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Blind Pilots - No, Really.  
User currently offlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19233 posts, RR: 52
Posted (9 years 7 months 4 weeks ago) and read 1909 times:

One day at a busy airport, the passengers on a
commercial airliner are seated waiting for the pilot
to show up so they can get under way.

The pilot and copilot finally appear in the rear of
the plane and begin walking up to the cockpit through
the center aisle. Both appear to be blind; the pilot
is using a white cane, bumping into passengers right
and left as he stumbles down the aisle. The copilot is
using a guide dog. Both have their eyes covered with
sunglasses.

After a few minutes though, the engines start revving,
and the airplane begins moving down the runway. The
passengers look at each other with some uneasiness.
They start whispering among themselves and look
desperately to the stewardesses for reassurance.

Yet, the plane starts accelerating rapidly, and people
begin panicking. Some passengers are praying, and as
the plane gets closer and closer to the end of the
runway, the voices are becoming more and more
hysterical.

When the plane has less than twenty feet of runway
left, there is a sudden change in the pitch of the
shouts as everyone screams at once. At the very last
moment, the plane lifts off and is airborne.

Up in the cockpit, the copilot breathes a sigh of
relief and tells the pilot: "You know, one of these
days the passengers aren't going to scream, and we
aren't going to know when to take off!"


"Everyone writing for the Telegraph knows that the way to grab eyeballs is with Ryanair and/or sex."
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User currently offlineJHSfan From Denmark, joined Apr 2004, 469 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 1870 times:

Nice story Pe@rson  Smile
It seems that the passengers knows precisely the distance to the piano keys during taxi and take-off.
Is that what is known as "auto pax" (not auto pilot)?

Yours in realtime
JHSfan



Look at me, I´m riding high, I´m the airbornmaster of the sky...
User currently offlineRichM From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2004, 803 posts, RR: 7
Reply 2, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 1673 times:

This is a fictional story right?

User currently offlineCarduelis From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2001, 1586 posts, RR: 10
Reply 3, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 1660 times:

The best ones are always the oldest ones!





Per Ardua ad Astra! ........ Honi Soit Qui Mal y Pense!
User currently offlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19233 posts, RR: 52
Reply 4, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 1626 times:

"This is a fictional story right?"

Oh, it's completely real.  Laugh out loud



"Everyone writing for the Telegraph knows that the way to grab eyeballs is with Ryanair and/or sex."
User currently offlineFlyMIA From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 7187 posts, RR: 9
Reply 5, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 1431 times:

Yea I heard this one hundreds of times.


"It was just four of us on the flight deck, trying to do our job" (Captain Al Haynes)
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