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Al Franken Wants Computers Out Of The Cockpit

b82rez

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Oh Jesus F-ing Christmas.

Why couldn't those two NWA yahoos come up with a better excuse than the laptop thing.

I wonder if Franken knows that some airlines have company issued laptops.

Before this we actually had a good argument for having comuters with wifi access to use for real time weather and radar and other stuff...now we can forget about it.

Following reports that two Northwest Airline pilots overshot the Minneapolis Airport by 150 while working on their laptops, Minnesota Senator Al Franken announced that he plans to introduce legislation to prohibit laptops in the cockpit. Franken said:
“We don’t tolerate texting while driving and we’re certainly not standing for it while flying,” Franken said in a statement. “It would be unthinkable to allow a driver to use a laptop. A pilot responsible for the lives of dozens if not hundreds of passengers needs to be that much more focused on the job.”
Franken's legislation comes even as Northwest and its parent company, Delta, confirm that using laptops while flying a plane is against company policy. Franken apparently thinks that the force of law will have more effect on pilots' behavior than a corporate edict from on high
 

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thanks Minnesota. you guys seem to be electing quite the menagerie of wing nuts to high positions.
 

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Instead of the goverment being needed, why don't the unions get these people fired. I mean, come on, the union has to defend them and will. So what if there is a federal law, until the union takes an active role in getting ride of those individuals that find it okay to act like the check out people in walmart, we will never ever get the profeshional respect we have been asking for. It has been a joke, everytime we take a step forward, someone is doing something like this. It is like, in high school, most pilots that is where the education stops, if the teachers and principles are out looking, they will find you and drop the hammer for the little things. Management is looking, folks. And if we do not take pride in our jobs and follow the simple rules, then we will never get anything back.
 

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So what if there is a federal law, until the union takes an active role in getting ride of those individuals that find it okay to act like the check out people in walmart, we will never ever get the profeshional respect we have been asking for. It has been a joke, everytime we take a step forward, someone is doing something like this.



How the hell do you expect to get PROFESSIONAL respect when you spell incorrectly EVERY TIME ?

:smash:
 

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don't cops use laptops while driving? what about the airlines that have their manuals on laptops?
 

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Al Franken just wants to get rid of laptops so pilots will no longer be able to view his horrible attempts at comedy.

-What a tool!
 

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Thank you Senator Stuart Smalley! All we need is more knee jerk legislation before the investigation is even complete! Doesn't he realize that airlines typically already have policies and procedures in place about what is or is not allowed in the cockpit? This needs to be handled by the company, union and FAA, not congress.
 

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He was going through security right in front of me at DCA. The guy's a complete midget. 5'4"" at best.
 

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Just another grandstanding politician wanting his wrinkled old mug on TV.:( Doesn't he have some young male pages or interns to go play with?
 

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Franken is such a goofball... how is he a senator!!!!
 

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Before you guys freak out anymore. Do you really think this guy will be able to get anything done?
 

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Just another grandstanding politician wanting his wrinkled old mug on TV.:( Doesn't he have some young male pages or interns to go play with?


Maybe we can get legislation introduced to get Al Franken out of boys?
 

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You see...this is what happens when you elect people that smoked too much dope in the seventies into office. I didn't like him as a comedian, I can't stand him as a left-wing liberal. Stupid-is as stupid-does......
 

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Doesn't JetBlue rely heavily on laptop computers and have approval to use them during flight?
 

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Doesn't JetBlue rely heavily on laptop computers and have approval to use them during flight?

Why yes. The laptops are required equipment. They must be used on the ground before departure. They must be referenced in flight before landing. They are supplemental for manual reference in flight. They are primary for airport-specific information in flight. All this approved by the FAA.
 

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Why yes. The laptops are required equipment. They must be used on the ground before departure. They must be referenced in flight before landing. They are supplemental for manual reference in flight. They are primary for airport-specific information in flight. All this approved by the FAA.

You should send Al an e-mail from work with this information.
 
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