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Ayers Rock Tumbleweed Connection

This bit of Wild West action was seen on the tarmac at Ayers Rock recently. While sitting in our aircraft waiting to be refuelled I noticed a large tumbleweed tumble out onto the tarmac. With a light wind to help matters it then rolled past a Qantas 737 and headed for the runway. A couple ... Read More


Air Traffic Control Transmissions

Tower: "Delta 351, you have traffic at 10 o'clock, 6 miles!" Delta 351: "Give us another hint! We have digital watches!" "TWA 2341, for noise abatement turn right 45 Degrees." "Centre, we are at 35,000 feet. How much noise can we make up here?" "Sir, have you ever heard the noise a 747 makes when it hits a 727?" From ... Read More


Humorous Engineer Anecdotes

These are real entries from aircraft maintenance log books. The pilot writes up the defect in the logbook, then the engineers rectify (or otherwise) the problem and write the corrective (or otherwise) action beneath the pilots entry. P = Pilot: E = Engineer. P: Left inside main tire almost needs replacement. E: Almost replaced left inside main tire. P: ... Read More


Humorous ATC

An F-4 Phantom (American Air Force fighter jet) pilot requested clearance to take off, but due to the amount of civilian traffic the ATC told him he'd have to hold. The F4 pilot was becoming impatient and after a repeated request to take-off the controller suggested that if the pilot could reach 14,000ft within half ... Read More


Good for a laugh

Not long after the pilots dispute (in 1989) this short exchange was heard between Air Traffic Control and a French pilot. ATC: “Are you visual?” French pilot: “No sir, we are in and out of bottoms”. Location unknown but a military plane is taxying behind a Lufthansa 747. Military pilot: “Lufthansa 358 go to the numbers (123.45mhz) please”. Lufthansa pilot: ... Read More