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by roger4
Wed Sep 23, 2020 8:50 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: COVID-19 UK
Replies: 1362
Views: 72434

Re: COVID-19 UK

Post by slogen51 » Wed Sep 23, 2020 6:46 pm BBC look east news following up on the 100 cases found at Banham Poultry, replayed anonymous mobile phone calls from workers who said that because their sick pay SSP is so low that many continued to work even though they knew they had symptoms of Covid!! ...
by roger4
Wed Sep 23, 2020 4:20 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: COVID-19 UK
Replies: 1362
Views: 72434

Re: COVID-19 UK

Post by jimbo » Wed Sep 23, 2020 4:22 pm slogen51 wrote: ↑Wed Sep 23, 2020 2:45 pm I think pontificating on behalf of one political party or another is a waste of calories and cloud bytes as very few people change political allegiance based other peoples opinions but you can argue endlessly over it...
by roger4
Tue Sep 22, 2020 4:41 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: COVID-19 UK
Replies: 1362
Views: 72434

Re: COVID-19 UK

Post by big john » Tue Sep 22, 2020 11:30 am 200 deaths is not trivial if it was based on anything other than crystal ball gazing. The 50,000 infections is a guess based on the infection rate doubling every day, which it isn't in fact. if it was we would should have seen 16,000 infections yesterday...
by roger4
Tue Sep 22, 2020 9:15 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: COVID-19 UK
Replies: 1362
Views: 72434

Re: COVID-19 UK

All for a 0.4% mortality rate based on the governments own advisors yesterday, 50,000 cases per day in October and 200 per day deaths from Mid November...please explain...i'm not understanding. Assuming you are serious, which bit don't you understand? If I take your question literally, the maths is...
by roger4
Sat Sep 19, 2020 4:17 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: F35 Question
Replies: 8
Views: 2069

Re: F35 Question

Post by Starbuck » Sat Sep 19, 2020 3:56 pm

It can do but it would have to be carrying minimal fuel and there really isn't much call for it, it may be practiced once in a blue moon in the sim but not with the real thing.
Apart from airshow routines.
by roger4
Sat Sep 19, 2020 1:33 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Mr Grumpy whinge
Replies: 22
Views: 527

Re: Mr Grumpy whinge

I once received an email at work from a colleague in Texas which included the word "y'all" - took ages for the penny to drop (it's as in "how y'all doing?").
by roger4
Sat Sep 19, 2020 10:22 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: COVID-19 UK
Replies: 1362
Views: 72434

Re: COVID-19 UK

by slogen51 » Sat Sep 19, 2020 7:42 am I think you have got be careful with the above article - it seems to be saying that hand washing isn't necessary and at the same time promoting air purifiers. There is so much disinformation around Covid. The article says that on average one person might infec...
by roger4
Mon Sep 14, 2020 7:31 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: SR-71 Blackbird question
Replies: 33
Views: 2125

Re: SR-71 Blackbird question

17972 was on display at the Farnborough SBAC show in 1974, having set the world record time for New York to London of 1hr 54min 56.2secs on 1st Sept.
by roger4
Mon Sep 14, 2020 12:18 pm
Forum: RAF Benson
Topic: Monday 14 Sept:
Replies: 4
Views: 316

Re: Monday 14 Sept:

Shawbury 65 read off as ZM512.
by roger4
Mon Sep 14, 2020 10:25 am
Forum: RAF Benson
Topic: Monday 14 Sept:
Replies: 4
Views: 316

Monday 14 Sept:

Juno ZM513 (as "Shawbury 73") is currently inbound.
by roger4
Fri Sep 11, 2020 8:07 am
Forum: RAF Benson
Topic: REBEL041
Replies: 1
Views: 162

Re: REBEL041

ZK315 on ADSB and confirmed by photo. Held over Benson from 08:45 until a flypast at Halton at 09:00, before returning overhead Benson and departure westwards towards the Brize zone.
by roger4
Tue Sep 08, 2020 4:19 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: When free delivery isn't free!
Replies: 7
Views: 564

Re: When free delivery isn't free!

Your right, it's free to the customer in Berwick, but it's not free to the retailer. So the reality is that the walk-in customer is subsidising the free-delivery one, in that the supplier makes more profit from walk-in than from couriered ones. Perhaps from now on I should ask shop-keepers who offer...
by roger4
Tue Sep 08, 2020 4:09 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: How many can you get in a Chinook?
Replies: 3
Views: 553

Re: How many can you get in a Chinook?

If I read it right, 200 people in two Chinooks which is impressive, even if they were packed like sardines. And I bet the Chinooks still weren't at max payload, given that they can lift more than their own weight.
by roger4
Mon Sep 07, 2020 12:05 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: When free delivery isn't free!
Replies: 7
Views: 564

Re: When free delivery isn't free!

Surely there is no such thing as free delivery anywhere? The supplier is paying a courier and you are paying the supplier - advertising "free delivery" is just a marketing trick to draw us in. I think the Post Office has a legal responsibility to provide a service to all of the UK for the same price...
by roger4
Sun Sep 06, 2020 10:39 am
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Three KC-135R being converted into WC-135R's
Replies: 16
Views: 3187

Re: Three KC-135R being converted into WC-135R's

CAJ reckons all three have/will come from the AZ ANG (197th ARS/161st ARW) even 64-14836.
by roger4
Sat Sep 05, 2020 4:57 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Three KC-135R being converted into WC-135R's
Replies: 16
Views: 3187

Re: Three KC-135R being converted into WC-135R's

According to this months Combat Aircraft Journal the other two will be 64-14829 and 64-14831. The conversion process will take around two years each, with the other two starting conversion in 2021 and 2022 respectively. All the refueling equipment is being removed, including the modified rear fusela...
by roger4
Tue Sep 01, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: Tracking Info
Topic: NOTAM 01/09/20 B52H Movements
Replies: 98
Views: 6673

Re: NOTAM 01/09/20 B52H Movements

Can anyone confirm what frequency he is on please?
by roger4
Sun Aug 30, 2020 10:22 am
Forum: RAF Lakenheath
Topic: Aviano F-16 Deployment?
Replies: 105
Views: 16777

Re: Aviano F-16 Deployment?

Good morning jesmenras,

Just what I was after, thank you.

The static.e-publishing.af.mil website is a new one for me, and one that is a significant resource for this sort of info for all USAF bases worldwide. I have no doubt I will delve into it often.
by roger4
Sat Aug 29, 2020 10:08 am
Forum: RAF Benson
Topic: new frequency ??
Replies: 11
Views: 560

Re: new frequency ??

I've been listening for over 50 years.

The Stud1 and Stud2 frequencies are listed in the RAF Benson airfield ops manual, which as I say is available freely on the raf.mod.uk website. I also have "Stud3" as Approach on 136.450.
by roger4
Fri Aug 28, 2020 3:13 pm
Forum: RAF Benson
Topic: new frequency ??
Replies: 11
Views: 560

Re: new frequency ??

Thanks rapier, yes I have 33.475 for air-to-air ops. While the ATC frequencies are all listed in the Benson Aerodrome Manual (openly available of the raf.mod.uk website's Benson pages) the ops frequencies are not. I am not sure which are currently active. I guess I will only find out by listening, a...

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