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(Daily Mail)   This is your captain speaking. Is there anyone on board who knows how to land a jumbo jet? Fark: Actually, yes, there is   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 109
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2012-11-21 08:56:08 AM  
"By the way, is there anyone on board who can fly a plane?"

Lufthansa: Es ist eine ganz andere Art des Fliegens, allesamt
 
2012-11-21 09:00:36 AM  
www.presseurop.eu
 
2012-11-21 09:19:23 AM  
Unfortunately he had fish for dinner
 
2012-11-21 09:35:55 AM  
Over Macho Grande?
 
2012-11-21 10:00:10 AM  
I picked a bad week to stop sniffing glue.
 
2012-11-21 10:08:10 AM  
Surely you can't be serious
 
2012-11-21 10:16:38 AM  
stanfordclark.files.wordpress.com
 
2012-11-21 10:21:38 AM  
It's an entirely different kind of flying altogether.
 
2012-11-21 10:39:19 AM  

Mr. Coffee Nerves: It's an entirely different kind of flying altogether.


It's an entirely different kind of flying.

And I'll never get over Macho Grande!
 
2012-11-21 10:41:00 AM  
It's a good thing he doesn't know how much I hate his guts.
 
2012-11-21 10:41:48 AM  
kristinhoppe.files.wordpress.com

/wow i can't believe I'm the first.
 
2012-11-21 10:43:18 AM  
Flying for Lufthansa is a real headache.
 
2012-11-21 10:43:44 AM  
Not to be a threadshiatter or anything, but this was the co-pilot who was incapacitated, pilot was still coherent and just needed someone to read checklists, so flight crew would have done so if this guy wasn't on the plane.

Carry on with "Airplane!" references though, they never get old!

Also on that panic screenshot, can you ff about 2 seconds and post that one?

\boobies
 
2012-11-21 10:44:28 AM  
concentrate... concentrate... I've got to concentrate... concentrate... concentrate... Hello?... hello... hello... Echo... echo... echo... Pinch hitting for Pedro Borbon... Manny Mota... Mota... Mota...
 
2012-11-21 10:44:49 AM  
"Ladies and Gentlemen, this is your captain speaking. The entire flight crew is just fine, but is there anyone on board who speaks Jive?"
 
2012-11-21 10:45:07 AM  
You know what would work really well in this thread? A reference to that classic comedy "Airplane!". I wonder if anyone will post such a reference...
 
2012-11-21 10:45:28 AM  

Mr. Coffee Nerves: It's an entirely different kind of flying altogether.


It's an entirely different kind of flying.
 
2012-11-21 10:45:53 AM  
www.crystalinks.com

Sh*t....I missed.
 
2012-11-21 10:45:56 AM  

Mentat: Over Macho Grande?


I don't think I will ever get over Macho Grande.
 
2012-11-21 10:46:23 AM  

Mentat: Mr. Coffee Nerves: It's an entirely different kind of flying altogether.

It's an entirely different kind of flying.


It's an entirely different kind of flying
 
2012-11-21 10:46:40 AM  
OK, so the pilot disappeared....but......
www.dreamagic.com
 
2012-11-21 10:47:14 AM  

flaminio: You know what would work really well in this thread? A reference to that classic comedy "Airplane!". I wonder if anyone will post such a reference...


Surely you can't be serious! Airplane references always work.
 
2012-11-21 10:47:14 AM  

Kryler: Mentat: Over Macho Grande?

I don't think I will ever get over Macho Grande.


Then you're not high enough.
 
2012-11-21 10:48:02 AM  

Smoke 'n' Pancake: OK, so the pilot disappeared....but......


Monster on the wing got him.
 
2012-11-21 10:48:57 AM  

Fabric_Man: "Ladies and Gentlemen, this is your captain speaking. The entire flight crew is just fine, but is there anyone on board who speaks Jive?"


On it!

www.avitable.com
 
2012-11-21 10:49:30 AM  
The fog is getting thicker!

And Leon is getting laaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaarrrrrrrrrrrrrrger!
 
2012-11-21 10:50:57 AM  
Hey, you know what they say: "See a broad to get that booty yak 'em, gotta' leg her down and smack 'em yak 'em!"

Cold got to be. Sheeeeeeeeit.
 
2012-11-21 10:51:23 AM  

flaminio: You know what would work really well in this thread? A reference to that classic comedy "Airplane!". I wonder if anyone will post such a reference...


"Nobody puts baby in a corner."
 
2012-11-21 10:51:29 AM  

WelldeadLink: Smoke 'n' Pancake: OK, so the pilot disappeared....but......

Monster on the wing got him.


1.bp.blogspot.com
WRONG!
 
2012-11-21 10:52:30 AM  
I had the lasagna.
 
2012-11-21 10:53:06 AM  
FTA: "...the heroic stranger stepped in to help the captain safely land the plane..."

Is this really heroic? "Heroic off-duty bus driver takes over after regular driver complains of a headache".
 
2012-11-21 10:55:01 AM  

ChipNASA: [kristinhoppe.files.wordpress.com image 427x240]

/wow i can't believe I'm the first.


kristinhoppe.files.wordpress.com

// wow i can't believe I'm the first.
 
2012-11-21 10:56:23 AM  
FTA:

"Co-pilot struck down..."

"...the co-pilot of a Boeing 747..."

"...after a co-pilot fell ill..."

"...co-pilot incapacitated..."

"...co-pilot was hospitalized..."


Planes have pilots, you know? Captains? They generally have these even when they lack (functional) co-pilots. Not as "dire" an emergency as stated? Well, after getting past four or so screen-sized images of cockpits and planes (likely stock photos) in the "article", we finally get this:

"A Lufthansa spokeswoman said the man who stepped in was fully licensed to operate and fly the 747.

'In such circumstances it's absolutely normal procedure for the pilot, the flight captain, to continue to operate the aircraft,' she said.

'Also, where necessary, the cabin crew are fully trained and can be called upon to read checklists back to the pilot.

'The procedures are in place for such an eventuality. But the effort of the off-duty pilot were certainly appreciated.'"


So, "appreciated", but the words "dire emergency" and "absolutely vital" suspiciously absent. Hell, even one of the slide-sho- er, article's captions says:

"Calm and controlled: The officer had been travelling as a passenger on the 747 when he was called on to enter the cockpit and help the captain bring the plane down safely (file picture)"
 
2012-11-21 10:58:08 AM  

SkunkWerks: FTA:

"Co-pilot struck down..."

"...the co-pilot of a Boeing 747..."

"...after a co-pilot fell ill..."

"...co-pilot incapacitated..."

"...co-pilot was hospitalized..."

Planes have pilots, you know? Captains? They generally have these even when they lack (functional) co-pilots. Not as "dire" an emergency as stated? Well, after getting past four or so screen-sized images of cockpits and planes (likely stock photos) in the "article", we finally get this:

"A Lufthansa spokeswoman said the man who stepped in was fully licensed to operate and fly the 747.

'In such circumstances it's absolutely normal procedure for the pilot, the flight captain, to continue to operate the aircraft,' she said.

'Also, where necessary, the cabin crew are fully trained and can be called upon to read checklists back to the pilot.

'The procedures are in place for such an eventuality. But the effort of the off-duty pilot were certainly appreciated.'"

So, "appreciated", but the words "dire emergency" and "absolutely vital" suspiciously absent. Hell, even one of the slide-sho- er, article's captions says:

"Calm and controlled: The officer had been travelling as a passenger on the 747 when he was called on to enter the cockpit and help the captain bring the plane down safely (file picture)"


R.I.P PLOT

upload.wikimedia.org
 
2012-11-21 10:58:53 AM  

amd1433: // wow i can't believe I'm the first.


Surely you can't be serious?
 
2012-11-21 10:58:57 AM  
Encouraged to fill in...
i190.photobucket.com
 
2012-11-21 10:59:20 AM  
Actually those things can pretty much land themselves
 
2012-11-21 11:01:05 AM  
What the hell was wrong with the flight engineer? Stepping in for the SIC is part of his job.

Doctor Rumack: "This woman has got to be taken to a hospital."
Elaine: "A hospital? What is it?"
Doctor Rumack: "It's a big building with patients, but that's not important right now."

There is not end of fun from this movie...
 
2012-11-21 11:04:16 AM  
upload.wikimedia.org
Maybe he can fly the plane.
 
2012-11-21 11:04:17 AM  
Does he have clearance, Clarence?
 
2012-11-21 11:07:43 AM  

trappedspirit: Actually those things can pretty much land themselves


Actually, they can actually land themselves. The captain probably could have done it alone, but why do that when you have qualified,experienced help available.
 
2012-11-21 11:07:47 AM  
I thought those jumbo jets could land themselves with the press of a button.
 
2012-11-21 11:07:48 AM  
Its kind've funny thinking about this. On any given passenger flight there are probably at least 3-5 pilots riding in the cabin, traveling either on company or personal travel. Sometimes dozens. Mostly wearing normal clothes so nobody really realizes this.
 
2012-11-21 11:08:41 AM  
Happends?
 
2012-11-21 11:11:07 AM  

amd1433: ChipNASA: [kristinhoppe.files.wordpress.com image 427x240]

/wow i can't believe I'm the first.



// wow i can't believe I'm the first.


Good luck we're all counting on you
 
2012-11-21 11:12:24 AM  

SurfaceTension: Mentat: Mr. Coffee Nerves: It's an entirely different kind of flying altogether.

It's an entirely different kind of flying.

It's an entirely different kind of flying


It's an entirely different kind of flying.
 
2012-11-21 11:15:13 AM  
images2.wikia.nocookie.net

Thank God! It's Karen Black! [silence]...

She landed a busted plane in "Airport '75"? [more silence]...

It was a movie, in the '70s. [even more silence]...

Ah, you damn kids with your music.
 
2012-11-21 11:15:42 AM  

BigNumber12: SurfaceTension: Mentat: Mr. Coffee Nerves: It's an entirely different kind of flying altogether.

It's an entirely different kind of flying.

It's an entirely different kind of flying

It's an entirely different kind of flying.


lh3.googleusercontent.com

/this should be the new Airplane meme
 
2012-11-21 11:16:05 AM  
I've landed many a jumbo jet on Microsoft's Flight Simulator. If I was a passenger in such a situation I would readily volunteer my services. Same in a medical emergency. I've done a few transplants in Operation.
 
2012-11-21 11:17:07 AM  
Golly!
 
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