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GuppyWN

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Idiot United pilots. He get what he deserves.

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ps. thought I'd throw that out first since everyone pounces on SWA and our misfits. Actually I hope the Toothpaste Stealing Azzholes got overzealous and the United dude is completely innocent.
 

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Will the maddness ever end?

Let's see... in the past couple of months, a Delta flight lands on a taxiway, a NWA flight flies 150 miles off course (who really knows what the pilots were doing in the cockpit while this was happening), and now a United Airline pilot is at cruising altitude without leaving the ground.

Yeh baby...yeh.
 

Bavarian Chef

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How drunk?

There are so many levels of drunk.
 

skyaddict

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NBC Nightly News was already jumping on the story-- they said it was an LHR-ORD 767.
 

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http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/london/8353865.stm

Heathrow pilot faces drink charge



A United Airlines pilot who was arrested at Heathrow on suspicion of being drunk on Monday has been charged.
Erwin Washington was charged with "being aviation staff performing an aviation function whilst exceeding the proscribed alcohol limit", police said.
The 51-year-old from Lakewood, Colorado has been released on bail and is due to appear before Uxbridge magistrates in north-west London on 20 November.
A United Airlines spokesman said it would conduct a full investigation.
The flight the pilot was on to Chicago had been "imminent", with 124 passengers and 11 crew members on board, when the arrest took place, a Heathrow spokesman said.
Passengers were put on to other planes after the flight was cancelled on 9 November.
The airline's spokesman said: "Safety is our highest priority and the pilot has been removed from service while we are cooperating with authorities and conducting a full investigation."
 

GuppyWN

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Oh boy. Just watched the NATIONAL NEWS coverage of this. Sounds like he blew over the limit.

London to the USA is a real ball buster. Seems lately everyone getting caught has been coming out of London.

Hope the overnight was worth it.

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no1pilot2000

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A loss and a gain?

Perhaps one United pilot losses his license and another gets upgraded to captain?
 

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The talking head on the t.v. stated a crew member turned him in but we all know how accurate the media is on aviation stories
 

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if there's been one airline whose pilots have a reason to drink- its united. Worst and highest paid management is running them into the ground. Good luck to this pilot. Wish we could stay out of this kind of news. Sully seems a long time ago.
 

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Perhaps one United pilot losses his license and another gets upgraded to captain?

You sir are a POS.....in case you don't know what POS stands for ... it means you're a f*&king worthless sack of sh!t for saying something so stupid. Even though this guys actions are unexcusable, this is a sickness.....

Just had a good buddy lose his certificates due to this sickness....Can't believe this sh!t is still happening in this day and age......

Net
 

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You sir are a POS.....in case you don't know what POS stands for ... it means you're a f*&king worthless sack of sh!t for saying something so stupid. Even though this guys actions are unexcusable, this is a sickness.....

Just had a good buddy lose his certificates due to this sickness....Can't believe this sh!t is still happening in this day and age......

Net


Go easy on the kid. I'm guessing he didn't mean it like it sounds. It looks like he's a private pilot who is not familiar with how it works in 121 ops.
 

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Go easy on the kid. I'm guessing he didn't mean it like it sounds. It looks like he's a private pilot who is not familiar with how it works in 121 ops.

How does it work in 121 ops? Okay for the pilots to be over the limit when they show up to work? I missed that one in the regs.
 

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How does it work in 121 ops? Okay for the pilots to be over the limit when they show up to work? I missed that one in the regs.


I meant in regards to upgrading and that its not a 1-1 ratio when someone gets fired, retires, resigns, etc.
 

imacdog

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True dat. Well hopefully someone can at least get recalled because of this.
 

Midnight Flyer

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I can see it coming now, breathalyzers attached to the start levers. The engines won't start unless you're sober.
 

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Breathalyzers on the start levers... That would work.

...or you guys could start acting like professional pilots. Stop over flying airports, stalling in icing conditions, landing on taxi ways, dying over the Atlantic and showing up drunk.

Just a frickin idea. You wonder where your pay went? Try looking in the dumpster next your your work ethics.



...yeah, I know I'm preachin to the choir, but I do have a point.
 
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pilot error

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Breathalyzers on the start levers... That would work.

...or you guys could start acting like professional pilots. Stop over flying airports, stalling in icing conditions, landing on taxi ways, dying over the Atlantic and showing up drunk.

Just a frickin idea. You wonder where your pay went? Try looking in the dumpster next your your work ethics.



...yeah, I know I'm preachin to the choir, but I do have a point.

so the poor guy who died at work over the atlantic had a poor work ethic?
 
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