Flygirl From Canada, joined Jun 2011, 0 posts, RR: 0 Posted (13 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 2937 times:
Two days ago Air Transat Captain Piche received a hero's welcome. Today in the paper they are slinging mud at him and dragging a skeleton out of his closet. Someone started a thread about how despicable the media can be especially to aviation. This is a fine example of the witch hunt they will embark on when someone hits their spotlight. As if this Captain isn't going through enough already.
Capt. Piche did the crime and served the time. I say leave him alone - he is still a hero in my eyes.
www.torontostar.com (follow link to story - the URL was too long)
Flygirl From Canada, joined Jun 2011, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (13 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 2829 times:
Here's the beginning of the article. Some day I'll learn how to insert a URL.
Hero Transat pilot has drug trafficking record
Capt. Robert Piche jailed 2 years in U.S. in 1980s, newspaper says
MONTREAL (CP) — The Air Transat pilot who glided a crippled jet to a safe landing off Portugal last week served nearly two years in U.S. prisons for drug trafficking, Montreal La Presse reported today.
The newspaper, citing a corrections spokesman
for the state of Georgia, said Robert Piche was
found guilty in Nov. 1983 of ``trafficking a
quantity of marijuana weighing between 101 and
Slawko From Canada, joined May 1999, 3803 posts, RR: 8
Reply 3, posted (13 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 2803 times:
Well that confirms it the STAR is nothing more then a rag, no better then the British tabloids...This has nothing to do with the issue, or with the recent events in the Azores, and has no place in the media...
"Clive Beddoe says he favours competition, but his actions do not support that idea." Robert Milton - CEO Air Canada
CALPilot From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 1000 posts, RR: 13
Reply 5, posted (13 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 2793 times:
Monday morning quarterbacking is always easy, and I do not want to dis-respect these men, so lets just wait and see.
But I have one question how do lose all the fuel from three independent fuel tanks? It would take 3 leaks or some form of mismanagement, right? Anyway, lets see what comes from the investigation. It should be easy, and we might be surprised by the cause...
Airsicknessbag From Germany, joined Aug 2000, 4723 posts, RR: 32
Reply 11, posted (13 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 2700 times:
It´s certainly right to say
-that´s a thing of the past
-it´s nothing to do with his apparently superior flying skills
-he probably saved 300 lives
-he made a mistake and paid his debts off
-it´s just them sensationalist media blowing up a story
I dislike the way some of you play down the seriousness of his offence. Especially if you look at the amount, he should have been locked away much longer. Those drug traffickers, and ESPECIALLY them, are scum, directly behind murderers and rapists on my scale of dislike.
Airnewzealand From New Zealand, joined Oct 2000, 2547 posts, RR: 6
Reply 14, posted (13 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 2619 times:
Thats very weird..Down here in Aussie and New Zealand, you are not allowed to work for any airlines (As a pilot or Flight Attendant) if you have a criminal record...Isn't that the same all over the world??
SHOCK, SHOCK, SHOCK!!!