Fighting in the cockpit

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Jul 5, 2014
I didn't know if I should post this in news or aviation safety, so chose here.

I know of some rally drivers/navigators getting pretty argumentative, and splitting up mid-event, but no punchups.


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May 23, 2022
I used to have the OPSO schedule the problem children together for a few weeks with one of those older, wider, former Golden Gloves boxer flight engineers that had no issue telling the cockpit crew to"... knock it the (heck) off, you morons!"when things were looking like it might get out of hand. Had one guy that just could not fly right and made the mistake of telling me that he did not think it was proper for an NCO to 'tell him - an actual real, live ossifer - what to do'. As the only reason to have pilots aboard a CH-47 was to get the FE and crew chief to the location where they could tell us what to do and how to do it (because hanging 18,000 lbs of artillery and ammo underneath and stuffing a gun crew inside was very much a team sport coached by the cabin crew), I was happy to accept his request for transfer/resignation from unit.
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