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(NBC Chicago)   Pilot hears enough, turns this plane around and goes home   (nbcchicago.com ) divider line
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2012-09-27 01:56:23 AM  

fmk040: Much like the captain of a ship, the pilot of an aircraft is in control. From the moment he gets clearance, it is his plane, and the safety of everyone on-board, not your bloody convenience that matters.


Are you suggesting that's not true on a bus? Does your local bus include secondary controls for input from the passengers?

Yes, it requires more training to fly than to drive bus, and it's certainly more technically complicated. But you don't get to count the time working crap jobs because the same sort of career advancement applies to every other career in the world. And I really don't understand why you think a bus driver would be held any less responsible for killing everyone in their vehicle than a pilot would.

I respect pilots and I appreciate the effort and training and the like that they put into doing their jobs well and safely. I also appreciate the effort and training and the like that electrical linemen put into doing their jobs well and safely. Neither one needs nor should have the right to make up arbitrary rules about my behavior; they need only the right to protect themselves and others from imminent threat that all free men have.
 
2012-09-27 01:58:03 AM  

AverageAmericanGuy: It was a verbal altercation between a couple flight attendants. Jesus, guy. Have some perspective.


You misunderestimate the fact that biatches be trippin'.
 
2012-09-27 02:00:04 AM  

profplump: And I really don't understand why you think a bus driver would be held any less responsible for killing everyone in their vehicle than a pilot would.


Because if God had meant us to fly, he would have given us flying cars.
 
2012-09-27 02:11:17 AM  

Mugato: DiRF: Mugato: I guess there's no "Post 9/11 commercial airline pilots are panicky power-drunk twats" tag.

Yes, because it's not like they've earned the right, through years of training and experience, and taking on the responsibility for every passenger's life, to have total control of what happens on the plane.

Turning the plane around and calling the cops because two stewardesses were arguing? That's being a douche just because he can.


Stewardesses are in charge of passenger safety. They have to direct the passengers in case of an emergency, be available someone gets sick or starts to have a baby, and respond to safety problems such as a passenger wigging out because their medication changed. (Just because the pilots and the plane are safe doesn't mean the passengers in the cabin are safe.) If the flight attendants are too busy with their own issues to attend to their safety responsibilities, then it makes sense for plan B to be landing the plane. Especially since it's so rare. Hundreds of domestic flights a day, and how often does this happen? As long as somebody gets fired, I'm fine with it.
 
2012-09-27 02:57:47 AM  
Ok - which one of them shagged the pilot?
 
2012-09-27 04:45:03 AM  

detroitdoesntsuckthatbad: Having lived in Raleigh and flown that route many times I'm sure I've met some of those stewardesses before. There was not one single attractive chick in the lot.

/Singapore Airlines stewardesses FTW


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Air Canada's finest
 
2012-09-27 05:15:06 AM  
Flight attendants are required crew members. If they quit functioning it's a problem (at least with the FAA's rules, if not in reality).

The Pilot In Command is responsible for the safety of the flight. Which means if there is a problem with the flight attendants and the PIC doesn't address it, it becomes the pilot's fault. Might be a wee overreaction, but I'd guess CYA is in play here.
 
2012-09-27 07:13:08 AM  

olddinosaur: Fire the wimpy--ass bastard.


Honest Bender: Damn those rich-ass gangsters running around shooting each other.


imgs.xkcd.com
 
2012-09-27 08:24:17 AM  

Bathysphere: Indubitably is the first person I've had to put on ignore, and I've been here a while.


Too funny. Pretty much my only name on ignore... and I got a nice reminder from this thread just because of all the quoting of his trolling.
 
2012-09-27 09:56:13 AM  
More interesting was the story (on Fark, I think) about both pilots out of the cockpit, fighting in the aisle, over one of the stewardesses, at 30,000 or so feet.

India Airlines.
 
2012-09-27 10:46:24 AM  

Inflatable Rhetoric: More interesting was the story (on Fark, I think) about both pilots out of the cockpit, fighting in the aisle, over one of the stewardesses, at 30,000 or so feet.

India Airlines.


I think they made a 7 hour musical about it.
 
2012-09-27 11:37:28 AM  
Why can't they just let the stewardesses mud wrestle to settle their differences like civilized people?
 
2012-09-27 11:37:42 AM  

GungFu: [s3-ec.buzzfed.com image 356x600]

I'm thinking two air hostesses fighting over the male attendant, who turns out to be gay.


The scary part is that paperback seems to be from the '70s.

Those people on the cover would be approaching their 70s.

/lawn, off.
 
2012-09-27 12:59:40 PM  
So he wasted a shiatton of jet fuel, all of his passenger's time, just because of 2 birds?
 
2012-09-27 01:00:16 PM  
God damn the filter here is farking stupid
 
2012-09-27 01:13:51 PM  

AverageAmericanGuy: fmk040: AverageAmericanGuy: It was a verbal altercation between a couple flight attendants. Jesus, guy. Have some perspective.

These are sub-5 hour flights. Everything will be fine as long as the aisles are kept clear. Since you're already in the air, just put that shiat on cruise control and let the crew sort their own issues. Passengers just want to get to where they are going.

You're glorified bus drivers. Just get us to our destinations. That's all we need you to do.

You know how I figured out you have no experience whatsoever with piloting aircraft? A bus driver gets his license, and gets a job. An airline pilot, gets his commercial license, then trains IFR, night flights, conversions to multi-engines, turbines and jets and flies from when he/she is between 200 - 3000 hours on low rent, hazardous routes to sparsely settled communities on call before the airlines even consider looking at them as "job material".
Much like the captain of a ship, the pilot of an aircraft is in control. From the moment he gets clearance, it is his plane, and the safety of everyone on-board, not your bloody convenience that matters.
Go DIAF.

So. What.

You have an inflated impression of what a pilot's job is.


You're a moron.

From a legal standpoint and a company policy standpoint, what the pilot did was justified. If the pilot had the chance to intervene in this incident and he didn't, he could be held liable for any damage/harm that occurs i.e. disciplined or fired. Go back to eating cheetos and flying planes in video games, you know-it-all child.
 
2012-09-27 02:18:37 PM  

The Only Sane Man In Florida: From a legal standpoint and a company policy standpoint, what the pilot did was justified. If the pilot had the chance to intervene in this incident and he didn't, he could be held liable for any damage/harm that occurs i.e. disciplined or fired. Go back to eating cheetos and flying planes in video games, you know-it-all child.


Right, so anyone on the plane gets into a heated argument and the pilot gets to waste fuel and everyone's time to turn the plane around because...why, exactly? There was obviously no danger to the plane or the crew. It's post-9/11 hysteria and the pilot being an egomaniac, nothing more.
 
2012-09-27 08:14:16 PM  
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