Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Favorite quote from a favorite movie:

"I don't need a compass to know which way the wind shines."

Sometimes you just feel like that, whatever that is.

I feel kind of silly for loving this movie, but it makes me laugh, and I love to laugh. If you know the movie and the quote, send me an email.
I'll know what kind of person you are.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

I've decided to take the English language into my own hands,
and create a new word:     


Definition: A positive, centered attitude
that magnetically attracts others . . . . 

Do you think its true?     

Are you drawn to people who are positive and "together"
more than those who are negative and "Debbie Downers"?

Saturday, June 9, 2012

If you read yesterday's post about the ATC conversation with the female captain, you may be interested in the rest of the story also provided by Todd Bohon:

"Everyone assumes that the phrase "balls to the wall" refers to, er, testicles, when in fact the origins are elsewhere. Ever seen the throttle knobs on a DC-3? Two small round, plastic knobs that are black and looked exactly like pool balls. When the throttles on the earliest airliners were pushed to the forward stops, or firewalled, you were said to be going "Balls to the wall" and it apparently took hold not only in our aviation lexicon, but generally for anything with a throttle."

So that's your aviation trivia for the day.

Anyone with trivia or humor they want to see posted, email me: cjmighell@gmail.com

Friday, June 8, 2012

After yesterday's joke, Todd Bohon sent me an ATC conversation he overheard on one of his trips:

A couple of years ago, a United A319 was going into SFO when the approach controller said to the Airbus as it was handed off from the previous controller, "United 325 are you with me? Can you give me balls to the wall all the way to the (outer) marker?" After a two second pause, a female voice says, "Ah, we're unable that - how 'bout we give you lickety split?" The controller, barely able to control his laughter said, "Okay United, that will work!"

And tomorrow, the rest of the story . . . .

Thursday, June 7, 2012

A little humour to start your day . . . .
While the C-5 was turning over its engines, a female crewman gave the G.I.s on board the usual information regarding seat belts, emergency exits, etc.
Finally, she said, 'Now sit back and enjoy your trip while your captain, Judith Campbell, and crew take you safely to Afghanistan '
An old Master Sergeant sitting in the eighth row thought to himself, 'Did I hear her right? Is the captain a woman? '
When the attendant came by he said 'Did I understand you right? Is the captain a woman?'
'Yes,'! said the attendant, 'In fact, this entire crew is female.'
'My God,' he said, 'I wish I had two double scotch and sodas. I don't know what to think with only women up there in the cockpit.'
'That's another thing, Sergeant,' said the crew member, 'We No Longer call It The Cockpit'
'It's The Box Office.'

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

I couldn't figure out how to copy the picture from this site, but check out this incredible runway in New Zealand. I am going to land on this! Isn't that gorgeous? Can't wait.

Check out this amazing New Zealand runway!