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How Would You Survive A Flight On Tower Air?  
User currently offlineMilemaster From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 1071 posts, RR: 2
Posted (12 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 1030 times:

This actually started on a thread I was posting on, but felt it deserved it's own thread:

It was amazing that they didn't have a stop along the way to each of those cities involving a vertical dive into the ground at 900+ mph.

To say the least, they had the most reamed planes in the industry. Dr. Kevorkian regularly suggested his patients give Tower air a try before utilizing his suicide machine.

If an airline could put mudflaps, curb feelers, a chain steering wheel, gold trim package, and a velvet roof on it's entire fleet, Tower air would've pioneered it.

Perhaps even lower the suspension and throw some neon underneath the plane.

Nonetheless, if you wanted to be scared to near-death levels, Tower Air was a surefire way to do it.

I think the pilots wore those wife-beater T-shirts on occasion, here's a picture of one of their old pilots:


We've all heard stories.. Hell, check out Epinions.com. The stories are positively bone chilling, but hilarious.

My question is: "How would you survive a flight on Tower Air?"

Would you wear an executive parachute?
Would you meditate throughout the flight? Probably before?
Take a tranquilizer?
Beat the crap out of the passenger next to you to show you mean business when you go to sleep? (Like in prison I guess, same rules.)
Request to be strapped to the wing and and cut free when the plane begins to go down?

How would you survive?

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User currently offlineMilemaster From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 1071 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (12 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 865 times:

http://www.epinions.com/trvl-Airlines-US_Canada_TowerAirr/display_~reviews

User currently offlineBWIrwy4 From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 940 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (12 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 826 times:

Wear a parachute and pack some serious heat.

User currently offlineChepos From Puerto Rico, joined Dec 2000, 6225 posts, RR: 11
Reply 3, posted (12 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 824 times:

I would just relax and enjoy my near death experience.
Chepos



Fly the Flag!!!!
User currently offlinePROSA From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 5644 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (12 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 813 times:

My question is: "How would you survive a flight on Tower Air?"

Based on what I've heard about Tower, you probably wouldn't want to!




"Let me think about it" = the coward's way of saying "no"
User currently offlineUnited_Fan From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 7506 posts, RR: 7
Reply 5, posted (12 years 6 months 1 week 3 days ago) and read 772 times:

If anyone need a good laugh,click on the link on Milemaster's post. It's absolutely hillarious to read the slams of old Tower Air  Big grin


'Empathy was yesterday...Today, you're wasting my Mother-F'ing time' - Heat.
User currently offlineDesert_Dweller From Canada, joined Apr 2002, 92 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (12 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 734 times:

They even screw up before take off, while refueling...  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

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Photo © Serge Bailleul



User currently offlineJETPILOT From United States of America, joined May 1999, 3130 posts, RR: 29
Reply 7, posted (12 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 686 times:

Add one engine fire enroute JFK-Tel Aviv.

In defense of Tower....They kept their planes flying safely, sometimes with lots of speed tape, and DMI's till the minute they expired. It was a monkey operation.

The safety record being owed to the grace of God and the almighty Boeing 747....

You did as little maintenance as you could legally get away with.

JET