Air Crash Investigation

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    Jun 14, 2012 1:44 AM GMT
    I recently changed up my schedule at work, so now I have shitloads of free time. What did I do with that time? I watched the entire "air crash investigation" series. Like, every video/documentary I could find on YouTube (full documentaries only - not just 5 minute segments of some dumbass's response to a documentary).

    Now I have a whole new respect for airline pilots. They should be paid MUCH more than they're currently paid. Even if they're paid 1 mil/yr, that's not enough to compensate for the trauma they go through with a single emergency.

    Even with the small planes I fly, an emergency is pretty traumatic. Throughout my flying career (since 2004) I've experienced a few emergency situations. Even though I don't carry passengers (except on personal flights) I'm always aware that there are people on the ground, and that's where planes always end up, regardless of whether or not they land safely. The first thing I think of in an emergency situation is "where can I put this thing that won't kill anyone else but me?"

    This thread is my plea to encourage the public to fight for higher pay for pilots. Yeah we love our jobs, but something as simple as a thrown breaker could mean the end of several people's lives. In other words, in doing what we (pilots) love, we are responsible for more lives than the CEO of a multi-national organization. We deserve more pay because we put our lives on the line to save everyone else's. icon_cool.gif
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    Jun 14, 2012 2:31 AM GMT
    I love that series! I have been a fan of it for years! Finally someone who watches it too icon_razz.gif
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    Jun 14, 2012 2:54 AM GMT
    FilmGuy18_notporn saidI love that series! I have been a fan of it for years! Finally someone who watches it too icon_razz.gif
    Don't let me forget that I owe you a day of food and fun in Sept when I get back. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jun 14, 2012 2:58 AM GMT
    lol this show always seems to air on NAT GEO the night before I fly somewhere hahaha
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    Jun 14, 2012 3:01 AM GMT
    paulflexes saidI recently changed up my schedule at work, so now I have shitloads of free time. What did I do with that time? I watched the entire "air crash investigation" series. Like, every video/documentary I could find on YouTube (full documentaries only - not just 5 minute segments of some dumbass's response to a documentary).

    Now I have a whole new respect for airline pilots. They should be paid MUCH more than they're currently paid. Even if they're paid 1 mil/yr, that's not enough to compensate for the trauma they go through with a single emergency.

    Even with the small planes I fly, an emergency is pretty traumatic. Throughout my flying career (since 2004) I've experienced a few emergency situations. Even though I don't carry passengers (except on personal flights) I'm always aware that there are people on the ground, and that's where planes always end up, regardless of whether or not they land safely. The first thing I think of in an emergency situation is "where can I put this thing that won't kill anyone else but me?"

    This thread is my plea to encourage the public to fight for higher pay for pilots. Yeah we love our jobs, but something as simple as a thrown breaker could mean the end of several people's lives. In other words, in doing what we (pilots) love, we are responsible for more lives than the CEO of a multi-national organization. We deserve more pay because we put our lives on the line to save everyone else's. icon_cool.gif
    LOL.. you aint gettin my vote until I get paid more!icon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gif
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    Jun 14, 2012 3:12 AM GMT
    paulflexes saidI recently changed up my schedule at work, so now I have shitloads of free time. What did I do with that time? I watched the entire "air crash investigation" series. Like, every video/documentary I could find on YouTube (full documentaries only - not just 5 minute segments of some dumbass's response to a documentary).

    Now I have a whole new respect for airline pilots. They should be paid MUCH more than they're currently paid. Even if they're paid 1 mil/yr, that's not enough to compensate for the trauma they go through with a single emergency.

    Even with the small planes I fly, an emergency is pretty traumatic. Throughout my flying career (since 2004) I've experienced a few emergency situations. Even though I don't carry passengers (except on personal flights) I'm always aware that there are people on the ground, and that's where planes always end up, regardless of whether or not they land safely. The first thing I think of in an emergency situation is "where can I put this thing that won't kill anyone else but me?"

    This thread is my plea to encourage the public to fight for higher pay for pilots. Yeah we love our jobs, but something as simple as a thrown breaker could mean the end of several people's lives. In other words, in doing what we (pilots) love, we are responsible for more lives than the CEO of a multi-national organization. We deserve more pay because we put our lives on the line to save everyone else's. icon_cool.gif


    Was it this show or another show on Nat Geo that showed what happened with the Concorde?? I wanna say it was this show but I'm not sure...I thought that was an amazing episode.
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    Jun 14, 2012 3:42 AM GMT
    Great post! I thought I was the only one that watched those as well! haha

    The industry needs an overhaul and the American public needs a wake up call. Everyone wants maximum safety but no one is willing to pay for it.

    Some of those emergencies are so intense! Hope to see a new season come out soon...though I suppose that means there needs to be more crashes....hmmm...icon_twisted.gif
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    Jun 14, 2012 4:03 AM GMT
    paulflexes said
    FilmGuy18_notporn saidI love that series! I have been a fan of it for years! Finally someone who watches it too icon_razz.gif
    Don't let me forget that I owe you a day of food and fun in Sept when I get back. icon_biggrin.gif


    Ahh I'm gunna be off to college in Chicago at that time icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Jun 14, 2012 4:13 AM GMT
    You actually want us to PAY the people in whose hands we entrust our lives????

    Oh come on now, Paul. Pretty soon you'll be asking for pilots to be given bathroom breaks on flights less than 14 hours.
  • waccamatt

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    Jun 14, 2012 4:21 AM GMT
    I agree we should pay pilots a hefty sum, but with the "Wal-martization of America" everyone wants everything as cheap as they can get it.
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    Jun 14, 2012 4:33 AM GMT
    TropicalMark said
    paulflexes saidI recently changed up my schedule at work, so now I have shitloads of free time. What did I do with that time? I watched the entire "air crash investigation" series. Like, every video/documentary I could find on YouTube (full documentaries only - not just 5 minute segments of some dumbass's response to a documentary).

    Now I have a whole new respect for airline pilots. They should be paid MUCH more than they're currently paid. Even if they're paid 1 mil/yr, that's not enough to compensate for the trauma they go through with a single emergency.

    Even with the small planes I fly, an emergency is pretty traumatic. Throughout my flying career (since 2004) I've experienced a few emergency situations. Even though I don't carry passengers (except on personal flights) I'm always aware that there are people on the ground, and that's where planes always end up, regardless of whether or not they land safely. The first thing I think of in an emergency situation is "where can I put this thing that won't kill anyone else but me?"

    This thread is my plea to encourage the public to fight for higher pay for pilots. Yeah we love our jobs, but something as simple as a thrown breaker could mean the end of several people's lives. In other words, in doing what we (pilots) love, we are responsible for more lives than the CEO of a multi-national organization. We deserve more pay because we put our lives on the line to save everyone else's. icon_cool.gif
    LOL.. you aint gettin my vote until I get paid more!icon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gif
    I'll give you a dolla to STFU.

    No actually, I"ll give you three dolla so you can at least round your pay up a percentage point for shutting the fuck up.

    But when I'm sober I'll probably think differently and give you four dolla fer swallaing if you're all nice and shit. icon_biggrin.gif