Pilotdude09 From Australia, joined May 2005, 1777 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted
Sat Apr 8 2006 17:16:32 UTC (8 years 11 months 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 6106 times:
Nice april fools joke, didnt think it was right when i read the fatality then looked at the date lol.
Qantas, Still calling Australia Home.........
Poitin From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted
Sat Apr 8 2006 17:16:45 UTC (8 years 11 months 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 6106 times:
Quoting A319XFW ( Thread starter): Worth a read for a little chuckle though, after all this A380 evactuation business!
When I read it my thought was that was just about what happened when I went down a slide for real about 25 years ago. It is not satire at all, it is the sad reality of an real evacuation. And it there is any satire, it is the evacuation test itself, not only for the A380, B787, but all aircraft.
I really hope the Dr. Helen Muir and her collueges at Cranfield Univ get to develop computer simulations of what their research shows.
Airwave From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 1117 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted
Sat Apr 8 2006 20:11:36 UTC (8 years 11 months 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 5836 times:
Hahaha! Surprised they didn't include "results" of how the KFC Mega-Huge-Bottomless Bucket o' Wings that was brought on board spilled in one of the aisles, holding up 49 evacuees as the food-purchasing passenger couldn't bare to see even one of those gourmet wing go to waste. Ah, well.
My favorite bit is after the article ends. It says: For More Information: www.boeing.com, www.jennycraig.com Natch.
When you do things right, people won't be sure you've done anything at all.
Antoniemey From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 1680 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted
Sat Apr 8 2006 22:52:08 UTC (8 years 11 months 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 5606 times:
Well, that was good for a few chuckles. I especially loved the part about the "Oversized Luggage strewn about the cabin."
Make something Idiot-proof, and the Universe will make a more inept idiot.
DAL767400ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted
Sat Apr 8 2006 23:05:08 UTC (8 years 11 months 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 5568 times:
Brilliant humorous writing
, and yet most of it is so true .
Ptharris From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 282 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted
Sun Apr 9 2006 04:12:30 UTC (8 years 11 months 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 5236 times:
I like the information links included Jenny Craig. That was a funny, somehow sad and true, read. Thanks for sharing!!
If at first you don't succeed, skydiving isn't for you.
Mikester540 From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 158 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted
Sun Apr 9 2006 04:13:56 UTC (8 years 11 months 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 5236 times:
That is sooo funny...
"An additional 74 people suffered minor gluteal trauma when the evacuation slides deflated due to exceeding their rated weight limit."
We need men who can dream of things that never were. -John F. Kennedy
Zkpilot From New Zealand, joined Mar 2006, 4891 posts, RR: 10
Reply 8, posted
Sun Apr 9 2006 06:37:39 UTC (8 years 11 months 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 4452 times:
HAHAHA LMAO so true though... I'm surprised they didn't mention the army of lawyers that were holding up the evacuation by giving out their business cards...
56 types. 38 countries. 24 airlines.
LTU932 From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 13898 posts, RR: 49
Reply 9, posted
Sun Apr 9 2006 07:23:23 UTC (8 years 11 months 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 4250 times:
Damn, I didn't have a good laugh in a while.
Thank you for sharing. I especially loved the part the passengers having flown with WN and the NW maintenance thing.
IDAWA From Italy, joined Aug 2004, 304 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted
Sun Apr 9 2006 14:22:57 UTC (8 years 11 months 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 2581 times:
Quoting Poitin ( Reply 2):
when I went down a slide for real about 25 years ago.
May I ask you what happened to your aircraft?
I-DAWA [Edited 2006-04-09 14:23:41]
Flown on: 319, 320, 321, 340, 727, 737, 747, 757, 767, 777, DC9, D10, M11, M80, 146, EM2, BEH, CRJ, DH8, L4T.
NAV20 From Australia, joined Nov 2003, 9909 posts, RR: 36
Reply 11, posted
Sun Apr 9 2006 14:54:27 UTC (8 years 11 months 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 2393 times:
Nice one A319XFW, thanks.
"Once you have flown, you will walk the earth with your eyes turned skywards.." - Leonardo da Vinci