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The Press And Their Picture Antics  
User currently offlineTheGreatChecko From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 1130 posts, RR: 2
Posted (8 years 7 months 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 2502 times:

Is that a screenshot from Microshaft flight simulator?

http://www.wzzm13.com/news/news_article.aspx?storyid=55397

HAHAHAHA

I can deal with wrong planes and bad reporting, but damn, if its true, this is just lazy!

GreatChecko

[Edited 2006-06-01 01:27:16]


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User currently offlineAirwave From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 1117 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (8 years 7 months 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 2497 times:

Quoting TheGreatChecko (Thread starter):
Is that a screenshot from Microshaft flight simulator?

Sure as heck looks like it. I wouldn't be too surprised if one of the web editors has MSFS installed on one of the office computers and just grabbed a screenshot rather than try and find a press file photo.  Silly

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User currently offlineATLFlyer323 From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 623 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (8 years 7 months 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 2458 times:

WOW I love the fact they show a 747 (Which Delta has not had in some time) and the old widget scheme (Which I still love). Funny photo, thanks for sharing!

~Brandon



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User currently offlineDL Widget Head From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 2100 posts, RR: 5
Reply 3, posted (8 years 7 months 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 2444 times:

Quoting ATLFlyer323 (Reply 2):
WOW I love the fact they show a 747 (Which Delta has not had in some time) and the old widget scheme (Which I still love).

It looks like a 747-300 or 400; a plane DL never had! But, I agree, the widget scheme does look great.


User currently offlineLevent From France, joined Sep 2004, 1718 posts, RR: 5
Reply 4, posted (8 years 7 months 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 2338 times:

That's a classic! Never seen this one before. I just dropped them an email with the question: "How many people do you think will see that the image is not a real photo?" I don't expect any answer though...

User currently offlineZE701 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (8 years 7 months 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 2276 times:

To be serious for a minute, these press types using the wrong photos can have some serious ramifications.

About 2 months ago one of the dailies in the UK ran a story about the huge levels of luxury on board the British Royal / Ministerial aircraft, and to illustrate their point they published a photo of (what they thought was) the interior of a royal Bae 146. It was in fact nothing of the sort, being decked out with leather sofas, gold fittings etc. It was more likely to be a private BBJ or something. As I have pointed out on previous threads, the interiors of our aircraft are very basic, more like a small, austere flying office.
Anyway, the upshot of it is that the British public, solely on the basis of this type of reporting and photographs, now believe that the government are enjoying some sort of huge luxury junket at cost to the taxpayer, and I think that come general election time heads will roll.
If this paper had come to us, we would have happilly debunked the myth.

So I fully agree, lazy picture editors really do need to be more careful. There's always someone out there who knows the true facts!

ZE701

PS, was reading a national magazine last week which featured a general photography competition. One of the entries pictured a nudist man on a beach watching an Airbus A310 taxy past. The photographers' accompanying blurb stated that he "thought it was a 747"!! How wrong can you get? Maybe a subscription to A.Net should have been the prize on offer!


User currently offlineKFLLCFII From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 3311 posts, RR: 30
Reply 6, posted (8 years 7 months 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 2260 times:

So is this the "file photo" they showed on TV while airing the report?

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User currently offlineAirwave From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 1117 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (8 years 7 months 2 days ago) and read 2165 times:

Quoting ZE701 (Reply 5):
Anyway, the upshot of it is that the British public, solely on the basis of this type of reporting and photographs, now believe that the government are enjoying some sort of huge luxury junket at cost to the taxpayer, and I think that come general election time heads will roll.

Not a conspiracy theorist here, but you never know...maybe it was...  eyebrow 

Quoting KFLLCFII (Reply 6):
So is this the "file photo" they showed on TV while airing the report?

Looks like it. But at least it wasn't "file footage". Now *that* would've been a site.  biggrin 


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User currently offline474218 From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 6340 posts, RR: 9
Reply 8, posted (8 years 7 months 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 2066 times:

Quoting ZE701 (Reply 5):
As I have pointed out on previous threads, the interiors of our aircraft are very basic, more like a small, austere flying office.

I don't know, I saw the carpet out of the Royal Flight Bae 146 at Marshall's and it plusher than any aircraft carpet I had ever seen before, or since.


User currently offlineHAM From Germany, joined Jul 2005, 287 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (8 years 7 months 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1986 times:

the media always get it wrong... recently i saw a report on german tv on the issue of the passenger data decision in the eu. in the short documentation, they were pretending to show a transatlantic flight. their footage showed a lufthansa a320 cockpit, inflight service etc........ i wonder why it is so difficult for them to know what they´re talking about when it comes to aviation.

User currently offlineZE701 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (8 years 7 months 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 1958 times:

Quoting 474218 (Reply 8):
I don't know, I saw the carpet out of the Royal Flight Bae 146 at Marshall's and it plusher than any aircraft carpet I had ever seen before, or since.

Granted, the carpet is decent quality, and the tables are nice quality wood, but that's it.
The point I was making was that the public (thanks to the press) are under the illusion that the interior is all leather, gold, gian TV screens etc, like some sort of first class lounge.
In reality the seats are basic cloth (although they are fairly large), most fittings are plastic, and there is no entertainment system. Just a satphone and a lamp!


User currently offlinePDXflyer31 From United States of America, joined May 2006, 122 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (8 years 7 months 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 1913 times:

The press don't really care for accuracy when it comes to matters such as technicalities in aviation, because they know they can get away with it. Its hard for aviation fanatics like us to believe, but the majority of people out there couldn't care less about anything aviation-related, so long as their flight was on time and the in-flight movie was OK (if there was one). I'm sure 99% of the general public who saw that image didn't think twice about it.

User currently offlineJoffie From Australia, joined Mar 2006, 821 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (8 years 7 months 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 1884 times:

I was just over at the UA site to view their 747 seatmaps, and i am sure they have a tiny thumbnail of a Flight sim 2004 747
http://www.united.com/page/article/0,6722,3071,00.html


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