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Moore, "Barefoot Bandit" Airplane Thief starts a GoFundMe for...

Discussion in 'General Topics' started by n57flyguy, Dec 19, 2016.

  1. n57flyguy

    n57flyguy Well-Known Member

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  2. bimmerphile

    bimmerphile Open-Air Member

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    This kid is bonkers

    Wonder which 'airline' this is:
    "It will come down to the discretion of the company, whether to hire me or not, and I already have job offers - one of which is an airline in northwest Washington, in an area I spent a lot of time in while growing up."
     
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  3. Boris Badenov

    Boris Badenov He comes to save the day in a broken truck.

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    Not really a "kid", anymore, he'll be 26 in a few months. Time flies like you stole it.
     
  4. Ayork62493

    Ayork62493 Well-Known Member

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    And there's actual money being donated to him..
     
  5. av8tr1

    av8tr1 "Never tell me the odds!"

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    Yeah, that's probably either San Juan air or West wind. Both were desperate for pilots this last season. He could have talked with them and they either didn't recognize the name or were desperate enough to hire him. Not saying there is anything wrong with either company just that they were desperate for pilots.
     
  6. ppragman

    ppragman Direct BOOKE

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    honestly, if he got his together, and could prove that he was willing to work the ramp and work his way up the food chain...well, I wouldn't mind hiring him. Granted he'd have to work to prove that he wasn't a *I don't have the education to emote without using a curse word* up...but I can tolerate youthful indiscretion; once the man has paid his debt to society I'm willing to grant him a chance. Maybe I'm a fool, but he might be the perfect pilot for up north.
     
  7. bimmerphile

    bimmerphile Open-Air Member

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    How much were the airplanes worth that you stole during your youthful indiscretions

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    bimmerphile Open-Air Member

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    He didn't grow up in jail, just read the way this is written.
    Anyone that repeatedly steals hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of aircraft, completely disregards any rules and regulations, and put the lives of other pilots and passengers at risk by bumping aimlessly around the sky because he just "loved flying" is a pompous jabroni who never deserves to hold a private, let alone panhandle on the interwebs to be a dual rated CFI.

    Maybe start by, ya know, bagging groceries. Making an honest living and paying for it yourself, instead of attempting to capitalize on whatever perceived fame he thinks he may have received during his stint in the 24hr news cycle.

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  9. ElihuSmails

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    I once slightly admired him for pulling his goofs off with such little knowledge. But I'm just trying to wrap my head around why I'm so beyond pissed about this. And I'm trying to figure out.....am I more pissed because he's asking for free flight training at an absurd price tag?.....or is it just because people have actually given him money?!
     
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  10. Adler

    Adler How much cheese is too much cheese?

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    You keep on using this word "jabroni" and... it's awesome.
     
  11. av8tr1

    av8tr1 "Never tell me the odds!"

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    It's like a convicted bank robber getting to manage a bank when they finish serving time for robbing the bank.
     
  12. NovemberEcho

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    You should see the skies from my point of view and you'd be amazed at just how many legally certified private pilots do exactly that.
     
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    I don't care for the guy but.......for not being a legit pilot he did better than some of my private pilot students.
     
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    Roger Roger Navajo Whisperer

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    Oh you mean like 2008 except none of them served time?
     
  15. Boris Badenov

    Boris Badenov He comes to save the day in a broken truck.

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    That deserves an extra quote-like. One ping, for range, Vassily.

    PS. Although I'm sure you're well aware, for posterity, Drumph is "draining the swamp" with a bumper crop of Goldman alums. Round and round we go.
     
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    Roger Roger Navajo Whisperer

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    Yes there was a minute where I was like, hey, we do need to drain the swamp, so let's see what he's got to offer. Then the appointments started coming through and nah.
     
  17. Roger Roger

    Roger Roger Navajo Whisperer

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    Yes there was a minute where I was like, hey, we do need to drain the swamp, so let's see what he's got to offer. Then the appointments started coming through and nah.
     
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    I just donated $100.
     
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    30K just for the PPL.. I stopped reading after that
     
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    Now that he is out can't he just sell his story to a movie studio?
     

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