Pilots accidently leave mic on

Discussion in 'Chit Chat' started by Maverick74, Jun 23, 2011.

  1. Maverick74



    22 Jun 2011 at 5:03 PM

    What Wall Street Can Learn From The Southwest Pilot Suspended For Sizing Up Colleagues While Mic’d Up
    By Bess Levin

    Thinking about taking a few minutes to evaluate the attractiveness of your co-workers to the guy or girl who sits next to you? Maybe don’t do it over the PA system? Or into a bullhorn? Or near a recording device?

    In the raunchy rant, the unidentified pilot unleashed a slew of expletives as he ripped into his co-workers’ sexuality, age and size…”There’s 12 flight attendants…Eleven (expletive) over the top (expletive), (expletive) homosexuals and a granny,” the pilot said, clearly unaware his cockpit microphone became stuck open. “Eleven. I mean, think of the odds of that. I thought I was in Chicago, which was party-land. “After that, it was just a continuous stream of gays and grannies and grands.” Seconds later, the pilot offered his unsavory views of Houston flight attendants. “Now I’m back in Houston, which is easily one of the ugliest bases,” the pilot told his co-pilot in the recording obtained by Houston TV station KPRC. “I mean it’s all these (expletive) old dudes and grannies and there’s like maybe a handful of cute chicks.”

    The diatribe, broadcast over the Houston air traffic control radio frequency on March 25, blocked communication between air traffic controllers and other pilots for more than two minutes, ABC News reported. At one point, the air traffic controller in Houston tried to interrupt the onslaught. “OK, whoever is, uh, transmitting, better watch what you’re saying,” the controller said.
  2. Maverick74


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  3. pilots have a stressful job. dirty talk is just a stress reliever. imagine what you don't get to hear most of the time.

    i recall having some weird conversations as we were unloading eggs on Dresden back in the days.
  4. Been there, but fortunately didn't say anything stupid. Acting as a safety pilot for a friend practicing instrument approaches on a crappy day, so ATC was busy handling everyone flying. Our mic was stuck for 5 minutes before we realized we weren't hearing anything. ATC controller called after we apologized and complimented us on not saying anything bad about controllers.
  5. BSAM


    Hey Mav, how ya doin'?

    Since you're such an intelligent, non-criminal minded, brave man; and, my hero, I got a question.

    Do you think a person could be placed into a state penitentiary (did I spell that right?) for making veiled terroristic threats?

    I'm kinda dumb, and don't know much about the law or police/FBI procedures, so please comment.

    Did this pilot make any comments that a reasonable person could perceive as a terroristic threat?
  6. Maverick74


    The pilots threatened someone?
  7. BSAM


    Did he make any comments that a person could percieve as a terroristic threat?

    I've heard that the police/FBI take these things seriously.
  8. Maverick74


    Did you listen to the recording?
  9. The last few flights I've been on have been full of grannies and gays too... he's not the only one thinking that!
  10. Lucrum


    I saw this on the news last night. The pilot is right about the flight attendants these days, on US carriers and domestic flight anyways.
    If I were a single airline pilot I'm sure I'd feel the same way.
    Other than some sever political incorrectness no real harm done here.

    Years ago though a 727 crashed during take off because the crew had failed to configure the wing properly. They missed it because they were too busy talking about their "dating habits" while taxiing for departure. All of it caught on the cockpit voice recorder of course. If memory serves there were no survivors.
    #10     Jun 23, 2011