Well, Hooters has an airline, what's wrong with this?

  1. http://msnbc.com/local/kxas/A1592816.asp?



    Southwest Pilots Fired For Flying Naked


    DALLAS, 4:53 p.m. CDT April 25, 2003 - Two Southwest Airlines pilots are now jobless after they allegedly flew a Boeing 737 without wearing their uniforms, or much of anything else, for that matter.



    According to the company, the incident happened months ago, but that it released the pilot and copilot after an investigation.
    One of the men reportedly claims that he removed his uniform because coffee was spilled on it, and that a flight attendant bringing paper towels and soda water to the cockpit was a witness.

    Southwest won't elaborate, but a spokesman said the matter is an internal one that is under appeal.

    However, some passengers say they can't imagine any situation that would explain the need to disrobe in flight.

    "Spilling coffee and two pilots flying naked, that doesn't add up to me," Clarence Hill said.

    Another passenger echoed that remark.

    "They did it once, they'll probably do it again," Sergio Mendoza Jr. said. "There has to be a reason why they were flying like that, too."

    According to the FAA, there are no rules against flying naked, although pilots do have to be dressed for all contingencies and emergencies when flying below 10,000 feet.

    Whatever the reason or details, Southwest has deemed this particular incident inappropriate.

    Meantime, the pilots are reportedly trying to get their jobs back.






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  2. 9 Comments

  3. by   CountrifiedRN
    Originally posted by Furball
    http://msnbc.com/local/kxas/A1592816.asp?

    According to the FAA, there are no rules against flying naked, although pilots do have to be dressed for all contingencies and emergencies when flying below 10,000 feet.
    Hilarious! :chuckle
  4. by   cwazycwissyRN
    nakey? nakey as a jay bird
  5. by   moz
    Well, I've heard of PARTY NAKED, why not fly naked??
  6. by   Tilleycs
    According to the FAA, there are no rules against flying naked, although pilots do have to be dressed for all contingencies and emergencies when flying below 10,000 feet.
    So, there are no rules against it, but they were fired anyway.

    And hey, as long as they get the passengers where we're going SAFELY, they can wear pink bunny suits for all I care. I just don't want to crash!
  7. by   funnygirl_rn
    I had to smile/giggle when I heard the story!
  8. by   Dplear
    Okay...I gotta be the one to say it...the obvious...Pilots in the cockpit...Sorry had to do it...

    Dave
  9. by   Tilleycs
    Hey, since the airlines are so strapped for cash, this could be a way to boost the numbers of people flying today! Nude pilots and flight attendants!

    *ding* "Hi, I'm Tom, I'll be your naked pilot today. For those of you who haven't already, please direct your attention to Betty, your naked flight attendant who will now demonstrate fastening and unfastening your seat belts..." You heard it HERE first, folks!
  10. by   Tilleycs
    Possible new slogans:

    - Come fly the REALLY friendly skies!
    - Come see what you've been missing!
    - Hooters' airline ain't got NOTHING on us! (And we have nothing on us, either!)
    - Come fly the naked skies
  11. by   Mkue
    :chuckle very good Furball !

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