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Old 13th Feb 2024, 02:53
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Originally Posted by India Four Two
Does a non-FFDO pilot have any choice as to whether they are paired with an FFDO partner?

No, you have no choice
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Old 18th Feb 2024, 15:34
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...apparently history repeats itself. Well, at least a taser can't blow a hole in the fuselage - certainly safer than a real gun in a pressurized vessel. Wonders never cease!
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Old 18th Feb 2024, 20:17
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There is no real threat from a handgun in a pressurized aircraft. Originally they planned on FFDO’s using frangible low velocity ammo. After testing they realized it was not needed. The outflow valve might close another 1/100 of an inch if a round penetrated the skin but that’s about it. I am against the program for other reasons but not that one.
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Old 18th Feb 2024, 22:23
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There is no real threat from a handgun in a pressurized aircraft
No fragile bits that, as Captain Ramius might say, "don't react too well to bullets"?
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Old 19th Feb 2024, 13:45
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There is no real threat from a handgun in a pressurized aircraft..
So the film 'Snakes on a plane' had no basis in fact?
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Old 19th Feb 2024, 14:19
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A little humour:

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Old 19th Feb 2024, 14:19
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Originally Posted by Shawn K.
...apparently history repeats itself. Well, at least a taser can't blow a hole in the fuselage - certainly safer than a real gun in a pressurized vessel. Wonders never cease!
I once went down to the avionics bay in a VC10 at 40000 ft. There is an external access hatch there and I could see daylight around most of the seal. Far bigger hole than any bullet would make.
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Old 20th Feb 2024, 00:38
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Originally Posted by albatross

Not at all actually
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Old 20th Feb 2024, 00:45
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Not at all actually
I agree. Quite sick
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Old 20th Feb 2024, 08:21
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certainly safer than a real gun in a pressurized vessel.
You'll be astonished to learn that there are several big holes in the fuselage of all modern pressurised aircraft. They aren't like balloons that get inflated once.
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Pepper spray is useful if you seriously expect to encounter bears.
Because bears appreciate the added spice.
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Old 5th Mar 2024, 16:35
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What is it with Edinburgh.... Seems a Delta driver from last year is being done for being over the alcohol limit...well at least on today's local news ...
Sorry if there is a separate thread on this one
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Old 5th Mar 2024, 17:47
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Originally Posted by Kiltrash
What is it with Edinburgh.... Seems a Delta driver from last year is being done for being over the alcohol limit...well at least on today's local news ...
Sorry if there is a separate thread on this one
In the EDI thread:

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Old 5th Mar 2024, 18:56
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Made the Beeb front page here in Blighty.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotla...-fife-68481282
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Old 6th Mar 2024, 05:26
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Is the tazer pilot still in custody in the UK awaiting the hearing or has he been allowed to travel back to the uk.
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Old 6th Mar 2024, 05:49
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Originally Posted by Fursty Ferret
You'll be astonished to learn that there are several big holes in the fuselage of all modern pressurised aircraft. They aren't like balloons that get inflated once.

Yes they are designed in by the manufacturer, not shot out by a gun

What’s your point ?
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Old 6th Mar 2024, 14:31
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Originally Posted by Kiltrash
What is it with Edinburgh.... Seems a Delta driver from last year is being done for being over the alcohol limit...well at least on today's local news ...
Sorry if there is a separate thread on this one
It's the haggis. Mind you, I like haggis. And cullen skink.
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Old 6th Mar 2024, 14:44
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And Arbroath Smokies. "Mind you, they make me cough" for anyone who remembers the ad.
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I guess we can all standby for higher KCM randoms even though he didn’t screen (or shouldn’t have) at KCM.
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Old 6th Mar 2024, 16:10
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Originally Posted by MichaelOLearyGenius
Is the tazer pilot still in custody in the UK awaiting the hearing or has he been allowed to travel back to the uk.
Pled guilty and remanded in custody to await sentence.

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