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Doc Bryant

Short Final for 5 April 2004

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From those wonderful folks at AVweb.com., your twice weekly source of things newsworthy in the aviation arena....Short FinalOverheard in the pilot's lounge, a student pilot receives a briefing over a speakerphone...Pilot: I've never flown into there before. Do you have anything you can tell me aside from the weather?Briefer: The windsock is inoperable. (pause)Briefer: Apparently their wind is out of service.Doc BryantObviously, the airport in question is not in West Texas.

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Always must have an alternate in flight operations.A plane was taking off from Kennedy Airport. After it reached a comfortable cruising altitude, the captain made an announcement over the intercom, "Ladies and gentlemen, this is your captain speaking. Welcome to Flight Number 293, non-stop from New York to Los Angeles. The weather ahead is good and, therefore, we should have a smooth and uneventful flight. Now sit back and relax - OH, MY G-D!" Silence followed, and after a few minutes the captain came back on the intercom and said, "Ladies and Gentlemen, I am so sorry if I scared you earlier; but, while I was talking, the flight attendant brought me a cup of coffee and spilled the hot coffee in my lap. You should see the front of my pants!" A passenger in Coach said, "That's nothing. He should see the back of mine!" Almost potty humor, isn't it?Best regards.Luis

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I would say it was very close indeed.....!I wonder if he shall try to sue his employer for providing coffee that was dangerously hot.And speaking of coffee that reminds me. Eons ago, when I was shuttling hither and yon (both points served by Ahhhmurrican Airlines if you recall) I was aboard a MD-80 that had just been put into service. The stewardess in First asked me what I wished to drink whilst watching the parade of steerage class passenger go by. I asked for a cup of coffee. She replied that I would really be happy as the aircraft was brand new, so the coffee should be far better than typical airline fare.The coffee was presented to me with a flourish. (Note today you can hardly get any food items while in flight, much less a flourish.) The doe eyed stewardess looked at me for approval as I sipped.My eyes met hers....and I replied..."Send this damn airplane back, the coffee makers have been put aboard pre-unservicable.""The Captain and the First Officer liked theirs!" she replied. "Well of course they did," I countered, "Captains like airline coffee as they are not charged for it. First Officers like it because it's served as a prelude to a dating opportunity.""Well if this was a Boeing 727, what would the Flight Engineer say?", she asked."On this airline he would say, "No thank you. I am not old enough to drink coffee yet."Doc Bryant

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