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by PPVLC
Thu Jan 31, 2019 2:00 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Aircraft With The Most Intense Engine Start Up
Replies: 42
Views: 4937

Re: Aircraft With The Most Intense Engine Start Up

The DC-10 had an unforgettable sound.

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by PPVLC
Sun Jan 27, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BR Flight Attendant Subjected to Unreasonable Requests by Disabled Pax of Size
Replies: 126
Views: 22650

Re: BR Flight Attendant Subjected to Unreasonable Requests by Disabled Pax of Size

Regardless of his weight - I don't care if he's fat, morbidly obese, overweight, well-fed, big, large, comfy, plus-size whatever you want to call him, his behaviour was abusive and it shows he's not a mentally balanced person; come on, to leave the lav door open because he's claustrophobic what is t...

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by PPVLC
Fri Jan 25, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA kicks off family because of odor MIA-DET
Replies: 54
Views: 12373

Re: AA kicks off family because of odor MIA-DET

TWA772LR wrote:
You've never met a flight from Lagos.


I was trying to forget those, the whole uniform absorbed the smell and it had to be washed immediately after getting home. Some holiday destinations were infamous for their smelly passengers on their way back home, yes I'm talking about you FRA...

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by PPVLC
Mon Jan 14, 2019 1:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan Am flew Africa-Brazil Service?
Replies: 20
Views: 3251

Re: Pan Am flew Africa-Brazil Service?

GRU simply didn't exist in 1979, it opened in 1985.

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by PPVLC
Wed Jan 02, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airline job interview
Replies: 15
Views: 2538

Re: Airline job interview

I was part of the interviewing panel a few times, most of the questions are thrown just to see how the candidate reacts to them. Someone above mentioned the salt on the chips before tasting them as a no no, I think this shows how stupid a boss can be and I wouldn't want to work for someone like that...

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by PPVLC
Fri Dec 21, 2018 2:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gatwick drone closures
Replies: 547
Views: 72218

Re: Gatwick closed because of 2 drones

Aren't there any skeet or trap shooters left in merry ole England? That's what they get for gun control! :) Police said they won't be shooting because of the risk of stray bullets. Btw, gun control is for common people not for the police and even if guns were free in the country what do you think t...

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by PPVLC
Fri Dec 21, 2018 1:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gatwick drone closures
Replies: 547
Views: 72218

Re: Gatwick closed because of 2 drones

Aren't there any skeet or trap shooters left in merry ole England? That's what they get for gun control! :) Police said they won't be shooting because of the risk of stray bullets. Btw, gun control is for common people not for the police and even if guns were free in the country what do you think t...

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by PPVLC
Wed Dec 19, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline denies boarding to a fish
Replies: 102
Views: 12518

Re: Airline denies boarding to a fish

No serving fish on the runway...

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by PPVLC
Sun Dec 02, 2018 6:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why hasn’t plane design changed much?
Replies: 150
Views: 15840

Re: Why hasn’t plane design changed much?

I understand the "look like spaceships or something else" as a way of expressing the idea of a new design that would be radically different from the current tube/two wings/ two engines solution, the OP is certainly not asking why a 787 doesn't look like the Millenium Falcon. As many said, ...

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by PPVLC
Wed Nov 28, 2018 1:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should BA use B788's on short-haul ?
Replies: 74
Views: 12015

Re: Should BA use B788's on short-haul ?

Well, ANA seem to use the 788's almost exclusively on services to Shanghai, Taipei and Seoul which from HND/NRT are 2 - 3 hr sectors so why can't BA ? In fact, I don't think ANA use the 788's at all long-haul, that's covered by their 789 fleet. Comparing the European air market with the Far East is...

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by PPVLC
Fri Nov 16, 2018 11:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aerotoxic Syndrome
Replies: 11
Views: 2299

Re: Aerotoxic Syndrome

If 99% are professionals that means there are still hundreds in the world that will happily write up cabin odor events that don't exist. It makes it significantly more difficult to find real ones and it wastes everyone's time. Interestingly enough the number of these events have a strong correlatio...

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by PPVLC
Wed Nov 07, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Elderly couple kicked off of KLM AMS-MAD flight
Replies: 86
Views: 12079

Re: Elderly couple kicked off of KLM AMS-MAD flight

FA should have asked for permission to move the passenger's luggage ("Excuse me sir/madam is this your suitcase? I will accommodate it there, is it OK?" with a smile and pointing at the place so the passenger would get the general meaning of the conversation) ; FA should have asked for hel...

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by PPVLC
Tue Oct 23, 2018 12:20 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: KLM Business Class now fully lie flat
Replies: 37
Views: 5500

Re: KLM Business Class now fully lie flat

TheFlyingDisk wrote:
Am I the only one who doesn't mind not lying fully flat when sleeping on a plane?

I remember taking one flight in F, and rather than having the seat go fully flat, I just kept it reclined like a lounger & slept soundly like a baby.


Me too, I prefer to recline the seat.

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by PPVLC
Thu Oct 04, 2018 11:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amaszonas Paraguay to become Paranair
Replies: 7
Views: 1354

Re: Amaszonas Paraguay to become Paranair

dcajet wrote:
PPVLC wrote:
Amaszonas is such a weird name, any re-branding would help


It does work very well in Spanish - "A Mas Zonas" (to more areas/zones). Lost in translation?


How interesting, I don't speak Spanish so I really got lost in translation here, it just looked misspelled.

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by PPVLC
Thu Oct 04, 2018 5:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amaszonas Paraguay to become Paranair
Replies: 7
Views: 1354

Re: Amaszonas Paraguay to become Paranair

Amaszonas is such a weird name, any re-branding would help

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by PPVLC
Thu Oct 04, 2018 4:43 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: "The biggest airline failures of all time, from Trump Shuttle to Laker Airways"
Replies: 85
Views: 8214

Re: "The biggest airline failures of all time, from Trump Shuttle to Laker Airways"

Varig failed. A mix of mismanagement, some bad choices and a government that did whatever they could to bring RG down.

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by PPVLC
Wed Oct 03, 2018 1:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP Portugal incredible expansion
Replies: 41
Views: 10545

Re: TAP Portugal incredible expansion

Macau's population is around 610,000, similar to Las Vegas Aracaju, Brazil is 650,000 people too. Which one do we compare to Macao? Boston is ~680,000 people and the airport handles over 40 million annual passengers of which 95% are O&D. That right there should tell you that the size of the pop...

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by PPVLC
Wed Oct 03, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP Portugal incredible expansion
Replies: 41
Views: 10545

Re: TAP Portugal incredible expansion

incitatus wrote:
PPVLC wrote:

Macau's population is around 610,000, similar to Las Vegas


Aracaju, Brazil is 650,000 people too. Which one do we compare to Macao?


I had no idea Aracaju was world-renowned for its casinos...to live is to learn...

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by PPVLC
Tue Oct 02, 2018 1:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP Portugal incredible expansion
Replies: 41
Views: 10545

Re: TAP Portugal incredible expansion

Macau ... a large Portuguese/Chinese population. Eh, Macau's population is 650,000, of which just 8,000 are Macanese (mixed Portuguese / Chinese). Macau is tiny - it's been unable to sustain intercontinental services at multiple points over the years. Cheers, C. Macau's population is around 610,000...

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by PPVLC
Thu Sep 20, 2018 4:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flight attendant "fired" for Marriage Proposal
Replies: 52
Views: 9393

Re: Flight attendant "fired" for Marriage Proposal

To be technically pernickety, she didn't neglect anyone, she was busy with one of her passengers. He could be asking a complex question about something, he could be sick, he could need assistance with something else, that's why there's a team of FAs working together. Anyway, I've seen worse, I remem...

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by PPVLC
Tue Sep 18, 2018 1:18 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Anyone ever flown rare types?
Replies: 127
Views: 6998

Re: Anyone ever flown rare types?

I worked on the Electra IIs and they were very rare at that time, I also worked on the 707s until their retirement

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by PPVLC
Fri Sep 14, 2018 10:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Koryo has opened Pyongyang-Dalian
Replies: 7
Views: 2028

Re: Air Koryo has opened Pyongyang-Dalian

[photoid][/photoid] Good to see more international economic and cultural ties with DPRK despite all the pressure and drama from the world's bully. Hope to see more flights not only to China but to other countries as well, including RoK. Oh gosh, no, I know we are talking about aviation here but we c...

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by PPVLC
Thu Sep 13, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The end of the poor BA catering? Do&Co won ten year tender!
Replies: 24
Views: 7148

Re: The end of the poor BA catering? Do&Co won ten year tender!

It's up to the company, of course a good caterer helps but they can't do miracles when the company doesn't want to invest in better food. Except the company are investing in better food... https://www.businesstraveller.com/business-travel/2018/09/04/british-airways-improves-short-haul-business-clas...

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by PPVLC
Tue Sep 11, 2018 10:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The end of the poor BA catering? Do&Co won ten year tender!
Replies: 24
Views: 7148

Re: The end of the poor BA catering? Do&Co won ten year tender!

It's up to the company, of course a good caterer helps but they can't do miracles when the company doesn't want to invest in better food.

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by PPVLC
Tue Aug 28, 2018 2:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is the aviation impact of a no-deal Brexit?
Replies: 193
Views: 15613

Re: What is the aviation impact of a no-deal Brexit?

The experiment over 17 million people want to happen. More than the population of the Netherlands. Bye bye EU. It’s not been fun. You make it sound like most of the Country wants out. 52% of those who voted wanted out. that means that infact 48% of them didn't want out, and independant polls like t...

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by PPVLC
Tue Aug 28, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is the aviation impact of a no-deal Brexit?
Replies: 193
Views: 15613

Re: What is the aviation impact of a no-deal Brexit?

The experiment over 17 million people want to happen. More than the population of the Netherlands. Bye bye EU. It’s not been fun. You make it sound like most of the Country wants out. 52% of those who voted wanted out. that means that infact 48% of them didn't want out, and independant polls like t...

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by PPVLC
Mon Aug 27, 2018 9:55 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: TWA livery if they were around today?
Replies: 28
Views: 3683

Re: TWA livery if they were around today?

TWA had a great logo and I think it would be kept, they would probably go eurowhite with some red on the tail.

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by PPVLC
Mon Aug 27, 2018 9:55 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: TWA livery if they were around today?
Replies: 28
Views: 3683

Re: TWA livery if they were around today?

TWA had a great logo and I think it would be kept, they would probably go eurowhite with some red on the tail.

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by PPVLC
Sun Aug 26, 2018 3:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B747-SP for sale, just $9.5m
Replies: 64
Views: 13507

Re: B747-SP for sale, just $9.5m

Well, I say yes!

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by PPVLC
Sun Aug 19, 2018 11:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Rule for AA FA's deemed "cruel" and "disastrous"
Replies: 161
Views: 17485

Re: New Rule for AA FA's deemed "cruel" and "disastrous"

airtran737 wrote:
Maybe this will weed out some of the geriatric mommas who abuse the system.



That's not a nice thing to say, I know lots of very old FAs with exceptional attendance and lots of young ones who don't give a damn for their job or their passengers. You should be ashamed of your ageist comment.

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by PPVLC
Fri Aug 17, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 60 years ago today, Pan Am received its first 707
Replies: 107
Views: 12274

Re: 60 years ago today, Pan Am received its first 707

Those TWA 707 cabin diagrams prove your point. There are closets in both cabins, bar setup areas outside the galley in both cabins, a separate luggage storage area, and five lavs for 151 passengers. Compare that to a DL non-lie flat 757 flying JFK-PDL or JFK-KEF, for example, that has only 1 first ...

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by PPVLC
Fri Aug 17, 2018 12:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 60 years ago today, Pan Am received its first 707
Replies: 107
Views: 12274

Re: 60 years ago today, Pan Am received its first 707

They aren't, but let's face it, narrowbodies on transatlantic flights are nothing new. Nothing new indeed; yes they were different, I worked on them I can tell you based on experience, not on opinion. Those TWA 707 cabin diagrams prove your point. There are closets in both cabins, bar setup areas o...

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by PPVLC
Thu Aug 16, 2018 12:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 60 years ago today, Pan Am received its first 707
Replies: 107
Views: 12274

Re: 60 years ago today, Pan Am received its first 707

Ah yes, transatlantic flights on a narrowbody jet. And people get all worked up on the 757s flying across the pond now :rotfl: Different beasts despite the cabin diameter, different use of internal space, number of lavatories and galleys. I was FA on the 707's and I can guarantee you that the level...

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by PPVLC
Wed Aug 15, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 60 years ago today, Pan Am received its first 707
Replies: 107
Views: 12274

Re: 60 years ago today, Pan Am received its first 707

Ah yes, transatlantic flights on a narrowbody jet. And people get all worked up on the 757s flying across the pond now :rotfl: Different beasts despite the cabin diameter, different use of internal space, number of lavatories and galleys. I was FA on the 707's and I can guarantee you that the level...

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by PPVLC
Wed Aug 15, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Revised Lufthansa livery fleet thread
Replies: 247
Views: 33148

Re: First A340-600 In Revised Lufthansa Livery

To be incredibly generous, I can say that I "understand" LH's new livery, they tried something sober, crisp and modern that would withstand current trends avoiding silly visual gimmicks. Do I hate it? No. Do I like it? No. The A346 looks rather unfinished with all that white space but it'...

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by PPVLC
Tue Aug 14, 2018 3:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Revised Lufthansa livery fleet thread
Replies: 247
Views: 33148

Re: First A340-600 In Revised Lufthansa Livery

To be incredibly generous, I can say that I "understand" LH's new livery, they tried something sober, crisp and modern that would withstand current trends avoiding silly visual gimmicks. Do I hate it? No. Do I like it? No. The A346 looks rather unfinished with all that white space but it's...

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by PPVLC
Sun Aug 12, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA booted a Cellist from the Aircraft (did not allow the Cello on a paid ticket)
Replies: 170
Views: 18197

Re: AA booted a Cellist from the Aircraft (did not allow the Cello on a paid ticket)

I had a cello as a 1st class passenger years ago, we even gave the owner an extra blanket to wrap around the case so it wouldn't get scratched by the seat belt. The cello didn't eat or drink anything during the flight but the owner was very happy ;) See it's not that hard after all. Thank you for b...

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by PPVLC
Thu Aug 09, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA booted a Cellist from the Aircraft (did not allow the Cello on a paid ticket)
Replies: 170
Views: 18197

Re: AA booted a Cellist from the Aircraft (did not allow the Cello on a paid ticket)

I had a cello as a 1st class passenger years ago, we even gave the owner an extra blanket to wrap around the case so it wouldn't get scratched by the seat belt. The cello didn't eat or drink anything during the flight but the owner was very happy ;)

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by PPVLC
Wed Aug 01, 2018 12:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gay couple allegedly bumped for straight couple...
Replies: 344
Views: 30128

Re: Gay couple ALLEGEDLY bumped for straight couple...

I find it hard to believe AS would bump a person only because they were gay. Minorities in the US always play the victim card and use their status as “the reason”. Unfortunate but going from “premium” to the main cabin is something people should just get over and not feel the need to take to extrem...

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by PPVLC
Tue Jul 31, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gay couple allegedly bumped for straight couple...
Replies: 344
Views: 30128

Re: Gay couple ALLEGEDLY bumped for straight couple...

I find it hard to believe AS would bump a person only because they were gay. Minorities in the US always play the victim card and use their status as “the reason”. Unfortunate but going from “premium” to the main cabin is something people should just get over and not feel the need to take to extrem...

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by PPVLC
Fri Jul 27, 2018 12:59 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Where in the world can you still spot a 727 or a 737-200?
Replies: 47
Views: 4942

Re: Where in the world can you still spot a 727 or a 737-200?

[quote="leleko747"]Here in Brazil we still have cargo 727s flying, and Avior airlines flies the 737-200 regularly to Manaus, for example.
There are other Latin American countries with 727s. They're all cargo though.[/quot

You made me curious now, is Avior's 737-200 cargo or pax?

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by PPVLC
Mon Jul 23, 2018 4:07 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Should Lockheed get back into Civil Aviation
Replies: 44
Views: 5039

Re: Should Lockheed get back into Civil Aviation

I must say the Electras were great and they even outlived the Tristars.

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by PPVLC
Mon Jul 09, 2018 12:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New luxury airline to offer affordable prices for first-class only aircraft
Replies: 60
Views: 12291

Re: New luxury airline to offer affordable prices for first-class only aircraft

I'm extremely unimpressed by their website, very amateurish.

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by PPVLC
Sun Jul 01, 2018 3:07 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why are most colour schemes of Chinese airlines so ugly?
Replies: 63
Views: 8729

Re: The world's ugliest airlines

Beauty is not subjective. If you show 100 faces to 100 people, they will largely agree on what is pretty and what is not. Of course it's subjective. You cannot measure "beauty", it's entirely subjective. What many westerners might consider a beautiful face might be considered ugly by some...

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by PPVLC
Thu Jun 14, 2018 7:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Britains First Sharia Airline
Replies: 121
Views: 17898

Re: Britains First Sharia Airline

I never drink when flying, I don't like pork and I don't care if the crew is modestly dressed or wearing hot pants- these points are not relevant for thousands of people flying around but I still don't think it's a solid idea...

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by PPVLC
Fri Jun 08, 2018 12:53 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: High altitude flights by commercial airliners
Replies: 54
Views: 8143

Re: High altitude flights by commercial airliners

I used to fly 767s and commonly above 41,000 ft.

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by PPVLC
Wed Jun 06, 2018 10:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates looking to Windowless planes [BBC]
Replies: 151
Views: 16461

Re: Emirates looking to Windowless planes [BBC]

I can see it now... It begins with just images of the outside, then someone figures out that they can advertise on them and make more money, so each scene has a pop up ad that you can remove if you pay a fee... Please no. Please.... Exactly my thoughts. Or we will stare at a blank wall if we don't ...

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by PPVLC
Wed Jun 06, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA pilot removed from cockpit.
Replies: 52
Views: 12837

Re: BA pilot removed from cockpit.

Aviation is full of people with drinking problems but the subject is considered taboo and no one likes to talk about it, then something like this happens, a pilot gets caught, his career ruined and he is paraded around as an example. It gives the public a false idea that "now everything is back...

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