Author Topic: Southwest Airlines Pilot's Rant Heard On-Air Through Stuck Open Microphone.  (Read 5195 times)

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This is a classic stuck open microphone capture from 2011.

Here's the uncensored version:

This idiot is Capt. James F Taylor, 46, of Argyle TX.  He has been flying with Southwest for 12 years.  One would think he would know better.

Southwest Airlines didn't identify the pilot because it was a "family matter" and so no details would be offered about the pilot.  But his co-workers weren't so kindly inclined: they threw him under the bus.

He's one lucky fool that all he got was a suspension.  He's still flying.

Gotta love it!



More air-to-ground radio transmissions, a bit more serious.  These are the final transmissions from aircraft that crashed.

Here's one that made it - January 15th 2009 - US Airways Flight 1549.  New York City.  Captain Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger successfully landing his crippled Airbus A320 in the Hudson River.

Here?s Sully?s minute-by-minute account:

60 Minutes segment

More of the same:

Click on "ATC" next to 15 January 2009  US Airways 1549.  No wonder they call him "Captain Cool"!