LOS ANGELES, CA – This has been a tough week in the aviation community as many licensed pilots came to realize they are merely airplane drivers, and bad ones at that.
Stories this week about shitty flight instructors from Aviation Daily News spread like wildfire across the Internet. One gathering in particular of boomers in the Facebook group “Beechcraft Bonanza– Owners, Pilots, and Enthusiasts” were so perturbed by the exposure of their own shortfalls behind the yoke they withdrew our posting privileges. Another group banned us as well and they too will soon be skewered in a subsequent article.
A rather pompous member of the Beechcraft group, we’ll call Kim Baloney – whose name we changed to protect his delicate ego – harped on his distaste for our journalistic writing style and led the argument for why Aviation Daily News is not satire. It’s notable that Baloney didn’t disagree with the message, just the way we wrote it which exposed truth – and probably his undeserved sense of self importance. Most Beechcraft pilots who subsequently responded supported the reporting they are shitty pilots and we would all be safer if they stayed out of the cockpit.
It is better to keep your mouth closed and let people think you are a fool than to open it and remove all doubt.
While some of you are quarantined in your posh abodes perhaps you can take a moment away from Pornhub to read the definition of satire:
sat·ire | \ ˈsa-ˌtī(-ə)r \
Definition of satire
1: a literary work holding up human vices and follies to ridicule or scorn
2: trenchant wit, irony, or sarcasm used to expose and discredit vice or folly