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Old 03-10-2019, 09:39 AM
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I saw a great one the other day leaving the airport. Pilot was driving his BMW with the windows down blaring music and still wearing his hat, raybans and blazer.
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Old 03-10-2019, 09:40 AM
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Originally Posted by Keizer Soze
I call random people Doctor.

I worked for a while in Brazil (in a different industry) and the custom there is that anyone with a bachelor's degree can be called "doctor" vs someone with a *doctorate*. Personally I think calling a PHd "Doctor" outside of a formal academic setting is kinda silly, so it was really jarring to have guys with a BS addressing each other as "doctor". As long as they smile a little when they say: "hey, $**thead", I'm good.
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Old 03-10-2019, 09:58 AM
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Originally Posted by A Squared
I worked for a while in Brazil (in a different industry) and the custom there is that anyone with a bachelor's degree can be called "doctor" vs someone with a *doctorate*. Personally I think calling a PHd "Doctor" outside of a formal academic setting is kinda silly, so it was really jarring to have guys with a BS addressing each other as "doctor". As long as they smile a little when they say: "hey, $**thead", I'm good.
In Mexico, anyone with a BS/BA is referred to as Lic. instead of Mr. or Ms. (License). Except Engineers are referred to as Eng. All doctorates (PhD or MD) are referred to as Doctor.
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Old 03-10-2019, 11:04 AM
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Originally Posted by TransWorld
In Mexico, anyone with a BS/BA is referred to as Lic.

Interesting. So, how is that pronounced? lick ????
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Old 03-10-2019, 12:01 PM
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I actually have a PhD... A Pretty Huge __
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Old 03-10-2019, 12:43 PM
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Originally Posted by echelon
I actually have a PhD... A Pretty Huge __
...debt? That's hardly unique in this industry
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Old 03-10-2019, 01:03 PM
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F/Os, in the Subcontinent, are addressed as “Captain”. Anyway what’s in a title unless it gets you free eats and grog?

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Old 03-10-2019, 01:35 PM
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Join the Navy if you want to be called Captain.
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Old 03-10-2019, 01:43 PM
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Originally Posted by AC560
Join the Navy if you want to be called Captain.
Speaking of which. DH’ing on a major airlines 737 today. The Captain says that the FO is a retired USMC Lt Colonel during his announcement. Then on descent, mentions that the runway is short, and as a former Air Force fighter pilot, isn’t accustomed, but not to worry as the FO can land on aircraft on carriers. Seriously.
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Old 03-10-2019, 01:55 PM
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Originally Posted by 4runner
Speaking of which. DH’ing on a major airlines 737 today. The Captain says that the FO is a retired USMC Lt Colonel during his announcement. Then on descent, mentions that the runway is short, and as a former Air Force fighter pilot, isn’t accustomed, but not to worry as the FO can land on aircraft on carriers. Seriously.
I dig it but a joke like that could definitely go wrong with the public.

Reminds me of recently when we had a CA with a deferred APU make an announcement about why we're starting an engine with the door open and why it's gonna be hot, and explained about the "little 3rd engine" etc. and a pax deboarded because we didn't have all the engines working. Oops!
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