HALLOWEEN WARNING !

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TRANSCRIPT & TRANSLATION: The 31st of October, Halloween. An Garda Síochána are issuing warnings on a variety of costumes that have been considered naff, grinch, and try-hard:

Le 31 octobre, Halloween. La police irlandaise est en train de lancer des avertissements sur une variété de costumes qui ont été considérés comme ringards, rabat-joies et tocards-flambeurs.

  • the Jack Sparrow costume;

  • the Joker from the Dark Knight;

  • Harley Quinn;

  • the Pikachu Onesie;

These costumes are both unoriginal and unhilarious. They’ve been done to death. Don’t risk it.

Ces costumes n’ont rien ni d’original, ni d’hilarant. Ils ont été faits et refaits. Ne vous y risquez pas.

0’25’’ Gardaí in partnership with the coastguard have intercepted in the last week a large shipment of shite costumes at Dublin Port. In addition to naff and/or twee. Gardaí have multiple reports of lazy costumes.

La police irlandaise en partenariat avec les gardes-côtes ont intercepté la semaine dernière au port de Dublin, une grosse cargaison de costumes de merde en plus du ringard et/ou kitsch. La police irlandaise détient de nombreux rapports sur des costumes décontractés.

0’40’’ In the early hours of the 24th, a man was apprehended carrying four to five refuse sacks, claiming to be: “bin-laden”.

Aux premières heures du 24 octobre, un homme a été appréhendé. Il portait 4 à 5 sacs-poubelles qui prétendait être « bin-laden » (chargé de poubelles).

Also reports of people dressed as Our Lord Jesus, riding around on BMXs.

Egalement il y a eu des rapports de personnes vêtues comme notre seigneur Jesus, se baladant sur des BMX.

It’s bizarre…

C’est bizarre…

I mean Christ on a bike.

Je veux dire le Christ sur un vélo.

1’00’’ Extra Gardaí have been drafted in this Halloween to deal with the suspected increase in wearing of the clown costume from the IT movie which as of this morning has been upgraded to class-A naff.

Des renforts ont été enrôlés dans la police irlandaise pour Halloween pour faire face à la montée soupçonnée du déguisement de clown du film « Ça ». Déguisement qui a été, dès ce matin, reclassé Classe A de la ringardise.

1’13’’ Get down on the ground! Put your arms out. What is this?

Au sol! Ecartez les bras. Qu’est-ce que c’est?

It’s a Halloween mask.

C’est un masque d’Halloween.

Jesus Christ, that’s naff!

Mon Dieu, c’est ringard!

Who’d you buy it from?

Mais à qui achète-t-on cela?

We need to address the recent upsurge in sexy costumes. Garda O’Hara will now read a list of the main offenders:

Il nous est nécessaire de vous avertir sur la recrudescence de costumes sexy. L’agent O’Hara va maintenant lire une liste des principaux contrevenants:

  • sexy nurse; infirmière sexy

  • sexy teacher; professeur sexy

  • sexy nerd; intello sexy

  • sexy… SpongeBob hot pants; pantamini sexy de Bob l’éponge

  • sexy “Where’s Wally”; « Où est Charlie? » en sexy

  • sexy orthodontist; orthodontiste sexy

We would ask any member of the public to come forward with information

Nous en appelons à tous pour nous fournir des renseignements.

  • sexy Garda…  agent sexy…

1’44’’ Thank you, and remember: be safe, be original, but most importantly, don’t go dressed as Hitler.

Merci, et n’oubliez pas: soyez prudent, soyez original, mais surtout, ne vous habillez pas comme Hitler.

  • Or zombie Hitler  ou Hitler en zombie

Or zombie Hitler – it’s still Hitler.

Ou Hitler en zombie – ça reste Hitler.

Special thanks to FOILS ARMS AND HOG for sharing their videos. You can follow them here:

SUBSCRIBE: http://www.youtube.com/foilarmsandhog LIVE SHOWS: http://www.foilarmsandhog.ie

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PILOT ESCAPING THROUGH UNDERWATER EJECTION

Do you remember that some fighter pilots could safely eject from underwater back in 1965? Could it be survived? One may wonder but a few ejections were reported. The transcript is below the video. Look at that canopy, it looks like it came from an F-8 Crusader:

TRANSCRIPT:

If your aircraft has provision for underwater ejection, you have a ready-made, secondary escape route. Succesful underwater ejections can be made from any aircraft attitude – nose down, tail down, and inverted.

Escape by this method requires no preparation other than that recommended for normal seat ejection. There should be at least ten feet of water above you before you can safely eject. Never eject from the surface. With present systems, the chute cannot open with a zero-zero situation (which means at a height of 0 and at a speed of 0). The effect of free-falling 80 feet to water is little different than falling 80 feet to concrete. True, some lucky ones have lived to tell about it. But it is one hell of a gamble.

When you eject through the canopy underwater, the seat breaks through clearing the way for your body. Because water resistance imposes terrific forces on your head and neck, it is vital to hold the face curtain tight against your head for support. The forces of ejection might cause a momentary blackout. Immediately upon collecting your wits, disconnect yourself from the seat by pulling the emergency release handle breaking your restraints. Now, separate yourself from the seat. This is difficult. You will have to kick and swim violently even though you are disconnected.

If your chute gets hung up on the seat, do not waste time trying to clear it. Release your riser fittings and swim clear off the chute. Do not inflate flotation equipment until clear of the seat. Remember, surface slowly, exhaling as you go. Remove your oxygen mask.

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GREETINGS from C-5 AIRCRAFT, SHAKESPEARE, AND… CHUCK NORRIS

Hi there!

Dear readers, it’s high time I sent season’s greetings, and a happy new year to you through this video:

In this amusing video, a voice-over quotes Hamlet, act 1, scene 1:

Some say that ever ‘gainst that season comes
Wherein our Saviour’s birth is celebrated,
The bird of dawning singeth all night long;
And then, they say, no spirit can walk abroad,
The nights are wholesome, then no planets strike;
No fairy takes, nor witch hath power to charm,
So hallowed and so gracious is the time.

Then, the voice-over adds:

So, I brought you that… Merry, merry Christmas, and happy new year to you all.

The voice-over quotes Marcellus’s cue from the original version of Hamlet:

It faded on the crowing of the cock.
Some say that ever ‘gainst that season comes
Wherein our Saviour’s birth is celebrated,
The bird of dawning singeth all night long.
And then, they say, no spirit dare stir abroad.
The nights are wholesome. Then no planets strike,
No fairy takes, nor witch hath power to charm,
So hallowed and so gracious is that time.

…, which roughly means:

It faded away when the rooster crowed. Some people say that just before Christmas the rooster crows all night long, so that no ghost dares to go wandering, and the night is safe. The planets have no sway over us, fairies’ spells do not work, and witches cannot bewitch us. That is how holy that night is.

Here below a translation from François Maguin’s bilingual book in both old English, and French:

Il a disparu au chant du coq.
On dit que toujours, lorsque vient la saison
Où l’on célèbre la naissance de Notre Sauveur,
L’oiseau de l’aube chante toute la nuit.
Alors, dit-on, nul esprit ne se risque à sortir,
Les nuits s’en trouvent pures, nulle planète ne frappe,
Pas de fée ni de sorcière qui puisse jeter un sort,
Tant la grâce vient sanctifier ce temps.

Video from Valentin Bajkov © Delov Digital, www.delovdigital.hu

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For Those Who Attended The AERONAUTICAL ENGLISH Class

Thank you so much for attending this aviation English class at « Festival des Langues » in Tours today, Sunday, November 24, 2013. Important information: FCL 1.028 and FCL 1.200 have been replaced by FCL .055 and FCL .055 D since April 9, 2013.

Here is the soundtrack we listened to this afternoon. You can download it, then listen directly to 10′ so as to get to the ATIS. Here are the keys (les solutions), see page 4 for the ATIS test, and at the bottom of page 21 for the keys.

Here is a document from the FAA (U.S. Federal Aviation Administration) website that could help you about aircraft vocabulary (click on the picture below):

Man riding a plandAs I have told you, for properly transmitting voice communications, you need read ICAO – DOC 4444 ATM/PANS (Air Traffic Management, updated March, 2010) which costs up to $295.00 here (click on the link below):

DOC 4444 (2016)

However, you can read a previous edition of DOC 4444 (14th Edition, updated on November 24, 2005 for instance) if you type « doc 4444 – air traffic management fourteenth edition » like here below (click on the picture):

ICAO DOC 4444 ATM - Air Traffic Management, 14th edition 2001 updated 2005

It isn’t worth reading everything as just for radiotelephony purpose, just skip to chapter 12 – page 161 until page 196.

Two other documents are important for aviation voice communications, and air traffic control:

Remember:

SARPs = Standard And Recommended Practices
PANS = Procedures for Air Navigation Services

Thank you for your attention, and have a nice week 🙂

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For Those Who Attended The AERONAUTICAL ENGLISH Class

First of all, thank you so much for attending this aviation English class at « Festival des Langues » in Tours today, Saturday, November 24, 2012. Important information: FCL 1.028 and FCL 1.200 will be replaced by FCL .055 and FCL .055 D from April 9, 2013.

Here is the soundtrack we listened to this afternoon. You can download it, then listen directly to 10′ so as to get to the ATIS. Here are the keys (les solutions), see page 4 for the ATIS test, and at the bottom of page 21 for the keys.

Here is a document from the FAA (U.S. Federal Aviation Administration) website that could help you about aircraft vocabulary (click on the picture below):

FAA AIRCRAFT PARTSAs I have told you, for properly transmitting voice communications, you need read ICAO – DOC 4444 ATM (Air Traffic Management, updated March, 2010) which costs up to $295.00 here (click on the link below):

DOC 4444 (2016)

However, you can read a previous edition of DOC 4444 (14th Edition, updated on November 24, 2005 for instance) if you type « doc 4444 – air traffic management fourteenth edition » like here below (click on the picture):

ICAO DOC 4444 ATM - Air Traffic Management, 14th edition 2001 updated 2005

It isn’t worth reading everything as just for radiotelephony purpose, just skip to chapter 12 – page 161 until page 196.

Two other documents are important for aviation voice communications, and air traffic control:

Thank you for your attention, and have a nice weekend  🙂

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