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Air Canada tells pilots to stop looking at porn in the cockpit... again!

Taking their “Sit back, relax, and enjoy the flight” instructions to a lascivious new level, Air Canada pilots have been reprimanded (again) for ogling porn in the cockpit. And allegedly they've been doing it for years. 

According to a internal bulletin from last September (recently uncovered and published by CBC), Air Canada management warned pilots that if they do not cease hiding, and even displaying, explicit imagery on the flight deck, they may get fired or face criminal charges.

"I am disappointed to have to raise this issue once again but we unfortunately have some people that have yet to understand the message", read the memo, which was directed at horned-up pilots who operate the airline's Embraer aircraft.

As it turns out, that was the second warning in four months; in May 2013, a separate memo also addressed the issue, which was first identified six years earlier by a female pilot who spotted inappropriate material in a plane's cockpit. 

​“The fact that porn IS still present and… very much on the minds of the individuals that fly the EMJ [Embraer], should ring alarm bells for your department as much as it does for me", the unnamed pilot wrote in an email to the airline last August. 

Little good the warnings seemed to have done, though; more offensive material was reportedly uncovered in February of this year. Seriously, dudes, pull it together. The flight can't be that long. And what's with the old-school centerfolds? Don't you guys carry iPads on board? 

To make matters worse, the material may also have posed a safety risk -- you know, other than distracting the dudes FLYING THE PLANE. According to a health and safety officer, “Pilots are stuffing paper material inside compartments where there is electrical wiring".