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Baggage Handler Steals Q400

Discussion in 'The Stump' started by Poppy, Aug 14, 2018.

  1. Poppy

    Poppy grasshopper

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    Odd. Baggage handler starts up a Q 400. There is a video on u tube that shows how to start. It ain't easy. Let alone a barrel roll. How does a baker / baggage handler know so much, and make minimum wage.
    Something smells like fish.
    Just making noise like I sometimes do.

    I was going to make an epic post,
    but my small screen (and mind) hindered my natural (lack of) creativity.
    Just sayin'.
     
  2. wooley12

    wooley12 Active Member

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    I live near Seattle. The pilot was a two operator with many hours in the cockpit but on the ground. The voice recordings were eerie. Both pilot and controller totally calm. The guy was as surprised as anyone when he finished that loop 50' above the water. Brains are not measured in $$$ BTW. Minimum wage is the new middle class.
     
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  3. Poppy

    Poppy grasshopper

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    heard the guy was a baker as well.
    the audio was weird.
     
  4. CAC

    CAC Ace of Spades

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    Apparently he learnt to fly the aircraft from PC simulators...
     
  5. wooley12

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    Owned a bakery with his wife a few years back.

     
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    CAC Ace of Spades

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    Crashed or shot down?
     
  7. wooley12

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    Crashed. Suicide. Flew it into the ground.
     
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    Your last line is really funny.
     
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    It's also sadly true...
     
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    It is sad that a man with a strong work ethic must work at a minimum wage at a job with no future in a place of 3% unemployment. A job that was so demanding that his friend quit when extra duties were added. Sad that he felt that he had no future. He sounded on the voice transmission secure and happy with his decision. I had my last minimum wage job when I was 16. The low pay and demanding working conditions at SEATAC on the ground has been a subject in the news for a few years.
     
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    Poppy, good to see you posting again!
    Gaines
     
  12. wooley12

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    In today's paper.

    He was a jokester who complained about his job, but friends still baffled by thief’s airplane heist

    “Minimum wage, we’ll chalk it up to that,” Russell said on the flight radio to air traffic controllers. “Maybe that will grease some gears a little bit with the higher-ups.”

    Russell’s former co-workers described Horizon as an often unpleasant place to work, where workers were pushed hard, underappreciated and carried a sense of grievance that they were paid less than SeaTac’s much-publicized $15 an hour minimum wage."

    A casualty of the economic need for ever greater profit and productivity. When Henry Ford increase the productivity with the assembly line he needed to hire thugs to help the employees keep the pace.
     

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