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Post by Growler on Sat 03 Dec 2016, 02:08

Further to my last post, I spent about 5 years on a display team. At one display, after the show we were back in the hotel that evening, showered and in civvies. In walks one (still in his flying suit) giving it rooty-toot about this & that. He'd be about half my age - had one haircut & two shaves since joining up.

Now, had I been in uniform I couldn't have said owt, but since I wasn't, he couldn't know me from Adam. Having heard him blowing off about being a bomber pilot, my ears pricked up and I asked him what sort of bombers he flew. He puffed out his chest and informed the bar that he was on a Tornado squadron. Don't get me wrong, Tornado was (still is, in fact) a fine strike/ground support aircraft, but .......

..... try and imagine the look on his face when I told him not to be an arse all his life, and had no fcuker ever told him that bombers have got four engines. My mates spat beer everywhere & nearly pissed themselves laughing.
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Post by Bradman on Wed 07 Dec 2016, 02:46

My view may be somewhat coloured by the friends I have who were/are in the navy or army and were in the first few classes at our then new tri service academy.

They reckon they select the arrogant ones, train more arrogance into them and anoint them as gods on earth once they get their wings.

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Post by embee on Wed 07 Dec 2016, 03:08

My nephew flies Orions and will be training the RAAF on the replacement after his 4 year stint in Jacksonville

He isnt lacking in confidence ...but probably not arrogant enough to fly the fighters (which was his goal for joining)
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Post by Bradman on Wed 07 Dec 2016, 03:18

I think they were only down on the pilot trainees and (in their words) the next to useless, incredibly expensive, hasn't been used since WWII for a reason, fighter squadron/s.

Offshore surveillance and the planes that drop paras were about the only parts they had any time for. The RAAF was losing it's choppers anyway but who wanted to run the VIP fleet. I'm serious. They didn't event think it necessary to give pilots officer status as it was just another technical job. And the Navy guys thought once the subs had cruise missiles you could ****** the bombers of as well.

They were truly scarred individuals. Though TBF they weren't exactly strangers to arrogance themselves.
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Post by tricycle on Sun 26 Mar 2017, 07:34

Tfft. Mercedes clearly not as dominant as last year.

And also for the fact that there is some colour back after almost everyone was silver/grey last year.

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Post by Big Dog on Sun 26 Mar 2017, 08:04

Vettel wins the Aust GP. DNF for Ricciardo. Red Bull cars look to be just as shyte as they were last year.
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Post by lardbucket on Sun 30 Apr 2017, 14:25

Ricciardo out early in Russia, too, but there's some interest as the fat lady warms her tonsils ... Bottas holding Vettel out with a few laps to go, may score his first ever GP win.

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Post by lardbucket on Sun 30 Apr 2017, 14:36

Bottas wins, Vettel 2nd, Raikkonnen 3rd.

Two Finns in the top 3.

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Post by lardbucket on Sun 30 Apr 2017, 14:38

Winning margin just 0.6 seconds.

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Post by tricycle on Sun 30 Apr 2017, 14:52

Already a better season than the past five or six. It's actually interesting so far this year.

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Post by skully on Sun 30 Apr 2017, 15:03

What's a Bottas??? Shocked
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Post by tricycle on Fri 12 May 2017, 13:51

Lance stroll absolutely sucks. Got to be the worst, even among pay drivers.

Meanwhile, I'm pretty sure Alonso is now just looking forward to Indy. The Honda engine is basically the engine equivalent of Stroll.

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Post by tricycle on Sun 14 May 2017, 15:05

Ferrari cock up the race. Hamilton wins after some help from Bottas.

Should only have soft, super soft and ultra soft in races. Even the soft compound barely degrades at all. Sauber had a fantastic race, as did Alonso apart from the opening lap collision.

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Post by tricycle on Fri 19 May 2017, 08:58

Wow. Alonso fourth in Indy practice yesterday. Right alongside Marco Andretti.

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Post by JGK on Sat 20 May 2017, 00:48

tricycle wrote:Wow. Alonso fourth in Indy practice yesterday. Right alongside Marco Andretti.

Should be easy, he only needs to learn how to turn left.

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Post by Bradman on Sat 20 May 2017, 00:56

Surprised Trump took off overseas instead of hanging out with his base.
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Post by horace on Sat 20 May 2017, 01:01

petrol sniffing is one explanation for the Donny brain and that of his car racing fan base.
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Post by lardbucket on Sat 20 May 2017, 01:05

Trumplestiltonskin would be on aviation fuel, not that cheap stuff.

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Post by horace on Sat 20 May 2017, 01:07

I stand corrected. The man is sheer a grade.
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Post by lardbucket on Sat 20 May 2017, 01:07

Bring on Monaco, the one GP I always like to watch.

Minimal passing manoeuvres possible, I know, but still incredibly spectacular.


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Post by Bradman on Sat 20 May 2017, 01:10

Not sure there's much difference actually. I know you can use chopper fuel in diesel vehicles albeit you'll eventually ****** the engine.
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Post by Bradman on Sat 20 May 2017, 01:24

Might be the only really competitive race left as well.
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Post by lardbucket on Sat 20 May 2017, 01:40

Yes, the twists and turns may negate Mercedes' power advantage sufficiently that some other teams are in with a chance.

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Post by Bradman on Sat 20 May 2017, 02:13

Throw in some rain and fuelling farkups and it could be anyone's.
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Post by tricycle on Sat 20 May 2017, 05:06

Fourth again in practice with the full qualifying setup, and he's still only learning the ropes. Alonso's easily the F1 best driver around, imo. Shame he's had a shit box for the past 6 years.

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