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Old 01-14-2016, 08:43 AM
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Originally Posted by thevagabond View Post
You are tool of the month for writing this. So this guy is exuberant and a little over the top. B f d. How can you possibly equate these two? It says a lot about you that you think these two deserve the same fate.
Yeah, I have to agree with you here. The guy is definitely no Tim Martins, and from what I hear he was called in over the videos and is more than likely getting some time off as a result. I think that's adequate considering the circumstance.

Hopefully he'll come out of it a little wiser and mature.
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Old 01-14-2016, 08:43 AM
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Originally Posted by WHACKMASTER View Post
I take great offense to the way he publicly embarrassed our profession on a repeated basis. Using wheelie shoes while in uniform through the terminal. YHGTBFKM! Seriously?!! Yeah, I do think he needs to be stoned. Sue me......
It IS embarrassing, but when people are treated like children, sometimes they act like children. Not an excuse, just a reality. Regional pilots are treated like dirt, and then suddenly expected to behave like professionals. To their credit, 99.9% conduct themselves with professionalism even when their companies don't return the favor. Please, I'm not condoning this or making excuses for it, I'm simply saying it doesn't surprise me at all.
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Old 01-14-2016, 08:45 AM
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Originally Posted by captjns View Post
Eurotrashland? you don't get out much do you...
He's correct. Eurotrashland is a proper term when it comes to the vests.

One fine morning on a ETL ramp. 3 pilots, only one vest wearer, were accosted within 30 seconds of taking several small steps for man onto the aircraft footprint. The excitement of catching the colonials flagrantly violating the socialist order was thick in the air.

The objections continued even when it was professionally explained that we were only on the ramp to pay respects to a fellow Captain who passed away on a layover as his remains were coming off a open truck into the forward cargo

With no common sense forthcoming in the conversation, a good 'Neww Yawk' response was tendered that sent the little socialist 'Hand of the King' off for reinforcements.

We departed for the colonies before the bureaucracy could react or somebody talked some sense into the idiot.
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Old 01-14-2016, 08:47 AM
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Originally Posted by sulkair View Post
I'm not condoning this or making excuses for it,.
You just did
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Old 01-14-2016, 09:24 AM
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Originally Posted by Dolphinflyer View Post
You just did
You're right, and I hate that I did. Yet the axiom "you get what you pay for" persists.
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Old 01-14-2016, 09:26 AM
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Originally Posted by Dolphinflyer View Post
He's correct. Eurotrashland is a proper term when it comes to the vests.

One fine morning on a ETL ramp. 3 pilots, only one vest wearer, were accosted within 30 seconds of taking several small steps for man onto the aircraft footprint. The excitement of catching the colonials flagrantly violating the socialist order was thick in the air.

The objections continued even when it was professionally explained that we were only on the ramp to pay respects to a fellow Captain who passed away on a layover as his remains were coming off a open truck into the forward cargo

With no common sense forthcoming in the conversation, a good 'Neww Yawk' response was tendered that sent the little socialist 'Hand of the King' off for reinforcements.

We departed for the colonies before the bureaucracy could react or somebody talked some sense into the idiot.
Good stuff!
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Old 01-14-2016, 10:15 AM
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Originally Posted by PotatoChip View Post
Why? Do you think these are equitable infractions?

Guy "A" lied. And not just lied, but committed an act of stolen valor, something seriously frowned upon in this country.

Guy "B" made a fool of himself in public. He didn't break any overt safety rules like videoing while flying etc, he just made us look bad. It was pretty embarrassing.

I think being pulled off the line and told to straighten up is more than enough.
Stolen Valor act was overturned in 2012 by the SCOTUS. A new law prohibiting one from profiting from wearing unearned medals was signed into law by Obama in 2013. Or so the internets leads me to believe.

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Old 01-14-2016, 10:23 AM
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Originally Posted by Firsttimeflyer View Post
I just don't get that size of flashlight, we have far superior, while cheap, like a few bucks cheap...aka...pilot style. One AA and you are set for 6 months!!!

Then again I don't understand being a wanna be pilot, while being a doctor on a pilot forum, bashing our programs when you can only afford a 182. I flew for a neurosurgeon and he could afford a king air plus a bunch....must be a sorry cardio doc I guess....
If I'm not mistaken, that is the aircraft flashlight installed in the cockpit or at the flight attendant station. Not exactly an approved tool for performing a walkaround...daytime or night.
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Old 01-14-2016, 10:34 AM
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Originally Posted by cencal83406 View Post
Nothing you write is taken seriously about the behavior of other pilots based on your reprehensible behavior on here re: SWAPA/AirTran SLI.

Reminds me of the bitter Pinnacle guys who "lost" CA seats to Mesaba and Colgan.


Sorry. Not taking the bait.
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Old 01-14-2016, 10:40 AM
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Originally Posted by sulkair View Post
It IS embarrassing, but when people are treated like children, sometimes they act like children. Not an excuse, just a reality. Regional pilots are treated like dirt, and then suddenly expected to behave like professionals. To their credit, 99.9% conduct themselves with professionalism even when their companies don't return the favor. Please, I'm not condoning this or making excuses for it, I'm simply saying it doesn't surprise me at all.
It's still not a good enough excuse for what this guy did. Are you getting a mental image of this? I don't think you are. A 121 cptn scooting through the terminal in front a lot of the general public IN UNIFORM WEARING WHEELIE SHOES!

I stand by my original statement. This guy needs to be stripped of his ATP. I personally don't want him amongst our ranks. What an utter idiot.
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