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Freedom March Graham Hood

Old 6th Feb 2022, 20:42
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Freedom March Graham Hood

Why does this “Captain Hood” insist on wearing his uniform to his rant-fest? Is he making a political statement or just making sure everyone knows that he worked for QF? Must be pretty bored in retirement…
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Old 6th Feb 2022, 20:59
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I noticed he did this at a Gold Coast protest. Not sure Qantas would be too happy about that?

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Old 6th Feb 2022, 21:28
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Maybe he ran out of tinfoil for a hat and the glorious QF uniform gives him protection from both 5G radiation and the Covid virus.?

Seems as logical an explanation as any to me.
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Old 6th Feb 2022, 21:31
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What a grub for disrespecting a company that would have paid him millions of dollars over his career.

Many pilots put that uniform on proudly as a sign of their hard work and sacrifices made.

Go down to the local pilot shop and buy a different pilot shirt and epaulettes chump.
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Old 6th Feb 2022, 21:55
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Thankfully he is not in command of an aircraft anymore.
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Old 6th Feb 2022, 22:01
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Australian Idol has really gone downhill…


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Old 6th Feb 2022, 22:09
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Lucky his legs grew back!
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Old 6th Feb 2022, 22:26
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Must have been awesome flying with him. I’d have a spring in my step going to work knowing I’m sitting next to him for the next 8 hours.


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Old 6th Feb 2022, 23:16
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I once posted on youtube a comment regarding 3 or 4 qantas pilots flying warbirds out of Mittagong. They were flying these things wearing flying suits with full RAAF patches and RAAF wings.
I argued that they should NOT be wearing anything RAAF as they are NOT RAAF pilots. I got torn apart by people telling me they are great guys, I should get a life, I was a loser etc etc.

Fact is - they were not RAAF pilots, they had seperated and in no way retained the right to wear the "uniform." Guarantee they would not walk around in the blue uniform with RAAF wings, rank and name tag, so why the flying suit, wings and patches.

Same with this guy - once you leave, you lose the right to parade as a member. Imagine a retired copper walking around in police uniform. I'm ex RAAF and I no longer wear the uniform, and if I go civvy flying (the Mittagong boys) I am not suddenly back in the RAAF wearing the uniform.

Ditch the unifrmm Hood - you don't work for that company.
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Old 7th Feb 2022, 00:54
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I can see you lot get triggered by it, may be that's why he's doing it
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Old 7th Feb 2022, 00:59
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Australian Idol has really gone downhill…
The second video. Wow, that’s a lot to unpack. Based on some of his most recent ramblings, far away from an aircraft’s controls is good place to be for old Hoody. He is becoming unhinged but the gullible lap up every word he has to say.
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Old 7th Feb 2022, 01:02
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Originally Posted by Captn Rex Havack View Post

Same with this guy - once you leave, you lose the right to parade as a member. Imagine a retired copper walking around in police uniform. I'm ex RAAF and I no longer wear the uniform, and if I go civvy flying (the Mittagong boys) I am not suddenly back in the RAAF wearing the uniform.
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Police officer will do thanks.

If any of these were wearing a police officer uniform, report them immediately. It’s an offense to wear, or posses a police uniform unless you’re employed as a police officer or special constable the person commits an offense if doing so. The laws are very strict around this for obvious reasons.

As for the ambulance officer next to him wearing his, not sure if that would be legal also have to look that up.
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Old 7th Feb 2022, 01:20
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Why bother wearing an empty ASIC holder when he has no operational need and therefore no ASIC?
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Old 7th Feb 2022, 01:31
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Why bother wearing an empty ASIC holder when he has no operational need and therefore no ASIC?
He's not doing nights as a baggage handler, is he?

BTW, you think this lot are crazy then take a look at the truckers in Ottawa / Toronto.
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Old 7th Feb 2022, 01:38
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Good stuff. I need to somehow incorporate “I demand that Satan and his evil henchmen leave!” into my regular welcome PAs.
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Old 7th Feb 2022, 06:04
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If you want an answer.

People are asked to attend these rally's/protests in uniform or items that resemble the industry that they worked in.

As for him wearing a pilot uniform any place in public - I personally see no issue UNLESS he is wearing employer logo items (such as wings). I see all over the place pilots in uniform obviously, 1 item removed when drinking.

Is he still a pilot?

The numbers were pretty big in Canberra, takes a lot to facilitate that size of event, for what seems about a week now. Truckers in Ottawa (massive numbers) certainly have out played the police force there & had zero concern when GoFundMe pulled the $9M donations.

I would have money on Mr Hood getting a seat at the table with the PM for discussions this week, I doubt any other here on PPRuNe will get an invite.
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Old 7th Feb 2022, 06:22
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Good stuff. I need to somehow incorporate “I demand that Satan and his evil henchmen leave!” into my regular welcome PAs.
Post of the year.
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Old 7th Feb 2022, 06:44
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Good stuff. I need to somehow incorporate “I demand that Satan and his evil henchmen leave!” into my regular welcome PAs.
Ladies and Gentlemen, this is your Captain speaking. I’d like to welcome you all aboard this Qantas service to Melbourne. Flight time this evening will be 1 hour and 15 minutes with smooth flying conditions expected enroute. We expect to be underway shortly however prior to that I demand that Satan and his evil henchmen leave the aircraft. Thank you and good evening.

Should still meet the required format for a Qantas PA.🤔
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Old 7th Feb 2022, 07:08
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Originally Posted by Bend alot View Post
As for him wearing a pilot uniform any place in public - I personally see no issue UNLESS he is wearing employer logo items (such as wings). I see all over the place pilots in uniform obviously, 1 item removed when drinking.
It's not illegal, but seeing a retired or otherwise not employed pilot wandering around in their old uniform and epaulettes, complete with a lanyard with company logos for a non-existent ASIC and an Akubra is more than a bit weird. It'd look marginally more respectable if it was a complete uniform, not bits and pieces with slogans written on it, but even then it'd be a bit out there.

I would have money on Mr Hood getting a seat at the table with the PM for discussions this week, I doubt any other here on PPRuNe will get an invite.
I'll take that bet. $50 says he doesn't sit down with the PM this week? Especially after the rigmarole of his singing efforts and his "bringing the power of jesus casting out the demons" on the twitter posts.

Edit - Having just spent ten minutes listening to one of his speeches, filled with references to the Anzacs and bringing Jesus back into schools and Lest We Forget and spoken prayer, "more than a bit weird" looks to be completely on brand for him. Would've been a long trip with him on your roster....

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Old 7th Feb 2022, 07:08
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Originally Posted by slice View Post
Ladies and Gentlemen, this is your Captain speaking. I’d like to welcome you all aboard this Qantas service to Melbourne. Flight time this evening will be 1 hour and 15 minutes with smooth flying conditions expected enroute. We expect to be underway shortly however prior to that I demand that Satan and his evil henchmen leave the aircraft. Thank you and good evening.

Should still meet the required format for a Qantas PA.🤔
I would have though it would come under Threat and Error Management.

“Threats. Well, obviously we have Satan and his evil henchmen to contend with, but I have mitigated that by demanding they leave… weather is good, no MELs…”

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