🔥 | Latest

Christmas, Memes, and Christmas Tree: AP Photo/Michael Probst 11000 A merry-go-round turns as the Christmas tree is illuminated after the opening of the traditional Christmas market in Frankfurt, Germany.
Christmas, Memes, and Christmas Tree: AP Photo/Michael Probst
 11000
A merry-go-round turns as the Christmas tree is illuminated after the opening of the traditional Christmas market in Frankfurt, Germany.

A merry-go-round turns as the Christmas tree is illuminated after the opening of the traditional Christmas market in Frankfurt, Germany.

Beautiful, Bored, and Charlie: Actual Exchanges Between Pilots And Control Towers. These Are Priceless Tower: "TWA 2341, for noise reduction turn right 45 Degrees." TWA 2341: "Center, we are at 35,000 feet. How much noise can we make up here?" Tower: "Sir, have you ever heard the noise a 747 makes when it hits a 727? From an unknown aircraft waiting in a very long takeoff queue: "I'm f-ing bored!" Ground Traffic Control: "Last aircraft transmitting, identify yourself immediately!" Unknown aircraft: " said I was f-ing bored, not f-ing stupid!" O'Hare Approach Control to a 747: "United 329 heavy your traffic is a Fokker, one o'clock, three miles, Eastbound." United 329: "Approach, l've always wanted to say this...l've got the little Fokker in sight." A DC-10 had come in a little hot and thus had an exceedingly long rollout after touching down. San Jose Tower noted: "American 751, make a harcd right turn at the end of the runway, if you are able If you are not able, take the Guadelupe exit off Highway 101, make a right at the lights and return to the airport." A Pan Am 727 flight, waiting for start clearance in Munich, overheard the following: Lufthansa (in German): "Ground, what is our start clearance time?" Ground (in English): "If you want an answer you must speak in English." Lufthansa (in English): "I am a German, flying a German airplane, in Germany. Why must I speak English?" Unknown voice from another plane (in a beautiful British accent): "Because you lost the bloody war!" Tower: "Eastern 702, cleared for takeoff, contact Departure on frequency 124.7 Eastern 702: "Tower, Eastern 702 switching to Departure. By the way, after we lifted off we saw some kind of dead animal on the far end of the runway." Tower: "Continental 635, cleared for takeoff behind Eastern 702, contact Departure on frequency 124.7. Did you copy that report from Eastern 702?" BR Continental 635: "Continental 635, cleared for takeoff, roger; and yes, we copied Eastern... we've already notified our caterers." The German air controllers at Frankfurt Airport are renowned as a short-tempered lot. They not only expect one to know one's gate parking location, but how to get there without any assistance from them. So it was with some amusement that we (a Pan Am 747) listened to the following exchange between Frankfurt ground control and a British Airways 747, call sign Speedbird 206. Speedbird 206: "Frankfurt, Speedbird 206 clear of active runway Ground: "Speedbird 206. Taxi to gate Alpha One- Seven." The BA 747 pulled onto the main taxiway and slowed to a stop Ground: "Speedbird, do you not know where you are Speedbird 206: "Stand by, Ground, I'm looking up our gate location now." Ground (with quite arrogant impatience): "Speedbird 206, have you not been to Frankfurt before?" Speedbird 206 (coolly): "Yes, twice in 1944, but it was dark, And I didn't land." While taxiing at London's Gatwick Airport, the crew of a US Air flight departing for Ft. Lauderdale made a wrong turn and came nose to nose with a United 727 An irate female ground controller lashed out at the US Air crew, screaming: "US Air 2771, where the hell are you going? I told you to turn right onto Charlie taxiway! You turned right on Deltal Stop right there. I know it's difficult for you to tell the difference between C and D, but get it right!" Continuing her rage to the embarrassed crew, she was now shouting hysterically: "God! Now you've screwed everything up! It'll take forever to sort this out! You stay right there and don't move till I tell you tol You can expect progressive taxi instructions in about half an hour, and I want you to go exactly whereI tell you, when I tell you, and how I tell you! You got that, US Air 2771?" "Yes, ma'am," the humbled crew responded. Naturally, the ground control communications frequency fell terribly silent after the verbal bashing of US Air 2771. Nobody wanted to chance engaging the irate ground controller in her current state of mind. Tension in every cockpit out around Gatwick was definitely running high. Just then an unknown pilot broke the silence and keyed his microphone, asking: "Wasn't I married to you once?" #5 is epic
Beautiful, Bored, and Charlie: Actual Exchanges Between Pilots And
 Control Towers. These Are Priceless
 Tower: "TWA 2341, for noise reduction turn right 45
 Degrees."
 TWA 2341: "Center, we are at 35,000 feet. How much
 noise can we make up here?"
 Tower: "Sir, have you ever heard the noise a 747
 makes when it hits a 727?
 From an unknown aircraft waiting in a very long
 takeoff queue: "I'm f-ing bored!"
 Ground Traffic Control: "Last aircraft transmitting,
 identify yourself immediately!"
 Unknown aircraft: " said I was f-ing bored, not f-ing
 stupid!"
 O'Hare Approach Control to a 747: "United 329 heavy
 your traffic is a Fokker, one o'clock, three miles,
 Eastbound."
 United 329: "Approach, l've always wanted to say
 this...l've got the little Fokker in sight."
 A DC-10 had come in a little hot and thus had an
 exceedingly long rollout after touching down.
 San Jose Tower noted: "American 751, make a harcd
 right turn at the end of the runway, if you are able
 If you are not able, take the Guadelupe exit off Highway
 101, make a right at the lights and return to the airport."
 A Pan Am 727 flight, waiting for start clearance in
 Munich, overheard the following: Lufthansa (in
 German): "Ground, what is our start clearance time?"
 Ground (in English): "If you want an answer you must
 speak in English."
 Lufthansa (in English): "I am a German, flying a German
 airplane, in Germany. Why must I speak English?"
 Unknown voice from another plane (in a beautiful
 British accent): "Because you lost the bloody war!"
 Tower: "Eastern 702, cleared for takeoff, contact
 Departure on frequency 124.7
 Eastern 702: "Tower, Eastern 702 switching to
 Departure. By the way, after we lifted off we saw some
 kind of dead animal on the far end of the runway."
 Tower: "Continental 635, cleared for takeoff behind
 Eastern 702, contact Departure on frequency 124.7. Did
 you copy that report from Eastern 702?"
 BR Continental 635: "Continental 635, cleared for
 takeoff, roger; and yes, we copied Eastern... we've
 already notified our caterers."
 The German air controllers at Frankfurt Airport are
 renowned as a short-tempered lot. They not only
 expect one to know one's gate parking location, but
 how to get there without any assistance from them. So
 it was with some amusement that we (a Pan Am 747)
 listened to the following exchange between Frankfurt
 ground control and a British Airways 747, call sign
 Speedbird 206.
 Speedbird 206: "Frankfurt, Speedbird 206 clear of active
 runway
 Ground: "Speedbird 206. Taxi to gate Alpha One-
 Seven."
 The BA 747 pulled onto the main taxiway and slowed to
 a stop
 Ground: "Speedbird, do you not know where you are
 Speedbird 206: "Stand by, Ground, I'm looking up our
 gate location now."
 Ground (with quite arrogant impatience): "Speedbird
 206, have you not been to Frankfurt before?"
 Speedbird 206 (coolly): "Yes, twice in 1944, but it was
 dark, And I didn't land."
 While taxiing at London's Gatwick Airport, the crew of
 a US Air flight departing for Ft. Lauderdale made a
 wrong turn and came nose to nose with a United 727
 An irate female ground controller lashed out at the US
 Air crew, screaming: "US Air 2771, where the hell are
 you going? I told you to turn right onto Charlie
 taxiway! You turned right on Deltal Stop right there. I
 know it's difficult for you to tell the difference
 between C and D, but get it right!"
 Continuing her rage to the embarrassed crew, she was
 now shouting hysterically: "God! Now you've screwed
 everything up! It'll take forever to sort this out! You
 stay right there and don't move till I tell you tol You
 can expect progressive taxi instructions in about half
 an hour, and I want you to go exactly whereI tell you,
 when I tell you, and how I tell you! You got that, US Air
 2771?"
 "Yes, ma'am," the humbled crew responded.
 Naturally, the ground control communications
 frequency fell terribly silent after the verbal bashing of
 US Air 2771. Nobody wanted to chance engaging the
 irate ground controller in her current state of mind.
 Tension in every cockpit out around Gatwick was
 definitely running high.
 Just then an unknown pilot broke the silence and
 keyed his microphone, asking: "Wasn't I married to
 you once?"
#5 is epic

#5 is epic