philmayfield

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  1. philmayfield

    Could you do this?

    You were a brave man to jump from 900 feet. I presume the parachute opened before you hit the ground.
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    Classic cars

    Yes I found it on YouTube but the engine wasn’t visible. It was a dragster really!
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    Could you do this?

    They used to do military parachute drops from a tethered balloon at Weston on the Green near RAF Upper Heyford, the USAF station in Oxfordshire. We were always directed to keep well clear when flying in the area but it provided an interesting spectacle from a distance. I’ve never been up in a balloon myself but my son and his wife did last week. I remember when they had a balloon fest in Wollaton Park where they had an enormous tethered balloon which could lift about 20 people to around 50 feet in a giant wicker basket. There used to be a lot of balloons flying here along the Trent Valley but I’ve not seen one for ages.
  4. philmayfield

    Classic cars

    It wasn't transverse was it! Part of it must have protruded into the front seats unless it was stuffed in the rear! Shoe horned - you're not kidding!
  5. philmayfield

    Could you do this?

    I’ve never done a parachute drop. I flew into Langar once and watched them doing practice jumps off of hay bales to learn how to land without injury. A friend of mine used to fly the Cessna Caravan jump plane and the technique was to land it as rapidly as possible to collect he next batch of jumpers. That involved some fairly hairy flying!
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    Classic cars

    Our first Mini had the number 71 STO. I wish I’d kept that but private plates were not particularly fashionable back in the 60’s. There’s no trace of that registration now. FBT 20, which I had on a 1947 MG TC is still around but on a modern car.
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    Classic cars

    I had a B GT in that colour, Blaze, back in the 70’s. DVO 200J. Sadly not the V8 but the dealership did loan me one for a day. Not very quick by today’s standards though. I’ve just checked and it’s still in existence but not taxed. I wonder where it’s living?
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    Coach Trips

    The couple in question were 80 so you’ve got time to catch up!
  9. philmayfield

    Coach Trips

    I’ve just read on the local news that a Nottingham couple have just completed 250 coach tours. Can anyone here beat that? I was thinking Catfan possibly.
  10. philmayfield

    Freedom of speech

    It was illegal up to 1967 though - although I believe that was just between males. I read somewhere that Queen Victoria didn’t think it was possible between women!
  11. philmayfield

    Freedom of speech

    Col ‘defends’ homosexuals as they are born that way. I accept that’s probably true and as long as they do whatever they do behind closed doors I’m fine with that. What about kleptomaniacs? They can’t help what they do either. That’s another aberration from what we consider to be the norm. They get fined or locked up if they’re caught at it though. How long before that’s legalised and we see parades of shoplifters proudly marching through the City with their gaily coloured banners - probably led by the Mayor and the Sheriff.
  12. philmayfield

    Freedom of speech

    Welcome back Rog!
  13. philmayfield

    Freedom of speech

    Some of my best friends are gay - well not best friends obviously!
  14. philmayfield

    Freedom of speech

    I cannot understand why those who suffer from this aberration feel that they have have to parade through the streets propagating their cause.
  15. philmayfield

    Freedom of speech

    I can get the gist of your talk to the ladies then!