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Personal Diversion Lands Air Force Pilot In Hot WaterA Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) pilot checked in on time for his flight but will carry a stain on his record for the expense and disruption it caused. Capt. Nathaniel D’Arcy was commanding a CP-140 Aurora, the RCAF equivalent of the U.S. Navy P-3 Orion, in a training exercise off the west coast of Canada in May of 2019 when he remembered he’d forgotten to check in for an airline flight booked for the next day. He broke off the mission in search of a cell signal, flying the thirsty four-engine… (www.avweb.com) More...
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I'm not sure about the Canadian military, but in the US military, that's known as a CLM (career limiting move).
Hi Chris, He just flushed a great career down the toilet with the RCAF. This stunt will haunt him in civilian aviation particularly in North America and Europe. Let's call it a CEM...Career Ending Move. This is as stupid as a felony.
I wonder if he faced a MAST with VP407 out of CFB Comox?
Bet he thought it was a good idea.
News flash: Just because you CAN check in for a flight the day before doesn’t mean you HAVE to. Your seat will NOT be given to anyone on standby until about 30 minutes before it departs. He had all night and part of the next day to sort it all out. If this is indicative of his best judgement I wouldn’t want him defending the skies above me.