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Old 04-17-2012, 08:50 AM
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I like the guys that brag about how much money they've made and all the possessions they have but when it comes to tipping the van driver a dollar, they just can't depart with it
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Old 04-17-2012, 08:59 AM
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Originally Posted by captjns View Post

I also nominate the bible thumping skippers who love to give long sermons at 6:00 at level off as the sun is just about to appear above the horizon.
My favorite are the political people who argue with themselves. I never brought up politics, never even hinted at it - yet here ya go with a long rant on whichever topic you see fit arguing about.

One guy went on for 17 minutes about health care. I was so bored with his speech I just started and stopped the timer to see how long he could go on about health care. It was 17 minutes.
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Old 04-17-2012, 09:09 AM
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people who work at an alter ego that gets bashed on all job boards, is joked about by most pilots, and pays very low for 70 seat jets and is pulling down the industry. Such pilots are known for things such as trying to pull someone over because they are an FFDO and use their gun.
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Old 04-17-2012, 09:13 AM
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Originally Posted by acl65pilot View Post
Not sure he made millions, but most want to continue to work so they can save that money.
As the story goes...

So one day during recurrent, it is time for the President to stop by as they often do. After a 45 minute speech about longevity and how pilots need to leave or else this Regional Subsidiary will go out of business (this is after 9/11 and there are Delta pilots in the room at this regional airline) the Q&A begins. The second questions was, "did you get a $940,000 stock grant this morning?" He answered, "no." With the advent of the internet it is pretty easy to verify insider trading, so the IP leading the class pulled up the DAL insider trading page and sure enough ... $940,000.

The President spun around, saw the screen, grunted "UGH" and left the room with a door slam. Everyone laughed.

(now the real tool move) He shows back up at the end of the day, gets behind the lectern and explains he did not know about the money and it had been a surprise to him. He made a lame joke about his wife and shopping and left.

ACL, I don't know about millions, but if someone dropped $940K on me, I'd round it up.
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Old 04-17-2012, 09:16 AM
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Originally Posted by mike734 View Post
The guys who wear "flying" gloves. (Caneman comes to mind)
I was going to say the guys who wear golf gloves to fly, but since Mike beat me to it,

The guys that wear one golf glove and a tattered old ballcap to fly the plane.
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Old 04-17-2012, 09:18 AM
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Originally Posted by Bucking Bar View Post
So one day during recurrent, it is time for the President to stop by as they often do.
I haven't seen a Comair president talk to recurrent since four Comair presidents ago.
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Old 04-17-2012, 09:21 AM
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My "douche of the month award" are the guys that start off by showing you pictures of their "toys".

Usually, such lack of class hardly puts you in the running for douche status, and only relegates you to the "minor tool" category.

But then the very first picture is of their girlfriend, nearly always clad in some cheap lingerie from that french place at the mall, Jacque Penney.

After regailing you with all of her attributes, which he questionably labels as "talents", this guy proceeds to show you pictures of his house, second house, car, boat, second boat, and so on.

At the very end of this macabe display, just when you thought you could relax, this guy shows you a picture of his wife and kids.

The best part of this is in six to eight months, when you fly with this guy again, you get to listen to four days of ranting and raving about how his soon-to-be ex-wife is taking him to the cleaners in the divorce, and the girlfriend left him to date her personal trainer.

Epic.

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Old 04-17-2012, 09:23 AM
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Jeesh, Nu ... so what do you talk about?
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Old 04-17-2012, 09:33 AM
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Originally Posted by Bucking Bar View Post
As the story goes...

So one day during recurrent, it is time for the President to stop by as they often do. After a 45 minute speech about longevity and how pilots need to leave or else this Regional Subsidiary will go out of business (this is after 9/11 and there are Delta pilots in the room at this regional airline) the Q&A begins. The second questions was, "did you get a $940,000 stock grant this morning?" He answered, "no." With the advent of the internet it is pretty easy to verify insider trading, so the IP leading the class pulled up the DAL insider trading page and sure enough ... $940,000.

The President spun around, saw the screen, grunted "UGH" and left the room with a door slam. Everyone laughed.

(now the real tool move) He shows back up at the end of the day, gets behind the lectern and explains he did not know about the money and it had been a surprise to him. He made a lame joke about his wife and shopping and left.

ACL, I don't know about millions, but if someone dropped $940K on me, I'd round it up.

Wasn't that a EV president? And what stock was it?
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Old 04-17-2012, 09:36 AM
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Originally Posted by Bucking Bar View Post
Jeesh, Nu ... so what do you talk about?
Usually about the complicated taxi clearances we get these days...you know, the one's that go like "Delta 123, give way to Air France, and follow the 9th RJ"...

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