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B Fraser 22nd Jul 2016 08:05

In the meantime, here is another solo around the world attempt. I doubt Fedor Konyukhov will spend much time shouting "look at me !" or being feted by minor royals. Will he receive an honorary doctorate or a gong at a dinner party ? Sadly, Fedor cannot be described as "eye candy" and his gonads hang between his legs, unless they have been frozen off due to flying at -50 deg. Not much chance of recognition old chap !


http://www.abc.net.au/news/image/758...x2-700x467.jpg




Russian set to beat round-the-world solo balloon record - BBC News

Genghis the Engineer 22nd Jul 2016 08:39

Kudos to the Russian chappie.


Regarding PiperBoy's post, I thought I would just check something.

My wife, who is a past president of the Women's Engineering Society, came to Farnborough on the Friday also. She spent about half the day on the Magnificent Women stand which was about promoting aviation and STEM to girls - that which TCT is getting this award from HCAP for.

TCT was spotted by one of the volunteers on MT on the way in that morning, but apparently not a sign of her all day on the event.

Unlike Major Tim, who was *very* evident both Friday and Saturday talking to adoring kids and their parents. Or, for that matter dozens of young male and female volunteers doing science experiments and talking about careers with thousands of schoolchildren.

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Mike Flynn 22nd Jul 2016 10:03

Thank you Genghis.

Your post perfectly illustrates the contrast between genuine promotion of aviation and self promotion.

Tim does not need to resort to a spaceman image. Just a simple logo on his t shirt.

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Mike Flynn 22nd Jul 2016 11:07

She continues to peddle the myth of an around the world flight.

Prior to her talk in Hull last night she appeared on the BBC Radio Humberside drivetime show. The presenter introduced her as having completed a global flight and she later refered to the documentary being made for Discovery Channel.

The interview was little more than her trotting out the same old script.
"I hope to convey what it is like to fly a biplane around the world."

No mention of missing the big over water sections.

BBC Radio Humberside - Andy Comfort, 21/07/2016, To pay tribute to Hull aviator Amy Johnson Tracey Curtis Taylor flew to Australia in a biplane


I am about to write to James Harding at BBC News and Current Affairs to make sure she is not allowed to continue to make such false claims again.

xrayalpha 22nd Jul 2016 12:53

While you are writing to the BBC, maybe you want to nominate her for a Gold Blue Peter Badge?

"On very rare occasions, extraordinary adults can also be awarded with a Gold Blue Peter badge. Recipients are high profile personalities who are considered to be role models, inspiring the nation's children."

Doesn't say what you have to inspire them to do!

maxred 22nd Jul 2016 16:10


It was good - and she was quite straightforward about the level of crew support she had. Didn’t suggest her flights were solo escapades like Amy’s.
From the horses mouth at the Hull event.....

Mike Flynn 22nd Jul 2016 16:29

Nice to hear to she is being more honest Maxred.

Was there a question and answer session?

Did she mention the major role Ewald has had in all these adventures and what a shining example he is to would be engineers and aviators?

The Radio Humberside sycophantic interview was more along the lines of the Midweek appearance with "I am flying low level" and the documentary "is about flying a biplane around the world".

As they say never let the truth get in the way of a good story:ok:

maxred 22nd Jul 2016 16:32

Not sure Jay, and I did not enquire any deeper, but perhaps, with all your good work, she is learning to tell it as it is. She is going to run out of mantelpiece for all these awards though..

SATCOS WHIPPING BOY 22nd Jul 2016 16:43


Originally Posted by Stanwell (Post 9447272)
Ah, thankee, kind people - the penny has dropped. :ok:


p.s. Tim Peake had to line up behind Tracey, did he?
.

I think Tim may have been asked to step up first...

...so that TCT had someone to follow to the podium.



p.s. This thread is brilliant, keep it up.

pulse1 22nd Jul 2016 16:48

I notice that she didn't correct her introduction which said "...Tracy Curtis-Taylor who recently flew around the world in a biplane". When did she do that?

Stanwell 22nd Jul 2016 16:54

pulse1,
Don't you see?
It's just that, once again, some stupid journalist has mis-read the media brief.
And, being the 'lady' she is, Tracey just didn't want to cause any embarrassment.
OK?

(Tracey, a tip for you .. all Media Briefs are kept on file in case questions are asked later.)
.

Mike Flynn 22nd Jul 2016 17:23

It is worth pointing out Tim Peake did not fly alone and had a support crew:ok:

Planemike 22nd Jul 2016 18:47

..........and I am quite sure he who be the first person to acknowledge that and give credit to the vast team that make his exploit possible !!!!! That does not detract in anyway from his considerable personal achievement.

Mike Flynn 22nd Jul 2016 20:33

I am in discussion with the BBC regarding her interview with BBC Radio Humberside but having had a couple of beers and looking at the wonderful UK sky this evening on reflection I missed a key point.

For those who have ever flown in hot dusty places like the centre of Australia ( I have ) the one thing you miss is the wonderful English countryside in summer.

She revealed in the opening part of the interview with BBC Humberside that she had driven up as the Spirit of Artifibs was at Farnborough.


I was hoping to fly in with the Spirit of Artemis but I have actually driven up"
BBC Radio Humberside - Andy Comfort, 21/07/2016, To pay tribute to Hull aviator Amy Johnson Tracey Curtis Taylor flew to Australia in a biplane
Now why, with total CAVOK, would a pilot (who claims to have flown around the world) drive to Hull when the flight is easier,quicker,nicer and costs nothing as it is sponsored?

Plus the picture opportuntity with the local press:ok:

Flying to Hull should have been a key part of her agenda given she 'emulates' or celebrates Amy Johnson who comes from the city.

So what stopped her? Could the brand new/restored Spirit of Artemis have gone sick already?

Or is it because Ewald is back in Austria?

Am I missing something?

Her ex husband Steve Taylor tells me she never was a cross country pilot in New Zealand and now it appears she cannot fly alone from Farnborough to Humberside in high summer:ok:

Could it be she needs to fly IFR...I follow roads:ok:
http://www.birdinabiplane.com/images/jul16.gif

India Four Two 22nd Jul 2016 21:14


... she never was a cross country pilot in New Zealand
How is that possible? When getting checked out in NZ, I was told "Navigation is easy. Fly east or west to the coast and then turn left or right as required!"

Danny42C 22nd Jul 2016 21:16

Jay Sata (#1020),

... Could the brand new/restored Spirit of Artemis...
In the sense of Grandfather's old axe - which had had three new handles and two new heads ?

Danny.

Mike Flynn 22nd Jul 2016 21:50

India Four Two...

It is the radio and nav work load that makes flying around Sydney,New York,LA or indeed the VFR route around London hard. Add to that language issues in foreign flying and pointing the aircraft is the easy bit.

Tracey Curtis Taylor must have problems with radio or navigation or she would never have allowed a bloke on board her bird in a biplane adventures.

Why did she not fly from Farnborough to Hull yesterday for her lecture sponsored by British Aerospace in perfect VFR?

Would Amy Johnson have 'driven up by road'?

This is a 'female inspirational pilot' who has an LAA Navigation Award and a Masters Medal from the HCAP!

I notice not a word from the British Womens Pilots Association. http://bwpa.co.uk

piperboy84 22nd Jul 2016 21:56


Originally Posted by Jay Sata (Post 9448881)
India Four Two...

It is the radio and nav work load that makes flying around Sydney,New York,LA or indeed the VFR route around London hard. Add to that language issues in foreign flying and pointing the aircraft is the easy bit.

Tracey Curtis Taylor must have problems with radio or navigation or she would never have allowed a bloke on board her bird in a biplane adventures.

Why did she not fly from Farnborough to Hull yesterday for her lecture sponsored by British Aerospace in perfect VFR?

This is a woman pilot who has a LAA Navigation Award and a Masters Medal from the HCAP!


Maybe because the plane is on display at the show? Could explain it being unavailable as I could not see what is essentially a "local flight" from one field in the southeast to another being a problem, even for her.

Nige321 22nd Jul 2016 22:02

She's in 'Aviation for Women' magazine now... Who knew there was such a thing...

(I wonder what would happen if I started 'Aviation for Men'...:p

Aviation for Women

Mike Flynn 22nd Jul 2016 22:14

TCT
 
I just have to say the last six months of TCT have been surreal.

It has all the makings of a movie script.

Yet the amazing thing is spooling back through her so called flying background.

When she destroyed the R44 last year she had 1400 hours experience on a UK ppl.

She claims to be a 30 year commercial pilot but her experience at the Auckland Flying club/ NZ Warbirds appears to be minimal.

She never did any warbird aerobatics according to Steve Taylor,her ex husband and former NZ aerobatic winner.
He does not need to boast.The Great Stunt Company - News[05Feb2007]

Her Africa and UK to Australia trips were with Ewald Gritsch in the front seat so what has she actually done as a pilot?

The big issue for me now is why in perfect VFR she could not fly the Stearman on a short flight from Farnborough to Humberside yesterday.

She told BBC Radio Humberside she drove up. What a tribute that was to her hero Amy:=


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