Anybody seen this movie? It’s about a 17 yr old kid who successfully passes as a Pan Am Pilot, a Doctor (a supervising doctor nonetheless), and a lawyer, all with no experience and no knowledge of the skills of each profession.
In the end of the movie, it says the guy and the FBI agent who caught him are still friends today, and as such implies it was a real story... How the fuck does ANYBODY pass as an Airline pilot without knowing how to fly? A copilot is responsible for talking to the ATC, charting out the routes, putting the frequency in the radio nav equipment, calling out the altitude when landing and a whole host of things no one could ever learn to do just like that. He would surely get caught tryin gto do the co pilot's job, but he didnt. Same thing as a doctor. When he saw the FBI agent in his apartment he acted as if he were a secret service agent as well. He said the trick was to focus the other person's attention on the 'pin stripes' - in other words, when you look like a pilot, act like a pilot, and focus the persons attention in something else, you wont get caught. F. ex., when he was doing his supervising doctor at the hospital, he was called to treat a bad patient. He had no idea how to treat anything. But he acted like a doctor, and he simply ascked one of the doctors on duty for his opinion, and then asked the second doctor if he concurred. He then said 'That's very good. Well, it seems Im not needed here anymore. Carry on.'
Anyhow, he managed to act as these things and never get caught by the airline, the hospital, or the law office he worked for. I cannot believe anyone would be able to do this.