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Post Options Post Options   Quote Jack Sparrow Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 Jun 05 at 11:56am
Originally posted by Hugh

Originally posted by Stefan Lloyd


Originally posted by Hugh

 I resent those who campaign for or implement policy to
reduce minute risks.


Who is doing that then? 


Thats enough of a rant about motoring.  The winter before last, while I
was still at school (in 6th form) the heating in the school broke down. 
Strickly speaking the school should have closed because of the
temperature in the buildings; it didn't but I know of other schools that did
in similar circumstances.  Whats wrong with wearing a t-shirt under your
shirt, or a jumper on top I wonder.  It is absolutely daft and such rules/
legislation (whatever they are) shouldnt have been implemented in the
first place.





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Post Options Post Options   Quote Granite Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 Jun 05 at 1:12pm

We should definatly stop changing things to mitigate the risks.

remove that weather radar, stop ensuring that the different parts of aircraft are bonded together, stop them fitting static wicks to the trailing edges of wings and tails, get rid of the sheilding on the electronic systems. All these things add weight and increase the cost of air travel.

Get rid of these things I want to go back to the good old days when getting struck by lightning when flying was dangerous rather than just anoying

If it doesn't break it's too heavy; if it does it wasn't built right
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Stefan Lloyd Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 Jun 05 at 1:53pm
I know someone who was struck by lightning when flying a glider. Being firmly of the old school, he merely described it as "fairly alarming".
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Post Options Post Options   Quote sailorguy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 Jul 05 at 7:26pm
whats a glider got to do with sailing?
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Post Options Post Options   Quote KnightMare Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 Jul 05 at 7:50pm
what have half these topics got to do with sailing? But he does get bonus point it does relate to the original question.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Peter Rhodes Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 Jul 05 at 8:46pm
lightning dosn't strike planes because they are not a route to earth, with regards to motorists, deregulate so they actually have to think like what we do, with loads less accidents
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Post Options Post Options   Quote No. 5 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 Jul 05 at 5:51pm
I got struck by lightning once just before launching. It did hurt a bit, so as the race was postponed until the squall passed I went for a beer with my crew. Got a good result after that.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Black no sugar Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 Jul 05 at 6:00pm
YeeeHaa No. 5! That's the spirit!! If your grandad was in the Blitz, he might have described it as "mildly annoying". You Brits are wonderful, you know...
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Post Options Post Options   Quote sailor girl Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 Jul 05 at 7:24pm
AAAAAArgh, Who is sailorguy???
Sailor Girl, Queen Of The Forum!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote No. 5 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 Jul 05 at 7:29pm

Thanks BNS! We went on to drink huge amounts of beer that night. For some reason our results weren't quite as good the next day, at one point, and I'm not joking here, my crew had to remind me to breathe.

 

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