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06-16-2012, 01:28 AM #11
haha that was fantastic...little scary but fantastic
06-17-2012, 12:53 AM #12
ive seen this before. Last time it was said to be from UPS pilots so who knows. still funny every time it pops up though. thanks!
06-20-2012, 05:01 AM #13Banned
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- Houston, Texas / Paris, France
Allegedly the German air controllers at Frankfurt Airport are renowned as a short-tempered lot. They, it is alleged, 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."
06-20-2012, 01:30 PM #14
06-23-2012, 03:52 PM #15
06-24-2012, 12:21 AM #16
Not to change the subject but with all the humor implied in the OP it reminds me all the "squawks" that were handed to me when I had an airplane on leaseback to a flight school years ago. The unfortunate part is that most of the instructors were unwilling or unable to learn how an airplane works mechanically. This only leads to misinformation being passed onto the student. Which in turn leads to AMAZING stuff later on. I chose not to fly with most of the instructors and students.fair is what you pay to go to where the pigs race
08-26-2012, 11:11 AM #17
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