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SWA Joke!  
User currently offlineTimobear From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (14 years 6 months 4 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 1606 times:

DISCLAIMER:

THIS JOKE IS IN NO WAY REFLECTING MY VIEWS/OPINION ON SWA. SO IF YOU ARE GOING TO LECTURE ME ABOUT IT, SAVE IT!! I'M MERELY POSTING A HUMEROUS POST.


"Southwest Reveals Training Program"

>Southwest Airlines has announced a new training program for all its 737 pilots, following last month's unintended off-airport excursion at Burbank.
"We think we have the finest airplane pilots in the business," said President Herb Kelleher. "Some are better than others, of course, but that's life. However, we're initiating a new training program and updating our simulators to include all Chevron stations at every airport we fly to."
Kelleher said the mandatory training syllabus will also include:

* How to tell where the runway begins and ends.
*The difference between a Chevron station and the terminal.
*Why a three degree glideslope angle is less steep than six degrees and why its important.
*Preprinted FAA report forms with checkboxes for a) landed long, b) landed short, c) no one was hurt, much.
* How to read an airspeed indicator (with extra credit for knowing knots and miles are different).
*Why approach plate information is not optional.
*Just exactly what "Go Around" means.


You've gotta admit that summoned a smile   (even all you SWA fanatics)  
I have nothing against SWA, they are a great budget airline!

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User currently offlineCY315 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (14 years 6 months 4 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 1357 times:

This joke is in no way funny, has anyone everytold you a good joke needs 2 main things:

A PUNCHLINE
IT NEEDS TO BE FUNNY

I am afraid to say your joke has neither, I know why you witheld your email address because you know you would get emails such as this.

DOES ANYONE AGREE WITH ME?


User currently offlineTimobear From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (14 years 6 months 4 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 1341 times:

I'm sorry you feel that way, cy315. I got THE joke, (not MY joke) from my operations (LAXFO)
I'm sorry for posting it, I suppose it is only amusing to us pilots who have nothing to do on a 5 hour layover than check weather and our bulletin boards   (again, you'd need to be a commercial pilot to understand)
sorry


User currently offlineSWA737-500 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (14 years 6 months 4 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 1347 times:

Well Timobear, it's not that I hate you for the joke, don't think that. But you have to admit, if that aircraft hadn't stopped, you wouldn't be laughing, would you?

User currently offlineTimobear From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (14 years 6 months 4 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 1335 times:

not at all, swa. I am a pilot and realize potential dangers every time I fly. Life is definatly sacred. That piece of humor (which I now understand only pilots can laugh at) is poking a "fun" stab at SWA. It happens to all of us airlines at some point.
Your point is valid, I went to the Alaska Airlines Funeral - I understand the tone of Avaition tragedy, believe me. thanks for your insight


User currently offlineSpacepope From Vatican City, joined Dec 1999, 2969 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (14 years 6 months 4 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 1328 times:

So, it's official. I'm the only one else in this forum with a sense of humor. Get off your high horses and give it a rest, guys.


The last of the famous international playboys
User currently offlineBlink182 From Azerbaijan, joined Oct 1999, 5482 posts, RR: 15
Reply 6, posted (14 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 1270 times:

i am not a pilot and i think it is hilarious! got anymore?!


Give me a break, I created this username when I was a kid...
User currently offlineBacardi182 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 1088 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (14 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 1263 times:

just laugh at what is funny please. no need to get mad. you guys really need to grow thicker skin if a joke against an airline you like really offends you  

User currently offlineAWA320 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (14 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 1263 times:

I agree with Bacardi182... ya'll really need to get a sense of humor. It's just an airline!

User currently offlineFLY777UAL From United States of America, joined May 1999, 4512 posts, RR: 3
Reply 9, posted (14 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 1252 times:

I for one, thought it was pretty funny!

"If that aircraft hadn't stopped, you wouldn't be laughing, would you?" I wouldn't be laughing at the situation, but I would be laughing at the joke. I'll bet you told a million of those "OJ Simpson" jokes when that happened, SW737!

FLY777UAL



User currently offlineLH423 From Canada, joined Jul 1999, 6501 posts, RR: 54
Reply 10, posted (14 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 1249 times:

Great joke!

LH423



« On ne voit bien qu'avec le cœur. L'essentiel est invisible pour les yeux » Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
User currently offlineTeahan From Germany, joined Nov 1999, 5310 posts, RR: 61
Reply 11, posted (14 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 1244 times:

I must say I love that joke!  
Got any more?

Jeremiah Teahan



Goodbye SR-LX MD-11 / 6th of March 1991 to the 31st of October 2004
User currently offlineJAT From Canada, joined Feb 2000, 1101 posts, RR: 10
Reply 12, posted (14 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 1250 times:

I think it's very funny!!!      

Awwwwwwwww, were all you wittle SWA fans offened??? You poor wittle babies.

If all of you who got offended got so offended about an airline joke (SWA at that) I wonder what you would do if somone made a joke about something personal.


User currently offlineAKelley728 From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 2194 posts, RR: 5
Reply 13, posted (14 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 1240 times:

Timobear:

Thanks for the injection of humor into this forum!

Everybody else: Even if the SWA incident had been worse, sometimes jokes are needed to ease the pain a little bit. I still remember all of the Space Shuttle Challenger jokes that went around after that tragedy over ten years ago. At first I was offended, but then I realized that telling jokes for some people is a human defense mechanism for some, it helps some people forget about the pain. To each his/her own!


User currently offlineSWA737-500 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (14 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 1240 times:

I NEVER said it offended me, learn to read guys!!! I was merely suggesting that if the unthinkable had happened, it wouldn't be very funny, now would it? I can I see I am the only one (except for Timobear) who can show compassion to the unfortunate. How many of you have been in an incident, hmmm? I have, and it's not funny. You may tell me to "lighten up", but when you look out your window just to time to see the rear of your engine explode, the last thing you want to think about is how to "lighten up" a bit. I'm sorry you all feel the way you do. Please forgive me for my ablity to show feeling.


User currently offlineFLY777UAL From United States of America, joined May 1999, 4512 posts, RR: 3
Reply 15, posted (14 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 1230 times:

In the words of ABC News' reporter, John Stossel, "GIVE ME A BREAK".

FLY777UAL


User currently offlineSWA737-500 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (14 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 1227 times:

Oh? And what's wrong with that?

User currently offlineFLY777UAL From United States of America, joined May 1999, 4512 posts, RR: 3
Reply 17, posted (14 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 1221 times:

"Get down off that cross 'cause somebody else needs the wood."

FLY777UAL


User currently offlineSWA737-500 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (14 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 1223 times:

Oh grow up already. Just wait until you're in a crash, see how funny you think it is then.

User currently offlineSWA737-500 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (14 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 1219 times:

Your actions completely prove my point, you have no sense of sympathy.

User currently offlineFLY777UAL From United States of America, joined May 1999, 4512 posts, RR: 3
Reply 20, posted (14 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 1220 times:

Like I said before, I'd be laughing at the joke, not at the situation.

FLY777UAL


User currently offlineSWA737-500 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (14 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 1215 times:

Fair enough, what say we just leave it at that?

User currently offlineFLY777UAL From United States of America, joined May 1999, 4512 posts, RR: 3
Reply 22, posted (14 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 1217 times:

 



User currently offlineSWA737-500 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (14 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 1217 times:

Stop that!  

User currently offlinePenguinflies From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 990 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (14 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 1200 times:

I do agree that that joke may not be in "taste." But I do agree that some will find it funny, and some will not (i found it to be humorous, because I almost killed my flight instructon on two different short-fields ops. BUT, that's a different story).

If you want something funny there is a joke in this May issue of "Airways" in the debrief section; check it out. Its about a dog named co-pilot (Airways has some good humor in their monthly debrief). (sorry it is copy-right...so i really want to but can share it.) Boarders carries the magazine (and I know that 60% of the people on this board most likely subscribes anyway).


25 Timobear : Thanks for all your support/understanding guys. I didn't post this joke to stir up anger, I just thought it was cute. _ Timobear_
26 Post contains images DEN-HNL : I've got to tell you I found your post funny. You warned those who would take offense plenty of times not to lecture you. Some people just don't liste
27 TIMOBEAR : THANKS DEN-HNL
28 Agrodemm : Nice Joke Here is a true funny story. Some years ago there was a pilot on Olympic Airways (he was flying B-727's, and I don't know whether he is still
29 Ual757 : all, please! laugh at the joke, not at the incident. remember the saying "thier not laughing at you, but at what you did...."
30 Post contains images TIMOBEAR : I could see where a name like that could upset some people!
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