John Moore Posted March 13, 2006 Report Share Posted March 13, 2006 I have considerable concern for my grandson as he struggles to make his way as a helicopter pilot. My issue is with the culture of helicopter pilots, which I do not believe is either civilized or safe This quote is from Charles W. Quote John Moore: " We all know that helicopter pilots in particular push weather horribly and will use any excuse for ‘giving it a try to see what happens’." John I'm not politically correct and quite frankly I feel that anyone who makes such a blanket statement deserves a swift kick in the nuts. I'm easy to find if you don't like my attitude. www.pbyflighttraining.com The unfortunate truth is that I lost both testicles to cancer some years ago so if you kick me there it is not going to hurt much. My experience has been that helicopter pilots in particular are really quite cavalier about flying in bad weather. Choose to disregard my observations if you wish but there is really no need to threaten physical violence. This quote is from 412driver. first off mister moore...that area of the world is devoid of anything remotely "built up" secondly, as i like to maintain somewhat of a level head and keep away from from bashing of any type, i have only one thing to say....... i'm surprised that you can see daylight cuz your head is so far up your f#$%*g @ss you probably haven't seen sunshine in years! were the H#*& do you come off? "It is simply beyond me to understand how the heads of helicopter pilots work. There is no logic in there." come round the hangar anytime and i'll explain it to you. helilog56 didn't go far enough, you now have ZERO credibility (IMG:style_emoticons/default/thumbdown.gif) lord tunderin' what an idiot............. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/wacko.gif) One might conclude from this profane outburst that someone has an anger management problem. 412driver is one of the few who have identified themselves and also for whom he works. I wonder just how pleased his employer is about this little tantrum. I don’t think it reflects too well on the author. Also, you spelled f#$%*g wrong. There is no academic requirement to be a helicopter pilot. Quite a few of those who now manage helicopter companies were once pilots and though they may be adequate as pilots, they probably lack management expertise. It is a classic case of the Peter Principle in action. It states that people tend to be promoted to their level of incompetence. I always felt that engineers had a lot more savvy than pilots did. At least they had some formal class room training before being licensed. You guys should take a good hard look at yourselves. This is 2006 not 1956. I think you are living in the past. You have some glorified ideal of the swashbuckling helicopter pilot that you are struggling to perpetuate, the man that flies by the seat of his pants, who has some imagined sixth sense that keeps him alive, who eschews the advantages of modern technology. It is a dangerous way to live. I find the existence of the List of Culls disturbing. It may even be that this thing has been formalized into a written document. What must one have done to warrant being listed? What must one do to be struck off? Would it not be proper to advise those who are on it? I also wonder how many identities have been divulged. Supposedly this is not done unless a libel has occurred, but I can see some individuals or companies being so incensed by what some have said that the posters have been revealed. If so, would it not be decent to advise those who have been exposed? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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