A SIGN OF THE TIMES.

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  1. inplanotx

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    high2fly
    *Senior Chief Of Staff*
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    (4/10/02 7:43:46 am)
    Reply A SIGN OF THE TIMES.
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    This came to me. Obviously NOT from an old Air Force pilot.
    >
    > We've all seen those brave Air Force pilots, as they begin to taxi out for
    > takeoff. They signal their crewchief to indicate ready to taxi. They
    always
    > look at their fist to see if their thumb is sticking straight up. The
    > crewchief on the ground agrees and mimics the pilot's action, confirming
    that
    > yes, the thumb IS sticking straight up. He then salutes and the Air Force
    > pilot continues, confidently, his taxi out.
    >
    > Recently I talked to an old Air Force Flight Safety Officer who told me
    the
    > real reason for this time-tested traditional exchange between crewchief
    and
    > pilot. This is actually the last link in the Air Force flight safety net.
    >
    > The pilot and crewchief are confirming - just prior to takeoff - that the
    > pilot does not have both his thumbs up his ass.


    Mithrandir
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    (4/10/02 9:18:36 am)
    Reply Re: A SIGN OF THE TIMES.
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    thats rich!!!..LOL



    and if the pilot DID have his thumbs up there....

    Is that way they call it a "Joystick'????


    out...

    SixTGunr
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    (4/10/02 10:58:30 am)
    Reply Re: A SIGN OF THE TIMES.
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    Good one Chief ..... THAT is the highlight of my day!

    "What more can I say ..... I was at the wrong place at the wrong time"

    Winter11
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    (4/10/02 1:37:50 pm)
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    Re: A SIGN OF THE TIMES.
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    LMAO........................

    That was good!!!





    "joystick"........ AAAAAAAAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

    Always Faithful