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Old 7th Jun 2001, 13:02
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Anyone know why there was a Virgin 744 at Cardiff this morning?
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Old 7th Jun 2001, 13:11
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yes, because it landed there .....
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Old 7th Jun 2001, 13:30
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Hassel this is a professional pilot's network. If you had anything to do with the profession you would know what VS was doing there.

This is not a spotters information network

Sorry guys but I have had just about had enough of PPRUNE. There is so much uneducated garbage it is becoming unpaletable. Either we clean it up or this PP is retiring from this medium.
 
Old 7th Jun 2001, 13:44
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Captain Magplug
1. I hold a UK ATPL
2. Have I touched a nerve.
3. Not being an frequency I asked here.
4. Chill Out.
 
Old 7th Jun 2001, 14:03
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Oh Please, I'm a professional pilot; i fly a 744; and I'm not aware of why? Or am I supposed to be monitoring my scanner at home!!! Your post will keep me laughing all week..............

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Old 7th Jun 2001, 14:15
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Popgun glad to see I have made a Real Pilot happy.
As another thread earlier,why is everyone so touchy. Let there be a private forum for pilots and I will gladly supply (better get spelling right or that will be picked up) my licence number, copy of my medical etc etc.
And the only scanner I have got is on my dashboard.
 
Old 7th Jun 2001, 14:20
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british Airways Maintenance (Cardiff) is an overhaul facility for 747 aircraft, amongst others, so it is very possible that is the reason for the visit.

BAMC is a wholly owned subsidary of BA and (if my understanding is correct) independant of BA, therefore they contract to all airlines. I believe they also have a very good reputation and manage to turn aircraft round fairly promptly.

Hope this answers the question.
 
Old 7th Jun 2001, 14:26
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Soc

You're not only a Professional Pilot but also aPolite Pilot.
 
Old 7th Jun 2001, 15:58
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Just checked out Magplug's profile........

For Occupation he has written: Captain

Just about say's it all doesn't it.....

Bye Bye Magplug (hopefully)
 
Old 7th Jun 2001, 16:07
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Maybe going slightly off thread, but I have seen this issue of Professional Pilots only on PPrune before.

Its obviously up to Danny how he plays with his own train set but I for one would welcome a public forum solely for Professional Pilots. (There is an awfully high ratio of chaff to wheat on it at the moment and has been for a long time. This problem is getting worse.) Failing that, perhaps we could rename PPRUNE as something that more accurately reflects the background of its contributors.
 
Old 7th Jun 2001, 17:49
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Magplug, he asked a question, whats your problem??, yourself by the sounds of it. Tosser.
 
Old 7th Jun 2001, 22:50
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ok thin! would you ask this lot to leave or do we not fall into the chaff class?
(opening page of pprune)

Air Traffic Controllers, Engineers, Cabin Crew, Operations, Crewing and Rostering staff are also welcome as well as anybody else with a connection or interest in professional aviation.

I am an atco with some 23 years in the business...I ask the occassional dumb question ..surely you don't begrudge someone that ..and it is a "Rumours" page after all ...might have been something juicy there no?
 
Old 7th Jun 2001, 23:05
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A PProFFessional PPRuNe would certainly be well informed. It would probably be authoritative.

It would sure as hell be dull.
 
Old 7th Jun 2001, 23:24
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I concur. One of the nice things about pprune is the ability for people to chip in regardless of perceived status. One can ignore the spotter/banal topics if one doesn't like reading them.
 
Old 7th Jun 2001, 23:24
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Hassel you snookered MagPlug beautifully.

You ask a perfectly sensible question, of interest to a professional airline pilot on a professional pilot's forum, and what does he do?

Leap to a conclusion and jump on the opportunity to demonstrate his "superiority".

And then your second post was a peach. Marvellous entertainment. Bet he goes quiet for a while.
 
Old 7th Jun 2001, 23:36
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hassel

As I said earlier it is inconceivable that a ProfP on the UK circuit does not know about the (enormous) BA maintenance facility at CWL. If you truly hold a UK ATPL then you have my profound apologies but judging by some of the posts thereafter it would seem I am not alone in my conclusion.

Flybywyre

For your amusement I have changed my profile to Estate Agent / Joe Bloggs / Spotter etc. As it is clearly unacceptable to you to quote your position or have anything to do with real aviation. You don’t seem to like skippers ? That must be a barrel of laughs on a five day trip.

Ennie

Nice to see we are keeping the IQ level of the forum up

gul dukat

Input from aviation professionals is always welcome on this forum and I will vociferously defend you against anyone who maintains otherwise.

THIN ALBERT

You are spot-on correct the wheat / chaff ratio has reached the point where we have more spotters that informed opinion. I realise it is Danny’s train set but something needs to be done. I have talked to a number of colleagues who have totally lost interest in this medium because there is literally so much chaff to sort through before getting to the real meat of any debate.

Regards, Magplug - Estate agent, scanner jockey and all round anorak

(Waiting to be corrected by a real pilot on my spelling)
 
Old 8th Jun 2001, 01:56
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Magplug do you work for VS? If you did you may know that the B744's are maintained in AMS. Although rumour has it that VS & SQ may build a maintenance facility at Cardiff in a deal with QnetQ or what ever the new name for DERA is.

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Old 8th Jun 2001, 02:06
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I wasn't really aware of the extent of the maintenance base at cardiff, and nor did it seem obvious to me when I saw the post. After a good half page of mud slinging (instigated by magplug), I finally learnt the very simple answer to the question.
The problem with pprune has nothing to do with 'wheat' and everything to do with people flying off the handle for the smallest reason, and the ensueing arguement. It spoils the thread, and makes it diverge from the original topic. Much like this thread in fact. Like i've said before, we should have an 'arrogant @$$holes' forum for any idiots who want to slug it out.
Nothing wrong with a good debate but some people take this way too personally!
 
Old 8th Jun 2001, 02:09
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Drop the slagging or lose the thread. No need to perpetuate infantile comments with more of the same.

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Old 9th Jun 2001, 01:37
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Try the engineers and techs forum a few of them work at Taffs Garage (BAMC). I guess one of the guys there will give you a straight answer.
 

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