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ASA Pilot Arrested In GRR  
User currently offlineFlyf15 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 6734 times:

Not out on the newswires yet, but word has it that an ASA FO was arrested in Grand Rapids sometime last night or this morning. He was apparently drunk, naked, and braking the windows of cars in the airport parking lot.... police nabbed him hiding in a nearby cornfield.

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User currently offlineUN_B732 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 4289 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 6673 times:

DL4277 operated by ASA left 3 hours late from GRR this morning, I'm guessing that's what this F/O was slated to operate.
-Mr. X



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User currently offlinePWM2TXLHopper From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 1324 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 6667 times:

Well if the story is true, at least they didn't find him in the cockpit!

User currently offlineIAHFLYR From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 4790 posts, RR: 22
Reply 3, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 6290 times:

or naked in the cockpit of the airplane that the flight attendant was looking to have a catering truck load for their flight...........gotta love a pilot that wants to hang it all out!  Smile


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User currently offlineWMUPilot From United States of America, joined Jan 2003, 1473 posts, RR: 12
Reply 4, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 6272 times:

Guess GRR is the best place to have a layover now days! What i want to know, is how in the hell did he get back to the airport. The closest hotel to the airport is 2 1/2 to 3 miles away. I bet he was picked up in the hotel parking lot.


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User currently offline2H4 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 8955 posts, RR: 60
Reply 5, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 6261 times:
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Quoting IAHFLYR (Reply 3):
gotta love a pilot that wants to hang it all out!

Indeed:


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User currently offlineAcidradio From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 1874 posts, RR: 10
Reply 6, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 5995 times:
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This has to be a joke or a real late April Fools item. But if it's true, wow.


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User currently offlineMCOflyer From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 8670 posts, RR: 15
Reply 7, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 5941 times:

Knowing how drunk pilots get on layovers it wouldn't surprise me. I know several pilots and they say the right thing is too keep drinking to a minimum.

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User currently offline2H4 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 8955 posts, RR: 60
Reply 8, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 5891 times:
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Quoting WMUPilot (Reply 4):

Any word yet on which former Bronco CFI it was?  Wink



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User currently offlineWMUPilot From United States of America, joined Jan 2003, 1473 posts, RR: 12
Reply 9, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 5846 times:

I've got a long list of suspects! I better start making some calls to see if my suspicions pan out  Smile


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User currently offlinePhilSquares From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 5839 times:

Quoting MCOflyer (Reply 7):
Knowing how drunk pilots get on layovers it wouldn't surprise me. I know several pilots and they say the right thing is too keep drinking to a minimum.

MCOflyer

And how do you know this? From your years of experience????


User currently offlineCALMSP From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3936 posts, RR: 7
Reply 11, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 5793 times:
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i statrted calling all of my contacts at COEX in GRR, they are unaware of anything..............


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User currently offlineOsiris30 From Barbados, joined Sep 2006, 3192 posts, RR: 25
Reply 12, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 5738 times:

I'm not understanding why you are all so shocked. I mean I realize there is a tendancy to idolise flight crews on this site, but they are just people. Like all people they get drunk, lie, cheat, laugh, cry, etc.


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User currently offline2H4 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 8955 posts, RR: 60
Reply 13, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 5546 times:
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Quoting WMUPilot (Reply 9):
I've got a long list of suspects!

Boy, after reflecting on some of the parties I've attended, my own list of suspects is rather extensive....  biggrin 



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User currently offlineEdmonchuck From Canada, joined Aug 2006, 44 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 5389 times:

I've seen many a pilot layover turn uuuuugly, but none ended this way and absolutely NONE resulted in a drunk behind the yoke....

User currently offlineWard86IND From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 295 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 5165 times:

Quoting CALMSP (Reply 11):
And how do you know this? From your years of experience????

He said he KNOWS pilots. Jeez, lay off the guy.

Edit: Oops, that was PhilSquares...misquote

[Edited 2006-11-29 22:43:19]


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User currently offlineWe're Nuts From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5722 posts, RR: 20
Reply 16, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 4862 times:

I'll be laying over in GRR tomorrow. Guess I'll have to think up something else to do or the papers will call me a copycat.  Wink


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User currently offlineBobnwa From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 6464 posts, RR: 9
Reply 17, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 4719 times:

Quoting MCOflyer (Reply 7):
Knowing how drunk pilots get on layovers it wouldn't surprise me. I know several pilots and they say the right thing is too keep drinking to a minimum.

How many airline pilots have you seen drunk on layovers? How many airline pilots do know well enough for them to share information this info with you.

I think someones nose might be growing!!


User currently offlineEdmonchuck From Canada, joined Aug 2006, 44 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 4579 times:

OK, from someone who lived it....

They DO if it is more than 8 hours bottle to throttle....

The PWA Herc Rats were legendary....absolutely legendary...


User currently offlinePhilSquares From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 4357 times:

Quoting Edmonchuck (Reply 18):
OK, from someone who lived it....

They DO if it is more than 8 hours bottle to throttle....

The PWA Herc Rats were legendary....absolutely legendary...

You may have lived in in the RCAF, but in the "real" world it doesn't happen.


User currently offlineCaptaink From Mexico, joined May 2001, 5109 posts, RR: 12
Reply 20, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 4325 times:

Quoting Osiris30 (Reply 12):
I'm not understanding why you are all so shocked. I mean I realize there is a tendancy to idolise flight crews on this site, but they are just people. Like all people they get drunk, lie, cheat, laugh, cry, etc.

You forgot to add, go breaking the windows of cars, without clothes on.



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User currently offlineEdmonchuck From Canada, joined Aug 2006, 44 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 4280 times:

Quoting PhilSquares (Reply 19):
You may have lived in in the RCAF, but in the "real" world it doesn't happen.

Huh? Pacific Western Airlines is so not military....their Hercs were bigger. PWA bought CP Air, Wardair...and became Canadain...and the Herc Rats still partied...


User currently offlineCurmudgeon From Australia, joined Oct 2006, 695 posts, RR: 22
Reply 22, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 4218 times:

Quoting MCOflyer (Reply 7):
Knowing how drunk pilots get on layovers it wouldn't surprise me. I know several pilots and they say the right thing is too keep drinking to a minimum.

You know...even back in the day drinking like that was rare. PWA Herc pilots? I know a couple of those guys, and neither of them drank, so it wasn't all of them.

Sometimes we joke about it..."no drinking past V1, because then you're committed". The reality is that I have seen a piss up of that nature maybe once every decade. (And its not like I wasn't looking for trouble for the last thirty years  Wink)



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User currently offlinePhilSquares From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 4151 times:

Quoting Edmonchuck (Reply 21):
Huh? Pacific Western Airlines is so not military....their Hercs were bigger. PWA bought CP Air, Wardair...and became Canadain...and the Herc Rats still partied...

Sorry, I thought it was RCAF. However, I note you aren't doing that any more. I suggest days, like you describe, were few and far between. In this day and age of minimum rest layovers, the risk far outweighs any possible reward.

The other issue is the posters description of pilot's activities defies any type of logic. After all, we spend at least half of the month in hotels, someone woukld have very serious physical problems if they acted as described. Frankly, the poster of those comments didn't have a clue, he's not even 20!


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