Cancidas From Poland, joined Jul 2003, 4112 posts, RR: 11 Posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 4152 times:
i currently work on the ramp at LGA for usair. when watching a/c landing or taking off i findmy self subconciously going through the checklists for that pahse of flight? not a problem, but somewhat annoying at times. anyone else experience this?
"...cannot the kingdom of salvation take me home."
SlamClick From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 10062 posts, RR: 67
Reply 1, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 3820 times:
Cancidas aviation is a disease. I'm sorry to inform you that you have a serious case of it.
Some times it goes away with repeated injections of disappointment and disillusionment. Often it is terminal. With any luck you might experience something that will drive you to get a real job. Probably not.
It is very widespread. Symptoms include sticking adhesive checklists to the dash in automobiles. Pretending to put flaps down when driving down a hill that is aligned with a runway. Owning a VHF scanner. Reading airliner.net forums. Watching for inaccuracies in movies with airplanes. Naming your pets "Cessna" or "Aileron." Being able to quote lines from the movie Airplane. (my wife reminded me that I do that.)
They go on an on. I can only hope it brings you some rewards to compensate for the silly things it makes you do. Recite checklits? Partner, you're just getting started!
[Edited 2004-06-07 16:07:28]
Happiness is not seeing another trite Ste. Maarten photo all week long.
Planespotting From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 3547 posts, RR: 5
Reply 7, posted (10 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 3466 times:
I can quote lines not only from Airplane! but also Airport! i walk around sometimes and catch myself whistling the theme from Airport. Most importantly, it is very dangerous for me to drive past an airport, as all my concentration goes from driving to looking and seeing if there are any airplanes (doesn't matter what kind, i always look).
Meister808 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 973 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (10 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 3339 times:
RiffedAAMech: Your username says it all, I'm afraid.
But, yeah. I am downright dangerous when driving past airports. I make sure that everything in my car is off(a/c, windshield wipers, lights) before I turn off the ignition and check to verify it again when I get in again. I can quote from both Airplane and Top Gun. When I met my girlfriend, I was happy to hear she lived on a large ranch, becuase I could land a plane there.
Yep, I got it good.
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