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Messages - Kevin Wood

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General Discussion Area / Re: Flightradar24
« on: Yesterday at 19:19:50 »
I have been using Freedar.uk more recently as it shows more military aircraft  :y
:y :y

There are days when there are loads of Gliders active in the Hull area, facinateing seeing the trails they leave. ::)


 ;D
They don't come as far south as Hull / Humber due to the lack of thermals
They take off from Pocklington and tend to float around the Vale of York  :y

There are thermals everywhere on a good day.
The main factors are wind direction and airspace,  assuming they're not ridge soaring which is obviously  confined to the right ground features.


Hi Kev
Are you still gliding ?

I'd have thought it would have been a bit dead on the thermal front with the flat ground and with the cooler Humber in the middle  :-\
I know there is a east / west flight corridor that comes right over the top of Hull.
We also get quite a few military aircraft transiting north / south under the flight path  :)
I was sat near the Humber bridge last month watching a couple of Typhoons playing / burning fuel up  :)
I take it fuel is less expensive then tyres nowadays  ;D
I know that the old lightnings was always burning any excess off before dropping back into Binbrook back in the day  :y
Not like they had much fuel to waste in the first place  ;D   

I've been watching the Air sea rescue S92's out of Humberside Airport on Flight Radar myself quite a bit.
They tend to transit north @2000ft / 135 knots north upto a training spot just north of the Whitby coast late at night a few times a week then back home over the top of my house.
Noisy buggers  ;D

Yes, just started up gliding again last weekend after lockdown grounded us.
Complex airspace does tend to keep gliders away, since you can't plan with the precision that a spam can can. ;)
I think there's a danger area along the coast there up to something daft like 60k feet+, so that explains the fast jet antics.

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General Discussion Area / Re: Flightradar24
« on: Yesterday at 17:05:22 »
I have been using Freedar.uk more recently as it shows more military aircraft  :y
:y :y

There are days when there are loads of Gliders active in the Hull area, facinateing seeing the trails they leave. ::)


 ;D
They don't come as far south as Hull / Humber due to the lack of thermals
They take off from Pocklington and tend to float around the Vale of York  :y

There are thermals everywhere on a good day.
The main factors are wind direction and airspace,  assuming they're not ridge soaring which is obviously  confined to the right ground features.

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General Discussion Area / Re: Second jab
« on: Yesterday at 00:53:37 »
It will still be a few weeks before your antibodies reach optimal levels and no vaccine is 100% effective
plus you could still catch and pass on Chinese virus to someone else and be unaware
so social distancing etc is still advised
but well done for not being frightened off having a jab or second with the current press reporting blood clots with the astra zeneca  jab.
why the press are making such a song and dance about 70 people in 20 million doses is beyond me ::)
if 70 million (uk population  :-\) had the jab then that equates to possibly 245 people getting clots ,compare that with 130,000 who have died so far ,then factor in all those people who have had covid and are suffering long term effects (including blood clots FROM covid)

how is the good lady wife now uncle Stemo ? fully recovered i hope

Its a much higher risk of a clot when taking the contraceptive pill, sadly the idiots peddling this shit are probably also avoiding that one to  >:(

Finally they're beating Darwin at his own game. ::)

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General Discussion Area / Re: Flightradar24
« on: Yesterday at 00:52:20 »
Remember aircraft have to turn on a transponder to appear on this, so it's very much an "opt in" thing. ;)

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General Discussion Area / Re: Dead Person
« on: 10 April 2021, 22:31:26 »
Apparently at his funeral next Saturday, Prince Philip will be carried to his final resting place in the Royal Vault in St George's Chapel, Windsor, in a hearse based on a Land Rover...... which he designed himself.  8)

Should be interesting!  ;D

 Obviously no Omegas left, so he used 2nd best :)

Let's hope he doesn't mind the smell of EP90. ;D

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General Discussion Area / Re: Second jab
« on: 09 April 2021, 18:24:27 »
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I saw France has an app with about 200,000 registered for end of day surplus jabs from the many no shows. Seems a good idea to save on waste. Anything like that in pie and pint country?

A government sponsored IT project that delivers something useful, you mean? What do you reckon? ;D

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General Car Chat / Re: Hybrids - MPG
« on: 06 April 2021, 20:24:26 »
makes the Omega's 23.4 MPG sound reasonable  :D

That doesn't sound like a "caning it round a track" figure to me. ;)

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original pictures are of a Yaris.
This is for people who need a small car, and have better things to do than put any effort whatsoever into choosing, buying, owning and driving one.


these are most car owners, which is why Toyotas sell so well. Cars have been white goods since the Model T Ford - which is before white goods...... ;D


Anyone who thinks that a car is a status symbol, or gets excited about the waste noise from the engine is very peculiar.

True, but I still can't see why you'd buy something that has been so comprehensively engineered to eliminate any possible feelings of exhilaration.

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General Discussion Area / Re: Coke Zero
« on: 30 March 2021, 20:04:18 »
Tequila and Diamond White slammers were the drink of choice at Uni on the evenings when it gets to about 10 PM and you think "I've got some catching-up to do here". A process which took about 30 seconds following a shot of that.. If it didn't bounce. :-X

 

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General Car Chat / Re: Excellent wheel refurb.
« on: 30 March 2021, 19:59:05 »
What about offical JLR ones?  Although I would baulk at the 150 the dealer quoted me for a set, with discounts. Especially at the rate I get through them.

They certainly don't generate much dust, but the disks always looked really glazed, no matter how enthusiastically they were used. Hence mine currently wears a set of Mintex pads to restore the condition of them, and they have improved the pedal feel quite a bit.  :-\

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General Discussion Area / Re: Coke Zero
« on: 29 March 2021, 18:10:30 »
Flavour? In Coke Zero?

Must have changed it since I last had any, as you say. ;)

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General Discussion Area / Re: Alba party
« on: 28 March 2021, 00:29:12 »
0.0 surely.

Oh, no. We and the EU are going to agree to allow them to use the pound, apparently. :D

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General Car Chat / Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« on: 28 March 2021, 00:21:55 »

*Not that Apple use a UK layout on their UK keyboards. I mean, after all, life ends at the eastern seaboard.

WTF is a seaboard? Is it a bit like a sideboard?

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General Car Chat / Re: Warranty claim on the Tata.
« on: 28 March 2021, 00:18:32 »
There are guys on the RRS site who tinker around with quite new ones & give themselves in all kinds of problems , leave it to someone who knows what they're doing is my advice, if you can't afford to maintain them correctly steer clear.
So who's that? A main dealer? ;D ;D ;D

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Omega General Help / Re: Caravan Mass
« on: 27 March 2021, 11:53:29 »
A situation not helped by the bonkers licensing rules which now incentivise towing with the lightest vehicle you can find. ::)

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