thegreatchecko
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The Press And Their Picture Antics

Thu Jun 01, 2006 8:21 am

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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airwave
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RE: The Press And Their Picture Antics

Thu Jun 01, 2006 8:24 am

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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ATLFlyer323
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RE: The Press And Their Picture Antics

Thu Jun 01, 2006 8:45 am

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!

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DL WIDGET HEAD
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RE: The Press And Their Picture Antics

Thu Jun 01, 2006 8:51 am

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.
 
levent
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RE: The Press And Their Picture Antics

Thu Jun 01, 2006 7:20 pm

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...
 
ZE701
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RE: The Press And Their Picture Antics

Thu Jun 01, 2006 8:55 pm

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!
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KFLLCFII
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RE: The Press And Their Picture Antics

Thu Jun 01, 2006 9:06 pm

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

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airwave
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RE: The Press And Their Picture Antics

Fri Jun 02, 2006 12:06 am

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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474218
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RE: The Press And Their Picture Antics

Fri Jun 02, 2006 8:25 am

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.
 
HAM
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RE: The Press And Their Picture Antics

Fri Jun 02, 2006 4:24 pm

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.
 
ZE701
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RE: The Press And Their Picture Antics

Fri Jun 02, 2006 5:20 pm

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!
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PDXflyer31
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RE: The Press And Their Picture Antics

Fri Jun 02, 2006 7:31 pm

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.
 
joffie
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RE: The Press And Their Picture Antics

Fri Jun 02, 2006 8:05 pm

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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