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Competition - Trailing Jets Pic To Win!  
User currently offlineGranite From UK - Scotland, joined May 1999, 5615 posts, RR: 59
Posted (13 years 7 months 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 7057 times:
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Hi all

A little competition for you all.

I currently have two extra 7 x 5 copies of my 'infamous' trailing Lufthansa and Swiss jets pic. Got these printed via Photobox and the quality is fantastic.

I am willing to send post these on free of charge to anyone who comes up with the captions for the image:

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Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Gary Watt

To give our non European friends time to catch up with times zones etc, I will close make the closing date Friday 5.00pm UK time.

Only one entry each. No rude language or swearing  Smile

I will look over all the captions over the weekend and let you all know the two winners of the best captions during Monday sometime.

So, now is your time to get a piece of tabloid news, photographed by a 1st Class Photographer.

And to my personal friends, you know who you are, you will be treated the same as everyone else.

Looking forward to your replies.


Gary Watt

67 replies: All unread, showing first 25:
User currently offlineWietse From Netherlands, joined Oct 2001, 3809 posts, RR: 53
Reply 1, posted (13 years 7 months 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 7005 times:

LH: a bit closer, I want to steal some inflight mags and safety cards..

Wietse de Graaf
User currently offlineExitRow From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (13 years 7 months 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 6976 times:

(wind noise)

"Excuse me!!! Do you have any Grey Poupon!!?"

(wind noise)

User currently offlineTimdegroot From Netherlands, joined Apr 2002, 3680 posts, RR: 60
Reply 3, posted (13 years 7 months 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 6974 times:
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LH: "Wait!....you forgot your lunch!!"


Alderman Exit
User currently offlineKG4IKI From United States of America, joined Jul 2002, 55 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (13 years 7 months 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 6951 times:

LH: "You may be ahead, but at least I don't have a big wart on my tail like you do!"

SW: "You are just jealous, I can do with three engines what it takes you four to do!"


User currently offlineClickhappy From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 9823 posts, RR: 64
Reply 5, posted (13 years 7 months 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 6962 times:
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Second place is the first loser.

User currently offlineSkymonster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (13 years 7 months 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 6954 times:

Lufthansa first office to Lufthansa captain; "Achtung herr captain. Zee Swiss has overtaken us"

Lufthansa captain to Lufthansa first-officer: "Ahh no matter. Vee let zee Swiss go ahead. Vee haf already put down our towel on zee best gate at JFK"

User currently offlineC72 From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (13 years 7 months 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 6939 times:

"And The Winner Is?"

User currently offlineAirbus Lover From Malaysia, joined Apr 2000, 3248 posts, RR: 9
Reply 8, posted (13 years 7 months 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 6928 times:

Who says the A340 is slow?  Wink/being sarcastic

User currently offlineJeffM From United States of America, joined May 2005, 3267 posts, RR: 50
Reply 9, posted (13 years 7 months 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 6927 times:

"First one down gets a free 5 x 7 from Gary...!"

Jeff Miller
Great shot Gary

User currently offlineBA777 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 2192 posts, RR: 6
Reply 10, posted (13 years 7 months 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 6889 times:

"Lets be the Red Arrows"

"Lets play who can get closer to the other without having their flightplan cancelled or the pax screaming"


User currently offlineLOT767-300ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (13 years 7 months 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 6879 times:

"Not only do we lose in bobsled to the swiss...but this is an outrage."

User currently offlineCFM-56 From Finland, joined Sep 2001, 239 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (13 years 7 months 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 6880 times:

Controller: Lufthansa, traffic two o'clock reduce speed and maintain altitude,traffic is on same heading trying to gas it up a little.

Lufthansa: Roger,wee have zee cute little Trabant in sight.

Swissair: PRRRRRT!

Lufthansa FO: Oh captain, I zink zee MD just farted upon us!

(note: Trabant was a very small and cheap car made in East Germany after ww2)

User currently offlineJoakimE From Sweden, joined Nov 2001, 408 posts, RR: 6
Reply 13, posted (13 years 7 months 2 days ago) and read 6854 times:

This is what happens when fighter pilots grow up

User currently offline2912n From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 2013 posts, RR: 7
Reply 14, posted (13 years 7 months 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 6840 times:

Fighter pilots grow up??????????

User currently offlineMirrodie From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 7459 posts, RR: 60
Reply 15, posted (13 years 7 months 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 6845 times:
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Swissair pilot to LH pilot: "See, I TOLD you! It's QUALITY, not quantity that makes the difference!"

Forum moderator 2001-2010; He's a pedantic, pontificating, pretentious bastard, a belligerent old fart, a worthless st
User currently offlineTsentsan From Singapore, joined Jan 2002, 2017 posts, RR: 14
Reply 16, posted (13 years 7 months 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 6838 times:

"Higher, Faster, Cuter"


"Slow and steady wins the race"

NO URLS in signature
User currently offlineApuneger From Belgium, joined Sep 2000, 3036 posts, RR: 10
Reply 17, posted (13 years 7 months 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 6810 times:

OK, my entry:

Swissair Captain talks to the Lufthansa Captain: "Fortunately the British Airways flight got delayed..."


PS: I really can't resist it. The above one is my official entry, but I just want to add these as well:

Swissair Captain talks to the Lufthansa Captain: "Now let's cross our fingers and let's hope there's not some sort of aviation geek down below trying to shoot a pic of our ehrr...situation we're having here."

Lufthansa FO to his/her Captain: "Oh man, it just ain't my day: first of all some guy who says he's really well-known on some sort of website - Airliners.net I think he said - tried to get a free jumpseat ride, and now the TCAS display shows TRAFFIC ALERT, and guess what page is missing in our onboard TCAS manual?"  Big thumbs up

Ivan Coninx - Brussels Aviation Photography
User currently offlineDonder10 From Canada, joined Oct 2001, 6660 posts, RR: 20
Reply 18, posted (13 years 7 months 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 6794 times:

TCAS:Mad Scot below and closing in

User currently offlineCathay111 From Australia, joined Oct 2006, 57 posts, RR: 13
Reply 19, posted (13 years 7 months 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 6793 times:

Swiss to Lufty - "See Lufty, I told you 3 engines beats 4. Now, care to see us loop de loop?"

Psst, Gazza, I clicked on the photo to give it an extra hit for you too mate!

Great shot dude!

User currently offlineEGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 32
Reply 20, posted (13 years 7 months 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 6782 times:

Aha, ahahahaa, Andy wins guys, no match for that  Laugh out loud.

My pitiful attempt, I really can't think of anything better. Is Lufthansa's tail even blue???

'The Red plane and the Blue plane had a race
All Red wants to do is stuff his face
He eats everything he sees
From trucks to prickly trees
But smart old Blue he chose the Milky Way
He's looking for a tasty treat, fluffy and light
'Cos he knows it won't spoil his appetite

Oh no, the vertical separation has gone
Old Red can't carry on
But smart old Blue he chose the Milky Way

OK that is a very VERY vague reference to something completely unrelated, do I win? Oh yeah and I plugged Milky way chocolate bars too Big grin

User currently offlineDripstick From Canada, joined Dec 2001, 2364 posts, RR: 19
Reply 21, posted (13 years 7 months 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 6775 times:

Lufthansa Captain: "Vee have vays of overtaking ze Swiss, yah vee vill have to ditch za kegs of suerkraut to gain on zem."

What's another word for thesaurus?
User currently offlineAirplanenut From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 679 posts, RR: 1
Reply 22, posted (13 years 7 months 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 6774 times:

LH Captain to F/O- And match their speed... NOW! Now get you binoculars and check out that FA!


Why yes, in fact, I am a rocket scientist...
User currently offlineGlenn From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (13 years 7 months 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 6750 times:

When you're smoking this stuff you can get real HIGH

User currently offlineJetTrader From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 586 posts, RR: 5
Reply 24, posted (13 years 7 months 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 6746 times:

I agree...Andy has it so far...that made me chuckle!  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

Here's my effort...

"Say...isn't that Gary down there! I thought he'd eaten that dog off his!"


PS - you have the address Gary  Wink/being sarcastic

Life's dangerous. Get a f**king helmet!
25 Airhead711 : AND DOWN THE STRETCH THEY COME!!! Scott
26 APP : " Last one there buys the Bud' " APP.
27 Twr75 : "Captain, Swiss MD-11 off the starboard bow!" "Mr Sulu, raise shields and lock phasers. Prepare to fire!"
28 Tappan : "Hey, if you get any closer I'll flick a booger on your windshield" OR Swiss Pilot says to the Lufthansa Pilot: "Hey, we must look pretty cool up here
29 Post contains images Ghost77 : Too bad is not LH498 on it's way to MEX., but I'll do it as my compadre the Mexican- Mr. Speedy Gonzalez Stile..... Speedy Gonzalez at LH cock: "ANDAL
30 Trickijedi : "I can't believe this! Only ONE photgrapher is taking our picture???"
31 174thfwff : "Did he? He did. He flicked me off. I'll show him. When I get you I'm gonna turn you into Swiss Cheese." -174thfwff
32 PPGMD : "Coming around the second turn... Swis Air has the lead, followed closely by Luftansa... This is going to be close race folks..."
33 Aviasian : LH F/O to LH Captain: Sir, the four German hair-dryers you ordered for your daughters are being delivered. KC Sim Bangkok
34 Cabbott : Here mine: LH: Well Swiss we are over Scotland now SW: I know! LH: How can you tell? SW: Well i can see a man dressed in a kilt in the middle of a fie
35 747 4-ever : LH captain: Last time I got lost, this time I have a follow-me.. /Robert
36 Planeboy : Who will land first in the land of hypocricy ? Who will land first in the land where talking too much affords terrorism ? Who will land first in the l
37 Post contains images BA777 : Cor i hope we're on the same NAT track, that Purser is LH: Lets get in his slipstream, speed this slow airbus up BA777
38 Jon01 : Editor of the News Of The World in on one of the aircraft talking to Gary on his satellite phone: 'OK Gary I've given the pilot the cheque, take that
39 Post contains images Granite : Hi all Nice comments so far guys I may have two winners already.......but keep them coming till Friday evening. Infact, there may be three 7 x 5 pics
40 Post contains images EGFF : Im sorry, but there is one that stood out and made me laugh .... Andy (Skymonster) your's was fantastic, LOL EGFF
41 Post contains images Sukhoi : Granite's Dog "I will get him for bringing me along plane spotting , now where's the number for the News of the World?" Cheers Paul
42 Digby : That little voice in Gary's head, saying: "LH -vs- SW..... .....Airbus -vs- McDonnell Douglas..... ......DSLR -vs- SLR..... ......oowhhh. My neck hurt
43 BA777 : "Let's go for mid-air docking, raid each others duty free!" "Are you sure this scarebus is at FL330, cos the Swiss is too, shouldnt we be higher, it's
44 Post contains images EGGD : LH captain: Oi Swissair, stick your arm out of the window and hand me that porno mag you are reading!!!! Swiss captain: ok but you'll have to catch me
45 Toady : I've been trying to come up with a snappy and humourous one-line caption, but I've failed! Everything seems a bit too cumbersome..... The immediate th
46 KAL_LM : It just came to me... SW to LH: You ain't nothing but a big ole Fokker... regards, Tom
47 Alaskaairlines : Here you go Gary: ATC: Lufthansa *** heavy, you have traffic overtaking you Lufthansa *** heavy: Looking for traffic overtaking us ATC: Lufthansa ***
48 FlightSimFreak : Lufthansa A340 captain - "Attention passengers, in a few moments we will be passing our Swiss friends, let's give them a nice friendly wave..." (as th
49 BA777 : "Lets all show our "respect" for the Swiss MD11" BA777
50 Paulc : LH - i knew we should have been up earlier to put the beachtowel on the route
51 Post contains images Apuneger : Another one: Lufthansa PF to the Lufthansa PNF: "Hanz, do you remember the trick that Tom Cruise and his R/O did with their F-14 in one of the first s
52 Post contains images Nighthawk : Lufthansa Pilot lowers window: "Er... i dont suppose you know the way to JFK do you....."
53 Post contains images EGBB : LH Captain to his FO Do you know watt dis is? Ja he replies... thats a Swiss International MD11 And watt is dat? Ahh thats Aberdeen mein captain And w
54 Airhead711 : LH captain: "OK Joe(Pries) that's as close as I'm gonna get.Hurry up and take your photo so I can get outta here. Scott
55 Xenon : LH: "Wait! There's no more toiletpaper on our plane....." Daniel
56 PUnmuth@VIE : "I hope theres someone doing air to air shots too not only this one guy in the kilt shooting contrails for the British Rainbow press" Peter
57 Post contains images Granite : Hi all Peter...you just made the deadline. Competition now closed. Two winners and one runner up will be announced Monday sometime Regards Gary Watt A
58 Alaskaairlines : Great Gary! Pick out the best ones! -Dmitry
59 Post contains images Granite : Hi all Thanks all the replies. Had a look over the weekend and came up with my two favourites and a third runner up. So, here they are: Username: Toad
60 Airhead711 : OMG...I actually won something.Thanks Gary! Scott
61 Post contains images Toady : OMG...I did too!!! Jon.
62 Alaskaairlines : Good job guys! Gary think of another one, its great to do these. Maybe a.net should make these official? -Dmitry
63 Post contains images Granite : Hi Dmitry Yes, pretty good idea. Infact, I have a spare A4 sized copy of the same image Cheers Gary Watt Aberdeen, Scotland
64 Post contains images Toady : My print arrived yesterday morning. It's very high quality. BEAUTIFUL!! Many many thanks to Gary.
65 Granite : Hi Toady Got your mail and glad you liked the image. If the two other people don't send me an address by Wednesday next week, I will send to the next
66 Airhead711 : I sent you an e-mail on Tuesday with my address.I've been checking the mail waiting for it to get here.I will go send you another e-mail. Scott
67 Granite : Hi Scott Cannot remember seeing your mail, anyway got your message today and the pic will be in the post Monday. Regards Gary Watt
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