US flight canceled after pilot's foul language

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  1. bigjobs

    bigjobs Active Member

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  2. I would be too. I mean, for crying out loud, poor little diddums got all upset because the naughty man said some bad words. Wah wah wah.

    I'm surprised the other pax didn't just tell him/her to sit down and shut up.
     
  3. simongr

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    That is just ridiculous - I can say that if i had been delayed and knew the reason and person then they would have heard a few colourful phrases from me...
     
  4. straitman

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    Why not complain at the end of the flight instead :!:
     
  5. Mal

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    It's scary enough having a peeved off Cabbie driving you around. I'm not too sure that a pilot who has just had a huge argument and is very worked up still over it is in the right frame of mind to correctly fly the plane.

    I know that's part of the reason why co-pilots exist, but enough crashes have occured because of disagreements between co-pilots/pilots (or them being quiet due to "deference" to the higher/smarter/more knowledgeable one) to make me not really want to be on the same plane.
     
  6. straitman

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    I agree in principle Mal, however I don't see it as big issue. One of the personality traits of a good pilot is being able to compartmentalize his/her thoughts. Most that I know are able to do this or are able to acknowledge when they have an issue and then remove themselves voluntarily.
     
  7. NM

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    The problem is that I don't know the ability of the pilot who will be operating our next flight. He may well be able to do this very well, but how do I know he is not one of the ones who is not so good at compartmentalization?
     
  8. QF WP

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    Well, if you were flying with straitman you'd be okay, NM (although I'm not sure why you'd be on a helicopter...I don't think he's rated for fixed-wing...are you straitman :?:
     
  9. NM

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    hehehe, whenever my 2 yo sees an aircraft of any type, she points and excitedly says "heli-chocolate". Makes me laugh every time. We keep finding ways to make her say it because it sounds so funny.

    I would like to assume all pilots are completely professional at all times. Unfortunately there is too much evidence to show this is not always the case. I am just thankful that most are very good most of the time.
     
  10. bigjobs

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    ... compartmentalization ... ;)
     
  11. straitman

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    ....of course :!: Fixed wings are the easy way.
     
  12. straitman

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    What can I say. Someone was bound to spot it :!:
     
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