Tuesday, September 19, 2006

So what am I going to write about? How about the common and the vulgar, and did I mention common?

As pilots we never talk about pooping, but it still actually happens, so let's open a dialogue:

It is acceptable to be late for a flight due to intestinal concerns.

If you are about to board an aircraft and your bowels clench, then you are supposed to disembark and deal with the problem before starting a flight.

It is perfectly acceptable to divert a flight for a bathroom break. It's better than exploding, then crashing at your destination.

That is all.


Anonymous said...

How many pilots have had bowel problems or haemorroid problems due to strain of one sort or another? I bet the industry is over represented in the stats for the age group.What suggestions can pilots make to save their butts?KM

Jamie said...

I'm positive that spending a year doing Medevacs completely screwed up my system. I'm now very limited with what I can eat (no dairy, eggs, grease and very little red meat). That's one of the reasons I decided to head back to school.