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American Eagle pilot suspended after lying about background

Old 4th Apr 2010, 14:31
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He's an idiot, but I myself carry a flashlight on walkarounds in the daytime. I use it to check the wheelwells and the engines, and it helps me spot the door pins when the little windows get grimy.
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Old 5th Apr 2010, 00:59
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Good lord. Is Jan Steenblik still alive? What a warhorse.
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Old 5th Apr 2010, 02:30
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and make them commute thousands of miles
The pilot's choice, not the airline.....
You are so wrong, so out of line with this comment that I can't post my thoughts. You are as bad, no worse, than the gentleman in question. STFU.
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Old 5th Apr 2010, 04:09
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if this guy said he was flying the F16. Probably he logged F16 hours in his logbook.

logging fake time is a Federal crime.

His FAA license should be revoked.
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Old 5th Apr 2010, 07:24
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Thumbs up

That's not a torch, it's a laser! He must've gotten it in his F-16 training.
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Old 5th Apr 2010, 07:41
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it`s a lightsaber

It`s a lightsaber he`s holding. He just never came around telling the journo that he`s a volunteer Jedi fighter.
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Old 5th Apr 2010, 08:20
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The amusing thing about this whole story and thread is that the majority of you think that this issue is rare.

It's not.

Chaps all over the world are padding logbooks, adding ratings, experience and God knows what else to their resumés and are walking into jobs that, if I am being honest, they are more than capable of doing, but are indeed breaking to rules to get into.

That's the way it is out there.
Some will be exposed as time goes by; some will go out to pasture having gotten away with it for their entire careers.

Fact.

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Old 5th Apr 2010, 09:34
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Very true Farrel. Away on detatchment in the US my Flt Eng overheard the lead Nav telling a couple of girls that he was a pilot. Shock and horror (ie mirth) all round. We didn't let on that he was rumbled but the story was leaked at an appropriate moment and it appeared in the speeches when he left the Squadron. Ho Ho.

The industry contains pilots who falsify their past for all sorts of reasons. Some to gain emploment, some to gain respect others with things to hide. The point is though that the aviation community is small. they usualy get caught out at some stage.

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Old 5th Apr 2010, 10:10
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and make them commute thousands of miles
The pilot's choice, not the airline.....

You are so wrong, so out of line with this comment that I can't post my thoughts. You are as bad, no worse, than the gentleman in question. STFU.
Bloom,

The statement is not out of line at all, why take such offense?

Pilots choose to commute or not. It may be impractical to move to base for a number of reasons, but when you sign on you know where the bases are, where you live, and what your - not the airline's - options are as to where you will live.

I commuted for a number of years, but now live at base and will never commute again. It was always my choice.
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Old 5th Apr 2010, 12:04
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Ahhh, just got back from leaping a building in a single bound...

I'm faster than a speeding bullet...

I just saved 2 kittens from a drain pipe...

I landed an A-320 in the Hudson, then personally fought the fire, drove the rescue boat and edited the news footage.

On the way home, I fed 7,287 homeless people...

Picked up my F-22 and dropped some bombs on the enemy just 30 meters from the friendly, no collateral damage!!

Will be running on the Republican ticket for president in 2012.

Was hand picked by Joe Biden to man the first mission to Mars....I built the spacecraft and freeze dried the food.

I am a stud among men, having slept with more than 2,000,000 women in my 24 years...way more than Wilt Chamberlain.

I taught Einstein about the theory of relativity.

Matt Damon asked me for advice on the movie "Catch me if you can".

I understand women!!!

The Pope asked me about how to deal with pedophiles in the church.

I used to be a brain surgeon....

Best of all, I'm not a pilot, but I did stay at a Holiday Inn Express last night!!!
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Old 5th Apr 2010, 13:05
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Wink UAL Furlough

Understanding women?? Come on, the rest I can respect. Understanding women......... What a fake you are.
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Old 5th Apr 2010, 14:27
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You may use a torch to check wheel wells/inside engine nacelles but I don't remember seeing any on the wingtip of a EMB145 !!!!!
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Old 5th Apr 2010, 16:29
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Matt Damon???

Sorry, Matt wasn't in Catch Me if You Can. It was Leonardo DiCaprio.
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Old 5th Apr 2010, 21:12
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Apparantly it's the little things that make a difference like "saying your airplane " when handing over control.

Do they not normally bother then ?
 
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Wow - some lawyer will likely bring a suit against the airline for improper dismissal. I assume the odds are at least 50%-50%.

How do we know the article was not fabricated by the writer? ...seems kinda dopey for him to make up stuff for an article; I don't see any financial gain that he could have gotten and, as someone observed earlier, this stuff does not seem to impact is ability to perform his job. If he put this stuff on a job application and it is not true, it might be different, I suppose.
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Old 5th Apr 2010, 21:49
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April Fools anyone? The interview just made me laugh. How could anyone believe that.
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Old 5th Apr 2010, 21:58
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FWIW there is a 27 odd page long thread on this going on over at FlyingSquadron.com - Military Aviation Portal & Forums to which, Airbubba, posted a link. In that thread they have more or less established, through various means of investigative work including statements from colleagues of his, that he is a pathological liar.

I've read through the whole thing and I can recommend it as one of the most hilariously entertaining reads in a long time. Far better than fiction.
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Old 5th Apr 2010, 22:40
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Clowwwwwwnnnnnnn!!!!!!
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Old 6th Apr 2010, 08:44
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Talking Superman must own a pair of Timothy Martins pajamas. . .

. . . It's good to know that if I am faced with a lay off, that I could just go to the New York Fire Department and be a fireman, or go to the New Jersey Air National Guard and sign up to fly F16s.
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Old 6th Apr 2010, 09:50
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Wow. Dude didn't follow Man Rule #3: "If you're going to lie, lie to girls"

AND he also did not follow rule number one: "If you are going to lie, don't put your story onto the front page of a newspaper. What is it with these egocentrics, that they cannot keep it to themselves - do they want to get caught?


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