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Who is Jason Dowd ? Apparently, a modest individual who's quick thinking and action was able to get JetBlue # 191 (JFK-LAS) safely to the ground in Amarillo (KAMA), following the recent emergency. (www.huffingtonpost.com) More...

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Falconus
Falconus 5
Yes, this pilot did a good job of course, and I don't envy him having to deal with his coworker going berserk, but I thought that successfully landing a properly-functioning aircraft was a fairly routine and expected part of the job.
CaptainArt
Routine?Yes, when you're doing it in a simulator, or both of you are sitting in your chairs discussing the latest screw up by a so called celebrity. But when you are alone, and you boss is yelling his head off behind a door that he is trying to beat down, you then hear a lot of commotion behind the door as your passengers are now wrestling with you now soon to be former boss, all the while you are wondering what is going on, talking with center, and getting ready to land a jet by your self. I would hardly called that routine.
airbusp
keith peers 1
thats true. did you see capt in uniform. on the video.
blackhillssoonerboy
william ouart -3
ohhhh gotta love the ole days of flying!where one paying attention,and saved the ship,buy catching on to a Capt flaming out,deserves to be promoted!!!
THRUSTT
THRUSTT 1
Did you call the Captain a flamer???
blackhillssoonerboy
william ouart -4
with the new worlds way of getting promoted with a min of so many hours curently passed by the Feds! he stuck in the right seat,no matter what!!! long live the good days of flying!!! Then again,times and technology has changed!!!!
mikeb5618
Mike Barbato 3
No, he probably has more than enough to be a captain.
dbrooks84
David Brooks 2
Beyond the co-pilot great work, little has been said about a JetBlue captain who was on board the flight that got into the cockpit, changed the lock combination. So with two pilots in the cockpit, the flying the plane should have gone easily.
preacher1
preacher1 1
It is probably a good thing that him or somebody was on there. Best I remember, that Aircraft is not certified for one man operation. I guess in a pinch it can be handled but it's a heck of a lot nicer with 2 people.
alistairm
alistairm 2
Here we go again. The big American Hero Stamp is coming along!! Run Jason, run!!
THRUSTT
THRUSTT 4
I thought the same thing too. Not putting a damper on anyone's parade, but you're not a hero for doing your job. You probably could've left American out of the comment though...
alistairm
alistairm 3
Why leave it out? Do we live elsewhere? Stamping people with the "hero" label is what is done best in American society.
THRUSTT
THRUSTT 0
There is bullshit everywhere, including Canada, but rational people don't label...
People should respect other nations, that's why you should leave American out of it!!!
rick737
richard weiss -1
Please stay north of the border. You idiotic comments aren't welcome.
sparkie624
sparkie624 1
Will be interesting to see what the final outcome will be. It is not every day that an Airline Pilot looses it. I am really wonder what drove him to it... Will be interesting to see what comes from the FAA and NTSB on this one. I wish the captain well as he is obviously sick. I am hoping it was nothing that was self induced, and I really commend the CoPilot. He made a decision, stood by it, and got his passengers back on the ground. That was his job and he did it well.
sheka
mark tufts 1
i agree that jason deserves a promotion as he has a cool head and knew how to handle the situation with a crazed pilot
airbusp
keith peers 1
I think the co pilot did a great job. the capt did not have a uniform on.
gloverrr1234
Who cares what nationality he is. He did his job like he was suppose to. I am suprised that someone didn't kick the you know what out of the dead head. Flight attendants and now pilots. Maybe we should contact Amtrak from now on.
preacher1
preacher1 1
Doug: maybe I'm just feeling a little dense this earl on a Monday morning but would you mind explaining the part of your comment " I am suprised that someone didn't kick the you know what out of the dead head." Did I miss something?

blackhillssoonerboy
william ouart -2
Ive never know any Airline pilot to want to claim credit.for shaking exspereinces!!! This guy doesnt even want to be interviewed,perfers to stay discret! How ever i think Jet Blue,owes him a left seat position!!!! its sad a capt lost itttt!!! But man them guys are so under payed in todays world!!!! So muchh under payed!!!!!Then the feds cracking dwn on there hrs to gain promotions!!! off with the heads for any littel error!!!! bein a pilot now days is like doing ones jobunder a microscope such as a white mouse in a lab!!!Heart breaking what the pros go though,and barley make ittt!!!! A strike now days,may cost them a felonyy!after obama made it a felony to protest!!!! Tuff world for a pilot!!!!
THRUSTT
THRUSTT 2
I get pissed off at a lot of posts here, but you amigo brightened my day, I'm reading and smiling...
Kingair31
Kingair31 0
Thanks THRUSTT....I like reading your comments as well because you actually know what you are talking about! Fly safe brother!
Kingair31
Kingair31 1
"How ever i think Jet Blue,owes him a left seat position!!!!"

Are you serious? Actually, your entire comment doesn't make much sense.....
bryantgipull
bryant gipull 0
RobSJC
As is often said, :Cool,level heards prevail". I'd say if anything promote Jason ASAP, no matter how modest he is. Lets not forget, there was an off duty NYPD, and pilot, on the plane, who also assisted.
blackhillssoonerboy
william ouart -4
All the mergers going onnnnn!!! its truly a nut house for any pilot!!!!Capt Les Abend,woke me up to curent pilots salarys!says he wished hed chose another profession!!!!In an issue of Flying magazine!you could tell he was dissapointed with the fall of the Avaition industry!!!So my heart felt for the Capt,just a littel when he lost itttttttt!!!!! It was sad,cause he will never fly againnnnnn!and itll hit em hard when he wakes uppppp!!!!
btweston
btweston 5
Excellennnnnt!!!!!!!! use of!!!!!! the English!!!!!!! lannnnnnnnguage!!!!!
rick737
richard weiss 3
note to Ouart, it's never a good idea to post statements on a public website when you're high.
Kingair31
Kingair31 1
Sit a couple plays out big guy....stop talking for a few minutes.
THRUSTT
THRUSTT 0
Les Abend woke you up??? You're in bed with himmmmmmmm???????????????????????????

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Falconus
Falconus 3
Nobody click on that link. That will only serve as an incentive for this person to continue spamming.

But Walton is persistant. This is the second time on the same thread.
preacher1
preacher1 1
Yeah and he shows up at least once on every other story posted.
rick737
richard weiss 1
Walter, you are a worthless scumbag.

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Falconus
Falconus 2
Nobody click on that link. That will only serve as an incentive for this person to continue spamming.
rick737
richard weiss 1
still a scumbag, ada