We've all done it........thats why my mic no longer locks."gays and grannies and grandes..."
Whoopsie Daisy of the Day - The Daily What
Houston Pilot Suspended For Slurs, Swearing Over Air Traffic Radio - Houston News Story - KPRC Houston
Was just about to say that!Let this be a lesson to all you new ATCs out there.
On the ATC headset, there is a little circle on the lower unit, with a slot in it. Use a small flathead screwdriver and turn that slot so that the pickle doesn't lock.
good thing there was no emergency trying to be declared to atc during his 2 minute rant...imagine wanting to declare an emergency or something but waiting til this guy got done blasting flight attendants.
You'd be surprised the conversations you hear on guard frequency.Maybe on an fbo airinc frequency but to atc...ummmm. But hey what do I know?
LOL, Damn....Do you think Southwest will start advertising "Fags Fly Free" now?
The hard part about this is that generally pilots are highly professional people with a keen sense of behaving properly (except of course for the naked AWE pilots some years back, which still makes me laugh my ass off).
I can only assume now that every four letter word uttered by a pilot for the next couple months will make the news. It is unfortunate that one obscene, and arrogant, pilot can give the profession a bad image just as a sleeping controller did with ours...
Sure the pilot was a prick and the sleeping controller (on position) was wrong, but I blame sensationalist media for blowing yet another BS internal problem way out of proportion.
Now we hear about a class action lawsuit being filed by some Southwest flight attendants and I can only wonder, is it a "granny, a grande, or a homosexual" (not my words) going flamouyantly out of their way to get rich quick? Give me a break, I heard far worse when I worked at a bank...