Csavel From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 1404 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (10 years 6 months 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 1949 times:
This wasn't the level of a fistfight, but if I recall, a contributory cause of a BEA trident crash in the early 70s was supposedly the captain getting into a heated argument with other pilots over a labor dispute before the flight. The pilot was disliked and nasty graffiti about him was scrawled on Tridents. He had an undiagnosed heart condition, and while the cause was pilot error (he retracted slats before he should have) there was speculation that the argument was so heated that he had a heart attack or stroke that incapacitated him.
I'd post a link to a story from airdisaster.com but their database is down.
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Aa717driver From United States of America, joined Feb 2002, 1566 posts, RR: 13
Reply 7, posted (10 years 6 months 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 1774 times:
A TWA Captain decked a AA pilot in the lobby of the Paris Nikko about 12 years ago. The AA guy made a smarta$$ remark and tried to get the hostess to give them the TWA rooms.
Another TWA Captain decked a junior AA pilot in the MCO parking lot after he gave the TWA guy a bunch of $**t about the integration. Funny, no one saw anything in the parking lot or the employee bus that was dropping them off... It was pretty stupid of the AA guy--the TWA Capt. is about 6'5" and 270lbs. and the AA pilot was a weasley little ***k. Oh well, I guess Darwinism is alive and well.TC
CRPilot From Costa Rica, joined Nov 2004, 311 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (10 years 6 months 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 1714 times:
My experience has been that through the use of CRM and professionalism, even if you hate the guy in the left or right seat, you can still make it to your destination without incident....it might be a quiet flight, but you'll make it.
The days of restless idiots in the cockpit are long gone, airlines won't tolerate that kind of behavior anymore, not even from an ex-military pilot* who thinks he is the "god" of the cockpit, as it used to be in the 70's.
*(No disrepect intended to military aviators, just a generalization from that particular time period.)
Bucky707 From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 1030 posts, RR: 3
Reply 9, posted (10 years 6 months 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 1468 times:
"The days of restless idiots in the cockpit are long gone, airlines won't tolerate that kind of behavior anymore, not even from an ex-military pilot* who thinks he is the "god" of the cockpit, as it used to be in the 70's."
actually, I find the civilian guys to be the most arrogant and hardest to get along with.