Jokes & anecdotes


    The President of a Commercial Airline said to one of his executives - a retrieved Air Force officer: "There is something odd about you this morning. Yes, I know what it is. For the first time, since I have known you, you have left off your medals".
    The man looked down at his chest: "Oh, shit!" he cried, "I've forgotten to take them off my pajamas!":D


    Here are some real examples of airline attendants anouncements:

    "There may be 50 ways to leave your lover, but there are only 4 ways out of this airplane..."

    After landing: "Thank you for flying Delta Business Express. We hope you enjoyed giving us the business as much as we enjoyed taking you for a ride."

    As the plane landed and was coming to a stop at Washington National, a lone voice came over the loudspeaker: "Whoa, big fella. WHOA!"

    After a particularly rough landing during thunderstorms in Memphis, a flight attendant on a Northwest flight announced: "Please take care when opening the overhead compartments because, after a landing like that, sure as hell everything has shifted."

    From a Southwest Airlines employee.... "Welcome aboard Southwest Flight XXX to YYY. To operate your seatbelt, insert the metal tab into the buckle, and pull tight. It works just like every other seatbelt, and if you don't know how to operate one, you probably shouldn't be out in public unsupervised.

    In the event of a sudden loss of cabin pressure, oxygen masks will descend from the ceiling. Stop screaming, grab the mask, and pull it over your face.

    If you have a small child traveling with you, secure your mask before assisting with theirs. If you are traveling with two or more small children, decide now which one you love more.

    Weather at our destination is 50 degrees with some broken clouds, we'll but try to have them fixed before we arrive. Thank you, and remember, nobody loves you, or your money, more than Southwest Airlines."

    "Your seat cushions can be used for flotation, and in the event of an emergency water landing, please take them with our compliments."

    Once on a Southwest flight, the pilot said, "We've reached our cruising altitude now, and I'm turning off the seat belt sign. I'm switching to autopilot, too, so I can come back there and visit with all of you for the rest of the flight."

    "Should the cabin lose pressure, oxygen masks will drop from the overhead area. Please place the bag over your own mouth and nose before assisting children or adults acting like children."

    "As you exit the plane, make sure to gather all of your belongings. Anything left behind will be distributed evenly among the flight attendants. Please do not leave children or spouses."

    "Last one off the plane must clean it."

    And from the pilot during his welcome message: "We are pleased to have some of the best flight attendants in the industry... Unfortunately, none of them are on this flight...!"

    Heard on Southwest Airlines just after a very hard landing in Salt Lake City: The flight attendant came on the intercom and said, "That was quite a bump and I know what ya'll are thinking. I'm here to tell you it wasn't the airline's fault, it wasn't the pilot's fault, it wasn't the flight attendants' was the asphalt!"

    Overheard on an American Airlines flight into Amarillo, Texas, on a particularly windy and bumpy day. During the final approach the Captain was really having to fight it. After an extremely hard landing, the Flight Attendant came on the PA and announced, "Ladies and Gentlemen, welcome to Amarillo. Please remain in your seats with your seatbelts fastened while the Captain taxis what's left of our airplane to the gate!"

    Another flight attendant's comment on a less than perfect landing: "We ask you to please remain seated as Captain Kangaroo bounces us to the terminal."

    An airline pilot wrote that on this particular flight he had hammered his ship into the runway really hard. The airline had a policy which required the first officer to stand at the door while the passengers exited, smile, and give them a "Thanks for flying XYZ airline." He said that in light of his bad landing, he had a hard time looking the passengers in the eye, thinking that someone would have a smart comment. Finally evryone had gotten off except for this little old lady walking with a cane. She said, "Sonny, mind if I ask you a question?" "Why no Ma'am," said the pilot, "what is it?" The little old lady said, "Did we land or were we shot down?"

    After a real crusher of a landing in Phoenix, the Flight Attendant came on with, "Ladies and Gentlemen, please remain in your seats until Capt. Crash and the Crew have brought the aircraft to a screeching halt against the gate. And, once the tire smoke has cleared and the warning bells are silenced, we'll open the door and you can pick your way through the wreckage to the terminal."

    Part of a flight attendant's arrival announcement: "We'd like to thank you folks for flying with us today. And, the next time you get the insane urge to go zipping through the skies in a pressurized metal tube, we hope you'll think of us here at US Airways."


    Gay Flight Attendant

    I once was on a plane where I was served by an obviously homosexual male flight attendant. At one point, he bounced over to where I was sitting and announced "The Captain has asked me to announce that he will be landing the big scary plane shortly, so if you could just put up your trays, that would be great."

    I did as he had instructed but the woman sitting next to me did not. A few moments later, our flight attendant came back and said to her: "Ma'am, perhaps you couldn't hear me over the big scary engine, but I asked you to please put up your tray so that the captain can land the plane." She still wouldn't comply.

    Now he was getting angry and asked her again to put up the tray. She then calmly turned to him and said: "In my country, I am called a princess. I take orders from no one."

    Our flight attendant replied: "Oh yeah? Well in MY country, I'm called a queen and I outrank you, bitch, so put the tray up!"


    That joke made my day!:lol: :lol: :lol:

    Santa and the FAA

    Santa Claus, like all pilots, gets regular visits from the Federal Aviation Administration, and the FAA examiner arrived last week for the pre-Christmas flight check. In preparation, Santa had the elves wash the sled and bathe all the reindeer. Santa got his log book out and made sure all his paperwork was in order. He knew they would examine all his equipment and truly put Santa's flying skills to the test. The examiner walked slowly around the sled. He checked the reindeer harnesses, the landing gear, and even Rudolph's nose. He painstakingly reviewed Santa's weight and balance calculations for sled's enormous payload. Finally, they were ready for the check ride. Santa got in and fastened his seat belt and shoulder harness and checked the compass. Then the examiner hopped in carrying, to Santa's surprise, a shotgun. "What's that for?!?" asked Santa incredulously. The examiner winked and said, "I'm not supposed to tell you this ahead of time," as he leaned over to whisper in Santa's ear, "but you're gonna lose an engine on takeoff."


    Q: What's the purpose of the propeller?
    A: To keep the pilot cool. If you don't think so, just stop it and watch him sweat!


    Q: What is the ideal cockpit crew?
    A: A pilot and a dog...the pilot is there to feed the dog, and the dog is there to bite the pilot in case he tries to touch anything.


    USAir recently introduced a special half fare for wives who accompanied
    their husbands on business trips. Expecting valuable testimonials, the PR
    department sent out letters to all the wives of businessmen who had used
    the special rates, asking how they enjoyed their trip. Letters are still
    pouring in asking, "What trip?"


    PIC - CPT
    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, nonstop 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 GOD!" Silence followed and after a few minutes, the Captain came back on the intercom and said, "Ladies and Gentlemen, I'm so sorry if I scared you earlier, but while I was talking, the flight attendant brought me a cup of coffee and spilt it 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!"


    LH741: "Tower, give me a rough time-check!"
    Tower: "It's Tuesday, Sir."


    Tower: Have you got enough fuel or not?
    Pilot: Yes.
    Tower: Yes what??
    Pilot: Yes, SIR!


    Pilot: "...Tower, please call me a fuel truck."
    Tower: "Roger. You are a fuel truck."


    Tower: "Phantom-Formation crossing control zone without clearance, state your call-sign !"
    Pilot: "I'm not silly..."


    Tower (in Stuttgart): "Lufthansa 5680, reduce to 170knots."
    Pilot: "This is here like Frankfurt. There is also only 210 and170 knots...But we are flexible."
    Tower: "We too. Reduce to 173 knots."


    Pilot: "Ground, XY-line 195, requesting start-up."
    Tower: "Sorry, XY-line 195, we don't have your flight plan. What is your destination ?"
    Pilot: "To Leipzig, like every Monday."
    Tower: "But today is Tuesday!"
    Pilot: "WHAT? But Tuesday we are off !"


    Tower: You have traffic at 10 o'clock,6 miles!
    Pilot: Give us another hint, we have digital watches!


    Tower: Mission 123, do you have problems?
    Pilot: I think, I have lost my compass.
    Tower: Judging the way you are flying, you lost the whole instrument panel!


    Pilot: Good morning, Frankfurt ground, KLM 242 request start up and push back, please.
    Tower: KLM 242 expect start up in two hours.
    Pilot: Please confirm: two hours delay?
    Tower: Affirmative.
    Pilot: In that case, cancel the good morning!


    A young and stupid pilot wanted to sound cool on the aviation frequencies.
    So, this one time he was approaching a field during the night time.
    Instead of making any official requests to the tower, he said: "Guess who?"
    The controller switched the field lights off and replied: "Guess where!"


    Ground Control: "123DG, bear to the left, disabled aircraft on the right."
    Pilot: "123DG, Roger, I have the disabled aircraft in sight, but I don't see the bear yet."


    ATC: "N123YZ, say altitude."
    N123YZ: "ALTITUDE!"
    ATC: "N123YZ, say airspeed."
    N123YZ: "AIRSPEED!"
    ATC: "N123YZ, say cancel IFR."
    N123YZ: "Eight thousand feet, one hundred fifty knots indicated."


    The crew of a US airliner made a wrong turn during taxi and came nose to nose with another aircraft, the furious ground controller (a female) screamed: "[Callsign] where are you going? I told you to turn right on 'Charlie' taxiway; you turned right on 'Delta'. Stop right there" Continuing her verbal lashing of the embarrassed crew, she shouted: "You've screwed everything up. It'll take forever to sort this out. You stay right there and don't move until I tell you to. You can expect progressive taxi instructions in about a half hour and I want you to go exactly where I tell you, when I tell you, and how I tell you. You got that?"
    Naturally, the frequency went very quiet until an unknown male pilot broke the silence and asked: "Wasn't I married to you once?"


    A DC-10 had an exceedingly long roll out after landing with his approach speed just a little too high.

    San Jose Tower: "American 751 heavy, turn right at the end, if able. If not able, take the Guadeloupe exit off of Highway 101 and make a right at the light to return to the airport."

    :lol: :lol:


    Tower: "Eastern 702, contact Departure on 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 take-off; did you copy the report from Eastern?"

    Continental 635: "Continental 635, cleared for takeoff roger; and roger, we copied Eastern and we've already notified our caterers."


    The German air controllers at Frankfurt Airport are a short-tempered lot. 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 (a Pan Am 747) listened to the following exchange between Frankfurt ground control and a British Airways 747 (call sign "Speedbird 206") after landing:

    Speedbird 206: "Top of the morning Frankfurt, Speedbird 206 clear of the active runway."

    Ground: "Guten morgen! You will taxi to your gate!"

    The big British Airways 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 a moment ground, I'm looking up our gate location now."

    Ground (with some arrogant impatience): "Speedbird 206, you have never flown to Frankfurt before?!?"

    Speedbird 206 (coolly): "Yes, I have, in 1944. In another type of Boeing... but I didn't stop."


    More from our "Don't get wise with us" file:

    A United Airlines 747 captain tries to make light banter with Sydney, Australia, Approach Control ...

    Captain: "Good morning, Sydney, this is United XXX, we're 50 miles out and have your island in sight ..."

    Approach: "Roger, United ... you're cleared to circle the island twice, then it's okay to land."


    Flying Over
    P-3 pilot
    A P-3 pilot who was still flying under the supervision of an instructor pilot made a particularly rough landing. As the pilot finished his post flight duties, he was nervous about the ominous silence from the crew in back.
    Finally an enlisted Chief said "Son, I know that was an illegal landing, you did not get through the check list between the last two bounces.

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    This one is for our spotters:

    A photographer for a national magazine was assigned to take pictures of a great forest fire. He was advised that a small plane would be waiting to fly him over the fire.

    The photographer arrived at the airstrip just an hour before sundown. Sure enough, a small Cessna airplane was waiting. He jumped in with his equipment and shouted, "Let's go!" The tense man sitting in the pilot's seat swung the plane into the wind and soon they were in the air, though flying erratically.

    "Fly over the north side of the fire," said the photographer, "and make several low-level passes." "Why?" asked the nervous pilot. "Because I'm going to take pictures!" yelled the photographer. "I'm a photographer, and photographers take pictures."

    The pilot replied, "You mean you're not the flight instructor?"