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Old 05-07-2009, 09:49 AM
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I am a nervous flyer, I have flown quite a bit as a passenger and he just does not strike me as someone I would want to fly me anywhere, besides I seem to have an innate suspicion when it comes to the royal families´ qualifications. I may be wrong but I can´t help it.
It won´t happen so the question is purely academic.
I have had some pretty rough rides with airforce pilots in Africa, landing in little more than fields in Africa and didn´t think much about it at the time but Prince Harry --- no thanks.
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I can see your point, but he is going to be a pilot........I am fine with him
getting all the accolades possible (and believe me he will) but I am not sure that I would want to fly with him.
I must admit, he would not be my choice of pilot. People tend to brush aside the 'not very good with the theory' and hype up the 'good pilot'. A good pilot is the one who is able to grasp both disciplines and bring them together.
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Old 05-09-2009, 05:39 AM
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good for harry. he may not be the brightest in the box academically, but he does very well as an action man.
He may not give Einstein a run for his money but he has definitely managed to more than fake it on the normal scale thus far. By the way, wherever did you get the idea that Harry was Dim?

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. . . . . . A good pilot is the one who is able to grasp both disciplines and bring them together.
I am a firm believer that come the end of his training he will either pass or fail on his own merits. This is one time when what he is is going to be the defining moment. I firmly believe that no instructor is going to purjure his immortal soul and pass him fit to fly when it inevitably would cost lives if he were not qualified.

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Old 05-09-2009, 07:14 AM
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He may not give Einstein a run for his money but he has definitely managed to more than fake it on the normal scale thus far. By the way, wherever did you get the idea that Harry was Dim?

I am a firm believer that come the end of his training he will either pass or fail on his own merits. This is one time when what he is is going to be the defining moment. I firmly believe that no instructor is going to purjure his immortal soul and pass him fit to fly when it inevitably would cost lives if he were not qualified.

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I agree totally.

No one would take that sort of risk.
In some other areas e.g. passing the courses to get an academic degree (not that I am suggesting that any royal who has a degree didn't earn it but I am using that as an example only) the instructors etc may decide to pass the royals due to who they are because the consequences are rather immaterial as the royal concerned would never really need to use the knowledge and certainly wouldn't be putting either their own, or more importantly other people's lives at risk. However they wouldn't pass them to drive or fly due to the fact that someone who can't handle the aircraft would be putting lives at risk.

I don't have a worry about Harry having trouble with the theory due to the fact that in a range of jobs people have trouble with the pure theory but, when having to apply that theory in real life situations, they are able to do so. My sister-in-law for instance trained as a nurse before nursing was a university course and past all her exams with flying colours because she was able to relate the question to a real patient not a theoretical situation. Harry may be the same - he can apply the theory in real situations but has trouble in non-practical situations. I would much prefer a pilot who can actually apply the knowledge rather than one who simply is good on paper.
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Old 05-09-2009, 10:30 AM
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Prince Harry is overdue for a new thread.

Part 21 commencing May 2009 can be found here.

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