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Oh, sure. Today I'm supposed to observe Talk Like a Pilot Day. But where the hell was Biggles when I needed him last Saturday?
posted by Wolfdog at 3:27 PM on May 19, 2007


What then do you want me to do with Him whom you call the King of the Jews?
posted by East Manitoba Regional Junior Kabaddi Champion '94 at 3:28 PM on May 19, 2007 [20 favorites]


Oh sorry, my mistake.
posted by East Manitoba Regional Junior Kabaddi Champion '94 at 3:28 PM on May 19, 2007


Um, Boing Boing is over that way.
posted by kuujjuarapik at 3:30 PM on May 19, 2007


Thought that was fun! Love Monty Python anything.
posted by nickyskye at 3:32 PM on May 19, 2007


Mind if I use your phone? If word gets out that I'm missing, five hundred girls will kill themselves. I wouldn't want them on my conscience, not when they ought to be on my face! Huh!
posted by hoverboards don't work on water at 3:37 PM on May 19, 2007


Mathowie Tower, eriko 1337 requesting taxi clearance to the threshold of runway 61331, over.
posted by eriko at 3:52 PM on May 19, 2007


Negative, Ghostrider, the pattern is full.
posted by Rangeboy at 3:54 PM on May 19, 2007


When's Talk Like a Member of the Royal Ladies' Auxiliary Balloon Corps Day, again?
posted by TheWhiteSkull at 4:14 PM on May 19, 2007


Oh Jesus. You guys aren't going to start singing that crap song now are you?
posted by miss lynnster at 4:14 PM on May 19, 2007


Negative, Linus Mines. In my current position May 19th has already bought the farm.
posted by Coaticass at 4:26 PM on May 19, 2007


Joey, have you ever been to a Turkish prison?
posted by chime at 4:27 PM on May 19, 2007 [2 favorites]


Oh Jesus. You guys aren't going to start singing that crap song now are you?

No, no, it's International Talk Like a Pilot Day, not International Talk Like a Creepy Scientologist in a Surprisingly Homoerotic Movie About Navy Airmen Day.
posted by TheWhiteSkull at 4:30 PM on May 19, 2007


Alpha Oscar Kilo.
posted by ericb at 4:40 PM on May 19, 2007


Go Snoopy!
posted by ericb at 4:44 PM on May 19, 2007


Roger Murdock: Flight 2-0-9'er, you are cleared for take-off.
Captain Oveur: Roger!
Roger Murdock: Huh?
Tower voice: L.A. departure frequency, 123 point 9'er.
Captain Oveur: Roger!
Roger Murdock: Huh?
Victor Basta: Request vector, over.
Captain Oveur: What?
Tower voice: Flight 2-0-9'er cleared for vector 324.
Roger Murdock: We have clearance, Clarence.
Captain Oveur: Roger, Roger. What's our vector, Victor?
Tower voice: Tower's radio clearance, over!
Captain Oveur: That's Clarence Oveur. Over.
Tower voice: Over.
Captain Oveur: Roger.
Roger Murdock: Huh?
Tower voice: Roger, over!
Roger Murdock: What?
Captain Oveur: Huh?
Victor Basta: Who?
posted by mr_crash_davis at 4:45 PM on May 19, 2007 [1 favorite]


International Talk Like a Pilot Day, not International Talk Like a Creepy Scientologist in a Surprisingly Homoerotic Movie About Navy Airmen Day.

Right on!!!
posted by ericb at 4:47 PM on May 19, 2007


That doesn't make any damn sense. Pirates have a clear stereotyped speech pattern, while pilots do not. The examples on the page don't scream "pilot" to me as they do "effete Briton"
posted by delmoi at 5:39 PM on May 19, 2007


Treat your kite like you treat your woman... Get inside her five times a day and take her to Heaven and back.
posted by mrnutty at 5:41 PM on May 19, 2007


No, no, it's International Talk Like a Pilot Day, not International Talk Like a Creepy Scientologist in a Surprisingly Homoerotic Movie About Navy Airmen Day.

OMG! So's THAT's why I joined the Navy and became an aviator? So many things make so much more sense now...
posted by matty at 5:59 PM on May 19, 2007


Wolfdog writes "But where the hell was Biggles when I needed him last Saturday?"

Hanging out with the sportsmen.
posted by Bugbread at 6:07 PM on May 19, 2007


Ask the Pilot
posted by acro at 6:19 PM on May 19, 2007


I can't talk like a pilot 'cuz I'm a girl.
What time is it? Ha ha ha ha ha.
posted by miss lynnster at 6:33 PM on May 19, 2007


...not International Talk Like a Creepy Scientologist ...

Is there any other kind of scientologist?
posted by delmoi at 6:33 PM on May 19, 2007


Ladys and gentlemen, I'd like to take this time to point out that we are not over the main internet right now. If you look to your left, you can see the best of the internet...

Your flight attendants will be coming by to steal you rmoney...
posted by subaruwrx at 6:42 PM on May 19, 2007


Talk like a pirate flight attendant.
posted by acro at 7:24 PM on May 19, 2007


Arr, be ye needin' another pillah?
posted by davejay at 7:37 PM on May 19, 2007 [1 favorite]


Arr, in case this basket of tins cans fails to hold ye air, there will be masks a coming down. Pull down, DOWN, I SAY, OR YOU FEEL ME LASH, to start the flow of lifegiving air. If ye be travelin' with a small one, use the mask on yourselves first, lest ye be passing out and killing ye both. If ye be travelin' with two small ones, decide which on ye love more.

Ye seat cushion may be a flotation device. It may be an anchor, you just won't know until you're headin to Davey Jones.

We know ye had a choice in travel, too bad you picked the one we caught up to. Pirate Airlines. We really like overhauling airplanes, and it shows. Arr.
posted by eriko at 7:43 PM on May 19, 2007 [2 favorites]


Arr, in case this basket of tins cans fails to hold ye air, there will be masks a coming down. Pull down, DOWN, I SAY, OR YOU FEEL ME LASH, to start the flow of lifegiving air. If ye be travelin' with a small one, use the mask on yourselves first, lest ye be passing out and killing ye both. If ye be travelin' with two small ones, decide which on ye love more.

Ye seat cushion may be a flotation device. It may be an anchor, you just won't know until you're headin to Davey Jones.

We know ye had a choice in travel, too bad you picked the one we caught up to. Pirate Airlines. We really like overhauling airplanes, and it shows. Arr.
posted by eriko at 7:43 PM on May 19, 2007


Arr, the echo in these flying tin cans is 'orrible.
posted by eriko at 7:43 PM on May 19, 2007


Well, somebody's got to say it:

Bovril: How was it?

Squadron Leader: Top hole. Bally Jerry pranged his kite right in the how's your father. Hairy blighter, dicky-birdied, feathered back on his Sammy, took a waspy, flipped over on his Betty Harper's and caught his can in the Bertie.

Bovril: Er, I'm afraid I don't quite follow you, squadron leader.
posted by AsYouKnow Bob at 7:51 PM on May 19, 2007


Arr, mate, what be your poison? This is the actual phrase a flight attendant friend of mine uses on board U.S. Airways flights.
posted by ericb at 8:48 PM on May 19, 2007


Cockney cockeyed.com
posted by acro at 8:54 PM on May 19, 2007


I used to work in an airport and I can say with confidence that most of what pilots say isn't very interesting. Monty Python on the other hand...

Golf Romeo Alpha Poppa Echo Foxtrot Uniform India Tango Mike Oscar Oscar November here, backtaxing on 2-niner for departure to the southeast.
posted by grapefruitmoon at 2:16 AM on May 20, 2007


You missed a Romeo there...
posted by watsondog at 6:08 AM on May 20, 2007


Err, Golf Romeo Alpha Poppa Echo Foxtrot Uniform India Tango Mike Oscar Oscar November, we don't have a runway two niner. Perhaps you've noticed an excess of cars on the runway?
posted by eriko at 8:12 AM on May 20, 2007


miss lynnster, that is an amazing clip, a real piece of women's history. The fact that the whole premise was used as an absurd prank and could shake people up so much - my, my. Not that I am surprised - things weren't way different when I entered the workplace. I just forgot how bad they were!
posted by madamjujujive at 1:10 PM on May 20, 2007


I know... it's amazing how much has changed in our lifetimes, and it's so easy to forget that. Just watching the reactions on that clip is amazing. Fannie Flagg doesn't say anything stupid or play any kind of character... she comes across as a calm, seemingly intelligent woman. And everyone else freaks out because OMIGOD SHE'S IN A PILOTS UNIFORM.

She merely asks what time it is, and the passengers freak out about "SHOULDN'T A PILOT KNOW WHAT TIME IT IS!!????? OMIGOD SHE'S GOING TO KILL US!"

When she asks if the plane has been cleaned yet, it's as though "Oh, she's a typical woman who can only think about cleanliness! When we're in the air she'll probably forget to fly and start dusting! OMIGOD SHE'S GOING TO KILL US!" I figure if they're still cleaning up after the last passengers then that would tell her how much time left she has before she needs to board and start work, though. That makes total sense & doesn't seem abnormal to me.

But hey, I'm a woman. What do I know?
posted by miss lynnster at 1:25 PM on May 20, 2007


should be on 26/6, to celebrated Biggles's first 'real' squadron ...
posted by scruss at 2:31 PM on May 20, 2007


Airrrr.
posted by dhartung at 4:27 PM on May 20, 2007


Pax Digita niner seven seven, fuel state six hundred ten, on ball, paddles contact.
posted by pax digita at 6:37 PM on May 20, 2007


Ladies, this is November 10Inch69er, shooting a very long, very long final, requesting touch and go.
posted by spacefire at 6:32 AM on May 21, 2007


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