Actual Exchanges Between Pilots and Control Towers

TOWER: “TWA 2341, for noise reduction 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 ever heard the noise a 747 makes when it hits a 727?” ************************************************************ FROM AN UNKNOWN AIRCRAFT WAITING IN A VERY LONG TAKEOFF QUEUE: “I’m…

Are You Serious? 2

[9.] I just got off the phone with a freshman Congressman, Bobby Bright (D) from Ala who asked, “How do I know which plane to get on?” I asked him what exactly he meant, to which he replied, “I was told my flight number is 823, but none of these planes have numbers on them.”…

Are You Serious?

I hope that these are jokes, but unfortunately, I seriously doubt it! The really, REALLY scary thing is that some are elected representatives and –eeeeewwww– WE put them in office. A DC airport ticket agent offers some examples of ‘why’ our country is in trouble: [1.] I had a New Hampshire Congresswoman (Carol Shea-Porter) ask…

Israel’s new ‘Cutting Edge’ Airport Security

TEL AVIV, Israel. The Israelis are developing an airport security device that eliminates the privacy concerns that come with full-body scanners. It’s an armored booth you step into that will not X-ray you, but will detonate any explosive device you may have on your person. Israel sees this as a win-win situation for everyone with…