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Aviation Humor

Postby AZPilot » Thu Apr 15, 2010 3:43 pm

Air Traffic Control & Pilots...
Tower: "Delta 351, you have traffic at 10 o'clock, 6 miles!"
Delta 351: "Give us another hint! We have digital watches!"
Tower: "TWA 2341, for noise abatement, turn right 45 degrees."
TWA 2341: "Center, we are at 35,000 feet. How much noise can we make up here?"
Tower: "Sir, have you heard the noise a 747 makes when it hits a 727?"
From an unknown aircraft waiting in a very long takeoff queue: "I'm bored!"
Ground Traffic Control: "Last aircraft transmitting, identify yourself immediately!"
Unknown aircraft: "I said I was bored, not stupid!"
O'Hare Approach Control to a 747: "United 329, 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."
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."
A DC-10 had come in a little hot and thus had an exceedingly long rollout after touching down.
San Jose Tower: "American 751, make a hard right turn at the end of the runway, if you are able. If you are not able, take the Guadalupe exit off Highway 101, make a right at the lights and return to the airport."
Pan Am 727 flight, waiting for start clearance in Munich, overheard the following conversation:
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?"
An unknown voice from another plane (in a British accent): "Because you lost the bloody war!"
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."
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 slide, 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."
The air controllers at the Frankfurt Airport in Germany are renowned as a short-tempered group. 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 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 impatience): "Speedbird 206, have you not been to Frankfurt before?"
Speedbird 206 (cooly): "Yes, twice in 1944, but it was dark. And I didn't land!"
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 rant to the embarrassed crew, she was now shouting hysterically: "God! Now you've screwed everything up! It will take forever to sort this out! Stay right there and don't move until 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 US Air pilot 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 around Gatwick was definitely running high. Just then an unknown pilot broke the silence and keyed his microphone, saying:
"Wasn't I married to you once?"

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Postby MarkGoolie » Fri Apr 16, 2010 6:49 am

Very funny!!!


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Postby drseti » Fri Aug 03, 2012 7:38 pm

Moving this thread to the Aviation Humor forum.
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Re: Aviation Humor

Postby designrs » Wed Jan 02, 2013 12:35 am

Words from a Pilot.....During a commercial airline flight an experienced Air Force Pilot was seated next to a young mother with a babe in arms. When the baby began crying during the descent for landing, the mother began nursing the infant as discreetly as possible.

The pilot pretended not to notice, and, upon disembarking, he gallantly offered his assistance to help with the various baby-related items.

When the young mother expressed her gratitude, the pilot responded, "Gosh, that's a good looking baby, and he sure was hungry!"

Somewhat embarrassed, the mother explained that her pediatrician said that the time spent on the breast would help alleviate the pressure in the baby's ears.

The Air Force Pilot sadly shook his head, and in true pilot fashion exclaimed,

"And all these years, I've been chewing gum."

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Re: Aviation Humor

Postby AJChenMPH » Mon Jul 21, 2014 10:42 am

Heard this yesterday after I landed -- the LearJet who landed right after us either came in hot or touched down further than anticipated...

LearJet: "...come on, come on...don't roll into the EMAS..."

Tower: "Yeah, that'll otherwise be really expensive."

Heard about a week ago as I was doing pattern work:

Tower: "Frontier XXX, cleared to push back, taxi alpha, charlie, bravo, cross 16 at charlie."

Frontier acknowledges, and apparently because there had been a pretty lengthy delay...

Tower: "Any frozen pizza left?"

Frontier: "Sorry, all gone."

My CFI: "Hey, we wanted pizza!"

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Re: Aviation Humor

Postby designrs » Sun Aug 31, 2014 6:11 am

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Re: Aviation Humor

Postby Jack Tyler » Sun Aug 31, 2014 9:24 am

"And all these years, I've been chewing gum."

That one made my day...
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Re: Aviation Humor

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