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    why airline pilots have a bad reputation

    pilots must love layovers in Montreal

    Capt. Sully he ain't

    now that its gone viral, the guy might lose his job
    Last edited by Morris Wanchuk; 06-22-2011 at 08:55 PM.

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    What is likely to get him fired are the anti-gay remarks, although his general tone was not very professional and even if it was spoken to a few coworkers those are the kinds of statements that lead to complaints.

    I always thought airline pilots were more likely to cheat on their spouses than any other professional, simply because they are always on the road and there are so many opportunities. This guy seems to hint at that kind of lifestyle. Just about every airline pilot I have known is either divorced or has marital issues.

    On a related topic, last year I learned that I had CSR which is a temporary vision impairment that often afflicts airline pilots. It's considered to be stress related but the precise cause of it is unknown. In my case it manifested as sudden extreme blurriness in my vision, and an inability to read restaurant menus. I suppose that the long hours, the visual intensity of the reading all those instruments especially during takeoffs and landings, and the many strange cities must take their toll on airline pilots.
    Last edited by EagerBeaver; 06-22-2011 at 09:17 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Morris Wanchuk View Post
    pilots must love layovers in Montreal

    Capt. Sully he ain't

    now that its gone viral, the guy might lose his job

    Here are some conversations that airline passengers normally will never hear. The following are accounts of actual exchanges between airline pilots and control towers around the world.

    Tower: "Delta 351, you have traffic at 10 o'clock, 6 miles!"
    Delta 351: "Give us another hint! We ... have digital watches!"

    "TWA 2341, for noise abatement turn right 45 Degrees."
    "Center, we are at 35,000 feet. How much noise can we make up here?"
    "Sir, have you ever heard the noise a 747 makes when it hits a 727?"

    A student became lost during a solo cross-country flight. While
    attempting to locate the aircraft on radar, ATC asked, "What
    was your last known position?"
    Student: "When I was number one for takeoff."

    Now you think pilots are bad ?... think about cops
    Here is another one from the same guy !
    Last edited by JH Fan; 06-22-2011 at 09:40 PM.

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    Here's another one of those "pilots"

    A pilot for Swiss International Airways decided that enough was
    enough at the London City Airport security checkpoint.

    Instead of complying with all staff instructions, he dropped his pants and
    underwear, completely exposing himself, and asked whether they wanted to
    "search this".

    I'm not sure what part of being asked to take off his belt and shoes
    prompted the outburst, but a source is on record saying nobody understood
    why the pilot lost his cool and that he might have been "having a bad day".

    His antics meant 37 passengers were delayed for 2 hours while government
    staff investigated the matter.

    It could have been worse though, the incident happened at the staff-only
    checkpoint, so no passengers had to come face to face with the half naked
    pilot. Of course, if this happened in the US, they probably would have
    emptied the terminal for fear of a terrorist penis attack.

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