PeteSpencer wrote:What a characteristically aggressive riposte to a very reasonable enquiry/ suggestion by pplmeir.
The PPLIR organisation via its influential and switched on officers and committees has gone a long way towards raising the profile of private pilot IR holders. It has lobbied the CAA, effected policy change and even produced the definitive RNAV textbook .
I’m sure Concorde BA will be aware of their existence . If not I would join with others in strongly recommending membership.
I found the phrasing bizarre, tending towards paternal and/or condescending. So perfectly at home here, really.
Making a "quick check they are aware" sounds as though you're trying to fulfill some sort of supervisory or authority-figure role. A policeman "checks you are aware" of a failed brake light.
FWIW, I didn't react like that. It was just a brief comment, sounded helpful to me.
What is familiar here is for people to act like mindreaders, imagining that from a few words they have complete insight into someone's meaning and motivation for posting something.
TBH, I think this is an overreaction to a relatively innocent comment. I may be wrong, but I'd look for more confirmation before I believed I could infer the things you allege.