A Pilots Ego...
I'd like to report that i'm moving right along, and my studies have improved quite a bit, thanks to all who replied to my previous posts.
Today i'm writing you to get your opinion on a matter.
As i've mentioned before, I work the ramp and have a few co-workers who are pilots, at various stages. There is a particular one who has holds his instrument, he's 20.
This guy has the biggest ego i've seen in a while, I mean this guy talks like he's already a captain in a major, I CAN'T stand him. I've been saving to finish my private now for the past couple month, so i've been unable to fly. He keeps bugging me indirectly about how I should finish my private. Well just recently he just asked straight out, "why don't you just finish your private", in a very deminering tone of voice.
So, I asked him if he had the money for me to finish it, he laughed and said no... I want to know if anyone has come across people like this, and if so how do you deal with them.
This guys ego is really getting to me, any suggestions?
Last edited by Panda; 02-06-2007 at 02:23 AM.
Well, yes... no, wait, that´s too violent and we don´t have that much airplanes...
People like that? Do you mean idiots? Sure, everyday. In this particular case, being him the super pilot in direct connection with Adolf Galland, I´ve done something. Funny, entertainning and educational. Study like crazy, study every single thing you can get ahold of, eat as many books as you can and then, whenever you´re well deep inside the electronics of the 737-400, the differences between the FMC´s installed on them along the years... you know what? by that time you won´t care about him.
PS. Just finish your private Kidding, I did it your way, starting with ultralights and ending with an ATPL. More than ten years, day after day and hell, every new license tastes GOOD this way!!
Last edited by BravoRomeo; 02-09-2007 at 05:54 AM.
Pilots eat their own so to speak. Airline pilots look down on cargo pilots, jet pilots look down on turbo propeller pilots, turbo prop guys look down on corporate pilots, corporate pilots and all those mentioned before and they all look down on Ag pilots who have no ego. I then did a search on the web and found 851,000 hits about pilotís ego.
I am never amazed when I walk into a flying school or pilot lounge and here about all the rating pilots have like I am a commercial rated pilot or I am a CFI, double CFI, and the top dog is the ATP with several ratings. Give us mechanics a break we are A&Pís or simply mechanics we donít have to impress other with all the rating we just have to know our stuff and keep pilots butts in the air. Mechanics just want to do there job well, we get all the satisfaction we need when the aircraft rolls out of the shop with our name in the logbook for the return to service knowing we did it right the first time.
So why is ego a big factor in aviation? At the apex of the hierarchy of human needs is self-fulfillment. People use these defenses to soften feelings of failure, to alleviate feelings of guilt, and to protect their sense of personal worth or adequacy. If ego in not checked it can and will lead to an accident and in the case of your pilot friend if will. I know this because I am the one who picks up their body parts at the end of the day.
There is no real answer for this guyís ego. I will catch up with him and God will even the playing field.
Just one manís opinion.
And, when God catches up, hopefully, none of us will be on the same flight!
Oh, Denny, I posted something for you over in AC ownership...
The only pilots that should have an ego are combat pilots and that's because they have a 33% chance of not making it anyway. Even worse if they have to actually fight.
The rest of us should be very humble lest our ego bendeth ye olde wing on yonder tree.