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Old 15th Jan 2010, 16:23
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Prince William Gets his Wings....

...from his dad.

BBC News - Prince William completes RAF Shawbury helicopter course
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Old 15th Jan 2010, 17:14
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Let's hope he doesn't abuse the privelege like his Uncle does!
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Old 15th Jan 2010, 18:49
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Let's hope he doesn't abuse the privelege like his Uncle does!
What an offensive thing to say. Prince Andrew was a Sea King pilot in the Falklands, whose tasks included Exocet protection to the carrier, and rescue winching from the Atlantic Conveyor. I expect that William will do well if he continues the family tradition.
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ive worked with him, and my uncle-in-law flew with him in the Falklands.

I'm saying nothing. it gets me in trouble.
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Old 15th Jan 2010, 19:07
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What an offensive thing to say.
Well said Senior Pilot, why do we have to put up with so many idiots on this site?
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SP - bit twitchy aren't we?! I'm not sure why you think that's offensive. Andrew did a commendable job during his Navy days and his brave contribution in the Falklands is well recognised and applauded; he was quite rightly awarded the South Atlantic medal, along with hundreds of his deserving colleagues.

I was referring to his unnecessary use of helicopters at the taxpayers' expense, equally well recognised, but not quite so well admired. "Air milles Andy" has been widely criticised for abusing his priveleged position, here for example. And here. And here. And here, etc.

At least I didn't call him an idiot - now that would be offensive

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Old 15th Jan 2010, 21:06
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The thread is about Prince William getting his wings as a military pilot

Your original post was a direct response to that, and made no reference to a political rant about private travel. I saw nothing in "Let's hope he doesn't abuse the privelege like his Uncle does" that led me to believe you weren't talking about Andrew's Military service.

Maybe you should have tried to stay on topic?
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Old 15th Jan 2010, 21:08
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`Vital actions` you are another idiot! Leave the Royals alone. At least we don,t have Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in charge, or maybe thats what you anti Royals want.
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Old 15th Jan 2010, 21:12
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My post was deleted. Not sure if by accident. In my opinion you are the one out of line here.
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Old 15th Jan 2010, 21:26
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I am starting to get more than a little upset with the amount of a$$holes on this site. I am sure that most should not be even registering on a PP forum?
Get a life you non flyers and go elsewhere!! Non flyers who look after us flyers are MORE than welcome here. You are the other half of how we fly safe and are very much appreciated.
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Old 15th Jan 2010, 21:27
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ok, there's definatly some Voodoo or something going on in here, cos i've no idea how i ended in this mess now!!!
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Old 15th Jan 2010, 21:31
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Originally Posted by ironchefflay
ive worked with him, and my uncle-in-law flew with him in the Falklands.

I'm saying nothing. it gets me in trouble.
Please get yourself in trouble and tell the world what the hell you know!!
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Old 15th Jan 2010, 21:32
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Well. not sure how to take that last comment. i presume i am the a$$hole for some reason but i am also an Engineer! am i still more than welcome? i really dont know?

but just to set the record straight. i said nothing derogatary about anyone, nor did i make any comments about others talking on this thread. so if the mods are around, im taking no resposibility for this one!!
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Old 15th Jan 2010, 21:34
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How about we stick to the thread subject?

"Prince William gets his Wings"
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Old 15th Jan 2010, 21:36
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i also said ive no axe to grind!

im not pro royal, im not anti royal.
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Old 15th Jan 2010, 21:39
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anyway.

Well done Prince William, im sure you'll enjoy what little normallity of life you will get doing something you want to, and maybe i'll be working with you one of these days when SAR finally makes its mind up where its going.
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Old 15th Jan 2010, 21:39
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ironchefflay, are you a professional pilot? No (I am assuming) I appreciate that you are an enginner and look after us pilots daily. Are you in a position to comment on the Royals with regards their flying skills? No, I would guess.
Just don,t $hit stir for your own ends. Please.
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Old 15th Jan 2010, 21:50
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Back on topic.

What can he do and what does he hope to do with his wings?

Given who he is, what flying roles is he likely to perform?


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Old 15th Jan 2010, 21:52
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Does one need to be a pilot, let alone a "professional pilot" (whatever that means - school teachers alao claim to be in a "profession" but few doctors or lawyers think of them as professionals in a true sense, but it really is a bit elitist), to assess a person's flying skills? I would think that an aeronautical engineer, servicing aircraft and no doubt spending a far bit of time flying in them, might be able to express an valid opinion on how well someone flys the aircraft he or she maintains.

I do not mean to shitestir, but to suggest that a person can not express an opinion, or their opinion has less validity, because they are not a "professional pilot" is a bit unfair.
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SP Ė with respect, I thought I was on topic. You however, clearly did not! Perhaps my post should have been clearer and Iím sorry it wasnít. Perhaps you should have queried my post before jumping to the wrong conclusion and over-reacting (Iím not aware that Andrew has ever abused his position as a military pilot?).

Anyway, the original post was about William getting a helicopter licence Ė Iím very pleased for him and Iím quite certain heíll make an excellent pilot. I wish him well with his aspirations in SAR. My post referred to Andrewís helicopter licence and how he abuses the privileges it affords him. Iím not anti-royalist, but I (along with millions of others) do resent my hard earned cash funding his extravagant private lifestyle. I hope William doesnít do the same.

-272, your posts were not deleted by accident. They were deleted because, like all of the other posts youíve submitted during your limited (and probably soon to end) membership of PPRuNe, they added no value whatsoever. This is a discussion forum for intelligent grown-ups, not a playground for yobs to throw childish insults. Try joining this; I think youíll find it easier to understand.

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