HALLOWEEN WARNING !

Happy Halloween skull

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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HEROIC GUYNEMER 100 YEARS AGO

Here is a tribute to Captain Georges GUYNEMER who was killed in action on September 11th, 1917. Three months earlier, he fought with Ernst Udet, the ace who came up 2nd after the Red Baron. You can watch hereafter how this dogfight reportedly happened, and how these fighter pilots had the gut to keep honor above all:

Georges Guynemer, French Air Force pilot and WWI ace
Georges Guynemer by « Lucien » – Jebulon https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Jebulon

Remember Guynemer’s mottos:

FAIRE FACE (face up to it) was then adopted by the French Air Force Academy (FAFA) as their motto. A few words that well expresse the French pilots’ bravery.

WWI French ace Georges Guynemer used to say:

« Il y a une limite à toute chose, et il faut toujours la dépasser. »

‘Everything has a limit which has always got to be surpassed.’

« Lorsque l’on n’a pas tout donné, on n’a rien donné. »

‘As long as you have not given your all, you have given nothing.’

Loyal to these principles, the French ace took part in several hundreds of aerial combats, crediting 53 victories, maybe 88 victories because the French victory validation system was demanding. He was shot down seven times, and he was admired for he always survived, but that September 11, a hundred years ago. The hero took off once again, dashed to the frontlines, outnumbered by German warplanes in a last dogfighting over Belgium. Then, he fell. Since then, the French Air Force aviators have worn a black tie in sign of mourning.

RIP

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COULD’VE BEEN WORSE !

Dear Friends, I often tell my student pilots that it is wise to hold on before taking off when another aircraft has just taken off. Even two minutes is not enough sometimes because the wake turbulence may move in an unpredictable way – rather sideways – depending on the wind but not only. You can watch a previous post in which a spectacular uncontrolled roll happened: http://airforces.fr/2016/03/06/must-see-weird-takeoff-explained/ I have repeated that over and over – waiting is as wise as safe:

We cannot see clearly what really made the seaplane – assumed to be a French Canadair CL-415 Superscooper water bomber – veer off but it was definitely too close to the previous aircraft. Maybe the pilot wanted to do the right thing by saving time to save more lives. Was it because of the bow wake of the flying boat? Because of the air wake turbulence? A human error? A control failure? Or a combination of several factors? Anyway when you see an aircraft of this size taking off, please wait for two minutes before entering the same path. Fortunately, a pole was clipped, the Canadair was damaged, but it could have been worse.

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WING LIFT THEORY SHAKEN – LA THÉORIE DE LA PORTANCE DE L’AILE ÉBRANLÉE

I had already written about that in my book UNE AUTRE HISTOIRE DE L’AVIATION, on pages 12; 13; 71; and others – Bernoulli’s principle does not explain everything. We know that aircraft fly. Strange as it may seem, Bernoulli’s principle has often been taught for decades as the explanation of the phenomenon.

Je l’avais déjà évoqué dans mon livre « Une autre histoire de l’aviation » aux pages 12, 13, 71, et d’autres: Le théorème de Bernoulli n’explique pas tout. Nous savons que les avions volent. Depuis des décennies, aussi bizarre que cela puisse paraître, on enseigne souvent le théorème de Bernoulli comme l’explication principale au phénomène.

This explanation would make sense if the air particles split at the leading edge of the wing and come together at the trailing edge. However, Cambridge researchers had debunked this flying myth in 2012, and have recently confirmed that Bernoulli’s principle cannot explain everything in wing lift. As you can see on the video above, the upper wing air stream travels much faster than the lower wing one. Last but not least, these air streams do not come together at the trailing edge since the upper wing air stream reaches the trailing edge well before the lower wing airflow. Isn’t this amazing?

Cette explication tiendrait si les particules d’air se séparaient au bord d’attaque de l’aile et se rejoignaient au bord de fuite. Cependant, des chercheurs de Cambridge avaient démonté ce mythe du vol en 2012 et viennent de confirmer que le principe de de Bernoulli ne peut pas tout expliquer dans la portance de l’aile. Comme vous pouvez le voir sur la vidéo ci-dessus, le flux d’air en extrados voyage beaucoup plus vite que celui d’intrados. Enfin et surtout, ces flux d’air ne se rejoignent pas au bord de fuite puisque le flux d’air d’extrados atteint le bord de fuite bien avant le flux d’intrados. Étonnant, n’est-ce pas?

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RED BULL AIR RACE – ABU DHABI 2017

Czech Pilot Wins First Race

The 2017 opener has been full of surprises. A victory of Mathias Dolderer was expected in Abu Dhabi today but the Czech Martin Sonka and his Zivko Edge 540 V3 had the last word thanks to his first victory in this competition. The German champion finished fourth. Two French pilots – Nicolas Ivanoff and François Le Vot – reached the Final 8 but failed to go through. Master Class results: Sonka (CZE) 15 points, Velarde (ESP) 12 pts, McLeod (CAN) 9 pts, Dolderer (GER) 7 pts, Ivanoff (FRA) 6 pts, Goulian (USA) 5 pts, Bolton (CHI) 4 pts, Le Vot (FRA) 3 pts, Brageot (FRA) 2 pts, Hall (AUS) 1 pt. The next race is to be hold in San Diego on April 15 & 16.

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