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Byron Bailey. Disgusting performance

Old 20th Feb 2020, 08:48
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Byron Bailey. Disgusting performance

GT is a pice of work, but at least heís never been a pilot.
Byron Baileys performance on this Sky News, Stefanovic glorifying mockumentary on MH 370 was disgraceful.
Apart from turning up in some sort of uniform, captains bars resplendent, for every interview he does, sitting in a sim with a hack like Stefanovic, the laughing and covering his eyes whilst saying he canít stand the visuals, is too much.

Regardless of what happened on that day, itís clear Bailey wants to profit in some way fro this tragic event.

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Old 21st Feb 2020, 12:19
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Originally Posted by sumtingwong View Post
GT is a pice of work, but at least heís never been a pilot.
Byron Baileys performance on this Sky News, Stefanovic glorifying mockumentary on MH 370 was disgraceful.
Apart from turning up in some sort of uniform, captains bars resplendent, for every interview he does, sitting in a sim with a hack like Stefanovic, the laughing and covering his eyes whilst saying he canít stand the visuals, is too much.

Regardless of what happened on that day, itís clear Bailey wants to profit in some way fro this tragic event.

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It was as bad as anything I have ever seen, even from the commercial networks.
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Old 21st Feb 2020, 23:17
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He wrote a piece for The Australian last November entitled ďComplications of crew life created heartachesĒ that makes him and most pilots sound like sexual predators.

Itís behind a paywall and I canít be bothered finding it but itĎs pretty unpleasant and sleazy.

If thatís the mark of the man, then I donít think Iíd either like or respect him very much.

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Old 21st Feb 2020, 23:31
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The word disgusting is in the thread title so I suppose thats where TLL got it from. I saw the program and I thought the other bloke Mike Keane come across as more professional and measured in the way he presented himself. Bryon Bailey just come across as juvenile and arrogant. His "bet my house on it" theory assumes the PIC was still alive at the end of the flight so it is just a theory like any other. The show itself, far from giving the definitive answers was just another series of what ifs. I was surprised that Ean Higgins seemed to be accepting of the mass murder/suicide theory and didn't put forward his hypothesis about an electrical fault with the windscreen heating that he wrote a whole book about.
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Here it is. Judge for yourself BB's performance.


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Old 23rd Feb 2020, 04:23
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Originally Posted by smiling monkey View Post
Here it is. Judge for yourself BB's performance.

https://t.co/ssZ6kctYOX?amp=1
Paywalled...
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Old 23rd Feb 2020, 04:27
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Originally Posted by DirectAnywhere View Post
He wrote a piece for The Australian last November entitled “Complications of crew life created heartaches” that makes him and most pilots sound like sexual predators.

It’s behind a paywall and I can’t be bothered finding it but it‘s pretty unpleasant and sleazy.

If that’s the mark of the man, then I don’t think I’d either like or respect him very much.
here you goEmirates is the world’s largest international airline. Based in Dubai, it has huge fleets of Boeing 777s and Airbus A380 and A330 aircraft. Last I heard it had nearly 3000 pilots and 20,000 cabin crew.

Emirates has a large human resources department because the great majority of staff are expatriates.

When I joined Emirates in 1988 it had two aircraft, a B727 and an A310. The 20 pilots were mostly Pakistani and the cabin crew Turkish. Emirates had ordered huge numbers of Airbus aircraft but was struggling to source pilots.
Salvation came in 1989 courtesy of Australian prime minister Bob Hawke and the pilot strike. Hundreds of ex-TAA and Ansett pilots suddenly arrived with all that experience and Emirates was on its way in the most rapid airline expansion in history.

Floods of European, Canadian and South African pilots soon followed, most of them aged 30-plus with considerable experience that could be upgraded to captain fairly quickly.

Emirates also sourced flight attendants from all over the world as its route structure would soon expand to more than 100 countries and nationalities as well. I am sure someone on the cabin crew selection panel had previously sat on a Miss World selection contestant panel. I was most impressed with the stunning Persian, Phoenician and other similarly exotic crew members. Emirates insisted all new pilots regardless of previous experience do the full aircraft type qualification and induction which took about six weeks. During that time the usually married pilots were accommodated in the many large luxury apartment complexes that Emirates had built to house the young female flight attendants who were on a three-year contact. The pilots on completion of the training and induction would then be assigned a villa and could then bring their family to Dubai.

Pilots are generally outgoing and friendly types and poolside chats with flight attendants on days off did lead sometimes to complications.

Then came the down-the-route layover problem which was often in luxury hotels that Emirates owned. When you have on a B777-300 two pilots and 18 cabin crew staying in the same hotel or resort it is only natural that pilots assumed the responsibility of looking after the young women, especially on nights out “on the town”.

Qantas avoided the problem by having its pilots stay in different hotels to its cabin crew.

When I left the RAAF aged 33, Qantas informed me I was too old for recruitment. I am so glad they did. On layovers you could always tell the Qantas technical crew in the hotel bar. One very senior captain, a middle-aged first officer, and two very young second officers. Emirates would have two very happy pilots ensuring the safety of eight or so of the cabin crew — young women who had chosen to enjoy a night out normally at the behest of the first officer, whose unspoken duty was as entertainment officer.

Emirates HR is very experienced in domestic problems as the divorce rate allegedly is over 50 per cent. I write from experience as I too succumbed to nature. My third wife was a beautiful Eastern European 23 years my junior.

Byron Bailey is a former RAAF fighter jet pilot and flew B777s as an airline captain.
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Old 23rd Feb 2020, 04:33
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Haha... I remember reading that article and just cringing!! Also cringed during his performance on the doco... the other guy fighting the good fight for the MH370 search to continue came across a lot more measured. But hey... what are you going to do... I think the doco was not produced well at all, but pretty standard when you have to rehash a story that’s been told a thousand times already with only a scrap of new evidence (Tony Abbott coming forward?? That’s all that was new that I could see)
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Paywalled...
The updated link works for me.
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Old 23rd Feb 2020, 12:35
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Originally Posted by sumtingwong View Post
GT is a pice of work, but at least he’s never been a pilot.
Byron Baileys performance on this Sky News, Stefanovic glorifying mockumentary on MH 370 was disgraceful.
Apart from turning up in some sort of uniform, captains bars resplendent, for every interview he does, sitting in a sim with a hack like Stefanovic, the laughing and covering his eyes whilst saying he can’t stand the visuals, is too much.

Regardless of what happened on that day, it’s clear Bailey wants to profit in some way fro this tragic event.

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I thought the whole thing was an insulting damn joke... nothing more or less than a bit of sensationalist fluff... if they'd gone to one more ad break running the same "this sounds like a..." to try and make people hang on all the way to the end... there were NO new revelations, NO new information, NO new evidence.

It was just a case of "things are a bit slow so let's trot out MH370 again and twist a few words to make it look like we've got more info..." Sky don't give a s-it about the relatives or their feelings, they are just a low rent cheque book journalism outlet - no better than an ambulance chaser frankly. Did the relatives of those that perished really need to see the visuals of an aircraft hitting the ocean or even a partial depiction of it?

It's why the whole Sky News schannel is an insult to journalism.
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Old 23rd Feb 2020, 14:34
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Originally Posted by hillbillybob View Post
My third wife was a beautiful Eastern European 23 years my junior.
What is she now??

My only concern with BB is some people actually listen to him. Otherwise, harmless.

William Langewiesche (who isn't an exhibitionist) wrote an exceptionally good item about 370 explaining the truth about the flight with just enough technical info to enlighten a layman.
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Old 23rd Feb 2020, 20:36
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Haha... I remember reading that article and just cringing!! Also cringed during his performance on the doco... )
Very, very sad
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Old 23rd Feb 2020, 20:38
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What I’ve never understood is the absolute blind certainty he has for what is at best a halfway decent guess. Bluntly, this display of hubris and lack of intellectual rigour makes one cringe to admit to being a pilot.
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Old 24th Feb 2020, 01:25
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......itís clear Bailey wants to profit in some way from this tragic event.
I've heard that he's actually paid nothing.....which values anything he has ever said quite accurately!
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I've heard that he's actually paid nothing.....which values anything he has ever said quite accurately!
I wonder if he has the approval of EK to use a pic of one of their aircraft on his website?
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Old 24th Feb 2020, 03:40
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After seeing that, I suspect that BB has some sort of brain disorder. Certainly not fit to be in command of a real aircraft.
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Old 24th Feb 2020, 04:40
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Forgot to add that during the program, he specified the location of the wreckage to a one square nautical location and was prepared to bet his house on it. A pity the survey vessel is long gone. We could have crowd funded it’s charter for a couple of days to search that location.
Would have been a win-win. If they found it great, if not we would no longer be bombarded with kooky self serving articles.
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Old 24th Feb 2020, 05:20
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kooky self serving articles.
Trying to make a name for himself as some sort of go-to guy for the media. yawnnn.

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