Date: 8th October 2007 at 7:30pm
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If we needed any further proof that the World really has gone mad we have got it here after an airline pilot was sacked for letting Blackburn Rovers midfielder Robbie Savage onto the flight deck.

Anti-terrorism rules prohibit pilots from allowing members of the public near the controls, but as Pablo Mason (the pilot) allowed Savage to do so (on the Rovers private charter coming back from Finland after a UEFA Cup Qualifying match) in order to help ease Sav’s fear of flying he was sacked!!!

Mason told the BBC: “Yes I broke a rule. I did interpret the rule wasn’t quite as strict for a private charter, which this was. Everyone on board knew each other.

“I think above all his anxiety about flying has been relaxed in some way.

“He knows a little more about how and why a modern airline gets into the sky and I think he sees the captain as being someone to trust and place his trust in
.”

Mason, a former Gulf War RAF pilot (Capt. Mason, who carried out 23 bombing missions over Iraq during the first Gulf War) also runs a fear of flying course for passengers (such as Sav) who have a fear of flying is to appeal the decision, and Rovers have said they will back him, with them having already sent a letter to Mytravel (the private charter company).

A spokesman for Rovers said: “The club and Robbie Savage sent a letter at the time to the airline authorities explaining our version of events.”

Whereas as a Mytravel spokesman said: “We have a zero tolerance policy towards any actions which could endanger the safety of our passengers and employees.”


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19 Replies to “Yes Proof The Worlds Gone Mad!!!”

  • What is the world coming to, this is absolutely preposterous! On a private charter flight only people know to Sav would have been on the plane anyway, it’s not as if he was going to cause any harm or touch anything he shouldn’t have would he!!!
    We are almost at a point now were you are at fear of saying or doing anything nowadays, even if it is to help out someone else!!!
    I trust Rovers will not be using Mytravel again?!?! Personally I would hope they didn’t after something so ridiculous.

  • agreed, it will be health n safety rule, these guys with petty little rules and no common sense are making life less enjoyable for everyone.

  • I know this may sound like an old cliche, but if HALF the time and effort went into catching “real” criminals and people that are doing real danger to the world and others as is for pretty, stupid little things like this we’d ALL be MUCH better off!!!

  • catching real cims can be dangerous, far easier option to ruin the life of somebody trying to do a good turn for a fellow human being. Sickening, the world is full of these *****wits now, actually thats wrong its not the world its just Britain, time to emigrate i think, if you can.

  • hahahahah awesome, lol i new savage was a terrorist all along lol, as long as your not a terrorist mikey, should be fine lol

  • I think Rovers should help him out as a good will gesture. We as a club haven’t done anything wrong but it would be a nice gesture. He put himself out for us so we should reciprocate. Did make me laugh when I read this story though. I’m now so tired of ranting about the state of this world in my paper I just laugh at these things!

  • Hello, what’s all this about my man roversman?!?!
    The club ARE trying the help the dude, but Mytravel can’t have done themselves any favours can they, people don’t like to hear this kid of thing do they, so it will have consequences I’m sure.

  • was joshin about roversman HDM lol…. I am not gonna fly anything into White Hart Lane!!!! lol…. even though the ignornance is unbearable sometimes…

  • I will act as Devil’s advocate. As MyTravel have indicated, it’s a zero policy situation. If every Tom, Dick or Robbie who states he has a fear of flying and says he wishes to travel with the pilot, there would be mayhem. What if Robbie had slipped, and hit a button, and the plane came crashing down…? It’s not just terrorism they are acting against, it’s just general common sense. Having an unqualifed person in the cockpit is rather silly, and endangers the lifes of all who travel. My Devil Advocating is over.

  • anyone who does anything even remotely nice to Robbie Savage should surely be sacked? At least taken out, tarred and feathered? :o)

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