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14th October 2020

Plus 6 and dry when driving in.

Doctor Haze.. Missed his Gold Cup..A new career?

David Bass, Harry Beswick, Ciaran Gething and Chester Williams were here this morning.

We worked plenty and jumped a few. First Lot, Second Lot, Third Lot , Fourth Lot

John Stanley was here second lot to see his KBRS horse Drumreagh

Panda Christie was here to see her horse Starvoski.

Cilla Wills was here to see her KBRS horse Voyburg

Darren Smith was here to see his KBRS horses Vinndication and Arthurs Sixpence

Ian Brotherton was also here to see his KBRS horses Vinndication, SubwaySurf , Arthur’s Sixpence and Shinobi.

Tattersalls Book 2 yearling sales are incredibly strong. It looks like almost breaking records.. well it would be if last year wasn't so strong.

We have two runners today over jumps and one on the flat.

I am heading to Wetherby to watch Lord Apparelli and Inca Rose while Blazon heads down to Bath. For my thoughts on all their chances please click here.

After every flight, UPS pilots fill out a form, called a "gripe sheet" which tells mechanics about problems with the aircraft. The mechanics correct the problems, document their repairs on the form, then pilots review the gripe sheets before the next flight.

Never let it be said that ground crews lack a sense of humor. Here are actual maintenance complaints submitted by UPS pilots ("P") and solutions recorded ("S") by maintenance engineers:

P: Left inside main tire almost needs replacement. S: Almost replaced left inside main tire.

P: Test flight OK, except auto-land very rough. S: Auto-land not installed on this aircraft.

P: Something loose in cockpit S: Something tightened in cockpit

P: Dead bugs on windshield. S: Live bugs on back-order.

P: Autopilot in altitude-hold mode produces a 200 feet per minute descent S: Cannot reproduce problem on ground.

P: Evidence of leak on right main landing gear. S: Evidence removed.

P: DME volume unbelievably loud. S: DME volume set to more believable level.

P: Friction locks cause throttle levers to stick. S: That's what friction locks are for.

P: IFF inoperative in OFF mode. S: IFF always inoperative in OFF mode.

P: Suspected crack in windshield. S: Suspect you're right.

P: Number 3 engine missing. S: Engine found on right wing after brief search.

P: Aircraft handles funny. S: Aircraft warned to: straighten up, fly right, and be serious.

P: Target radar hums. S: Reprogrammed target radar with lyrics.

P: Mouse in cockpit. S: Cat installed.

P: Noise coming from under instrument panel. Sounds like a midget pounding on something with a hammer. S: Took hammer away from midget

Todays non virus video nasty..