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Cessnafly 26th Oct 2016 11:21

https://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&rc...MdoBY8-5BWk49A



Calm, accountable and analytical freelance consultant with a passion for strategy and content

CORE CAPABILITIES:

- Creation and implementation of communication budgets and strategies for global brands
- Proven track record in structuring rights, then activating and integrating sponsorships
- Editorial direction with an eye for creating newsworthy content across all channels
- Well developed understanding of corporate values, brand identity and sponsorship assets
- Strong background in leading and inspiring multichannel and multinational media teams
- Excellent interpersonal skills with senior management, clients and stakeholders
- Fluent French and Spanish, with a global perspective on communication objectives
Experience

Managing Director
Tim Kelly Media Limited
October 2007 – Present (9 years 1 month)Greater New York City Area
Based in New York & London
Independent and flexible consultant providing strategic support for agencies and stakeholders engaged in global sponsorship activities, with a particular focus on sport/adventure properties

ONGOING PROJECTS:

April 2015-Present: Consultant for Aviator Tracey Curtis-Taylor, managing PR, marketing, communications and sponsor relationships for Great Britain to Australia Flight



Hmmm. Not looking good, is it.

rog747 26th Oct 2016 11:33

I think she's dead in the water now -
how can she recovery her dignity from this let alone think she can possibly sue anyone - and sue for what!
she needs to go away quietly and perhaps start eating large dishes (huge) of humble pie

as i said before she had me fooled and I have played with big aeroplanes since 1972

i totally supported her ventures and was excited she was doing these flights which i thought in my mind were going to be solo recreations

of course i knew she had a film crew and support crew along at certain points but for me definitely i thought she was alone in the slipstream doing the legs - seems all a sham -

had i sponsored her i would want my donations back

Mike Flynn 26th Oct 2016 11:35

"

Wherever she stopped en route she seized the opportunity to meet communities,educate young people and inspire women and girls"
Mother Teresa in a Stearman.

Tim Kelly managed all the PR.
He got Boeing a lot of publicity.
I wonder if this picture is displayed in the Seattle boardroom?
http://www.flyingmag.com/sites/flyin...bWGXC&fc=50,50

Cessnafly 26th Oct 2016 11:44

View Tim Kelly's professional profile on LinkedIn. ... Management of sponsorship strategy and sponsorship media relations for Artemis Investment Management:



Google reveals the above in the search bar.

Artemis Investment Management was on his LinkedIn profile Jay. It appears to have recently come off. Wonder why.


I'm hearing whispers of a Dick Turpin.

WeeJeem 26th Oct 2016 12:02

Sorry about that, wiggy ;)

Incidentally, does anyone have any thoughts/insight as to what that "technology failure" was on ?

Was it the radio? Was it the transponder? Was it the GPS?
Or maybe it was the iPad?

Say, what? iPad? What iPad, Weejeem? There was no iPad. I think you'll find that the "only up-to-date addition is a radio, transponder and GPS"
(Source)

Nope. I'm sorry, Weejeem, but I think you'll find that it was all done with "old fashioned aviation gadgets, except for a GPS device and an iPad". So there was an iPad. And a GPS. But no radio or transponder.
(Source)


Ah, I see.
Actually, no, I don't.
Both of me is confused.

MoateAir 26th Oct 2016 12:06

Technology failure?

Probably the intercom.

Sam Rutherford 26th Oct 2016 12:15

Whilst my complaint has always been about the veracity of her statements, I have obviously been very, very careful to only state that which I know to be absolutely, and demonstrably, true.

Not good to stand in a glasshouse and throw bricks, etc.

I am, therefore, intrigued to know what legal action she has in mind.

It would, though, open up the opportunity to see both her, and Ewald's, logbooks - which could prove illuminating.

B70 26th Oct 2016 13:02

Amongst all the usual sycophantic twaddle on the BiaB Facebook page, some negative comments are now starting to appear - this hasn't happened before; or, if it has, they have been removed very quickly. The BiaB PR team must be working overtime trying to keep their heads above water on all of the social media fronts in addition to press, tv, and radio.

clareprop 26th Oct 2016 13:08


The BiaB PR team must be working overtime
If they have any sense, I would think the PR team are running away as fast as possible.

There is actually a very good link in one of the comments to the Daily Telegraph quote from Oct 2015 where she says something along the lines of 'yah-boo to the military, I'm flying around the world on my own now'. Unfortunately, it's hidden below some other comments so the faithful probably haven't read it.

robin 26th Oct 2016 13:13


Originally Posted by Sam Rutherford (Post 9556531)
Whilst my complaint has always been about the veracity of her statements, I have obviously been very, very careful to only state that which I know to be absolutely, and demonstrably, true.

Not good to stand in a glasshouse and throw bricks, etc.

I am, therefore, intrigued to know what legal action she has in mind.

It would, though, open up the opportunity to see both her, and Ewald's, logbooks - which could prove illuminating.

If TC-T does call in M'lud for some sort of recompense, she might look at what happened here. Clue: It didn't end well

BBC News | UK Politics | Aitken's downfall complete

WeeJeem 26th Oct 2016 13:47


Originally Posted by clareprop
Quote:
The BiaB PR team must be working overtime
If they have any sense, I would think the PR team are running away as fast as possible.
:8

I'm not sure that legging it is an option. See, here's the thing:


Originally Posted by LinkedIn - Tim Kelly
Tim Kelly
ONGOING PROJECTS:
April 2015-Present: Consultant for Aviator Tracey Curtis-Taylor, managing PR, marketing, communications and sponsor relationships for Great Britain to Australia Flight
[...]
May 2008-Present: Management of sponsorship strategy and sponsorship media relations for Artemis Investment Management:
- Advising senior management on sponsorship rationale, activation and integration
- Ensuring visibility and media returns around title sponsorships in Ocean Racing (sailing), Ocean Rowing and other adventure activities, including the acclaimed title sponsorship of Walking with the Wounded and Cape Town to Goodwood
- Strategic management of all related media budgets, suppliers, content and partners
- Implemented successful personal sponsorship of Olympic Equestrienne Zara Phillips

and here's the thing :)


Originally Posted by LinkedIn - Mike Tindall
Mike Tindall
Former Rugby player for Gloucester
[...]
October 2015 – Present (1 year 1 month)
Brand Ambassador
Artemis Investment Management

and here's the thing
For the uninitiated, Zara Phillips' mum usually goes by the name of Anne, Princess Royal and most people would probably recognise her grandma (namely Queen Elizabeth II).

And since she got married, she's also known as Mrs Tindall, wife of former England rugby player Mike Tindall.

And if anyone was looking for a Navy connection, Zara's step-dad is Vice-Admiral Timothy Lawrence (Rtd).

And grandma's first cousin - Prince Michael of Kent - is an Honorary Vice Admiral in the RNR.

Which makes Price Michael of Kent her (Zara's) first cousin twice removed.

That's him on the right of the picture below, standing in front of a plane that I can't quite see the name of, and talking to a pilot who's name escapes me.
http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2015/...3763677772.jpg
Complicated, innit?

rugmuncher 26th Oct 2016 13:52

T-C-T has made a serious error in judgement in how she prepared and followed up with the whole "event".

Q & A with Tracey Curtis Taylor - Features - Pilot

"If you hadnít been flying solo, who would have been your ideal co-pilot?

Although this was primarily a solo flight, certainly at the outset, I often took members of the crew and sponsors with me in the Stearman for reasons of expediency or indeed just so that they could share the experience."



The more you delve into her egotistical life you find she is the archetypal "Walter Mitty".

All I ask is that she hands back her "honorary" awards (RAF Wings, RN 2 1/2 ringer uniform, degrees etc.)

hoodie 26th Oct 2016 14:13


Originally Posted by rugmuncher (Post 9556651)
All I ask is that she hands back her "honorary" awards (RAF Wings...)

Has she actually been given an honorary award that permits her to wear those wings?

I had got the strong impression from this thread that (unlike the RN uniform) she hasn't, and that she wears them "just because". :rolleyes:

rugmuncher 26th Oct 2016 14:31


Originally Posted by hoodie (Post 9556686)
Has she actually been given an honorary award that permits her to wear those wings?

I had got the strong impression from this thread that (unlike the RN uniform) she hasn't, and that she wears them "just because". :rolleyes:

Haven't read anywhere to see when she WAS awarded them, but was giving her the benefit of the doubt.

I suspect she has no right to wear them.

She's a sick Bird and needs help.

deefer dog 26th Oct 2016 15:21

If you ever have trouble sleeping and have a strong desire to :yuk: you really should listen to TCT in the following interview which was recorded by the BBC.

BBC Radio 4 - Saturday Live, Former Spice Girl Mel C and aviator Tracey Curtis Taylor

It all kicks off at 42:35 when TCT is introduced along with the other studio guest Mel C.

At 47:10 mins she explains that the ATC controller at Entebbe didn't know his left from his right...later TCT acknowledges the compliment paid to her for her bravery with a modest "thank you"...and then soon after she responds to questions about the incredible danger she faced in Egypt. (This really is :yuk: making listening).

At 52:25 mins our poor girl explains that she couldn't even join the ATC (cadets)...."I've paid for all of my flying whereas my contemporaries have had it all paid for by the taxpayer." She continues with how she was "trained by military pilots," and then at 54:00 she fails to correct the interviewer when he states that she was "alone in the skies with Africa spread out beneath you." :=



I'd chucked up too many times before I got to the end...someone else will have to do it.


PS. Lying by omission: Also known as a continuing misrepresentation, a lie by omission occurs when an important fact is left out in order to foster a misconception. Lying by omission includes failures to correct pre-existing misconceptions.

B Fraser 26th Oct 2016 15:50

Who exactly are "her contemporaries" ? There are plenty of female instructors and CPL holders who paid their own way. As for being trained by the military, I thought her whinge was that she could not be trained by the military ? If she means that she had an instructor who was also serving or ex military then "so what". Many of us can lay claim to having been taught by a former military pilot, myself included. I was taught aero's by a former Nimrod display pilot and his lovely wife was my main instructor.

Never in the field of bluffing has so much been made out of so little.

tubby linton 26th Oct 2016 15:57

The Royal Navy honorary commission has a time limit on it apparently

The Old Fat One 26th Oct 2016 16:18

Sorry Sam, but one cannot help but hope she is deluded enough to drag this into court. I just listened to the BBC track as provided by Deefer Dog...the lady clearly has a mental issue once someone sticks a microphone near her. As I said previously, she is quick to take aim at both feet and open fire. Keep chucking her the rope...

Over the sea I was flying at or below 10 feet :eek::eek::eek: over breeding whales.

er... anyone from the CAA got a view on boasting and/or lying on national radio about what would be a gross act of flying indiscipline, especially as the she is (according to a significant number of her facebook sycophants) an inspiration to children?

As to WeeJam revelations...I'm not surprised...what to do next, that is the question I'm facing now.

sharpend 26th Oct 2016 16:28

Statement from Ms Taylor:

Curtis-Taylor said, “I have stated publicly previously (11 June 2016) that I am deeply disappointed at the comments coming from a particular source making false assertions that my flight expeditions should have been executed as solo flights and that I have claimed them as such. I have previously stated they were not ‘solo flights’.

Really?

noflynomore 26th Oct 2016 16:46


So my question is has anyone done it without major sponsors,funding and fame?
Jay, I can't see what fame has to do with it but only relatively wealthy people own aircraft in general.
You have to be unusually comfortably off to afford to give up work for the duration of such a long trip.
You'd have to be considerably more that relatively wealthy to afford the massive costs involved in an avgas fuelled flight to Australia (modifications, visas, agents' comissions, fuel, dash, landing fees, bribes, handling fees, facilitation fees, hotac, bungs, food, presents etc) plus cope with repairs and or maintenance en route.
You'd then need to either double your costs by flying home again or be wealthy enough to risk selling the aircraft in Oz - or not, depending on the market.

OK, some might fund it by selling the family home and ending largely penniless at the end like some round the world yotties do but that isn't the usual way.

If only the wealthy did the adventurous stuff in the past there's a very good reason for it. Big expeditions are very costly, and naturally if you're well connected your route via the Empire staging posts was made easier. Nowadays it takes wads of $$$$ that won't fit even remotely the average person's pocket.


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