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    Re: Too Fat to Fly

    [QUOTE=bernelong;254526]I don't think it's out of the question actually. Unhealthy people become a liability at some point.[/QU

    So do ignorant people...

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    Re: Too Fat to Fly

    [QUOTE=GUYONABUFFALO;254537]
    Quote Originally Posted by bernelong View Post
    I don't think it's out of the question actually. Unhealthy people become a liability at some point.[/QU

    So do ignorant people...
    Are you implying that I'm ignorant or just using that in a general sense?

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    Re: Too Fat to Fly

    Quote Originally Posted by nhstadt View Post
    Ya when your fatass gets heart disease and you can't pass a medical cause they think you are gonna keel over on the scopes. this already exists.
    So instead of addressing it early we allow it to become a problem. Seems logical.

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    Re: Too Fat to Fly

    Don't get me wrong, I agree being healthy is an important thing, all I'm saying is good luck enforcing it in any job that physical fitness is a requirement in a direct sense, such as military, firemen, police, etc.

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    Re: Too Fat to Fly

    Go ahead, you guys can talk all the shit you want on me for wanting to keep all my stuff private, but 1984 Big Brother shit is coming. I guarantee that as genetic testing gets more advanced, we'll see a landmark case where some company finds out someone's genetic makeup and won't hire them because they predict they'll get cancer or have a heart attack in X years. Just you wait.

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    Re: Too Fat to Fly

    Dude.... bro..... just.... what?

    *puts on tinfoil hat*

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    Re: Too Fat to Fly

    Quote Originally Posted by phillyman2633 View Post
    Go ahead, you guys can talk all the shit you want on me for wanting to keep all my stuff private, but 1984 Big Brother shit is coming. I guarantee that as genetic testing gets more advanced, we'll see a landmark case where some company finds out someone's genetic makeup and won't hire them because they predict they'll get cancer or have a heart attack in X years. Just you wait.
    Since you're clearly so passionate about all this, I'm curious as to why you're willing to sell your soul and go to work for that same government?

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    Re: Too Fat to Fly

    Quote Originally Posted by NovemberEcho View Post
    Since you're clearly so passionate about all this, I'm curious as to why you're willing to sell your soul and go to work for that same government?
    Well clearly, if he's working for this big bad big brother government who provides him with a paycheck, healthcare, retirement, etc., they definitely won't have anything to do with his life or how he lives it.

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    Re: Too Fat to Fly

    legs day

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    Re: Too Fat to Fly

    Quote Originally Posted by NovemberEcho View Post
    Since you're clearly so passionate about all this, I'm curious as to why you're willing to sell your soul and go to work for that same government?
    Seriously? How many times are you going to ask me that? If the government didn't have a chokehold on the job that I want to do the most, I would be applying to private companies for the same thing. Me not being a complete softie for Uncle Sam, however, I expanded my knowledge base and am currently pursuing opportunities in the private sector in Human Factors engineering. And feck yes NH I want that paycheck...would I have dedicated 4 years of education (well, not really, but you know what I mean) to air traffic control if it only paid $45k a year? Probably not. You can't argue that point, because my career would have a completely different spin right now. Why does anyone want to work for the gubt? To do their civic duty? Yeah, right. They want the paycheck and the pension, and it would be stupid not to work for someone willing to pay that much.

    PS, my post said *company,* not that such hiring practices probably wouldn't spread to all sectors. One of the provisions of Obamacare was that a standardized, nationwide electronic health record database created. It would be incredibly naive to think that this information wouldn't become an issue in the future when you can get a blood sample taken that will tell you with a fair amount of accuracy of what/when you are going to die.

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    Re: Too Fat to Fly

    I'm going to ask you all the time because you get so worked up about it =)

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    Re: Too Fat to Fly

    Quote Originally Posted by NovemberEcho View Post
    I'm going to ask you all the time because you get so worked up about it =)
    You sumbitch


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    Re: Too Fat to Fly

    [QUOTE=phillyman2633;254611]Seriously? How many times are you going to ask me that? If the government didn't have a chokehold on the job that I want to do the most, I would be applying to private companies for the same thing.

    THAAAAANK YOU.

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    Re: Too Fat to Fly

    Any new updates on what is going on with this? NATCA? FAA? AOPA? ALPA?

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    Re: Too Fat to Fly

    A controller on the Cape was working a mid by himself and had a stroke. Stayed semi conscious until his relief arrived in the morning. He was obese and had one of the worst diets I've ever seen. He also ended up dying of a heart attack a few weeks later. He had been retired from the FAA for only a few months

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    Re: Too Fat to Fly

    If the old guys at ZJX tell me to go on food runs for them when I get there, I'll say no and tell them they're getting too fat and it's for their own good. They'll recognize the merit in that and I'll build a reputation as being one of the coolest CPCs in there.

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    Re: Too Fat to Fly

    Quote Originally Posted by phillyman2633 View Post
    If the old guys at ZJX tell me to go on food runs for them when I get there, I'll say no and tell them they're getting too fat and it's for their own good. They'll recognize the merit in that and I'll build a reputation as being one of the coolest CPCs in there.
    Please do this and let me know how it turns out

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