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Drivel, drivel and garbage.

I always say that watching air disaster programs

Fear of Flying

… is counter productive.

I’ve seen the world’s most scarey landings previously and I thought it was awful then. On my second viewing I’m even more appalled. I did write some notes on the forum when the programme was last broadcast, so if you’ve heard some of this before I apologise.

The ‘experts’ were dramatic to the extent of absurdity. The journalist whose opinions were cut into the programme was so misinformed as to be criminal in my opinion and were he to be held to account for the comments in a court of law then he would be, as we say in the UK taken to the cleaners.

The background commentary was ill informed incorrect misleading and over dramatic. Apparently it was the skill of the pilot that encouraged the engines to respond to his need for ‘Full Power’…to my simple mind it was probably the result of opening the thrust levers fully and letting the laws of thermodynamics do the rest. The skill of the crew has no bearing on the amount of thrust that comes out of an engine. I’m too irritated to make more comments.

I guess the advertising rates during a program such as this go up.

Drivel  drivel and garbage.


3 Comments to "Drivel, drivel and garbage." add comment
Phoebe J Wilson September 13, 2012 at 8:28 pm

I’m no expert but I totally agree.

admin September 13, 2012 at 8:29 pm

Phoebe…but you are an expert now. Keith

Sarah September 13, 2012 at 11:31 pm

I saw the first few mintues of this (or something very similar) on Discovery.

I can’t comment on the accuracy of it, although I did notice things like the opening line, ‘air travel is exploding’ (subtle!) And the guy who said ‘flying is inherently risky, aircraft are travelling at the speed of a pistol bullet.’ Which prompted me to look up how fast bullets travel. Okay, he was correct. In mph bullets can travel from around 400 – 3300 mph (according to google) so… yeah, I’ll give him that. But planes don’t travel that fast on landing so it’s a bit irrelevant. Actually, it’s totally irrelevant.

I watched the first landing but thinking about how relieved the passengers must’ve felt made me cry so I turned it off. I don’t get how anyone watches that as entertainment. I guess they either watch it to confirm their fears and feel bad or, in Keith’s case, to get irritated.

I agree, this programme was rubbish.

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