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GrahamS

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    Above Watford, below Preston
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    TSR2, X-Planes modern & Cold War Brit planes, beer

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  1. GrahamS

    Big ideas about a big wing

    You’ll manage, John, we have confidence in you. Good stuff, really enjoying this build. Graham
  2. GrahamS

    Stories from the courts.

    Indeed, Plod and their put downs. First (and only) time I’ve ever been pulled over was in 1985 on the M1 in Northamptonshire. It it was a nice hot sunny day and little traffic on the road so I was just going as fast as I could. Anyway, on the the hard shoulder and the conversation was: ”Good afternoon sir, we’ve just timed you between point A and point B (he gave locations, but can’t remember which) and you’ve averaged a speed of 103mph.” “Blimey” says I “I didn’t think it would go that fast!” (I, also like Noelh, neglected to mention that I didn’t actually know how fast I was going as my speedo cable had broken and I was estimating my speed from my rev counter). To which the response was “No, neither did we when we saw what you were riding....” (my much loved CX500). They then proceeded to caution me with the then usual “Anything you say will be written down......” So I replied “It’s a fair cop guv...” His response was “I’m not writing that down, no one would believe me....” So I said “Well how about no, no, officer, please don’t hit me again....” Cost me £60 and three points, but could gave been worse as the summons actually read 98mph. Moral of the story, I guess, is if pulled, be nice. Graham
  3. https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6294739/Tow-driver-destroys-27-million-jumbo-jet-engine-parks-plane-Amsterdam-Airport.html Oops Graham
  4. GrahamS

    Stories from the courts.

    I don’t know if this a true story, but it should be: Doctor, before you performed the autopsy, did you check for a pulse?” A: “No.” Q: “Did you check for blood pressure?” A: “No.” Q: “Did you check for breathing?” A: “No.” Q: “So, then it is possible that the patient was alive when you began the autopsy?” A: “No.” 0: “How can you be so sure, Doctor?” A: “Because his brain was sitting on my desk in a jar.” Q: “But could the patient have still been alive nevertheless?” A: “It is possible that he could have been alive and practicing law somewhere.” Or Q: “Doctor, how many autopsies have you performed on dead people?” A: “All my autopsies are performed on dead people.” Graham
  5. GrahamS

    Stories from the courts.

    In a previous life I worked at various visa sections overseas. One particular individual had had his visa refused and was appealing to the immigration court in the U.K. In the appeal bundle prepared by the visa officer was his statement why the visa should not be granted. It appears that the visa applicant had previously gained illegal entry to the U.K. and subsequently deported and was being questioned about it. Baring in mind that this was pre Channel Tunnel days, the visa officer’s statement read “His explanation of falling asleep in a black cab in Hanover and waking up 12 hours later in Birmingham lacked credibility....” Graham
  6. GrahamS

    V-22 as COD for the new QEII Carrier?

    Well all I could think of was Cash On Delivery so I guess I wasn’t too far off! Thanks Graham
  7. GrahamS

    V-22 as COD for the new QEII Carrier?

    Okay, showing my ignorance, but what’s COD? Graham
  8. GrahamS

    Big ideas about a big wing

    Oh, I’m sure it’ll be superb which ever scheme you go for. No pressure. Graham
  9. GrahamS

    Big ideas about a big wing

    Oh no!!! I was really looking forward to the NASA version Graham
  10. GrahamS

    Big ideas about a big wing

    This is fabulous stuff. I’m still trying to work out, though, why you titled the thread “Big wing”? Graham
  11. GrahamS

    And today’s scariest movie is...

    Ah yes, just watched the opening on YouTube- the one I was thinking of must have been in the sixties cos I remember being at primary school at the time. Graham
  12. GrahamS

    And today’s scariest movie is...

    Children of the Stones. Was that where there were these stones that got progressively closer to a building (or something like that - can’t quite remember)? Graham
  13. GrahamS

    And today’s scariest movie is...

    I’m not sure which is scariest. The thought of a slow radiation induced death or the niavety of the government and/or the people to think that those measures would indeed prevent said death. Graham
  14. GrahamS

    And today’s scariest movie is...

    I must admit I don’t remember things getting that bad in the 70s. I’m also not totally convinced about the techniques for a safe haven. Graham
  15. GrahamS

    Big ideas about a big wing

    To coin a phrase “Blimey.....” Loving it. Graham
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