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9th Jul 2012, 09:29
Guys, Ive been doing quite a few long flights recently and an odd thing happens,... in between the changing frequencies, clearances, SADIE checks etc.. in those lulls.. i get the oddest urge to sing "Strangers in the Night".
I was born in 1973 so it not of my era,.. yet every time i change tanks or finish a fuel calc it pops in my head... dooby dooby dooo.... i even sing some of my checks to the tune.....
Does anybody else have a similar behavioral oddities while flying... i just can't shake it.
i think i need help
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9th Jul 2012, 09:58
Hmmm, strange you should say that. Mine is Nat King Cole, "Straighten up and fly right" whenever I fly with a student. :)
9th Jul 2012, 10:06
Flatulence. Quite pronounced. It starts when I fire up and stops when I shut down. Changing my diet has no effect. I had to change to open cockpit half way through my PPL training when I ran out of willing instructors. My check flights now tend to be short.
The strange thing is, I have almost perfected playing 'Strangers in the Night'. Coincidence or what?????
9th Jul 2012, 10:47
Funny Frank Sinatra Song - Strangers on my flight (http://www.animatronics.org/strangers/strangers.htm)
This is why that song is going round in your head.
You'll need the speakers turned up for this one.
9th Jul 2012, 12:34
At my last medical I mentioned to the AME that I kept singing Tom Jones songs whilst airborne and asked if it was odd. He replied "It's not unusual"!
9th Jul 2012, 12:42
On long x-countries I tend to stare at the exhaust and imagine the burned Euros flying out.
So far I don't have a specific flying song, but "Money, Money, Money" by ABBA would probably be appropriate.
9th Jul 2012, 13:06
'Go West', in the style of the Pet Shop Boys is mine. Can't get it out of my head during the quiet moments of a flight.
Maybe it's a sign of being relaxed with good situational awareness. Singing, not the song, that is...
9th Jul 2012, 13:09
Whenever I see another aircraft close by I go on 121.5 (Airline pilots' chat frequency) and sing "Hey, you, get off-a my cloud!"
9th Jul 2012, 13:29
Our club Robins have a place to plug your MP3 player into the intercom. Obviously, the first thing this was used for was to play the Top Gun theme on takeoff, which frankly just felt a bit silly. More recently we went and flew circles around the QM2 while playing the Titanic soundtrack.
9th Jul 2012, 13:43
An urge to sing "Strangers in the Night"? Nope. But I probably will now, blast it! :ugh:
10th Jul 2012, 09:28
Hah very funny answers,.... "its not unusual" that is hilarious.
I'm buying a new headset soon with an MP3 lead and i will deffinately be playing the theme to Top Gun whilst rotating my Tommie at 55 kts..... it does sound very silly.
10th Jul 2012, 09:31
it does sound very silly.
Only if you time the commencing of your take-off roll so that rotation coincides with the change from the slow to the fast theme.
10th Jul 2012, 09:43
the tail does look good tho... love the tommies! all together now 'nah nah nah na na naaaah nah nah' its the theme to Top Gun Honest
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10th Jul 2012, 19:38
Sinatra does it for me too, with "Fly me to the Moon"!
My father's tractor used the same song!!
11th Jul 2012, 15:29
Odd thing used to happen to me when training.......
Before entering the helicopter, I knew all the theory and I was absolutely perfect in execution; probably up there with the very best pilots. When I got into the aircraft, my memory of theory somehow became corrupted, and to make matters worse I lost all the polish (and on occasions most of the wood) of my motor skills. I never could explain why....... odd magnetic effect emanating from the magnetos, perhaps?
Anyway, I can now confidently warn all of you that repeated exposure to the magnetic fields of the magnetos has now rendered my condition permanent. Untreatable. Although I have a license, I now am resigned to never again being in a position to confidently claim to know everything, and hope (one day) to raise my skills to "acceptable".
Something should be done about those darned magnetos...
On short finals a quick dose of 'Oh God our help in ages past' seems necessary!
Sir Niall Dementia
11th Jul 2012, 19:12
I've had three first solos, glider, aeroplane and helicopter and found myself whistling Fly Me To The Moon at full blast on all three of them..
11th Jul 2012, 19:30
'nah nah nah na na naaaah nah nah'
No, recognise that - definitely Dambusters March!:ok:
12th Jul 2012, 10:52
I often used to sing "Oh what a night" right from my first solo.
However, as an instructor you don't get to fly solo often and the students start to look worried when you start singing :}
I once of heard of a student who used to beat box into the mic, much to his instructors annoyance.