US flight canceled after pilot's foul language

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NYCguy

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bigjobs said:
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i'd be cranky with the passenger who confronted the pilot.

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.
 

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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...
 

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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.
 

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Mal said:
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.

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.
 

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straitman said:
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.
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?
 

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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 :?:
 

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Lindsay Wilson said:
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 :?:
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.
 

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NM said:
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?

... compartmentalization ... ;)
 
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Lindsay Wilson said:
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 :?:

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