Tracey Curtis-Taylor

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Agree with the previous two comments. Regardless of her wealth/experience/support/anything else, at least she's actually gone out there and achieved it.

Beats being a keyboard warrior surely... :cuppa:

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Wissam24 wrote:
flygirl wrote:Well done lass :-) You did a fab job ! Notice it is only the MALES that knock you ! Jealous chaps I guess ! :handbag: :clap: :clap: :smile:


I said this somewhere else - I can't help but that feel if she had a couple of things swinging between her legs she wouldn't be getting half the criticism she's got here...sad isn't it?


Nor perhaps the initial 'well isn't that amazing' publicity somehow missed on other pilots having done similar flights?

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For anyone who missed this when it was first broadcast its being repeated on tomorrow Monday 29 October 2017 on BBC4 at 8pm.

It will be added to the iPlayer after the broadcast.

Blurb from the BBC:

In 1928, Lady Heath became the first person to fly solo from Cape Town to London. Eighty-five years later, Tracey Curtis-Taylor sets out in a vintage biplane to retrace her flight.

Her extraordinary eight-and-a-half-week journey from Cape Town to Goodwood is nearly 10,000 miles long and takes her through 15 African countries. From the beauty of the wilderness to the challenge of flying through war-torn nations, Tracey faces many of the same challenges as her aviatrix predecessor.

With aviation fuel scarce and with a top speed of only 95 miles per hour, her progress is slow and at times frightening. Tracey will need the same courage and single-minded determination of Lady Heath if she is to make her lifelong dream come true.

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:lol: :grin: :lol:

BBC have to put out a program and spin it, having paid dosh for it I suppose?

More dumbing down by the broken biscuit company.
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'SOLO ?' like her last trip. :smile: :smile:

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why's this dumbing down by the BBC ???

Looks to me to be very similar notaion when it first ared ?

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https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p06nkhpr

Heard this on 5 live this afternoon. Thought it might be of interest in here.

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Yes well done, but not exactly solo as was advertised from the start, as she had help from a second pilot. Maybe that should have being stated in the first place!

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Word of warning, the discussion on TCT on one forum ended up, unless I'm mistaken, in the courts. Or at least with some pretty heavy threats of action.

Watch what you say, whatever you might think.

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Dan, you're correct. A quick look through the Light Aircraft Association's forum will show what a terrible mess they've got themselves into over this whole sorry saga.

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I think I saw Tracey at OW last weekend

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It's well worth a (long) read through the threads on PPRuNe and the LAA forum.
The LAA are being tied in knots through no fault of their own, they've acted in good faith.

Take note of Sam Rutherford's posts, he provided logistics for the original trip, and only started raising concerns when awards started arriving for 'solo' flights.
His story has been consistent from day one.
The other party's story has wandered a bit...

When high-powered lawyers get involved, it gets messy and expensive.
Oh to be a fly on the wall at next weeks LAA AGM...

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Having seen the posts on PPRuNe & the LAA forums about the results of today's votes, may I be the first to say.....
:lmao: :lmao: :lmao: :butt: :clap:

Unfortunately, given the garbage about her in various chip-wrappers today, it's unlikely that she'll do the decent thing.
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Front page of The Times and the digi version say its all down to 'Misogynists'
https://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/news/bird-in-a-biplane-has-her-wings-clipped-by-club-of-misogynists-w3t9wrnpq
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Nothing to do with self promotion and economy of truth at all.

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Or the fact that she's said she's got a book coming out.
Wonder if she was the sole pen/keyboard manipulator....... :whistle:
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Brevet Cable wrote:Or the fact that she's said she's got a book coming out.
Wonder if she was the sole pen/keyboard manipulator....... :whistle:
:lol:


No ghostwriters took control of the keyboard during the making of this book. One was present in the same room, but never did he touch the controls.