In 2006, Capt. Patrick Hart was deadheading (flying in uniform but not at the helm) on a Gulfstream International Airlines flight from Orlando to Miami when things got a little bumpy.
"I step up to the plate, and I get my head chopped off," he said as he and Capt. Kenny Edwards, a plaintiff in another whistleblower suit against the company, waited for the jury to deliver a verdict Tuesday afternoon.
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