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Thunder City

Postby Spitfire » Sun Feb 01, 2009 2:56 pm

I recorded Sky programme called Extreme Machines at random yesterday as it was about flying - and it started by following people who go round the world on their own in a single engine plane - Jet ranger chopper etc then guys who deliver stuff in a Cessna Caravan in Africa to remote airstrips ... then suddenly in the second half they went to Thunder City and showed the Lightnings and of all things the last flying Buccaneers (do you remember those blasting the Torrey Canyon off the Cornish coast :D )

It was amazing to see them still in the air and being enjoyed by so many (who can afford it :p ) - there was a bit about Mike 'Beachy' Head the bloke who had the sense to buy them all in the first place - what foresight ;)

The programme showed an ex Russian Mig pilot who had gone over there especially to fly the lightning to see how it compared with his Mig - he was impressed :))

If only I had the money :ymdaydream: :ympray: =p~
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Re: Thunder City

Postby Saracenman » Sun Feb 01, 2009 2:58 pm

well Spitfire, you certainly know how to make RLN weep uncontrollably with a single post don't you! =))

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Re: Thunder City

Postby Spitfire » Sun Feb 01, 2009 3:02 pm

I did think that when I was writing it - then I thought... **** him =)) =))

What I do think is what a crying shame we have such tight regulations over here when we have such brilliant examples of Lightnings which are all but air worthy - bloody nanny state again - let em fly I say ;) :D
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Re: Thunder City

Postby RLN » Sun Feb 01, 2009 10:08 pm

=(( :(( :(( :(( :(( :((
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Re: Thunder City

Postby Saracenman » Mon Feb 02, 2009 6:04 pm

told ya!

here you go RLN...

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Re: Thunder City

Postby Spitfire » Mon Feb 02, 2009 6:09 pm

Don't be concerned - he's just being a wuss =))
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Re: Thunder City

Postby RLN » Mon Feb 02, 2009 10:53 pm

Right David, that is you definitely off the Xmas card list. Wuss, indeed :(( :(( :(( :(( :(( :(( :(( :((
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Re: Thunder City

Postby Saracenman » Mon Feb 02, 2009 10:55 pm

get him back in style RLN - put the family on bread and water rations for a year and buy a ticket for SA mate! ;)

come back and post the snaps from 40,000ft :D

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Re: Thunder City

Postby RLN » Mon Feb 02, 2009 10:59 pm

The sister-in-law came back from a holiday in SA last week. Did she go to Thunder City? Did she bugger. X( ~x(
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Re: Thunder City

Postby Spitfire » Mon Feb 02, 2009 11:04 pm

OK - OK - I can see you're in dreadful pain and need something more robust and fortifying than a box of tissues

I can help you there.............................

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.....wuss =)) :)) =)) :))
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Re: Thunder City

Postby Saracenman » Mon Feb 02, 2009 11:07 pm

RLN wrote:The sister-in-law came back from a holiday in SA last week. Did she go to Thunder City? Did she bugger. X( ~x(


and it never dawned to see if you'd fit into her suitcase? :p

i can think of a few people that apparatus would be useful for Spitfire - and not for blowing their nose either! =))

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Re: Thunder City

Postby RLN » Mon Feb 02, 2009 11:13 pm

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RLN wrote:The sister-in-law came back from a holiday in SA last week. Did she go to Thunder City? Did she bugger. X( ~x(


and it never dawned to see if you'd fit into her suitcase? :p

i can think of a few people that apparatus would be useful for Spitfire - and not for blowing their nose either! =))

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Have you tried to get anything in a woman's suitcase?

As for you Spitfire, St. Ives isn't a big place. :p :))
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Re: Thunder City

Postby Saracenman » Mon Feb 02, 2009 11:17 pm

ah yes - good point! the weekend away with enough packed to support a small military campaign! :((
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Re: Thunder City

Postby Mayfly » Mon Feb 02, 2009 11:18 pm

& even then we don't have anything to wear thats suitable :))
In memory of a very dear friend - Mike Pearson

Very fond memories of Robbie Gilvary - DTs 1st Vulcan Captain who taught DT all he knew.
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Re: Thunder City

Postby Spitfire » Mon Feb 02, 2009 11:36 pm

RLN wrote:As for you Spitfire, St. Ives isn't a big place. :p :))

Well ok - but you'll have to come between 9.30 and 4.00 cos I'm only there between those hours......
Just down here - where the blue van is on the right after the banner - I'll have the kettle on .....and the plasters and bandages ready :D ;)
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Re: Thunder City

Postby RLN » Mon Feb 02, 2009 11:38 pm

Really! The times i've walked past there. Wasn't there a chemist opposite?
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Re: Thunder City

Postby Spitfire » Mon Feb 02, 2009 11:44 pm

RLN wrote:Really! The times i've walked past there. Wasn't there a chemist opposite?

No - you are thinking further round the corner - end of that road and right is Boots on the right.
Opposite us is Warrens Bakery and Harbour Book Shop - we are on the first, second & third floors above a shop called Gifts & Goodies on the right - 2 doors down from the Co-op :p
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Re: Thunder City

Postby RLN » Mon Feb 02, 2009 11:55 pm

Got it. Barclay's Bank at the bottom.
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Re: Thunder City

Postby Spitfire » Mon Feb 02, 2009 11:58 pm

RLN wrote:Got it. Barclay's Bank at the bottom.


Ta Da :D
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Re: Thunder City

Postby Saracenman » Tue Feb 03, 2009 12:20 am

but too many shoe shops :((

trust me on this :((

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Re: Thunder City

Postby Spitfire » Tue Feb 03, 2009 12:44 am

Saracenman wrote:but too many shoe shops :((

trust me on this :((

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How long since you've been down SM - they're all closing - the one just down from Boots has gone - Moshulu's gone ... what we do have now is too many trendy olive oil and garlic eating places now .... and gallerys - don't get me onto gallerys X(
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Re: Thunder City

Postby Saracenman » Tue Feb 03, 2009 12:54 am

used to be my old stamping ground :D

not for a couple of years though. the occasion i was referring to was when we had my friends for Stockholm stay for a couple of weeks - i think she's the most indecisive woman I've ever encountered when it comes to buying shoes.

galleries are ok, but i know what you mean - Ives seemed to be groaning with them, especially given its artistic heritage.

i still think Camborne takes some beating for local shopping though - can't think of any other place that I've been able to park my motorbike outside my branch of the bank! :p

can't beat Ives for drinking beer looking at the Atlantic though - well, maybe Porthtowan... :-?

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Re: Thunder City

Postby Spitfire » Tue Feb 03, 2009 10:42 am

I see Will Young used the Thunder City Buccaneers in this video ......

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Re: Thunder City

Postby Dee » Tue Feb 03, 2009 11:43 am

Not being up on technical stuff, why is it that we have Lightnings that are capable of flight but cant!?
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Re: Thunder City

Postby IanM » Tue Feb 03, 2009 11:46 am

Dee wrote:Not being up on technical stuff, why is it that we have Lightnings that are capable of flight but cant!?


Andy's talked about this lots of times. CAA not wanting privately owned supersonic jets in the UK's very busy airspace, no back-up control systems, all hydraulic and fuel lines running very close to the engines and jet pipes... the list goes on really. In SA they have lots of space in which to crash!
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