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rats404 26th May 2016 13:04

There may be an NDA in place that was contractually a part of the deal for him. He may not have been aware of the implications of that when he signed it.

I'm not defending him or anyone else, just positing a theory.

gasax 26th May 2016 13:47

It has to be said that his 'active discretion' in some of the videos is interesting to watch. Classic I'm not really here stuff.

But given his website and hers seem to utilise the same two aircraft there may well be something rather 'deeper' going on. either way he is certainly complicit in the lie.

Bronx 26th May 2016 14:11


Originally Posted by Senior Pilot (Post 9386426)

Agreeing with each other on PPRuNe isn’t going to achieve anything.

Writing to the Master, asking why someone who has made false claims about flying solo should be honoured by an Honourable Company might.

Attaching the photograph of her speaking in Seattle would make the point very clearly.

Captain Peter Benn
Honourable Company of Air Pilots
Cobham House
9 Warwick Court
Gray's Inn
London WC1R 5DJ

Or email to Captain Peter Benn: [email protected]


Good point?

MaxR 26th May 2016 16:55

I can't help thinking that, what some here identify as, the conspiracy of silence within the press (aviation and otherwise) is merely justifiable disinterest in a non-story. Fun reading this thread, though.

Stanwell 26th May 2016 17:30

"Conspiracy of silence" or "Justifiable disinterest"?
With many of the 'press' that ran with the stories, I'd suggest that, having sucked the readers and viewers in due to lack of due diligence,
they simply don't want egg on their faces.
Much better just to stay shtum.

(In case you're wondering about the definition of 'shtum' in English, a dictionary example given is:
"He kept shtum about the fact that he was sent down for fraud.")

canopener 26th May 2016 22:55

Is it possible that EG is just another silly old man besotted with the charming TCT?

megan 27th May 2016 00:57


someone who has achieved something fairly impressive
I beg to differ, absolutely nothing impressive about it at all. GA aircraft of one sort or another have circled the globe for years. All you need is money and an aircraft. Many well heeled US brethren have so indulged themselves, a number of Aussies and Brits likewise. One recent Aussie was a teenager. And they didn't cross the watery bits courtesy of airline.

robin 27th May 2016 14:13

.. and we will soon have another opportunity as a well-known lady celebrity flies a long-distance solo (in company with her boyfriend) with all the usual press and TV coverage

A le Ron 27th May 2016 22:13

Even if she got into this situation by accident, and it has grown out of hand, I can't understand why she doesn't just make a clean breast of it. At least she'd sleep easy.

Genghis the Engineer 28th May 2016 11:34


On the Facebook page referring to the crash, the front seat occupant is described as her "engineer".
I didn't realise that a Stearman needed a flight engineer. Begs the question of how all those other SEP record and ferry flights managed without one?

G

megan 28th May 2016 12:50


Begs the question of how all those other SEP record and ferry flights managed without one?
But, but, she might get oil on ones self during the pre flight, you know how those radials leak, do have to maintain pristine looks for the press you know, or snap a finger nail getting caps off checking fluid levels. Comments re this particular lady only, not a gender bash.

Genghis the Engineer 28th May 2016 14:37

Indeed, I don't recall Eve Jackson ever seeming concerned about the odd oil stain, even after she'd finished building the aeroplane herself.

G

Genghis the Engineer 28th May 2016 19:58

Pretty much.

Other people have done similar trips, most for more altruistic reasons, most for less personal glory, and all have been open about the level of personal commitment and external support.

I think that the level of deceit practiced by both TCT and the people supporting her, undermines GA and may well make it harder for more worthy future projects to attract support.

G

9 lives 29th May 2016 02:17


I think that the level of deceit practiced by both TCT and the people supporting her, undermines GA and may well make it harder for more worthy future projects to attract support.
+1


The truth will emerge in time.
There's more?

Jetblu 29th May 2016 09:56

I saw Jay Sata's lengthy post before he edited it and it would appear that there is much much more.

I'm sure we will read about it in the GA journals 😀

Genghis the Engineer 29th May 2016 10:55


Originally Posted by Jetblu (Post 9391858)
I saw Jay Sata's lengthy post before he edited it and it would appear that there is much much more.

I'm sure we will read about it in the GA journals 😀

I'm sure I can wait, but generally where people are unflinchingly honest in one area of their life, they probably are in all others. And, occasionally, the converse.

G

Stanwell 29th May 2016 12:16

Yes, I saw it too.
A few more jigsaw-pieces added to what is already a pretty clear picture.

To quote Baltasar Gracian (1601-1658):
"One deceit needs many others, and so the whole house is built in the air and must soon come to the ground."

Genghis the Engineer 29th May 2016 22:13

It's the Gemmological Association of Great Britain, not British Gemmological Association.

A quick google shows both Fellowships: FGA and FRGS as pretty easy to achieve, and of no real consequence. As such, probably no reason to doubt them either.

G

canopener 30th May 2016 05:34

This has become a very interesting forum topic to follow,to that end I've done some investigation down under in good old NZ and have come up with a proverbial can of worms.....suppose my user name is appropriate.Watch this space folks.

27/09 30th May 2016 10:30


Jay Sata:I would love to be listening in to the bar talk at the Auckland Flying Club
Likewise just a few doors down at NZ Warbirds Assn.


was trained by military pilots to fly World War II aeroplanes with the New Zealand Warbird Association

Danny42C: Is my memory playing me tricks, or was there yesterday an interesting and informative Post on this thread from a certain Mr Taylor who seemed to know what he was talking about ?
Would this Mr Taylor's front name start with "S" by any chance? If so I'm sure he knows what he's talking about.


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