I haven’t said much about this as yet, although I cannot describe how angry it made me.
Nicole C. Naugler called Al’s employer and complained the other day. This is basically what she said. She accused Al of flying very low over her property and “scaring her children” and taking photos.
Here’s what happened. Al made a comment someplace in response to Nicole insisting that their property is all neat and tidy that it didn’t look that way from the air.
It doesn’t look that way from the ground either.
From that one comment, Nicole and Joe went apeshit and concluded that Al is flying his helicopter over their property to spy on them.
Al is a medical evacuation helicopter pilot. He flies for a private, for-profit company that is not, contrary to Nicole’s complete misunderstanding, contracted by Breckinridge County for anything. Lots and lots of his flights involve flying from one hospital to another. What happens is that a patient in Hospital A has some condition that needs to be treated in bigger, better-equipped Hospital B. So Al, along with a nurse and/or medic or two, flies the patient there.
Sometimes, he flies to the scene of an accident and air-lifts a patient from the site.
These are emergency flights. They are extremely expensive, as Nicole would know if she’d ever needed one, since it’s a private company and they don’t do it for free.
He does not get up there in an expensive helicopter and doodle around doing whatever he pleases. He can’t, even if he were so inclined.
For one thing, his altitude limits are very strictly defined. He cannot fly lower than a set minimum (300 feet during the day, I think – if I’m wrong, he’ll correct me). He also flies a set path.
It just so happens that the direct flight path from one hospital that his company services and another hospital also serviced by his company (Hospital A and Hospital B) lies directly over the Naugler shitstead.
For another thing, in most cases, he is flying a patient and time is of the essence. He flies in a straight line, the fastest route possible.
Al’s helicopter, if I understand it correctly, is computer-controlled to a large extent. I’m here to tell you that flying a helicopter is hard to do. There are both hand and foot controls, and all four do different things. That’s something like playing a Bach invention on a full-pedaled organ; both hands and both feet simultaneously playing different melodies. To compound it, if you screw up one of the lines, you don’t just get some sour notes, instead the helicopter crashes.
But basically Al gets the helicopter into the air at the correct altitude, punches in the coordinates of where he’s going (Hospital B), the GPS takes over and the computer flies the helicopter and then Al lands it.
He does not deviate from his flight path. If he were to do that, his employer would know about it in a skinny minute because they use GPS tracking on all their pilots. It’s a safety thing. If he went down, they want to know where and when and why.
They have recordings of every flight he’s ever made. They record not only the flight path, but the time of departure, the time of arrival, his flight speed and his altitude.
So, has Al Wilson flown over the shitstead?
Yes, he has.
So have other pilots with the same company. Al doesn’t work all the time. There have been lots and lots of flights right over that property at all hours because it’s on the flight path from Hospital A to Hospital B.
Now then, do Joe and Nicole expect Al to fly the damned helicopter with his eyes closed? Of course he’s seen the shitstead from the air. More than once.
What he’s never done is take a picture. He’s flying a fucking helicopter, not sight-seeing.
Joe can’t quit though. He has to embellish some more. He says that Al flew so low over their property that he could see Al’s face.
That is a lie.
It’s not a mistake. It’s not a “I thought I did.” It’s a flat-out lie.
Al knows it. I know it. Joe knows it. And I assure you, Al’s employer knows it.
There’s a photo, taken right from Al’s employer’s website, of what a pilot looks like flying. That’s what Al wears when he is flying at a minimum altitude of 300 feet above the ground.
If he landed right in Joe’s yard, Joe still wouldn’t have the slightest idea who the pilot was until the person got out of the chopper and took off his/her helmet.
Let me tell you what normal children do when they see a helicopter fly over. They wave. They might shout. They get excited. They love it. Normal children do that. They aren’t afraid of helicopters, unless they’ve lived in some war-torn country and seen attack helicopters. If the Naugler children were frightened by a helicopter, then they are not normal and Joe and Nicole might ought to figure out what is wrong. And they should probably get them used to seeing choppers because their property is right on the fucking flight path.
We see helicopters fly over our property a good bit. The truth is that I have no idea who they are. I can’t tell what the logo is on them from the ground. And neither can Joe and Nicole.
But armed with nothing, Nicole called and bitched and looked like a perfect fool. Is it any wonder that the locals are learning to despise this couple?
Al’s employer did not give Nicole “intimidations and threats.” Nobody did. They just ignored Nicole.
Let me explain something right here and right now. I have seen the shitstead from the ground and it’s a shithole. It looks like a third-world refugee camp. There is trash and debris all over the place. It is not tidy and neat. It’s a shithole. It’s real estate that looks like Nicole’s hair.
I am not saying that to harass and intimidate anyone. I am saying it because it is the fucking truth. It’s not defamatory. It’s a fact. It’s a trash-strewn dump.
But what I’m mostly interested in is Nicole’s last question.
If he’s not doing anything wrong he has nothing to Worry about, right?
Al has nothing to worry about and hasn’t had anything to worry about and laughed about the whole thing.
But Nicole tried to have him fired. That’s all this is. She attempted to sabotage his means of making a living. She and Joe had absolutely no idea when she called that the employer tracks all this stuff. She thought she could just bitch and complain and he would get in trouble.
She attempted to make it impossible for Al to earn a living.
Think about that.
I never want to see her yammer about how she doesn’t call employers again, because she does. This isn’t the first time she’s done this to somebody. She would absolutely call my employer and Lisa’s and Deb’s if we had one.
But her question is this.
If he’s not doing anything wrong he has nothing to Worry about, right?
That goes for Joe and Nicole too, doesn’t it? Isn’t turnabout fair play? If they are doing nothing wrong, why in the hell do they get so worked up about anyone who says anything negative about them? Why?
If they aren’t doing anything wrong, then they have nothing to worry about.
But it would seem to me that the person who did something unethical, unprofessional, criminal and downright corrupt and evil is Nicole C. Naugler, who runs a dog-grooming business called the Blessed Little Grooming Company in Radcliff, Kentucky. She called a man’s employer and knowingly lied about him in an effort to have him fired.