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Hercules landing on a Devon beach, etc
« on: January 10, 2019, 07:30:59 am »
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-england-devon-46824931/saunton-sands-hosts-giant-hercules-transport-plane-landing

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-21650779/taking-to-the-skies-on-raf-s-new-transport-plane

I'll admit I tend to ignore commentary and concentrate on the visuals. There is no voiceover on the Hercules item and it's all the better for that!
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Re: Hercules landing on a Devon beach, etc
« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2019, 07:42:05 am »
Why do the Beeb, and almost all the media, insist on calling Herks 'giant'?  :banghead: :banghead:

A Herk isn't giant, it's a normal sized cargo aircraft, a C-17 and an A-400M are 'large aircraft' and a C-5 and an An-124 are giants'!

Oh yes, an An-225 is GARGANTUAN!  :o
Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings, and/or a longer fuselage

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Re: Hercules landing on a Devon beach, etc
« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2019, 07:52:15 am »
Why do the Beeb, and almost all the media, insist on calling Herks 'giant'? 

It’s bigger than their office cubicle?

They have to sensationalize everything. That’s why every news story is a “crisis”.
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Re: Hercules landing on a Devon beach, etc
« Reply #3 on: January 10, 2019, 08:09:10 am »
Second video not available in my area. That stuff makes me laugh lol. I can go on Hola and make my VPN come from the UK but if they are that bothered with me looking at it, why, um, bother  ;D

But it sure would be cool to be sat on the beach with the fam watching a Herc land !
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Re: Hercules landing on a Devon beach, etc
« Reply #4 on: January 10, 2019, 08:14:25 am »
Why do the Beeb, and almost all the media, insist on calling Herks 'giant'? 

It’s bigger than their office cubicle?

They have to sensationalize everything. That’s why every news story is a “crisis”.


There's a crisis???? I must have missed that
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Re: Hercules landing on a Devon beach, etc
« Reply #5 on: January 10, 2019, 08:42:03 am »
Why do the Beeb, and almost all the media, insist on calling Herks 'giant'? 

It’s bigger than their office cubicle?

They have to sensationalize everything. That’s why every news story is a “crisis”.

There's a crisis???? I must have missed that


Hang around, there'll be another one along in a bit.............  ;)
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Re: Hercules landing on a Devon beach, etc
« Reply #6 on: January 10, 2019, 08:54:59 am »
Why do the Beeb, and almost all the media, insist on calling Herks 'giant'? 

It’s bigger than their office cubicle?

They have to sensationalize everything. That’s why every news story is a “crisis”.

There's a crisis???? I must have missed that


Hang around, there'll be another one along in a bit.............  ;)

Nah. You will wait for ages for one to come along, and then, at last, three will arive1  :rolleyes:
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Re: Hercules landing on a Devon beach, etc
« Reply #7 on: January 11, 2019, 12:37:47 am »
Why do the Beeb, and almost all the media, insist on calling Herks 'giant'? 

It’s bigger than their office cubicle?

They have to sensationalize everything. That’s why every news story is a “crisis”.

There's a crisis???? I must have missed that


Hang around, there'll be another one along in a bit.............  ;)

Nah. You will wait for ages for one to come along, and then, at last, three will arive1  :rolleyes:

So crises are like buses?
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Re: Hercules landing on a Devon beach, etc
« Reply #8 on: January 11, 2019, 07:06:47 am »
Why do the Beeb, and almost all the media, insist on calling Herks 'giant'? 

It’s bigger than their office cubicle?

They have to sensationalize everything. That’s why every news story is a “crisis”.


There's a crisis???? I must have missed that

Yup Andy Murray's going to retire. :angel:

At least the way the Beeb have responded you'd think it was a crisis  :banghead:
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Re: Hercules landing on a Devon beach, etc
« Reply #9 on: January 12, 2019, 02:36:12 am »
Andy who?
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Re: Hercules landing on a Devon beach, etc
« Reply #10 on: January 12, 2019, 02:56:23 am »
Decals my @r$e!