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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 11:18:06 AM  
Has anyone even heard of "North American Airlines"? I'm going to call BS on this one. Shirley they can't be serious...
 
2012-11-21 11:18:32 AM  
Airplane thread - Hooray!

"They bought their tickets, they knew what they were getting into. I say, let 'em crash."
 
2012-11-21 11:21:54 AM  
The red zone has always been for loading and unloading of passengers. There's never stopping in a white zone.
 
2012-11-21 11:25:11 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 altogether entirely different kind of flying.
 
2012-11-21 11:34:24 AM  

Pelvic Splanchnic Ganglion: The red zone has always been for loading and unloading of passengers. There's never stopping in a white zone.


Don't start with your red zone shiat again. We both know what this is about.
 
2012-11-21 11:35:13 AM  

trappedspirit: Actually those things can pretty much land themselves


All planes land eventually....one way or another
 
2012-11-21 11:36:31 AM  
SInce all of the other Airplane! references have been posted:

3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-11-21 11:36:49 AM  

flaflaflowhigh: Has anyone even heard of "North American Airlines"? I'm going to call BS on this one. Shirley they can't be serious...


They are a charter operator, not quite an entirely different kind of flying, altogether.

http://www.flynaa.com/
 
2012-11-21 11:38:25 AM  

triptheory: Pelvic Splanchnic Ganglion: The red zone has always been for loading and unloading of passengers. There's never stopping in a white zone.

Don't start with your red zone shiat again. We both know what this is about.


You want me to have an abortion!
 
2012-11-21 11:43:18 AM  

akula: triptheory: Pelvic Splanchnic Ganglion: The red zone has always been for loading and unloading of passengers. There's never stopping in a white zone.

Don't start with your red zone shiat again. We both know what this is about.

You want me to have an abortion!


It's really the only sensible thing to do, if its done safely. Therapeutically there's no danger involved.
 
2012-11-21 11:45:42 AM  

ChipNASA: 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 image 512x320]

/this should be the new Airplane meme



I'll support it.
 
2012-11-21 11:56:32 AM  

iron_city_ap: 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.


That was just said in response to the scary tag. They can actually really land themselves if you actually tell them to.
 
2012-11-21 12:04:00 PM  

trappedspirit: iron_city_ap: 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.

That was just said in response to the scary tag. They can actually really land themselves if you actually tell them to.


But they have to really want to.
 
2012-11-21 12:05:49 PM  
Ah, damn, I knew I should've logged those hours in something other than DCM:A-10 Warthog.
 
2012-11-21 12:08:18 PM  
That severe migraine if co-pilot holds a US license probably puts his medical certificate in severe jeopardy, even if it it resolved. He will probably have to list it on every FAA application for the rest of his career.
 
2012-11-21 12:10:14 PM  
thingscoolerthantoothpaste.files.wordpress.com

/obscure?
 
2012-11-21 12:12:51 PM  
I haven't felt this awful since we saw that Ronald Reagan film.
 
2012-11-21 12:15:59 PM  

BenJammin: I thought those jumbo jets could land themselves with the press of a button.


But this is an entirely different kind of button.
 
2012-11-21 12:17:50 PM  

RsquaredW: Ah, damn, I knew I should've logged those hours in something other than DCM:A-10 Warthog.


If you can hit the broad side of a barn, you should be able to help us get this 747 on the ground.
 
2012-11-21 12:19:05 PM  

not5am: [thingscoolerthantoothpaste.files.wordpress.com image 368x273]

/obscure?


You're asking if Snakes on a Plane is obscure? On Fark?
 
2012-11-21 12:20:22 PM  
No, I've been nervous before.
 
2012-11-21 12:27:56 PM  

not5am: [thingscoolerthantoothpaste.files.wordpress.com image 368x273]

/obscure?


No OBSCURE was seeing a fat black man on an airplane with an empty seat next to him.
/he probably *ate* the other passenger.
 
2012-11-21 12:28:39 PM  
Only girls get out of duty by claiming to have migraines.
 
2012-11-21 12:36:52 PM  
One of the crew members is ill. Slightly ill. But the captain and the other crew members are fine and are free to live a life of religious fulfillment...
 
2012-11-21 12:42:38 PM  
There's a reason airlines let other airline employees fly free.
 
2012-11-21 01:03:04 PM  
Push "auto everything" button, go back to sleep.
 
2012-11-21 01:04:01 PM  
They'll get over it.
 
2012-11-21 01:16:47 PM  
kristinhoppe.files.wordpress.com

I just wanted to tell you both, "Good luck, we're all counting on you".

 
2012-11-21 01:17:17 PM  

flaflaflowhigh: Has anyone even heard of "North American Airlines"? I'm going to call BS on this one. Shirley they can't be serious...


Uhh... yeah. It's been around for 23 years. It was the airline Obama chartered for his 2008 campaign. (Their logo is a stylized American flag. When it was repainted for the campaign, a bunch of frothing teabaggers naturally assumed that removing their corporate livery means he hates America.)
 
2012-11-21 01:17:20 PM  
Did the pilot look like this guy?

i2.listal.com 

/Steven Segal survived that fall.
 
2012-11-21 01:21:19 PM  
I am so glad that they put in a picture of the Dublin airport in an article.
 
2012-11-21 01:23:02 PM  
Must of had his union dues paid up, else the pilot woulda been on his own.
 
2012-11-21 01:26:57 PM  

95629: 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.


They used to have to wear suits. Until normal people realized that the only people in suits were airline employees flying for free.
 
2012-11-21 01:53:32 PM  

ArkAngel: [www.presseurop.eu image 490x225]


Thank you, leaving with a smile on my face.
 
2012-11-21 01:54:37 PM  

pute kisses like a man: 95629: 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.

They used to have to wear suits. Until normal people realized that the only people in suits were airline employees flying for free.


And air marshals. The G men eventually wised up too.
 
2012-11-21 02:04:32 PM  

trappedspirit: Actually those things can pretty much land themselves


Pilot maintenance request: Auto-land not functioning correctly.

Mechanic: Aircraft not equipped with auto-land.


What I want to know is how they found out about the off-duty pilot. "Um hello, is anyone a pilot?"

What really sucks is that co-pilot just lost his medical and most likely his job.
 
2012-11-21 02:26:22 PM  

parkke0108: trappedspirit: Actually those things can pretty much land themselves

Pilot maintenance request: Auto-land not functioning correctly.

Mechanic: Aircraft not equipped with auto-land.


What I want to know is how they found out about the off-duty pilot. "Um hello, is anyone a pilot?"

What really sucks is that co-pilot just lost his medical and most likely his job.

 

Yeah, it REALLY sucks that someone physically unqualified to fly a plane won't be allowed to do so anymore.
 
2012-11-21 02:39:15 PM  
You'll be swell, you'll be great. Gonna have the whole world on a plate. Startin' here, startin' now. Honey, everything's comin' up roses...

/war is hell
 
2012-11-21 02:46:10 PM  
Jim never vomits at home...
 
2012-11-21 02:49:39 PM  
There's a sale at Penney's!
 
2012-11-21 03:02:04 PM  
Could of been a terrorist. Slip something into co-pilots drink. Yeah, I can fly jumbo jets. Gets into cockpit. Captain, that hot blonde in row 3 needs you right away. Ta Da
 
2012-11-21 03:07:34 PM  
Dr. Rumack: "There's been a little problem in the cockpit."
Ted: "The cockpit? What is it?"
Dr. Rumack: "It's a little room in the front of the plane, where the pilots sit, but that's not important right now."
 
2012-11-21 03:15:41 PM  
I have been training my whole life for just such an incident
cdn.wikimg.net

Sadly, no one has ever needed help flying the plane.
 
2012-11-21 03:16:41 PM  

parkke0108: trappedspirit: Actually those things can pretty much land themselves

What I want to know is how they found out about the off-duty pilot. "Um hello, is anyone a pilot?"

What really sucks is that co-pilot just lost his medical and most likely his job.


If he was deadheading home on another airline or flying non-rev (which most airlines allow other airline employees to do if there is space) it would show up on the passenger manifest I would imagine. That's my best guess anyhow.

/Short CSB: I know a retired United 747 captain that flew home to Rochester NY from Denver via Memphis thanks to FedEx when his mother suddenly took ill and was about to die. He made it back in time.
 
2012-11-21 03:33:55 PM  
When will you be back?
 
2012-11-21 04:06:20 PM  

buzzcut73: /Short CSB: I know a retired United 747 captain that flew home to Rochester NY from Denver via Memphis thanks to FedEx when his mother suddenly took ill and was about to die. He made it back in time.


Well, when you absolutely, positively have to be there overnight...
 
2012-11-21 04:11:55 PM  
I am surprised that no one has sympathized with the plight of the poor co pilot, he must have gone through hell.

www.jeepfan.com
/first with the fish pic, how can this be?
 
2012-11-21 05:02:42 PM  
Steve McCroskey: I need the best man on this. Someone who knows that plane inside and out and won't crack under pressure.

Johnny: How about Mister Rogers?
 
2012-11-21 05:35:26 PM  

anotar: I am surprised that no one has sympathized with the plight of the poor co pilot, he must have gone through hell.


Tell your old man to drag Walton and Lanier up and down the court for 48 minutes!

farm4.static.flickr.com

 
2012-11-21 05:49:35 PM  

Mentat: You're asking if Snakes on a Plane is obscure? On Fark?


65 comments in and i'm the only one that brought up this reference (which is closer than all the airplane! references) and at 99 comments no one else brought it up.
 
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