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Accounts of exchanges: airline pilots and control towers around the world! (TOO FUNNY!)
Private Email | DECEMBER 10, 2004 | Unknown

Posted on 12/10/2004 2:44:08 PM PST by CHARLITE

Accounts of actual exchanges between airline pilots and control towers around the world.

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Tower: "Delta 351, you have traffic at 10 o'clock, 6 miles!"

Delta 351: "Give us another hint! We have digital watches!"

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"TWA 2341, for noise abatement turn right 45 Degrees."

"Centre, we are at 35,000 feet. How much noise can we make up here?"

"Sir, have you ever heard the noise a 747 makes when it hits a 727?"

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From an unknown aircraft waiting in a very long takeoff queue: "I'm f... ing bored!"

Ground Traffic Control: "Last aircraft transmitting, identify yourself immediately!"

Unknown aircraft: "I said I was f... ing bored, not f... ing stupid!"

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O'Hare Approach Control to a 747: "United 329 heavy, your traffic is a Fokker, one o'clock, three miles, Eastbound."

United 329: "Approach, I've always wanted to say this... I've got the little Fokker in sight."

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A student became lost during a solo cross-country flight.

While attempting to locate the aircraft on radar, ATC asked, "What was your last known position?"

Student: "When I was number one for takeoff."

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A DC-10 had come in a little hot and thus had an exceedingly long roll out after touching down.

San Jose Tower Noted: "American 751, make a hard right turn at the end of the runway, if you are able. If you are not able, take the Guadeloupe exit off Highway 101, make a right at the lights and return to the airport."

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There's a story about the military pilot calling for a priority landing because his single-engine jet fighter was running "a bit peaked."

Air Traffic Control told the fighter jock that he was number two, behind a B-52 that had one engine shut down.

"Ah," the fighter pilot remarked, "The dreaded seven-engine approach."

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Taxiing down the tarmac, a DC-10 abruptly stopped, turned around and returned to the gate. After an hour-long wait, it finally took off.

A concerned passenger asked the flight attendant, "What, exactly, was the problem?"

"The pilot was bothered by a noise he heard in the engine," explained the flight attendant. "It took us a while to find a new pilot."

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A Pan Am 727 flight waiting for start clearance in Munich overheard the following:

Lufthansa (in German): "Ground, what is our start clearance time?"

Ground (in English): "If you want an answer you must speak in English."

Lufthansa (in English): "I am a German, flying a German airplane, in

Germany. Why must I speak English?"

Unknown voice from another plane (in a beautiful British accent): "Because you lost the bloody war."

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Tower: "Eastern 702, cleared for takeoff, contact Departure on frequency 124.7"

Eastern 702: "Tower, Eastern 702 switching to Departure. By the way, after we lifted off we saw some kind of dead animal on the far end of the runway."

Tower: "Continental 635, cleared for takeoff behind Eastern 702, contact

Departure on frequency 124.7. Did you copy that report from Eastern 702?"

Continental 635: "Continental 635, cleared for takeoff, roger; and yes, we copied Eastern... we've already notified our caterers."

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One day the pilot of a Cherokee 180 was told by the tower to hold short of the active runway while a DC-8 landed. The DC-8 landed, rolled out, turned around, and taxied back past the Cherokee.

Some quick-witted comedian in the DC-8 crew got on the radio and said, "What a cute little plane. Did you make it all by yourself?"

The Cherokee pilot, not about to let the insult go by, came back with a real zinger: "I made it out of DC-8 parts. Another landing like yours and I'll have enough parts for another one."

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The German air controllers at Frankfurt Airport are renowned as a short-tempered lot. They not only expect one to know one's gate parking location, but how to get there without any assistance from them.

So it was with some amusement that we (a Pan Am 747) listened to the following exchange between Frankfurt ground control and a British Airways 747, call sign Speedbird 206.

Speedbird 206: "Frankfurt, Speedbird 206 clear of active runway."

Ground: "Speedbird 206 Taxi to gate Alpha One-Seven."

The BA 747 pulled onto the main taxiway and slowed to a stop.

Ground: "Speedbird, do you not know where you are going?"

Speedbird 206: "Stand by, Ground, I'm looking up our gate location now."

Ground (with quite arrogant impatience): "Speedbird 206, have you not been to Frankfurt before?"

Speedbird 206 (coolly): "Yes, twice in 1944, but it was dark, -- And I didn't land."

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While taxiing at London's Gatwick Airport, the crew of a US Air flight departing for Ft. Lauderdale made a wrong turn and came nose to nose with a United 727.

An irate female ground controller lashed out at the US Air crew, screaming:

"US Air 2771, where the hell are you going?! I told you to turn right onto Charlie taxiway! You turned right on Delta! Stop right there. I know it's difficult for you to tell the difference between C and D, but get it right!"

Continuing her rage to the embarrassed crew, she was now shouting hysterically: "God! Now you've screwed everything up! It'll take forever to sort this out! You stay right there and don't move till I tell you to! You can expect progressive taxi instructions in about half an hour, and I want you to go exactly where I tell you, when I tell you, and how I tell you! You got that, US Air 2771?"

"Yes, ma'am," the humbled crew responded.

Naturally, the ground control communications frequency fell terribly silent after the verbal bashing of US Air 2771. Nobody wanted to chance engaging the irate ground controller in her current state of mind. Tension in every cockpit out around Gatwick was definitely running high.

Just then an unknown pilot broke the silence and keyed his microphone,

asking: "Wasn't I married to you once?"


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Political Humor/Cartoons
KEYWORDS: airlinehumor; airlines; commercial; controltowers; conversations; crew; landings; pilots; takeoffs
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1 posted on 12/10/2004 2:44:10 PM PST by CHARLITE
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To: CHARLITE

I read a story a long time ago about a pilot who would say to the tower in Biloxi "Guess who?" After this happened a few times, someone turned off the runway lights and said "Biloxi; guess where?"


2 posted on 12/10/2004 2:47:01 PM PST by annyokie (If the shoe fits, put 'em both on!)
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To: CHARLITE

Great Stuff!


3 posted on 12/10/2004 2:48:24 PM PST by aviator (Armored Pest Control)
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To: Conspiracy Guy
Now that's funny!
4 posted on 12/10/2004 2:49:43 PM PST by secret garden (Heaven goes by favor. If it went by merit, you would stay out and your dog would go in.)
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To: CHARLITE; Americanwolfsbrother

Love them funny as heck... especially the dreaded 7 engine approach comment.


5 posted on 12/10/2004 2:51:40 PM PST by Americanwolf (Democratic Underground... Digital Crack for the the loony left.....Hey troll! Put the pipe down!)
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To: Americanwolf

I was hoping someone would explain that one to the rest of us nonaviators...


6 posted on 12/10/2004 2:53:23 PM PST by secret garden (Heaven goes by favor. If it went by merit, you would stay out and your dog would go in.)
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To: aviator

We need a smile or two these days! I had a good laugh at this and have copied to send to a few friends so they, too, can enjoy it!


7 posted on 12/10/2004 2:54:17 PM PST by Andika
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To: CHARLITE; mhking; MeekOneGOP; trussell; atomicpossum
This is hysterical, I'll haul some friends in.

Once upon a time there was Braniff Airlines, and God only knows why they decided to paint their planes in pastels. Powder blue, blushing pink, all that kind of stuff. The Love Field airport people in Dallas had a good time. One Braniff pilot asked if he could make take-off and was told, "Yes, dear. Ta-ta!"

8 posted on 12/10/2004 2:55:10 PM PST by xJones
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To: secret garden
The military plane was a single engine aircraft.

The other plane had 7 engines.

That one cracked me up. ;o)

9 posted on 12/10/2004 2:55:28 PM PST by dixiechick2000 (President Bush is a mensch in cowboy boots.)
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To: CHARLITE
"Germany. Why must I speak English?"

Unknown voice from another plane (in a beautiful British accent): "Because you lost the bloody war."

They  do have a tendency to forget that at times.

10 posted on 12/10/2004 2:56:41 PM PST by Radix (This Tag Line is completely self referential, except for the part where you are mentioned.)
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To: CHARLITE
"Speedbird 206 (coolly): "Yes, twice in 1944, but it was dark, -- And I didn't land."

hehehehe!!

11 posted on 12/10/2004 2:57:12 PM PST by luv2ndamend
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To: dixiechick2000
Oooooh, now I get it! Thanks DC!
12 posted on 12/10/2004 2:57:38 PM PST by secret garden (Heaven goes by favor. If it went by merit, you would stay out and your dog would go in.)
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To: secret garden
B-52's have eight engines.
13 posted on 12/10/2004 2:57:57 PM PST by OSHA (Actual DUer-I am so proud and excited! Let the recount and Inauguration of President Kerry begin!)
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To: HairOfTheDog; Inge_CAV; AnAmericanMother

funny fly stuff:')


14 posted on 12/10/2004 2:58:06 PM PST by CindyDawg (Hey aclu... Merry Christmas! Merry Christmas! Merry Christmas! :'~))
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To: CHARLITE

This is hilarious!
I'm gonna send it off to
hubby to pass along to
his old squadron buddies.

Thanks for the post, and
the laffs. ;o)


15 posted on 12/10/2004 2:58:07 PM PST by dixiechick2000 (President Bush is a mensch in cowboy boots.)
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To: secret garden

You're very welcome. ;o)

Actually, I should have said
7 working engines.


16 posted on 12/10/2004 2:59:25 PM PST by dixiechick2000 (President Bush is a mensch in cowboy boots.)
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To: CHARLITE

bump for later...


17 posted on 12/10/2004 3:01:08 PM PST by Lx (If dolphins are so smart, why do they live in igloos?)
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To: secret garden

My guess is the pilot of the fighter jet was in either a single engine (f-16) or duel engine jet (f-15) if their engines are not working properly they become nothing more then a heavy piece of metal defying gravity and losing. where as the B-52 has eight engines. and if it is minus 1 it can still fly as long as it has fuel..

Basically the fighter pilot was saying... Oh yeah his emergency with 7 engines is going to be more dangerous then my semi function fighter... with a lot of tounge in cheek. :)

the fight jock always think they take precident over all other military aircraft... the are also notoriously stingy about how their aircraft are... I have seen pilots try to have there jets grounded due to the smallest problems, but that is for another thread...(btw to all fighter pilots out there.. I know you all are not like that, just the air force ones...) (j/k ... love all you guys thanks for the service.)


18 posted on 12/10/2004 3:01:35 PM PST by Americanwolf (Democratic Underground... Digital Crack for the the loony left.....Hey troll! Put the pipe down!)
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To: Americanwolf

I am learning quite a bit this evening. All I knew about planes before was that I needed benadryl to fly without white knuckles. Thanks!


19 posted on 12/10/2004 3:04:05 PM PST by secret garden (Heaven goes by favor. If it went by merit, you would stay out and your dog would go in.)
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To: xJones; PhilDragoo; devolve; Happy2BMe
haha! Airline humor!


"TWA 2341, for noise abatement turn right 45 Degrees."

"Centre, we are at 35,000 feet. How much noise can we make up here?"

"Sir, have you ever heard the noise a 747 makes when it hits a 727?"



20 posted on 12/10/2004 3:04:45 PM PST by MeekOneGOP (There is only one GOOD 'RAT: one that has been voted OUT of POWER !! Straight ticket GOP! )
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