futureb6capt
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Airline Managers And FAA

Sun Apr 04, 2004 1:01 am

Do airline managers have to get Medicals and such? I don't think so and I can't find a logical reason why, just curious!


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RE: Airline Managers And FAA

Sun Apr 04, 2004 1:06 am

Airline managers medical... not necessarily... but.
xxx
To be a director of operations, you must have (or have held) a captain qualification.
So if you maintain that licence valid, you must pass a medical.
Chief pilots as well, if they continue to fly planes, other than their desks.
Other that, no medical for anyone else.
xxx
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citationjet
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RE: Airline Managers And FAA

Sun Apr 04, 2004 1:07 am

I seriously doubt it. Besides Herb at Southwest could have never passed it.

Since airline management's personal health isn't critical to passenger safety, I don't think the FAA has any jurisdiction.
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futureb6capt
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RE: Airline Managers And FAA

Sun Apr 04, 2004 1:19 am

Thought so, thanks guys. What's so critical about Herbs health? I was unaware of this.


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citationjet
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RE: Airline Managers And FAA

Sun Apr 04, 2004 1:39 am

Because Herb is well known for drinking Wild Turkey and being a chain smoker.

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futureb6capt
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RE: Airline Managers And FAA

Sun Apr 04, 2004 2:01 am

Ahhh...I knew there was a larger reason why I don't fly WN.  Smile/happy/getting dizzy


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RE: Airline Managers And FAA

Sun Apr 04, 2004 2:20 am

>>>Ahhh...I knew there was a larger reason why I don't fly WN


I realize that you're new to A.net (welcome!) but just because Herb drinks (on occasion) and smokes (all the time), that means the -other- 30,000 SWA employees drink/smoke, or otherwise run an airline that people shouldn't fly?

That's about like me saying that -all- 13-15 year-old A.net posters are idiots because -one- 13-15 year-old made a ridiculous statement.

I trust you can see that BOTH statements would be inaccurate...

Toodles...

[Edited 2004-04-03 18:25:32]
ALL views, opinions expressed are mine ONLY and are NOT representative of those shared by Southwest Airlines Co.
 
futureb6capt
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RE: Airline Managers And FAA

Sun Apr 04, 2004 5:41 am

Lighten up...It was a joke.

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