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Old 03-19-2011, 12:36 AM   #81 (permalink)
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Old 03-19-2011, 10:31 AM   #82 (permalink)
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Completed my project this morning unexpetedly quickly so I get 1/2 a day off this weekend.
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Old 03-20-2011, 01:03 PM   #83 (permalink)
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Old 03-20-2011, 04:57 PM   #84 (permalink)
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No completely Em PC I know but I'm modelling one of these just now.



The ending takeoff is amazing - they go down the runway and then straight up. Back when we knew how to make stuff.

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In 1984, during a major NATO exercise, Flt Lt Mike Hale intercepted an American U-2 at a height which they had previously considered safe from interception. Records show that Hale climbed to 88,000 ft (26,800 m) in his Lightning F.3 XR749. This was not sustained level flight, but in a ballistic climb or a zoom climb, in which the pilot takes the aircraft to top speed and then puts the aircraft into a climb, trading speed for altitude.
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In British Airways trials in April 1985, Concorde was offered as a target to NATO fighters including F-15s, F-16s, F-14s, Mirages, F-104s - but only Lightning XR749, flown by Mike Hale and described by him as "a very hot ship, even for a Lightning", managed to overtake Concorde on a stern conversion intercept
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Old 03-23-2011, 07:04 AM   #85 (permalink)
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But it's a smile today, since I bought a small bag of mini-donuts. All for me

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Old 03-23-2011, 09:28 AM   #86 (permalink)
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Old 03-23-2011, 09:40 AM   #87 (permalink)
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In the UK budget today fuel duty was lowered 1p a litre (woo) and mileage for business was upped to 45p (40p before) double woo.

I did decide I finally needed to fill up (625 miles on my Fabia) tonight as the price had lowered and got stuck behind a really aggresively driven Focus on my way to Morrisons.

I arrive and find this Focus blocking the entry to the station because no pump is available for the RHS of her (yes its a woman) car. Mine also fills to the right but I pull past and use the "fill up both sides" pumps to, er, fill up. No fuss.

In the meantime of course she is sitting at idle, just on top of tanks containing loads of combustable fuel and on the mobile phone.

Hmmm.
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Old 03-23-2011, 10:19 PM   #89 (permalink)
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Old 03-24-2011, 05:24 AM   #90 (permalink)
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...beware: "...what one hand giveth, the other taketh."
Yep, I had the street party cancelled as fuel just went up by 1p just before 6pm, and then down again with the rate cut. So no difference.

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