Here is a list of all the postings John Privett has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.
|Thread: Biggles' Mess (the renamed cafe!)|
I hope so too, Pete.
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|Thread: FrSky Major Update for most TX and RX|
Martin - yes, that's what I got out of the (translation of) that German forum article too. The problem is a rare occurence that affects the European LBT firmware more than the global firmware which Tony R. will almost certainly be using over in Canada.
For me - Taranis user for several years, Horus X10 user for nearly 2 years - and having used the LBT firmware since before I even got the Horus, I will update. But not today!
The issue mentioned is not one that I've ever personally noticed, but I will update anyway. I'll probably do so in the next week or two, but early enough in the week that any delays don't affect my weekend flying!
|Thread: Scam alert|
Julian - that is due very soon.
I remember it being mentioned many months ago that at some point in the near future anybody making a bank transfer will need to state not just sort code and account number but the account name as well. I believe there will be a small amount of 'latitude' for variations in the exact name.
And the following is now displayed every time I login to my club's internet banking account - obviously it's written from the viewpoint of a business sending out invoices;
Coming soon - Confirmation of Payee - Checking payments you will receive
Confirmation of Payee is a new service that helps protect against scams and mistaken payments by checking the name of a payee against the name held by the payee's bank.
From now on, when sending invoices or requesting a payment, be sure to provide the payment sender the full name we hold on your account and tell them it's a business account. This will help the payment sender avoid a message saying the name they entered doesn't match the details we hold for your account, which could result in delays to the payment while they contact you to check the details.
We will be introducing the checking of payments you want to make in the first half of 2020 and will provide further details of this closer to the time.
One year on and this one has popped up again...
This time it comes from a gmail account (probably a legitimate account) but the reply to address is the rather dubious-looking email@example.com. Text is almost identical to the last one;
We need to make a payment by bank transfer, would you be able to make the payment today.
Again, I hope no treasurer would actually get fooled by this, but I mention it just in case...
Yep - works for me Kev - whether I'm logged-in to my Google account or not. I deliberately checked on a browser (Edge) that I never log-in to Google with (because I rarely use Edge!)
Oops! Easily done though...
Last week I was skiing in Canada and decided the members of our Work WhatsApp group would appreciate a photo of the snow-covered trees. I didn't have my reading glasses with me and so not only was my caption riddled with spelling mistakes, I sent it to the wrong WhatsApp group - our family one, all but one of the members of which were with me at the time!
Back on topic - very best wishes to those in the BMFA office at what must be their busiest time of year. I haven't needed to call them so much in recent years, but they've always been very helpful when I have needed their assistance.
|Thread: Merry Christmas|
And a very Merry Christmas everyone - from me, (temporarily) in Sun Peaks, British Columbia, Canada where I'm spending Christmas.
We're taking a day off skiing for Christmas day, it's still only early afternoon here, so presents have been exchanged and Christmas Dinner is being prepared... Back to the ski slopes tomorrow, and I did think one slope in particular would be great (if a bit chilly currently!) for slope soaring.
|Thread: Andy Symons PR on Countryfile|
Well done to all concerned - both on Ivinghoe Beacon and on the club field. A very positive image of our hobby!
|Thread: BMFA News Dec 2019|
With our club AGM tomorrow evening, the arrival ot the BMFA News yesterday couldn't have been better timed!
Hopefully our members will be more clued-up on DMARES than they otherwise might have been, plus I've got some useful info (the inserts as well as the p.50 article) to refer them to if they've got any questions that I can't answer!
Thanks Andy & co...
|Thread: BMFA Renewal Certificate|
FlyinBrian - I downloaded and printed mine earlier this week, exactly as the others have described. I have it in front of me now. So yes, it certainly works!
|Thread: Fantasy Formula 1|
Chris - absolutely, the 'Honorary British' citizenship offer is still open.
In any case, I'm sure it's compulsory for the reigning champion to come back and defend his title!
I did have a quick look a little while ago at the Sabre Dog build thread and made a mental note to keep an eye on it - l must get back and see what progress has been made.
Thanks for all your best wishes - it's a pleasure running this for us all, and they do make it a bit easier these days. In the "old days" I could only get the race-by-race points by dropping each round's scores into an Excel spreadsheet to work out the differences!
Hopefully I'll see you all back here in March - and in other parts of the forum in the meantime.
So here is the final table of the 2019 season;
So yes, it's official! Chris wins the Modelflying Forumites F1 fantasygp league for 2019. Well done Chris!
John S sneaked past Robin to take 2nd, Robin holds on to third, completing out podium.
A few more place changes today... Pete edged ahead of Ade into 5th, Tony swapped places with Gary to take 9th and John Tee outbraked Simon into the final (metaphorical!) corner to take 13th.
Well done to all of us for reaching the end of the season, and especially to Chris for taking top place.
I hope you've all enjoyed taking part, I know I certainly have. And hopefully we'll all be back in 2020 for the first round in Melbourne in a little over 100 days from now!
So I'll just close with a slightly premature reminder for Melbourne;
Don't forget your predictions!
Right then... The scores are up, the channel 4 folks have seen the race, so time to find out what we all did today!
Quite a high-scoring race today, and in top place is John S with 214 points. Well done John!
Second today is Tony with 200, and third is Pete showing a return to his form of previous years, with 194 points.
The rest of us line up behind, and nearly all of us scored over 100...
So, has Chris' score of 184 been enough to hold on to top place overall? I think we all know the answer to that, but that will be in the next post.
A quick reminder of the league table - again with the points lead between each of us and the player below... There's a few narrow margins there!
Good luck everyone!
Thanks for that info, John - I hadn't seen that!
Right... mutter, mutter, mumble, mumble... I'm just off to re-do my predictions!
Gentlemen... for the last time this year;
Don't forget your predictions!
The individual and constructor's championship may have been decided, but our league result is still not totally certain. Chris leads with 3000 points, a whole 110 points ahead of Robin. That should be enough, but we've seen some unusual scores recently.
In practice so far it's Bottas who's topped both sessions. P2 saw both Ferraris behind the Mercedes pair, with both Red Bulls next. P1 had seen Verstappen splitting the two Mercedes with Ferraris 5th and 7th.
It's an evening race in Abu Dhabi, which means European times for qualifying and the race, 1pm UK time for qualifying and 1:10pm for the race.
Go and do your predictions, now. You've got a couple of hours tomorrow adter P3 finishes at 11am to change them if you want!
Oh dear... I laughed much louder than I should have done when I read that!
John - yes I know the last race is definitely in December. What I wasn't sure about was whether or not it's the first time we've ever had a race in December. Similarly I never discovered whether the 4 races we had in September was the first time 4 have been held in one calendar month.
Quite a few changes in the table after Brazil;
Chris holds on to his top spot, and with a cushion of 110 points surely he is now coasting to the finish line?
John S had a bit of a disaster, pointswise, even worse than me! He slips down to third, with Robin taking up second, and a slim chance of catching Chris.
Below them Icon and Ade also traded places, taking 4th and 5th respectively.
Further down the table Charles grabbed 11th from Stu who now occupies 12th.
On to Abu Dhabi next, for what could be the first F1 race ever held in December. Unless anyone knows otherwise? Answers on a postcard please...
Well that was quite a race! Looks like the stewards being kept busy delayed the publishing of the results on fantasygp, as there was no sign of them when I logged-out last night. So without further delay, here are the results in our league from yesterday.
Top spot went to John Tee with 174 points, with Charles 2nd on 163 and Chris 3rd on 154.
Well done to the top three! The rest of us trailed a bit behind, with SIX of us scoring below 100. Probably a sign of the "unusual" result!
My opinion on Vettel remains unchanged from what I said earlier in the season, following his latest display of clumsiness - especially with his immediate protest on the radio that it was LeClerc's fault! P45 time?
Anyway, next up is the overall table.
|Thread: The Gov't, CAA, BMFA & UAV legislation thread|
I have already emailed this question to Andy, but appreciate he's probably snowed-under with questions at the moment... I am sure the answer to this will be useful for other clubs;
I’ve just had a call from our club chairman on his way back from a BMFA Area meeting, and he raised a question from what was discussed at that meeting.
If our club members wish to renew their BMFA membership through our club, and be registered as an ‘operator’, then we were expecting to be able to do both the renewal and the operator registration on the club GoMembership portal for them – having, of course, got their consent for you to pass their data on to the CAA.
Our chairman has come away from the meeting with the impression that in order to register as an operator, the individual member has to logon to the GoMembership portal and tick a box giving consent for their details to be passed to the CAA. That would of course prevent me from doing so on their behalf.
Are you able to clarify this?
So, can Andy - or anyone else please clarify?
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