Date: 17-06-21  Time: 09:59 am

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Would you be willing to take a covid vaccine  

yes
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Re: The Covid thread
« Reply #775 on: 08 June 2021, 07:39:49 pm »
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If I agree with the content it doesn't really matter to me who said it. I don't have to check to make sure they're wearing the right rosette first

Yep. I even agree with David Davis when he talks about cuts to overseas aid  ;)

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Re: The Covid thread
« Reply #776 on: 08 June 2021, 07:42:41 pm »
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Re: The Covid thread
« Reply #777 on: 08 June 2021, 07:44:41 pm »
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Shame this isn't still flying - could could of done trips down there.
We've got one here at Southend Airport. They do open days and runway blasts every now and again.


Remember seeing my first at the Farnborough Air show in '69. Lovely, but not as good as the Lightnings doing vertical climbs  :)

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Re: The Covid thread
« Reply #778 on: 08 June 2021, 07:47:50 pm »
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Re: The Covid thread
« Reply #779 on: 08 June 2021, 07:52:11 pm »
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but those were the days when they could afterburn with abandon weren't they

PARDON????  ;)

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Re: The Covid thread
« Reply #780 on: 08 June 2021, 08:01:48 pm »
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Re: The Covid thread
« Reply #781 on: 08 June 2021, 08:18:18 pm »
We've got one here at Southend Airport. They do open days and runway blasts every now and again.


In the late 80's my year of apprentices from BCal did a trip to Southend to have a general look around. We were also allowed, for some strange reason to have a good clamber all over the Vulcan that was there at the time. Not sure if its the same one or not but it was a good day out.
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Re: The Covid thread
« Reply #782 on: 08 June 2021, 09:24:59 pm »
Well said Tony Blair

Sounds like those newspapers that claim credit for their "successful campaign to get XYZ to happen" which was already going to happen anyway...

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Re: The Covid thread
« Reply #783 on: 08 June 2021, 09:26:41 pm »
So, 24 Hours on from my second Covid Jab (Oxford AZ) and, thankfully, very few side effects.

I can feel a tiny ache in my arm and, this afternoon I had to zonk out for a couple of hours, but apart from that I'm fine :thumbup

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Re: The Covid thread
« Reply #784 on: 08 June 2021, 11:10:45 pm »
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Before I was born ,

That's why you're still working, and I don't have to.
Where every day can be a biking day  :)

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Re: The Covid thread
« Reply #785 on: 08 June 2021, 11:17:10 pm »
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In the late 80's my year of apprentices from BCal did a trip to Southend to have a general look around. We were also allowed, for some strange reason to have a good clamber all over the Vulcan that was there at the time. Not sure if its the same one or not but it was a good day out.
Pretty certain it's the same one
https://avrovulcan.com/
Although it's a commercial airport ( Ryanair etc) we get some pretty interesting stuff. UK and foreign military often use it for practice take off and landings.

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Re: The Covid thread
« Reply #786 on: 09 June 2021, 12:39:25 am »
It seems that the UK is more of a covid risk than France, Italy and Spain


https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-57403216

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Re: The Covid thread
« Reply #787 on: 09 June 2021, 07:57:14 am »
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Re: The Covid thread
« Reply #788 on: 09 June 2021, 08:33:15 am »
It seems that the UK is more of a covid risk than France, Italy and Spain


https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-57403216
Well that article was confusing
The headline Travel: US eases travel rules for 61 countries - but not UK[/b] "Monday, which saw 61 countries lowered from a Level 4 "avoid all travel" rating. Countries such as France, Spain and Italy are now Level 3, which means fully-vaccinated passengers may go to these areas."

Although the UK is listed as a Level 3 by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), under a presidential decree introduced last March, non-US citizens who have been in the UK in the last 14 days cannot enter the country unless a specific exemption applies.
So we have been on level 3 since March and the 61 other countries have only just moved from 4 to 3
 
 
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Re: The Covid thread
« Reply #789 on: 09 June 2021, 09:43:27 am »
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In the late 80's my year of apprentices from BCal did a trip to Southend to have a general look around. We were also allowed, for some strange reason to have a good clamber all over the Vulcan that was there at the time. Not sure if its the same one or not but it was a good day out.
Pretty certain it's the same one
https://avrovulcan.com/
Although it's a commercial airport ( Ryanair etc) we get some pretty interesting stuff. UK and foreign military often use it for practice take off and landings.

I remember as a kid that we used to go to the airport after the airshow on the front as a lot of planes used to land there and let you have an up close look. It was part of the "airshow day" type thing and they would have stunt shows and a few stalls etc
This was of course back in the 90s when it was nothing more than a small airport, not "London Southend" as it seems to now be known.
Always makes me chuckle to think of some poor bastard in a far flung country booking their first trip to London and picking Southend as an airport thinking that it must be very close to the city, looking on Google tk see that it's less than an hours drive......to then be stuck on the A127 for 3 hours after they land 🤣

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Re: The Covid thread
« Reply #790 on: 09 June 2021, 10:35:34 am »
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Always makes me chuckle to think of some poor bastard in a far flung country booking their first trip to London and picking Southend as an airport thinking that it must be very close to the city, looking on Google tk see that it's less than an hours drive......to then be stuck on the A127 for 3 hours after they land 🤣
Hence Ryanair using it  :)
An hour by train from Liverpool Street. When it used to commute into Southend, I'd often end up waking up tourists to stop them missing the airport station.


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Re: The Covid thread
« Reply #791 on: 09 June 2021, 10:38:12 am »
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So we have been on level 3 since March and the 61 other countries have only just moved from 4 to 3
Nevertheless, they can go and we can't.


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Re: The Covid thread
« Reply #792 on: 09 June 2021, 11:02:46 am »
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So we have been on level 3 since March and the 61 other countries have only just moved from 4 to 3
Nevertheless, they can go and we can't.
Yet same level 3.
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Re: The Covid thread
« Reply #793 on: 09 June 2021, 11:07:39 am »
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Yet same level 3.
If you've ever been through US Immigration...... none of it makes any sense.

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Re: The Covid thread
« Reply #794 on: 09 June 2021, 12:20:49 pm »
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Re: The Covid thread
« Reply #795 on: 11 June 2021, 12:40:10 am »
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Quote[/size]Before I was born ,


That's why you're still working, and I don't have to.
Where every day can be a biking day   

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Too hot for working or biking this week. Scorching hot here now.

Not today. 200 miles on Essex and Suffolk back roads up to Southwold, then Woodbridge and Ipswich for the speedway  :)
It's all about having the choice  :pokefun

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Re: The Covid thread
« Reply #796 on: 11 June 2021, 04:21:29 am »
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Re: The Covid thread
« Reply #797 on: 11 June 2021, 10:09:17 am »
Yep  :)

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Re: The Covid thread
« Reply #798 on: 11 June 2021, 10:28:25 am »
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Re: The Covid thread
« Reply #799 on: 11 June 2021, 10:47:26 am »
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That's great . It's nice not having to worry about where the next penny is coming from isn't it.

Not so. Unless you're a friend of a Tory Minister  :)