Dutchy wrote:Hey, I still want my wisky, my good fellow, won it fair and square
Here, have a drink with me:
Spyhunter wrote:Happily German machinations in London were not so successful, and the assassination attempt on Theresa May failed!
Stalin was taken out by the Russian GRU after they discovered the existence of the DVD and the fact that he was a German agent, hence the attacks on the Red Army and Russia's lack of preparedness for WW2. Churchill didn't know that Joe was working the Germans, indeed talking to his late grandson in the Navy Club in Mayfair a couple of years before his untimely death it is clear that poor old Winnie was kept in the dark until he died.
Spyhunter wrote:I like to deliver on my promises Dutchy, so let me know when and where I can buy you that drink!
georgiabill wrote:Spyhunter what about the luna landings?
N14AZ wrote:Spyhunter wrote:I like to deliver on my promises Dutchy, so let me know when and where I can buy you that drink!
A drink?!?! You owe him a full bottle...
Spyhunter wrote:I'll make it a double then! And Single Malt too! Dutchy - let me know next time you're headed to Little Old England. I daresay you land here from to time to time.
Moose135 wrote:Oh, I've learned a lot already...
This thread is like passing a horrible wreck on the highway.
Spyhunter wrote:Oh dear, did I promise a bottle?
Dutchy wrote:But lets make it interesting. If you want to put your money were your mouth is, let's put a good bottle of wiskey on it, whether Wilders / PVV is going to be the largest party in the '17 Dutch national elections. Deal?!
Spyhunter wrote:Deal! Or would you prefer a bottle of Bols, if I lose?
Dutchy wrote:Nope, no Jenever for me, don't like it, I prefer a smooth Scottish one .
neutrino wrote:Spyhunter wrote:Oh dear, did I promise a bottle?
May I take the unsolicited, self-granted liberty of chipping in as a follower of the exchanges between you two fine gentlemen? The bet was agreed circa five months ago and as we are not getting any younger, (I am assuming all three of us are above fifty), details of certain not-so-important matters might slip our minds. So allow me to dig out and refresh the relevant facts pertaining to the points of the agreement. Here we go:Dutchy wrote:But lets make it interesting. If you want to put your money were your mouth is, let's put a good bottle of wiskey on it, whether Wilders / PVV is going to be the largest party in the '17 Dutch national elections. Deal?!Spyhunter wrote:Deal! Or would you prefer a bottle of Bols, if I lose?Dutchy wrote:Nope, no Jenever for me, don't like it, I prefer a smooth Scottish one .
I note that you gentlemen reside in different countries but in these days of e-commerce, it is at the tips of our fingers to place an order of tons of stuffs and have them delivered to the vast majority of countries in the world. If you don't mind me being a busybody, I would like to respectfully suggest that Spyhunter order a bottle of whiskey, the type of which is to be mutually agreed, from one of the many online sellers based in the Netherlands and have it delivered to Dutchy's to-be-specified address.QED!
Here's one of the many examples of online whisky dealers:
https://www.whiskysite.nl/en/ and also a sample page; https://www.whiskysite.nl/en/search/singleton/
I am only an occasional whisky drinker (haven't touched it in years till recently) but a few months ago I happened to have won a bottle of Singleton (pic below) at a dinner event. It taste good and I would recommend it but then I am no authority on whiskys.
Spyhunter wrote:117 knots ground speed in a laden A330? 17 deg pitch up? And they didn't know they were stalled?
BlueberryWheats wrote:Spyhunter wrote:117 knots ground speed in a laden A330? 17 deg pitch up? And they didn't know they were stalled?
I might be being a bit of a wally or something, but I'm sure AF447's wings couldn't care less about their groundspeed. Of course aircraft need pilot tubes, airspeed is the name of the game with flying you know.
Dutchy wrote:Sure, send you a PM with my address, looking forward to receiving it. I will make the first toast to your health.
neutrino wrote:Dutchy wrote:Sure, send you a PM with my address, looking forward to receiving it. I will make the first toast to your health.
And the second to me.
Spyhunter, I'm joining you in the ranks of published author pretty soon.
Two years in the making, including more than a year of production delays due to sponsorship issues, my 200 page, 90,000 words, 11"x11" illustrated tome on the three postwar generations of 50 professional photographers and a brief history of professional photography in Singapore will be out within the next two months. Like yours, it is quite niche, and it will be on very limited sales, with the majority of the 1,000 copies given free to public libraries and schools as per agreement with the sponsors. And no, I'm not as humble as your good self though much poorer.
Flighty wrote:117 knots ground speed in a laden A330, that is something a pilot would find meaningful.
Spyhunter wrote:Well said Flighty - of course pilots are going to notice 117 knots ground speed in a laden 330! That says one thing and one thing only - you're falling out of the sky.
Spyhunter wrote:300 knot headwinds are thankfully rare!
Spyhunter wrote:Of course airspeed is what matters - my point is that if your pitot tubes have all failed and you have no ASI the GPS ground speed readout will give you an indication of your airspeed.
Spyhunter wrote:I agree with Seahawk, with respect. Ground speed gives you an indication. If all your pitots suddenly go u/s, you should have enough situational awareness to know roughly what the wind is doing and work out your approximate airspeed from your groundspeed.
Spyhunter wrote:No-one sensible is saying you fly a plane without a functioning ASI by the groundspeed. The argument is that the groundspeed readout from the GPS can be used to work out a rough airspeed whilst you stabilise the aircraft and turn towards land.
Spyhunter wrote:The old man was saved by a chase plane over West Germany once, a fellow Sabre, after he lost his pitot tube when putting in a spot of low-level aviating, so low level in fact that he was below the top of the nearest tree!
Spyhunter wrote:ATC should be able to give a reasonable Met report as well
Spyhunter wrote:Even on the darkest night however you should be able to see the navigation lights, depending on cockpit view - if need be, if the wingtip lights could not be seen from the cockpit
Spyhunter wrote:Some breaking news on MH17, on VeteransToday.com - seems a Russian media outlet has come across some very embarrassing stuff on the Ukrainian SBU, which may be genuine. We know the Ukrainian air force were involved.
Spyhunter wrote:Some breaking news on MH17, on VeteransToday.com.
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