Drama Queen pax runs to CBC

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Re: Drama Queen pax runs to CBC

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I am a member of the public. And while this news article made me feel unsafe,

Until I read the words from a safety expert, I had no idea I was cheating death every time we went missed. I think , as pilots, and pax, we all owe the famed passenger, and the great news reporter a big thank you.

Will I fly again? Maybe? If I can just start feeling safe again.

Thank you Emily...You are a credit to your profession
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I'm pretty we sure it was this guy
https://m.imgur.com/r/youseeingthisshit/IuzunGe
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"Thanks for your email. We published the story because a member of the public came forward and felt unsafe. Regardless of how common an occurrence is, we believed it was worthy of publication due to the man's perspective. I contacted the airport, TSB and WestJet, two of which are in the story. "

Hooray for creative writing classes. Word for word the first paragraph of the response she sent to me.

Hooray for all the wannabe social justice warriors like Mr. Short fighting battles that don't need to be fought because there isn't a battle to fight (on behalf of his fellow passengers).
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Thanks for your email. We published the story because a member of the public came forward and felt unsafe. Regardless of how common an occurrence is, we believed it was worthy of publication due to the man's perspective. I contacted the airport, TSB and WestJet, two of which are in the story.

Regards,

Emily Pasiuk
Web writer / Reporter
CBC Saskatchewan

What I got...copy and paste. This is what we get from all those Liberal Arts degrees.
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So what's the over/under betting line on how many responses went out her door with that same first paragraph cut and pasted?
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I was thinking about this as I walked airside today, watching where I was going. A truck was backing up, and I was not certain that the driver had seen me, so I stopped, and took a step back, so the truck could pass. I was nearly run over! Except that I wasn't, because I paid attention, and remained clear of the danger area. The fine line between life and death! If I have time later, I'll write the CBC about it!
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trey kule wrote:
Tue Sep 04, 2018 2:15 pm
I am a member of the public. And while this news article made me feel unsafe,

Until I read the words from a safety expert, I had no idea I was cheating death every time we went missed. I think , as pilots, and pax, we all owe the famed passenger, and the great news reporter a big thank you.

Will I fly again? Maybe? If I can just start feeling safe again.

Thank you Emily...You are a credit to your profession
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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CADORS number 2018C3893 wrote:A WestJet Encore Ltd. de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-GWFE/WEN3234) from Winnipeg/James Armstrong Richardson International, MB (CYWG) to Saskatoon/John G. Diefenbaker International, SK (CYXE) commenced a missed approach off of Runway 27 due to a flap indication. The aircraft landed on Runway 27 at 0044Z. No impact to operations.
I wonder where the second plane was?

Did the passenger get confused about why they went around or did the pilot think it was better to lie about the reason or was it poor reporting by the tower?
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Altiplano.

Maybe ask the safety expert who felt unsafe. Or the reporter that made this a newsworthy incident.
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https://ca.style.yahoo.com/lifestyle/wo ... 12791.html

In other news, snowflake whines when airport employee calls her "miss"
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due to a flap indication
Maybe the flaps indicated were on the other aircraft? No idea, just taking this as seriously as it should be taken - not at all!
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So this morning I find the story to show it to someone, and I see it has been edited slightly to downplay the non-event somewhat.
Interesting is that the story is originally posted September 3 and says "last updated" September 3 as well. Not true. It was updated at least a day or two later. Minor point but they underscore a badly researched piece of yellow journalism.
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Looks like she published a followup.....

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatch ... -1.4814533
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Re: Drama Queen pax runs to CBC

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Well... nice sentiment I suppose, but I'm not sure it helped much...

I have never found myself:
rescinding the landing gear
But I suppose I have things to learn as a pilot....
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Retracting = rescinding

Autocorrect is unwise for professional journalists, but let's cut the kid a break.
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Re: Drama Queen pax runs to CBC

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It's rare to get through all the articles in a daily paper online without seeing typos. It's unreal considering the written word is literally what writers and reporters do.

It's the race to the post that results in these guys writing articles on their smartphones and getting auto'd.
Luckily the print version doesn't usually include the bloopers.

Man. I just read that and realized how old I sound. Gonna go sit on the porch and fist shake kids in their Trans Ams listening to 98 degrees. That's what's outside now right?
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Re: Drama Queen pax runs to CBC

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FlyGy wrote:
Fri Sep 07, 2018 2:34 pm
Looks like she published a followup.....

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatch ... -1.4814533
That is horribly written and difficult to read.
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Re: Drama Queen pax runs to CBC

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The grammar and sentence structure in that follow up is horrible. I don't claim to be a genius when it comes to writing, but it's not my career so I don't need to be good at it.

"Pilots have a minimum distance they have to be able to see the runway at."
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Re: Drama Queen pax runs to CBC

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This young lady is trying to educate herself and others about things that we see as "normal." Instead of firing insults her way why don't you try contributing to a constructive dialogue.
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Re: Drama Queen pax runs to CBC

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Gotta agree.
She did not take ownership of her sensationalist first article,

But she obviously tried to add some balance . I thought she did quite a good job.

Maybe she could reinterview the first safety expert who felt unsafe and see if he agrees with the second article.
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