Flyf15 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (8 years 3 months 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 7028 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.
WMUPilot From United States of America, joined Jan 2003, 1473 posts, RR: 11
Reply 4, posted (8 years 3 months 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 6566 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.
Osiris30 From Barbados, joined Sep 2006, 3195 posts, RR: 25
Reply 12, posted (8 years 3 months 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 6032 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.
I don't care what you think of my opinion. It's my opinion, so have a nice day :)
Captaink From Mexico, joined May 2001, 5109 posts, RR: 11
Reply 20, posted (8 years 3 months 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 4619 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.
Curmudgeon From Australia, joined Oct 2006, 695 posts, RR: 22
Reply 22, posted (8 years 3 months 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 4512 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 )
PhilSquares From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (8 years 3 months 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 4445 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!