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Old 9th Oct 2003, 11:39
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Lu Zuckerman ~ TV star

Our own Lu Zuckerman was just on TV.

The Discovery Channel just aired a program called 'Disaster Detectives'. The program was about the Air Transat flight that landed in the Azores after gliding for approximately 200 miles over the Atlantic. The world's longest glide of a passenger aircraft.

Lu was discussing the cause of the fuel leakage.

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Old 9th Oct 2003, 13:33
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Lu For Governor of California!

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Old 10th Oct 2003, 03:28
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I suppose he knows as much about that as he knows about anything.
Did he manage to work Robinson pitch horns into the conversation?
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Old 10th Oct 2003, 03:53
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A point of view skewed as usual.

To: t'aint natural

I suppose he knows as much about that as he knows about anything.
I have a professional life outside of these threads and I make a good living doing it. As far as my experience and background that allows me to make technical comments on TV programs I have performed Product Integrity Analyses on the following: A-310, DC-9,727, A-340,FD-728, Bombardier 604 and RJs and the A-380 among various other commercial and military helicopters and fixed wing aircraft . I just finished a contract on a Rolls-Royce engine and the systems included among other things fuel lines and hydraulic lines. Aside from punching the keys on your computer and writing stories for publication what in your technical background gives you the right to make suppositions about my abilities and my background.

Speaking about writing for publication my book is at the printers as we "speak".

I am awaiting your reply. Make it good.



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Old 10th Oct 2003, 04:41
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DJ, since when did an A330 have a glide ratio of 1:30?
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Kudos to Lu...

Lu,

Congratulations! Don't mind t'aint natural's playful nature; he's just trying to get your dander up. Take a look at t'aint natural's "WHO's WHO" post (scroll to bottom), and you will see that his hobbies include "Playing Heliport's straight man and winding up Lu."

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Old 10th Oct 2003, 05:53
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sycamore,

Maybe the lack of fuel and that the passengers were constantly in the washrooms 'relieving' themselves helped with the glide slope.

Seriously, at one point I think the documentary mentioned 37 FL and 200 miles out, then at another point it mentioned 4 to 5 miles for each loss of 1,000 feet.
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Old 10th Oct 2003, 06:13
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Cool

For anyone that's in the UK a rather handsome PPRuNer (read CRAN) will be on HORIZON's - BBC TV on 17th December designing and analysing bits of a 100-years-of-flight replica of Percy Pilchers powered glider!

And NO....it wasn't my fault that it crashed!

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Old 10th Oct 2003, 06:44
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Exclusive: Lu Zuckerman embroiled in scandal claims
Reuters - October 9th, 2003

Celebrity rotorcraft expert Lu Zuckerman today become embroiled in an alleged scandal only hours after kicking-off his campaign for the 2006 Californian election on the Discovery Channel.

A female British journalist, who had interviewed Zuckerman as part of her background research into the Robinson R22 for the hit show “Fear Factor” in 2002, claimed that the celebrity rotorhead made inappropriate gestures during the meeting. “He was extremely charming at first,” recalled the unnamed journalist, “captivating me with his explanation of the intricacies of centripetal force. But before I knew it, he was groping my collective and playing with my cyclic.”

At which point, the lady in question alleges, Mr. Zuckerman landed the helicopter and left her in the lurch, without even a backward glance, as he strode off to examine the gearbox on a nearby S-76…

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When I first started to read your post I thought my god, it has hit the European newspaper now everybody knows.

If you remember a while back I made some comments about asbestos and how the management of a certain European helicopter company did nothing to remove it in order to protect their employees. An employee of that company corrected me and he told his management about my comments. As a result, I have been threatened with a lawsuit for slander. Maybe Flying Lawyer can correct me but I believe slander and libel must involve lies and defamation but everything I said was true. I'm trying to get the lawyer to respond to my many Emails that I sent in response to his letter.

Shooting ones’ mouth off is analogous to shooting ones’ self in the foot.


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Old 11th Oct 2003, 01:26
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God I wish I had your skill in the use of words.




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Old 11th Oct 2003, 06:12
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I wish you did too, Lu.
Then we wouldn't have to plough through these interminable half-bright witterings that got you banned from every other web forum.
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Hopefully when you publish an article you check your sources. The only forum from which I was banned was Rotorheads. I was not banned from PPRuNe. I can if I wish participate on Just Helicopters but I don't choose to. I participate on Vertical Reference and the Canadian helicopter forum and I don’t have any problems on any of them. Could it be that on those forums there ar no idiots like you

So either get it right or shut up.

Remember my last post. Think Middle East.
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Old 12th Oct 2003, 02:26
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t'aint natural,

That's not fair. You know that Lu was banned from Rotorheads because he uses his real name. The same thing happened to Nick Lappos and myself.

Come to think of it, there haven't been any posts from Shawn Coyle recently.

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Old 12th Oct 2003, 02:38
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T'aint, ISTM that winding up Lu isn't a very lofty ambition. He seems pretty tightly wound naturally, and further winding is just too easy to be worth the time. But idle activity can sometimes be fun, no?
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Old 12th Oct 2003, 02:46
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Keep it up Lu...

... you have a loy of pilots out there admiring what you do...
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Old 12th Oct 2003, 03:10
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Nick Lappos?
I don't remember that.
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Old 12th Oct 2003, 06:59
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I don't remember that.
Well, they say the memory is the second thing to go......

He wasn't banned, he just couldn't log on because of a glitch in the programming.
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Old 12th Oct 2003, 18:45
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Here we go.....Lu says:

Maybe Flying Lawyer can correct me but I believe slander and libel must involve lies and defamation but everything I said was true.
...............you of course mean everything except centrifugal force, tailboom chops, phase angles, R22s, lights in the desert, recirulation......etc

Also:
I'm trying to get the lawyer to respond to my many Emails that I sent in response to his letter.
I'm thinking of that lawyer. That poor, poor bastard. That poor, poor ignorant fool. Thatv poor, poor unsuspecting lamb. Our hearts go out to you mate - or what will be left of your mind when it's all over..........

Lu, can you post some of those emails up here for a giggle?

(secret middle eastern sign)

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