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(Mirror.co.uk)   Boeing 747 forced to make emergency landing because of overheated: A) engines, B) cockpit, or C) cows   (mirror.co.uk) divider line 37
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2014-04-08 08:02:43 AM
I'm trying to wrap my head around this.  How is it economically feasible to ever ship cows via air?  Were these special cows?
 
2014-04-08 08:42:08 AM
I sat next to an overheated cow on a flight to Dallas, I wished that an emergency landing was an option.
 
2014-04-08 08:45:15 AM
www.dodlive.mil

What a flying cow might look like
 
2014-04-08 08:46:31 AM
Take off every cow, for great justice!
 
2014-04-08 08:48:58 AM
I'm trying to figure out how college educated people don't know the BTUs created by X bovines in Y Area.
Idiots.
 
2014-04-08 08:51:34 AM

SmackLT: [www.dodlive.mil image 360x200]

What a flying cow might look like


Both sad and amusing in equal parts, which is how I assume the next second played out for Bossie.
 
2014-04-08 08:51:38 AM
I want to see how they pack them in.  What if they panicked?

Also, I'm sick of these motherfarkin' cows on this motherfarkin' plane!
 
2014-04-08 08:53:23 AM

vudukungfu: I'm trying to figure out how college educated people don't know the BTUs created by X bovines in Y Area.
Idiots.


Until the last century, this was precisely why farmhouses were built over stables. The furnace hadn't been invented and a half a dozen stalled cows at one end and a small peat fire at the other would keep most farmhouses with three-foot thick walls and thatched roofs quite clement.
 
2014-04-08 08:55:46 AM

nekom: I'm trying to wrap my head around this.  How is it economically feasible to ever ship cows via air?  Were these special cows?


One of these cows happened to be connected to another cow that was on board MH370. But I ain't one to gossip, so you didn't hear that from me.
 
2014-04-08 08:59:57 AM
Okay, this is how they pack cows on a plane apparently:

static.guim.co.uk

kvly.images.worldnow.com

/not necessarily the cows in question.  The cows in the 2nd picture are being loaded in Fargo, ND en route to Kazakhstan.
 
2014-04-08 09:02:16 AM
i.imgur.com
You know nothing, Jon Snow.
 
2014-04-08 09:02:40 AM
What the heck is a "pan pan call"?!
 
2014-04-08 09:03:55 AM

vudukungfu: I'm trying to figure out how college educated people don't know the BTUs created by X bovines in Y Area.
Idiots.


That reminds me of the Iris 3130 I had back in the day.  One of the specs in the manual was a BTU rating.
 
2014-04-08 09:09:21 AM

MelGoesOnTour: What the heck is a "pan pan call"?!


That is what you get if you work at little ceasers.
 
2014-04-08 09:10:23 AM

gfid: Okay, this is how they pack cows on a plane apparently:

[static.guim.co.uk image 721x480]

[kvly.images.worldnow.com image 850x564]

/not necessarily the cows in question.  The cows in the 2nd picture are being loaded in Fargo, ND en route to Kazakhstan.


That makes sense. Would be less than a day trip via aircraft vs months long via land-sea-land. Hopefully they sedate the cows in some way. Would hate to see/smell the plane afterwards.
 
2014-04-08 09:10:35 AM
Caesar?
 
2014-04-08 09:10:58 AM

MelGoesOnTour: What the heck is a "pan pan call"?!


It's like a mayday call but less serious.  Say for example a hydraulic pump failure but the backup pump is operating normally, or a minor electrical problem that could turn serious if not attended to soon.
 
2014-04-08 09:13:24 AM

Madaynun: MelGoesOnTour: What the heck is a "pan pan call"?!

That is what you get if you work at little ceasers.


Okay. I chuckled.
 
2014-04-08 09:14:30 AM

Hiro Nakamura: MelGoesOnTour: What the heck is a "pan pan call"?!

It's like a mayday call but less serious.  Say for example a hydraulic pump failure but the backup pump is operating normally, or a minor electrical problem that could turn serious if not attended to soon.


Thanks. I never heard that one before.

/I used to be an Army ATC tower operator and never came across that one. I wonder if it's mainly a European phrase?
 
2014-04-08 09:17:09 AM
I did the calculations for adult cows and came up with the plane exceeding the max take-off weight without any fuel.  Makes sense that they ship them when young.
 
2014-04-08 09:21:10 AM

MelGoesOnTour: Hiro Nakamura: MelGoesOnTour: What the heck is a "pan pan call"?!

It's like a mayday call but less serious.  Say for example a hydraulic pump failure but the backup pump is operating normally, or a minor electrical problem that could turn serious if not attended to soon.

Thanks. I never heard that one before.

/I used to be an Army ATC tower operator and never came across that one. I wonder if it's mainly a European phrase?


I've only heard it once, in flight school.  One of the IPs used it for, I shiat you not, a door that popped open in the traffic pattern and wouldn't close.  Since they were all contractors at Rucker I have to assume it was something that was in his contract, but the other IPs made fun of him for it nonetheless.
 
2014-04-08 09:27:32 AM

Hiro Nakamura: MelGoesOnTour: Hiro Nakamura: MelGoesOnTour: What the heck is a "pan pan call"?!

It's like a mayday call but less serious.  Say for example a hydraulic pump failure but the backup pump is operating normally, or a minor electrical problem that could turn serious if not attended to soon.

Thanks. I never heard that one before.

/I used to be an Army ATC tower operator and never came across that one. I wonder if it's mainly a European phrase?

I've only heard it once, in flight school.  One of the IPs used it for, I shiat you not, a door that popped open in the traffic pattern and wouldn't close.  Since they were all contractors at Rucker I have to assume it was something that was in his contract, but the other IPs made fun of him for it nonetheless.


I was also at Rucker (circa '82-83). Always wanted to go back to see what the place looks like these days.
 
2014-04-08 09:34:50 AM
Flying cows is a high steaks operations
 
2014-04-08 09:35:54 AM
media1.giphy.com
 
2014-04-08 09:38:01 AM
Doing a barrel roll would be the BEST COW TIPPING EVER!!! Until the plane crashed that is...
 
2014-04-08 09:38:04 AM
Maybe next time they should take a shipment of beagles instead.

/obscure?
//probably not here at fark
 
2014-04-08 09:41:34 AM

gfid: The cows in the 2nd picture are being loaded in Fargo, ND en route to Kazakhstan.


that trip has gotta suck for the cows.
 
2014-04-08 09:50:01 AM
I'm called a cow
I'm not about to blow it now
for all the cows
it's funny how
money allows
all to browse
and be endowed
the wish is true
it falls into
places new
the cow is you
 
2014-04-08 09:53:50 AM

MelGoesOnTour: What the heck is a "pan pan call"?!


It's one down from "mayday", as in "we have some trouble that won't imminently destroy the plane or kill us, but you should be prepared to have us act unexpectedly and keep the fire trucks idling, 'K?"
 
2014-04-08 09:53:53 AM

nekom: I'm trying to wrap my head around this.  How is it economically feasible to ever ship cows via air?  Were these special cows?


I was wondering about that too. I know they fly horses, because people will pay way too much money for horses (mainly the horseracing industry), but I didn't know about cows.
 
2014-04-08 09:58:11 AM

MelGoesOnTour: Hiro Nakamura: MelGoesOnTour: What the heck is a "pan pan call"?!

It's like a mayday call but less serious.  Say for example a hydraulic pump failure but the backup pump is operating normally, or a minor electrical problem that could turn serious if not attended to soon.

Thanks. I never heard that one before.

/I used to be an Army ATC tower operator and never came across that one. I wonder if it's mainly a European phrase?


No, and I'm amazed you are unfamiliar with it.
 
2014-04-08 11:50:47 AM

Valiente: MelGoesOnTour: Hiro Nakamura: MelGoesOnTour: What the heck is a "pan pan call"?!

It's like a mayday call but less serious.  Say for example a hydraulic pump failure but the backup pump is operating normally, or a minor electrical problem that could turn serious if not attended to soon.

Thanks. I never heard that one before.

/I used to be an Army ATC tower operator and never came across that one. I wonder if it's mainly a European phrase?

No, and I'm amazed you are unfamiliar with it.


Well, for what it's worth, I don't remember that term ever being used (it may have been proper phraseology but at the time, as I found out, was mainly for maritime use).
 
2014-04-08 12:06:25 PM
390 COWS?!?! Holy shiat!!
 
2014-04-08 12:13:19 PM

gfid: Okay, this is how they pack cows on a plane apparently:

[static.guim.co.uk image 721x480]

[kvly.images.worldnow.com image 850x564]

/not necessarily the cows in question.  The cows in the 2nd picture are being loaded in Fargo, ND en route to Kazakhstan.


Holy Sh*t and I'm not kidding. I raise beeves and this sh*t has  never occurred to me. Wait a minute were these beeves screened for shoe bombs and the like?

Honestly, I gotta improve my herd if a 'Stan is buying and freighting beef ..
 
2014-04-08 02:18:05 PM
I guess I'm the only one who's bugged by the rampant use of "cows" instead of the proper plural form: "cattle."
 
2014-04-08 03:01:08 PM

rv4-farker: I guess I'm the only one who's bugged by the rampant use of "cows" instead of the proper plural form: "cattle."


Cattle is a collective noun. You wouldn't say "390 cattle", you would either say "390 cows" or "390 head of cattle".
 
2014-04-08 03:10:04 PM

B.L.Z. Bub: rv4-farker: I guess I'm the only one who's bugged by the rampant use of "cows" instead of the proper plural form: "cattle."

Cattle is a collective noun. You wouldn't say "390 cattle", you would either say "390 cows" or "390 head of cattle".


Uh.  "Herd" is a collective noun for a group of cattle.  "Cattle" is plural for "cow" the same as "cats" is plural for "cat".

For instance, you wouldn't say "The entire cattle stampeded yesterday."
 
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