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    When I was young, my father took me to RAF Finningly AirShow... They had the Nimrod there and you could go inside it an take a look. The pilot was there and my dad got chatting to him. He said, "What's it like to fly?".. "Well, it's great but it never works". The Pilot was quite scathing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Black Adder View Post
    When I was young, my father took me to RAF Finningly AirShow... They had the Nimrod there and you could go inside it an take a look. The pilot was there and my dad got chatting to him. He said, "What's it like to fly?".. "Well, it's great but it never works". The Pilot was quite scathing.
    I saw the Nimrod at the North Weald air show shortly before it crashed into Lake Ontario killing all on board in 1995.
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    Quote Originally Posted by walpurgis View Post
    I saw the Nimrod at the North Weald air show shortly before it crashed into Lake Ontario killing all on board in 1995.
    remember that one, was an air show.. was a few of them crashed over years.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Black Adder View Post
    When I was young, my father took me to RAF Finningly AirShow... They had the Nimrod there and you could go inside it an take a look. The pilot was there and my dad got chatting to him. He said, "What's it like to fly?".. "Well, it's great but it never works". The Pilot was quite scathing.
    my brother in law was very into airshows when younger. he went to them all up here and some down south. he liked making models of them too
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    **Hate makes you impotent, Love makes you crazy. Somewhere in the middle you can survive.**

    “Nothing discloses real character like the use of power. It is easy for the weak to be gentle. Most people can bear adversity. But if you wish to know what a man really is, give him power. This is the supreme test. It is the glory of Lincoln that, having almost absolute power, he never abused it, except on the side of mercy.”

    “You see these dictators on their pedestals, surrounded by the bayonets of their soldiers and the truncheons of their police ... yet in their hearts there is unspoken fear. They are afraid of words and thoughts: words spoken abroad, thoughts stirring at home -- all the more powerful because forbidden -- terrify them. A little mouse of thought appears in the room, and even the mightiest potentates are thrown into panic.”

    Then I saw it. I saw a mum who would die for her son. A man who would kill for his wife. A boy, angry and alone. Laid out in front of him, the bad path. I saw it. And the path was a circle. Round and round. So I changed it.

    “There's a war out there, old friend. A world war. And it's not about who's got the most bullets. It's about who controls the information. What we see and hear, how we work, what we think... it's all about the information!”

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Black Adder View Post
    When I was young, my father took me to RAF Finningly AirShow... They had the Nimrod there and you could go inside it an take a look. The pilot was there and my dad got chatting to him. He said, "What's it like to fly?".. "Well, it's great but it never works". The Pilot was quite scathing.
    Me too must have been 1985 or 86. Loved it but can't remember much about it now. Think it was an organised bus tour from E Lincs (Louth).

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    My memory is aged around 9 or 10 (1975ish) was a trip to Woodford airshow and seeing a Lightning doing its thing. Wish I could replicate that in 2022.
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    Regards,
    Grant .... ؠ ......Don't be such a big girl's blouse

    I've said it before and I'll say it again: democracy simply-doesn't-work
    .... ..... ...... ...... ................... ..... ..... ..... ..... .....
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    **I’ve studied deeply in the philosophies and religions, but cheerfulness kept breaking through**

    **Hate makes you impotent, Love makes you crazy. Somewhere in the middle you can survive.**

    “Nothing discloses real character like the use of power. It is easy for the weak to be gentle. Most people can bear adversity. But if you wish to know what a man really is, give him power. This is the supreme test. It is the glory of Lincoln that, having almost absolute power, he never abused it, except on the side of mercy.”

    “You see these dictators on their pedestals, surrounded by the bayonets of their soldiers and the truncheons of their police ... yet in their hearts there is unspoken fear. They are afraid of words and thoughts: words spoken abroad, thoughts stirring at home -- all the more powerful because forbidden -- terrify them. A little mouse of thought appears in the room, and even the mightiest potentates are thrown into panic.”

    Then I saw it. I saw a mum who would die for her son. A man who would kill for his wife. A boy, angry and alone. Laid out in front of him, the bad path. I saw it. And the path was a circle. Round and round. So I changed it.

    “There's a war out there, old friend. A world war. And it's not about who's got the most bullets. It's about who controls the information. What we see and hear, how we work, what we think... it's all about the information!”

    ***SMILE, BE HAPPY***

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