Freddy From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 47 posts, RR: 0 Posted (14 years 12 months 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 874 times:
Apparently right after a military C-5 Galaxy landed and cleared the active it taxied by a Boeing 747 that was holding short of the runway. The Galaxy captain knowing how much larger his aircraft was keyed the mic and asked the 747 captain, "Hey little buddy, what's your gross?" Not to be out done the 747 captain keyed his mic and replied "A little over two hundred thousand dollars a year, how about you?"
correction From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (14 years 12 months 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 876 times:
The story as I read it in Airways magazine was like this:
A 747 captain asked the young air force C-5 pilot what he was grossing today. The young, brash, cocky C-5 pilot said, "About a 100,000 lbs more than you. What are you grossing today?", he asked.
The 747 pilot said, "Oh, about a $100,000 more than you!"
BryanG From United States of America, joined May 1999, 428 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (14 years 12 months 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 874 times:
Lots of people think that military cargo pilots are just like taxi drivers, but that's not true. They still do their share of exciting flying... the C-130 people practice dropping tanks out the back at 6 feet and 100 knots... the C-17 and C-141 pilots have to fly Thunderbirs-style formations when they do their tactical airdrop manoeuvres... I think even the C-5 was armed with ballistic missiles at one time. You can't do stuff like that flying a commercial plane unless you work for Southern Air Transport.
Well, maybe after reading yesterday's report I'll have to add Northwest to that list.