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Old 04-19-2012, 07:15 PM
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Originally Posted by forgot to bid
The Mensa society guy who does the entire interior preflight...
Touching anything while MX is elbows deep in the plane's guts... incredibly stupid.

Just the kind of common sense you'd expect from the mensa guy.
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Old 04-19-2012, 07:19 PM
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Tool = The guy that insists you fold the release (loadslip, manifest, whatever) just right so it fits tightly between the thrust levers and backup AI. I call him Captain Origami.
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Old 04-19-2012, 07:20 PM
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Originally Posted by nwaf16dude
Flew with a guy a few weeks ago that insisted on hand-flying up to the hand-off to the second ATL center frequency every leg, which just happens to be the perfect way to maximize the workload on the FO.

Not that the job is that hard..., but it was kind of a pain, relatively speaking.
Oh my god....a pilot who actually FLEW the aircraft!!!! Kinda sad when people think that is a problem...Too many butting pushing "Tools" in my opinion.
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Old 04-19-2012, 07:20 PM
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Originally Posted by Boomer
Touching anything while MX is elbows deep in the plane's guts... incredibly stupid.

Just the kind of common sense you'd expect from the mensa guy.
Did he raise the gear handle to make sure the squat switches were still working?
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Old 04-19-2012, 07:29 PM
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I'll nominate myself for one. Flying with a fellow demented, Planet AD captain, I grabbed the PA just as the ramp guy was helping the FA close the door (Dash 8), and said in my best automated subway voice "PLEASE STAND BACK. DOORS ARE CLOSING". She let go of the door about the time the rampie did nearly taking him out. He managed to catch it before it hit the stops. God only knows how much damage there would have been.

As luck would have it, shortly thereafter I had a main cabin door that wouldn't open at the destination airport. Pax and crew were all liberated from the aircraft via the forward emergency exit.
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Old 04-19-2012, 07:41 PM
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Originally Posted by xjcaptain
Oh my god....a pilot who actually FLEW the aircraft!!!! Kinda sad when people think that is a problem...Too many butting pushing "Tools" in my opinion.
Got to agree here.... I nearly always hand fly up through 18.

It's still cool to be a good pilot. It tends to come and handy now and then.
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Old 04-19-2012, 07:50 PM
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The tool who struts around the Eagle crew room with his College lanyard and some obscure marching band ringtone. He makes sure his ringer is full volume and doesn't answer his Bluetooth until the entire song has finished. He also wears mirrored aviators on his head.
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Old 04-19-2012, 07:59 PM
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Originally Posted by forgot to bid
Previous corporate:

New Captain hires his wife as the cabin attendant, when they go to an overnight they dump the FO (who is really the only person in charge and knows what's going on) and they take the rental car for the entire time they're there. ...
UGH, thanks for dredging up that memory.

Anytime the CA and FA are married or dating, you know you are in for a bad, bad trip.

You can bet your sweet bippy that all the crap work that would normally be the FA's job will somehow be delegated to you, despite the fact that it's no where near your job description. Nothing is worse than hearing the CA say "hey, why don't you...."

You will bear the brunt of everything crappy that happens as Captain America tries to impress his sweetie that "he's the boss".

Yuk.

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Old 04-19-2012, 08:00 PM
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Originally Posted by DSRoss996
The tool who struts around the Eagle crew room with his College lanyard and some obscure marching band ringtone. He makes sure his ringer is full volume and doesn't answer his Bluetooth until the entire song has finished. He also wears mirrored aviators on his head.
AHAAHHAHAHAH that guy is such an a$$ bag!!!!!
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Old 04-19-2012, 08:11 PM
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Originally Posted by NuGuy
UGH, thanks for dredging up that memory.

Anytime the CA and FA are married or dating, you know you are in for a bad, bad trip.

You can bet your sweet bippy that all the crap work that would normally be the FA's job will somehow be delegated to you, despite the fact that it's no where near your job description. Nothing is worse than hearing the CA say "hey, why don't you...."

You will bear the brunt of everything crappy that happens as Captain America tries to impress his sweetie that "he's the boss".

Yuk.

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Anyone flown with the last EGL MIA MQ chief pilot and his super steady, gf, who also made employee of the month last winter oh so coincidentally. I see they bid lines together, wonder what they are like to fly with.
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