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(News.com.au)   When the captain and crew are speaking over the intercom on your flight, the code word you don't want to hear is '7500'   ( news.com.au) divider line
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2017-11-07 02:29:30 PM  
"I swear this is the last time I fly to Cleveland."
 
2017-11-07 02:53:48 PM  
I always thought you didn't want to hear "oops" or "what was that?"
 
2017-11-07 02:55:39 PM  
"Say...what's a mountain goat doing way up here in a cloud bank?"
 
2017-11-07 02:56:35 PM  
There's a handful of special transponder codes, actually.  7600 means your radio does not work.  7700 means you're declaring an emergency.
 
2017-11-07 02:56:57 PM  
"I'll have the fish"
 
2017-11-07 02:59:29 PM  

whither_apophis: "I'll have the fish"


I speak jive.
 
2017-11-07 03:01:48 PM  
This is at least partially a reporter not understanding what they've been told.

"7500" isn't anything you'd hear a pilot say out loud. "Squawk 7500" doesn't mean "say 7500 in your best parrot impression". Every passenger aircraft has a transponder -- a gadget that continually transmits a four-digit code that can be dialed by the pilot. Air traffic control uses the transponder to keep track of things, so a pilot might be told "Squawk 0356" by ATC. This means "Set your transponder to broadcast '0356'."

There are also some codes that pilots dial in on their own to say what they're doing. For example, if you're a firefighting plane in the US and nobody has told you some other code to use, you squawk 1255. If your radio is out, you squawk 7600. And yes, if you're getting hijacked, you squawk 7500 -- and the last thing in the world you do is call any attention to that verbally.
 
2017-11-07 03:03:14 PM  
"We saw this a while back on another site. Long enough ago that we can publish it as our own with minor changes."
                            - 85% of the internet
 
2017-11-07 03:06:17 PM  
IFF Mode 5? What's tha--
 
2017-11-07 03:06:41 PM  
United used to pipe the pilot's radio to one of the entertainment system channels, I think channel 9.  It was always fun to try to figure out what the pilots and air traffic control were talking about.  I wonder if they still do that.
 
2017-11-07 03:08:35 PM  
Just before take off, a French pilot will instruct the crew as follows:

Equipage à vos strap-on things en préparation pour le décollage.
 
2017-11-07 03:11:02 PM  

KickahaOta: This is at least partially a reporter not understanding what they've been told.


American journalism in a nutshell.

Also yes what you said is correct.  IIRC the transponder sends not only that code but altitude and other information.  When 9/11 happened the hijackers turned them off, and while ATC could still track them (primary target only, as they put it) they lost the ability to get a definitive altitude.
 
2017-11-07 03:13:06 PM  
Interesting
Oh God, oh God, We're all gonna die.
 
2017-11-07 03:13:19 PM  
I subscribe to ITG monthly. I've read all about 7500. I want one just so i can go up there and say "OI!! SIT BACK DOWN BELOW I THROW YOU OUT!!!" and he will because he'll see the exclamation marks. I'll be a hero.
 
2017-11-07 03:15:14 PM  
"Yellow punch buggy, no punch back."
 
2017-11-07 03:17:48 PM  
I like that they threw in cropdusting as though it's specifically for airlines. I think of that as something waiters and bussers do to a customer at a restaurant
 
2017-11-07 03:21:45 PM  
I believe cross check is having another flight attendant go behind and make sure it was done right...
 
2017-11-07 03:23:20 PM  
FTA:
"Cropdusting
This a rude one, used by cabin crew. "Cropdusting is a disgusting, albeit very common, method of retribution," said Ms Pleva.
"If a passenger is being very rude and difficult, then it's not unheard of for a flight attendant to break wind and 'cropdust' past the offender.
"Childish? Yes. Satisfying? Also yes."

My favorite is to ask if anybody smells popcorn right after doing it.
 
2017-11-07 03:26:07 PM  
85% of the internet is content that has been seen on another site long enough ago to be republished with minor changes.
 
2017-11-07 03:27:27 PM  

Priapetic: United used to pipe the pilot's radio to one of the entertainment system channels, I think channel 9.  It was always fun to try to figure out what the pilots and air traffic control were talking about.  I wonder if they still do that.


A friend who was in flight school, now a pilot, was listening to that once and swears she heard ATC fark up and try to land two planes at the same time on the same runway, hers being one of them.  ATC told her flight to "go around" at the last minute and they got to overfly the airport and the plane that landed first on their runway.
 
2017-11-07 03:33:32 PM  

nekom: IIRC the transponder sends not only that code but altitude and other information.  When 9/11 happened the hijackers turned them off, and while ATC could still track them (primary target only, as they put it) they lost the ability to get a definitive altitude.


Makes you wonder why this would even be possible...
 
2017-11-07 03:34:06 PM  
Serenity Final Scene [ENDING]
Youtube ZU26EseuDoI
 
2017-11-07 03:34:52 PM  
"Hey, y'all, watch this."
 
2017-11-07 03:42:16 PM  
I've got a few more for the intrepid reporter.  "touching down" means landing, "return to your seats and fasten your seatbelts" means hold my beer and watch this, and "we're dimming the cabin lights" means don't look out on the damn wing right now.

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2017-11-07 03:51:19 PM  
Jesus is this reporter stupid?

Code Adam isn't just in airports; it's everywhere. It's been around for decades. Go shopping at a major retailer, it's posted on the farking door.
 
2017-11-07 03:54:05 PM  

King Something: "Hey, y'all, watch this."


Preceded by, "Bubba!  Hold mah beer..."
 
2017-11-07 04:03:39 PM  

nekom: There's a handful of special transponder codes, actually.  7600 means your radio does not work.  7700 means you're declaring an emergency.


And you'll only hear it if your personal electronics include an aircraft radar system with a voice output.
 
2017-11-07 04:04:28 PM  

edrick: [YouTube video]


Oh, nothing, just putting something through the Wash.
 
2017-11-07 04:06:21 PM  
I've heard that content which has been on another site long enough is republished with minor changes, and that makes up 85% of the Internet.
 
2017-11-07 04:08:38 PM  

rummonkey: FTA:
"Cropdusting
This a rude one, used by cabin crew. "Cropdusting is a disgusting, albeit very common, method of retribution," said Ms Pleva.
"If a passenger is being very rude and difficult, then it's not unheard of for a flight attendant to break wind and 'cropdust' past the offender.
"Childish? Yes. Satisfying? Also yes."

My favorite is to ask if anybody smells popcorn right after doing it.


You are an evil genius. Consider that stolen.
 
2017-11-07 04:08:47 PM  

phoenixdan: I always thought you didn't want to hear "oops" or "what was that?"


WHOOP WHOOP PULL UP is another one you don't want to hear.
 
2017-11-07 04:12:20 PM  
'Cropdusting' isn't a secret term, it's how I entertain myself when the girlfriend drags me to the mall.
 
2017-11-07 04:15:02 PM  
Wait, I thought YOU filled it up...
 
2017-11-07 04:17:15 PM  

Bluemoons: rummonkey: FTA:
"Cropdusting
This a rude one, used by cabin crew. "Cropdusting is a disgusting, albeit very common, method of retribution," said Ms Pleva.
"If a passenger is being very rude and difficult, then it's not unheard of for a flight attendant to break wind and 'cropdust' past the offender.
"Childish? Yes. Satisfying? Also yes."

My favorite is to ask if anybody smells popcorn right after doing it.

You are an evil genius. Consider that stolen.


You don't need to steal it.

Go forth my son/daughter, spread the word of my love to the corners of the earth. Preferably after eating mexican food.
 
2017-11-07 04:21:00 PM  
Some thing else you don't want to hear from your pilots
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2017-11-07 04:27:05 PM  
"Flight 334, this is Catering Services. How many packets of peanuts does your flight require?"
"Send me 500."
"Uhhhh...."
 
2017-11-07 04:34:34 PM  
Better explanation here. And by better I mean not from a retarded Ric Romero clone.

What is a SQUAWK CODE? -7500-7600-7700 EXPLAINED by CAPTAIN JOE
Youtube H4skJviQlMo
 
2017-11-07 04:56:00 PM  

Earl of Chives: retarded Ric Romero clone.


Wouldn't that be a smart one?
 
2017-11-07 05:12:11 PM  
Flight 7500 is a 2014 American supernatural horror film [starring] Amy Smart. It revolves around a supernatural force on a plane.  ~Wikipdia

I damned well better not hear that code.
 
2017-11-07 05:13:24 PM  
I've heard that content which has been on another site long enough is republished with minor changes, and that makes up 87% of the Internet.
 
2017-11-07 05:14:42 PM  

SirDigbyChickenCaesar: I believe cross check is having another flight attendant go behind and make sure it was done right...


Yes, for more detail here's a diagram from the flight crew operating manual:

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2017-11-07 05:28:10 PM  
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2017-11-07 05:42:57 PM  

KickahaOta: "7500" isn't anything you'd hear a pilot say out loud.


Not on the intercom, but it is a valid Pilot to ATC phrase.

AIM 6-3.4(b)(2)(b)(4)

If unable to provide this information, use code words and/or transponder as follows: state "TRANSPONDER SEVEN FIVE ZERO ZERO." Meaning: "I am being hijacked/forced to a new destination;" and/or use Transponder Setting MODE 3/A, Code 7500.
 
2017-11-07 05:44:29 PM  

indy_kid: nekom: IIRC the transponder sends not only that code but altitude and other information.  When 9/11 happened the hijackers turned them off, and while ATC could still track them (primary target only, as they put it) they lost the ability to get a definitive altitude.

Makes you wonder why this would even be possible...


I'm pretty sure aircraft on the ground and in maintenance areas are required to have their transponders turned off or they will overwhelm air traffic control at large airports.
 
2017-11-07 05:49:02 PM  

SirDigbyChickenCaesar: I believe cross check is having another flight attendant go behind and make sure it was done right...


It is. It's also why you see them verifying each others doors...
 
2017-11-07 05:49:37 PM  
...don't forget the coffee!!

NSFW!!!

Good Will Hunting
Youtube 6WAylnO5gtA
 
2017-11-07 05:50:53 PM  

indy_kid: nekom: IIRC the transponder sends not only that code but altitude and other information.  When 9/11 happened the hijackers turned them off, and while ATC could still track them (primary target only, as they put it) they lost the ability to get a definitive altitude.

Makes you wonder why this would even be possible...


Probably because you don't want every plane that is powered up but not in the air sending out a transponder code.
 
2017-11-07 05:57:31 PM  
I never read what cross-check meant, but I figured it out from context, noting what was going on at the time.  It wasn't too hard to figure out that it was related to arming the doors' slides.
 
2017-11-07 06:02:44 PM  

dj495ufj3: SirDigbyChickenCaesar: I believe cross check is having another flight attendant go behind and make sure it was done right...

It is. It's also why you see them verifying each others doors...


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2017-11-07 06:08:27 PM  
And cross-check in that context isn't "disarm the doors", it's "make farking sure your co-worker got their door right while they check yours."
 
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