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Piloto da Southwest afastado após falar obscenidades sem saber que o microfone estava aberto.

Um piloto da Southwest Airlines foi suspenso depois que sua conversa no cockpit foi transmitida para o Controle de Tráfego Aéreo (e pra todo mundo que estava na mesma frequencia) por causa de uma pane no microfone que ficou aberto. Foram quase 4 minutos de “conversa de bar” em que o piloto faz comentários nada lisonjeadores sobre as comissárias de bordo da Southwest, e sobre os gays.

O Controle de Tráfego Aéreo tenta em vão interromper o piloto, mas o fato do microfone dele estar travado o impede de ouvir os chamados da torre e de outros aviões. Os outros pilotos que estão voando próximo emitem opinião de desaprovação ao que está sendo dito, como o do voo Skywest 6285: “And they wonder why airline pilots have a bad reputation.” (“E eles se perguntam porque os pilotos tem uma péssima reputação“)

Realmente foi vergonhoso. A Southwest suspendeu seu piloto e informou que antes dele voltar ao trabalho, frequentará cursos de diversidade e de respeito para com os outros.

Pra quem quiser ouvir a gravação, está aqui.

Esta é a transcrição, não vou traduzir tudo, mas basicamente ele reclama que a empresa só tem comissárias feias, velhas, gordas ou gays e que as que ele “pega” tem até vergonha de falar:

ATC – “United 242, you (center up)”
(Pane no microfone começa)
Southwest Pilot: “Well, I had Tucson to Indy all four weeks and, uh, Chicago crews…11 out of 12 …there’s 12 flight attendants, individual, never the same flight attendant twice.
“Eleven (expletive) over the top (expletive), (expletive) homosexuals and a granny.” (silence)
“Eleven. I mean, think of the odds of that. I thought I was in Chicago, which was party-land.”

O cara fala sobre a escala de voo de Tucson para Indy, que tinha tripulação de Chicago, e diz que dos 12 comissários que voaram com ele no mês, 11 ou eram feias e gordas demais, ou homossexuais e até uma velhota.

(O ATC tenta interromper)
Southwest Pilot: “After that, it was just a continuous stream of gays and grannies and grandes…” (off mic from his copilot – inaudible)

Depois disso era um desfile contínuo de gays, gordas e velhas.

Pilot answers: “Well I don’t give a (expletive). I hate 100 percent of their (expletive).”
“So, six months, I went to the bar three times. In six months, three times.” (Another possible attempt to interrupt by ATC)
“Once with the granny and the (slur against gay people), and I wish I hadn’t gone.”
“At the very end with two girls, one of them that was part do-able, but we ended up going to the bar and then to the crew at St. Louis, and all these two women wanted to do was, one wanted to berate her sister and the other wanted to bitch about her husband.”
“Literally, for three hours, me and the F.O. (First officer). When that was done, got back to my room, I’m like why the (expletive) did I stay up?”
ATC: “OK, whoever is, uh, transmitting, better watch what you’re saying.”
(Tones beeping)
Southwest Pilot continues: “They’re still both (inaudible), you know what I mean? I still wouldn’t want anyone to know if I had banged them.”
(Tones beeping)
“So, I mean it was a complete disaster for six months.”
“Now I’m back in Houston, which is easily where the ugliest base is. I mean it’s all these (expletive) old dudes and grannies and there’s like maybe a handful of cute chicks.”
ATC: “OK, someone’s got a stuck mic and, uh, telling us all about their endeavors. We don’t need to hear that.”
(Stuck microphone episode ends)
(Silence)
(Five seconds later, other commercial pilots check in with controllers)
“Uh, Houston, Skywest 6285, we’re (gives numbers for his heading) …and that was not us.”
ATC: (Chuckles) “Skywest 6285, Houston Center: Roger, Climb and maintain flight level 360.”
Skywest pilot: “360, Skywest 6285….And they wonder why airline pilots have a bad reputation.”
(ATC calls another plane with instructions.)
(Aircraft answers)
ATC: “Number 7 Hotel Bravo: (gives instructions) Final 240.”
Aircraft answers “7 Hotel Bravo…..And it wasn’t us either.” (beeping times 2)
ATC: ‘Roger, I didn’t think that was you.” (Recording ends)

No final da gravação, as outras aeronaves que ouviram tudo fazem questão de informar ao centro que não eram eles falando aquilo.

Que coisa não? Pra quem quiser ler a história toda em inglês, visite aqui.

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Graduado em Manutenção de Aeronaves, com muito bom senso :) 30 anos de aviação comercial (e contando), de Lockheed Electra à Boeing 787. Tentando simplificar a complexidade da aviação.
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