
Forum: Escorts and Stewards
Topic: Any-one seen it yet?
Replies: 20
Views: 556

Re: Any-one seen it yet?

Hi Rob, :hello: Was that really night vision, or did you take the photo through a tumbler of absinthe? Does this explain the angle, or did you have to rotate the image to fit it in the circle? :lol: :hide: Hi Mike :hello: Haha. I was totally sober. Which many would say makes a change... It was take...
by thehappyotter
13 Jul 2020, 21:43
Forum: Escorts and Stewards
Topic: Any-one seen it yet?
Replies: 20
Views: 556

Re: Any-one seen it yet?

Having a £20,000 set of night vision googles really helps! :lol:

Took this facing North at about 0230 on Sunday morning.

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by thehappyotter
10 Jun 2020, 16:34
Forum: Escorts and Stewards
Topic: Pensions
Replies: 19
Views: 511

Re: Pensions

My old boss is ex Cheshire Constab.,he told me all about it too after he retired two years ago. It's a shame some sort of public protest/petition can't be started over this because it stinks to high heaven. Meanwhile Rob,you're going to have to sit in that seat in that swanky black and yellow ride ...
by thehappyotter
10 Jun 2020, 12:54
Forum: Escorts and Stewards
Topic: Pensions
Replies: 19
Views: 511

Re: Pensions

The generosity is astounding. I discovered recently that my 30 year Met police pension will reduce some (figure yet to be realized) when I come of UK pensionable age which I blv is now 67 (they keep shifting it). An oversight in negotiations made by the Pol Federation which they neglected to tell u...
by thehappyotter
24 Apr 2020, 19:04
Forum: Escorts and Stewards
Topic: Four Victorian Police killed on freeway
Replies: 6
Views: 269

Re: Four Victorian Police killed on freeway

RIP all four of you. In the same week we lost another in South Yorkshire as well as another being seriously injured in Gwent. Brings it right home. When I worked on the cars I always said it would be the M1 that killed me, not a maniac. Although the latter is now more common this brings home just ho...
by thehappyotter
16 Nov 2019, 23:29
Forum: Payware Heads Up!!
Topic: MicroProse returns.
Replies: 5
Views: 765

Re: MicroProse returns.

Grand Prix Manager 2 was my favourite. I spent hundreds of hours on that game.

Here's hoping for a modern remake!