Timobear From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (13 years 3 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 1251 times:
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!
Timobear From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 2, posted (13 years 3 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 986 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)
Timobear From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 4, posted (13 years 3 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 980 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
FLY777UAL From United States of America, joined May 1999, 4510 posts, RR: 3 Reply 9, posted (13 years 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 897 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!
AKelley728 From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 2101 posts, RR: 6 Reply 13, posted (13 years 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 885 times:
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!
SWA737-500 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 14, posted (13 years 2 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 885 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.
Penguinflies From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 975 posts, RR: 0 Reply 24, posted (13 years 2 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 845 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 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