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Old 04-24-2008, 05:26 PM
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The DREADED "GURGLE"

This was posted on an Continental Airline forum. It is a report that a Captain for Great Lakes Airlines had to fill out because something "irregular" happened, so the company knows why the crew did what they did, commonly know as an "irregularity report". This Captain filled his out and his story has probably hit every one of us at an equally inopportune time. I was LMAO as I read it... Enjoy.

http://www.readytocopy.com/download.php?id=416

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Old 04-24-2008, 05:38 PM
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ha ha ha ah

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Old 04-24-2008, 06:00 PM
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oh my god! LOL

HAAAAAAAAAHAHAHA I'm looking forward to this as a career.

Remember kids, don't forget your noon poop.
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Old 04-29-2008, 04:04 PM
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Re: The DREADED "GURGLE"

I have a good friend that was a Hornet driver in a former life, and while he was in Pensacola on carrier quals, he felt the infamous "gurgle". He couldn't exactly stop flying, so he pressed on (literally and figuratively). He got through his training and figured he could "hang tight" until he RTB'd. He got back to NAS Pensacola, and since his only co-pilot was Murphy, he got extended on his downwind, and um...didn't quite make it. He landed, taxied in, and waited. His crew chief put up the ladder, and climbed up to help him unstrap. My buddy just told him, "Go get me some towels and leave me alone." Not his proudest moment.
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Old 04-29-2008, 04:24 PM
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Re: The DREADED "GURGLE"

Now that is funny I dont care who you are. LOL
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Old 04-30-2008, 06:40 AM
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Re: The DREADED "GURGLE"

Several years ago my husband was head of aircraft maintenance for a small airline here in Cincinnati called Enterprise Airlines. If memory serves, they flew Citation II's and as a lot of you are familiar with these aircraft they are small and carry a handful of people--the cockpit is rather small as well.

On one flight the F.O. experienced a similar gastro-intestinal "issue" and didn't quite make it either. He ended up using a duffel bag that was sitting in the cockpit. Imagine being the passenger directly behind the cockpit (divided only by a curtin no less). I suspect that person has quite a story to tell.

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Old 04-30-2008, 10:48 AM
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Steve,

A more common expierence than many know. There are benefits to flying freight !
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Old 04-30-2008, 05:09 PM
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There are benefits to flying freight !
Oh Dan,

Believe me, (I'm not a fair weathered, post-911, cattle hauler turned wannabea freight dogger) I wanted to work for FedEx since I was a little kid. I would leave the people hauling business in a second if FedEx or UPS would take me.

Your pax don't complain, throw up, sue, or brag about their tin foil travel status, they get on quietly and get off quietly. You don't worry about having a group of FAs block the aisle every time you get "the gurgle" then have them hang a bag of coffee on the door as you leave to try to cover the aromatic gift you left that will linger in first class for what seems like an eternity. But the jet I used to fly had the lav alllllllllll the way in the back, so if you did the deed, you also did the walk of shame.

The pros of freight soooooooooooo outweigh the pros of people haulin'.
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Old 04-30-2008, 11:42 PM
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So, this "gurgle" is a common occurence among commercial pilots?
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Old 08-10-2008, 09:20 PM
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thats funny. just funny

i was flying for a crappy regional a year ago when my captain basically enforced the "crappy regional". we were about 15 miles from the airport when he gave me the look he exited the cockpit and left me and the flight attendant to wonder when he would return.... the tower cleared us for landing and i gave them some lame excuse and told them nooooooo emergency. he returned a few minutes later bringing with him the smell of mcdonalds breakfast.......recycled

the walk of shame
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