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Comments A brash Cathay Pacific pilot has been sacked after an unauthorised wheels-up, low-level flypast in a new Boeing 777-300ER. Well, he did get permission from the air traffic control tower, but the sacking was based on the fact that he didn't get it from his employers. You lot had a good old argy-bargy over whether it was fair, and whether it was stupid:

Bit harsh on the Ray Middleton, the co-pilot, being suspended for 6 months despite:

a) not having a lot of choice in the matter

b) not knowing it wasn't authorised

c) not able to stop it even if he wanted to - "oi, no, I'll take them controls thank you very much, oi, give em here, <struggle> <crash>"

Tim Spence


Just in case any airline pilots are thinking about doing that with me on board, they'd better make sure they do crash the fucking thing good and proper.

Because if they don't, and we both survive, I'm coming looking for the bastard. In fact I'll be *so* miffed, I might even come back as a zombie.

"Boring" and "uneventful" - that's what I'm looking for in an airliner, thanks.

Evil Graham


Totally irresponsible, unnecessary, dangerous, immature and reprehensible. In other words brilliant! Well done that man.

Proof that their is a difference between man and machine still. We have an unexplainable streak of unpredictable risk taking, devil may care mentality still within us that is part of the reason that the species has survived so far.

tardigrade


I reckon he maybe got a bit pissed-off with being patronised by the management, bossed about, given conflicting ordered and made to log everything for marketting statistics and had generally had enough of his job anyway.

What better way to leave than to do so by scaring the living shit out of your tormentors and protagonists by casually showing them how proficient you are at what you do?

Gordon


All Cathay Pacific have done is turn some good publicity into bad.

I used to watch them doing this as a kid with the Concord (before it got an "e") at the airfield outside Oxford ... basic touch and go except in this case he wasn't planning to touch so he didn't put the wheels down. It's a lot harder to put a plane that size into the ground than you might think.

I've done this with the wheels down in Atlanta when the plane landing before us didn't get of the runway fast enough, and years before that in Charlotte when the pilot decided that he REALLY didn't like the weather coming in at the end of the runway (the round, funnel sort of weather)... did a half roll that time too.

If you don't trust the pilot then don't get on the plane - if you get on the plane then quit complaining.

Edmund Cramp


Those of you seeking a new position in IT need look no further than Fortytwo's ad for a 'Senior Blowjob assistant'. Dealing, no doubt, with thrusting executives and maintaining a tip-top service. Head down. Nose to the, uh, grindstone and all that.

Is this an entry position or is hands-on experience required?

OK, alright, mine's the rubber one with the diving mask.

Morten Ranulf Clausen


Probably not a career by choice, just someyhing you get sucked into.

Dave


Could be a job for these guys...

http://www.bjchampion.co.uk/

I see their trucks on the motorway regularly. The drivers always look somewhat disgruntled.

Tom Richardson


I think that free lunch is something of a given.

Rob Holmes


As far as I know, you only need one person to give, or one person to receive, if they need an assistant they're doing something seriously wrong!

Mine's the latex one with the air pocket at the top.

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