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Re: 2011 Brazilian Grandprix Weekend

Postby AP on Thu Nov 24, 2011 9:43 pm

Ciro Pabón wrote:Calling Golf Whisky Alpha Bravo Heavy...Chief, do you copy?
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I understand Golf Whisky Alpha Bravo, but what's the Heavy for?
"Hello" perhaps?
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Re: 2011 Brazilian Grandprix Weekend

Postby _FoCuS_ on Thu Nov 24, 2011 10:03 pm

Guy with a Beer wrote:I thought this was the symbol of Kaos...
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I think there is no symbol for kaos.
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Re: 2011 Brazilian Grandprix Weekend

Postby Funkmother on Fri Nov 25, 2011 12:53 am

AP wrote:
Ciro Pabón wrote:Calling Golf Whisky Alpha Bravo Heavy...Chief, do you copy?
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I understand Golf Whisky Alpha Bravo, but what's the Heavy for?
"Hello" perhaps?


Yeah, I've often wondered that. "Heavy" is something they say when they're talking to aircraft (it is a GWaB reference after all) but I don't know what it means.

Phonetic alphabet for H is Hotel by the way.
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Re: 2011 Brazilian Grandprix Weekend

Postby Ciro Pabón on Fri Nov 25, 2011 3:45 am

Of all the things I wasn't expecting in the Brazil GP thread...

Whatever.

You append Heavy to your call sign when your aircraft is large, so aircrafts behind you give you more room. The turbulence is dangerous for a light airplane following a heavy one: there have been crashes. Truly heavy airplanes, like the new Airbus or the larger 747s, need more room (like 5 kilometers or so: that's over a couple of minutes between plane and plane for the air "to settle").

That should be a pretty interesting (and completely useless and extremely out of thread) bit of information, considering most people here worries about clean air and can talk for hours about wake turbulence and adores some bald aerodynamicists.

Well, hear ye, there's no dirtier air than the one behind a large Airbus. So, if you're flying in your Cessna, you try to give it some room and don't come close to its behind.

I once had a girlfriend like that....

Anyway, we usually consider that air calms pretty quickly behind an F1 car, don't we? "Heavy" airplanes have the dubious distinction of altering air for a very long time: after all you are moving at three times the speed of an F1 car and you have wings as large as a middle size apartment. That's what Heavy means.

For example, if Sin farts, you can call him "Sin Heavy" and give him 5 kilometers of room when moving behind him.
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Re: 2011 Brazilian Grandprix Weekend

Postby Sinister on Fri Nov 25, 2011 4:01 pm

Ciro Pabón wrote:For example, if Sin farts, you can call him "Sin Heavy" and give him 5 kilometers of room when moving behind him.



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Re: 2011 Brazilian Grandprix Weekend

Postby Lyria on Sat Nov 26, 2011 7:51 am

I'd like to think Vettel can get pole again today to break Mansell's record for poles in a season.

Apparently we could have a wet quali according to Jake Humphrey so that will be interesting, it did that last year as I recall and it was on the drying track thet Hulkenberg got that amazing pole for Williams.

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Re: 2011 Brazilian Grandprix Weekend

Postby maister on Sat Nov 26, 2011 9:27 pm

Woohoo... yabba dabba doo!!! :thumbs: :p

Seb really is a great qualifier _O_
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Re: 2011 Brazilian Grandprix Weekend

Postby grunf77 on Sat Nov 26, 2011 9:37 pm

Looks like no rain at all, just like we like it. :beer: http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/3448439
Listen, it was hard enough to drive those heavy old cars back then under normal circumstances, but with a crazed monkey clawing you at the same time, it becomes nearly impossible! http://www.timflock.com/jocko.htm
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Re: 2011 Brazilian Grandprix Weekend

Postby Sinister on Sat Nov 26, 2011 11:31 pm

Cougar wrote:Congratulations to Seb on beating Nigel Mansell's record; 15 Pole position starts in a season :clap: :clap:



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Re: 2011 Brazilian Grandprix Weekend

Postby Lyria on Sun Nov 27, 2011 7:07 am

When it matteres Vettel produced the goods and got the record, great drive for pole, I was thrilled for him :dance: :clap: :yay:
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Re: 2011 Brazilian Grandprix Weekend

Postby Sinister on Sun Nov 27, 2011 12:18 pm

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Re: 2011 Brazilian Grandprix Weekend

Postby Sinister on Sun Nov 27, 2011 5:43 pm

So Webber finally decides to win a GP this year. ^o^ Good news for FuMo. :clap:


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Re: 2011 Brazilian Grandprix Weekend

Postby Sinister on Sun Nov 27, 2011 5:44 pm

Just realised the 2011 F1 season is over. :eh: :eh:
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Re: 2011 Brazilian Grandprix Weekend

Postby grunf77 on Sun Nov 27, 2011 5:51 pm

Nice gearbox problem. :noway: :roll:
Listen, it was hard enough to drive those heavy old cars back then under normal circumstances, but with a crazed monkey clawing you at the same time, it becomes nearly impossible! http://www.timflock.com/jocko.htm
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Re: 2011 Brazilian Grandprix Weekend

Postby Paul on Sun Nov 27, 2011 6:24 pm

Got a bit bored for a while there but it turned out to be a good'n in the end.
Even though I am an Alonso supporter, and he did better than I thought possible in the car he had this year, the Podium was very satisfying for me
Mark well deserved a win, Vet did the best he could with the gear box probs, and Jenson did a blistering last ten laps, proving once again ( although I seem to be the only one who thinks so)that he is Hamilton's better. 8)
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