RIAT 2017 (Discussion & Participation Thread)

Re: RIAT 2017 (Discussion & Participation Thread)

Postby CJS on Tue 15 Aug 2017, 8:14 pm

So if he fell off his boat (callsign Boaty One) and got picked up by the local coastguard, does that helicopter become USCG One while he's still dangling from the rope (wishful thinkin...) or not til he's actually on board? :-P
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Re: RIAT 2017 (Discussion & Participation Thread)

Postby trebleone on Tue 15 Aug 2017, 10:35 pm

nah ...... while he's still dangling on the rope, the callsign would have to be WINCH ONE, surely?
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Re: RIAT 2017 (Discussion & Participation Thread)

Postby Wissam24 on Tue 15 Aug 2017, 11:51 pm

cg_341 wrote:It's literally the Cadillac limo, it's the official callsign of the vehicle when he's in it (rather than The Beast, etc.!)


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Re: RIAT 2017 (Discussion & Participation Thread)

Postby JANNER77 on Tue 22 Aug 2017, 7:19 am

Dear Editor I was shocked to see that my innocuous article on’’ Fairford's Spectator Goose’’ and purposely placed in a non-thread category has been locked.
I did honestly think that this inoffensive and amusing article maybe something that the other contributors may also like to read and view abut A family off to Fairord Air Show ( for the past 6 years) with their pet goose.
Anyhow I thanks to the response of two active members of UKAR I certainly got that assumption wrong
O'Hagan , Wissam who in their opinions if the content doesn't measure up to their expectations,(by those of us who also attend RIAT Fairford Air show) they then can go on to feel free to abuse it. They now can also now feel content that they were the exponents of getting it locked. So as to go on and prey on someone else who again don’t measure up to what they think should be their format should be.
What kind of message is that sending?
They will most probably go on to either censor or lock out this opinion now.
Ps talking about Infantillasation (O’Hagan’s words), about my light hearted article.
Quote: By Dan O'Hagan on Wed 16 Aug 2017, 3:22 pm
Question is, what's contaminated the engines? Carrots, spluff or jelly?
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Re: RIAT 2017 (Discussion & Participation Thread)

Postby sithrity on Tue 22 Aug 2017, 9:29 am

JANNER77 wrote:Dear Editor I was shocked to see that my innocuous article on’’ Fairford's Spectator Goose’’ and purposely placed in a non-thread category has been locked.
I did honestly think that this inoffensive and amusing article maybe something that the other contributors may also like to read and view abut A family off to Fairord Air Show ( for the past 6 years) with their pet goose.
Anyhow I thanks to the response of two active members of UKAR I certainly got that assumption wrong
O'Hagan , Wissam who in their opinions if the content doesn't measure up to their expectations,(by those of us who also attend RIAT Fairford Air show) they then can go on to feel free to abuse it. They now can also now feel content that they were the exponents of getting it locked. So as to go on and prey on someone else who again don’t measure up to what they think should be their format should be.
What kind of message is that sending?
They will most probably go on to either censor or lock out this opinion now.
Ps talking about Infantillasation (O’Hagan’s words), about my light hearted article.
Quote: By Dan O'Hagan on Wed 16 Aug 2017, 3:22 pm
Question is, what's contaminated the engines? Carrots, spluff or jelly?


Don't lose sleep over it JANNER77, It's the attitude and delusions of grandeur, of a small number of staff and members (ex staff for some reason?)
That may assist in the demise of UKAR. Until the RIAT thread kicks off again.
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Re: RIAT 2017 (Discussion & Participation Thread)

Postby CJS on Tue 22 Aug 2017, 10:24 am

Dan's comment was sarcasm based on previous discussions on another thread, and Sam decided to lock the thread as he is perfectly within his rights as a moderator to do. I would suggest PMing him if you have any questions so as not to clog up this thread.

For what it's worth (ie nothing) I tend to agree with you in the main though - it wasn't doing anyone any harm and can freely be ignored by anyone who would rather not take part in the discussion.
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Re: RIAT 2017 (Discussion & Participation Thread)

Postby aviodromefriend on Tue 22 Aug 2017, 4:42 pm

JANNER77 wrote:I did honestly think that this inoffensive and amusing article maybe something that the other contributors may also like to read and view abut A family off to Fairord Air Show ( for the past 6 years) with their pet goose.
Inoffensive and amusing? Don't think so, dangerous and rule breaking? definately sure. From http://www.airtattoo.com/airshow/visiting/visitorinformation
RIAT wrote:You are not allowed to bring animals onto the airfield.
That rule is there for a reason. And it is even more with a reason if the animal is a bird.
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Re: RIAT 2017 (Discussion & Participation Thread)

Postby capercaillie on Tue 22 Aug 2017, 5:19 pm

aviodromefriend wrote:
JANNER77 wrote:I did honestly think that this inoffensive and amusing article maybe something that the other contributors may also like to read and view abut A family off to Fairord Air Show ( for the past 6 years) with their pet goose.
Inoffensive and amusing? Don't think so, dangerous and rule breaking? definately sure. From http://www.airtattoo.com/airshow/visiting/visitorinformation
RIAT wrote:You are not allowed to bring animals onto the airfield.
That rule is there for a reason. And it is even more with a reason if the animal is a bird.


I don't think the goose is going to be doing much flying :grin: Don't think it even got on the airfield if I remember reading it correctly, but then again do I really care :facepalm:

All I remember is they missed the opportunity of the goose enjoying the Red Arrows performing the goose, in the typical lazy journalism you find today. :tongue:
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Re: RIAT 2017 (Discussion & Participation Thread)

Postby TYPHOON3 on Tue 22 Aug 2017, 5:29 pm

This Goose stays at Totterdown every year with it's owners so is just a freeloader,so not really relevant to RIAT.I have never seen it fly all the times that I have camped there.
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Re: RIAT 2017 (Discussion & Participation Thread)

Postby captainfurious on Tue 22 Aug 2017, 9:54 pm

I really feel the humour on UKAR is fading sometimes. It's likely many months till the first RIAT update so why can't we have a bit of banter in the meantime. I will point out the moderator who locked the thread regularly comments on the RIAT toilet thread each year. Which again I enjoy to the long lead up.

Anyway, I didn't see the the goose waddle by this year at Totterdown so I'm pleased to read this. Another little nugget and treat on my RIAT weekend.
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Re: RIAT 2017 (Discussion & Participation Thread)

Postby Seahornet on Wed 23 Aug 2017, 10:31 am

aviodromefriend wrote:
JANNER77 wrote:I did honestly think that this inoffensive and amusing article maybe something that the other contributors may also like to read and view abut A family off to Fairord Air Show ( for the past 6 years) with their pet goose.
Inoffensive and amusing? Don't think so, dangerous and rule breaking? definately sure. From http://www.airtattoo.com/airshow/visiting/visitorinformation
RIAT wrote:You are not allowed to bring animals onto the airfield.
That rule is there for a reason. And it is even more with a reason if the animal is a bird.


:lol: I'm just imagining someone trying to smuggle a fully grown goose through RIAT security...!

Just to confirm, Jack the goose is incapable of flight, and spends his RIAT time confined to the campsite at Totterdown. No safety issue, and no rule-breaking, so can we get back to inoffensive and amusing, now...? :smile:
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Re: RIAT 2017 (Discussion & Participation Thread)

Postby Pringles on Wed 23 Aug 2017, 11:42 am

If life gives you melons then you're probably dyslexic
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Re: RIAT 2017 (Discussion & Participation Thread)

Postby Tommy on Wed 23 Aug 2017, 12:42 pm

Jesus H. It's a sodding goose.

I had zero input or opinion on the action taken on the thread, but I suppose someone in a red username must eventually stump up and take some abuse regarding a thread about a goose.

I've seen the goose several times whilst camping at Totters over the years. The news story was a non-story, but still made me smile a little bit.

Anyway, couple of things - firstly and most importantly, JANNER77, Rule 11 - a moderator's decision is always final. You agreed to all of the listed rules when you signed up to the board. If you have an issue, raise it by the report/PM function, which you already have done. You need to trust it will be dealt with, and open to the idea that the staff team might disagree with your reasoning. It is not appropriate to vent publicly about moderator decisions.

Secondly, the thread had three comments, it was falling into obscurity and irrelevance anyway - I doubt the decision to lock it would have changed anything. People can still see the story if they so wish, and if it raises a smile with them, great. Moaning about the moderator's decision has achieved more comments than the actual story.

More broadly, I reiterate - it's a bloody goose. I would love, really dearly love, to have so little going on in my life that I could care, or be "shocked", or rage about a thread about a goose. Seriously, let it go.

If you've really got a problem with this place, no-one is forcing you to stay. I would be sad to see you go, as I am/would be sad to see anyone leave this place - but if you're not happy with the way it is run and don't want to deal with matters privately, and you do not feel like this is the place for you, then you're quite at liberty to leave. I'd never wish to see anyone here if they didn't enjoy themselves.

How about we all calm down, have a cup of tea, and let this goose nonsense lie, eh? I'd be ever so grateful if I can trust you all to be mature enough, rather than me have to come and tidy up this thread (which I could be doing now anyway, but figured I'd give y'all the benefit of the doubt, first. I hope I don't regret that.) :smile:
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Re: RIAT 2017 (Discussion & Participation Thread)

Postby Skyflash on Wed 23 Aug 2017, 3:11 pm

capercaillie wrote:
aviodromefriend wrote:
JANNER77 wrote:I did honestly think that this inoffensive and amusing article maybe something that the other contributors may also like to read and view abut A family off to Fairord Air Show ( for the past 6 years) with their pet goose.
Inoffensive and amusing? Don't think so, dangerous and rule breaking? definately sure. From http://www.airtattoo.com/airshow/visiting/visitorinformation
RIAT wrote:You are not allowed to bring animals onto the airfield.
That rule is there for a reason. And it is even more with a reason if the animal is a bird.


I don't think the goose is going to be doing much flying :grin: Don't think it even got on the airfield if I remember reading it correctly, but then again do I really care :facepalm:

All I remember is they missed the opportunity of the goose enjoying the Red Arrows performing the goose, in the typical lazy journalism you find today. :tongue:


In similar vein, I am shocked and appalled that no-one saw fit to crack the equally obvious "Talk to me, Goose" jokes. Some fantastically bored sub-ed should have been all over that one.

Ok, ok, I'll get my, erm, goose... :tumbleweed:
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Re: RIAT 2017 (Discussion & Participation Thread)

Postby TYPHOON3 on Wed 23 Aug 2017, 3:30 pm

Pringles wrote:

But the Goose doesn't support RIAT as he doesn't go in the showground.I am told his owners don't go in any day either-they don't budge from Totterdown for the duration of the show apparently.Just what I heard so it could be a case of someone else looks after the Goose whilst they go in.
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Re: RIAT 2017 (Discussion & Participation Thread)

Postby Georgeconna on Wed 23 Aug 2017, 3:41 pm

It would probably take some kind of Maverick to crack some goose stories after whats happened. :roll:
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Re: RIAT 2017 (Discussion & Participation Thread)

Postby Airwolfhound on Wed 23 Aug 2017, 4:59 pm

Looks more like a diplodocus in that pic than a goose lol :grin:
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Re: RIAT 2017 (Discussion & Participation Thread)

Postby boff180 on Wed 23 Aug 2017, 5:20 pm

Sorry Goose, but it's time to feed the Tower....
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Re: RIAT 2017 (Discussion & Participation Thread)

Postby JANNER77 on Fri 25 Aug 2017, 12:56 pm

Jack the goose waddles into the beer tent at Fairford Airshow and asked the barman ‘’has my brother been in here’’? The the barman replies’’ I don’t know. What does he look like’’
[quote="Tommy"]Jesus H. It's a sodding goose.
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Before I do as you ask Tommy. May I clarify one final point here: - my rant wasn’t about ‘’the sodding goose’’ per se but why anyone should at first be upset by it, then go on to censor it, is totally beyond my comprehension, and then Iam told that it's me that needs to get a life.
Come off it Tommy.
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Re: RIAT 2017 (Discussion & Participation Thread)

Postby planenuttoo on Fri 25 Aug 2017, 4:23 pm

I bet he's not in sight when the bbq's are lit.
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Re: RIAT 2017 (Discussion & Participation Thread)

Postby st24 on Sat 26 Aug 2017, 2:26 pm

Airwolfhound wrote:Looks more like a diplodocus in that pic than a goose lol :grin:

:lol: Look at the size of it!! It'll kill us all!! :hide:
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