Tristar100
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Best Comments From Non Spotters.

Sat Aug 21, 2004 9:42 pm

I was at MAN today and heard a conversation between a family at the side of me that made me laugh to myself.

There was a Belavia Tu154 on short finals and in great 154 style was kicking out some smoke, at this point a woman said to her husband, "Look that aircraft is dumping fuel, that must be why all the photographers are here".

How I didnt crack up laughing is beyond me, If any A-netters live in the Stockport area, please dont light up and post-pone any barbeques you have planned.

The husband then went on to say, "Big plane the Tristar".

Has anyone got any other great comments that have been heard by people not in the know but think they are?

Cheers,

Steve.
 
A319114
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RE: Best Comments From Non Spotters.

Sun Aug 22, 2004 6:44 am

On a recent flight (DEN-SAN) I overheard a young lady saying to her mother when she saw the plane at the gate (a 757): "Oh no it's a small one!"
Found that quite funny, what would she have said if she would be flying a crj  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
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ArmitageShanks
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RE: Best Comments From Non Spotters.

Sun Aug 22, 2004 7:26 am

I hear people all the time talk about how they took direct flights to london, paris, LA, NYC, etc from our small regional airport, TRI.
 
ringwaymanc
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RE: Best Comments From Non Spotters.

Sun Aug 22, 2004 5:56 pm

Tristar 100...dont be too harsh on people ..obviously you were in the beer garden ...maybe they had drunk a little too much...anyway my summer barbies wouldn't be the same without aviation fuel...dedicated ringway spotter...!!
 
Tristar100
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RE: Best Comments From Non Spotters.

Sun Aug 22, 2004 7:47 pm

Sorry Ringwaymanc, I was on the photo mound near the burger bar on the viewing park. Are they still doing barbies at the pub? Are the wasps still very friendly?

Steve.
 
AFHokie
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RE: Best Comments From Non Spotters.

Mon Aug 23, 2004 6:05 am

Has anyone got any other great comments that have been heard by people not in the know but think they are?


Sure, about half the comments that are posted online here  Wink/being sarcastic
 
ThomasCook
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RE: Best Comments From Non Spotters.

Mon Aug 23, 2004 6:29 am

Hi,

My favourite comment came today at MAN from a women with her husband.
As a PIA 777 was taxiing out she loudly said to her husband ''Look at that one, hasn't it got the funniest wings?''

I Couldn't help but laugh! Big grin

I also quite often here people say when a BAe 146 is taxiing by.... ''Aren't those 747s small up close!''  Smile

Regards
ThomasCook

[Edited 2004-08-22 23:31:56]
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Tristar100
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RE: Best Comments From Non Spotters.

Mon Aug 23, 2004 6:55 am

Great one TC.

I politely butted in to the woman mentioned on my post that in fact the plane is not dumping fuel but it is smoke from the engines to which she replied "oh my god, the plane is on fire".

I just calmly walked away back to the salmonella bar - er, sorry the burger bar.

Steve.
 
ThomasCook
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RE: Best Comments From Non Spotters.

Mon Aug 23, 2004 7:02 am

Hi,

I actually make a habit of listening to some people to see what that come out with! I'm quite sad really, I'm sure you will agree! Big grin It never ceases to amaze how many people think an aircraft is taking off when in fact its landing!

Regards
ThomasCook
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