Sasha
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Species In The Cockpit...

Sat May 08, 1999 3:58 am

Just recalled this little story.

When I was 9 years old, in 1989, on our way from Bulgaria I had a full pocket of slimes (yes, yes) from the Black Sea (little white ones that look like French croissant rolls). They weren't showing out of their shells so I carried them no problem, in fact, I thought there were NO SLIMES there, and thought I'd take the shells as suveniour and show at home.

Just before the regional flight to our final destination, on a Let-410, I sat right behind the cockpit. Pilots left the door open (they always do that) and went outside for a minute. That was the time when I took the chance to glare what's inside the flight deck and... a couple of slimes dropped outta my pocket...

AFter the flight, the pilots came out laughing...
"Ha-ha, gotta show this to the ATC guys - SLIMES in the cockpit... Watch his face as I show it to him..."

Apparently, the pilots reported something like:
"Ground, I've got slimes in the cockpit".

And the ATC guy thought he was being fooled as he knew there;re NO slimes in that area - North Siberia...

Alexander Alexeyev
Scotland - Russia
An2/24/28,Yak42,Tu154/134,IL18/62/96,B737/757/767,A310/320/319,F100,BAe146,EMB-145,CRJ,A340-600,B747-400,A-330-300,A-340
 
Sasha
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RE: Species In The Cockpit...

Sat May 08, 1999 4:01 am

Forgot to mention, the creatures actually WERE in the shells. I got home, left them on the table... returned after 5 mins and... they disappeared. I found them in different parts of the room.

I wonder if they came out in the cockpit as well. heh...

Alexander Alexeyev
Scotland - Russia
An2/24/28,Yak42,Tu154/134,IL18/62/96,B737/757/767,A310/320/319,F100,BAe146,EMB-145,CRJ,A340-600,B747-400,A-330-300,A-340
 
David L
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RE: Species In The Cockpit...

Sat May 08, 1999 4:15 am

A pocket full of slimes? Bet that always works with the ladies :)
 
Sasha
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Biology

Sat May 08, 1999 4:20 am

Full pocket, as I was intending to give them out as suveniurs (can't spell that, sorry). As they then turned out to be alive... they've become targets of my another interest apart from Aviation - BIOLOGY. they lived for a month in a water tank, and I fed them with leaves from my mom's home flowers (she didn't really support that) :).

Alexander Alexeyev
Scotland - Russia.
An2/24/28,Yak42,Tu154/134,IL18/62/96,B737/757/767,A310/320/319,F100,BAe146,EMB-145,CRJ,A340-600,B747-400,A-330-300,A-340