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Old 20th May 2011, 10:05
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should try aussie engines....
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Old 20th May 2011, 10:22
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should try aussie engines
Ah yes you must be referring to the Bruce Industries Whine-master Mk1 (all hot air and no thrust)

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Old 21st May 2011, 08:46
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Captain Weird,

the answer you require to:

Why does Cathay love RR engines? The most planes are equiped by RR engines.. Do they hace financial agreements with Rolls Royce or what?
.....is in the Central London Telephone Directory

RR London Head Office:

Registered Office, 65 Buckingham Gate, London SW1E 6AT

Swire London Offices:

Swire House, 59 Buckingham Gate, London SW1E 6AJ

Best Regards,

N1 Vibes
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Old 21st May 2011, 12:59
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Thread Drift!!!

Ok, back on thread:

Did you notice a few days ago in the SCMP where our favourite "aviation reporter" reported the incident?

Those of us that have been following along will have recognized the story from other papers. In fact, I didn't notice any difference at all from what was published word for word in the British & Australian press. That's probably why it appeared here 2 days after appearing in other major news sources.

Here's some bits of advice Simon. Think about them next time you question why us pilots so deeply despise your poison pen:

1. Some people read other news sources. If you're going to be lazy and do a straight cut & paste, we will notice.

2. After doing a straight cut & paste, at least have the journalistic integrity to independently research and correct the factual errors. (the mis-spelling of the captain's name would've been a great place to start)
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Old 21st May 2011, 16:33
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Most articles are syndicated these days. If it's word for word then the credit will be given to the originator. If it's modified in any way, then the editor may take the credit.

It's the same difference between plagerism and research. Plagerism is copying from one souce, research from two!
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Old 21st May 2011, 17:01
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Flown all three.

Order of preference;





First walkaround I did on the RR - looked up the tailpipe and thought 'Crikey...who stole the engine!'
Then, 14 secs from fuel/ign to light up??? Sheeeit...never saw that before!
Spool up on T/O - Slooooooooowwwwww.....
In flight re-light must be sphincter tightening.

PS Aussies are all fkn prats. I've tried to be tolerant, but recent events proved my prejudice was well founded.
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Old 21st May 2011, 19:04
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I've maintained all 3

order of preference




I know it means absolutely nothing.
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Old 21st May 2011, 21:52
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as you put it back on thread.

If you knew anything then you would know that there was an initial report from Reuters within about 6 hours of the event happening, mostly reported by the experienced press photographer who was onboard the a/c with his family. CX initially refused to comment and I think made their very bland statement late on the day of the event.

So the rest of the world had mostly the verbal experiences of the pax to go on, and in their own way they retold the story as they experienced it - educated or not in the field of aviation and engine failures - to them a fire is a fire, the light's going out is the lights going out, a bang could be an explosion, severe vibration can be anything their minds think....

Yes, there is sensationalism in the press. And I'm certain you're right that Simon spelt the skippers name wrong - but considering he wouldn't have got any of that from CX, what's the use in crying?

But if you find CX's uber-conservative nature soothing, and the PR machine flawless - trust me it's so much better to know the truth, than the 9th floor view of the world.....

Best Regards,

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Old 21st May 2011, 23:45
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Algol, "most Aussies are fkn prats". Ouch....

Australia is a multi-cultural country, so which particular fkn prats upset you the most? The Anglo Saxon? Greek?, African?
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Old 22nd May 2011, 01:13
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This guided tour through the many prejudices that have sweet f/a to do with " THE EVENT " should come to an end.
Bruce, Nigel, Chuck or Hank - immaterial.
Brad - good job mate
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Old 22nd May 2011, 06:37
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Yeah good one Blad..........!!!!
Old 23rd May 2011, 01:53
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I hear that CX just put an order in locally for a lawn-mower.....
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Old 23rd May 2011, 02:03
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Can I get a hell yeah for the:

- 'sparks'

- 'eng stall'

- 'Rolls Royce'

Spin, spin, spin......

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