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Ridiculous ABC News aviation item #4510064
09/07/17 02:46 PM
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DeepFriar Offline OP
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I made the mistake of watching ABC News last night. Throughout the broadcast they repeatedly put up a graphic of a Delta flight "barely escaping Hurricane Irma" (DAL flight back from Puerto Rico). Graphic shows a flight tracker image of aircraft w/o a scale of distance but appearing around 60-80+ miles from eye. I would guess from looking at other maps that surface wind that far out was around 40 kt., not even jet stream stuff at altitude I'm guessing. And this qualifies as not only national news but worthy of pimping 4-5 times before showing it. The adults have all left the building. It's embarrassing.

Re: Ridiculous ABC News aviation item [Re: DeepFriar] #4510091
09/07/17 03:10 PM
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Yeah, what is it with ABC News? I bet at least half their viewership, or even their production team haven't read any NOTAMs ever, in their whole lives.


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Re: Ridiculous ABC News aviation item [Re: L_Sludger] #4510112
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Yeah but they've obviously all seen Sharknado

Re: Ridiculous ABC News aviation item [Re: DeepFriar] #4510140
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I landed with Korean Airlines at Incheon into 40mph+ sand storm.

I was kinda cool so I watched the flight data to see our 777 landing at 120 mph instead of normal 160 ish.

Once I flew to Moscow from IAH just before a winter storm, and we rode the jet stream up over Canada, and our 777 was doing approx 800 mph ground speed (jet stream 250mph - Boeing 777 550 mph).

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Re: Ridiculous ABC News aviation item [Re: DeepFriar] #4510238
09/07/17 05:48 PM
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Room mate (back in the day) was a P3 Pilot for NOAA doing Hurricane runs into the Eye. Had some stories to tell laugh


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Re: Ridiculous ABC News aviation item [Re: DeepFriar] #4510240
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Where do they get this stuff from? Some simpleton geek creates a misleading graphic and the network runs it as news?
When can we expect the networks to provide honest coverage of the airlines?
We should know by now that we can't, just as we can't rely upon them to provide honest coverage of anything else.
I suppose that the plane full of passengers should have just sat on a ramp and awaited the worst rather than departing in conditions that were well within the operating envelope of the aircraft.
Silly stuff that you couldn't make up.


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Re: Ridiculous ABC News aviation item [Re: DeepFriar] #4510244
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They also reported that Irma was so big and powerful it registered on the Richter Scale. What they evidently did not know is that all the larger hurricanes register as the develop and travel. They made it sound as if this was really special inferring that Florida might get wiped off the map.

Re: Ridiculous ABC News aviation item [Re: OneEyeJack] #4510261
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Florida will get wiped off the map right around the time half of California disappears into the Pacific.
The hype detracts greatly from the serious news coverage that we'd all like to see.
Network news has deteriorated to the level of infotainment punctuated with ads for serious drugs.
This is true for every network and is not unique to ABC.


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Re: Ridiculous ABC News aviation item [Re: DeepFriar] #4510291
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That and every story being teased 5 times are why I don't watch the news anymore...if something really important happens, I'll find out.

Re: Ridiculous ABC News aviation item [Re: DeepFriar] #4510299
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I have yet to see a single accurate news piece on aviation.

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Re: Ridiculous ABC News aviation item [Re: DeepFriar] #4510326
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That's why I only watch FOX news...

Re: Ridiculous ABC News aviation item [Re: 40w8] #4510332
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Originally Posted By: 40w8
Once I flew to Moscow from IAH just before a winter storm, and we rode the jet stream up over Canada, and our 777 was doing approx 800 mph ground speed (jet stream 250mph - Boeing 777 550 mph).


Did you ask for your fuel surcharge back? laugh


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Re: Ridiculous ABC News aviation item [Re: CharlieBauer] #4510357
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The Washington Post had a fairly well-written article about the flight. The flight was well planned and was within the 'normal' weather restrictions for operations. I'm sure the trip was interesting for the crew and passengers but it was hardly newsworthy.

Re: Ridiculous ABC News aviation item [Re: Shooterjgs] #4510523
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Originally Posted By: Shooterjgs
That's why I only watch FOX news...

Faux News LOL

Re: Ridiculous ABC News aviation item [Re: Malo83] #4510532
09/08/17 02:34 AM
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Do tell what accurate news you recommend

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