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User currently offlineTPAnx From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 1021 posts, RR: 0
Posted (7 years 2 months 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 2121 times:

(We try again!!! to post....  Sad )

Two TV ads I've seen recently raise my eyebrows.
One's the IPOD ad featuring a pilot..bemoaning a three hour wx delay on a DTW-ORD run. He opens up his IPOd, calls up a weather site,.."sees that the showers have passed the airport" asks dispatch to "take another look at the weather" and a half hour later..gets clearance to go.
The other's the one featuring a Ford pickup..carried in the cargo hold of a twin-engine prop or turbo prop plane.( Don't
recognize the type) The rear ramp's lowered...the truck, attached to a reel of chain..is backed from the moving plane onto
the runway...where it "brakes the 30-thousand pound plane to a stop."
Your thoughts??
TPAnx (who will press the preview and post buttons, and pray)


I read the news today..oh boy
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User currently offlineAF340 From Canada, joined Jul 2007, 2786 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (7 years 2 months 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 2098 times:

We have a Canesten ad with a female pilot talking about how hard her job is and how she has to remain on guard all the time.

We also have an RBC ad that shows a 767 being shrunk.

Oh, and we have those SAAB commercials explaining how they 're so good because they make planes.


AF340


User currently offlineAirTranTUS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (7 years 2 months 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 2059 times:

This video shows the making of the commercial, with the commercial at the end.



Stopping the airplane doesn't impress me much, since it is an unlikely scenario. What I would rather see is how much distance it takes to stop the truck pulling ~2 tons from 45 mph. The commercial as it stands is basically fluff with no information for the real world.

Quoting TPAnx (Thread starter):
One's the IPOD ad featuring a pilot..bemoaning a three hour wx delay on a DTW-ORD run. He opens up his IPOd, calls up a weather site,.."sees that the showers have passed the airport" asks dispatch to "take another look at the weather" and a half hour later..gets clearance to go.

I bet any dispatcher would call BS on that one. Showers passing the airport doesn't mean much. I would have thought Apple would have done better reasearch


User currently offlineCAETravlr From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 910 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (7 years 2 months 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 2024 times:

And isn't there a commercial (for a tire company?) that shows a JAL 777 landing?


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User currently offlineFalstaff From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 6166 posts, RR: 29
Reply 4, posted (7 years 2 months 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 2008 times:
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Quoting AirTranTUS (Reply 2):
Stopping the airplane doesn't impress me much, since it is an unlikely scenario. What I would rather see is how much distance it takes to stop the truck pulling ~2 tons from 45 mph. The commercial as it stands is basically fluff with no information for the real world.

Looks like one upsmanship if you ask me. Back in 1988 or 89 Chevrolet had a truck commercial with a 1/2 ton pickup towing a 18 wheeler. I actually saw it done once too. But it was a lot slower than in the TV ad. Chevy's can tow a semi-tractor trailer and Fords can stop and airplane.  Yeah sure

Quoting AF340 (Reply 1):
Oh, and we have those SAAB commercials explaining how they 're so good because they make planes.

I've seen those. Born from Jets... Makes me think of a SAAB 340. When they compare them to the jet, do they even use a SAAB jet?

Quoting TPAnx (Thread starter):
carried in the cargo hold of a twin-engine prop or turbo prop plane.( Don't
recognize the type)

It looks like a Fairchild C-123



My mug slaketh over on Falstaff N503
User currently offlineMoose135 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 2402 posts, RR: 10
Reply 5, posted (7 years 2 months 3 days ago) and read 1995 times:

Quoting CAETravlr (Reply 3):
And isn't there a commercial (for a tire company?) that shows a JAL 777 landing?

Yes, that is a Bridgestone Tire commercial.

Quoting Falstaff (Reply 4):

I've seen those. Born from Jets... Makes me think of a SAAB 340. When they compare them to the jet, do they even use a SAAB jet?

They look like SAAB Gripens.



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User currently offlineMestrugo From Chile, joined Apr 2007, 237 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (7 years 2 months 3 days ago) and read 1989 times:

And don't forget that commercial about that VW Touareg pulling a piece of atrezzo for a movie based on a 747.



Looks like SUV ads' messages are kinda like "Our car is all macho since it can do stupid things you'll never ever do in real life, and machos are stupid". Or something.  Smile


User currently offlineC172pic From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 77 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (7 years 2 months 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 1955 times:

Bridgestone/JAL commercial is cool, believable and classy, I APPROVE THIS AD!

Stupid Iphone commercial, I want to know what airline or operator is that, that uniform looks FAKE!!!!!!!!! I was gonna write in to Apple, demanding to know what company's uniform that so-called pilot is using...

Not cool!

If that's a real pilot and uniform, I will be shocked! Uniform just doesn't look right, the tie, epaulets...

Saab commercials annoy me, cars and airplanes not in same class, they must think the US public is really dumb!

El DE

[Edited 2007-10-21 19:41:31]

[Edited 2007-10-21 19:43:41]

User currently offlineAirTranTUS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (7 years 2 months 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 1953 times:

Here is the moronic Apple commercial.



User currently offlinePiedmontINT From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 376 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (7 years 2 months 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 1932 times:

My favorite part about the iPhone commercial with the pilot (other than the fact that whatever airline he works for doesn't have access to weather info) is that he waits until the engines are shut down first before turning on said iPhone... You know, to keep with FAR's and preventing that nasty electromagnetic interference from making the plane explode..

I wonder if the lawyers / PC police threw that in the script to prevent future lawsuits such as the ATA incident a while back?


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