Aviation LO Down

Captain Roger Victor - The Pilot Who's a Puppet.

February 05, 2019 Season 1 Episode 2
Aviation LO Down
Captain Roger Victor - The Pilot Who's a Puppet.
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Aviation LO Down
Captain Roger Victor - The Pilot Who's a Puppet.
Feb 05, 2019 Season 1 Episode 2
David Lombardo (LO) / Captain Roger Victor
Get to know the most famous puppet in aviation!
Show Notes Transcript

As the chief (and only) pilot of Speedtape Airlines, Captain Roger Victor has cultivated a whole new generation of loyal fans via social media, thanks to his world-class videos and memes exploring his life as a pilot on and off the job. As an aviation professional who also happens to...be a puppet, Captain Roger Victor is truly a one of a kind character in the fast paced world of aviation social media. Join LO as he gets to know Roger, his story, as well as the man who constantly has his hand 'up Roger's ass': his creator. Also featuring Louie, who works for Speedtape Airlines, and gets angered rather easily. Come join us and get a hold clearance at the FUPME intersection today!



Speaker 1:
0:01
[inaudible] and if you can fit, touch and go six to 12 tangle your apartment that they attack the whole barn standby, Feminine Number Tango, your father because they had to learn about a mile and a half.
Speaker 2:
0:18
Hello and welcome to the aviation lowdown. I'm your host Ello. This is technically the first full episode of the aviation lowdown. Last week was episode one, but I just sort of use that time to describe to you guys what I'll be doing with this thing over the next few months. I said described in the first episode aviation, it's sort of like one big family and here on the aviation lowdown. I wanted to feature some of the more interesting people that have been hugely inspiring to me and maybe to you and this first guest that we have in the series is certainly no exception to that. When I first came across this Facebook page, I distinctly remember that moment because all I wanted to do was take that link and just share it with everybody. I sent it to my friends on text, my personal page, Facebook, ATC memes, email, you name it. I just wanted everyone to know about this page. It was, it was hilarious. Oh Roger, we have so many acronyms in aviation. Don't wait. Is page features a video blog of a pilot, but it's not just any type of pilot. It's a puppet and he's the chief and only pilot of the infamous speed tape airlines. That's right. Coming to you and me via Skype here on the aviation. Low down. It's captain Roger Victor. How you doing today? Roger?
Speaker 3:
1:29
I have a great day. Thank you for having me on your, uh, on your podcast here. It's great to actually speak to you one on one, the guy on the other side of the headset and speed tape airlines as an airline that I think many people maybe my listeners are familiar with. Can you tell the listeners how long you been flying with speed tape airlines? Oh Man. I've been flying with speed tape airline since its inception back in, uh, 1981, I think it was. Wow. Maybe one 81. That's a long time. What kind of equipment you fly in these days? Broken once. Find broken equipment. We have primarily fly, you know, most of the regional fair, you know, the CRJ Z or Jay's, the dashes. Uh, some of them are interim twine and mixed at this point, you know, put a CRJ wing on the air. JC, how it works.
Speaker 3:
2:14
Is that pretty normal standard operating procedure to do stuff like that or not? Well, let's fiscally responsible. It's cost savings. Yeah. I watched a lot of your videos. A lot of them seem to come down to that fact. Coughs, cost saving effort. Is that always the case or it's something relatively industry standard, man, you know, safety is our primary concern right after profit. Right, right. My, I totally understand that. And you also have some sidekick people you work with to, I call them your psychics because they often support or maybe criticize something you're doing the raccoon guy there who's at Louie had done, I'm not going to tell lily, you call them that, but I can get him over here. If you want to talk to him, you might have two. You might have to if he's okay. A lowly. Oh God. Somebody had called you or at Coolum Guy.
Speaker 3:
2:57
He called me out. What was the a possum or fuck you up. Awesome. My name is Louis. I'm a Reco and you've got a problem with that. No problem at all. Okay. Okay, so it's a stand your lane. We'll do, we'll do useful. Okay. Louie, you sound like a lot of people who I know here out in Suffolk County, Long Island. Do you have any relation to people out here? Long Island? No. Staten Island may be maybe Staten Island. I can see that too. Yeah, he was sounding good dude. Thank you guys. It's a pleasure to have you. Bill mets. Yeah, here. Lily. Oh Louie, get lost at it.
Speaker 2:
3:34
Like I said, this is the aviation low down. We have no rules here. We just want to get people on the air and share their story. And Captain Roger. Victor, it's a pleasure to have you here with us today and of course there is somebody with their hand up your up your ass. I guess I could say. I don't really know how to describe that.
Speaker 3:
3:52
Well, that's fun. Again, delicately. Yeah. All up in my junk. I, it's kind of a constant thing. I actually saw a short video clip before we started this and I was a little bit a disturbed slash I don't if I was turned down, I don't know, something weird going on there, but I know it's strange. I've had the same feelings every day.
Speaker 2:
4:10
Yeah. It never goes away. I guess we're used to it after awhile. Yeah. Yeah. But uh, anyway, so I guess you kept your on your victory is sort of like the duo and so nice to see both of you here on the show and you probably, maybe you've heard of ATC memes and I think a lot of my followers, no, you guys simply through social media. No, Captain Roger, victor the, the videos were shared so much and I, I watched a few of them myself and I was blown away that one radio etiquette, that was my personal favorite. I'm sure you guys may be listening have seen this video, but essentially it really epitomizes a lot of the humor that ATC memes a used to do back in the day and still continues.
Speaker 3:
4:48
Do you know that's like, remind me, is that the one with the controller? Yeah, it's a controller. And it's funny too, because the backdrop is some like, I don't know, Washington center or something like that, but a, the controller is just given this guy a hard time because the premises, he's not paying his landing fees. Yeah, yeah. Come on Louis, the I, you guys totally, uh, you know, bitch me out. Well, I got pretzels.
Speaker 2:
5:15
I think his exact quote was, it's either you're pressurization or the landing fee, and he decided, well, you guys want to breathe, don't you?
Speaker 3:
5:21
Well, it comes down to that a lot, you know, and we do what we could do without pissing off the FISCO. Right, right. So try,
Speaker 2:
5:29
speaking of Fisco, I think probably one of your all time favorite videos amongst many of my fans and I don't know, maybe to me as well, but the acronym song,
Speaker 3:
5:38
that was incredible already. Yeah. So like breaking the wall a little bit here. Um, it's kind of
Speaker 2:
5:44
no captain Roger Victor. I mean, clearly this is a creative person. It's not somebody who's just gonna, you know, do their job and go home. Captain Roger, Victor's obviously stretching the boundaries and the envelope, no pun intended of creativity. So when talk about something like the acronym song, what kind of process goes into that? I mean, how long does it take to come up with something because that's,
Speaker 4:
6:04
are you asking me? Are you asking the guy?
Speaker 2:
6:07
I'm asking the captain Roger Victor Right there. Did the guy right there because at this point, I don't even know. You don't have to say
Speaker 4:
6:14
what do you think? So allow me to break the, the, the, the, the wall a little better. Right? So we'll call me a, what can we call me, Tim? Tiny Tim. The hand guy. Okay. Tanguy yeah. Well that sounds really bad, but yes.
Speaker 2:
6:27
So we're going to break that wall a little bit and I'm just genuinely curious because this is what I want to sort of like get into the mode of just learning. You know, the people who are involved and not necessarily getting detailed, but just what kind of process goes into creating something like captain Roger, Victor and specifically all those little numbers. It's incredible to me. And I was,
Speaker 4:
6:47
so the creative process is it's going to sound very underwhelming. It's things that up to me in the moment. It make me chuckle. Uh, and I write them down on a piece of paper for later to see if I could develop it. So the acronym song, I was on an overnight and we had some times. So my fo and I were out walking around and, uh, I just, I just started thinking about different acronyms. We, that, that we fly with and I'm wondering could have put that into a song. And, uh, the tune is an old, uh, and if you remember the show Animaniacs Oh yeah, I grew up on that stuff. Yeah. It was brilliant. Brilliant writing. So there's a carrot,
Speaker 2:
7:25
I'd say it's probably why I am the way I am today, by the way. My mom,
Speaker 4:
7:28
all of it is the greatest generation. We had Warner brothers cartoons.
Speaker 2:
7:32
Yeah. Violins and stupidity. And you know, basically our parents telling us,
Speaker 4:
7:36
have you watched that stuff? Your brain's going to rot. And we're like, no, it won't. Here we, here we are 40 years later. Yeah. And it actually creates some sort of create creativity. So there's a tune that one of the characters uses to sing all the countries of the world. And I thought it'd be funny if I could fit as many acronyms into that melody as possible. Yup. Yup. So got back to the hotel and you were sort of ways f Gee, I guess it wasn't that accurate. All right, sorry. I just spent a couple of hours writing it and then the next day I spent a couple hours refining it, bouncing it off of my IFO, poor guy. I kept seeing him versions of the song and he was being very polite and kind, but I could tell that he really wasn't interested.
Speaker 2:
8:16
Did the reviews critically get worse and worse between you and him? Where was he like he started out, you know, that's a great idea. And by the end of it he's like, you can't do that
Speaker 4:
8:24
one more desirable. It was irony is that he wasn't familiar with the original song, so, okay.
Speaker 2:
8:29
Yeah. And it's funny, I actually have to break it up into two songs. That melody, I recognize the melody and I recognize like the, the whole structure. But actually now that you say that, that is what that's from, and I can picture him. They there, there's a map and behind him and he's, he's pointing to the map with a baton or whatever that is. And I actually remember a sharing it to somebody because a, they thought I was actually good at geography, which I'm okay with it, but they sent it to me originally or I send it to them and they said, you know, this is a, this is Dave. When he's asked a geography question, I said, yeah, I wish. But no, now you say that. That's exactly what it was from. That's cool. Yeah. Cool. So how did you take it then to the, uh, the product, creating it, recording it and getting it out there, I guess.
Speaker 4:
9:09
So it's a difficult song to sing, I would think. It's the most difficult video I've made as far as I'm getting the audio down in the script. Most of my stuff that I do isn't scripted. Um, I liked it because lends to authenticity if I stutter a lot the scriptings but this needed to be on script. Yeah, I think I recorded it seven times. Okay. Um, and uh, it's one of the rare videos that the audio is dubbed. You know, most of my stuff is done live or recorded at the same time. This one was dubbed, so I recorded the audio seven times to get it right. And on the seventh time I still flubbed it and you can hear it in the actual video if you watch it. I flubbed at some point I started laughing but I was like, screw it. This is the best I'm going to get.
Speaker 2:
9:49
There's like a thousand people right now going on youtube and looking up at song and they're like, hey, I found the error dude. You know, it's of funny piece. At some point you can hear me laughing. Well it's not real like that. You don't bring in your own sense of self deprecating humor then what's the point? Right. So yeah, I mean, look, I, I'm a, I'm a pilot and want to be a perfectionist, but I'm also a pilot and I have a short attention span so I just want to, I want to get it done. I'm pretty sure that the short attention span is why I'm here right now talking to you, you know, with the ATC memes, that's, it just was born out of that whole idea of trying to get some expression out there, some creative energy out there. And you know, I worked with a bunch of partners too and these guys are so incredibly talented and just to bounce ideas off other people, like you mentioned with your CFO, that's so important I think to a, you're having some sort of feedback, you know, but
Speaker 4:
10:39
sponsor, it's wonderful and if things are better when I have feedback, I mean I've flown with some fos who, uh, think I'm weird as hell. A focus on the folks who are all on board. And, uh, there's one video I made 'em
Speaker 2:
10:51
he just whips out them up in and starts talking to ATC during like, you know, a 30 mile deviation. Is this dude put the puppet away, man, come on. That's not a picture puppet and never comes out in flight. That's, that's, that's the truth. He never comes out in flight. Right.
Speaker 4:
11:04
I think the last time I actually recorded with him in an actual airplane was a, I made a video. We made a video. It was, it, it was, um, the welcome aboard announcement. Okay. Yep. It was spoofing that there was a, I think it was a Delta guy called Captain Hollywood.
Speaker 2:
11:21
Yeah. Well, I guess when we send me that video, I think scheduling alley theatrical, it's going totally in on it. Right? Was that the yeah.
Speaker 4:
11:27
And, and to be honest, that's the video that because that video got out there, that's what it really inspired my character, Rodger. Wow. It was, I wanted to spoof that video. And, uh, so I kind of took the puppet to where he is now, so I can suppose that video, but the, the, that the announcement video came later anyway, the IFO is flying with was kind enough to record. He used my phone, he recorded
Speaker 3:
11:55
the Audio Ford and actually made the audio over the PA of the real airplane while we were parked. No passengers. Right, right, right, right. Trying to get that sound. Yeah. So you see, you're like me in the sense of the attention to detail. You know, it's funny because on some things I don't care, you know, whatever, it's not exciting. And then another thing is like when it came to making some of the audio stuff I did, I want it to be so accurate that I would go out and sample frequencies and like I was explaining before we started recording 400 hertz of the systems and stuff. And for you to get that cabin sound with the over the PA, that just demonstrates to me your attention to detail, you know, and that stuff that people definitely notice that type of stuff. For sure. Yeah. You know, and like, I don't know about you, but like I've said in the beginning of this thing, it always came off as very artistic and it seems to me that you're very, very attuned to those small attention to detail moments that really make it what it is.
Speaker 3:
12:48
Like I've seen pictures and video of Captain Roger Victor in the background. He's got the speed tape, airlines, a bumper sticker. And uh, I actually, I have a whole bunch of notes here. What, what was that? Yeah, fuck me. Okay. So is this like an intersection? Fuck me. You got to the head back over to Roger to explain that one. Okay. Yeah. Roger, can you explain to me what the fuck went? Fuck me. Intersection is, give us some long, people will look it up. Okay. Here's how it works. First off, I appreciate you finding the detail and that is 100% unabashed had product placement. That is what? That is her stuff. We can do it to airlines. Uh, suit me. I call it fruit mean not fuck me. Fuck me. Fuck me. Okay. You're an air traffic controllers. I don't know if you've ever been in a, in a, a contract dispute with the company?
Speaker 3:
13:33
I don't. I don't remember. No, I can't. You look under the armrests of aircraft and a lot of aircraft, you can pick up the RMS and people put graffiti down under there. I'm not condoning it, but some of that's funny shit. You'll see a lot of times f you pm 8:00 PM and that stands for can, can I cuss on your, on your, on your podcast? Yeah, go ahead. All right. It stands for fuck you pay me. Got It. So I made a video about a calculating the scent rates, you know, and I need to use an intersection. So I just created a suit me at it and eat because it's gotta be a five letter thing. Right? Right. So you pm fuck, you pay me. Wow. So, so that's what that means. Yes. My friends only like $5 direct to fuck me and hold. There's a clear message there.
Speaker 3:
14:19
So there's a certain irony when you are cleared to that intersection by a controller who's not letting you land because your airline didn't pay the landing fees. Yes sir. You guys are totally broke over there and no one's getting paid. That's awesome. Wow. You know, that's one of the first big gems that I was very curious about that now I have a perfectly logical answer to uh, to be described. You know, pilots generally know what that means, but I didn't think anybody else would. Yeah. Well it's funny, like I had no idea and this is the crossover from my ATC pilots. And uh, even during the acronym video there was stuff that, you know, admittedly, I don't like to think of myself as a huge nerd, but I kind of am. And I looked them up and I'm like, okay, that's what that means. Like I didn't, I didn't know the difference between a male and a what, what's the other one?
Speaker 3:
15:05
The uh, Mel CDL. CDO. CDO. I knew what an Mel was, but you know, commercial driving license. Yeah. I'm going to drop, you know, drop off some ups packages after I'm done flying the uh, passengers around. Do you know what it means or not? Cause I know if you got an ATC listeners, it stands for configuration deviation list. So I know it has to do with things that are basically broken in the aircraft and if you're qualified to fly it from what I understand, is that the case? Think about it this way. Emil's are things on the inside generally cdls or like a nose, nose, uh, main gear ferrings things on the outside. Okay. Structural components that can be missing. Now these are things that you don't necessarily need for safe flight. Is that the case? Yeah. Yeah. Like for example, if we have a window missing, you know, I'm just going to CDL that had gone right, right.
Speaker 3:
15:54
If the radios don't work then we're good. Stuff like that. Now we actually have a handheld. Okay. Yup. Every single base. Softly. If somebody comes in with a, you know, the bad VHF calm, we just give them the handheld and it works. There you go. It's a gym so nothing can get out. Now you guys have been on guard frequency for clearances before they'd go see the guard frequency. We have such a love hate relationship over at the ATC world, especially with memes running around with that. People on guard. And even through your videos, I saw the uh, uh, the satire based off of one to 1.5. What's your experience? A Captain Roger Victor using guard frequency for clearances. You ever do it for clearance? Has never used? No. But uh, you know, guard is, is interesting. Guard has a different personality depending on the time of day. If you notice that.
Speaker 3:
16:37
Oh yeah. So what's, what's the, what's the worst and best time to listen to guard frequency? Worst time is during the Superbowl because everything is like who has the score? What's the score? Score scores for crying out loud. People have Wifi. We don't need to go with the scores anymore. Yeah. Yep. I can see that being the case and, and best, that's the worst thing I ever heard was an actual a somebody who was reporting and a, uh, what they call those an ELT you'll to you. Okay. It was legit. They were recording an ELT. Yep. Yeah, the little [inaudible] and uh, he gets on call center on guard reports, Elt, next thing you know, and erupt. So all those damn guard Nazis, guard, guard, guard, guard cried out that she wasn't here for the right reason, man. Yup. Yeah. I honestly think even captain Roger Victor has led, do you guys have a, uh, a video dedicated to the guard frequency you got yet? Man, captain, right? You guys should, that'd be, that'd be absolutely hilarious because we'll end the radio etiquette. We addressed it a little bit. Yeah, you did. That's what made me think of it. It was so funny too. I actually had to rewind it and watch it again. Uh, I'm on my car. Okay. I have a one to 1.5 sticker and it looks like one of those marathons stickers. We sold them like radar contact for a while. But I get so many people who come on with me though, hey man,
Speaker 2:
17:50
you are a runner. I'm like, I have no, I have no idea what they're talking about. And then they're like hundred and 21 miles. Like Dan. I was like, yeah, and a half is that extra half that really makes it, I think the 121 wasn't that impressive, but, but uh, no. You know, I remember people trying to go on one to 1.5 to find Norto aircraft back in my days of ATC. And you know, sometimes they're successful, sometimes it wasn't. But that's really no joke man. People get on the guard frequency as the guard Nazis, guard police. It's just, it blows up and it just, once it starts, it never stops. It can go on for like 45 minutes to see him.
Speaker 4:
18:24
Well, I've been here, it's been told to me, it's been told to me by a pilot that the acronym song has been played over the Atlantic on guard.
Speaker 2:
18:32
I wouldn't be surprised about the, I've heard danger zone. So why not play the acronym song? You know, my Lord Danger Zone that I'm telling you that you are totally on to something with that acronym song educationally, they should pay you to captain Roger Victory. You should do some sort of academic tour to these flight schools. And I'm actually, I'm interviewing some people at Umd Embry riddle Purdue. This is all like down the pipeline. And I honestly think that that's the most creative, uh, entertainment based Song I've ever heard. So you should totally do it at those schools.
Speaker 4:
19:02
Well, they pay me, they want to hire me for, that's fine. I've actually talked a couple of airlines, they don't want to touch with a 10 foot pole. I don't blame him.
Speaker 2:
19:08
Now why is that because of your ranting online or because of just the notoriety.
Speaker 4:
19:13
Like what specifically saw the lights when the mayor held up and I hold up the mirror.
Speaker 2:
19:18
Yeah. You know, now have they sent you letters expressing this or you just kinda get the feeling like passive?
Speaker 4:
19:23
The only one airline actually contacted me about the content of the video and uh, they were 100% right. I was in the wrong and I apologized. And this is way, way early on. Wow. There's a, they're one of my earlier, one of the earliest videos that went viral. I was a song that Louis Sang. It's the deferred song, uh, deferrals. Okay. Verbal things. Verbal, the verbal things, right? Yeah. Louise sitting in the control on an airplane. He's like in their control room. Right. It's not a, yeah, it was the first video where you see our dispatch dispatch. Okay. That's what it was. Yep. Yep. And uh, and uh, well this little bit of the backdrop here, but for the backdrop of the video I used to be is the picture that we found online and uh, we thought we made it all, we blurt out everything. We had to blur out and we miss stuff. So the airline like logos and said, hey, you got our logo on your video. Could you please remove it? Yeah. That could possibly do it. Just throw it went up. It went up to the CEO of the airline too. I had a little bit of pride there.
Speaker 2:
20:25
Yeah, I understand. Now. Now have you since edited or taken that video down? I know the video is still on day, the same day. Is the video still opera or am I thinking of something different? Because I remember seeing that video.
Speaker 4:
20:35
No, it's up. The verbal things is up but not the original, the new one. I mean it was, it was put up about two hours after I edit it and it was up again two hours later.
Speaker 2:
20:45
Right, right. Yeah, she really, you're like me. You had no patients factor
Speaker 3:
20:48
of having to edit things. Like I'll wake up and want to get sued man. I know, man. It's crazy out there. We at ATC memes, so my partners and I have run this site and built it up, uh, as you have for actually a few years and in the beginning, you know, you're always going to get people who are kind of curious and then they come out of the woodwork and you get the haters and the hate mail. But occasionally you get stuff they kinda like, Kinda like freaks out a little bit, you know what I mean? So he's going to go back to the drawing board. We're like, all right, maybe we should change that up just, just a bit. Uh, I'm happy to report, it doesn't happen too often, but obviously like you guys are really popular. It's going to be just part of the game, you know?
Speaker 3:
21:25
But then I'll give a shout out to two airlines. A I'm on Twitter as well, right? Yeah, I'll give a shout out cause I like give him credit where it's due. Piedmont Airlines. Yep. Right. And Commute air every now and then we'll go back and forth in his playful banter and it's mutually respectful and, and I love it. That's great. Yeah, absolutely. They probably love you too. You know, regional guys have a sense of humor I think in this industry. I think it's the only reason why, uh, me and some of my friends are probably saying at this point is having that a diffusive humor, you know? But I mean, I remember even Delta because we used to use the light chop joke towards Delta quite a bit and uh, continued to this day, it's sort of been like synonymous with Delta. In fact it is, it's funny, I joke about it when I'm flying.
Speaker 3:
22:10
If you go to Google and you type in like shop and go to image search, it's a, it's all Delta Airlines. Like everything. Like I think the whole front page there is just gonna retire. You can die happy now. Yeah. It's like, so, uh, that was in the first year. It's like, how much should I revenue you guys make off the site? It's like, I dunno, five bucks. But we definitely made Delta synonymous with light shop. So my job is done. I'm retiring, see guys in Malibu, you know. But yeah, it was funny though because now to this day people will be like, what's what the lat chap joke, I don't get it. You know? And it just seemed to me at the time that every single delta flight reported like chop and that just stuck. And you know these running jokes, they never go away though.
Speaker 3:
22:49
They live so far in time. You know, it's just really funny to think. But uh, well when you think about our community, right? And you think about the things online that we have been put out there that a spoof us and you know satire like what ATC means does or we do your speech airlines, right? We are craving that sort of spoof. We are craving that sort of humor cause we are so, I don't know, we were trained to be uptight. We're trained to be right. You know, straight faced professionals all the time because the image in the image and the image of what a bile it should be and if you don't laugh in what we do, as stressful as being controller as I'm sure in a stressful is as living the life of an airline pilot. If we don't laugh, we're just going to become some bitter mother fuckers and we can't do that. Yep. No, it's true. Do you remember that Lego video live in the dream stuff? Oh that's one of the all time classics in that course. It is. That's like the gold standard by which all other aviation jokes are based. I agree that doesn't that, that guy's a yeah, absolutely.
Speaker 4:
23:46
Genius. Exactly. So like you talk about your life, Chapa, Delta, I compare that to live in the dream, you know, everywhere living the dream, right, right. Or, or that whole work, work, work, work, work, work, contract, work. That's amazing. That's desk pure comedy goal than we needed
Speaker 2:
24:03
district. It is. And I think too with social media, it's really impacted the way people approach comedy and satire because anybody can create it and kind of get it out there and make it propagate virally. And so one little idea can become seemingly famous, you know, overnight within one industry. It's so powerful. And the media, social media specifically, he's really made that possible. Like I'm talking to you right now. I tell people all the time, like when I talked to somebody who I think is creative and inspiring, it's just, it's the most fun thing I have, I do with my clothes on, you know? And so that's all been made possible through this. And through people who like you, they see the industry as something more than just a job. It's something, it's a way to express yourself in a way to have fun too, as well as be serious when the time requires it.
Speaker 4:
24:46
Yeah. I mean, look, we can, we can be, we can eat pranksters, we can be jokes as we can laugh, but we all know when, when the shit hits the fan, we know what do we know to do our jobs. Right.
Speaker 2:
24:57
Exactly. Now, how do you think that the, uh, the industry has changed over the past few years with things like social media? Like have you seen it be impactful to people's careers? I had a discussion with somebody the other day and they thought that that would actually be a great podcast. Uh, just does, I got a subject for maybe a whole episode or a series is how social media and specifically things like Facebook and Instagram and the post people make and the comments people make, how that affects their professional career. And I thought is you could write a book on that, you know, do you think
Speaker 4:
25:28
surely really the people, it's, it's a, you're talking about like the ability to be hired or
Speaker 2:
25:34
everything. I mean, the ability to be hired like the, the, the, the companies care what you post. I mean, obviously to a certain extent they do, but like when you get hired, did they check social media?
Speaker 4:
25:43
Oh yeah. So I'll give you an example. All right? Uh, I can't give too much. Here's here. Let's put it this way, right? Speed. Tape. Airlines, right. Operates for a mainland carrier, right? [inaudible] the mainland carrier made the news for something that wasn't good, right? Okay. And somebody, I don't know who it was online, took that video of picture caption of the video, put a meme next to it, made it out a meme and it went viral arc. Our company leaders. You know what? I'm going to break the wall. All right? Okay. A little bit. Smash it down. All right. Shin. Not saying who it was, but our company leadership put out a, uh, a memo that said, don't spread this. It hurts our mainline partner
Speaker 2:
26:30
and just went out to presumably everybody in the company.
Speaker 4:
26:33
Oh yeah. It was, it was a company wide memo. Right. And um, some people did, some people I saw my buddies on Facebook stills no spreading it. That's the effect. We social media.
Speaker 3:
26:45
It's instant. It's uh, it's not, you can't control it, right? Yeah. So very spontaneous what you post today and because it's also searchable when you post today can come back and kick you in the ass later. Oh yeah. So true. Now believe me, my, my nudes do that to me every morning when I know I'm kidding. But uh, you're absolutely, we've all seen them. I know they're not that bad. I wish I was a little more tan and some of them I'll admit, but uh, yeah, yeah, whatever you do, it can come back to haunt you. I guess that's sort of the bottom line with a lot of this stuff. And I can speak for myself too with some of the experiences I've had that yeah, occasionally, sometimes things don't really end up being the way you'd like them to have been. But ultimately I think now we have such a connection amongst people in the industry and in the world that it's like everyone is sharing the same ideas at once.
Speaker 3:
27:34
He got to be careful what you put out there because they'll know really quickly what you're thinking. Well, I'm gonna go back to Roger now. Let him, alright, so here's what I think. Okay, Roger, go ahead. Everyone. Every pilot out there to regional, every single one of them would jump at the opportunity to go to mainland, right, right. No one wants, no one goes to a speak Dave Airlines and say, you know what? This is a great career. No one says that. Because of that, there are people out there who either stay away from social media because they don't want it to haunt them later on, or they keep their social media so neutered, it might as well not have it right. You know, more there. You just keep your privacy settings is re, you know, ratcheted up as high as you can. Right, right. Because you bet your ass when your name pops up on a, on a, on a, a HR person's algorithm or our computer, right?
Speaker 3:
28:22
You know, they're looking for social media, they're going to Google your name and then to find this one little picture that's like the size of a week, then that they try to click and it says, sorry, this is private. And it's like barely what hope, you know, it's like two pixels and that's all I have in a name. And you're like, not really sure. You hit about and it says, you know, all it has is, or they're going to find your Facebook page, which you didn't protect it all and you're on there bashing your own airline, you know, talking about broken this and screw that. You know, and then they're not going to hire you because you don't seem like a nice person. Right. And so that totally would affect somebody in the industry, a of any of any caliber, not even one that has to do with safety, like aviation, you know?
Speaker 3:
29:01
And so yeah, like I think it's a great answer to a, to that question. It's just the end of the day, guys, for those listening, keep in mind stuff that you post, they might come back to haunt you if you ever want to get hired by an airline or did we do, you can create a poll. You can be critical of things. You just got to do respectfully. That's all right and creatively like, see what you've done. Captain grabbed your victory. You are the most creative singer I've seen in aviation, so there's a lot of out there, but I think that, like I said in the very beginning of this thing, some of the stuff that you've done has really, really changed the way I approach the satire myself. So keep doing what you do, Captain Roger. Really? Oh yeah, man, I didn't think I had that much influence. I think it's dangerous for, for, for me to have that influence. Well, it might be dangerous. I'm not, never said it was good. I'm just saying that it's inspiring. Hey, by
Speaker 2:
29:42
the way, while I, I'm talking about some of the airlines, can you explain to the listeners what speed tape is like the actual physical product that I heard, a lot of them don't even know what that is.
Speaker 4:
29:49
So imagine duct tape, right? That they really like, like tough duct tape you get, but it's actually covered in aluminum foil. [inaudible] more durable than aluminum foil. But you get the idea, right? It's, it's used, it's, it's a real thing. Maintenance guys use it all the time. And, and for everyone's sending me that picture of the American Airlines technician putting speed tape on the engine, the cell. Yes. I have seen the picture.
Speaker 2:
30:11
Oh Man. I could have, if I had a dollar for every one of those, you know, messages that had that picture, I'd probably be retired.
Speaker 4:
30:17
Right. Well, people send me all the time. I'll have their pictures of their planes all the time. All the time because it's a widely used thing and it's legit. Totally legit. But, uh, when you get on an airplane and you see a pen, if you're a layman, you're a passenger, you come on an airplane and you see what you think is duct tape and you'd be like, what the hell? That out loud. It works. It's not pretty right. It was exactly where, hey, we're not going for beauty. We're going for functionality. We've got a slogan here. Louise. Louise got a slogan. It's don't waste to screw when speed date. We'll do
Speaker 2:
30:45
you know, it's actually a video you have, isn't it? I saw it earlier. I think. Uh, David says, I can't remember why. Yeah, don't, what does it don't waste to screw when splint some speed. Paypal do. Yeah. That's incredible. I'm going to, uh, well you give me a new tattoo idea. I've been looking at, I don't know if I wanted to want that. You know, my next nude shoot, I'll have a tattoo of a referencing speed tape. Airlines on my back. Yes. Maybe I'll get it. I'll behind my thighs. Net reminds me something else. A halftime show at the Superbowl. I'm sure you watched the game. I saw you're a discussion about the airport. What the heck was, I wrote this one down too. Yeah, the Patriots. Okay. So I know they have a plane and I've seen that plane. They have to, I didn't even have two, seven 67 once painted up. Pretty one, not so much. Okay. Wow. And they're both based in New England, I'm assuming Massachusetts. So these guys, uh, haven't been providence, Rhode Island, is that right?
Speaker 4:
31:38
Yeah, from what I gathered the, they're both, I've seen them both in providence.
Speaker 2:
31:41
Okay. So it's in Rhode Island. But anyway, you were seeing to the viewers of that video that hey, I'm really happy for everyone involved here, patriots, you know, champions, et cetera. But uh, maybe you guys can buy a hanger now because, because, because it was a, it was blocking the taxiway.
Speaker 4:
31:59
Tell me, try not to get cancer. They put on towers at six, six techs with victor in between text way. So it's on victor in between texts with Charlie and runway three, four, seven 67 is parked out there by itself. Right, right. It just lacking the damn taxiway. It's completely just like the most pompous thing. You're like, take a look at my jet, you know, it's not like, it's not like as JFK or Boston or more, some are big. This is providence. Okay. That's the biggest debt that comes in there.
Speaker 2:
32:27
Well, maybe if they can't afford a hangar, they can afford an auxiliary taxiway to have all you pour. Innocent people going to go around the jet,
Speaker 4:
32:34
well just parked in the middle and some asphalt down somewhere else and not to be a hanger. Yeah. Yeah. So it's either one or two. They're either
Speaker 2:
32:40
gloating and showing off. Right. That's one. Yeah. Or they just don't care. I had my friend to wait for Damn Mason to push down the road so I could push my plane out. It's like, you know, that would be really funny. It's like, you know, a lawsuit, Mesa, the New England patriots or something. That would be a really fun, Gosh, that'd be funny. Um, you know, everyone down there, it's like writing ideas for a new, a new comedy skits or something like that. But, uh, I'm looking through my messages. Right. And somebody sent me a picture about, I dunno, a few hours ago and it has a picture of that plane. Well, one of them now I know there's two and the tail has the five trophies on them, right? What are those Lombardi trophies? Okay, now they have six. So the, it's not going to fit, I don't know where they're going to put it.
Speaker 2:
33:23
They're going to have to probably add a second tail, are going to have to buy seven, four. I was going to say they have to buy a bigger plane. That's the only answer to this. So they've been able to figure it out though. They'll put that plane on the runway. They won't even close the tax through the clothes, the whole runway this time. So yeah, I mean, Lord and I don't look like you don't fly, so it's, no, it's just, it's just, it's one of those things that just ticks me off, especially when it's so predictable like that, if he can call it out to the point of it being a predictable occurrence, that's pretty, uh, pretty bad actually. It's just me. There's a note of them. There's a notice that the text was closed. Again, we watch out New England patriots are playing on the taxiway.
Speaker 2:
34:02
They're planning. They had parked. I don't want it, you know, I'm not not saying anything if they did or didn't, but those tires don't look fully inflated. That's why it's like the, a joke that ATC memes posted, it has a picture of the plane and it's got like the little cutaway that zooms into the tire and it's like clearly like completely flat. Just check those tires. Great minds think alike. Well, I saw another one today that, uh, I guess it was last night. I shared it from NFL memes. These guys are hilarious, but I didn't know that's the thing. Yeah, there's actually a few competing sites. It's probably more complex than we realize, but there's, that's how this stuff always is. Right? But there's an ATC means a post that shared NFL memes and it had a rams plane, but it's not a rams plane. Somebody did like a quite poor job photoshopping this stuff.
Speaker 2:
34:54
They left the slogan, it was like the world on time or something. Uh, who is that fed in Beta? Right. Clearly it says the world on time in the front of the plane, but then there's like this poorly oriented rams logo and it just says the only touchdown. The rams had an Atlanta and it has a plane on the tab. That's harsh. But that was shared actually a Brian Kelly from the points guy actually reached out to me if he could share that. And he, he, um, actually he did share it and I saw it and I reached out to him. That's what had happened. And I said, hey man, thanks a lot for this, that you ever want to be on this podcast. I'm just, I'm doing. And he actually got back to me. He said, yeah, hit me up. Uh, this is our, our media liaison. I'm like, wow. That mean went totally viral and people, yeah.
Speaker 4:
35:39
Said media liaison. He's got immediate liaison.
Speaker 2:
35:42
Well, I don't know if he actually used that term, but my vocabulary is a little bit, uh, you know, it's a little bit out of control.
Speaker 4:
35:47
Absolutely. We need a media liaison now on your, my media liaison.
Speaker 2:
35:52
But, uh, no, a great guy. Great. I don't have you guys ever, I didn't ever heard of uh, the points guy or Brian Kelly, but these guys, what he did is he basically took like all these airlines and tried to find the best way to maximize your airline points and it was a blog. They just went totally viral and super helpful. So check it out if you'd ever had before the points got frequent flyer miles stuff. It's exactly what it is. Yeah. And they're not like paying or anything. I just, I genuinely think it's an awesome site. Yeah. It's called the points guy, but that's what it is. Just frequent flyer miles and stuff like that. So
Speaker 4:
36:20
that's cool to know. That way it can become a platinum gold played a titanium alloy passenger.
Speaker 2:
36:25
Exactly. Yep. That's it. So anyway, the fact that he shared a meme from ATC memes was pretty amusing to me. Well,
Speaker 4:
36:33
you know what happened to me this week with that I found out that British Airways, I wasn't supposed to say I don't care anymore. What am I means in one of their safety publications?
Speaker 2:
36:44
Really? Wow. With, with you? With captain Roger. Victor. Picture of my face. Damn, that's cool. Yeah. Now, by the way, I have to break the wall for one second temporarily. I mean you guys can go join in this, but how did you get into the, this whole ventriloquist thing? I mean, was it just like one day you wanted to work with Captain Roger Victory? I mean,
Speaker 4:
37:05
it wasn't the right to sell. So just sit your stay. Listeners know we're talking to 10 now. You'll notice my real voice is a bit lower than Rogers is. Hey Tim, what's up man? Hey, no, I don't do ventriloquism I can't do that. Can't throw them a voice. But I do puppetry. I've been doing it, uh, as an amateur since I've been a kid. Uh, it's a long story. Are going to keep it short. Next door neighbors had kids our age, so we'd be over there playing a lot. They had a lot of old, a muppet puppets, right? So we grew up, um, cause they had kids that were, I have siblings are younger than me, so they, they had siblings also younger than them. So we, we just grew up together and I would put on puppet shows for him. Wow. Uh, and then as I grew older and I went, you know, and I moved out of the house, my next door neighbor came over and gave me one of the puppets as a good, it's like a going away present and uh, you know, she said, never forget to be silly. Right. [inaudible]
Speaker 4:
38:03
guys, this little Kermit puppet with me. Yup. And uh, come about a year and a half ago, my wife, uh, married to God a kid. Yeah. I'm happy with that. Uh, she found this random puppet at a thrift store, um, and she had gotten from me for like $2, and I looked at this puppet and I thought, wow, if I throw a mustache on him, comb his hair back and give him a suit, he could be a pilot.
Speaker 2:
38:28
See, so you were telling me the most famous puppet and all of aviation was a $2 thrift store purchase. It was a steel man. This puppet
Speaker 4:
38:36
is worth a lot more than that. So, I don't know, donated them to the thrift store or who you know, dumped in there. But uh,
Speaker 2:
38:43
it's like a Macklemore song waiting to happen right there. That's good. That's real good. Yeah. I mean the mustache is, it's not just with the whole like aviation, uh, thing. I go, Oh, who's an airline pilot? Mems had the calorie caterpillars going on with solely the mustache. Funny to me. That guy is so funny, man. But he puts caterpillars and everything. So anyway, when I saw captain Roger Victor, I thought to myself, well, he's got the mustache. That's half the battle right there. Well, you can't be a pile of that. The mustache. Yeah. It's a requirement. You know, it is a requirement. That requirement solely had a pretty epic mustache, right. As he sort of the gold standard of a and aviation. Yeah. Did he have any sends it off? I know he's a copilot. Did, what was his name? I'm drawing a blank in his copilots name ever. Wow. Dude. That Jeffrey Skiles Skiles right? Yeah. It's, it's so, so low of me tippy.
Speaker 4:
39:32
Oh by the way, you'll notice in some videos, Roger has a, a an fo who's off screen. Oh, okay. I did those names. Name is Jeff and that's an homage to Jeffrey Skiles.
Speaker 2:
39:42
Jeffrey Skiles was a man, that guy, like he doesn't seem like somebody who would be really reactive towards that whole story. But like he didn't, he didn't really get a lot of the, you know, the notoriety and the credit. Uh, that's solely did of course. But there was all this, the Buzz Aldrin Syndrome in that. Yeah. Yeah. The team effort, you know.
Speaker 4:
39:58
Yeah. It was a hundred percent team effort. And actually yeah, Sally was at the stick and Sally was the captain. The captain gets all the credit, but behind every captain out there, and we're going to go serious now behind every captain isn't, so making sure the cap is not fucking up. Yup. Yup. And at times you really need that. I felt there were times that I needed the fo cause you know, it was a long day or something and sure. And part of your brief and it's gotta be, you know, if you see something, say something, don't care, you should not care that I'm wearing four bars. Right. You know, you speak up if you have a better than idea than I do you say it.
Speaker 2:
40:31
What do they call it? A CRM crew resource management. Yeah. Behind that I was reading a crazy story about, I believe it was Korea air or one of the Asian carriers in the 80s and they had a really, really poor track record for crashes and they brought in some American companies to do CRM and what they had done was actually made the flight crews speak English. I don't know the details of the story, but I guess the psychology behind it was that, well, once they were in a foreign tongue there, power distance had shrunk quite a bit. You know what I mean? It was because they were hard to become the leader of an organization or a cockpit when you couldn't speak that well. So I guess they just all made them suck equally and then they were okay. But I guess it levels the playing field a little bit as you know.
Speaker 2:
41:10
But here's the, the miraculous thing was like, their safety records went crazy. They were so good by the 90s, they had practically no crashes that were being referenced to that in the 80s, you know, the pilot error type stuff. So yeah, I mean if you Google that, there's probably tons of information, but I always thought that was like one of the coolest things. It's a great bar story. You know, it's like what's interesting, tell me something cool that people are always like, damn, that's pretty interesting. It's like, yeah. Is, well, we taught them to speak English. Yeah. Well that they use, um, like feet internationally, right? Like flight levels, fight flight levels. They're not everywhere, but mostly, yeah, mostly they do. Yeah. Um, I guess flight levels are technically not really feet, but you know, it's the, it's the standardization. So whatever works there. This is how funny that we use the imperial system throughout the whole, but anyway, I did,
Speaker 4:
41:56
it's funny that the entire world is metric except for aviation.
Speaker 2:
41:59
Yeah. That's what I mean. You know, because what they were speaking in English and the guys in the FAA or whatever was at the time thought it would be a good idea. But
Speaker 4:
42:05
I think it's cause everyone modeled their system off the American system. I think that's just what it was. And I mean the earlier on the manufacturers were American, I'm guessing, you know the big ones.
Speaker 2:
42:14
So like in you fly to like Japan and you get an altimeter setting cause that settings in inches of mercury, it's still interested. Less skills. Do you use Pascal's? Okay. Yeah, that's why I was curious about,
Speaker 4:
42:24
well you know, I actually, I haven't flown to Asia have fun. Um, you know, in my ga days I have flown over to Europe, a lot of flipping through Africa and there it's Hector, Pascal's Q and h, Q IFE, you know.
Speaker 2:
42:36
Right. And, and that's all like you can enter that in obviously seamlessly, right into any, any plant, assuming that, you know, the plane is flying internationally, it'll take the best cows are millibars they just call him [inaudible]. Right. I will always go there. It's like, you know, it's literally the same number I guess, but they just call it things differently or cute. Like what does it Q, Q and h. Yeah. A lot of the controller trainees didn't know what Q and h. Well, I actually didn't know what that meant until I, somebody asked me and they're like, you better look that up. Yeah, never forgot it.
Speaker 4:
43:03
How the hell did I end up a Q and h and my hackronyms song? Oh Man. Well, you know, you've got to do its part to man. Part two has got to come up. Part two. There's going to be one, uh, not acronyms, but there's going to be something different. And the similar format though.
Speaker 2:
43:17
Got It. Got It. Now just to shift the tide back to Captain Roger Victor Real Quick, um, hey Roger, do you have any particular ATC memes video or meme that you really like? Um, you can tell me that they all suck too. That's
Speaker 4:
43:32
no man. I'm got offended again for your viewers. Hi, this is Roger. Hey Roger viewers, listeners. I mean, yeah, let's, I, I've, I've seen a lot of your stuff back on and off, back and forth over the years. And there's one, there's two that stick out to me. One is the overweight passenger and the plane, the nose coming off the ground. And I, I just crack up at that all the time. You know why I'd say why he looked at these new seven 37 is out there. They've got a kickstand on the back. Right, right, right. The moment you designed a plane that needs a kickstand, you have failed. That's, he was kind of going towards the heavier side. Well true. I mean like you got the south three 40 has one of those kickstands to the seven 37, 900 and think it is has that the moment you're playing needs that you have failed, that play needs to go by by, in my opinion. So that cracked me up. Other one was what? I was just watching it before your podcast. Was it? It was,
Speaker 3:
44:32
uh, was it the eight as you were saying? I think, um, some of the latest recordings just record. Well, you put out one during the shutdown and that was funny as hell. Yeah. La going crazy. La, they're like, you might notice that the wall facing Mexico is built 30 feet higher. I thought it was for San Diego. Was it? Uh, think that was the la Los Angeles. Yeah, I knew some friends there and I wanted to poke fun at them, uh, because the guy liked pizza a little too much. And here's the other, I remember, I remember now it was the a on the landline one. Oh yeah, yeah. Well it because we don't know what the hell you're doing and we just think you're ignoring us and that's exactly what we imagine is going on. They're talking about, you know, the uh, sports statistics and sorry guys on this, on the landline, say again, you're on the phone with a telemarketer or something.
Speaker 3:
45:19
Yeah, right, right. You have no idea. But, uh, I was just curious about that. I always appreciate the feedback and like I said, I've done that with some partners and uh, we always bounce ideas off one another. It's maybe somebody comes up with some sort of idea and then I do a lot of the audio stuff. You guys can probably get the gist of that through my voice. Most of the stuff is featuring my voice, so it's like lower your voice and raise your voice a little bit in pitch so you can get different voices. Yeah, I'll do that and like, like occasionally I'll drop it really down like that, but sometimes I'll do the, the stupid student pilot like this, you know. Oh my Lord. Oh my Lord. Get Out of the Bravo. Yeah, out right. We don't want you here who endorsed you seriously. The one of the all time, most popular ATC meme skits ever was the one where the pilot is, or just to controller rather is working, are really, really busy sector and there's like 50 planes and you can hear them just like asking for a d side, which is like an assistant and they just totally going down the crapper and then all of a sudden this Cessna calls up and he's like, oh, hi senator.
Speaker 3:
46:19
This is that in that member one, two, three, eight break Papo we'd like to do 55 practice approaches with that. No gyro or approach and sell nab. It's like, what? You got to be kidding me? You know, I was so pissed once in Nashville, Nashville did that to me coming in in a jet, you know, very one 45 it's our last leg and they put a diamond, not even a twin diamond diamond in front of us on a practice approach. Who Fam a parallel runway for crying out loud. Do it there. Yeah. Yeah. Well it's, it's, it's what happens, you know what I mean? But those little guys will slow guys. Sometimes they throw a wrench in your plan, I guess, as they say. But even the citations, they used to call them slow tations. I don't know if pilots called in that too, but the controller there, she's taking bricks.
Speaker 3:
46:59
Yeah, that's a new way to put it. But I like it. So like ducks, they're weird looking plains does. I mean not, not like the citation 10 that's a sexy aircraft, but a different slash pose and the Mustang. Those were were just strange gains with the 25 and all that stuff. Yeah, man, just there. I mean they're just different classes of jets, you know, most people are surprised to hear what they travel, uh, at speed wise. So yeah, it's always something different, you know, but the controllers have to sort of know aircraft, uh, characteristics obviously cause you can get it, but also airline to have one
Speaker 2:
47:30
of the running jokes with ATC memes is for example, how fast southwest climbs and how they always ask for direct. It's like, you know, you get these guys direct and I vaguely remember from my time in training from the center how some people really, really did. Actually, it's not like you use it to separate traffic per say, but it's like something to be aware of. It's like these guys are maybe maybe the train differently or they handle their planes a little differently. So that's like very real, you know?
Speaker 4:
47:54
That's actually good to know. I mean, like we, we know on the ground, like if you get behind a southwest plane, they're going to book it and while taxiing, yeah, they're really behind in American Airlines, they're going to go slow. Painfully slow.
Speaker 2:
48:07
Yep, exactly. Um, uh, well while I have you on the show, I'm just kinda curious, do you guys have any merchandise for sale? I know you actually mentioned your store, but a be my guests like to advertise for a, you know, for the
Speaker 4:
48:18
listen, love this part. We're going to try to make money. So yeah, we have a pilot shop are a website is speed tape airlines that come okay. Speed through. For example, there's a link there, talk pilot shop and mainly right now we got to lanyards available. Cool. We got some uh, cruise stickers with different sayings, slogans on them. Awesome. Or newest is a no yoga in my galley. That's the newest one. That's good. Only if they're wearing meme sectional pants and they can do it though. I'm going to know what, I can't wear your sex. No pets. I have no feet. It could be a problem. It's all right. We will talk through yoga pants, but I have no fee,
Speaker 2:
48:59
you know, I will do that. I will contact our suppliers and see if they can make custom yoga pants for Captain Roger Victory. I will know that this was going to be the greatest crossover of all time.
Speaker 4:
49:08
You know, we'll send you guys some land years as a thank you. Yeah. Uh Oh wait, we got him there and we got different products coming soon. Uh, people have been asking for stuffed captain Roger Victor Dolls. Oh, that'd be cool. Is that you guys want to go to bed with me, which is fine and weird and I'm all mom on board with that. Hey, you know, I don't judge. Oh, I'm,
Speaker 2:
49:27
I'm all on board with that. Yeah. And luggage tags are coming too. That's cool. So a whole bunch of cool fun stuff at uh, their, their website, their, what's the link one more time and the right down here, I can speak tape, airlines.com it's easy enough. [inaudible] dot com and if you go to captain Roger, victor.com and just send you the same place, same place you've got to redirect going on. Yeah. That's, hey, that's so cool to build a brand like that. And if you see people wearing your lanyards, it's a cool feeling. I was actually at the Baltimore airport a few months ago and I ran into a pilot. I was actually with my wife and the pilot came up to us and he recognized me and he said, are you the guy from ATC memes? Then I said yeah and my wife happened to have, we were coming up from Florida and Miami or something and she had a bikini on with the stuff with the sexual charts in the pilot. Your, your wife was wearing a bikini at the airport? No. Well, it's a long story. No, I'm kidding. She was fully clothed, but she happened to have it in a carry on and so we'd like whipped it out. Okay. And this pilot was so enthused and I think he, uh, I, he like got a Selfie with me. We just kind of weird, you know, because I don't see myself like that at all. But then people around you are like, who's this guy
Speaker 4:
50:33
that's actually happened to me twice? Do that. So cool planes. Yeah. Um, so, so what happened with you in the airport? In Canada? Right. And I saw this young lady in a flight suit and she was a, she, she worked for [inaudible] air ambulance thing and the king air yet, but she was the students. Is that the crew who tell her we were at, so I asked if I could take a picture of her from my Facebook page. Right. Okay. And that when I approached her, I did not, well, I didn't approach her. Tim approached her. Right. You know,
Speaker 2:
51:04
and were you jealous by that? I mean, he does always have his hand, sort of.
Speaker 4:
51:07
No, I'm in front of, most of the time I have no clue what's going on. I have no idea. So I just hear murmuring. Right. But, uh, the moment she saw me, it was like, I could have been Tom. I could've been like the Beatles. Right, right, right. It was like that kind of like squeal. Yeah, I was, I was shocked. And she got so excited. She actually went left, put on makeup, came back from the picture. Damn. Yeah. Another time I was a dead heading on a, on a flight. Right. And that decided to buy the crew donuts. Okay. Because, you know, it could be a long day, whatnot. So it's cheap. And I bought him donuts.
Speaker 2:
51:44
Maybe you were in Texas too. I've been there a few times and they love donuts.
Speaker 4:
51:47
What is about that place? Uh, so on the box of donuts I wrote, you know, thank you for a safe flight. Now signed the box, Captain Roger Victor. And when I handed it to the CFO, the CFO was like, are you the guy? Are you him? Right. You know, and then, then Tim took me out of the bag and the guy's face was just wow. And yeah, like I said, it's an amazing thing because we don't see ourselves that way.
Speaker 2:
52:10
No, not at all. You know, I just see myself making, like I always tell people, basically Dick Jokes on the Internet with the occasional reference deviation. You're the voice of the pilots. I'm like, no, I'm a guy with a puppet. I'm a guy with a puppet. Yeah, don't worry dude. That's so cool though man. I mean the, and I totally get it and it's only going to keep growing for your page because you guys do some of the most, uh, like I said, it's just, it's so new and exciting and something does well. There's always stuff going on so there's always stuff to spoof. What do you have coming up? Do you have any planned, uh, kind of, kind of wrapping it up here? What do you have planned for the future? Any immediate or long term plans for what you're going to do with captain Roger Victor and speed?
Speaker 4:
52:49
Well, we're doing it. We're doing something with the AOPA coming up. [inaudible] uh, I've been talking to some companies over in Europe, there to work with them. But, uh, as far as videos go, I was trying to, I've been trying to film something for the last month where there's not been cooperating. Something about spotting Aircrafts. I want to go out and go spot some aircraft and uh, the weather just been been bad.
Speaker 2:
53:09
Yeah. Actually we were texting earlier today and uh, I was really kind of into that whole idea. You said something literally to the effect of the winds aren't really working for us today. So like,
Speaker 4:
53:18
yes, if you're not landing the way I need it in the land.
Speaker 2:
53:20
Yeah. So again, to my listeners, this is another example of how this guy, his attention to detail is what made this possible. Like you can't, you cannot be like, Eh, whatever. Let's see what happens. You have to be really, really into that and you clearly are.
Speaker 4:
53:34
So I look forward to that. Not embarrassed to walk around with a puppet at a hotel or
Speaker 2:
53:38
terminal. Yeah. Hey, you can even meet, meet some a women that way apparently. So
Speaker 4:
53:42
works in some offers, which is kind of flattering in sick at the same time.
Speaker 2:
53:48
There's something out there for everyone. Let me just say that. So, but, uh, wow. Captain Roger, Victor and the whole team. Uh, and of course the, the man who, what, what name did we choose for you today? With Tim? We're going to go with two, Tim. Okay. I couldn't remember if that was your real name or not a, it's not, I don't think. But the point is this guy's, uh, it's been a pleasure to have some of my favorite aviation comedy on the aviation load down. It's kind of funny to say because people, a lot of times they referenced ATC memes, but I don't see us that way that often. I look for inspiration through all this stuff and this guy's the real deal.
Speaker 4:
54:21
So you guys, you guys have been awesome. I mean, if it wasn't for the humor that you bring, I also want to give credit to the, uh, to the living the dream guy with the leg. I have no idea who he is.
Speaker 2:
54:31
You're listening. Come forward because I like to get you on the show too, right? We should get all you guys on the show. That'd be hilarious. All the aviation satire people that'd be,
Speaker 4:
54:40
I know where he's working now because I was speaking to a recruiter who hired him. Wow. But I don't know his name. And he uh, yeah, the wild for that video. If it wasn't for the kind of humor that you brought to the ATC side of it all, you know, we wouldn't have speed tape airlines. So I'm in awe of what you do.
Speaker 2:
54:59
Well, I'm totally a really kind of humbled by that because I think you guys are, are so much more accomplished in certain ways. I mean, doing, doing the whole bit and making meat, making moves, making memes as I always say. So. But uh, but hey, it's been a real pleasure man. And Day. Any, any famous last words or advice for the listeners you want to share? Yeah, Roger, come over here.
Speaker 4:
55:19
So just remember everybody when in doubt, just asap. It
Speaker 2:
55:25
when in doubt, just asap. It that sort of like an air traffic here when in doubt, just at sapping. Same at the same thing. Really? Yeah,
Speaker 4:
55:32
that's, that's the [inaudible] is the asap
Speaker 2:
55:34
for air traffic control. Yep. It's just the reporting system. So I'm, I'm sure you guys sort of have that volunteer reporting system. That's where asap is, right? Yeah. Same thing at SAP asap. It's more acronyms you could add to your next version or the stadium's just asap. It busted asap. It sounds good to me, but all right, you too. It's been a real pleasure here. And on behalf of the aviation low down, this was actually been the first full episode and I had a lot of fun. I hope you guys did to bounce some ideas off each other and learning what it's all about. So thanks and we'll talk to you guys real soon. Hey guys, remember it's aviation load down.com. Make sure you subscribe to this. Tell all your friends, even if you don't like us, we don't really care. Just share it, man. Aviation's one big community. Keep it alive through the satire, through the sharing of information and through passion. As I always say. So this is Ello David Lombardo signing off here with Captain Roger Victor, episode one, aviation, lowdown daycare.
Speaker 5:
56:36
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