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SumChristianus
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Satire: Any interest in developing an aviation satire site?

Sat May 18, 2019 1:04 am

Some friends and I have developed as a fun project this "news" satire site: https://www.irkutskicetruckers.com/

It needs a lot of work (for me actually proofreading before I publish...) but its been a fin project writing satirical news based on the smallest of local occurrences

But this has led to the idea of creating an aviation, and particularly commercial aviation satire site. I think there's plenty of inspiration on here like (DL to move 300 flights from ATL to DTW, Boeing to relaunch 757 for Salmon Cargo Market, Delta retires the 717: Sells them back to Southwest, Boeing reacts to MAX Grounding with Launch of 737 MAX 11, etc)

Any ideas or interest in creating something like this? Or has someone created something like this already?
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Re: Satire: Any interest in developing an aviation satire one?

Sat May 18, 2019 1:14 am

There used to be something similar populated by banned anet members. I don't remember the name. Probably get banned for saying it, in fact I think that might be in the rules.
 
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Re: Satire: Any interest in developing an aviation satire site?

Sat May 18, 2019 8:58 am

You mean airwhiners.net, but that site died ages ago.
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Re: Satire: Any interest in developing an aviation satire site?

Sat May 18, 2019 9:24 am

The site should have more videos like these https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BF_P77VEPKA
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Re: Satire: Any interest in developing an aviation satire site?

Sat May 18, 2019 8:14 pm

petertenthije wrote:
You mean airwhiners.net, but that site died ages ago.


I thought even some former moderators were part of it too.

Surely they all must have better things to do. The only reason I’m even visiting this site frequently now is I’m recovering from a crash and bored as anything, as soon as I’m mended...
 
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Re: Satire: Any interest in developing an aviation satire site?

Sat May 18, 2019 11:19 pm

petertenthije wrote:
You mean airwhiners.net, but that site died ages ago.


Those were the days!
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Re: Satire: Any interest in developing an aviation satire site?

Sun May 19, 2019 1:00 am

I’m looking for a website for satrical aviation news such as humorous fake plane accidents and incidents. Such as a cockpit computers getting a Windows BSoD:

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Or about humorous imaginary aircraft such as the NEO (no engine option):

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Re: Satire: Any interest in developing an aviation satire site?

Sun May 19, 2019 1:44 am

No, you for sure wouldn't get away with any humor here.
 
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Re: Satire: Any interest in developing an aviation satire site?

Sun May 19, 2019 5:11 am

Also, is Airwhiners.net supposed to be a parody of Airliners.net?

I know it has been dead since 2014, nothing has been updated however the site is still online.

Maybe someone should create a new parody website like Airliners.net but for humorous aviation photos (whether they are real photos or photoshopped photos), and maybe a forum for discussing about joke and satire about aviation. If I have money, I might host a satirical parody site for this. Maybe call it Airlosers.net?
 
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Re: Satire: Any interest in developing an aviation satire site?

Sun May 19, 2019 3:54 pm

petertenthije wrote:
You mean airwhiners.net, but that site died ages ago.


Thankfully. It was funny long ago, like in the early 2000s, but then it just got cynical and stupid.

cpd wrote:
I thought even some former moderators were part of it too.


Believe so. Probably back when it was more good-natured ribbing.

atomicstar wrote:
Also, is Airwhiners.net supposed to be a parody of Airliners.net?


Sort of. More of a place for people to go and complain / make fun of airliners.net and the membership and crew.

atomicstar wrote:
Maybe someone should create a new parody website like Airliners.net but for humorous aviation photos (whether they are real photos or photoshopped photos)


There was a database of photoshopped airplane photos here:

http://www.cardatabase.net/modifiedairlinerphotos/

Doesn't seem to be "live" anymore, but seems like the photos are still there.
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Re: Satire: Any interest in developing an aviation satire site?

Sun May 19, 2019 5:07 pm

There are enough thread on airliners.net that can be outright describe as satire...
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Re: Satire: Any interest in developing an aviation satire site?

Sun May 19, 2019 5:48 pm

And I decided to create a subreddit for this. But I’m still working on it.

https://reddit.com/r/Airlosers
 
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Re: Satire: Any interest in developing an aviation satire site?

Sun May 19, 2019 6:58 pm

I love funny true stories in aviation, like this thread: viewtopic.php?f=10&t=1421749https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=1421749

Good luck with creating this site. Keep us posted.
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Re: Satire: Any interest in developing an aviation satire site?

Sun May 19, 2019 7:03 pm

Satire by it's very nature is meant to cast someone or something in a false or negative light. Given, that why would we want to do that to an industry that is already under a microscope with people just waiting to crawl out of the woodwork with false narratives about the industry already?

Your biggest hurdle would be that most people in the general public wouldn't understand the humor.
 
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Re: Satire: Any interest in developing an aviation satire site?

Sun May 19, 2019 8:19 pm

Here's one article here: https://globalaviationinquirer.blogspot.com/
Still not that good of a writer (or I have complex humor) but an attempt,
Thanks

Edit: Got two articles up there now, but it may be a while for more - feel free to suggest/comment if any have ideas/ are interested.
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