19th Jun 2011, 07:24
I am quite confident I was reading something last night that a Asiana A321 was threatened but fortunatly far enough from "friendly fire" whilst on the Approach to ICN.
Why was the thread removed? Where the news classified? or what was the case? Would be nice to know if the Moderators are able / willing to share it.
19th Jun 2011, 07:34
There have been two threads on this, one of which went to Jet Blast (probably joined by the other one); don't know why they keep being moved, because it is quite an important news story.
19th Jun 2011, 07:45
Not a story that should be ending up in JB, that is for sure. Surprised at their judgement on moving this, if that's what happened.
19th Jun 2011, 08:46
At risk of a rebuke from those who must not be questioned, I think this trend of dumping "inconvenient" (no, don't ask me why? ) threads, containing either Ryanair or politically sensitive (?) content , into JB/ Spotters Corner/ Airlines Airports & Routes is somewhat difficult to fathom, or justify.
"It is their trainset, they can play with it as they like", probably sums it up, but as this is the third thread on the subject it would be nice if a mod could add to the ground rules we are all aware of & offer an explanation of what exists in their "policy" that none of us can figure out.
I did ask a similar Q recently to a Mod via a PM, I still await a reply. . . sad that our input & opinion is so undervalued. Without members/ contributors this place would not exist, sometimes the tail does indeed wag the dog :hmm:
19th Jun 2011, 08:52
what about just one section of PPRuNe named "Jet Blast"?
So we don't need to do a search where a thread has gone.
-one of the Korea thread authors-
19th Jun 2011, 09:14
After 15 years you get a nose for what's actually got a chance of running with something your wheat/chaff detectors actually can get some sort of sustenance from.
This thread? Just trustees on the blanket.
Over on JB? http://www.pprune.org/jet-blast/454896-south-korean-troops-fire-south-korean-airliner-2.html
Nope - opinion, inaccurate history lessons, hyperbole dialed up 11 - not a jot for actual working pro pilots.
Signal to noise ratio? Rubbish and that's the way it always would be with two daft conscripts banging off a couple of rifle rounds from an island well below the flightpath.
19th Jun 2011, 09:50
I'd just like to add that PPRuNe Towers knows what it is like to be piloting a B737 that is used as target practice for real, down low, where part of the post flight duties is to search for new holes in the fuselage.
The story posted here was moved by me because it is one of those non-stories that has been posted by newswire and then taken up by every other news service and had their own coat of hysteria and 'shock-horror' label added. Not is that bad enough but we then get the usual suspects on here hypothesizing with the interweb equivalent of shrieking and hand wringing inter-spread with lowbrow politicizing of the story.
Together with my 15+ years of running this website and that of PPRuNe Towers above, we know when to move a story that is of little value for professional pilots to a more appropriate forum where the "usual suspects" can then spout off with their armchair theories and often ludicrous sciolism. Unfortunately, there are always a few who, like the proverbial idiot being thwacked on the head each time a mistake is made, carry on doing so without learning the lesson.
As for the Ryanair thread about the pax being subjected to a hot cabin, we again have a news story that is unverified by any source we would trust. That, however, does not stop the 'usual suspects' jumping in with their, what appears to me and many of my professional lot colleagues, theories and demands that the pilot be sacked or suspended when in fact they do not have any real inkling of what really happened. To have the 'usual suspects' then hold their kangaroo court here on the premium form with their hangers on using the opportunity to spray their usual anti Ryanair rhetoric is, quite frankly, boring and tedious.
So, once again, the thread was moved to what I consider a more appropriate forum where the sciolists and their hangers on are more widely tolerated. Just because "your" thread does not survive on this forum does not amount to a conspiracy theory although a few people believe it does. We are out to get you!