There was a story going around in Aer Lingus back in the days when they did all their own heavy maintenance, of a aircraft mechanic who was exceptionally talented at his job but would not do the exams to get type approval on the 707. Management tried everything to get him to comply because they basically wanted to promote him to a maintenance supervisor. He agreed eventually but it was generally felt that he knew more about the 707 than the exam interviewer did. When he went into the interviewer in the Irish Department of transport, the first question he was asked went like this, ' Ok Joe, here's the scenerio - We are in a 707 at 35,000 ft. at mach .79. A seagull strikes the captain's windshield and penetrates the outer and middle layers. What's the correct emergency procedure?' Joe looked at the interviewer and said, "I don't know about the f***ing procedure, but it's a f***ing good seagull at 35,000 ft."
I guess the interviewer threw in the towel right there and then, he had heard enough, Joe got his type approval without a further question asked!
I have no memory of this place.