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The Guy Who Flew Thousands of Passengers As a Fake Pilot

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This is Thomas Salme, a maintenance engineer who became a Boeing 737 pilot by flying a few nights in a flight simulator and printing a fake airliner pilot license. Amazingly enough, he flew passengers for thirteen years without any incidents. (gizmodo.com) 기타...

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VICBRET1S
holy s*(&^ i would be suing of the airline gave me a pilot with no experience
dbaker
According to the comments on the linked site, the guy held a commercial pilot ticket.
CaseyGa1991
Awsome story but true :) I fly flight simulator for 9 years now :)
CaseyGa1991
Awsome story but true :) I fly flight simulator for 9 years now :)
kwoody
Most FOs I know think the old Captain is stupid and the Captains think the FOs know nothing.
They are probably both right in this case.
trawler26
You just never know
PA28140Aviator
I'm amazed that no one noticed until just a few months ago. People are sure to look at documents a little closer now!
gadget1
Rick Gull 0
Headline should read: "Pilot With Fake License". He obviously was a pilot, his skills were real, just the piece of paper was fake. I know lots of people with pilot's licenses that aren't pilots. I guess you could say that they are the "fake pilots".
kristian180
should give him a license that is not cool to penalize
kristian180
should give him a license this cool
kristian180
yes yes
dodger4
dodger4 0
It shows you just how valuable the paper licence is...not worth a pinch of coon shit.
nctrooper10722001
I was driving race cars and dirt bikes @ 8 yrs old.. Nobody bitched at me for not having a license..Common sense far ourweighs a piece of paper.. besides, lets save some trees instead of wasteing them on some legal bull **it
rigadimd
Hmmmmm, interesting comments that reflect our careless attitudes in our present society.
I wonder if we would be so glib if an incident had occured. I guess that is what keeps our lawyers happy.
rigadimd
Hmmmmm, interesting comments that reflect our careless attitudes in our present society.
I wonder if we would be so glib if an incident had occured. I guess that is what keeps our lawyers happy.

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