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About HEM

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    Pontius the Pilot

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  • Location Schleswig-Holstein
  • Nationality British
  • Hometown Cheshire (Bramhall & Plumley)
  • Gender Male
  • Interests Gliding, Volcanoes, Cooking, Music (Vivaldi to Steeleye Span).
  1. Travel to the US and back.

      When I used to travel a few times each year to the US I was rather dismayed at the lack of control over PAXs during take-off & landing.  Cabin crew often hid.   Back in 2015 my wife & I flew with GermanWings from Hamburg to Birmingham (UK).  The plane had only just touched down in Brimingham when a women on the opposite side of cabin stood up & started to move forward.  I could not help myself & snapped SIT DOWN which she actually did. 
  2. Why are you unhappy today?

      It was one of the standing jokes in the series that Captain Square always refered to him as "Main-wearing", instead of the correct "Mannering".
  3. Why are you happy today?

    I moved to DE in November '82...   However I do recall an endless Summer in the late 1950s or early 1960s.
  4. Why are you happy today?

      Na - ja.  I lived just South (the South-West) of Manchester for the first 30 years of my life and it was often pretty wet. I also studied at the University there & my first job was with a university research group...
  5. Why are you happy today?

      According to Wikipedia they only live for a couple of years...
  6. Why are you happy today?

    Arrived back yesterday evening via Hamburg airport following an excellent (if rather hot) 11-night vacation on Ibiza. Apart from one pretty big thunderstorm we had sunny weather.   Away from the crowds, most mornings a 20 minute walk to a secluded bay for snorkeling.  Saw & filmed a couple of octopusses hiding under rocks.   Good to have been fully vaccinated!
  7. Brexit: The fallout

      I used to sail a half decker named Windrush on the Norfolk Broads - rented from Martham Boat Dev co. This was in the early 1970s.
  8. What's got you flummoxed today?

    In the runup to our flight HAM=>IBZ we were required to visit the site https://www.spth.gob.es/ The web site is in German - seemingly without significant errors in translation.   Filling out the web form to obtain the "Fast Control" QR Code for entry to Spain took 30 minutes for 2 persons. At one stage (or maybe two) one had to select the country where the journey starts (i.e. Germany). This is from a pull-down so scrolling through the list (Afghanistan is near the top) the seach starts for Deutschland. The list appears to be sorted semi-alphabetically - but DE-Deutschland appears not with the Ds, rather its with the Gs (Germany) but appears as DE-Deutschland.   So the list appears to have been sorted on the english names for the countries & then translated.   I wonder how many Germans have been flumoxed by this.   For the home address they also wanted to know the federal state so I enter Schleswig-Holstein. This resulted in a red error message in spanish.  Google translate to the rescue: doesnt like the dash.   Another thing: Eurowings write their flight numbers with a space i.e. EW<space>1234. The Spanish web site accepts only without the space...
  9.   I could make perfect Yorkshire puddings before the vaccinations.  Have not tried since (not really that time of year).  Maybe they will turn out to be just awsome instead of perfect.
  10. Berlin Corona Vaccinations

      What about your 5G capability?  Has Bill G. called you up already?
  11. Why are you happy today?

      You don't look too happy in that photo.  But at least you have caught up with me again.
  12. Wife & I had our 2nd Moderna vaccination last Saturday.  Feeling (a) relieved and (b) with a sore arm.
  13. Unfortunately in the evening my arm started to hurt & Sunday it was much worse plus feeling schlapp... Today the painful arm is slowly improving.