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Rocket man again

Post by Viv » Mon Sep 22, 2008 2:13 pm

Hi ya all

The Rocket man is going to have a go at crossing the English / French channel this week on Wednesday the 24th

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http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/life_a ... ltn=MITAL9

Rocket man web site for live web video

http://jetmanlive.com/

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Post by Viv » Thu Sep 25, 2008 8:04 pm

Todays flight attempt to cross the channel was cancelled due to low cloud on the English side of the channel at Dover, as the guy said if I cant see I cant fly

Another attempt tomorrow will take place and the weather forecast is better.

See the web site for details or you can watch it on National Geographic television channel (as I was this afternoon ;-)

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Post by Rossco » Thu Sep 25, 2008 11:21 pm

Thanx for posting this Viv.
Im having trouble with time conversions (per usual).
What time zone is the site working in? As far as i have found, if its French, its one hour before England?
Hence, it will take him 1hr and 12mins... ;)
I am GMT+10 hrs, so it is 8:00 or 9:00 pm Aussie?
A segment was just on TV as i was typing this, although the only time they stated was "posponed until our tonight", helpfull quality information per usual.

Hope not to "miss it" again.
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Post by Viv » Fri Sep 26, 2008 12:15 am

Just think of it as London time as he is directly below london so nothing to worry about.

According to the tv slot today its on tomorrow at 7 et but lets check the web site as the presenters are not known for getting it right

~Edit ok the arse that did the site and says 12 o'clock could do with a wake up call on the fact that the rest of the world exists, 7 am eastern time Montreal is 12 pm London time so I guess its your time if I go for Brisbane 9 pm

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Post by tufty » Fri Sep 26, 2008 8:53 am

Viv wrote:ok the arse that did the site and says 12 o'clock could do with a wake up call on the fact that the rest of the world exists
It's not even a question of the rest of the world existing (after all, as any fule kno, that colonial lot all secretly use GMT when we're not watching anyway) but the fact that the flight itself crosses timezones. Given that he's taking off from France, I read it as midday French time, i.e. 11am London.

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Post by Viv » Fri Sep 26, 2008 11:55 am

Well if the program is live they are just taking off now at 7.55 am Eastern time Montreal

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Post by Viv » Fri Sep 26, 2008 12:38 pm

A successful flight in ten minutes followed by a good landing in Dover, you have to congratulate the guy on not only doing it but making it look easy

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Post by Rossco » Fri Sep 26, 2008 1:27 pm

WOW. Thanx again Viv.

That was great to watch live, and indeed, he made it and looked easy.

Congratulations to all involved, and thank you for sharing it with the world.

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Re: Rocket man again

Post by Viv » Fri Sep 26, 2008 2:42 pm

Hi Rosco

Not a problem mate, it was a pleasure ot see this guy fulfill his dream after so much work, heres another article from the Register, the turbines are by Jetcat USA

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/09/26 ... kes_again/

Heres a youtube video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kwyU9apCNf8

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