Granite
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Competition - Trailing Jets Pic To Win!

Tue Oct 08, 2002 11:24 pm

Hi all

A little competition for you all.

I currently have two extra 7 x 5 copies of my 'infamous' trailing Lufthansa and Swiss jets pic. Got these printed via Photobox and the quality is fantastic.

I am willing to send post these on free of charge to anyone who comes up with the captions for the image:

View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Gary Watt


To give our non European friends time to catch up with times zones etc, I will close make the closing date Friday 5.00pm UK time.

Only one entry each. No rude language or swearing  Smile

I will look over all the captions over the weekend and let you all know the two winners of the best captions during Monday sometime.

So, now is your time to get a piece of tabloid news, photographed by a 1st Class Photographer.

And to my personal friends, you know who you are, you will be treated the same as everyone else.

Looking forward to your replies.

Regards

Gary Watt
 
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RE: Competition - Trailing Jets Pic To Win!

Tue Oct 08, 2002 11:28 pm

LH: a bit closer, I want to steal some inflight mags and safety cards..
Wietse de Graaf
 
ExitRow
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RE: Competition - Trailing Jets Pic To Win!

Tue Oct 08, 2002 11:59 pm

(wind noise)

"Excuse me!!! Do you have any Grey Poupon!!?"

(wind noise)
 
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RE: Competition - Trailing Jets Pic To Win!

Wed Oct 09, 2002 12:04 am

LH: "Wait!....you forgot your lunch!!"

-Tim
Alderman Exit
 
KG4IKI
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RE: Competition - Trailing Jets Pic To Win!

Wed Oct 09, 2002 12:21 am

LH: "You may be ahead, but at least I don't have a big wart on my tail like you do!"

SW: "You are just jealous, I can do with three engines what it takes you four to do!"

--Chris
 
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RE: Competition - Trailing Jets Pic To Win!

Wed Oct 09, 2002 12:29 am

Second place is the first loser.
 
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RE: Competition - Trailing Jets Pic To Win!

Wed Oct 09, 2002 12:41 am

Lufthansa first office to Lufthansa captain; "Achtung herr captain. Zee Swiss has overtaken us"

Lufthansa captain to Lufthansa first-officer: "Ahh no matter. Vee let zee Swiss go ahead. Vee haf already put down our towel on zee best gate at JFK"
There are old pilots and there are bold pilots, but there are no old bold pilots
 
c72
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RE: Competition - Trailing Jets Pic To Win!

Wed Oct 09, 2002 12:48 am

"And The Winner Is?"
 
Airbus Lover
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RE: Competition - Trailing Jets Pic To Win!

Wed Oct 09, 2002 1:06 am

Who says the A340 is slow?  Wink/being sarcastic
 
JeffM
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RE: Competition - Trailing Jets Pic To Win!

Wed Oct 09, 2002 1:13 am

"First one down gets a free 5 x 7 from Gary...!"


v/r
Jeff Miller
Great shot Gary
 
BA777
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RE: Competition - Trailing Jets Pic To Win!

Wed Oct 09, 2002 2:14 am

"Lets be the Red Arrows"

"Lets play who can get closer to the other without having their flightplan cancelled or the pax screaming"

BA777
 
LOT767-300ER
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RE: Competition - Trailing Jets Pic To Win!

Wed Oct 09, 2002 2:19 am

"Not only do we lose in bobsled to the swiss...but this is an outrage."
 
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RE: Competition - Trailing Jets Pic To Win!

Wed Oct 09, 2002 2:20 am

Controller: Lufthansa, traffic two o'clock reduce speed and maintain altitude,traffic is on same heading trying to gas it up a little.

Lufthansa: Roger,wee have zee cute little Trabant in sight.

Swissair: PRRRRRT!

Lufthansa FO: Oh captain, I zink zee MD just farted upon us!




(note: Trabant was a very small and cheap car made in East Germany after ww2)

 
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RE: Competition - Trailing Jets Pic To Win!

Wed Oct 09, 2002 3:18 am

This is what happens when fighter pilots grow up
 
2912n
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RE: Competition - Trailing Jets Pic To Win!

Wed Oct 09, 2002 3:30 am

Fighter pilots grow up??????????

 
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RE: Competition - Trailing Jets Pic To Win!

Wed Oct 09, 2002 3:37 am

Swissair pilot to LH pilot: "See, I TOLD you! It's QUALITY, not quantity that makes the difference!"
Forum moderator 2001-2010; He's a pedantic, pontificating, pretentious bastard, a belligerent old fart, a worthless st
 
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RE: Competition - Trailing Jets Pic To Win!

Wed Oct 09, 2002 4:13 am

"Higher, Faster, Cuter"

or

"Slow and steady wins the race"
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apuneger
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RE: Competition - Trailing Jets Pic To Win!

Wed Oct 09, 2002 5:26 am

OK, my entry:

Swissair Captain talks to the Lufthansa Captain: "Fortunately the British Airways flight got delayed..."

Ivan

PS: I really can't resist it. The above one is my official entry, but I just want to add these as well:

Swissair Captain talks to the Lufthansa Captain: "Now let's cross our fingers and let's hope there's not some sort of aviation geek down below trying to shoot a pic of our ehrr...situation we're having here."

Lufthansa FO to his/her Captain: "Oh man, it just ain't my day: first of all some guy who says he's really well-known on some sort of website - Airliners.net I think he said - tried to get a free jumpseat ride, and now the TCAS display shows TRAFFIC ALERT, and guess what page is missing in our onboard TCAS manual?"  Big thumbs up
Ivan Coninx - Brussels Aviation Photography
 
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RE: Competition - Trailing Jets Pic To Win!

Wed Oct 09, 2002 5:34 am

TCAS:Mad Scot below and closing in
 
Cathay111
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RE: Competition - Trailing Jets Pic To Win!

Wed Oct 09, 2002 5:39 am

Swiss to Lufty - "See Lufty, I told you 3 engines beats 4. Now, care to see us loop de loop?"

Psst, Gazza, I clicked on the photo to give it an extra hit for you too mate!

Great shot dude!
 
EGGD
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RE: Competition - Trailing Jets Pic To Win!

Wed Oct 09, 2002 5:42 am

Aha, ahahahaa, Andy wins guys, no match for that  Laugh out loud.

My pitiful attempt, I really can't think of anything better. Is Lufthansa's tail even blue???

'The Red plane and the Blue plane had a race
All Red wants to do is stuff his face
He eats everything he sees
From trucks to prickly trees
But smart old Blue he chose the Milky Way
He's looking for a tasty treat, fluffy and light
'Cos he knows it won't spoil his appetite

Oh no, the vertical separation has gone
Old Red can't carry on
But smart old Blue he chose the Milky Way
'

OK that is a very VERY vague reference to something completely unrelated, do I win? Oh yeah and I plugged Milky way chocolate bars too Big grin
 
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RE: Competition - Trailing Jets Pic To Win!

Wed Oct 09, 2002 5:46 am


Lufthansa Captain: "Vee have vays of overtaking ze Swiss, yah vee vill have to ditch za kegs of suerkraut to gain on zem."
What's another word for thesaurus?
 
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RE: Competition - Trailing Jets Pic To Win!

Wed Oct 09, 2002 5:49 am

LH Captain to F/O- And match their speed... NOW! Now get you binoculars and check out that FA!

Jeremy
Why yes, in fact, I am a rocket scientist...
 
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RE: Competition - Trailing Jets Pic To Win!

Wed Oct 09, 2002 6:19 am

When you're smoking this stuff you can get real HIGH
 
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RE: Competition - Trailing Jets Pic To Win!

Wed Oct 09, 2002 6:26 am


I agree...Andy has it so far...that made me chuckle!  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

Here's my effort...

"Say...isn't that Gary down there! I thought he'd eaten that dog off his!"

Cheers,
Dean

PS - you have the address Gary  Wink/being sarcastic
Life's dangerous. Get a f**king helmet!
 
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RE: Competition - Trailing Jets Pic To Win!

Wed Oct 09, 2002 8:19 am

AND DOWN THE STRETCH THEY COME!!!



Scott
 
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RE: Competition - Trailing Jets Pic To Win!

Wed Oct 09, 2002 8:23 am

" Last one there buys the Bud' "

APP.
 
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RE: Competition - Trailing Jets Pic To Win!

Wed Oct 09, 2002 10:48 am

"Captain, Swiss MD-11 off the starboard bow!"
"Mr Sulu, raise shields and lock phasers. Prepare to fire!"
Like a seagull on the MCG of life...
 
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RE: Competition - Trailing Jets Pic To Win!

Wed Oct 09, 2002 10:57 am

"Hey, if you get any closer I'll flick a booger on your windshield"


OR



Swiss Pilot says to the Lufthansa Pilot: "Hey, we must look pretty cool up here, I wonder if any cool airliners.net photographer is photographing this from down there?"


Mark Garfinkel
 
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RE: Competition - Trailing Jets Pic To Win!

Wed Oct 09, 2002 11:10 am

Too bad is not LH498 on it's way to MEX., but I'll do it as my compadre the Mexican- Mr. Speedy Gonzalez Stile.....

Speedy Gonzalez at LH cock: "ANDALE, ANDALE, ARRIBA, ARRIBA, EPA, EPA!!"


The fastest Mouse in Mexico & Air!

ghost77  Smile

Ricardo Morales - flyAPM - ¡No es que maneje rapido, solo estoy volando lento!
 
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RE: Competition - Trailing Jets Pic To Win!

Wed Oct 09, 2002 11:20 am

"I can't believe this! Only ONE photgrapher is taking our picture???"
Its better to be on the ground wishing you were in the air than be in the air wishing you were on the ground. Fly safe!
 
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RE: Competition - Trailing Jets Pic To Win!

Wed Oct 09, 2002 11:22 am

"Did he? He did. He flicked me off. I'll show him. When I get you I'm gonna turn you into Swiss Cheese."

-174thfwff

Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan, Staten, Uptown, what now? Lets make it happen.
 
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RE: Competition - Trailing Jets Pic To Win!

Wed Oct 09, 2002 12:24 pm

"Coming around the second turn... Swis Air has the lead, followed closely by Luftansa... This is going to be close race folks..."
At worst, you screw up and die.
 
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RE: Competition - Trailing Jets Pic To Win!

Wed Oct 09, 2002 1:56 pm

LH F/O to LH Captain: Sir, the four German hair-dryers you ordered for your daughters are being delivered.

KC Sim
Bangkok
 
cabbott
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RE: Competition - Trailing Jets Pic To Win!

Wed Oct 09, 2002 2:21 pm

Here mine:

LH: Well Swiss we are over Scotland now
SW: I know!
LH: How can you tell?
SW: Well i can see a man dressed in a kilt in the middle of a field being chased by sheep, oh and he is pointing his fists at us!
LH: Lets hope the sheep had fun anyway.


Colin
 
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RE: Competition - Trailing Jets Pic To Win!

Wed Oct 09, 2002 2:45 pm

LH captain: Last time I got lost, this time I have a follow-me..

/Robert
 
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RE: Competition - Trailing Jets Pic To Win!

Wed Oct 09, 2002 3:08 pm

Who will land first
in the land of hypocricy ?
Who will land first
in the land where talking too much
affords terrorism ?
Who will land first in the land where -

Ooooops... North America is gone - it was too soft.....
 
BA777
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RE: Competition - Trailing Jets Pic To Win!

Wed Oct 09, 2002 3:22 pm

Cor i hope we're on the same NAT track, that Purser is  Big thumbs up

LH: Lets get in his slipstream, speed this slow airbus up

BA777
 
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RE: Competition - Trailing Jets Pic To Win!

Wed Oct 09, 2002 3:23 pm

Editor of the News Of The World in on one of the aircraft talking to Gary on his satellite phone:

'OK Gary I've given the pilot the cheque, take that picture now!'
 
Granite
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RE: Competition - Trailing Jets Pic To Win!

Wed Oct 09, 2002 4:20 pm

Hi all

Nice comments so far guys  Smile

I may have two winners already.......but keep them coming till Friday evening.

Infact, there may be three 7 x 5 pics available so I may issue the third place runner up with one as well.

Cheers

Gary
 
EGFF
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RE: Competition - Trailing Jets Pic To Win!

Wed Oct 09, 2002 5:33 pm

Im sorry, but there is one that stood out and made me laugh ....
Andy (Skymonster) your's was fantastic, LOL  Big thumbs up
EGFF
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RE: Competition - Trailing Jets Pic To Win!

Wed Oct 09, 2002 7:47 pm

Granite's Dog "I will get him for bringing me along plane spotting Big grin , now where's the number for the News of the World?"

Cheers

Paul
 
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RE: Competition - Trailing Jets Pic To Win!

Wed Oct 09, 2002 8:06 pm

That little voice in Gary's head, saying:



"LH -vs- SW.....



.....Airbus -vs- McDonnell Douglas.....




......DSLR -vs- SLR.....




......oowhhh. My neck hurts!!"




DJM-ADL
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BA777
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RE: Competition - Trailing Jets Pic To Win!

Thu Oct 10, 2002 6:06 am

"Let's go for mid-air docking, raid each others duty free!"

"Are you sure this scarebus is at FL330, cos the Swiss is too, shouldnt we be higher, it's jetstream could spin us back down to the UK, brrrrrrrrrrr"

BA777
 
EGGD
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RE: Competition - Trailing Jets Pic To Win!

Thu Oct 10, 2002 6:36 am

LH captain: Oi Swissair, stick your arm out of the window and hand me that porno mag you are reading!!!!

Swiss captain: ok but you'll have to catch me first!

ok it sucks but so do most of yours  Laugh out loud
 
toady
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RE: Competition - Trailing Jets Pic To Win!

Thu Oct 10, 2002 7:25 am

I've been trying to come up with a snappy and humourous one-line caption, but I've failed! Everything seems a bit too cumbersome.....

The immediate thing that struck me about that photograph was not the potential humour (I think you have to 'search' a bit to find the funny elements and references) but the sheer bloody majesty of the picture.
To me, the most important feature of that photograph is not the Swissair Vs Lufthansa 'race' - it's the contrails. After faffing about with references to "white lines" & "kissing the sky" I decided that drug references would not be appropriate!!.....So, my entry is not in the least bit funny because it's not meant to be!.....

"Sky liners"
 
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RE: Competition - Trailing Jets Pic To Win!

Thu Oct 10, 2002 1:01 pm

It just came to me...

SW to LH: You ain't nothing but a big ole Fokker...

regards,
Tom
is that a light at the end of the tunnel or just a train?
 
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RE: Competition - Trailing Jets Pic To Win!

Thu Oct 10, 2002 1:23 pm

Here you go Gary:

ATC: Lufthansa *** heavy, you have traffic overtaking you
Lufthansa *** heavy: Looking for traffic overtaking us
ATC: Lufthansa *** heavy, traffic is at your 2 o'clock
Lufthansa *** heavy: You mean that thing to our right?
ATC: Lufthansa *** heavy, Do you mean the heavy MD-11?
Lufthansa *** heavy: I guess-----looks like a lawn dart to me
ATC: Lufthansa *** heavy, roger.
Swiss *** Heavy: Lufthansa *** heavy, Thats your future ahead
Lufthansa *** heavy: Swiss ***Heavy, If thats my future, I will retire before that "upgrade"
Swiss *** heavy: Lufthansa *** heavy, Good, makes life easier up here.


Well, what do you think Gary?

-Dmitry
 
flightsimfreak
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RE: Competition - Trailing Jets Pic To Win!

Thu Oct 10, 2002 1:54 pm

Lufthansa A340 captain - "Attention passengers, in a few moments we will be passing our Swiss friends, let's give them a nice friendly wave..."
(as the A340 passes the MD-11, the A340 captain flips 'em the bird...)
 
BA777
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RE: Competition - Trailing Jets Pic To Win!

Thu Oct 10, 2002 3:20 pm

"Lets all show our "respect" for the Swiss MD11"

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