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Man without pilots licence, impersonates pilot and takes to the air

Old 8th Sep 2021, 08:15
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Man without pilots licence, impersonates pilot and takes to the air

The thread title is 100% accurate
https://www.abc.net.au/mediawatch/ep...pilot/13529118

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Old 8th Sep 2021, 08:20
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Originally Posted by mickjoebill View Post
The thread title is 100% accurate
Not grammatically
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Old 8th Sep 2021, 13:42
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It was the extra large watch with 17 auxiliary dials that gives the game away...
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It mustíve hurt a Murdoch show to admit they got easily fooled on air with a publicly funded broadcaster being the one to alerted them to it.
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Maybe he forgot to say his name was Nigel.
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Not surprising. There are plenty of people pretending to be pilots on PPRuNe whose only exposure to a flight deck is MS Flight Sim and a couple of HD screens.
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Reminds me of a kid my wife taught who some years later was found wandering the corridors of the local hospital wearing a white coat and stethoscope round his neck.
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fake doctors are more common than you would like:

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-04-...-fraud/9634674

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fake doctors are more common than you would like:

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-04-...-fraud/9634674

"There have been instances of fake pilots, veterinarians and priests."

I would worry about the first two, but what's a fake priest ? What is it that a fake priest is not qualified to do that a 'real' one can ? In fact, on historical evidence I might prefer a fake priest.
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Isn't fake priest tautological?
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Makes me think of these two fake pilots:
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Are there not laws of some kind to prevent people from doing this sort of thing? Fraud, libel (or is it slander I can never remember which is which?)
Having the brass neck to put yourself on live TV and tell bare faced lies must surely ring alarm bells. Or maybe he's just bolstering his cv to become a politician or journo. 😁
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Are there not laws of some kind to prevent people from doing this sort of thing? Fraud, libel (or is it slander I can never remember which is which?)
Having the brass neck to put yourself on live TV and tell bare faced lies must surely ring alarm bells. Or maybe he's just bolstering his cv to become a politician or journo. 😁
Iím surprised Airport security did not march them out, behaving in a drunken manner would be good reason, obviously highly inappropriate but there are idiots out there who will do it just for kicks and to hell with the consequences.
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