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Member postings for Mark Kettle 1

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Thread: Has Your Club Made Any Decisions Regarding The Coronavirus?
01/04/2020 10:31:29

Yes correct David, I crossed the road when others approached me, I saw one police car patrolling the High Street, twice.

I'm going down to the post office today to send a parcel to Somerset, baby clothes to a new member of the family.

Talked to the boss today, the accountant is furloughed / -ing all the drivers today.

The office can be seen in this video (time 3.33),  it's at the side of the bike shop seen from the bridge. The business has been going since 1926 the last time it experienced times like these was in the second world war.




Furlowed spelt wrong - furloughed  

Edited By Mark Kettle 1 on 01/04/2020 10:50:05

31/03/2020 21:54:26

I tidied the shed, took off and rubbed down, sprayed a radiator with white paint, then combined a 3 mile walk with shopping trip for washing powder ( see the bump in the red line between 2 & 3 mile mark) that was the shop.

3 mile walk

Thread: Home viewing - Avaition Treats from 20th March 2020 onwards
25/03/2020 07:57:02

Nice video Martin_K.

This one you can lose yourself enjoy.

The Rafale is a very elegant fighter plan, she is such a beauty !!!

Thread: Covid 19
24/03/2020 05:20:26

Isolation boredom cartoon I drew.


22/03/2020 08:40:32

The clock's go forward next weekend, I'm setting mine to July 2020.

21/03/2020 14:38:37

For work I drive for a private higher taxi firm, until 10 days ago we wasn't very busy with business travel cancellations, however the last ten days we have been very busy with private educated foreign students returning to home to worried parent's earlier than the planned Easter holidays, and where it's affordable for some, parents have sent private jets for their children's return.

The two travellers this morning were students and were supplied by the Chinese Government and sent by parents in good time for there use 'Asmat suits' and I wasn't the only one because I noticed other taxi's turning up with student passengers on-board wearing the same.

So at Birmingham International 10.30 am on the 21st of March 2020 - whilst driving in I noticed that the car parks and drop off areas were virtually empty and the stored aircraft parked on the apron out numbered the amount of cars I could see, estimated by myself at   2:1   I guess.

Edited By Mark Kettle 1 on 21/03/2020 14:50:59

Thread: PSSA Gliding Events
21/03/2020 13:38:02

yes ok received.

Thread: Home viewing - Avaition Treats from 20th March 2020 onwards
21/03/2020 07:21:11

The iconic U2 Dragon lady reconnaissance plane taking off on a mission from Fairford, United Kingdom. The footage shows the use of the chase car doing its duties on the runway. In addition to this two B2 Spirit stealth bombers, Spirit of New York and Spirit of Ohio take off from the same base. After a few hours both returned, video of flight line as they came in to land.

21/03/2020 07:17:50

A great treat for those staying at home from today onwards.

Please add to this thread to entertain us in this changing world.
Thread: Has Your Club Made Any Decisions Regarding The Coronavirus?
21/03/2020 06:40:29

yes SR71 yes

Thread: PSSA Gliding Events
20/03/2020 00:58:48

Hi Phil,

Please rethink your communication, the reason being, in the last few weeks I've been on a couple job’s, trips that involved moving around Doctors and Laboratory types from Public Health England and Research Labs working on the Coronavirus and from the back of the car I was told how frightening Covid19 is! It consumes people and is life changing for them and their families.

Coronavirus is up to 20 times more infectious than the winter ‘common or garden’ influenza, and it can kill some, not unlike the types of people - the ones that visit and attend our meetings- .

Even though we are in the open air and you set up a boundary distance from each other why risk anyone in the PSSA group or visitors to it? And please don't put your name to such a meeting at this high risk time especially in the periods you have chosen.

In April in the UK we will be at the start of this countries rising numbers of this disease leading to the peak some time after. I say 'stay at home' and leave it 12 weeks from now it being March end 2020 and reassess it then at the end of June. By then the risk and knowledge of the Coronavirus will be better known by everyone, from expert's to lay people alike and how we are to deal with it.

For group meetings from June 2020 onward's I'm sure we can all choose what we want from life our livelihoods and our families and this of course will include when we want to go slope soaring.

A considered thread entry to a friend, please don't make me or others worry about something else, especially a simple slope flying event.

Don't add the activity of slope soaring to the bad numbers associated with Covid19, not this year please.

Kind regards Mark.

Thread: Sabre F86
02/03/2020 19:08:13

Tailplane movement at video time 1.30 onwards.

The Planes of Fame Air Museum's F-86F starts up and taxi's out for a flight. This video was filmed during the Planes of Fame Air Museum monthly event for June, 2010

02/03/2020 19:04:57

Sabre F86

Its success led to an extended production run of more than 7,800 aircraft between 1949 and 1956, in the United States, Japan and Italy. Variants were built in Canada and Australia.

Thread: F86 Sabre tail
02/03/2020 13:42:00

Elevator moving arc is at the front, or is that a trim position?

Nice walk round video.







Edited By Mark Kettle 1 on 02/03/2020 13:45:54

02/03/2020 13:40:31

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Thread: Building a Depron Vulcan (smallish)
11/02/2020 08:54:46

using a new quality brush to push out any trapped air when brown paper stuck on.jpg

Thread: Chris McG F-86 Sabre Dog build blog
11/02/2020 08:51:40

...and me, I'm watchingcool.

Thread: FoamBoard Model anybody?.
11/02/2020 08:44:09

Simon, this model is straightforward to build etc. etc.

A bunch of 20 parts turns into a nice shaped model, that fly's like a control line model with RC - via elevons, rudder and electric power, press on this link:- see the video -

bunch of epp parts.jpg

alans and deepaks phishs  epp foam.jpg
Thread: Building a Depron Vulcan (smallish)
11/02/2020 08:20:49

I used it Foxfan and got a good result.

wilkinson water based quick dry satin varnish.jpg

Thread: Phil's F-86 Sabre build thread
10/02/2020 17:13:42


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