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Delta Pilot Snaps at Air-traffic Controller in Heated Exchange
WSB-TV ^ | July 28, 2014

Posted on 07/28/2014 1:33:15 PM PDT by Cecily

Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines is looking into a tense exchange between a pilot and an air-traffic controller.

According to WSB-TV – Atlanta, the exchange happened Friday when a controller told a pilot his plane was approaching the wrong taxiway.

“Hey, you know what? We’ll taxi out there any way we want unless you tell us to. I don’t like your attitude,” the pilot said.

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TOPICS: Local News; Travel
KEYWORDS: delta
Bad day at the office.
1 posted on 07/28/2014 1:33:15 PM PDT by Cecily
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To: Cecily

Ground controls all taxi ways and off-duty runways. If the pilot does not obey their instructions, it is a violation of FAA rules and regulations.


2 posted on 07/28/2014 1:35:02 PM PDT by rjsimmon (The Tree of Liberty Thirsts)
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To: Cecily

Captain Happy !


3 posted on 07/28/2014 1:36:00 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: Cecily
Well...it is clear that the ATC guy shouldn't have "axed" the pilot anything.

Perhaps if he "asked" him it might have gone better.

4 posted on 07/28/2014 1:38:46 PM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (My life has been a poor attempt to imitate the man. I am a living legacy to the leader of the band.)
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To: Cecily

A-hole attitudes from TSA weirdo’s must be affecting pilots and ATC’s.


5 posted on 07/28/2014 1:39:39 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: rjsimmon

According to what little we see here, the pilot is complaining that he didn’t receive detailed enough instruction.


6 posted on 07/28/2014 1:40:07 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: Cecily

Shouldn’t the pilot do what the controller says unless he knows something is wrong?

I recall landing at Eglin and the plane just rolling and rolling and rolling until it got to the terminal. I wondered if that single plane was using the entire runway system while it was on the ground.


7 posted on 07/28/2014 1:40:38 PM PDT by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: Cecily

BFD. How is this an “extremely tense exchange” as ABC News billed it? Nobody even dropped an F-bomb.


8 posted on 07/28/2014 1:41:07 PM PDT by GOP_Party_Animal
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To: TexasCajun

He might have been a dwarf pilot, but he’s certainly not Happy!


9 posted on 07/28/2014 1:41:15 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: rjsimmon

All the pilot needs to do is request “progressive taxi instruction”. Then be quiet.


10 posted on 07/28/2014 1:41:20 PM PDT by wrench
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To: Cecily

Roger Murdock: Flight 2-0-9’er, you are cleared for take-off.

Captain Oveur: Roger!

Roger Murdock: Huh?

Tower voice: L.A. departure frequency, 123 point 9’er.

Captain Oveur: Roger!

Roger Murdock: Huh?

Victor Basta: Request vector, over.

Captain Oveur: What?

Tower voice: Flight 2-0-9’er cleared for vector 324.

Roger Murdock: We have clearance, Clarence.

Captain Oveur: Roger, Roger. What’s our vector, Victor?

Tower voice: Tower’s radio clearance, over!

Captain Oveur: That’s Clarence Oveur. Over.

Tower voice: Over.

Captain Oveur: Roger.

Roger Murdock: Huh?

Tower voice: Roger, over!

Roger Murdock: What?

Captain Oveur: Huh?

Victor Basta: Who?


11 posted on 07/28/2014 1:42:23 PM PDT by Obadiah (None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free.)
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To: Cecily

“Hey, you know what? We’ll taxi out there any way we want unless you tell us to. I don’t like your attitude.”

12 posted on 07/28/2014 1:42:30 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The man who damns money obtained it dishonorably; the man who respects it earned it." --Ayn Rand)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

I’m thinking the pilot will be remanded to sensitivity training.


13 posted on 07/28/2014 1:43:15 PM PDT by Sgt_Schultze (A half-truth is a complete lie)
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To: Cecily

It’s about time the Delta Pilot Union got the pilots’ attitude in line with the rest of the Delta family. He finally sounds like a Delta gate agent.

I was working on a marketing plan to submit to Delta, but for some reason they weren’t too hip on my new campaign, “Delta Hates You.”


14 posted on 07/28/2014 1:43:22 PM PDT by Dexter Morgan (Everyone hides who they are.)
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To: MrB

You have to listen to the audio, some other pilot chimes in with “Calm Down Captain Happy!”.


15 posted on 07/28/2014 1:43:38 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: Cecily

bfl


16 posted on 07/28/2014 1:43:43 PM PDT by Fester Chugabrew (Even the compassion of the wicked is cruel.)
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To: rjsimmon

The problem is that we are hearing one small snippet of time, and obviously edited. Hard to tell what might have taken place leading up to this and what was edited out. There are also plenty of youtube videos that make the ATC look like an idiot.


17 posted on 07/28/2014 1:43:48 PM PDT by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: FRiends

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18 posted on 07/28/2014 1:45:05 PM PDT by deoetdoctrinae (Gun-free zones are playgrounds for felons.)
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To: Dexter Morgan
...but for some reason they weren’t too hip on my new campaign, “Delta Hates You.”

Your problem is American Airlines already has that campaign.

19 posted on 07/28/2014 1:47:42 PM PDT by Nachoman (libertyarmstx.com is now open!)
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To: Obadiah

LOL!

Who’s on First?


20 posted on 07/28/2014 1:47:59 PM PDT by Aria ( 2008 & 2012 weren't elections - they were coup d'etats.)
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To: Cecily

1. Talk about making a mountain out of a molehill.

2. The comments from all the losers below the article are hysterical. They can’t stand anyone they think makes a lot of money.


21 posted on 07/28/2014 1:57:52 PM PDT by SaxxonWoods (....Let It Burn...)
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To: Cecily

CNN will run this as breaking news 24/7 .....


22 posted on 07/28/2014 1:58:28 PM PDT by SkyDancer (If you don't read the newspaper you are uninformed. If you do read the newspaper you are misinformed)
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To: skeeter
According to what little we see here, the pilot is complaining that he didn’t receive detailed enough instruction.

He had his plates to follow. Ground gets really busy and they expect the pilots to keep up. I have taxi'd at some exceptionally busy airfields and have know what to do every time.

23 posted on 07/28/2014 1:58:51 PM PDT by rjsimmon (The Tree of Liberty Thirsts)
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To: Cecily

Sounds like the ATC didn’t tell the pilot how to get out there.

Sounds like the ATC can’t speak standard English.


24 posted on 07/28/2014 2:06:03 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: Cecily

Warms the cackles of the heart as a passenger. Used to like flying but now the experience usually sucketh....


25 posted on 07/28/2014 2:17:31 PM PDT by tflabo (Truth or tyranny)
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To: gaijin

Have you attended college lately?

You think those grad student teachers’ assistants, that the average undergrad is stuck with, speak standard English?


26 posted on 07/28/2014 2:18:02 PM PDT by 353FMG
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To: Cecily
Not being a pilot or an air traffic controller I guess I'm in no position to pass judgment here but one would think that it *is* essential for the controllers to give proper instructions and for pilots to obey those instructions.Both are high pressure jobs and pressure sometimes gets to people.
27 posted on 07/28/2014 2:19:36 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Rat Party Policy:Lie,Deny,Refuse To Comply)
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To: Obadiah
You tell your old man to try carrying Walton and Lanier around on his back for 48 minutes!
28 posted on 07/28/2014 2:21:23 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Rat Party Policy:Lie,Deny,Refuse To Comply)
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To: skeeter

“According to what little we see here, the pilot is complaining that he didn’t receive detailed enough instruction.”

Sounds like the pilot goofed and turned down the wrong taxiway.


29 posted on 07/28/2014 2:32:19 PM PDT by TexasGator
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To: gaijin

“Sounds like the ATC didn’t tell the pilot how to get out there.”

The pilot has an airport map. If he was told to use taxiway ‘Mike’ he should know how to get their.

Lima is the taxiway next to the ramps. Mike is the second one. DUH! They are also marked so if he turned down Lima he was not watching where he was going.


30 posted on 07/28/2014 2:36:29 PM PDT by TexasGator
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To: Cecily
"Hey, you know what? We’ll taxi out there any way we want unless you tell us to. I don’t like your attitude"

We had a Delta Connection flight try to takeoff on the wrong runway - 49 dead, one survivor. Details matter.

31 posted on 07/28/2014 2:45:01 PM PDT by Flag_This (You can't spell "treason" without the "O".)
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To: SkyDancer
CNN will run this as breaking news 24/7 .....

From a rented airplane simulator no less, with the reporter describing what it must be like to blow a gasket in the cockpit.

32 posted on 07/28/2014 2:50:31 PM PDT by BigSkyFreeper (You have entered an invalid birthday)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

I was on a plane in ‘12 that had to pull out on final approach due to an event that looked just like that.


33 posted on 07/28/2014 2:55:16 PM PDT by KC Burke (Gowdy for Supreme Court)
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To: BigSkyFreeper

Some fat potbellied reporter with his tie askew, hat on backward (contrary to popular images, pilots do not wear their hats while flying) ...


34 posted on 07/28/2014 2:57:26 PM PDT by SkyDancer (If you don't read the newspaper you are uninformed. If you do read the newspaper you are misinformed)
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To: TexasCajun
"Captain Happy, meet Officer Friendly."

Officer who? What a dumb name. Get lost."

Leni

35 posted on 07/28/2014 4:21:26 PM PDT by MinuteGal (Combined US Senate & House has completely lost its voice, its compass, its patriotism & its soul!)
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To: Cecily
Delta says customer safety was never in question.

Oh really?

Comair crash in Lexington kills 49;plane used wrong runway, NTSB says

36 posted on 07/28/2014 4:51:28 PM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: BigSkyFreeper

Question:
How are an ATC and pilot the same?

Answer:
If the pilot is wrong, the pilot dies.
If the ATC is wrong, the pilot dies.


37 posted on 07/28/2014 7:35:49 PM PDT by redlegplanner ( No Representation without Taxation)
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To: Cecily

Bkmk to listen later at home


38 posted on 07/29/2014 11:50:56 PM PDT by doorgunner69
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