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At least it landed with as many engines as it had when departing
The Americans havenít had all the fun a 747 over Holland did basically the same thing on Saturday dumping engine parts all over a small town
https://www.flightglobal.com/safety/...142521.article

There is a rather impressive picture of a jet engine part embedded in a car roof
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The up side is the owner of the car reported an improvement of DAB audio reception with that simple addition to the roof.
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And people wonder why I'd rather keep my feet on the ground!!
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Jab my jab, what was most worrying is having two clearly in qualified people both poking my arm trying to work out where to give it, but thankfully between them they worked it out, before I offered to do it myself.

Got my sticker !! (Most important part) no lollypop though !


Anyway flying is still massively safer than driving and when you have a two of 4 engines plane with a failed engine thatís no biggy, in the case of the last two events mentioned you where more safe in the plan than on the ground.

Hopefully once lockdown restrictions lift I can get back in the air and maybe get over the other side of the channel
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Hopefully once lockdown restrictions lift I can get back in the air and maybe get over the other side of the channel
That's what I'm looking forward to the most. I'm one of the "lucky" few at my place working through both lockdowns doing the workload of multiple staff . Need a proper break! I hear "my Microsoft Teams isn't working" in my sleep.
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That's what I'm looking forward to the most. I'm one of the "lucky" few at my place working through both lockdowns doing the workload of multiple staff . Need a proper break! I hear "my Microsoft Teams isn't working" in my sleep.
I thought it was a given that any sentence containing 'Microsoft' is likely also to contain the phrase 'isn't working'.
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I thought it was a given that any sentence containing 'Microsoft' is likely also to contain the phrase 'isn't working'.
In Microsoft's credit they've seen almost a billion user uplift since April last year, considering that the platform is doing really well. The majority of issues are down to the user(s)
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Hasnít made me smile, but Iím smiling at myself for my tittle tattle.

Tiger Woods in another car crash, only him involved. Speed being the problem. Not being judgemental, just an observation. Car was totalled, looks like heís lucky to get off with a Broken ankle.

Mmm, looks like he has multiple injuries.
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Tiger Woods in another car crash, only him involved. Speed being the problem. Not being judgemental, just an observation. Car was totalled, looks like heís lucky to get off with a Broken ankle.
Aye Jim. Listening sleepily to the news at around 6.00 am this morning I think I heard them say it's a well known accident prone bit of road with a 45 mph speed limit. Although half asleep,I heard them say that he was doing around 80 mph. Someone mentioned this speed anyway. Also it was reported that there were no signs that any attempt at braking had been made - no tyre, or should I say tire? - marks visible. Apparently he crossed the centre median and lane/lanes on the other side of the road before running up the banking hitting a tree on the way! Probably lucky not to have taken anyone else with him?
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The government announcement: if certain people can just bring themselves to behave, then there is finally light at the end of the tunnel.
I can't wait... usually our government in NI will copy what England does with a week or twos delay, so hoping if the roadmap goes well we'll also get rid of restrictions sooner.
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And people wonder why I'd rather keep my feet on the ground!!
Flying is as safe as safe can be...it's hitting the ground that does the damage !
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I'm one of those people known as an "Essential Employee" on this side of the pond, which means that I have not had a reduction in flight time. If anything, my time in the air has increased. Flying is almost enjoyable again due not being packed like sardines, and save for Charlotte Douglas International, airports are not making me nuts.

Luckily, I only have eight more month of this BS and I can hang up my tool bag. I will use my frequent flier miles (a lot) for one nice trip for my wife and I, then never set foot in another airport again.
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Re: What's made you smile today? (Part II)

Got the new Michelin PS4 tyres fitted today... Not a big noticeable difference on the drive home, but nice to know that's them sorted for hopefully a few years now.


I was dreading saying to the fitters something along the lines of 'look, please don't damage my alloys', in fear of seeming rude / ignorant. I mentioned it to them and they seemed to just get it, the guy ghapsed and said "SACRILIDGE!" - glad he saw the funny side of it.

That alone makes me 10x more likely to come back next time.
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Got the new Michelin PS4 tyres fitted today... Not a big noticeable difference on the drive home, but nice to know that's them sorted for hopefully a few years now.


I was dreading saying to the fitters something along the lines of 'look, please don't damage my alloys', in fear of seeming rude / ignorant. I mentioned it to them and they seemed to just get it, the guy ghapsed and said "SACRILIDGE!" - glad he saw the funny side of it.

That alone makes me 10x more likely to come back next time.
Seem to recall our ds3 arrived on Pilot exaltos (back when Michelin had a different name for the different levels of sport tyre but roughly equivalent to a PS4).

As my wife used to commute through the field of nails and down the boulevard of broken glass (I assume) we'd lost 3 of them to irreparable punctures by 9000 miles. So it was mainly on the less sporty primacy 3 by then (oem fit on the C3 oddly enough). It made no discernable difference. On a track day it might..but in reality you're probably more likely to feel an immediate change only if you're changing profile/size. Or in the case of the Mazda you're throwing away some godawful Toyos that picked up understeer at 30 mph in the wet.
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