Discussion of the more serious side of the Mail's agenda
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By Big Arnold
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#392447
Horror on board flight to Birmingham as bird strike destroys plane propeller but pilot continues to fly for an hour to destination on just ONE ENGINE

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/trave ... z3IlMb4NUj" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
 
By Daley Mayle
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Horror as bumblebee continues flying even though aerodynamically it should not be able to and staying in the air defies the laws of physics

Observer thought it would crash because
* The bumblebee is big and fat
* It's wings are way, way too small
* Bloke down the pub said it was aerodynamically impossible
Paragraph 19

The bumblebee ain't a fixed wing aeroplane you knobhead. Lift comes when the flexible insect wings slice through the air at a high angle of attack, creating a large swirling vortex at their leading edge. In this way, the wings produce the vortices – spinning masses of air – which generate lift and help them move. Like other flying insects you shitferbrains.
 
By Big Arnold
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#393022
Air France flight from Dublin to Paris makes emergency landing in Birmingham after windscreen CRACKS in mid-air
Avro RJ85 aircraft was over Wales when it changed course
Plane did a loop over West Midlands before landing in Birmingham
Let's hope the passengers and crew were all firmly strapped in.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/trave ... z3JLSa9oR7" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
 
By Big Arnold
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Car thief smashed through airport fencing and drove down runway as KLM passenger flight on last drops of fuel was coming in to land
'It was put in a holding pattern and had seven minutes left to divert to a different airfield to ensure it had enough fuel left to land somewhere safely,' the CPS said in a statement.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... z3Jpy6qfSk" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
 
By Big Arnold
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Now that's flying blind! Terrifying footage shows pilots approaching airport in fog so thick they can't see the runway until moments before landing


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/trave ... z3KNYzkK00" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
 
By Big-Iain
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Understandably, the Air Asia disappearance is a big story, but the Mail (predictably) is using the opportunity to plaster any old aviation event as a big story. Inevitably, it leads to hyperbole. (Incidentally, is Hyperbole the Best Thing Ever! ?)

Example - Headline Panic on board Thai Airways flight to London as it dumps fuel and circles back to Bangkok due to 'hydraulic leak'

However, a couple of paragraphs on..."There wasn't much panic but..."

File under "Headline vs Story" or "Mail Hypocrisy" or... whatever.
 
By Kreuzberger
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I think we can file that one under, "When they shouted 'Brace, Brace', there was much understandable cacking of breeks."

I listened to this unfold on the wireless yesterday and the story had all the potential to be one hellava headline had it not been for the fingertip skills of the captain who brought it safely down.
 
By hel
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The Mail is currently doing one of those "collect tokens from the Mail every day for two weeks and you can have a holiday in a caravan park for £15" offers. are all these anti-aviation (especially anti foreign airline) stories intended to scare readers into taking their holidays with them instead of flying abroad?
 
By Bones McCoy
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#398666
Arnold wrote:
Now that's flying blind! Terrifying footage shows pilots approaching airport in fog so thick they can't see the runway until moments before landing


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/trave ... z3KNYzkK00" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
I hear the boffins are working on a fix for that. They reckon it'll be ready for 1943.
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