Troubled JetBlue pilot from Mequon is USM alum
You know what airlines don’t like? They don’t like pilots using the radio to broadcast their mental breakdowns. Especially when their mid-flight babbling includes such statements as “things don’t matter,” or “we need to take a leap of faith,” or “we’re not going to Vegas.” No, they don’t appreciate that. Nor do they appreciate their pilots sprinting through the cabin hollering about terrorism, religion, and explosives. They tend to frown on that sort of thing. Another thing they don’t like is when vigilante passengers are forced to apprehend unstable pilots mid-flight with seat belt extensions and zip ties. Yeah, they’re not real big on that.
I think we’ve all heard about the JetBlue pilot (pictured above) who went bananas on a flight from New York to Las Vegas a few days ago. For those of us who haven’t, his name is Clayton Osbon, 49, and he’s facing federal charges for reportedly running through the cabin of of the New York-to-Las Vegas flight screaming about terrorists, al-Qaida, Jesus, and 9/11.
But wait, there’s more. The guy is from Mequon, Wisconsin, born and raised. Oh, you knew that already? Did you also know that he went to University School of Milwaukee? Apparently rich people go crazy every once in a while, too.
Fun fact: His father, Ronald O. Osbon, was killed in 1995 plane crash with his business partner on their way to the Bahamas where they were going on an expedition for a sunken treasure. And Ronald was flying the plane.