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Old 7th Sep 2020, 23:11
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There is no comparison with Professional Journalists and Youtube 'reporters'. Youtube is an entertainment outlet.
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Old 7th Sep 2020, 23:15
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Originally Posted by TBM-Legend View Post
John Spiers who wrote for the aviation section of The Australian. Only problem was most articles were cut and paste from press releases I thought..
Steve Creedy was really good as The Australian's aviation editor, no idea why he left, but once he went to AirlineRatings it just became press release churn, I'm sure he hates writing that stuff as much as we hate reading it, but back when Friday's The Australian had many pages of aviation news, before blogs etc, it was a must-read. It's just a real shame that Australian Aviation has lost good writers and lost the edge for covering news.
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Old 8th Sep 2020, 01:14
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Originally Posted by MelbourneFlyer View Post
Steve Creedy was really good as The Australian's aviation editor, no idea why he left, but once he went to AirlineRatings it just became press release churn, I'm sure he hates writing that stuff as much as we hate reading it, but back when Friday's The Australian had many pages of aviation news, before blogs etc, it was a must-read. It's just a real shame that Australian Aviation has lost good writers and lost the edge for covering news.
May I add 'The Australian' back in the 80s/90s also had half a dozen job adds going from VFR 210 drivers to twin IFR jobs, Coast Watch, Instructors required, meat bombers, banner towing.
In the 80s the aviation section was printed every Wednesday plus those days you would go to your local newsagent and grab all the aviation news with a array of mags. No apps those days.
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Old 8th Sep 2020, 02:45
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Old 8th Sep 2020, 02:47
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Originally Posted by Capt Fathom View Post
There is no comparison with Professional Journalists and Youtube 'reporters'. Youtube is an entertainment outlet.
And that pretty much sums it all up.
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Old 8th Sep 2020, 03:00
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There is no comparison with Professional Journalists and Youtube 'reporters'. Youtube is an entertainment outlet.
Anyone on YT is better than GT.
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Old 8th Sep 2020, 03:08
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Originally Posted by spektrum View Post
Anyone on YT is better than GT.
Ain't that the truth!!!
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Old 17th Sep 2020, 09:46
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GT was spouting off again on Sky again today. I assume he must be cheap because he's brainless.

Today's wisdom was that the 737MAX was always safe because it took 5 years to develop and the crashes only occurred because of poorly trained foreign pilots. As for the report that went to US Congress about the MAX critical of FAA and Boeing, according to GT, it relied too much on uninformed journalists..... Irony is Dead!
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Old 17th Sep 2020, 13:50
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Originally Posted by 1A_Please View Post
GT was spouting off again on Sky again today. I assume he must be cheap because he's brainless.

Today's wisdom was that the 737MAX was always safe because it took 5 years to develop and the crashes only occurred because of poorly trained foreign pilots. As for the report that went to US Congress about the MAX critical of FAA and Boeing, according to GT, it relied too much on uninformed journalists..... Irony is Dead!
If you want to insult your intelligence you can watch GT flub his way through the interview here.

According to GT 'many, many in the industry would argue that there was nothing actually wrong with the 737 Max in the first place'.

He shrugs off key findings raised in the report as being largely driven by 'lay media sources' which is complete and utter nonsense. Although it makes you wonder whether he considers himself a 'lay media source' or do the numerous scale models and replete bookshelves in view over his shoulder confer him with 'expert' status.

He makes no reference to the extensive written and oral testimony of numerous pilots, engineers and safety experts, many of them either current or former Boeing employees, that went into formulating the report.

He seems smugly pleased to be able to point out that Boeing took longer to develop the MAX than it did the 747. He is completely oblivious to the notions that (a) just because it took 5 years that doesn't mean that there weren't timeline pressures and (b) as time is money that extend development cycle necessarily generated cost pressures. On that last point, he made no mention of the following report finding, that

... in order to lower costs of the 737 MAX program, Boeing reduced the work hours involved in avionics regression testing on the 737 MAX by 2,000 hours. It also examined other reductions to save costs, including a reduction to flight test support by 3,000 hours and a reduction to the engineering flight deck simulator (E-CAB) by 8,000 hours.
Frankly, I very much doubt whether he's even read the entire report.
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Old 18th Sep 2020, 00:49
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I laughed recently watching GT on the TV when he mentioned aircraft "flying chilled pork to the middle east"
(I wasn't sure THAT market would be very big!!)
He later corrected it to "lamb"


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