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Old 22nd Mar 2018, 23:56
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High jinks on the flight deck.

British tabloid the Sun has splashed an Easyjet crew having fun on the flight deck.

SHOCKPIT ‘Unprofessional’ EasyJet pilots caught playing games on Snapchat at 30,000ft with a plane full of passengers

AN easyJet co-pilot is filmed dancing by his captain as they mess around on a Snapchat game while flying a plane full of *passengers at 30,000ft.

Neither man is looking at the controls or out through the cockpit windscreen as the flier gyrates with a cartoon character *created by the daft app.

The antics were filmed during a Paris to Madrid flight on Wednesday and posted on captain Michel Castellucci’s social media account pilot_flyingnut.

In another photo, Mr Castellucci posed with a cuddly bear image superimposed on his face. Angry passengers called the high jinks “irresponsible”.

The high jinks were branded dangerous and unprofessional on Thursday night.

Mr Castellucci, who is regularly in charge of jets to and from London, shared the film on social media, adding the caption: “Dancing first officer in cruise doing paperwork.”
In another video shared by the captain from their Paris to Madrid flight, a virtual owl dances beside the co-pilot, who turns and smirks inanely at the end of the footage.

EasyJet was investigating the videos — while Mr Castellucci and his dancing junior colleague faced a stern ticking off.

The footage was captured as scores of passengers sat oblivious to the schoolboy antics behind the cockpit door.

Mr Castellucci posted the film on his Instagram and Facebook accounts — adding emoticons of a plane and a laughing face plus hashtags including #easyjet, #a320, and #pilotlife.

An easyJet spokesman said: “Whilst at no point was the safety of the passengers compromised, this falls short of the high standards easyJet expects of its pilots.

“We will speak to the pilots involved.”






source https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/587925...ght-dangerous/
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Old 23rd Mar 2018, 00:15
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That's it?! Sheesh, the lad was strapped in and his modest gyrations could hardly be called 'antics'. I imagine the artwork was done later when all schools and gaggles of nuns and lawyers had been avoided.

One of my captains was slightly built and used to sit on the outer armrest with his feet on the cushion; quite often crews didn't belt up. I'd sooner have this crew than go back to those (sub)standards.
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Old 23rd Mar 2018, 01:07
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Maybe if you don't understand how social media postings can be used by employers as grounds for dismissal your critical thinking skills aren't quite up to LHS standards?
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Old 23rd Mar 2018, 03:08
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This is really news? Some of you really need a reality check.

But yeah, posting Snapchat crap or anything you do on the flightdeck is just stupid. Thank the Lord social media was nonexistent when I was in my 20s and 30s.
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Old 23rd Mar 2018, 07:09
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Yes we must all sit there without moving staring intently at the instruments with hands and feet covering the controls for 5 hours at a time with the patience and fortitude of an SAS sniper.
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Old 23rd Mar 2018, 08:50
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Originally Posted by Chesty Morgan View Post
Yes we must all sit there without moving staring intently at the instruments with hands and feet covering the controls for 5 hours at a time with the patience and fortitude of an SAS sniper.
This story sure puts a new slant on CRM

All the other tabloids are running it now.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...-000-feet.html
https://www.standard.co.uk/news/uk/e...-a3797131.html


http://metro.co.uk/2018/03/23/easyje...adrid-7410122/

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Old 23rd Mar 2018, 08:53
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"What happens on the flight-deck stays on the flight-deck." Don't post on social media. Stupid.
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Old 23rd Mar 2018, 09:01
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Isn't the real question here whether people who are so idiotic as to post such perfectly normal work place behaviour on social media fit to command and control the destinies of thousands?
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Old 23rd Mar 2018, 09:02
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As a former (ex-navigator) colleague used to say: "Anyone who has half a mind to be a pilot has all the right qualifications".
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Old 23rd Mar 2018, 09:20
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It's what happens below the flight deck that worries me.

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Old 23rd Mar 2018, 11:24
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Mid-Atlantic, 1hr between wpt's, en-route altn' weather checked, reading the paper, doing the crossword, perhaps. Paris-Madrid? Busy airspace, etc. etc. Little time to get bored. Hm??
Being daft enough to post on social media. Hm??.

Imagine at your command interview if you would admit to such an antic. Would you be selected? I doubt it.
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Old 23rd Mar 2018, 12:07
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It will be interesting to see the outcome. This is bad PR for EZY.
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Old 23rd Mar 2018, 12:13
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If they're worried about a few seconds of messing around what would they make of controlled rest
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Old 23rd Mar 2018, 12:20
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Well, when you suffer from fatigue, you have to stay awake somehow!

Totally innocent bit of fun but great material for the gutter press, who know eff all about anything, to pounce on!

Nevertheless, in this day and age it was very naive for the Captain to post it on social media.

Perhaps Easy should sue the newspaper?!
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Old 23rd Mar 2018, 12:30
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Just how stupid do you have to be to post this globally, using your employer's hashtag, and not see that it might, just, end up getting you into trouble?

Their error seems to be in not keeping the jokes to themselves, but that's not how a lot of the general public will see it; those that assume that pilots really fly aeroplanes all the time. I doubt there's anyone who's not done "something for a laugh" when flying, which is fine, as long as it's safe (as this larking about almost certainly was), but posting images that anyone, including employers and regulators can see is a different thing entirely.

FWIW, I once flew under a bridge, on take off, during a GFT, and still passed OK....................
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Old 23rd Mar 2018, 12:31
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Originally Posted by Hotel Tango View Post
Well, when you suffer from fatigue, you have to stay awake somehow!

Totally innocent bit of fun but great material for the gutter press, who know eff all about anything, to pounce on!

Nevertheless, in this day and age it was very naive for the Captain to post it on social media.

Perhaps Easy should sue the newspaper?!
What sort of fatique on a short hop like that?
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Old 23rd Mar 2018, 12:37
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So, the criticism is not about the behaviour on the flight-deck, but the use of social media to publicise the behaviour?
Yes, in my view. Larking about, without endangering the aircraft or breaking any regulations, isn't a sin, is it? It's unprofessional in my view, but then that's a word that's been diluted a lot over recent years, hasn't it?
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Old 23rd Mar 2018, 12:42
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Ok guys. Raise your hands if you have been playing Yahtzee at 30 west to prevent yourself and your flight deck buddy from falling asleep.
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Old 23rd Mar 2018, 13:09
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It appears both pilots have now been suspended pending an investigation. This is absolutely ridiculous.

Long time lurker just signed up, thanks to all for helping educate me on a subject I am fascinated with.
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Old 23rd Mar 2018, 14:15
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Unbelievable! You can't do anything these days without offending someone.

The captain seems like a nice guy to fly with. I'll rather fly with him than a clone that sits and stares out the window for 10 hours.

I agree maybe not good idea to post on a public forum however. I wonder how many people are running to review ther privacy settings on Facebook etc?.....
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