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There's no thread on here about flying. Flying is ace and aeroplanes are even acerer. Aircrash investigation is the nuts.

 

Here are a couple of fab pics. One is of my mate's twin interior. Years ago I did I full-on simulator in a 737. I could have spent all day just flicking the 4,00,035 switches on the various consoles. His dash reminds me of that.

 

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The other is the Garmin G1000 "glass cockpit". 

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And the first fucker to post a picture of a woodworking implement gets a thunder-neg.

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Fairey Swordfish

Britain’s main torpedo attack plane in early WW2.

Successful in the attack on the Italian fleet at harbour in Taranto. 

Scored a hit on the Bismarck that wrecked her rudder. 
The Stringbag. 

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I've a fuck off fear of flying. I think I told it on here before that I took a pill in the airport before I went on my holidays and I came up on the plane. Had to fuck off to the toilet to dance it off while I was flying. I think that messed with my wiring. 

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I love it though nervously when taking off and landing but when it's cruising it's great looking out the window, though if you're near a wing and can see the engine you can become a bit fixated on a particular bolt hoping that it's been screwed on tight. 

Flying over Greenland once I mentioned how great it looked, all white and silver grey, she reckoned I might be able to see a Polar Bear, how the fuck could I see a white Bear from 40.000 ft whatever, it might have blood on it came the reply, fucksake.

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48 minutes ago, neko said:

What do you humans think of Microsoft Flight simulator ? I'm curious to try, but worry I'd never stop flying it.

 

Remember downloading a version of it many moons ago. The instructions for which keyboard combination does what ran to over 3 pages. I felt like Ted Striker staring at the cockpit display in Airplane!

 

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1 hour ago, neko said:

What do you humans think of Microsoft Flight simulator ? I'm curious to try, but worry I'd never stop flying it.

I use X-plane 11. I'm currently prevented from doing my IMC rating because of lockdown (for the second time I ask you) and use x-plane a lot. Brilliant for simulating instrument flying. MS Flight Sim is also great. In a year or so it will almost undoubtedly take over from x-plane but for now, x-plane has so many mods and developments available, MS Flight Sim can't quite compete. 

 

29 minutes ago, Red_or_Dead said:

Thought this would be rb14  talking about when he could get his private jet out again!

 

Nah, it's not a jet. I sooooo wish. Jets are actually not out of reach, particularly on a share basis. And don't forget a turboprop is a jet - with a prop glued on the front.

 

21 minutes ago, easytoslip said:

Seeing Concorde take off was spectacular.

Fixed that for you. Unfortunately.

 

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24 minutes ago, rb14 said:

I use X-plane 11. I'm currently prevented from doing my IMC rating because of lockdown (for the second time I ask you) and use x-plane a lot. Brilliant for simulating instrument flying. MS Flight Sim is also great. In a year or so it will almost undoubtedly take over from x-plane but for now, x-plane has so many mods and developments available, MS Flight Sim can't quite compete. 

 

Nah, it's not a jet. I sooooo wish. Jets are actually not out of reach, particularly on a share basis. And don't forget a turboprop is a jet - with a prop glued on the front.

 

Fixed that for you. Unfortunately.

 

Yes, was. Watched it a few times, I was on a lengthy job in Reading once and it used to fly over about 1.00pm I think, all hands used to stop and look up.

 

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5 minutes ago, easytoslip said:

Yes, was. Watched it a few times, I was on a lengthy job in Reading once and it used to fly over about 1.00pm I think, all hands used to stop and look up.

 

When I worked in Staines it was the equivalent of the company whistle on a Friday.  It would go over and then everyone would,fuck off to the pub.  

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Grew up wanting to be a pilot. Shortsightedness put a stop to that. 
 

Sat RAF entrance aptitude exam and fluked results so good I qualified to go forward and sit for being a Navigator.

 

It transpired that get to Runner up Gun academy, you needed 2 A levels, however, as I couldn’t wait to leave school with just my 3 grade C GSCE’s and I’d just turned 23 years old, I wouldn’t have made the cut off age to get it and got offered a job as technician instead.

 

My bird got pregnant and that was it then. They told me to come back after the nipper was born but by then I couldn’t be arsed.

 

Would love to know how it would have turned out though. 
 

So here I am living my other sunken dreams via this mutha 

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