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Old 10th Jun 2001, 01:05
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This thread is great. To see so many grown men (/women...being PC) biting when the p**s is being taken is better than Emmerdale. I don't work in aviation although I've been associated with it for 20 years. If you can't laugh at yourself then who can you laugh at?
Old 10th Jun 2001, 05:41
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From a yank, I have to disagree. Eastenders is far superior to Emmerdale, and you can watch it on BBC at THE AULD DUBLIN every night it's on if you are ever stuck in Malaga. (go to Torremolinos and ask for George or Chris)
Old 10th Jun 2001, 07:54
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Down in3

The whole thrust of my point was quality v quantity, I,m not interested in how many posts are on PPRUNE, just how many are PROFESSIONAL, relevant to PILOTS and contribute to the RUMOUR NETWORK.

Nobody has anything against honest discussion relevant to that, but I,m getting fed up with the amount of anoraks on the site who would be better served by their own separate forum.

Personally, I think the battle has already been lost, and that is perhaps why you dont see too many posts from me. After all, I,m only a PROFESSIONAL PILOT, so I do feel a bit outnumbered on PPRUNE.
Old 10th Jun 2001, 08:46
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God almighty! I thought the D&G zone was bad but you Pom's leave it foe dead when it comes to sniping!!
Old 10th Jun 2001, 20:15
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I know which plane it was, where it came from, why it went there. But I'm only a Licensed Aircraft Engineer so maybe I shouldn't respond to this thread or even be able to read PPRUNE as in some peoples arrogant view I'm not professional enough!!!
Old 10th Jun 2001, 23:49
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Hey Snap Off why not tell some of your VC10 war stories over on the military pilots forum, oh sorry we are not welcome there either!!!!!

"Noted With Thanks"
Old 11th Jun 2001, 00:42
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Snap Off,

If you want to contribute to this public forum then go ahead. It certainly appears there are some seriously misguided people out there that consider they have an exclusive franchise on posting rights. I'd like to hear what you've got to say.

Old 11th Jun 2001, 02:20
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Actually it was a courtesy flight, laid on specially by RB for Graham Henry's wife.

The aircraft was provided for her so that she could join Henry on his birthday in Australia on the Lions tour.

Quite obvious really.

How do I know?

Well I could tell you but then I'd have to kill you; sworn to secrecy see, boyos!
Old 11th Jun 2001, 03:58
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Red face

About time to put this one to bed methinks!

Magplug, in response to your question: "I do however strongly support THINALBERT's view that we must somehow filter out more of the chaff but frankly I am at a bit of a loss to know how." It is quite simple really, I have to stay logged on 24 hours a day and check every forum every few minutes and as soon as I see something that I 'suspect' is not worthy of discussion or 'suspect' is not posted by a fully licenced, employed, professional pilot then I either delete it or move it to the 'Non Professional' forum.

It is not possible unless large sums of money are invested and I employ shifts of monitors who have editorial integrity and that is just not going to happen. So, we are left with a thread that would have been moved to the 'Questions' forum as soon as I had noticed it but because you chose to question the posters 'rights' it has developed into a different discussion which is about to be closed.

It has been my experience over the years of running this web site that you can't keep all of the readers happy all of the time. You may not be able to keep all of the readers happy some of the time or some of the readers happy all of the time. It is a no win situation and the vast majority are able to get what they want out of it.

If you do not like something it is often much easier to just move on to a different thread or forum than to voice your opinion, I know I do but then again it is my experience that these forums wouldn't be half as entertaining some of the time!

Trust me, the private forums are nowhere nearly as interesting as these public ones and as it says on the opeing page on PPRuNe, this is a Professional Pilots Website open to anyone associated with our profession and that even includes the cutomers we serve, spotters or not! I have no hesitation moving what appears to be a spotters question to a more appropriate forum... I may not do so immediately though... I may be asleep when it is actually posted.

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Old 11th Jun 2001, 12:38
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No Question in Aviation is a stupid one (well, most anyways)
I fly passenger aircraft from Cardiff nearly everyday.
Maybe the Virgin a/c was either:
A) On a charter or
B) Visiting the BA maintenance hangar on the North Side of the airport. or
C) it was lost.


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