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31st Dec 2018, 10:13
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Posted By Philip Whiteman

And may I invite you to email any...

And may I invite you to email any comment/correction to my editorial reproduced earlier in this thread for publication in the magazine: I want to present an accurate and balanced picture in 'Pilot'!
18th Jul 2017, 12:54
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Posted By Philip Whiteman

...that was in the August issue. Anything we...

...that was in the August issue. Anything we published before would also have been based on fact.
18th Jul 2017, 12:50
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Posted By Philip Whiteman

For the record, BEagle we were simply reporting...

For the record, BEagle we were simply reporting IAOPA Europe's stance in the Notes section of the magazine
3rd Oct 2010, 15:33
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Posted By Philip Whiteman

Came across this thread sometime after it had...

Came across this thread sometime after it had developed. Everbody is entitled to their own opinion, but I must set a couple of things straight.

risbutler: the film maker my brother most...
15th Mar 2005, 16:56
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Posted By Philip Whiteman

Spot-on, Genghis! One thing you didn't...

Spot-on, Genghis!

One thing you didn't mention was the big no-no of submitting the same piece to more than one magazine at once: I did this once, and still remember the roasting James Gilbert gave...
28th Jan 2005, 18:23
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Posted By Philip Whiteman

I had been lying very low hoping nobody would...

I had been lying very low hoping nobody would spot that one...

From the same fingers at the keyboard (mea culpa) came 'suggets' on the cover of General Aviation (the AOPA mag) eighteen months or...
20th Jul 2004, 10:40
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Posted By Philip Whiteman

I think the 'plagiarism' claim goes back to an...

I think the 'plagiarism' claim goes back to an article by my old colleague Tony French that appeared in Pilot magazine. Hard to accept that a brave young chap like Magee could have drawn so heavily...
20th Jul 2004, 10:28
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Posted By Philip Whiteman

The 'Beast's engine was actually a R-R Meteor,...

The 'Beast's engine was actually a R-R Meteor, the down-rated, unsupercharged Merlin derivative that was used in tanks (and built, under licence, by Rover)

I thought it was all very...
1st Jul 2004, 10:13
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Posted By Philip Whiteman

Not an option open to many people; but the best...

Not an option open to many people; but the best option for flying in, fixed-wing is the grass runway arrival. Last year I made the trip on Sunday with an extra pair of eyes on board (thank you...
2nd Mar 2004, 01:39
Replies: 3
Views: 537
Posted By Philip Whiteman

I don't think anybody knows how much of the...

I don't think anybody knows how much of the design was Taylor, and how much Wright. Certainly Taylor built the motor, machining the crank from steel plate (he had only a lathe and drill press to...
2nd Mar 2004, 01:29
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Posted By Philip Whiteman

Steve McQueen in The War Lover Not sure if...

Steve McQueen in The War Lover

Not sure if he was pilot qualified at the time they shot the film - or at least the flying parts of the film - at Bovington aerodrome. However, he is seen checking...
28th Feb 2004, 23:41
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Posted By Philip Whiteman

Tried to PM you, Hairyplane - but your mailbox is...

Tried to PM you, Hairyplane - but your mailbox is full!

Actually, the Vanwall made rather a tame TR2 sort of noise: real sonic excitement came from the Maserati 250F and (more so) the...
28th Feb 2004, 00:28
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Posted By Philip Whiteman

QDMQDMQDM: nearly spun my Cub once - the Old Man...

QDMQDMQDM: nearly spun my Cub once - the Old Man used to do a lovely falling leaf in it. Being a fathead (and having read - or misread - that a 'proper' falling leaf is a series of incipient spins in...
28th Feb 2004, 00:12
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Posted By Philip Whiteman

Er... weren't a buch of characters of Middle...

Er... weren't a buch of characters of Middle Eastern origin trying to fake it as airline pilots a couple of years back?

I am afraid that any suggestion today of people being able to bluff their...
27th Feb 2004, 22:22
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Views: 3,307
Posted By Philip Whiteman

1958 Vanwall, with wire wheels at the front and...

1958 Vanwall, with wire wheels at the front and 'wobbly-web' alloys at the back - as preferred by Stirling Moss...

Oh dear, wrong thread. (Well, I'll only raise a laugh when I say Fokker DVII -...
21st Feb 2004, 02:31
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Views: 6,148
Posted By Philip Whiteman

Why no internet magazine? Must be because the...

Why no internet magazine? Must be because the revenue just doesn't add up. You can get a measure of advertising, but convincing people to pay for the thing - in an area where they have long grazed...
20th Feb 2004, 23:47
Replies: 70
Views: 6,148
Posted By Philip Whiteman

'Why can't the mags have back issues on the net?'...

'Why can't the mags have back issues on the net?' asks strafer.

There are many reasons, but the one of most significance to all of us who make our living from writing and photography is copyright....
12th Feb 2004, 20:47
Replies: 70
Views: 6,148
Posted By Philip Whiteman

Come on Shaggy! La Jolie is a buxom actress who...

Come on Shaggy! La Jolie is a buxom actress who played Lara Croft in the recent Hollywood films based on the Tomb Raider game. (Don't ask what a PlayStation is!)

Old farts like me will make an...
11th Feb 2004, 16:39
Replies: 70
Views: 6,148
Posted By Philip Whiteman

Mr Wolfie: Pat Malone sought out Bernard...

Mr Wolfie:

Pat Malone sought out Bernard Maslin, Fleet Air Arm veteran and pilot of the 172 that went into the sea off the Scilly Isles. We published Bernard's account of the traumatic ditching in...
3rd Feb 2004, 17:29
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Views: 5,260
Posted By Philip Whiteman

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30th Jan 2004, 04:18
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Views: 5,260
Posted By Philip Whiteman

Here's an offer. 'Subscribe' to AOPA's magazine...

Here's an offer. 'Subscribe' to AOPA's magazine General Aviation and you'll get:

1. Representation at the regulatory bodies, to help maintain your flying freedom and rights.

2. Legal 'first...
30th Jan 2004, 01:22
Replies: 77
Views: 5,260
Posted By Philip Whiteman

Er... excuse me, but when the promotions manager...

Er... excuse me, but when the promotions manager - or whatever 'Sam the man' is - and an Archant ( Pilot's publisher) director - 'formationfoto' - turn up here, isn't it beginning to look like...
20th Jan 2004, 15:28
Replies: 65
Views: 8,468
Posted By Philip Whiteman

I think the makers of Spitfire Ace really deserve...

I think the makers of Spitfire Ace really deserve a lot of credit, on the basis of programmes 1 & 2. Given the Comet programme - which ended up with C4 having to apologise, when the Broadcasting...
20th Jan 2004, 01:13
Replies: 18
Views: 912
Posted By Philip Whiteman

Nearly all the points I would have raised in...

Nearly all the points I would have raised in response to Cusco's rushed posting have come from others - thank you, chaps.

I must ask why people keep on popping up on various internet forums to...
16th Dec 2003, 22:48
Replies: 90
Views: 6,631
Posted By Philip Whiteman

On the subject of well-meaning officials asking...

On the subject of well-meaning officials asking the authorities for clarification:

The Scouts used to use volunteer PPLs/club machines for flying days, on a cost-sharing basis. Then it ocurred to...
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