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    Quote Originally Posted by skydiverdriver2 View Post
    True. People in the cabin have no idea what a good landing is. When I was a first officer, one of the flight attendants came up to the cockpit after we landed and asked who did the landing. I said it was me. She said it was really nice. Then she looked at the captain and said, "your's suck!" I then explained to her that he had gusty winds on his approach, and he put it on the centerline in the touchdown zone. For some reason, ignorant people think that smooth landings are somehow "good." Of course, there is never any time to educate people while you are working.
    Explain to her what your auto responses as a FO to a CPT is :
    Nice Landing sir
    It must have been a Gust
    And ........
    I will take the fat one

    After repeating these standard responses say to her - well I guess I get you tonight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shrek View Post
    Explain to her what your auto responses as a FO to a CPT is :
    Nice Landing sir
    It must have been a Gust
    And ........
    I will take the fat one

    After repeating these standard responses say to her - well I guess I get you tonight.
    What if I'm the captain?

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    Quote Originally Posted by skydiverdriver2 View Post
    I hate to sound mean, but does anyone have a good solution for when a private pilot asks a demeaning or perhaps accusatory question after you landed and he was on your airliner? I've had them ask about my landings, whether I had thrust reversers, did I land downwind and one claimed I had a near miss during cruise. Don't they know that airliners are operated very differently from light aircraft? I try to be nice, but I've heard of some going to the FAA and making complaints. I've had them scare other passengers during flight as well! I try to answer their questions, and never mind an honest one, but some are so arrogant and you can tell they are trying to trap you. I recently had one tag me in the airport bathroom! Can't I get a minute alone!

    Thanks in advance for your help.
    Just thank them for flying with you and decisively motion for them to keep walking.
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    Quote Originally Posted by acaTerry View Post
    Maybe it's the old CFI in me but I'm rather happy to explain things to them. If they are being an ass in their questioning, I can make them look stupid by turning some questions around at them.

    Great answer.
    I'm still at the stage that I genuinely smile when I'm at the door.
    it's more annoying to me when FA's come in and ask you about the landing and then go like (hands waving) Capt so-so alwaaaaaays does smooth landings...

    yeah whatevah.....

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