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||Could some candidates be fast-tracked ? "Piloted a Lancaster, dropped six tons of high explosive on Hamburg" should tick all the boxes in one go...
||Allegedly the German air controllers at Frankfurt Airport
are renowned as a short-tempered lot. They, it is alleged,
not only expect one to know ones 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: Frankfurt, Speedbird 206 clear of active
Ground: Speedbird 206. Taxi to gate Alpha One-Seven.
The BA 747 pulled onto the main taxiway and slowed to a
Ground: Speedbird, do you not know where you are
Speedbird 206: Stand by, Ground, Im 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
and I didnt land.
||Overheard at an early EFA planning meeting in the UK:
|| As delegates stand around drinking tea and coffee before going into the meeting room, the Germans arrive. Their English host greets them, and as a courtesy, enquires "Did you have a good flight over ?"
"Ach ja, it vas very even und pleasant." replied one of the guests, at which point a loud Australian voice interjected, "Sure is a lot smoother without the flak, eh, mate ?"