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Chicks In The Cockpit

Wed Jul 03, 2013 12:41 pm

Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...nt-type-flying-lesson-cockpit.html

Seems to have been on a MP cargo flight from VCP to UIO.
I know, hardly newsworthy but gave me a chuckle anyway so I thought I’d share… Some good close-ups though….
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Wed Jul 03, 2013 12:44 pm

Cool pics! Your thread title will get everyones attention...the pics will keep them here!
 
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Wed Jul 03, 2013 12:50 pm

Awesome! 

I wonder if the pilots gave them some of their lunch.
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Wed Jul 03, 2013 6:15 pm

I wonder if someone will eventually comment here about hazard to flight safety, perhaps chicks defecating on flight controls etc  

I remember as a kid discovering some snails in a L-410 cockpit.
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Wed Jul 03, 2013 7:07 pm

You think they tweeted to their friends how the flight was?

  
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Wed Jul 03, 2013 7:15 pm

I can only imagine what kind of paperwork headaches... live animals crossing international borders, no customs form, no certification that they are disease-free.

Very cute pics, though!
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Wed Jul 03, 2013 7:32 pm

I was initially thinking about other "chicks"....  
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Wed Jul 03, 2013 7:44 pm

That was just too cute! Talk about in-flight entertainment!
 
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Wed Jul 03, 2013 7:47 pm

I think they set a new altitude record for chickens at FL 400. Cool views they must have had.

I guess this is a MD11.

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Wed Jul 03, 2013 10:01 pm

Quoting DocLightning (Reply 6):
I can only imagine what kind of paperwork headaches... live animals crossing international borders, no customs form, no certification that they are disease-free.

They probably thew them in furnace or huge shredder. I remember reading a story about that happening in AMS and they actually shredded some animals.
 
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Wed Jul 03, 2013 10:14 pm

Quoting ArmitageShanks (Reply 11):
They probably thew them in furnace or huge shredder. I remember reading a story about that happening in AMS and they actually shredded some animals.

That would be inhumane and the crew should be prosecuted IF they did that (not saying I think this crew did so).
 
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Wed Jul 03, 2013 11:21 pm

Someone put a NSFW tag on that link please!!
 
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Wed Jul 03, 2013 11:26 pm

Quoting BoeingGuy (Reply 12):
That would be inhumane and the crew should be prosecuted IF they did that (not saying I think this crew did so).

If that happened, it would have been the airport authorities doing, not the crews.
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Wed Jul 03, 2013 11:36 pm

So cute - I'd love to pet them!  
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Thu Jul 04, 2013 12:12 am

Both the plane drivers on my Lufthansa A321 flight today from Frankfurt to Heathrow were chicks.
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Thu Jul 04, 2013 12:37 am

I did a four day pairing where both my pilots were chicks and I was the F/A. Surprisingly, my wife was pretty cool with it. We got a lot of funny looks.

But we are talking about different chicks though.
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Thu Jul 04, 2013 1:42 am

look at the comments that one schmuck left on the website:

''Trampling all over important buttons and controls. No thanks DM. They should of been thrown from the plane by the scruff of there neck as they are a health and safety risk''

  
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Thu Jul 04, 2013 1:51 am

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/320721.stm

I knew I read about shredding animals somewhere.
 
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Thu Jul 04, 2013 5:35 am

Many years ago, I flew on a DC-3 with crates of chickens in the aft cargo hold. The squawking on takeoff was incredible.

Today, I'd save that for my ring tone.
 
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Thu Jul 04, 2013 8:03 am

Quoting Sasha (Reply 3):
I wonder if someone will eventually comment here about hazard to flight safety, perhaps chicks defecating on flight controls etc

Exactly! This is not OK if you like to follow safety standards... I doubt it will affect flight controls, but in an emergency it will probably distract the flight crew. I would be surprised if this is allowed.
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Thu Jul 04, 2013 8:35 am

Quoting Navigator (Reply 19):
Exactly! This is not OK if you like to follow safety standards... I doubt it will affect flight controls, but in an emergency it will probably distract the flight crew. I would be surprised if this is allowed.

There is no suggestion that this was "allowed" in the sense that somebody deliberately brought the birds on to the flight deck. If the press report is accurate (a big "if" given the identity of the paper) it just happened and the crew were surprised by the chicks' appearance. What were they supposed to do? Open a window and throw them out? If there had been an emergency I don't think the pilots would have found it too difficult to ignore the chicks
 
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Thu Jul 04, 2013 10:57 am

I cry 'fowl' over the whole incident!   
 
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Thu Jul 04, 2013 11:37 am

Quoting Paolo92 (Reply 6):

I was initially thinking about other "chicks"....  

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Thu Jul 04, 2013 12:16 pm

so long waited sequal of "Snakes on a Plane" comes out , " Chicks on a Plane"  
 
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Thu Jul 04, 2013 12:46 pm

Quoting Revelation (Reply 13):

I would love to pet them too. So cute.  
 
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Thu Jul 04, 2013 7:55 pm

Quoting alberchico (Reply 16):
look at the comments that one schmuck left on the website:

''Trampling all over important buttons and controls. No thanks DM. They should of been thrown from the plane by the scruff of there neck as they are a health and safety risk''

Well that sums it up well, doesn't it? I'd expect an uneducated response from an uneducated speller.
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Thu Jul 04, 2013 8:08 pm

That is pretty cool. Too cute.
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Fri Jul 05, 2013 2:16 am

This is my friend


My friend used to fly a Beech 18 & Shorts SC.7 Skyvan out of FLL to the Bahamas and other Islands in the Caribbean. He used to do a chicken run every week. This is one of his photos in the Beech 18.
 
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Fri Jul 05, 2013 2:28 am

Hah! Really amusing pics. Thanks for the post.

I'll admit, my first thought was "girls." Gotta get my mind out of the gutter...
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Fri Jul 05, 2013 3:10 am

Aaaaaaw how cute! This news really brightens up my day  
I absolutely love this picture: He's clearly enjoying the sun and the view!
 
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Fri Jul 05, 2013 4:02 pm

Quoting cedarjet (Reply 14):
Both the plane drivers on my Lufthansa A321 flight today from Frankfurt to Heathrow were chicks.
Quoting xtoler (Reply 15):
I did a four day pairing where both my pilots were chicks and I was the F/A. Surprisingly, my wife was pretty cool with it. We got a lot of funny looks.

I think the correct technical term is "women." Aviation is still largely male-dominated, and I'll wager that referring to trained professionals as "chicks" is not helping.