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Enough is enough. Just stop. Guard.

Discussion in 'Airline Pilots' started by ZapBrannigan, Apr 17, 2017.

  1. Cptnchia

    Cptnchia Well-Known Member

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    That is a completely different issue, albeit one I agree with you on.
     
  2. Cptnchia

    Cptnchia Well-Known Member

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    All I know is the only place I ever witnessed it happening was at a regional. And it seems to have really gone downhill in the last 10 years. You tell me what has happened in that time frame that didn't happen before that might cause it.
     
  3. juxtapilot

    juxtapilot Snowflake

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    Oh my. Well, the only time I have ever seen someone messing around on guard was in the jumpseat of a major airline (with a huge presence in ATL.) So, logic dictates that all pilots at that airline are unprofessional and causing the issue.
     
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  4. Cptnchia

    Cptnchia Well-Known Member

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    So, based on your history, it's mainline guys, based on my history, it's regional guys. How about this: It's both and it's one type of guy. When I saw it happen, that guy was employed at a regional. When you saw it happen, he had manage to get hired at a mainline. Now the question that will torque a lot of you guys off. Is it generational? There's always been idiots that played shenanigans on guard, but it seems to have exploded since the mid 00's.

    As for your experience, while I would definitely call SWA a major, I wouldn't classify their operation as a huge presence. :stir:
     
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  5. ZapBrannigan

    ZapBrannigan Old School

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    Doesn't matter who is doing it. If you're flying with them, tell them Zapp said to knock that crap off!


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  6. cactusjuba

    cactusjuba Well-Known Member

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    Pretty sure most prank phone callers on guard work at commuters and look like my avatar pic.
     
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  7. poser765

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    It's both...This I can and will agree with. You ask if it's generational? i don't know...maybe. I would probably be more inclined to think it's more of a demographics things. In the last ten years or so I THINK there may be more people coming up through the civilian side vs the military. Maybe that has something to do with it. Maybe not...it might be a generational thing.
     
  8. Derg

    Derg Naval Intelligence, MCRN Staff Member

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    Can't we all just agree that everyone needs to STFU on guard and self police?
     
  9. Jordan93

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    I've never flown with a captain who plays on guard
     
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  10. Bandit_Driver

    Bandit_Driver Gold Member

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    It's so bad on the east coast it isn't funny. I've missed more than one call due to a holes screwing around on guard.


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  11. Cloud Surfer

    Cloud Surfer All Roads lead to Trantor

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    I think we're at the same regional? I've only ever had two or three captains out of, say, one hundred at SkyWest who insisted that we monitor guard. It's usually me selecting 121.5 since it was SOP at my old air ambulance/charter gig to monitor it just in case...it saved me twice there and once at SkyWest. It's typically quiet out west, everytime we go east there are always idiots BSing on guard.

    I have a strong hunch that the perpetrators work for east coast-based regionals.
     
  12. juxtapilot

    juxtapilot Snowflake

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    Haha you're funny. :)

    That's exactly what I was getting at... It doesn't matter, regional or major, it can happen anywhere.
     
  13. learhawkerbe400

    learhawkerbe400 Well-Known Member

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    The FCC should fine some random person they catch joking around on guard like 10 grand. It'd go away real quick.

    Whenever I hear these clowns on guard I can only imagine how aviation nerdy they are and it gives me the chills.
     
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  14. poser765

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    Absolutely! I draw the line at blaming one pilot group over another, though.

    Unless we are blaming something on SkyWest or Mesa ;)
     
  15. Screaming_Emu

    Screaming_Emu You people

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    10% rule. 10% of people are idiots, doesn't matter where they work.
     
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  16. MikeD

    MikeD Administrator Staff Member

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    Today was an AA jet on Guard advising how his GPS wasn't working and how it must be something going on near White Sands or ELP. Someone else came on and blamed it on the military and Trump.
     
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  17. killbilly

    killbilly Vocals, Lyrics, Triangle, Washboard, Kittens

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    We are encouraged to monitor guard around the DC SFRA. I've had to explain the guard situation to more than one pax. Add SFRA intercepts/violations to the mix and it gets lively.


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  18. ZapBrannigan

    ZapBrannigan Old School

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    So nobody wants to fess up and admit that you're the nozzle making cat noises on guard huh?


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  19. Avalon781ML

    Avalon781ML Well-Known Member

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    Soooooh... Yaw frahm Woooooostah?
     
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  20. BobDDuck

    BobDDuck Gone whale watching...

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    For the short period of time that USAir flew into there, it was the easiest way to get home to see my parents. I think I went in and out of there maybe 10 times and the FAs pronounced it differently every time.
     

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