some funny aviation stories

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    some funny aviation stories

    anyone who doesn't know what an SR-71 is...bear with me.
    (or consult Google)


    SR-71 pilot stories:


    I heard a Cessna ask for a readout of its ground speed."90 knots" Center replied. Moments later, a Twin Beech required the same. "120 knots,"
    Center answered. We weren't the only ones proud of our ground speed that day as almost instantly an F-18 smugly transmitted, "Ah, Center, Dusty 52 requests ground speed readout." There was a slight pause, then the response, "525 knots on the ground, Dusty." Another silent pause.
    As I was thinking to myself how ripe a situation this was, I heard a familiar click of a radio transmission coming from my back-seater. It was at that precise moment I realized Walt and I had become a real crew, for we were both thinking in unison. "Center, Aspen 20, you got a ground speed readout for us?" There was a longer than normal pause.... "Aspen, I show 1,742 knots" (That's about 2004.658 mph who don't know)
    No further inquiries were heard on that frequency.

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    In another famous SR-71 story, Los Angeles Center reported receiving a request for clearance to FL 600 (60,000ft). The incredulous controller, with some disdain in his voice, asked, "How do you plan to get up to 60,000 feet?
    The pilot (obviously a sled driver), responded, "We don't plan to go up to it; we plan to go down to it." He was cleared.
    I thoroughly disapprove of duels.
    If a man should challenge me, I would take him kindly and forgivingly by the hand
    and lead him to a quiet place and kill him.
    -Mark Twain

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    During a commercial airline flight a Air Force Pilot was seated next to a young mother with a baby in arms.
    When her baby began crying during the descent for landing, the mother began nursing her infant as discreetly as possible.
    The pilot pretended not to notice and, upon debarking, he gallantly offered his assistance to help with the various baby-related articles. 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 breast feeding 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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    So are you flying an SR-71? If so, I'm impressed. I still flying my Cessna 172SR!
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    lmao...guess that was kinda vauge

    no my ground speed is about 90knots too still
    I thoroughly disapprove of duels.
    If a man should challenge me, I would take him kindly and forgivingly by the hand
    and lead him to a quiet place and kill him.
    -Mark Twain

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    I always love the look we would get when we refered to other aircraft as cargo.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JonInNY View Post
    So are you flying an SR-71? If so, I'm impressed. I still flying my Cessna 172SR!
    I don't fly it but I fly in it. Here is my brothers Robinson R-44 RavenII in my parents backyard.





    He also flys a Cirrus SR-22 Turbo. Has his place in line for this little beauty too. I believe he is placeholder 211 for the Cirrus Vision SJ-50 VLJ. Unit #1 rolled off the line last month. He should be in his by November 2009.




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