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ASA Pilot Arrested In GRR

Wed Nov 29, 2006 6:59 am

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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RE: ASA Pilot Arrested In GRR

Wed Nov 29, 2006 7:14 am

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.
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RE: ASA Pilot Arrested In GRR

Wed Nov 29, 2006 7:15 am

Well if the story is true, at least they didn't find him in the cockpit!
 
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RE: ASA Pilot Arrested In GRR

Wed Nov 29, 2006 2:02 pm

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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RE: ASA Pilot Arrested In GRR

Wed Nov 29, 2006 2:07 pm

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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RE: ASA Pilot Arrested In GRR

Wed Nov 29, 2006 2:10 pm




Quoting IAHFLYR (Reply 3):
gotta love a pilot that wants to hang it all out!

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RE: ASA Pilot Arrested In GRR

Thu Nov 30, 2006 12:00 am

This has to be a joke or a real late April Fools item. But if it's true, wow.
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RE: ASA Pilot Arrested In GRR

Thu Nov 30, 2006 12:17 am

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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RE: ASA Pilot Arrested In GRR

Thu Nov 30, 2006 12:32 am




Quoting WMUPilot (Reply 4):

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



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RE: ASA Pilot Arrested In GRR

Thu Nov 30, 2006 12:49 am

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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RE: ASA Pilot Arrested In GRR

Thu Nov 30, 2006 12:50 am

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.

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And how do you know this? From your years of experience????
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RE: ASA Pilot Arrested In GRR

Thu Nov 30, 2006 1:06 am

i statrted calling all of my contacts at COEX in GRR, they are unaware of anything..............
 
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RE: ASA Pilot Arrested In GRR

Thu Nov 30, 2006 1:19 am

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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RE: ASA Pilot Arrested In GRR

Thu Nov 30, 2006 3:28 am




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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RE: ASA Pilot Arrested In GRR

Thu Nov 30, 2006 5:45 am

I've seen many a pilot layover turn uuuuugly, but none ended this way and absolutely NONE resulted in a drunk behind the yoke....
 
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RE: ASA Pilot Arrested In GRR

Thu Nov 30, 2006 6:41 am

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

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RE: ASA Pilot Arrested In GRR

Thu Nov 30, 2006 6:58 am

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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RE: ASA Pilot Arrested In GRR

Thu Nov 30, 2006 8:14 am

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.

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RE: ASA Pilot Arrested In GRR

Thu Nov 30, 2006 9:56 am

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...
 
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RE: ASA Pilot Arrested In GRR

Thu Nov 30, 2006 1:59 pm

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.
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RE: ASA Pilot Arrested In GRR

Thu Nov 30, 2006 2:17 pm

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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RE: ASA Pilot Arrested In GRR

Thu Nov 30, 2006 2:59 pm

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...
 
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RE: ASA Pilot Arrested In GRR

Thu Nov 30, 2006 3:51 pm

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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RE: ASA Pilot Arrested In GRR

Thu Nov 30, 2006 5:41 pm

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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