Jjbiv From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 1226 posts, RR: 5 Reply 4, posted (6 years 11 months 4 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 11125 times:
Quoting Blasphemystic (Thread starter): To mark the last delivery of 100 aircraft, maintenance workers clubbed together to buy the beast - and then consume it. The sacrifice took place at Istanbul international airport
Sounds like great fun! Wish I would have been invited or my previous airline employer would have had such festivities surrounding the conclusion of new deliveries; all I got was a layoff notice!
Airfoilsguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 6, posted (6 years 11 months 4 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 10974 times:
So how airlines get their food!
I think it is kind of cool and would have tried some camel meat if I was there. I don't see why someone should lose their job over it though. Yes, by American standards it seems a bit unusual but if it did happen in the states the guy would probably keep his job thanks to the unions.
Vfw614 From Germany, joined Dec 2001, 3757 posts, RR: 5 Reply 7, posted (6 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 10800 times:
Errrr. how did they kill the beast on the tarmac - if I am not allowed to bring liquids past security, I am not sure they are allowed to bring swords, guns, whatever weapon airside to to some ritual killing of a camel? I sincerely hope they did not strangle the poor thing to death and cleaned up the mess properly....
Anyway, they celebrated the withdrawal of their last Avro RJ - which is somewhat bizarre and maybe shows a bit of bad taste. OTOH - just wondering if some a.netters secretly slaughter a bronco in the wild wild west whenever an airline replaces some Airbus with Boeings.... - I have got to tell Borat to find out for his sequel....
OA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26022 posts, RR: 58 Reply 8, posted (6 years 11 months 4 weeks ago) and read 10691 times:
What will TK staff do when they join Star Alliance??? Tradition is good but there is a time and a place for it and IST wasnt one of them. If they want to do this stuff in a village then fine but at a international airport its a bit much.
AEGEAN-OLYMPIC AIR - ΟΛΥΜΠΙΑΚΗ " μέλος στη Star Alliance
Stylo777 From Turkey, joined Feb 2006, 2888 posts, RR: 12 Reply 10, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 10880 times:
this is an aviation forum and we should discuss about aviation and not about a camel. you could talk about the RJ and their leave and somethink else, but not about any traditions or cultures or nations or meats...
LTBEWR From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 12665 posts, RR: 13 Reply 11, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 10818 times:
This was a bit unusual of a custom, but it may reflect the customs and beliefs of the staff. To me the bigger problem is if they actually killed and butchered the camel in their workplace. It isn't really part of their job description or probably allowed, especially if an open fire was used to BBQ the meat. That is why the supervisor/manager was fired. I am quite sure their are customs done by airline mx workers all over the world, although not this extreme.
Zvezda From Lithuania, joined Aug 2004, 10511 posts, RR: 65 Reply 12, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 10720 times:
Quoting Vfw614 (Reply 24): how did they kill the beast on the tarmac - if I am not allowed to bring liquids past security, I am not sure they are allowed to bring swords, guns, whatever weapon airside to to some ritual killing of a camel?
I'm confident that mechanics at an airport with a major MX operation would have a variety of cutting tools.
Quoting JoKeR (Reply 26): we need to respect (not necessarily understand) other cultures and their traditions, in any shape or form.
I have to disagree. Cannibalism would be a good example of why.
Quoting JoKeR (Reply 26): Flight safety was not compromised, let's get on with our lives...
Vimanav From India, joined Jul 2003, 1497 posts, RR: 19 Reply 16, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 9517 times:
I surprised at the surprise of some of the Western A.netters to the event. In Nepal (until recently the world's only Hindu Kingdom), it is customary to sacrifice a buffalo whenever RA gets a new plane and to pour the blood on the aircraft to ward off evil. Also it is crazy to generalize that Hindus and Buddhists get into a tizzy when beef is served. There are enough Hindus who will gladly relish a steak and enough Buddhists (eg. Thailand and other parts of SE Asia) who would try out a beef burger at Burger King. In this respect what I can assure you is that in comparison you will find far, far fewer Muslims or Jews who will eat pork.
For those who state that Turkey is far from Western standards, may I remind them of the Armin Meiwes cannibalism incident in the heart of Germany.
Sarfaroshi kii tamannaa ab hamaare dil mein hai, Dekhnaa hai zor kitnaa baazu-e-qaatil mein hai
Planeboy From India, joined May 2005, 199 posts, RR: 1 Reply 20, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 5694 times:
I am quite surprized about some of the pro-butchering comments by learned Anetters.
In India where large number (majority) of people are meat eaters, at such occassions a coconut is broken. (If anyone of you have followed Indian aviations threads, this has been discussed at length. Every new induction of aircraft to IC had its share of broken coconuts and applying of holy colors). This is quite symbolic. I think this particular tradition has evolved with time when public cruelty became a matter of social shame, and I feel it was a good change or rather a "evolution".. step in the right direction.
How many of you would like to be that poor unsuspecting camel dragged to the hot tarmac, confused by all those jet noises and being pounced on, only to be get its wind pipe cut? I fail to see how this is could be something to be proud of?
Why people are becoming more fundamentalists and bigots by passing day, hell bent on pleasing god with blood?
Aogdesk From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 933 posts, RR: 4 Reply 22, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 5390 times:
We have a custom here of slaughtering chickens, frying their wings, and slathering them with kick ass hot sauce after a job well done. Whats the difference with the exception of copius amounts of blood that ends up on the ramp??
777FlyGuy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 24, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 4526 times:
Quoting Stylo777 (Reply 27): this is an aviation forum and we should discuss about aviation and not about a camel. you could talk about the RJ and their leave and somethink else, but not about any traditions or cultures or nations or meats...
Would this have made news had the killing not been on an airport? Unlikely. Was the place of the killing inappropriate? Yes. Just a huge lack of judgement. Meat is meat. I personally wouldn't eat camel, but then I won't condemn a particular culture for their beliefs.