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Re: Twyford Meeting

Postby kylie_koyote » 19 Apr 2014, 12:28

Thanks. This is what it is supposed to look like when it's finished.

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Postby RAAF Spitfire Girl » 19 Apr 2014, 12:39

That's going to be great. The closest our boys came was having one bedroom feature wall papered in a vintage aircraft print.
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Re: Twyford Meeting

Postby Fairblue » 23 Apr 2014, 22:03

**STOP PRESS**

New evidence has come to light of the 666 and 701 Glider Competition held at the RAF Hendon Museum on Sunday 13th April. Our intrepid photographer, Lycaea, risked life and limb on the flight path to bring you these exclusive photographs and we are indebted to her for her courage in putting herself right at the front of the action.



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Re: Twyford Meeting

Postby Kismet » 23 Apr 2014, 22:05

Where are your flying caps and goggles?

Lovely photo. Who am I looking at? Well, I know I'm looking at S666, Fairblue, SA, and Archie, if Lycaea took the photo, but which is whom?
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Re: Twyford Meeting

Postby Fairblue » 23 Apr 2014, 22:08

Kismet wrote:Where are your flying caps and goggles?

Lovely photo. Who am I looking at?

Sorry, I thought it would come up on the description. L-R. SaintedAunt, archie, me and S666. Lycaea behind the camera. There's a better photo but I couldn't download it to the gallery for some reason. I'll edit the post now to show who's who.
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Re: Twyford Meeting

Postby Kismet » 23 Apr 2014, 22:11

Thank you. I like putting faces to the forum members I'm getting to know. No one ever looks like I imagine, but at least everyone is the sex I was expecting this time.
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Re: Twyford Meeting

Postby Fairblue » 23 Apr 2014, 22:12

Kismet wrote:Thank you. I like putting faces to the forum members I'm getting to know. No one ever looks like I imagine, but at least everyone is the sex I was expecting this time.

That's a rather intriguing statement, Kismet. Sometimes it's been a guessing game, I must admit.
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Re: Twyford Meeting

Postby kylie_koyote » 23 Apr 2014, 23:34

This looks like such fun!
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Re: Twyford Meeting

Postby OzBiggles1963 » 24 Apr 2014, 05:25

Fairblue wrote:
Kismet wrote:Thank you. I like putting faces to the forum members I'm getting to know. No one ever looks like I imagine, but at least everyone is the sex I was expecting this time.
That's a rather intriguing statement, Kismet. Sometimes it's been a guessing game, I must admit.


Haha! Wonderful photo, thanks for sharing. You all look very studious & imbued with concentration as you prepare to launch the gliders...none of the neighbours thought you were slightly potty, dotty or eccentric perchance? ;) :mrgreen: The main thing is you're having fun. :yay: :crazypilot:
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Re: Twyford Meeting

Postby tiffinata » 24 Apr 2014, 06:10

Lovely photo.
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Re: Twyford Meeting

Postby Inactive User 171 » 24 Apr 2014, 09:47

Yes very nice to put a face to a name and you do look as though you are having fun. :D
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Re: Twyford Meeting

Postby Fairblue » 24 Apr 2014, 19:19

We were, even though 701 won. ;)
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Re: Twyford Meeting

Postby Sizzling Sausages » 24 Apr 2014, 22:49

Great to see. :)
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Postby Inactive User 171 » 25 Apr 2014, 09:42

Hoping to get a photo of myself to put up later today but I may need a lot of help as I am useless with photos on the internet :?
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Re: Twyford Meeting

Postby archie » 25 Apr 2014, 11:54

Kismet wrote:Thank you. I like putting faces to the forum members I'm getting to know. No one ever looks like I imagine, but at least everyone is the sex I was expecting this time.

:laughspit: :imao:
Sorry, this cracked me up. Too used to getting at work, "Is this your mum and dad's stall/shop, son?"
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Re: Twyford Meeting

Postby Inactive User 171 » 25 Apr 2014, 12:05

Well everyone was the sex I was expecting but only because I asked about it beforehand :lol:
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Re: Twyford Meeting

Postby Fairblue » 25 Apr 2014, 20:19

archie wrote:
Kismet wrote:Thank you. I like putting faces to the forum members I'm getting to know. No one ever looks like I imagine, but at least everyone is the sex I was expecting this time.

:laughspit: :imao:
Sorry, this cracked me up. Too used to getting at work, "Is this your mum and dad's stall/shop, son?"

And I suppose if you ever buy alcohol you get asked for ID?
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Re: Twyford Meeting

Postby archie » 25 Apr 2014, 21:01

Fairblue wrote:And I suppose if you ever buy alcohol you get asked for ID?

I don't know, I've never tried. :oops: I've been ID'd for my parents' lottery ticket which I said I'd get while I was out (this was a few months ago)- and didn't have any ID with me. The woman at the till laughed in my face when I told her how old I was :evil:
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Re: Twyford Meeting

Postby Fairblue » 25 Apr 2014, 21:13

archie wrote:
Fairblue wrote:And I suppose if you ever buy alcohol you get asked for ID?

I don't know, I've never tried. :oops: I've been ID'd for my parents' lottery ticket which I said I'd get while I was out (this was a few months ago)- and didn't have any ID with me. The woman at the till laughed in my face when I told her how old I was :evil:

I hope you took it back to her and waved it in her face.
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Postby archie » 25 Apr 2014, 21:20

Fairblue wrote:
archie wrote:I don't know, I've never tried. :oops: I've been ID'd for my parents' lottery ticket which I said I'd get while I was out (this was a few months ago)- and didn't have any ID with me. The woman at the till laughed in my face when I told her how old I was :evil:

I hope you took it back to her and waved it in her face.

I tried, but when I got back she'd finished her shift. And then I got ID'd again by her replacement!!!
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Re: Twyford Meeting

Postby tiffinata » 26 Apr 2014, 02:00

The first time I tried to by alcohol I shoved my birth certificate in front of the cashier's nose. They looked at it, shrugged their shoulders and said ' we don't bother with those. How do we know it isn't forged?'
I was in my filthy work overalls aged 18 years and 1 day. All I wanted was one of those single-serve red wine thingys for a casserole!

I got id'd when I went to buy cigarettes for my mum. I was only 35. Never got asked for id when she sent me up to the shop aged 10 though.
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Postby Sizzling Sausages » 26 Apr 2014, 03:18

I got asked for ID in a bar just after I turned 18 - I'd been drinking there for nearly a year! :lol:
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Postby OzBiggles1963 » 26 Apr 2014, 08:57

Sizzling Sausages wrote:I got asked for ID in a bar just after I turned 18 - I'd been drinking there for nearly a year! :lol:


'Strewth mate! I got asked for ID [last time thank goodness] when I was just turning 30...at the age of 18-25 in our local pub the other guys had to buy my shout every time, as the publican did not believe I was 'of age'...I was about 58kg wringing wet then, which didn't help, lol [didn't shave regularly till I was about 23 either... :oops: ]
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Postby Kismet » 26 Apr 2014, 12:18

I got half fare on the buses at 23 (half fare was for under fourteens), but I never got refused to be served in a pub, from my sixteenth birthday onwards.
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Re: Twyford Meeting

Postby kylie_koyote » 26 Apr 2014, 12:21

Here the drinking age is 21. I still get carded and I'll be 36 in a few weeks. But the penalties for serving to a minor are severe so they claim they card anyone who looks under 40.
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Re: Twyford Meeting

Postby Kismet » 26 Apr 2014, 12:26

My kids and their friends have just acquired fake IDs: daughter number two used her elder sister's ( I never understood how she got away with that: they look quite similar but daughter number one has short hair, and daughter number two has nearly waist length hair), other people have used copies of older cousins' IDs or older children of friends of their mothers... They mostly seem to get away with it.
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Postby Fairblue » 26 Apr 2014, 12:34

When I worked in a supermarket I was told I would lose my job if I allowed a minor to buy alcohol. Unfortunately for most of those who came in they went to my daughter's school they were easily spotted although they generally tried to avoid my checkout. However, in a pub on a Friday night it must be more difficult. And one person's idea of looking 21 is not another's. And this is definitely :offtopichappy:
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Re: Twyford Meeting

Postby Spitfire666 » 03 Feb 2015, 20:11

The next Twyford meeting is coming up :bluebounce: Booking now open :plane2: The form is on the website. Don't forget to let me know if you would like to give a talk :injoke:

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Postby kylie_koyote » 03 Feb 2015, 20:12

Maybe I can pop in via Skype if someone will connect with me.

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Re: Twyford Meeting

Postby Spitfire666 » 03 Feb 2015, 20:24

kylie_koyote wrote:Maybe I can pop in via Skype if someone will connect with me.

:ashake:

Will see what we can do. I don't think the place has any wifi so not sure how we can do it. Lycaea knows about these things and may be able to tell me. :sos:
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