[jhb_airlines] Re: FPI Drama

  • From: "Mike Brook" <mike.brook@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 8 Oct 2005 17:23:57 +0100

Kev -

I'm appalled!  Are you STILL suspended or have those that run FPI come
to their senses?  It was bad enough to see that you have been accused in
the FPI Forum of various heinous crimes but this latest story beggars

I feel that a new thread on the Forum is itching to be started...


> -----Original Message-----
> From: jhb_airlines-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> [mailto:jhb_airlines-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf Of Kev Townsend
> Sent: Saturday, October 08, 2005 2:39 PM
> To: jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [jhb_airlines] Re: FPI Drama
> All
> Whilst controlling Sydney approach he other morning the pilot
> of a 747
> dialled 7500 onto his transponder.
> He was about 80miles south of Sydney. I vectored him blind to
> an AAF Base
> 26 miles to the North.
> I felt this was an exciting and demanding exercise.
> FPI did not.
> They have banned from the Network the offending Pilot, and I
> have been
> suspended pending enquiry.
> It appears that as in the real world I must make a full and detailed
> account (which I have now done).
> The pilot (Australian) declared this emergency as he needed
> to curtail the
> flight as his wife had discovered a mouse in the bedroom.
> Well, what other
> course of action would you take if the cabin crew began screaming!!!
> Just a word of caution to anyone who may consider a simulated
> emergency!
> Has anyone ever seen a rule within FPI about this rule? If
> so, I would
> appreciate a pointer!
> Best wishes
> Kev T
> JHB175 (sus)

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